One year later.


A year ago, my day started off normal. Kind of fun. I was asked to pull numbers for a potential advertiser. I remember who was in the newsroom at the time, and then my friend showed up to give me a movie my husband needed for a class. I had a lunch run planned with [...]

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: Splashing around


We tried to go to Splasheville on Saturday, but it was closed. We instead recreated a splash pad in our back yard and someone had a blast.  If you have young kids (or maybe even grown kids!), have you made it to a splash pad this summer? We’ve only been once, right after the Color [...]

Toddler: 35 months


(This has been sitting in draft mode, waiting for my photos. We’re two weeks away from the next “update.”) In one more month, I will officially have a 3-year-old. I do not know how this happened. He loves to tickle himself. It’s really cute. If he’s shirtless, he holds his arm up, “tickles” his side [...]

Recipe: Basil Hummus


One of the things I grow most each summer is basil. If my basil plants are looking empty or dying, I will more than likely run out and buy another plant – just so I don’t run out. I love pesto (I freeze it each summer) and I use basil in many recipes. (Add garlic [...]

Friday 5 – back to school! #Friday5


I’m linking up for Friday 5 again. A few random thoughts from this week…. 1. I have no business, I guess, talking about back to school time since my son is still in daycare, and we don’t have school-aged kids (technically.) HOWEVER, my husband works in schools. And today he officially had to go back [...]

Old School Blogging: Summertime #OSBlog

Y’all. I’m back with one of my favorite features ever – Old School Blogging. And this time I have the honor of co-hosting with Elaine from Miss Elaine-ous Life. Fun stuff! I hope you’ll link up – old school blogging is the best blogging! What was your favorite thing you did alone this summer? Our [...]

Finding my blogger self at Type-A Parent Conference #typeacon


I started blogging almost 10 years ago. I never thought this would be a lasting gig for myself, but one year I found myself attending the Type-A Conference (at the time it was Type-A Mom conference, and it was in my hometown of Asheville, NC.) I wasn’t a mom. I think we had our cat [...]

New Fashion and Style app from Piccing

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Piccing for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I’ve only recently discovered the site Piccing . It’s a site that allows you to “picc” items that you like (or love) or are mildly interested in and save them to get later. This is particularly [...]