Friday Faves – “On the Go” Edition

Friday Faves – “On the Go” Edition

  Friday. On the Go! That probably describes every aspect of my life right now. Probably yours too! Right?! Ferrying kids here, shuttling others there and feeling undeniably grateful that I have actually lived here long enough to have other parents to switch off on carpools. And then trying to plan trips and remember to [...]

Travel Tuesday…advice and opinions

Travel Tuesday…advice and opinions

  Advice and Opinions Europe and UK. In less than three weeks, I will be boarding a plane for my very first overseas trip! Most of you who have been following a while already know about my trip, but some of my new readers might have missed it. Over spring break, the hubby and I [...]

Friday Faves – “Words” Edition

Friday Faves – “Words” Edition

Friday. Power of Words. I can't believe we are already almost through the month of March. It's only 3 more Fridays before I leave for Europe. I'm beginning to get serious about my to-do list. It's much longer than the one above, but those are some of the things I need to start working on. [...]

Nobody Said Parenting Teenagers Would Be Easy

Nobody Said Parenting Teenagers Would Be Easy

Parenting Teenagers. Nobody said parenting teenagers would be easy. Nope! I've never heard it said. I had thoughts for this post that began to take shape during my shower. Anyone else have this stream of thoughts when they're in the shower? Or when you are awakened at 2 in the morning by thoughts? Or is [...]

Friday Faves “Green” Edition

Friday Faves “Green” Edition

It's Friday!! And St. Patrick's Day!! I shared about my Irish heritage in yesterday's post. Going Green. Today I'm sharing the "green" faves I found last weekend.  I'm not perfect in my environmental choices, but I'm trying to take steps in the right direction. Farm to Table Roanoke at Greenbrier Nurseries has a vendor's market [...]

Are you Irish? 

Are you Irish? 

Irish. Kiss me, I'm Irish. Just kidding about the kiss me part.  Not about the Irish part. (I love snapchat filters!) St. Patrick's Day. St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner. A celebration of the patron saint of Ireland. DNA Testing. Today, I'm going to share a little about my DNA, history, and ancestry. [...]

In Search of Simplicity

In Search of Simplicity

Simplicity Lately, I've been thinking a lot about simplicity. Actually, I've been thinking about it steadily for over a year. KonMari. I heard about the KonMari method around that time, even talked about it here.  I'm a KonMari dropout... I made it through books and clothes, maybe even dabbled into the next section...and then nothing. [...]

Farmer’s Market & Winter Weather

Farmer’s Market & Winter Weather

Farmer's Market & Winter Weather. Do you ever have plans and then life throws a wrench into them?   If not, then consider yourself lucky. The girlie came home sick on Friday, proceeded to run a fever most of the weekend. She attempted school yesterday. Made it two hours. I was on snack duty for [...]

Friday Faves – “Local” Edition

Friday Faves – “Local” Edition

Friday. Local Edition. Honestly, I think this is true most days. Minus the hot part! But today is Friday!! So I'm letting the other side of my new coffee mug represent today.   Fabulous, darling, Fab-u-lous. The crazy weather pattern in Virginia continues. We've had numerous days of close to and even hitting 70 degrees [...]