Throwback to a Vintage Halloween

children dressed in vintage costumes in the 1970's

My mother is a saint. She gets texts like this from me on the regular, and she always delivers. “Do you have that old picture of me in the library in my Woody Woodpecker costume? -Oh my goodness, I don’t remember it. I can look in the trunk. It might have been a newspaper clipping. … Read more

Best Tips for Whole30 Success

Whole30 meal of smoked pork loin, butternut squash and a green salad with Whole30 ranch dressing

I did it. I survived the Whole30 eating program. 30 days without added sugar, alcohol, bread, legumes and processed foods. I am very much the average Joe, and I simply wanted better health after an entire summer eating pop tarts, chips, ice cream and fast food. I’m a sweets and carb-loader from way back, and … Read more

9 Things to Look for in a Pumpkin Patch

Little Rascals Zipline at Honeysuckle Hill Farm in Springfield, TN

This is a sponsored post with Honeysuckle Hill Farm. Experiences are 100% real! ◊◊◊ Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the beautiful changes in nature, cooler weather and we always head to an area pumpkin patch to spend the day on a weekend. Everyone walks, talks and pees in the potty in … Read more

It’s Okay to Buy a Coffee Pot on Your Anniversary

We bought a coffee pot at Target for our anniversary

Well, it’s that time of year. Pumpkin spice, pumpkin farms, beautiful turned leaves in Tennessee… and us trying to figure out what the heck to do for our wedding anniversary at the last minute. Last year was our 11th anniversary and we went to Target and bought a coffee pot. And you know what? It … Read more

New Jungle Exploration Kits from LEGO City and National Geographic Kids

LEGO City Jungle kit with crocodile and minifigure in kayak in river

I proudly partner with reputable companies that encourage learning and exploration. This is a sponsored post with National Geographic Kids and may contain affiliate links. ◊◊◊ “Ooooooo, I like that one. I want one that has a tiger in it!” “Tigers aren’t in the jungle, William. Tigers live in the savannah.” I looked pointedly at … Read more

2 Weeks In: How I’m Surviving Whole30

Whole30 breakfast meal 3 fried eggs w/ghee, green onion, blueberries, cashews, cucumber and tomato

***This is NOT a sponsored post. This is me simply being tired of feeling like a can of busted biscuits and making my shirts and leggings scream for mercy on a regular basis. I have decided to take ownership of my unhealthy relationship with food and get back on track to my body’s original factory … Read more

What I’ve Learned as a School Pick Up Line Newbie

My son has been a bus rider since his first year of school, but this year we decided to try something different. He wanted to be a car rider, and since the timing worked out with little brother heading to preschool, I figured why not? He’s one of the big kids at his elementary school … Read more

The Definition of Comfort

Raglan tee, 3 pack of boxer briefs and two 6-packs of socks with FreshIQ and X-temp features

This is a sponsored post with Hanes. Out of curiosity, I Googled the actual definition of the word comfort and found the following: noun 1. A state of physical ease and freedom from pain or constraint. Also: things that contribute to physical ease and well-being.   I am at the point of life where I’m … Read more

There Goes My Life – The First Day of Kindergarten

Mom thoughts on the first day of kindergarten at school

This is one of the very first blog posts I ever wrote-about the day my first child went to kindergarten. I read it every year before the school year starts and I feel a little tinge of this every time I send him off on his first day of school. At the risk of sounding … Read more

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