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Tweet Last month my husband and I visited Spain, first spending a couple days in a Mediterranean beach town, then one night in Barcelona followed by a couple days in Granada. I took over 1,500 photos. Most of them look like this: While the image of the couple embracing on the beach was the perfect […]

18 Things That Make Me Happy

the path

Tweet I’ve been blogging now for 137 years forever too long nearly seven years, and I’ve never had an interesting About page. Don’t get me wrong- I’ve written interesting About pages. Unfortunately, each clever fact was really a passing thought in my head somewhere between shampoo and rinse/repeat. I have never gotten around to actually […]

5 Things You May Not Know About Me – The Truth!


Tweet Yesterday I participated in Jen from The Simple Pen’s link-up for posts revealing five things about each writer. My twist was that rather than list five things you may not know about me, I listed ten things – only five of them true. So now it’s time for the big reveal! If you haven’t […]

5 Things You May Not Know About Me


Tweet My friend Jen over at The Simple PenĀ asked me to join her in writing a post about five things people typically don’t know about me. It’s been so long since I’ve blogged (see the issue of me becoming sick of myself…) that I thought I’d dive right in and give it a try. Then […]

I Got Sick of Myself

I Got Sick of Myself

Tweet When I started blogging, my children were two and four years old. My oldest went to part-time preschool from September through May. My youngest was in diapers. My family lived a state away, and my husband was gone eleven hours a day. My entire existence looked something like this. Pictures taken by children three […]



Tweet One of my primary goals as a mom is to transfer the treasures of my own upbringing to my children while protecting them from the traumas. My childhood was a mixed bag of wonderful reckless abandon and stormy turbulence. I admired and respected my hard-working mother, yet often missed her presence. I fought without […]

Baggy Sweatpants, Reeboks with the Strap

reeboks with the strap

Tweet About two weeks ago, something strange happened. I got home from an evening out and headed to the master bedroom to change into something more comfortable before spending time with my husband. I was wearing a sweater over a tank top and after taking off the sweater, I literally said “screw it” and kept […]

Five Ways to Improve IKEA


Tweet IKEA, I know we’ve had an on-again/off-again relationship. Don’t take it personally. There was that sliver of time when I couldn’t afford your European design, flat-packed goodness. The budget of the early-20’s living together in sin demographic allows for one thing: free hand-me-downs. Then we began to make some cold hard cash and suddenly […]