She asks for help.

I’ve felt overwhelmed at various points in the past few weeks months …well, the feeling occurs a lot. I’m a perfectionist when it comes to certain things. I like feeling control over situations in my life. I want to do things myself. I have a hard time asking for help. (I’m sure none of you [...]

Stock up on craft supplies with Blitsy #ad

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Blitsy for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I love a good deals site, and I’m pretty big into crafts. Recently I discovered – a deals site for craft supplies. You can find supplies up to 70% off their retail prices. With just [...]

Mommy & Me Monday – vacation time


I meant to share these last week. They were perfect for Monday & Me Mommy! I think it’s ok that it’s just the back of my head in this photo. Look how much fun my toddler was having! He loved playing in the pool at my in-laws house (it was about 3 feet deep. And [...]

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – week 3 #SOCSaturday


Welcome back to another week of Stream of Consciousness Saturday. This is the time where I spend 5 minutes a day or two in advance of this post going up. (I’ll eventually get to actually writing on Saturdays.) For now, though, I’m setting my timer, pre-writing my post and scheduling it to go up so [...]

Friday 5


It’s time for another Friday 5. (So many thanks to Emily for hosting this link up!) 1. I think I could use a bit of me-time at the beach. Just an afternoon on the beach with a book. Sounds good, right? It won’t happen (not anytime soon), but it’s nice to dream. 2. I’ve been [...]

Find your next movie with #sponsored

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Funkyflick Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I love movies. However, I can be particular about the genre of movie I watch. (Truth: I used to have a chick flick club. We got together about once a month to watch – what [...]

Back it up with Memopal

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Memopal. All opinions are 100% mine. I have a lot of data. Being a website developer for over 10 years, I’ve worked on many websites – and I haven’t always had the same computer. I actually didn’t have an external harddrive until less than [...]

Spending time in downtown Charleston, SC


I love, love, love Charleston, South Carolina. I’ve visited the city several times and have vacationed in Isle of Palms (just outside of Charleston) many summers. It’s one of my favorite cities and I never get tired of wandering around there. When we were traveling last Wednesday, we decided to stop in Charleston for a [...]

Tips for staying fit on vacation


I’ve just returned from the beach and the lake. And I managed to lose weight when all was said and done. That never happens. In fact, I was up two pounds on Friday, from my weight on Sunday morning (the day we left for the beach.) I miraculously had lost those two pounds plus some [...]

miscellany Monday – back from vacation


I’m back from vacation (even though I never took a true break from blogging.) Just a few miscellaneous items for this Monday morning. 1. I think that I’m done traveling for the summer. (My husband, however, has one more trip.) I’m kind of excited about this fact. It’s time to “vacation” in my own city! [...]