April 18, 2017Clean It
Closet clean outs are a thing of spring. Gals living in colder climates happily fold away sweaters and jackets, and pull out their flip flops. Toes get painted all shades of fun, and a freedom in fashion happens. Donating things they don't need any more, or having friends and their teens come 'shop her closet' is another way to clear space for a trendy item or a few new sleeveless dresses. With the closing of so many retailers we grew up with,the deals are happening as we say good bye to the places we've shopped in for years, like Macy's, Bebe, The Limited, and Wet Seal.
Weddings and graduations are on the horizon, and Instagram pictures will represent all the fun, but not necessarily reality. Social media is true to that. She, or we only post what we are willing to share; there's a lot behind the photos or snap that we don't get to see.
April 4, 2017Spring It
"Spring has sprung" is the typical pleasantry we hear as the pollen count increases and neighborhoods prepare for their 'yard of the month' contests. Appreciating the season for what it is gets woven into sounds of flip flops and lawn mowers. Each season brings a new ...
March 21, 2017Dry
DIYDryerBalls Etsy and The Frugal Gals finally convinced me to purchase some dryer balls. Dryer ballssupposedlysoften your clothesevery time you use them. They take thestiffness out of clothes, sheets, and towels naturally, with no chemical or toxins.I found mine at ...
March 7, 2017Pretty Eyes
Eyelash extensions are all the rage, and super helpful because they allow a woman to wake up looking more awake than she actually is. Women can tell when other gals get their lashes done, their eyes look pretty all the time. Maureen shows up every morning to my 7:30am ...
February 21, 2017Murphy
"Mom, I think I have strep throat" was the text I received while my oldest daughter was at work. "Text me a picture of your throat," I replied, and soon enough I see that spider web rash wrapped around her tonsils that I've seen before. All of this happened late on a ...
February 7, 2017Dinner
I was gifted a meal subscription service for Christmas, and I just received my first box of goodies: three nights of delicious dishes with enough food for four meals each. Inside the box I found farm fresh seasonal produce, precut and all ready to cook, beef with no ...
January 3, 2017Happy New Year!
After weeks of preparation for a few days of celebration, She is finally grounded and surrounded with another list of things to do: pack away decorations, make a few final returns, recycle the Christmas tree, (if she has a real tree), and purchase up any year end ...
December 13, 2016December Fever
I was in the mall last night and grew fonder of on-line shopping. My visit was simply to get a computer serviced at the Apple store. As I walked through the sea of families stroking and coughing on every iPad and iWatch in the store, I wished for iSanitizer on every ...
December 6, 2016December
December birthdays tossed into the usual decking of the halls can really complicate ones calendar. We December babies get that this month is tough. I've always appreciated the fact that my mom kept the days different, as I do for one of my daughters, also born this ...
November 22, 2016Cars
Car shopping has me looking at everything with four wheels in a different light. Instead of driving behind a silver car I deem "too slow because it won't drive the limit in the fast lane, my view has changed to "I like the styling of that slow Acura. and the digital ...