Cozy Porches

I have long dreamed of a big wrap around front porch outfitted with porch swings, incredible potted plants, and rocking chairs. Well before I ever owned a home, I had a calendar that was literally … [Read more...]


Well, well, well... What have we here? InstaFriday...on a FRIDAY?  And on time?!!! (Although let's be real: what official time is there?  I made this up.  So it's whatevs, right?) (Also, … [Read more...]

Epilepsy Day at Disneyland

  This morning was the first time in almost two weeks that I've sat down at an actual computer (versus the casual scrolling from my phone). So I'm behind and I'm ahead in other ways.  It is … [Read more...]

Traditions: Picking and Choosing

Disclosure: I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for The Motherhood on behalf of the makers of Children’s MOTRIN® and received compensation to thank me for taking the time … [Read more...]

Sunday Smiles

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Halloween 2014

THIS POST IS JUST ABOUT COSTUMES. There is no take away.  Nothing inspirational.  No life lessons or funny anecdotes. IT'S JUST COSTUMES. And lots of them.  Because Grandmas. Thank you for … [Read more...]


  Happy Halloweeeeeeeen friends! Today's a busy day, not really so much because of the trick or treating festivities, but in just a few hours two sweet friends are coming over to help me … [Read more...]

Caring For Your Daughter’s Curly Hair

"Such pretty curly hair!  Just like your mama!" I still jump back in surprise when I hear that.  They're right, of course. I too, have long, curly hair.  Our curls almost identical, only that … [Read more...]