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 […]

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 […]

#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. […]

Creative Lunching with Bentgo Boxes {Giveaway}


Spring Break has finally come to an end. Just as, it seems, Spring is actually getting started. The sun has come out. And the weather is actually warm enough to wear shorts! Well, warm enough for my son to wear shorts. I think it has to hit 85 degrees before I’m ready to go down that […]

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 […]

An Anglophile Finds Her Crown Joules

Fadra in the sun #aventuralife

An Anglophile is a person who admires England, its people, and its culture. Its antonym is Anglophobe. ~ Wikipedia, source of all things First, let me say that I had no clue there was such a thing as an anglophobe, which is basically dislike of or fear of the English or England. Personally, I consider myself […]

Vanity, thy name is Selfie

Good hair day selfie

Selfie is a really annoying word, isn’t it? I mean, it’s totally accurate. It’s a description of a photo taken by oneself. But it’s become such a part of pop culture vernacular that it really has a negative connotation. Look through any random teenage girl’s Instagram account and you’ll see something like this (which was […]

For all the fine, thin, straight-haired girls out there


They say the grass is always greener on the other side. And that certainly seems to be the case with women’s hair. Those with full, curly locks wish they could tame their hair into long, sleek locks. Meanwhile, those with straight hair long for just a little bit of wave. In fact, I find it’s very rare […]