My First Whole Room Interior Design Challenge

I reused items we already had including a college dorm chair, but made it extra comfy and in style with a DIY midnight blue velvet re-cover job. The nesting shelves were from my son’s old nursery (which had been in a box for 6 years because we kept moving and they were a pain to…

How to Stay Motivated as a Stay at Home Mom: Think Like a CEO

I have discovered over the years that in order to feel fulfilled, happy and motivated as a stay at home mom, there are some important things to know. Sometimes you get into survival mode and it’s hard to get out of it. My hope is that if you’re there, you’ll be thriving soon, and these…

Parenting SPD Kids Takes Unicorn-Ninja Skills

My kindergarten girl is pretty typical when it comes to loving her unicorn toys and pink…I’d say she blends in pretty well…Nevermind, she dresses herself and can stand out quite a bit with her leopard print pants (we consider leopard print a neutral at our house) and floral sleeveless dresses in the middle of winter….

Work Hazards of a Stay-at-Home-Mom

Ugh. My shoulder and arm hurt. Really badly. I’ve been up since 3 something a.m. because I could no longer ignore the pangs. The frequency and duration of pain has gotten progressively worse since Dec. 9th., the day of my vein surgery when I was bruised up from that (and it was that time of…

More Effective than New Years Resolutions? It worked for me!

Do you believe in making New Years Resolutions?  Or do you think they’re for other people because you know you’ll forget about them in a few weeks; or maybe as a perfectionist you know you’ll give up when you can’t meet your expectation as well as you’d like?  Even if we all gave them up…

My Varicose Vein Treatment: Full Story

Earlier, I posted my vein story in part.  Here is the whole story.  I hope it helps inform anyone who is looking for relief of their exhaustion and itchy veins and wondering what vein treatment is like!

Better than Toys

Every kid can easily make an expansive (and probably expensive) Christmas wish list, and have a lot of fun dreaming of what they want to receive.  I used to look at a toy catalog as a kid and write my own illustrated list to Santa. (I had an inkling it was really Mom and Dad…

The Stork brought me Varicose Veins

I’m in my early 30s, but I’m already taking after my lovely Grandma with her varicose vein issues. She’s had treatment for them, as well as a few other female family members, so I guess it was only a matter of time for me, thanks to my genes.  However, I didn’t imagine varicose veins would…

The Surprising Outcome of my No Credit Month in 2019

A few days before November, I don’t recall what prompted it exactly, but I spoke to my hubby asking him to be on board with a “No Shopping November” challenge.  Considering a few recent purchases (but not knowing we’d need a lot of work on our vehicle), he agreed that would be a good idea. …