Because My Life Is Fascinating

Because My Life Is Fascinating is a sometimes snarky, sometimes warm, but always real blog about navigating through the mundane and locating the fascinating in life. The wife of a philosophy Ph.D. student, Hilljean can hold her own with the deep thinkers of this world. Just don't ask her to prove whether or not the trash actually exists; she'll prove other things exist by throwing dish plates at your head. Hilljean enjoys showcasing an outrageous number of photos on her blog, 95% being of her two children. Her offspring are hilarious individuals who are capable of charming and infuriating people simultaneously. Hilljean occasionally shows off her creative endeavors, but she'd rather make you laugh than conduct a craft tutorial. Hilljean writes about living with chronic pain from rheumatoid arthritis, and how she tries to follow Jesus in the nitty-gritty parts of life. Sometimes it will be funny, sometimes it will be sad, but the writing will always be real.

5 Tips For Decorating A Small Space For ChristmasNov 28th

Decorating for Christmas is probably one of my all time favorite things to do. Pulling out those Christmas boxes and unwrapping each tiny trinket and ornament is something I’ve enjoyed ever since I was a little girl. If I had the space, I would be one of those Christmas hoarders who owns a storage unit […] ...more

I cannot control any of my childrenNov 04th

I last left you with my Halloween predicament. Thanks to my shrewd dispensation...more

The Halloween ConundrumOct 20th

Halloween is only ten days away and I’ve got myself into quite a pickle with my kids costumes. Namely, we don’t have them. My kids typically start talking about what they’re going to be for Halloween the day after Halloween ....more

Since You’ve Been Gone…Sep 02nd

Matt and I went to a Kelly Clarkson concert last week. It was “epic,” if that’s a word people still use to mean awesome, spectacular, great and, you should have been there. We tried so hard to get a nice selfie ....more

Febreze In-Wash #BacktoStink GiveawayAug 20th

Febreze In-Wash #BacktoStink Giveaway Information Thanks for joining us in the Febreze In-Wash #BacktoStink Giveaway! All of the information you’ll need is in this document. Giveaway Checklist Click here to enter the giveaway yourself ....more

Creating Stories With RealTimesJul 08th

Even though my memory is jam-packed with delicious images of childhood and adolescence, there are only a few home videos available for my viewing pleasure. Why? Because we didn’t have a video camera ....more

5 Tips For Self CareJun 22nd

At 30 years of age, I’ve been all over the map as far as health goes. I have been vibrant, plump, and thriving. I have been diminished, thin, and failing ....more

Summer Bucket List With Kellogg’sMay 21st

Summer is *almost* here. After Christmas break, I dreaded the coming of summer. Why? ...more

Bring the Stink! $150 Giveaway!May 15th

I’m teaming up with some of my favorite bloggers to bring you a GREAT giveaway from Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator. Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator invites you to get smelly, then #BringTheStink! Now with 3x more freshening power, Febreze In-Wash is afraid of no stink! ...more

#tbt: Mother’s DayMay 14th

It’s Thursday. Lets throw it back, shall we? Mother’s Day has come and gone ....more