Christmas Cinema | Made-for-tv Christmas movies

November 19, 2019

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Okay, let’s be honest. Cinema may be a bit of an exaggeration when it comes to one of my favorite things about the holidays–made-for-tv Christmas movies. Yes, I’m talking Countdown to Christmas, Falalala Lifetime, Freeform (still likely known as ABC Family to most of us), UpTv. You name it, I watch it. And I start […]

Back that thang up…

May 23, 2018

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No, not that “thang.” The other “thang.” The unthinkable happened yesterday. I lost my phone! I’m not someone who is tied to their phone and I enjoy unplugging, however, losing it wasn’t part of the plan. I have insurance on my phone, so while it would be a pain to replace it, it’s something I […]

Building a Gallery Wall

January 24, 2018

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For the past several months, I’ve been collecting frames to build a gallery wall. I knew where I wanted it and what I wanted it to look like, but actually building it was another story. For one thing, I didn’t have the right combo of photos to fill the nine frame setup I envisioned. That […]

Welcoming Hartley Grace

August 22, 2017

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Just over three weeks ago, Hartley Grace entered our lives. I feel I should start off by noting that my labor and delivery experience is not the norm, so if you’re thinking about having children or even awaiting the birth of your first, please don’t let my story scare you away. That said, I had […]

When it rains, it pours…

June 1, 2016

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If you read my most recent Travel Tuesday post, then you know a few Sundays ago, my husband and I were in a car accident. Thankfully, no one was injured and it wasn’t our fault (please yield before making a left turn!), but what we thought was a fairly easy, yet expensive fix to my […]

Mother’s Day Musings

May 8, 2016

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Has anyone else noticed that people look at married, childless women a little weird on Mother’s Day? Like maybe there’s something wrong with them because they don’t have children? While yes, I am 30 and married, I don’t currently have children and I don’t currently wish I had children at this exact time. While I […]

Christmas songs…

December 25, 2015

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If you’re like me, you spend weeks flipping stations to avoid Christmas music until it’s seasonally appropriate. For instance, no one wants to rock around the tree in early November. I’m a firm believer in allowing Thanksgiving to be complete before getting into the Christmas spirit. However, once the turkey is cleaned up, it’s full […]

Valentine’s Day…

February 14, 2015

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I admit it. I love Valentine’s Day. There’s just something nice about people being nice and expressing their love and appreciation for others, whether it be a significant other, their children, their parents, friends, grandparents or anyone else. I just like it. I like seeing the slightly embarrassed man buying a big bouquet of roses […]

March Snow

June 19, 2013

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Lately, our winters have been pretty sparse. Ever since the Snowmageddon of 2010, we haven’t been getting a lot of snow each year. That’s actually fine with me; I’m not a winter weather person anyway. But, one random day in March, we received more than 6 inches of snow in the matter of a few […]

Pinterest goodies…

March 21, 2013

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Today’s post is a little different than the others. I’m a Pinterest addict. I can’t help it. I’ve always been pretty crafty (a trait I received from my mother) and Pinterest just helps feed my passion for all things DIY. Below are just a few of the projects I completed for the holidays, including both […]