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Extended Stay America – Clean & Family Friendly

Over the past year I have done quite a bit of travel for both work and for fun with the kids. We have had some great hotel stays and few pretty awful ones, too, but the one thing that I   Read More »

3 Reasons I Switched to French Press Coffee

French Press coffee better than keurig

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links which means if you click on one and make a purchase, I will earn a small commission on that sale (which goes to pay for things like the hosting for this site). I didn’t   Read More »

BEST {Maraschino Cherry} Pancakes Ever

This amazing recipe was originally dreamed up by Carolina Moore (Always Expect Moore) during the Create Make and Celebrate Retreat!  This post is sponsored by Cherry Man but the opinions are mine.  These are the BEST {Maraschino Cherry} pancakes ever.   Read More »

Cinnamon Dolce Latte Protein Shake with the Nutri Ninja

Cinnamon Dolce Latte Protein Shake

When I was at the blogging conference, BlogHer, this summer, one of the companies in the Expo Hall was Ninja – the makers of my favorite blender – the Ninja. Before I had a Ninja, I managed to break literally   Read More »

My New Planner Obsession – Erin Condren

Erin Condren vertical life planner

I love to plan – with markers, stickers, color and doodles. It makes me happy and the organization brings peace to my day. I have been making various planner pages of my own for years, but when I discovered Erin   Read More »

Menu Planning for the Busy Mom

Menu Planning for the Busy Mom

I can always tell what kind of a week it is going to be based on ONE thing – did I take 15 minutes over the weekend and make a plan? If the answer is YES, then chances are the   Read More »

Wrap It Up with Expressionery

Wrapping a teacher gift with Expressionery

One of my good friends is headed off this week to a new home in a new state to start her new career as a teacher. I thought it would be fun to put together a little bag of goodies   Read More »

Easy, Peasy Teacher Appreciation Gift

Expressionery

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week and while you may feel stressed about what to get or make for your kids’ teachers, think simple.  I recently got a custom, self-inking stamp from my friends at Expressionery.com and it is the   Read More »

Monday Motivation – Be Happy, Nothing Else Matters

Be Happy Nothing Else Matters

  Happy Monday! What is your motto this week? As we approach the end of the first month in our apartment, I am reminded that no matter what, happiness is the most important item on my to-do list. The property   Read More »

Simple Ham and Potato Soup

Simple Ham and Potato Soup

  Have you ever had a soup that you just couldn’t get enough of? I set out to make a ham and potato soup last night and after checking out a few recipes online, I decided to make my own   Read More »