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Family, Food, Holidays, Mom Life, stories, Travel & Visits

Beach Vacations, Accidental Thievery, & Salt Water Taffy

We started a tradition of going to a beach in a large group. We rent a house that can sleep over 30 people, if you don't mind creative sleeping arrangements. A lot of the guests we bring are kids, tweens, and teens so they will bunk together without a whole lot of complaining. We can… Continue reading Beach Vacations, Accidental Thievery, & Salt Water Taffy

Books, Reviews

I’m Almost Done with Outlander Series😭

I'm on the last book of the Outlander Series and I am excited, terrified, & sad. The last book made me cry when one of the characters of the book died, that's how attached I feel to the characters at this point. Each book contains so many stories. It feels like you get so much… Continue reading I’m Almost Done with Outlander Series😭

Books, Reviews

It Ends With Us: A Quick Review

I had no idea what kind of book It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover was when I started it. I mainly read fantasy, historical fiction, or sci-fi because I want my entertainment to feel really different from my own life. Occasionally I will pick up something different on recommendation, or just because I've ended… Continue reading It Ends With Us: A Quick Review

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Bell Bottoms Are Back! (But Holey & In Need of Repair)

Don't take my word for it because I kinda hear what I want, and wear what I like. I had heard that they were making a come back though, and I found a super cute pair at the store that fit really well. They were on the sale rack though so I guess this means… Continue reading Bell Bottoms Are Back! (But Holey & In Need of Repair)

Crafts, Sewing, style

If You Want to Destroy My Sweater…

If you recognized that as a Weezer song good for you! It's one of my favorites. Maybe because of the subject matter but most of all because it's fun to sing. Why am I repairing this sweater when I have too many already? Well because it's one of my favorites. I love a good hoodie… Continue reading If You Want to Destroy My Sweater…

business, Career, Demos Tutorials, Mental Health, Wisdom

How to Get an Actual Person on the Phone When You Call the IRS

I figured I would try to help others get someone on the phone at the IRS because my experience (and most others' I've spoken with recently) was just so frustrating! I was on the phone for over 2 and a half hours on the phone the other day and I only spoke with one person.… Continue reading How to Get an Actual Person on the Phone When You Call the IRS

Allergies, Chronic Conditions, Family, Food, Health, Kids, Mom Life

Getting Wiggly at Her Food Challenge & the Easiest Allergy-Friendly Desserts

When we took our youngest in to the allergist to confirm her severe allergy to specific tree nuts, we were surprised by reactions to eggs and milk too. She had severe eczema before cutting out these foods and recently she only gets it if she accidentally eats something on her bad list, if she rolls… Continue reading Getting Wiggly at Her Food Challenge & the Easiest Allergy-Friendly Desserts

Bugs

Weird Bugs in My Backyard😭

UPDATE: I was kindly informed that they shed an exoskeleton. While this cricket? looks huge and terrifying it's a common bug going through a normal process😆 I'm glad this bug turned out not to be so terrifying! It's not that I want to terrify others with my backyard bugs but I also can't help but… Continue reading Weird Bugs in My Backyard😭

Cleaning, De-Cluttering, Decorating, Education, Family, Home Decor, Household, Kids, Mental Health, Mom Life

De-Cluttering & Organizing Kids’ Rooms (& Creating a Healthier Relationship with Stuff)

Well the 1st day of school for the kiddos arrived and true to form we got some of the things done on our to-do list and a few outstanding tasks still to do. Anyone else wonder why outstanding can be so good or so bad depending on how you use it? I spent many hours… Continue reading De-Cluttering & Organizing Kids’ Rooms (& Creating a Healthier Relationship with Stuff)

Crafts, De-Cluttering, Kids, Sewing

Quick Repairs During TV Time

Well my craft time has been uber limited lately unless you consider organizing and de-cluttering a craft project. I do in many ways but I prefer other creative activities. I need more space and less stuff so I keep at it! This was a clothing item that is too small for my daughter but she… Continue reading Quick Repairs During TV Time

Cleaning, De-Cluttering, Organization, sales, style, Wish List

But My Favorite Sandals! Why is Earth Spirit Discontinued?😭

Is Earth Spirit going to continue making shoes? Well I wore my favorite sandals in the lake and that's where they died. To be fair I had worn them in plenty of creeks, and lakes over the years they were my favorite sandals. These sandals were so comfy these were even my preferred footwear for… Continue reading But My Favorite Sandals! Why is Earth Spirit Discontinued?😭

Avon

Avon Deal – Free Shipping on 25+ Orders!

FYI celebrate Women's Equality Day with Free Shipping on us August 25 and 26 on $25+ orders. Use code: EQUAL25 I haven't written much about about Avon really but I always love when they offer free shipping and this is a celebration that speaks to me. I had so many amazing and strong women in… Continue reading Avon Deal – Free Shipping on 25+ Orders!

Allergies, Family, Food, Health

Shepherd’s Pie or Cottage Pie? Plus Adjusting It to Make It Gluten & Dairy-Free

Since we have discovered my youngest has a dairy and egg allergy we have been experimenting with some dinner recipes. Since gluten is also problematic for another family member we either stick to a meal with mostly meat and veggies, or we make different freezer entres and make side dishes everyone can eat. I was… Continue reading Shepherd’s Pie or Cottage Pie? Plus Adjusting It to Make It Gluten & Dairy-Free

Cleaning, Family, Kids, Mental Health, Mom Life

Fixing Sentimental Toys aka Barbie Car Repair Shop

Our oldest's relationship with stuff is just as fraught with difficult emotions as the rest of our family. That is why when she decided to pass toys to her younger sister I wanted to quickly repair this toy so it wouldn't break with the 1st rough treatment it experienced in it's new owner's hands. I… Continue reading Fixing Sentimental Toys aka Barbie Car Repair Shop

Avon

My Fav Sparkly Cream Shadow is On Super Sale!

I've been a fan of Avon's Glimmershadow since the debut a few years ago. I started with the jade shade but that doesn’t seem to be available anymore. It’s very close to the diamond dust shade but the diamond dust shade obviously lacks the slight green tint the jade. I am also using the Pink… Continue reading My Fav Sparkly Cream Shadow is On Super Sale!