Archives for March 2015

Nothing like a good old stomach bug to force you to lose a few pounds and rethink your eating habits.  It had been a LONG time since I had gotten the dreaded bug (years) but my kids were kind enough to pass some germs along last week. Ugh.  It sucked.  'Nuff said, right?  Trying to see the silver lining, I did lose a few pounds.  But also? I am … [Read more...]

Parents of little kids - I am so jealous of you for having this app at your disposal!!  YouTube Kids would have been so awesome when my kids were small! And to tell you guys the truth, it's actually still pretty great for them at age 11 and 8. My kids love YouTube.  Especially my oldest.  In his spare time, if you can't find him playing … [Read more...]

Hot sale alert: Crocs on Zulily!  They still have some great shoes on sale, check it out:   Espresso Crocs, $34.99 Crocs Hazelnut Loafers, $32.99 Crocs Red & White A-Leight Wedge, $32.99 Cognac Scorpious Flip Flop, $13.99 … [Read more...]

One of the warmer days this week, my boys wanted to go for a hike.  We had one on a bike, one on foot and a couple of neighbors and we did a little loop around the neighborhood.  It was SO NICE to get the fresh air but it's still really muddy and slushy out.  On top of that, I signed one of my kids up for spring soccer and I know the fields are … [Read more...]

My formerly reluctant reader has done a 180 in the last two years.  Nate was never a fan of reading in the early years, something that drove me nuts as an avid reader myself.  Looking back, I realize I needed to just give it time because now, in 5th grade, he loves to read.  Since before the holidays, he has been reading the same series and has not … [Read more...]

Yesterday I was out and about running some errands.  It was 50 degrees outside according to my car's thermometer and you would have thought I was in a tropical location for all the happiness the warm air and spring-like feel gave me.  I was wearing a pair of my fake Ugg boots and my feet were roasting and I was thinking how boot-wearing is about … [Read more...]

Following on the heels of last week's favorite lipstick post, I bring you shares from friends & Mommies with Style readers on their favorite mascaras. So my go-to lately has been this BUXOM Lash Mascara, $19 at Sephora.com.  I got a small sample of it with a Sephora box way back when and really liked it.  It goes on thick but not … [Read more...]

Following with last week's Girl Scout dessert theme {Thin Mint Cupcakes}, I have another delicious recipe for you that you can make with my FAVORITE Girl Scout Cookie - the Samoa! (Or Caramel Delites, as they call them here in PA. But I grew up calling them Samoas so they will always be Samoas to me.) Recipe:  Samoa Girl Scout cookie … [Read more...]

My kids went to school for a day and a half this week.  A DAY AND A HALF people.  Technically the half day was a 2 hour delay but I had to pick one up early for the orthodontist and you guys know how those delay days go - nothing gets done. As we sat inside for two days and I climbed the walls, I clicked on an ad for some adorable spring dresses … [Read more...]

When I was checking out at Wegmans the other day with some St. Patrick's Day extras, the checkout lady commented, "isn't it funny how we all become a little Irish around St. Patrick's Day?"  We had a good laugh and I told her that I actually am half Irish.  She actually had an accent so I asked her where she was from and it turned out she was … [Read more...]