Lordy, Lordy…



Welp, it was bound to happen.



And, to that I say…




Because you know what the alternative to getting older is? – – – Yep. And I am SO very grateful to be right here, living this wild, tough, amazing, beautiful life with those who love me [...]

Five Faves from February



I know the month isn’t over yet, but it’s already been full of lots of good stuff! I thought it’d be fun to share a few, well, FIVE, of my favorites with you all. In no particular order, here are five faves from February:



1. Hiking with the Cat



Falling Into Winter Capsule Wardrobe



When I decided to take on this whole capsule wardrobe challenge, I knew right away that “three month” capsules wouldn’t work for my lifestyle and climate. But, as I told you all when I shared my Early Fall Capsule, that’s the beauty of this concept! You can totally tweak it and make it [...]

An Ode to Greek Yogurt


Where would I be without you, oh, Greek Yogurt?



As a child, I wasn’t raised in a “yogurt loving” household. Let’s be honest, though– the 80s weren’t exactly yogurt’s hey-day. I remember ONE friend from my childhood who liked yogurt and I recall her mom saying that it was a deliberate [...]

Did you know???



Hey, so it’s Tuesday! And guess what? I’ve managed to get something written every day of October so far. I know it’s cheesy, but I’m kind of proud of myself for that, actually!


Today, just for fun, I thought I’d share some random things that you may or may not know about [...]

Books! Books! Books!



I’ve been working in the school library a lot lately. I’ve shelved books, entered new bar codes into the system, and read stories to classes. I’ve wandered and meandered and discovered so many new (to me) and delightful books and series.


Unlike my forays into the public library, here I am able [...]

Accessorizing the Capsule Wardrobe



I have an obscene amount of jewelry.


There– I said it.


Some women love shoes. Others love purses. Still more hoard makeup.


I? Love jewelry.


Because I’m a fan of the sparklers– and because my husband loves shopping for them– I have quite a collection of the real deal, [...]




We met when we were just ten, the same age as that poofy-haired, closed-eye boy in the picture.



We became fast friends and friends we remained, becoming inseparable during our high school years.


We dreamed of husbands and babies and living right next door to one another.


Turns [...]

Early Fall Capsule Wardrobe



Hey, hey! Long time, no write! Our new school year kicked off last week and, with it, my continued work as a substitute teacher. I LOVE working in the school, so it’s a good thing, but I’m sorry if I dropped off the earth a bit there!


Today, I wanted to share [...]

Ignorance is, indeed, bliss.



I did not substitute teach on the first day of school.


I was home for the day and able to get my kiddos both on and off of the bus, which is always a nice treat when they’re starting something new. I took the obligatory photos, welcomed back the drivers, and confirmed [...]