How Leaky Batteries Became Taboo at My House

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We had lovely evening plan for New Year’s Eve last year. Lovely for a suburban family of three, that is. No partying all night or spending extravagant amounts of money on downtown celebrations. Nope. We were opting for a steak dinner on the grill at our neighbors’ house. They also have a family of three […]

All The Ways To Say… Why did I take that picture? {Giveaway}

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A few short months ago, I made an infomercial highly entertaining video describing all of the benefits of using a service like BooksTo.Me. And I wrote a very informative post about what it was all about including a highly pinnable image. But just in case I can’t convince you to click back and read the entire post […]

What to do with all those Instagram photos

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My instagramming has a very distinct style and my Instagram profile kind of says it all: I like interesting photos and colorful filters. But the style is also about when I take photos. Unlike Facebook and Twitter, Instagram isn’t an every day social media tool for me. If it was, it would get a little […]

Top 5 Time-Wasting Apps for Your iPhone

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You think you came here for a rant about Facebook, right? No. We usually rant about Facebook on Facebook. You know. Where it will do some good. I’m not going to rant about Facebook because it’s a given that it’s a waste of time. We all know that and accept that and embrace that. But on your […]

What to Watch on a Saturday Night

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Remember the days when you and your loved one would think about plans for going out on a Saturday night? Yeah, me neither. I do remember being in my 20s and wondering why my married friends never wanted to do anything on the weekends. They lived such a boring life. How could they stand it? I used […]

Using the computer for MORE than Minecraft

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So was that title total link bait? Maybe. Because I’m not going to talk about Minecraft. I’m going to talk about things other than Minecraft. Because if you’re a mom like me, to a little boy like Evan, you totally need a break from talking about that game. And trust me, I feel your pain. If your family is […]

Eureka! I found a new vacuum!

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You clicked on this post title because clearly you have a thing for vacuums. Or you’re looking for a new vacuum. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. But first, let me start with a confession. I love to vacuum. Maybe you didn’t quite hear me. I LOVE TO VACUUM! As strange as that […]

A Boy, His Office, and a Laptop

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Does a 6 year old need a laptop? That was the question I posed on my Facebook page about two weeks ago. And it wasn’t so much need because we all know a 6 year old doesn’t need anything of the sort. It was more like, is it totally cuckoo to consider getting a laptop for […]

Get OUTSIDE With Your Kids

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I’m sure I’ve confessed this here before but as much as I love beauty and fashion, I’m really a nature girl at heart. I mean, sure, I’ll put on lip gloss to head outside but I’ll also put on good hiking shoes and the right gear for the occasion. I started college as a potential […]

The 12 Stages of Candy Crush Addiction

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I’m a gamer. Not a super gamer. Not like World-of-Warcraft kind of gamer. Not an online gamer. But a gamer. I’ve tried Minecraft (I still don’t see what the appeal is) but most of the time I enjoy word games on my phone. I consider myself medium good at Words with Friends. I excel at Scramble with […]

Public Shaming and Driving

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Thanks to Toyota who sponsored my attendance at the Lifesavers Conference in Denver Colorado from April 13-16th. I took away so much knowledge but I’m sharing with you the one topic that impacted me the most. Consider it my PSA for the month but it’s an important one. *** When I was younger, I couldn’t […]