- Finding a Groove or Stuck in a RutWhy this terminology exactly? A groove is an established route or routine. Not necessarily so well traveled that you break an axle in it or can’t take a detour that looks interesting, but enough that you can let yourself go on auto pilot for a bit without fear of straying too far. Then there is a rut. That is a long deep track made by repeated traffic that makes a trail nearly impossible to get off of, or it is a pattern of behavior that is dull, unproductive, and difficult to change.
- When Not Getting Dressed Seems EasierFollow my blog with Bloglovin You’ve been there. You wake up in the morning and… just nah. Yesterday you had plans to be productive today: to finally catch up on the laundry, to load the dishwasher, to take a shower. These should seem like simple tasks, but not today. Today they are mountains. All youContinue reading “When Not Getting Dressed Seems Easier”
- 10 Things Every Girl’s Closet Should IncludeEveryone has something about their style that they can’t live without, something that makes or breaks every outfit. For some people it’s their shoes. They line their closet racks with every style and color of shoe thinkable. For others, it’s their cardigan collection. Having a few solid cardigan options opens up a world of newContinue reading “10 Things Every Girl’s Closet Should Include”
- Hot Mess Mama: That’s OKI am a mess. A total, complete, disaster of a woman. Luckily, I am also very loved. My husband has the patience of a saint, and my daughter learned that sarcasm is an excellent way to redirect my wandering brain. All that love doesn’t change the fact that I would lose my head if itContinue reading “Hot Mess Mama: That’s OK”
- You, Me, and A Cup of Tea: JanuaryAllow me to introduce you to a new series: You, Me, and a Cup of Tea. The idea behind this series came to me one evening last week. I was venting to my husband about work and life, and generally small little things that just crawled under my skin and that I needed to talkContinue reading “You, Me, and A Cup of Tea: January”
- 5 Ways to Start the New Year FreshI don’t know about you, but I am downright terrible at keeping up with mundane little tasks around the house. All those little things that really only take a short time to complete, but I never actually do them? Well, they start to pile up after a while. I’m also not good at “Spring Cleaning”Continue reading “5 Ways to Start the New Year Fresh”
- New Year, New Me: And Other FairytalesI’m going to be real, nitty, gritty honest here. I think new year resolutions are a farce: a sham if you will. I think it does nothing more than set you up for failure. But why? Why do I think that setting goals and going for them is fake? I don’t. I think setting goalsContinue reading “New Year, New Me: And Other Fairytales”
- The Beat of My Own DrumI am a bit of an odd duck. Always have been. I’ve never fit into any one classification or another, with the exception of the nerds…I ALWAYS fit in with them. This lack of classification is something I’m proud of, something I cherish. You see, in high school, I was one of the “smart kids.”Continue reading “The Beat of My Own Drum”
- Christmas 2020 is Different and I’ve Never Been HappierChristmas 2020. This year has been different all around. Christmas is going to be no exception. Every year, for the past 10 years, I have played a major role in purchasing and preparing the Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. Most of the time, my husband and I were the hosts as well. I love cooking forContinue reading “Christmas 2020 is Different and I’ve Never Been Happier”
Isn’t that understatement! I feel like it’s forcing a redirect in points of view though, and I love it!
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