Stand Up for Your Comedy (on Netflix)

Jim Jefferies Bare Netflix

Do you know how I know if we’re going to get along famously? It’s decidedly simply by whether or not we laugh at the same things. For example, last night I was in the mood for some stand-up comedy and turned on an old Ellen DeGeneres special. I remember really like her humor back in […]

That Time I Stayed in a Haunted Denver Hotel

Brown Palace Denver

Business or pleasure? It’s a question I’ve always been asked whether I was traveling to London to work with a client or headed to Orlando for the happiest place on earth. And my response is always the same. Both. If you have a chance to visit someplace new, GET OUT AND EXPLORE IT. It doesn’t […]

Nothing Outlandish About the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander

Mitsubishi Outlander

Picture Simon Cowell talking. It doesn’t have to be him, per se, but imagine his exact accent and intonation. If I’m being honest… It’s a phrase I use a lot in my every day life and if I’m being honest, I don’t think about Mitsubishi very often. In fact, they may very well be one of […]

Meerkat is more than just a cute little mammal from Africa


How long have you been waiting for the Next Big Thing in social media? Not only have there been tons of apps to compliment, augment, and even consolidate our social media platforms but there have also been plenty of new platforms. And most of them don’t last too long. As proof positive of this, I encourage […]

What Creepy Vans Taught Me About Safe Driving

creepy van

The first time my son got behind the wheel, I felt no apprehension whatsoever. He’s always been a cautious rule follower and I expected no less when he was sitting in the driver’s seat. Our first trip started off innocently enough and then he started veering off the road. Then he overcorrected and we slammed […]

Cinderella Reimagined: Living Up to a Little Girl’s Fantasy

Ella and the Prince

When I was growing up, princesses weren’t the cultural phenomenon that they are today. Dressing up as a princess didn’t require an itchy $40 dress from the Disney store. It only requires things like my mother’s slip, some fancy clip-on earrings, and a paper crown. And a lot of imagination. When I was growing up, […]

7 Laundry Problems of the Suburban Life

Suburban Laundry Problems

I’d love to paint you a picture of how easy my life is. I mean, it should be easy by all accounts. Financially, we do okay. Our house is new and large. We live in a quiet town with good schools and we drive nice cars. I am fortunate and I remember that every day of […]

A Disney Girl Does Universal Orlando

Disney family at UNIVERSAL

If I’m going to Orlando, it’s probably going to be for one purpose: to visit Disney World. Well, that and maybe visit my dad who lives about an hour away from there. A lot of time we’re simply piggybacking on another trip and we turn it into a mini-vacation. It’s easy for us to do […]

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Overcoming Post-Vacation Anxiety

SOC Sunday 2015

For probably the 4th year in a row, we were able to plan a weeklong escape to Florida right when winter seemed to have us in its clutches. I know I’ll be going back to it but I feel ready to face the inevitable end of winter. I cam practically hear the robins singing and see […]

A Disney Vacation Round-Up

Evan meets Peter Pan

Even bloggers need a vacation and by the time you read this, I’ll be most of the way through my weeklong Disney vacation. We usually go for a week every February for several reasons: The weather isn’t blazing hot. The crowds are low (relatively speaking). It’s low season (in terms of accommodations). We really, really […]

Zoom Zoom Zooming in the Mazda3

Mazda3 6 speed

The joy of loving cars is that I get asked to drive a lot of cars and I’m more than happy to oblige. But this latest request had me a little tickled. “Can you or your husband drive manual vehicles?  We’ve got a few in your area that are wide open available in the next […]