Will you forget me forever?

I had just turned 15. I was a Freshman in high school and it was Christmas morning. My youngest sister was 8 years old and woke us up bright and early to see the surprises Santa had left us. We gathered around and presents began to get passed out. As my sisters and I sat on the tan carpet in the living room, the boxes began to stack up in front of us. I noticed my mom looking around as if she was searching for something, specifically in my direction. Without warning she hurried out of the room but was Continue Reading →

Pressure Cooker, Car-less and Community

I found my easy button! Do you remember the Staples commercials with the easy button? We’ve all wished we could have one of those at some point. Life gets hard, the laundry is piled as high as your head, the kitchen is a mess….no problem, just push the easy button! Well have no fear, the easy button is here! The Power Pressure Cooker XL is my new easy button. I’m a little late to the electric pressure cooker craze, but I received this as a Christmas gift and I am now officially in love! Why didn’t I get one of Continue Reading →


Its been a rough week. The new year started, I sat down and wrote my goals, I had big aspirations and then SNEEZE. COUGH. SNIFFLE. My home was infected! Last week my husband seemed to have a bad case of allergies. With the weather being up and down between 30 and 70 degrees and winds up to 25mph, it was no surprise. This happens to him about once a year. The second or third day he decided to stay home from work and rest up. Now, in the ten years I have known him I think I can count on Continue Reading →

Happy 2018

We are already a week into the new year and I am just now starting to feel like I am recovered from December. I’m probably a little biased, but I think I might have had the busiest December of anyone I know. With holiday parties, my birthday, shopping, wrapping, Hallmark movies and traveling to my parents for Christmas, its always a busy time of year. But this past December also included a trip to Disney World. That’s right! I got to go to the happiest place on Earth, during the busiest month of the year, and it was magical! I Continue Reading →