The EYES Have It!

I don’t think in the 20 years I wore makeup as a glasses wearer I ever experienced frustration with my makeup. 

The Engagement 

What I always wanted to be was a mom. So much so that when I was in a bad relationship with a guy (who I’d split up with twice over an 18 month period of time) asked me to marry him, I said, “Seriously?” He said that he was serious and I instantly saw two…

Creative Photo Luring

My family discovered vrbo a few years ago. You’re likely familiar with the site (started in 2006- and part of the Home Away corporation) where homeowners list their property on this platform and travelers can search what’s available in the area they plan to travel to. My family found a fantastic condo in Hawaii that…

I Should Just Go Naked

I love shoes! I love jewelry! I love clothes! I love makeup! I love… a bunch of stuff! Who’s super easy to buy a gift for? This girl, that’s who! So about 2 weeks ago, I wore one of my favorite and most freaking adorable pairs of shoes! Omgosh! Dorbz! I heard a little bit…

Everyone Gets a Trophy

I have been a classroom teacher for 21 years. I absolutely LOVE working with kids. If working with kids was the full scope of my job and I had more parent support (like teachers had when I was a young student– teacher and parents are always on the same side with the ultimate goal of…

My nasty pinky toe

This is a little bit of a tough one for me: I hate my pinky toenail! It’s disgusting. It causes me great embarrassment! I don’t know what happened when I turned about 30, but this pinky toenail of mine all of a sudden overnight became absolutely freaking disgusting. It’s weird. I’ve spent a good deal…

So… there was this park

I’ve been avoiding continuing a draft on the fire that toppled so many lives almost a year ago. Sorry to say that it remains a draft and I’m still ‘getting around to it.’ Summary. There was a fire. It was a bug and destructive fire. We had a park. The toy set burned down– and…

Ninja Hopeful

The gym we train at regularly is a functional fitness gym. We do a lot of cross-training types of activities with a Workout of the Day (WOD)-circuit style everyday. For example, today’s WOD included: sled drag/hopbacks, big tire box jump burpees, rowing, farmer’s carry, plank, and squats. One thing I love about our workouts is…

Mommy is Flipping Out

Like any proud and loving mother, I swear I have the most beautiful children on the planet! (I’m sure you do too.) This week is birthday week for both of my youngest girls. They are both so interesting and unique (and exasperating) in their own ways. So baby girlie has asked me a few times if…

The Willies

You know what ‘the willies’ are! That creepy-crawly feeling you get. Maybe you even get a gag-type feeling. Your skin may crawl. Omgosh! Just writing that gives me the willies! LOL Here’s what Urban Dictionary says about the willies:   Did you know there’s A MOVIE called The Willies? Ya… me either. Must’ve been quite…

What the heck color is it?

I have a friend who does hair and nails and I’ve taken quite some time off from doing my nails and thought… ya… why not. So I go in and get ’em done. She’s FAMOUS for being daring with hair color! I LOVE what she does. She’s always got something fun herself as well as…

I love ketchup 

Usually takes us quite some time to go through an entire bottle of ketchup, but I think it’s probably my favorite condiment. I love spicy stuff– like hot hot salsa, but ketchup… ya… that’s where it’s AT! In the last year or two, my husband has come to the point where he’s putting hot sauce…