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Teaching Responsibility to Kids in One Word: Communication

*This is post was created in partnership with Ask, Listen, Learn. All opinion is my own. Teaching Responsibility to Kids in One Word: Communication In January I shared a word for this year… RESPONSIBILITY (you can read that post here). PARTY IN THE HOUSE! But seriously… teaching responsibility is pretty important. Even when our kids […]

Starbucks Rewards™ Visa® Prepaid Card: Starbucks Star Rewards for Mom

*This post is sponsored by Starbucks. All opinions are my own. Thank you for your continued support of the brands I work with. This makes it possible for me to continue to bring great content to you! Stars for Mom And Dad. He can have some too. The Starbucks Rewards™ Visa® Prepaid Card can benefit […]

Starbucks Prepaid Card: A Lesson in Teen Personal Finance

*This post is sponsored by Starbucks. All opinions are my own. Thank you for your continued support of the brands I work with. This makes it possible for me to continue to bring great content to you! A Lesson in Teen Personal Finance I have three teenagers. Our girls are 13 and 16 and our […]

5 Tips: Teens with Invisalign Treatment

*I have received complementary Invisalign treatment for my daughter, but as always all opinions expressed are my own. 5 Tips for Teens with Invisalign Treatment Let’s face it, any type of orthodontic treatment during any stage of life isn’t super-convenient.  We chose Invisalign treatment over traditional braces for my daughter for a few reasons: She […]

DIY Fireplace Makeover and a Paint Tool Hack!

I refreshed my fireplace, y’all. DIY Fireplace Makeover (and a Paint Tool Hack) It wasn’t DRASTIC, yet IT WAS. I went with the brightest white… which, when comparing the photos side-by-side, one can see the original white-ish fireplace was actually smokers-teeth white.  Or yellow. YES. A fireplace makeover was a long time coming. Now? The […]

Libro.fm and My Obsession with Audiobooks

What is the first place you think of going to for books?  Libro.fm and My Obsession with Audiobooks The library? OK, so that’s the obvious answer… But after that, where do you go?  I tend to fall asleep pretty quick when I crack a book open, so the way I get around that is I […]

How To Make Owl Pancakes

I stumbled upon an idea – OWL PANCAKES – in a magazine. I made said owl pancakes one day and thought… “HEY! I NEED TO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT THIS!” When I went to make this video, I could not find the magazine… on account of MY LIFE. So, in full disclosure – this was not […]

Waitress at The Paramount Theatre – Seattle

*I was given media tickets to view the show. I have not been compensated. All opinion is my own. Waitress is showing in Seattle now through September 16! One week only! Get tickets HERE! Charity Angel Dawson, Desi Oakley, Lenne Klingaman in National Tour of Waitress. Photo Credit, Joan Mar Waitress is a story about […]

The Monday Minute – Getting Rid of Fruit Flies & Other Things

Hey guys! The Monday Minute – Getting Rid of Fruit Flies & Other Things Sounds like a good time to me! Herefollows the latest installment of The Monday Minute (or two, in shich I try to help make a “case of the Mondays” a GOOD thing!)… If you do take the time to watch all […]

Things That Go Missing When You Have Teenage Daughters

I have two teen daughters. At this writing they are 16 and 13. We are ROLLING DEEP, y’all. Things That Go Missing When You Have Teenage Daughters I nearly ALWAYS find myself looking for something that I KNOW I put away. Things that, until a few years ago, I thought were MINE and MINE ONLY […]