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Make It the Best Summer Ever: Suncreen Up, Y’all!

SUMMER IS HERE! You want to know what one of the first things I do when the sun starts making it’s heated debut? I LOAD UP ON SUNSCREEN. Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Banana Boat®. All opinion and facts about how I keep my family protected are mine that have taken years to develop and […]

Party On With The Plenti Program, a New Loyalty Program for Shoppers

The last time I wrote about the Plenti Program (a new rewards program for shoppers) I was gearing up for a Memorial Day party… And what a party it was! BTW… I am a paid ambassador for Plenti. All opinion and fun that was had at the party was my own. And also the fun […]

Plenti Loyalty Program and My Memorial Day Preparations!

So there’s this really cool new app… a loyalty program… an app AND loyalty program. It’s called Plenti. If you’ve been to Rite Aid or Macy’s chances are you have heard about it… *I’m participating as a compensated blog ambassador for the Plenti program. All opinion and experience are my own. The long and short of […]

Interview With A Friend: Lisa and I and the BFF Tag

Neither I nor my friend Lisa were tagged to do the BFF tag. But I saw MamaKat did it on her YouTube channel, and Lisa is always game for anything… so I sent her a Facebook message and she was all, “I’m have a good hair day today!” And I was all, “I put on […]

Back in the early 80’s… when everything was closed on Thanksgiving.

All kinds of people are having all kinds of opinions about deal shopping on Thanksgiving. One day as I was reading all the opinion I said to myself, “Self. What’s your opinion?” As soon as I engaged me on the topic I had a flashback to a Thanksgiving memory of years past. You know… Back […]

Thanksgiving Day Tradition: Family Reunion #PirateThanksgiving

AHOY MATEYS! The Thanksgiving season be upon us, yarrr…. which be meaning tis time to observe thee FAMILY TRADITIONS and FAMILY REUNION! Today, I am partnering with Pirate’s Booty so it only seems prudent I throw in some piratey speak – lest I be ordered to walk the plank! As the mother of a family […]

Emotions And Moving

At 6 weeks old, my parents moved us into the home I would live in until I left for college 18 years later. My husband and I met in college, married, and moved 4 times before having kids. From a tiny, dirty next-door-to-our-college apartment in So Cal… to a bigger, roach infested apartment with a […]

Pumpkins and Pumpkin Carving and Suchwise

This is just a huge post of pictures. And also commentary. Because I WILL NOT BE SILENCED These are pictures of that one Sunday in October we went to a local pumpkin farm and corn maze and it was warm and sunny and my kids are growing up so it’s not so easy to get […]

Things To Do At The Washington State Fair, yo.

If pictures are worth a thousand words, then this is going to be a really long post. Because being at the Washington State Fair is like entering a whole little city of it’s own. Based on my family’s recent trip, these are just a few idea of things to do at the Washington State Fair! […]

On Vacation…

We are. Literally on vacation. And otherwise. I know maybe the internet shouldn’t know if we’re not home, but our home has not been left unattended. Nor have our dogs. I miss them, but sometimes it’s OK to have a vacation from them too. I know, my nail polish has been compromised. But I’m on […]