Great Brand: Bombas

If you know and like brands like Tom’s and Warby Parker, then you should get to know Bombas. It is a relatively new brand that focuses on being socially conscious. While Toms gives away shoes to those in need, and Warby Parker gives glasses and eye exams, Bombas gives socks. You don’t think about it… read more

Best Buys: Green Mountain Coffee

Like Goldilocks I am always on the hunt for a coffee that is just right. Not too weak, but not too bold… This summer I have been totally digging Green Mountain Coffee‘s “breakfast blend”. The company was founded by Robert Stiller, who was vacationing in VT 30 years ago and wandered into a mom and pop… read more

Best Gifts: Snap Circuits Jr.

From time to time I get a text from a friend asking what I think are the best gifts for kids – age 6, 7, 8, 10, etc. This gift, Snap Circuits Jr., was sent to us by Emma’s (my 8 year old) godmother. It has provided us with hours of fun. JT (my 19… read more

Best Buys: Lingerie

Let’s face it. What we wear on the outside is what people notice but what we wear under our clothes can be equally as important when it comes to how our clothes look on us. Fit and comfort are pivotal. And I won’t deny that a sexy new bra can give a woman a confidence boost even if… read more

For The Kids: Bathtime Fun

Floating Octopus – This one floats and has multiple pieces so my 1-year-old has loved playing with it recently. He takes the rings off, puts them back on, and takes the rings off, and… Well you know how it goes. Skip Hop Pouring Ducks – I used to always wish I had a plastic cup in the… read more

Best Buys: Target

You know the drill. You need tape, poster board, and maybe a case of water. You head to Target and return with 18 other things – none of which you needed. Dagh!!!!! There’s something in the water over at Target. Whatever you do, do NOT go to Target with children. Things will get out of control. That… read more

Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers for Her

I’m feeling a little behind over here on the Christmas front. With just 8 days to go until the big day I am busy scouring the internet for something special for each person on my list. We are hug fans of stockings in our home and that’s often where I receive my favorite gifts. The… read more

Great Places: Jones Family Farms

You asked for it – so I am delivering. Every year I have at least a handful of readers who ask me where they can go to cut down their own Christmas tree. This past weekend we headed to the Jones Family Farms to chop down a beautiful Douglas Fir. It’s an understatement to say… read more

Ode to Parenting

Ode to Coffee Oh coffee, my coffee, how I do love thee. With puffy eyes and mangled hair I come to you each day. You, so quiet and serene, no arguing with you over what you want to wear to school. “Put on your shoes!” I say to you never. I walk away – leaving… read more

Great Gadget: Wine Brush

  As I sit here bloggin’ and sippin’ on a glass of wine I realized that children (and the things invented to help with them) really can be a boon to all people. Even those who don’t have kids. And especially those who drink. And most especially those who drink wine. A few weeks back… read more