Oct 212016

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Bubbles was so excited to start kindergarten this year.  We spent time talking about what her teacher might be like, the friends she would make, the kinds of things she would learn.

Easy First Day of School Gifts - "Here's to a Smooth Year" free printables

She decided that she wanted to take something special for all the kids in the class.  Because we didn’t yet know what kinds of food allergies there may be, or personal preferences in general, I thought we should go a non-food route.  But I didn’t want to just give pencils (partially because we had just finished dropping off dozens of them at Kindergarten Open House). Continue reading »

Oct 202016

You know it’s fall when you see PSL hashtags start to pop up on Instagram.  And today I’m sharing a recipe for a homemade pumpkin spice latte scrub so you can smell as yummy as the favorite fall drink.

This Pumpkin Spice Latte Scrub is perfect for fall

A lot of years ago I worked for a local video store in my home town.  The town was very small so many businesses did double duty, offering up multiple shopping options.  The video store was no different, carving out part of the space to and installing tanning beds. Continue reading »

Oct 192016

I remember when a modem was pretty much all you needed to connect to the internet.  Well, a modem and possibly some earplugs so that the static-y screech of it connecting didn’t drive you crazy.

Here are 4 reasons you'll want the new Linksys WRT3200ACM Wi-Fi Router (especially if you love Netflix!)The reviewer has received the Linksys WRT3200ACM for free.

Now, though, internet connectivity is a little more complex as you’re likely using your ‘net for more than hoping to hear the “You’ve Got Mail” sound bite or dialing into a BBS.  (Yes, I just went way old school on you.) Continue reading »

Oct 172016

PJ Masks is one of my daughter’s newest favorite shows.  In fact, Owlette was a serious contender for her Halloween costume this year.

Free Printable PJ Masks Halloween Party Invitations

If you’re not familiar with PJ Masks show it’s about three friends – Connor, Amaya and Greg – who are each 6-years-old.  By day, they go to school like everyone else.  But at night they become Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, heroes who swoop into action solving mysteries that arise during the day. Continue reading »

Oct 102016

Recently I had the opportunity to participate in an Abigail Spencer interview.  That interview and this post are a partnership with the Role Mommy Writer’s Network.  During the interview we talked about lots of things, including her new show Timeless on NBC.

Abigail Spencer stars in Timeless. Find out one of her favorite parts about being in Timeless in my Abigail Spencer interview!

If you’re not familiar with Timeless, it airs on NBC at 10pm EST.  It’s about a team of unlikely heroes – including Lucy, a history professor, her bodyguard, a soldier named Wyatt, and Rufus, a scientist – that are trying to capture criminal mastermind Garcia Flynn.  Flynn has stolen an experimental time machine and is trying to rewrite American history through it’s use. Continue reading »