Favorite Things, John Hughes, Life, Marriage, Music, Photography

100 Things I Love

I loved writing this post in 2018 for a variety of reasons, the most important of which is that having a list of things you enjoy in one place is quite convenient. I've referred to this list (which is still in my phone notes) several times over the last two years. First published November 30,… Continue reading 100 Things I Love

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Family, Sponsored Post

Get Ready For Back to School with a Lice Prevention Kit

  No one likes to talk about lice, and to be honest, as I am writing this my head is beginning to itch. Yours is too, probably. But it needs to be discussed because sooner or later it happens to the best of us. Back to school is among us, and one of the most… Continue reading Get Ready For Back to School with a Lice Prevention Kit

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Humor, Motherhood, Travel

California. On a Kari and Anna Budget

A few years ago, Anna and I discussed going on a girls' trip after she graduated from high school. I'm not sure when we started talking about it, but it became less talk and more action over the last two years. Because when your teenager requests to vacation alone with you, you take it seriously. We also… Continue reading California. On a Kari and Anna Budget

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Crafts, Dollar Tree, Link Party

The Easiest Party Centerpiece You’ll Ever Make

  The older I get, the more I realize that my creativity is in the sewer. When my girls were littler (and I was littler as well), I had grand visions, I came up with the coolest ideas PRE-PINTERST mind you! For Anna's first birthday, I centered it around a teddy bear theme, came up with… Continue reading The Easiest Party Centerpiece You’ll Ever Make

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Motherhood, Parenting

Eighteen Years Ago

Seems like a lifetime ago and really, it was. My oldest daughter turns 18 tomorrow. Eighteen years ago this week, I was getting ready to have my first child. I was watching a movie a couple of weeks ago (OKAY IT WAS PRETTY IN PINK) and in it, Duckie was rewinding a tape deck in… Continue reading Eighteen Years Ago