Happy space, happy face

I like to believe I have a lot of control over my own happiness. Sometimes I think this is good. Other times, I think it is naive ....more

Passing notes

real middle school notes. this is not a drill. Like most people who grew up...more

How to: One Day in Big Sur

The California trip continues! I’ll be the first to say that you should spend as much time in Big Sur as you can. As the name implies, it’s big ....more

Dear DSW, I love you.

{not the actual shoes in question} I whine complain a lot about bad customer service, but I think it’s important for you to know that I am not just a big whiner also sing the praises of companies that I feel treat me exceptionally well. Case in point: My recent interaction with DSW. I had been in the market for a pair of black leather booties with a brown stacked heel for about a calendar year ....more

How to: Two Days in San Francisco

Since our California Adventure spanned nine days and basically the entire state, I figured it would be easier to break down the trip into areas. It will also make it more useful for anyone who is not exploring the entire state at once. (Thought I...more

Checking my issues.

I’m not going to lie — there are a lot of days when I give Joey a lot of credit for staying married to me. I mean, I’m annoying. Like, roll-your-eyes, is-she-serious annoying ....more

3 Things I Will Never Understand

No matter how old I get, these three things will probably always be a mystery to me: 1. Why it is so difficult to roll over a 401k 2. People who are mean to dogs. 3 ....more

Playing with My Food

In general, I try to steer away from topics where I am basically giving you guys advice. Because, I mean honestly, I consider myself okay if I can get MYSELF through the day. I would never assume responsibility for your guys ....more

Skirting the issue

I hate the skirt I’m wearing today. I hate it every time I wear it. It looks even worse in person ....more

Caffeine withdrawals

I’ll admit, sometimes I bite off more than I can chew. Unfortunately, I’m not always so good at admitting it in the moment. Case in point: I’m cutting back on caffeine ....more