Food, Link Party, Photography

Bruschetta That’s Easier to Make Than it is to Pronounce

  It's pronounced BRUSKETTA. I know this because I had to Google it. There is no Wizard behind the curtain here; I have no secrets. Especially when I came up with this recipe a few weeks ago for my friend Rebecca's birthday. I was at the Jewel (a local grocery chain) looking for "fun food"… Continue reading Bruschetta That’s Easier to Make Than it is to Pronounce

Christmas, Dollar Tree, Link Party

Dollar Tree Nail Kit for Little Girls

  Four years ago I was birthday present shopping with Anna for a friend of hers and I said something to the effect of, "man, this is like the 7th present I have had to buy for someone you aren't even sure you will be friends with next month". I cannot be the only parent… Continue reading Dollar Tree Nail Kit for Little Girls

Christmas, Food, Link Party

Potato Chip and Pretzel Fudge Because HELLO, DO YOU NOT KNOW ME?

  If you are a health purist or whatever they call people who don't like carbs and you know, food, then you will not approve of this recipe. If you are like, IF GOD STRIKES ME DOWN TODAY I DO NOT WANT THE LAST THING I ATE TO BE A QUINOA SALAD then have I… Continue reading Potato Chip and Pretzel Fudge Because HELLO, DO YOU NOT KNOW ME?

Family, Humor, Travel

I Love Utah But Utah Doesn’t Love Me

    Last week we got the opportunity to go to Salt Lake City, Utah for a family vacation. We haven't been on a "real vacation" in years. I should say that we have been lucky to visit my parents when they lived in Tennessee for four years and those were indeed vacations but this… Continue reading I Love Utah But Utah Doesn’t Love Me

Chicago, John Hughes, Sponsored Post

Making John Hughes Proud at the Skydeck Chicago Sears Tower

So much to love about this post: Chicago being just so beautifully Chicago, my little family, John Hughes, Ferris Bueller, and Ellie doing us all proud. It's my favorite sponsored post I've ever written because it doesn't feel like a sponsored post.  First published June 14, 2016 Yes, I said Sears Tower. Yes, I realize… Continue reading Making John Hughes Proud at the Skydeck Chicago Sears Tower

Family, Humor, Life

Welcome Home, Mamie and Papa

For the past six years that I have written here, my parents have always lived a long car ride away. A lonnnng usually vomit filled car ride away. My experience with road vomit at this point in my life should be something I could put on a resume. I should be at the trauma level… Continue reading Welcome Home, Mamie and Papa