30 Days Of…September Challenge

30 Days Of…September Challenge

  Monthly Challenge. Yesterday I shared what I learned during my 30 days of no alcohol. As promised, today I'm announcing what my September "30 Days Of..." Challenge will be. 30 Days of no single use plastic shopping bags.   Plastic Shopping Bags. Now before you roll your eyes, I did promise that this one [...]

What I Learned From 30 Days Of No Alcohol

What I Learned From 30 Days Of No Alcohol

  30 days of no alcohol. [blankly stares off into space. nope. not me.] That's what I thought when I first read something about it being the perfect time to try 30 days of no alcohol as we were heading into Virgo season. Obviously, it was on some astrology site. I can't even remember which [...]

Street Corners of Amsterdam

Street Corners of Amsterdam

Travel. One thing that I've noticed about traveling to new places is that around every corner there are exciting things...unfamiliar and yet, exhilarating.   Street Corners of Amsterdam. So today, I thought we'd take a stroll around the street corners of Amsterdam. Amsterdam was the first place that my feet trod on foreign soil (outside [...]

Friday Faves Edition 28

Friday Faves Edition 28

  Friday. Edition 28.   Back to School. If you read Wednesday's post, then you know that my teens went back to school this week. They started Wednesday so it's a short week for them. So a whole lotta faves this week for this mama. Soccer Tournament. Over the weekend, Miss Sunshine had a soccer [...]

Back to School

Back to School

  Back to School. Today was back to school day for my teenagers. It's always such a bittersweet day for me. On one hand, I'm happy to get back into a routine...and have some silence. On the other, it marks a moment in time of being one step closer to having my little birds fly [...]

Friday Faves – Edition 27

Friday Faves – Edition 27

  Friday. Edition 27. Happy Friday Everybody! I hope that you've had an amazing week so far. Mine has been pretty packed.  We are on the countdown until school begins. Next Wednesday is the day. We did our big purge over the weekend. And while we definitely made massive headway (think... I can see the [...]

Shine Bright

Shine Bright

Hatred exists. Sometimes I still just have the hardest time wrapping my mind around this fact. And yet, it's there. You'd think that as a human species who claims to have evolved we'd have learned that hatred solves nothing. nothing. Charlottesville. Charlottesville is just a tiny fragment in the whole of this hateful divisiveness being [...]

Friday Faves – Edition 26

Friday Faves – Edition 26

  Friday. Edition 26. We're rolling into another weekend... the second one of August already! But before we get there, I'm sharing some of my faves this week. Back to School Shopping. Miss Sunshine and I did some school shopping. Back to school shopping for a female going into 8th grade is not for the [...]

The Necropolis in Glasgow

The Necropolis in Glasgow

  The Necropolis. Sandwiched between my exterior tour of Glasgow Cathedral and walking along viewing the Murals of Glasgow,  I took a brief walk through the Necropolis of Glasgow. Hauntings. I don't typically visit cemeteries because my mother always used to say she wasn't sure if a ghost might follow us home. She was only half [...]

Friday Faves – Edition 25

Friday Faves – Edition 25

  Friday! Edition 25. Sometimes I have to ask myself what happened to the week. Teeth. Well, this one was filled with dental cleanings for me and the teens. I was at the dentist office 3 days in a row! Yesterday Miss Sunshine had her final orthodontic evaluation. Baby teeth are gone and molds were [...]