Ever Consider Renting Your LEGO Sets?

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If you’re like me, you couldn’t wait until your precious newborn baby was old enough to… sleep through the night take his first steps say “I love you, Mommy” finally show an interest in LEGO. We bought Evan plenty of DUPLO sets that sadly went mostly untouched, by Evan, that is. I definitely put those sets together. […]

Top 10 Binge Watching Shows on Netflix

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Whenever I turn on Netflix through our Roku, it always has a updated “Recommended for You” list. Or a “Because You Watched” list. And almost everything on that list is animated. That’s NOT because I’m such a huge fan of animated shows. It’s because I have a 7 year old that has gone from Kipper […]

How I Lost My Summer Fashion Sense

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Back in the Spring, I applied to and was accepted for the Aventura Ambassador program, which basically meant I could wear and talk about clothes that are supposed to be comfortable and eco-friendly. I was selected with some of my other favorite bloggers like Jessica, Alissa, Deborah, Tracy, and so many others. What an amazing group of […]

The Fish Who Shall Not Be Named

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Pets help make our house a home. A hairier and sometimes smellier version of home, but home nonetheless. We had tons of pets growing up. At one point, I think we had four cats and three dogs (although it may have been more). As a result, I never thought twice about sharing my space with […]

Show & Tell Tuesday: Episode 13

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It’s a cool rainy day here in the suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland but last week, the sun was shining telling me it was right time to get out and… MOW THE LAWN. I’m not normally the lawn mower in the family but I’ve taken over the duties for the summer and here’s the one thing […]

One Day, he’ll thank me for this app

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It’s often debated how much a blogger should involve their children in the online world. We tell some of their stories and share lots of their pictures. And then we wonder how much is too much? My son Evan has been a big part of my blog since I started in 2009 but not because […]

Our #PrettyGreat Trip to Williamsburg, VA

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We took very few vacations when I was growing up but those that we did take certainly stood out in my mind. In particular, I recall my parents renting a motorhome for the weekend and taking the whole family to Williamsburg, VA. I have fond memories of the ruffled paper flowers on sticks that my sister […]

August Audio Fest at Best Buy with the Samsung M5 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker: So Easy A Girl Can Do It

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It’s a good thing I don’t get asked to review too many shiny objects. Because I would do it every. single. time. Pretty, shiny, luxurious, and high tech. Those are probably my favorite review categories. Oh, and delicious. I love a good food review once in a while. But today, it’s all tech and it’s […]

Enjoying Another Dam Weekend

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That’s not a typo, nor am I attempting to swear. I’m on a constant quest for two things: have fun with Evan this summer and experience new things. And I got to accomplish all of that within 15 minutes of my house. I love in a smallish town. Technically, I consider our town a suburb […]

Should you take your kids to see Guardians of the Galaxy?

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You know what I love more than movies? Free movies. Sneak preview movies. Movies that I can see before anyone else. And I especially love it when it’s appropriate for the whole family (since there are only three of us). So on Tuesday, July 29th, my wedding anniversary, we all headed out to see Guardians of the […]

When a Rug Makes a Room

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There’s only one way to put together a room in my mind… Start with a centerpiece.   It’s pretty much how I’ve decorated every room in my house. In my bedroom, it’s my lovely four poster bed and a framed print I bought years ago of a woman in a red dress looking out over […]