Field Trip Friday: Pets, Mexican, and some trampoline time

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I planned to have big plans for every Friday of the summer. But the best laid plans... One life lesson I'm trying to teach my son is to go with the flow. It was the primary theme of our camping trip and by the end of the weekend, I think he … [Continue reading]

The Evolution of My Home Style

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I have a secret to confess. I'm a little obsessed with home decor. Knowing that, you'd think that I'd have all these great decorating posts or even DIY stuff on my blog (because I do actually DIY). But it's been my secret for all these years and … [Continue reading]

Christmas in July: Summertime is for GIVING too

Christmas in July

I know you've heard it before. IT'S CHRISTMAS IN JULY!!! And you roll your eyes thinking, how can anyone even be thinking of Christmas when I'm spending my days soaking up the sun looking for the next opportunity to sink my toes in the … [Continue reading]

For Those of You New to The World of Fadra

All Things Fadra

I'm so stressed about the upcoming week. Not only am I continuing to tear apart every single drawer/cabinet/closet in my house in an attempt to live with less stuff but I've got a major project and several sponsored posts all due in the next two … [Continue reading]

Field Trip Friday: A world of Hard Rock, Discovery, and very colorful parking

Field Trip Friday Port DIscovery

It start with a Living Social deal posted by my friend Cara. Super discounted tickets to the local children's museum, Port Discovery, in downtown Baltimore or a greatly reduced membership rate. In the back of my mind, I heard Evan last summer ask … [Continue reading]

5 Sports for Kids Who Don’t Like Sports

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If video games were a sport, I'm pretty sure my 7 year old son would already be on a varsity team somewhere being eyed up by major colleges in preparation for a career in the big leagues. But alas, video gaming is not really considered a sport. And I … [Continue reading]

Show & Tell Tuesday: Episode 9

Show and Tell

This week, I've got something HOT to show you and it's all because of a book I'm reading. It's called "Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?" (Answer: yes). So as I'm going through every single corner of my house, I'm asking some hard questions … [Continue reading]

Field Trip Friday: Sharks, jellies, and an unforgettable moment in history

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In case you missed last week's post, I'm attempting to have a field trip (re: adventure) with my son every week this summer. Work is important. And I still work. But I'm learning to rearrange my schedule and work smarter so that I can spend more time … [Continue reading]

A Chance for You to See How Awesome Roku Can Be #NGKInsider {Giveaway}

Life Without Cable

We gave up cable TV over two years ago. I never thought I'd be able to do it. In fact, I was adamantly against it. It wasn't that I watched a ridiculous amount of TV. The truth is that I spend way more time on my laptop than I do staring at a … [Continue reading]

Show & Tell Tuesday: Episode 8

Show and Tell

You guys. This is my EIGHTH episode. Another five episodes and it will be like I just filmed a major network series while I sit and anxiously hope it gets picked up as a mid-season replacement. (Note to entertainment network executives: My agent … [Continue reading]

The 10 Best Military Movies on Netflix Right Now

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I watch Netflix all the time and admittedly their on-device (in my case, Roku) search function is in desperate need of improvement. When we sit down to watch TV, even though we have hundreds or possibly thousands of titles to flip through, we're … [Continue reading]