Pretty

I like beautiful things, which is why I stare at myself in the mirror most of the day, petting my face and murmuring sonnets in my mirror ear. Along with liking beautiful things comes a need to live with beautiful things…

One-Day Detox Fail: A Story of 2 Weak …

I have a story for you. I’m always interested in finding out easy ways to eat more healthily, tips for incorporating healthy foods into my family’s diet, etc, but I’m the first to admit that we have only a so-so…

Resiliency and How Kids Save Our Lives

The last day of school and it’s a half day, so I’m sitting in a Target Starbucks, killing time. I’m in a heightened state- you know when you’re not sure exactly how you’re feeling, but you’re feeling it very strongly? And…

Rediscovering My Very Dumbest Self

Moving is a great time to change. Little changes like adopting a new habit, or breaking a different one can sometimes be made almost seamlessly as you are already in the “everything is new” mindset. Sometimes you can even spring…

Creative House Hunting

Yesterday Christian and I spent 5 hours driving around with a stranger. She was a nice stranger, and not exactly a total stranger, as I had contacted her about showing us some houses. I just broke out in a cold sweat…

Consistency is My 2016 Keyword

I recently read about the idea of having a word that you keep in mind for the year. This is a much easier concept than making resolutions, or even goals (although I’m trying to focus on concrete goals this year.) Basically,…

The Relief of Super-Purging

The day after Christmas, I had an eyelash so wedged up in my eyelid that no amount of poking, washing, blinking, stomping, swearing, or kicking my husband did the trick in removing it. 2 hours later I told the eye doctor…

Let’s Be Nice

I am writing this post as a plea to my fellow humans who shop in stores. Sometimes we all need reminders to check our condescending attitudes before we step foot inside the store, so I hope to make a little…

Of Hearts and Pee and Warm Children

Sometimes we all have a day that we wish to share with others. It’s called, “storytelling”, and “writing therapy”, and “crying for help”. It benefits the writer because she needs to work through it to make sure it really happened,…

Magnetic Poetry Printables to Delight and Amaze …

I know magnetic poetry is nothing new, it’s been around for years and there are so many different versions of it out there, but I needed to make my own. With words that I found freaking hilarious and silly. For…

Spotlight: 10 Cozy Fall (Free) Knitting Patterns

Knitting is a strange thing. I taught myself to knit maybe 5-6 years ago with Knifty Knitters, and made some atrocious hats. This gave me the nerve to try my hand at using needles, and I made a bunch of semi-okay…

When Doing the Right Thing Leaves you …

We saw the flash of a brindle dog shooting across the street and down the park path. Christian and I were driving home from Target, juuuuust about to turn into our driveway. It made me happy how happy the dog…