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

Cool Car: The Jeep Grand Wagoneer

It’s almost like the universe heard my prayer. This may take some of you by surprise but I have a thing for cars. Fast ones, unique ones, classic ones… While driving last week up in Vermont I was day-dreaming about the type of rustic car I would like to have at our house there. I imagined… read more

Great Product: Color Wow

  During the summer “Mommy Maintenance” hits an all-time low. With camp, and swimming, and crafting, and chilling there just isn’t time to highlight, paint nails, or blow dry much. Thank God for products like Color Wow that help to hide the lack of effort. A friend recently introduced me to this line and I… read more

Better Business: Computer Super Center

When my hard drive died a few weeks back it’s an understatement to say I was panicked. My initial inclination was to run to the Apple Store for help. In retrospect I now realize that Apple is great at making/selling technology but not necessarily at fixing it. After tinkering with my laptop they had the… read more

Best Buys: Summer Fun!

These are some our favorite summer items. A great song, a guiltless ice cream treat, fun pool toys… We’ve done a lot of product testing and this sunscreen is the bomb! And don’t even get me started on Whispering Angel Rosé… Happy summer to all! {Honest Spray Sunscreen, Swimway Toypedos, Skinny Cow Ice Cream Cones,… read more

Home: The Well Appointed House

These days I have home furnishings on the brain… My talented friend Melissa Hawks has run a super successful blog and retail site called The Well Appointed House for 15 years and recently decided to open a storefront for her brand that sells beautiful baubles and the perfect gifts. I want one of every item… read more