Easy bento meals for toddlers #bento #cutefood


It may seem strange for some, but I prepare my toddler’s lunch for daycare. Yes, they can make his lunches for him, but I prefer to have *some* control over what he’s eating. And the fact of the matter is, he’s uninterested in most foods unless it’s a bad-for-you option, which I’ve been trying hard [...]

10 Things to Smile About {July 2014}


I love these monthly round-ups (of all the good things this month!) Thanks to Emily for hosting the link-up. July was a good – BUSY – month! 1. The BEACH. Oh how the beach makes me smile. Even if my son hates the ocean this year, I know he enjoyed playing in the sand. And [...]

The Color Run Asheville (a review) #ColorRun #Happiest5k


This past weekend, I ran my first Color Run. (Not to be confused with any of the “color” races, which I’m sure are fun too.) This is the original paint race and I’ve been wanting to do one for so long! I signed up months ago – which was good since it sold out weeks [...]

Back to school meal planning with eMeals


The start of school is just around the corner. I KNOW. I can’t believe it either. I feel like my husband has barely been home this summer (because he really hasn’t been home this summer) and I also feel totally off my game. We’re good at meal planning each week, but we have let things [...]

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – week 4 #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 #Friday5


A few random items with a few random photos from my week. I’m linking up with Emily again for another Friday 5! (Also, TGIF!) 1. I managed to get stung by a yellow jacket on Tuesday night. It hurt SO MUCH. Luckily, I didn’t have an awful reaction (besides the pain) and I’m even luckier [...]

What I’m reading Wednesday


I had a goal of reading three books this summer. Kind of a lame goal, if you’re an avid reader. I used to be an avid reader – and somewhere along the way I stopped and only picked up the occasional book. This summer, though, I have been on. a. roll. And I’m finding (and [...]

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 Blitsy.com – 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 [...]