Being Part of the Bold Percent

Lately, I have had a lot of readers and friends email or comment to me that they think I am bold. I guess because I packed up my life, took a chance, and moved halfway across the country.  But to me, that wasn’t bold.  That was safe.  That was following my heart to be with […]

Mother’s Day Giveaway…$500 Gift Bag!

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day.  Whether you have a mom, are a mom, or miss your mom, I wish you the best of the holiday.  I mean, it’s a very special day, after all. But how do you buy the right gift for he person who actually BIRTHED you?  Who stayed up with you night after […]

Mohawk Flooring–The Downstairs Install

Time for an update, everyone. The Mohawk Flooring? All of the laminate and carpeting I struggled with picking out? It came. Before we ordered all of it, though, Jimmie, the owner of Floored in Christiansburg, VA, came over to the house to make sure everything (and I do mean everything) was measured perfectly. He assessed […]

Staying Active After the Resolution Wears Off

I think we all do this… We find ourselves in a rut, and by December, we are ready to better ourselves, and vow to make a change in the New Year. Eat Better. Exercise More. Organize.  Manage Our Time. Stop Eating Cheetos For Breakfast. We get so excited that our lives are finally going to […]

Don’t Look Down…Flooring Remodel

I live in an old house. It was old when I bought it, 15 years ago.  Built in 1920, it was unlike any other house in the area, the oldest in our neighborhood by decades.  It needed work. So, for 2 years, on a VERY limited budget, we gutted it to stud walls, rewired, replumbed, […]

Mommy Wars are a Real Thing

Clan Wars. Civil Wars. Gang Wars. World Wars. There are so many types of wars. But until you’ve become one yourself, you may not be aware of the most overwhelming… The Mommy Wars. At least with the other types of wars, you KNOW your enemy.  You can be prepared for the attack – the knife […]

Blogger Bash 2015 #BBNYC

A couple of weeks ago, I attended my first Blogger Bash in New York City. I am a blogger. I go to conferences. I KNOW conferences. But Blogger Bash was such a uniquely different experience for me.  Unlike the foodie conferences I am used to, Blogger Bash was full of toys and parties and dresses […]

Kick It this Summer with Jif To Go Dippers

I get paid to do a lot of fun things.  Take for example, being hired by Jif (yep, the Peanut Butter folks!) and the Mom It Forward Blogger Network to tell you about a cool thing happening this summer. Have you heard of Jif to Go?  It’s great for busy summer days, those days you […]

Pin to Win with Real Seal this Summer

Good morning, dairy lovers!  In case you weren’t aware,  June is National Dairy Month, and to celebrate the occasion,  Real Seal is hosting a pin to win sweepstakes. You could win a $100 VISA gift card just by re-pining your favorite dairy recipe in the Real Seal Pin to Win sweepstakes. Money? For Pinning? Truth. […]