Night At The Observatory

For those of you who have read the article on our family passport, you already know we’re actively trying to find fun new activities to enjoy as a family. Well, we recently had such a fun night I just had to share it with you. One of the items in our passport is to visit […]

National Bargain Hunter’s Week

Happy Thursday, everyone! You all know how much I love a “fake” holiday, and when I saw that last week was National Bargain Hunter’s Week I knew it was right up my alley. I’m a self-confessed cheapskate, so I always look for deals and try to avoid ever paying full retail. To celebrate the week […]

5 Reasons Why I Cut Off ALL My Hair

As you can see, I recently underwent a rather dramatic hair change. I chopped it all off. There are a number of reasons why I decided to just pull the trigger and do it, the top five of which I’ll share with you here. They are in descending order of importance, and trust me, #1 […]

July Favorites

With July in the past and back to school gearing up, we wanted to share with you our favorite things from the last month. These favorites will come in all sorts of categories…they are just whatever we are loving at the time! This month I’ve got three beauty items, the first of which literally CHANGED […]

Consignment is Cool

I sometimes wonder if anyone has ever done more for putting the cool back in consignment than Macklemore. Suddenly, “thrift shopping” was as cool to Millennials as it has long been to mommies. As a millennial mommy myself, the trend shift toward secondhand chic was a welcome one indeed. I have no shame in saying […]

“Fake” holidays, and why I love them.

Everyone has heard of them. They’re the holidays that are “made up”…known as Hallmark holidays, Instagram holidays, or (my personal favorite) manufactured acts of capitalism. I just call them an opportunity and excuse for having some fun. At my house, we celebrate these holidays as often as possible. In fact, when I sit down at […]

“You can’t have a bad day in polka dots.” -Anna Kendrick

Sometimes it seems like there is no worse oxymoron than being a mom who loves clothes. Not only are most days as a mom completely unglamorous, but those little people will suck the life out of even the most frugal of budgets. I’ve been a single mom since my twins were just a few months […]

Confession of a silent hater.

I was reading the other night and came across the quote above. It was referencing military training, but I realized that this is exactly how I would describe the ruthless world of social media. Especially for women. “Hate”, once such a strong and rarely-used word, is now ubiquitous of the social media world and young […]

Family Fun Passport

I love Pinterest. I remember clearly the first time I stumbled across it some five years ago, and losing that whole evening clicking my way further and further down the rabbit hole, gleefully creating boards and pinning things to them. If you’re anything like me, however, Pinterest is more of a landscape of good intentions […]