Dieting, Humor, Life, Sponsored Post

How Weight Watchers is Making Me Look Less Like Jabba the Hutt

I recently migrated my blog and some of the pictures didn't make the move. So imagine pictures where captions are.  I had to Google "how to spell Jabba the Hut". For the past five years or so, it has been no secret how I have fluctuated with my weight. It started with my second pregnancy.… Continue reading How Weight Watchers is Making Me Look Less Like Jabba the Hutt

Childhood, Crafts, Family, Humor, Link Party, Motherhood, Pinterest

Valentine Bookmarks. That Home Depot Doesn’t Want You to Know About

I recently migrated my blog and some of the pictures didn't make the move. So imagine pictures where captions are.  Pssst. Last year I made homemade Valentines. I didn't buy them at the Dollar Tree. Or Wal-Mart. I made them. From scratch. Why do I whisper? Because I don't want you to think I am… Continue reading Valentine Bookmarks. That Home Depot Doesn’t Want You to Know About

Favorite Things, Humor, Life, Marriage

How Us Became Us

I recently migrated my blog and some of the pictures didn't make the move. So imagine pictures where captions are.  My husband and I recently celebrated 11 years of being together. And when I say "celebrate", I really mean patting each other on the back and saying, "good job". You know those adorable stories of… Continue reading How Us Became Us

Decorating, Humor, Life, Product Reviews, Sponsored Post

Why I Was So Freakin’ Depressed. Thank You GE Reveal Bulbs

So I mentioned a week ago that GE was sending me some Reveal light bulbs to make a difference in my life. To change me. To make me a better person. You laugh but it is true. Winter is killing me inside. Eating my soul. I was googling "happy lamps" and pricing homes in the… Continue reading Why I Was So Freakin’ Depressed. Thank You GE Reveal Bulbs

Food, Humor, Link Party, Pinterest

Rachael Ray’s Recipes without Rachael Ray’s Paycheck

I recently migrated my blog and some of the pictures didn't make the move. So imagine pictures where captions are.  I love Rachael Ray. Scratch that; I love 2004 Rachael Ray. There is a difference. She was a lot happier back then. Don't get me wrong, she is still kind of cheerful but she just isn't… Continue reading Rachael Ray’s Recipes without Rachael Ray’s Paycheck

Family, Humor, Life, Marriage, Motherhood

“Staying at Home”

This post was originally published at Chicago Parent, where I am a regular contributor.    I have a little secret. Monday through Friday, I have three hours and thirty-five minutes to myself. Five days a week. Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I am not bragging, I am simply amazed by it all. For years I have had "no time"… Continue reading “Staying at Home”

Blogging, Chicago, Greater Good, Humor, Product Reviews, Sponsored Post

James Dyson Foundation = We Will No Longer Lose at Math

[spacer height="20px"] Back in December, my friend Marianne and I got the chance to visit Dyson's Chicago offices. That my friends is a cool mini car. That is cropped. Because my thighs look huge. Or are huge. Anyhoo, these offices. THESE OFFICES. First off, just getting invited here was an honor. And I owe it all… Continue reading James Dyson Foundation = We Will No Longer Lose at Math