The Importance of Wifi Wherever You Go

Wifi quote

A few years ago, I sat in a shiny new McDonald’s and connected to their free wifi. And then I wrote about it. Free wifi? What an awesome concept! I’ll gladly sit in here and order food and invite my friends to come join me! I was so excited about this “new concept” that I […]

Foreo Luna: Silicone is the New Black

Foreo Luna for combination skin

I think the message of self-love and self-esteem has finally sunk. I love myself. Except for the flab that seems to be hanging around the middle. And the hair that seems to be thinning on top. And the skin that seems to be… Okay. Maybe I need some work on that self-love stuff. I am […]

Confidence and Fashion go hand in hand with Project Gravitas

Fadra and Lisa Sun - Project Gravitas

Back in February, I bought a gorgeous new little black dress. I was invited to the Washington Automotive Press Association’s 30th Anniversary Gala in Washington, DC. I was assured it was going to be a fancy event and I would rather be overdressed than underdressed. It was a beautiful cut and very age appropriate but I […]

Why Summer is the Best Time to Refresh Your Car

Evan and the dirty car

This post and giveaway is sponsored by Refresh Your Car! but all thoughts and opinions are my own. It was a particularly hot day last week when I heard that familiar summer refrain. I’M BORED. Not only was it coming out of Evan’s mouth but it was also coming out of mine. So in a […]

Field Trip Friday: Fail, Mom Time: Win

Field Trip Friday - Patapsco Valley State Park

In case you’ve missed it, it’s July already. In fact, it’s almost the middle of July and I’m in a full on panic. This happens to me every year and I realize that precious summer moments are slipping away. With only one child, I have a one shot deal every summer to make it memorable. It […]

Pick Your Dream Floor from Mohawk Flooring


This post is sponsored by Mohawk Flooring. All opinions are my own. A little known fact about me: I am flooring obsessed. Three years ago, our realtor showed us a house that my husband immediately fell in love with. It was a brand new house but the contract had fallen through. We could get the new […]

Making Catalog Style Work for You

Aventura Clothing - Catalog Style

There are plenty of women out there that are totally comfortable with their bodies. I love that. I love women that know and understand their size and their shape and they do an excellent job of dressing themselves in a way that’s always flattering. Then there are women where it might be more accurate to say […]

#Pyrex100 and a Coffee Cake to Die For

Blueberry Coffee Cake | All Things Fadra

I was asked to participate in the #Pyrex100 campaign, sponsored by Pyrex®, a World Kitchen brand. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own. If you are at all a baker, or someone who cooks, or someone who has spent time in the kitchen watching someone cook, then you know Pyrex. It was probably […]

#CatsTrueNature They’re not as crazy as you think

Beamer #CatsTrueNature

This post is sponsored by Purina in support of their Purina Pro Plan True Nature line of food. All opinions and images are my own. My experience in the world has shown me that people are generally in two camps… 1. I love cats! They’re awesome! 2. I hate cats. They’re evil. But when I […]

A Weird but True Fact about me and my son

Weird but True Food

Here’s a weird but true fact about me and my son: WE CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF THE WEIRD BUT TRUE BOOKS FROM NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC. And yes, I had to type that in all caps. It was necessary. That’s how strongly we feel about these books. Here’s why. – The information is so weird but IT’S […]

The Magical Curling of the T3 Micro Twirl 360

Fadra with curls

Hair, Never Meant to be Curled My hair is straight. Straight, straight, straight. I spent the better part of the 80s trying to pretend it wasn’t. I submitted to perm after perm after perm. I thought that a spiral perm would do the trick. Or tight curls. Or loose waves. And they worked for me. […]