Car Organization Tips for Busy Parents

Car Organization Tips for Busy Parents

When my children were younger, one of my goals was to keep them from becoming overburdened with busy after-school schedules. Now that they are older, we have managed to walk that fine line between busy and over-scheduled. Even though our schedule is doable, we still spend a lot of time in the car. My daughter attends a performing arts school three days a week that is 30 miles away from home. Over the past year, the two of us have {Read More}

8 Uses For Old Dance Tights

8 Uses for Old Dance Tights

In August, my daughter started her seventh year of dance. In addition to ballet classes and rehearsals four to five days a week, she also dances at her performing arts school five days a week. This means that we go through a lot of tights. Even though she’s older and is less likely to pull on a snag or roll around on a dirty dance floor, tights usually don’t last longer than a month or so. I was tired of {Read More}

How to Host a Neighborhood Garage Sale

How to Host a Neighborhood Garage Sale

The weather is finally cooling off in Arizona, which means it is time for garage sales in my neighborhood. Hosting a successful garage sale takes time and hard work, which is why I prefer to participate in neighborhood-wide garage sales. With more people pooling their resources for advertising, posting signs, etc., you’re probably going to end up with more customers. If you’ve never participated in a neighborhood-wide garage sale, why don’t you take the initiative and set one up! If {Read More}

Win A Sol Republic Bluetooth Speaker DECK [Review & Giveaway]

Enter to Win a Sol Republic DECK

Disclaimer: I received a Sol Republic DECK for review purposes, this did not influence my review. For more information read the Privacy & Disclosure Policy. If you’re in the market for a Bluetooth speaker for your tween or teen, this is the review and giveaway for you. I recently had the opportunity to test out the Sol Republic Motorola DECK, a wireless speaker that uses Bluetooth technology to connect to your mobile phone, portable MP3 player or any other compatible {Read More}

Happy 13th Birthday Alex

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On this date in 2001, I became a mom. I wanted to wish my sweet, loving, smart and handsome young man, Alex, a Happy 13th Birthday! Love you sunshine.

Iceland Vacation: Planning a 15th Anniversary Getaway

Iceland Vacation - Blue Lagoon

My 15th anniversary getaway vacation planning continues – this week I’m focusing on Iceland. When I asked my husband where he’d like to go for our anniversary in October 2015, he jokingly said Iceland. But, I think he might have been on to something – an Iceland vacation may be the perfect way to celebrate 15 years together. About Iceland As of January 2014, the population in Iceland is 325,000 and while the language of the country is Icelandic, English {Read More}

Ava’s First Day of School – 5th Grade

First Day of School 2014-2015

Ava started her first day of 5th grade today. She is attending a local performing arts school for children in grades 5 through 12, so she’s officially considered a middle school student. This is her ‘serious student’ look. She’s over the moon about the new school though, let’s hope she’s as excited when I pick her up this afternoon as she was when I dropped her off this morning!