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Pass the Remote. I’d like to Pause My Life.

Pass the Remote. I’d like to Pause My Life.

I remember learning how to use the VCR remote when I was a kid.  It was amazing how much control that little device gave me!  If I was scared, I could fast forward.  When there was a part of the movie that I loved or […]

Spring Reads: Slightly Inspired and Moderately Good

Spring Reads: Slightly Inspired and Moderately Good

Well, if that title for this Spring Reads post didn’t just grab you by the eyeballs and pull you in, I don’t know what will! Let’s just suffice it to say that the absolute reading bender that I went on in March totally sobered up […]

Summer in the Kitchen: NO COOK Dinners!

Summer in the Kitchen: NO COOK Dinners!

Raise your hand if you don’t want to cook dinner!!  (All around the world, readers raise their hands.)  OK, hold up.  I didn’t say you didn’t have to prepare dinner.  I just said you didn’t have to cook it.  Notice the difference?  And what an […]

Lessons I’ve Learned as a Middle School Parent

Lessons I’ve Learned as a Middle School Parent

The current school year is coming to a close, friends, and a new one will be beginning soon.  With new school years come new adventures, new grade levels, even new schools for some!  This will certainly be true for our family as our second son […]

5 Quick Takes for a Friday

5 Quick Takes for a Friday

OK, kids, hang onto your hats.  This is going to be a fast and furious blog post!  I don’t have a lot of (read: any) time to write at the moment, but there things I have to share!  So hold on tight and get ready […]

SUPER Moms are MARVELous!

SUPER Moms are MARVELous!

Happy almost Mother’s Day, you amazing mama, you!!!  And, just in case no one has told you yet today, I think you’re doing a SUPER job.  In fact, I think you’re simply MARVELous! All puns aside, though, I think we all know that moms are […]

Readers Suggest: 40+ Books to Read Next

Readers Suggest: 40+ Books to Read Next

When I asked you guys what I should read next, y’all came through in a big way! Let me back up a second, though… For those of you not playing the social media game with me, last week I asked my FB and IG followers […]

It Was An Easter Vigil Miracle

It Was An Easter Vigil Miracle

As much as I believe in their existence, I can’t say that I’m always on the lookout for miracles.  However, this past Saturday night as we celebrated the Easter Vigil, a miracle was on the lookout for me. Now, you may read this story and […]

Trendsend Review #6 – One Thing. Just One.

Trendsend Review #6 – One Thing. Just One.

Once again, it’s time to review another Trendsend box!  Over the past year, I’ve received and reviewed six of these subscription clothing service boxes.  Sometimes, I’ve been happy with what I received.  Sometimes, I questioned my stylist’s sanity.  You know…so it goes. The pieces I […]

How I Host 40+ People for Easter

How I Host 40+ People for Easter

If you had told me 10 years ago that I’d be happily hosting 40+ people for Easter, I would’ve questioned your sanity.  However, for the last several years, that’s exactly what I’ve done! Since living here in Jacksonville for the past 15 years, we’ve had […]