Grocery Shopping Tips. But Not Really.

Grocery shopping is the worst part of being a grown up. It doesn’t help that I am particularly bad at meal planning. I do well at neither the meal nor the planning portion of the activity. To say grocery shopping is not my favorite thing is an understatement of comic proportions. When we lived in California we […]

How Simply Prepaid™ from T-Mobile Works for My Family

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ChangingPrepaid #CollectiveBias — Thank you for supporting the businesses that make this blog possible. I’m a fan of gadgets and doodads. I’m not sure if they make doodads anymore but I know they make gadgets. Except they are […]

Chasing Spring in a Shirtdress

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Spring has to arrive sometime, right? It’s been so rainy and dreary here in Houston lately it’s hard to believe it’s March. But I’m putting mind over matter with a great spring look from J.Jill. Dresses and skirts are my go-to pieces when I want to look nice but feel comfortable. Dresses and jewelry are […]

Why I Can’t Have Nice Things


Last spring, because I am nothing if not original, I gave the girls a “Frozen” themed birthday party. This was not a Pinterest party; this was all me. I don’t even remember how much input I had from the girls, because I had a vision, you see. A snowflake filled vision. Whether it started as […]

Combining Separates with Interest


Yesterday as I was leaving Target, I saw a woman running towards the store. Two things were striking about this image: 1) she was running while wearing pumps and dress pants; 2) she was not wearing a coat or scarf or anything other than her plain v-neck, long-sleeve tee, dress pants, and pumps and it […]