If the dress fits…

“Mike’s end-of-the-year work party is coming up, so I ordered a bunch of dresses from Lord & Taylor and Nordstrom’s, figuring I’d just have them delivered and return what I didn’t like. I think I got like a dozen of them. Mike may have raised a brow at the $2,500 charge (giggle), but I knew I’d be returning most of it.” ...more

IRL vs. Online

Something I’ve been thinking about… ...more

Little Things Making a Big Difference

I’m having a fantastic day. ...more

For the Smell of It

So far, I’ve written a little about what got me interested in essential oils and also what mistakes I’ve made along the way. I apologize upfront for this series being so very spread out, but it truly is intentional– I don’t want to bore or overwhelm you, for one thing. For another, this is an emotionally charged topic for some people and I honestly don’t want anyone to feel insulted, attacked, or to get riled up ....more

Buttered Bowties with Peas

“You should share the recipe,” my husband told me. ...more

Menu Plan: Spring Break Edition

While I totally realize I’m just a substitute and not a “real” teacher, I work enough days that Spring Break feels like a big ol’ gigantic treat to ME, too– woo hoo!! ...more

Misplaced Shame

I often feel ashamed that I’m not a better housekeeper. ...more

A Peek in JL’s Shopping Cart

Well, hey there! Guess what? I was actually OFF yesterday from working in the school ....more

Uncut Diamonds

We teased our children about how spoiled they are. Not only did the “Easter Bunny” bring them some fun little doo-dads and treats– like cool new leak-proof water bottles!– they had even more goodies rained upon them. There were the expected baskets from Bama and Papa ....more

It’s not about the priest.

It’s not umcommon to hear Catholics say it: It’s not abaout the priest. ...more