School Drop Off: A Rant. Or PSA. Or Both. Or Just a Rant.

Buy your PULL FORWARD sweat shirt here. And PULL FORWARD t-shirt here! This could technically be called a PSA on proper school drop off procedure, but then again… it feels a lot like a rant. Probably because I was ranting. I have ranted on this topic before. But I have never emoted as much about this […]

10 College Tips for Parents

* *This post is sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance. All opinion is my own. Thank you for supporting this site and my wonderful sponsors. It is through sponsorships like these I am able to keep bringing peace, sparkles, and the many digressions of life to this beloved internet home. 10 College Tips for Parents Raise […]

Apple Pie Ice Cream Cake. Or is it Cobbler?

Apple Pie Ice Cream Cake I don’t know about you, but when I think about summer and food, I don’t think of making pie. I think about ice cream and barbecues. *This story is sponsored by by Dreyer’s Slow Churned Simple Recipes light ice cream. All opinion is my own. So is the recipe. The […]


*I received media tickets to review CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at The Paramount Theatre in Seattle. All opinion is my own.  I have two words that best sum up my opinion about this show: SEE IT. Alright alright. Let me back up a little. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is one of my […]

Loaded Peanut Butter Chex Party Mix!

*This post is sponsored by General Mills. All opinion, words, pictures, video, and telling powdered sugary goodness around the edges of my mouth …are my own! Are you ready for it – the Loaded Peanut Butter Chex™ Party Mix Recipe? Yep, you read that right… you can get NEW PEANUT BUTTER Chex™ Cereal… at Walmart! Maybe you do […]

Hallway Storage Transformation feat: Ikea SEKTION Cabinets

I will show you pictures of the hallway featuring Ikea SEKTION Cabinets if you promise not to judge the carpet. It’s terrible, only made worse by a situation (about a year ago) with the master bathroom tub faucet POURING water through the light fixture in the hallway.  As I shared in an earlier post (Small Bathroom […]

Amazon Prime Day 2019!

*This Amazon Prime Day 2019 post contains affiliate links. That means I may receive a small commission when a purchase is made, with no additional cost to you! My affiliate earnings helps pay things like for the server bill to keep this site running, for other ongoing costs affiliated with keeping this website running and […]

EARTHQUAKE! Build Your Own Emergency Preparedness Kit!

Do you have an emergency preparedness kit? Related: I’m writing this on just under 3 hours of sleep.  I went to be after midnight (THANKS NEW MACRAME ADDICTION), and was jolted awake around 2:51 a.m. PST. Turns out the jolted-awake situation was caused by a 4.6 quake with an epicenter about 40 miles away. It […]

WICKED at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle

*I received two media tickets to review WICKED. All opinion is my own. WICKED at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle is here NOW! Confession: I have loved this show for years, so is this even a review? I love it I love it I love it! I saw WICKED at the Paramount with my daughter Olivia… […]

The Monday Minute: Beauty Product Recommendations

*This post may contain affiliate or referral links. There is no cost to you for using them. It just means I receive credit for sharing the love. It’s Monday, and therefore… The Monday Minute and Beauty Product Recommendations (among other things). In today’s Monday Minute I shared a few items I am loving right now. […]