The Monday Minute: National Love Your Pet Day is Today!

Good Morning/Monday friends! Did you know today is… National Love Your Pet Day? Yup. True story. I have to be honest. I don’t always feeeeel as if I love my pets. They steal socks. They  stink. They leave hair EVERYWHERE. Kevin (the big one) has recently gained the reputation of one who is likely to […]

Your Last Eye Exam Was When???

Sure. That is not the most exciting title: I have to ask. Your Last Eye Exam Was When??? *I was asked to participate in the #EyeOpeningMoments campaign, sponsored byVSP┬« Vision Care. I have been compensated, and all opinions are my own. Do you want to know something that is very exciting? GOOD VISION and HEALTHY EYES I have […]

The Monday Minute – National Random Acts of Kindness Day

Greetings friends! Did you know Friday is… National Random Acts of Kindness Day But today is Monday the 13th. Like Friday the 13th – ONLY WORSE. I kid. Except it’s not worse because the whole point of the Monday Minute is to help make a case of the Mondays a good thing, so. There’s that. […]

The Monday Minute: National Croissant Day

Happy Monday, friends! Not only is it Monday, but it it National Croissant Day! So all you croissant lovers out there (is there anyone out there who doesn’t?), today YOUR day! Let me break-down the other days we have to look forward to this week.. – Tuesday (the 31st): National Backwards Day – Wednesday (February […]

Simple Doily Valentine Garland (Video!)

Hey guys! Let’s make a garland! Let’s make a… Simple Heart Doily Valentine Garland! This here is Valentine garland made of big heart doilies and twine! When did simplicity become so charming??? All you need are some doilies (I got my pack of 12 for $1.88 plus tax). I already had the twine at home… OK. […]

The Monday Minute Video: Socks and Missing Mates and Cake

I realized as I was editing this video I was a little bit cranky all the way through. That’s what socks and missing mates does to a girl. Funny how I didn’t really realize my bad attitude until I had to watch it play-out in video. Maybe everybody should have to watch themselves on video. […]

The First Monday Minute of 2017: What is YOUR Word for 2017?

Hi guys! It’s 2017 and I am back! YOUR Word for 2017 I took a little time over the holidays to soak up life with my family. Which meant a little radio silence here. Not that this is the radio, but I digress… It feels good to be back. It feels good to roll into […]

25 Whole30 Compliant Foods At Trader Joe’s!

Remember that one time I did the Whole30? Wait. REMEMBER THOSE TWO TIMES I DID THE WHOLE30? I do. It was awesome. And hard. Sometimes terrible. And completely worth the effort. On my second round of the Whole30, I captured (almost) every meal and shared it on a new Instagram account I created for just […]

Who is YOUR Holiday Hero?

Let’s chat heroes for a moment… Who is YOUR Holiday Hero? Do heroes have to wear capes or unitards with clever insignias? I DON’T THINK THEY DO. *This post is sponsored by Keurig Green Mountain┬«. All opinion and talk of heroes are my own. Do they need to have the strength to lift tanker trucks […]

Talking to Tweens: Effects of Alcohol on the Developing Brain

What ARE the effects of alcohol on the developing brain, anyway? If you have ever consumed alcohol (parents), you are aware that alcohol does have an effect. Drinking too much, DEFINITELY has an effect. Even in smaller amounts it can affect the most responsible of adults. But what about the effects of alcohol on a […]