Archives for March 2017

Of course my guys get some candy in their Easter baskets. But honestly, neither of them is huge on candy and who wants to fill a basket with only candy? I'm always on the hunt for cute non-candy ideas each year to include in their baskets. Here's a round-up of some good picks for this year if you're looking for the same: The Tangle, original … [Read more...]

A couple of weeks ago, my local gym had weekend-long coupons to my local Athleta and to use on It was 3 days of 20% off with this personalized coupon so of course I took advantage as Athleta coupons are few and far between! Athleta still continues to my fav shop for workout gear. I'll sometimes piece up a piece or two at the Gap but … [Read more...]

I've been in search of a cute shirtdress for the spring. They're showing them everywhere but I've tried a few over the last couple of weeks. The recent two I tried were these from Banana Republic and the Gap. This one was from Banana Republic - it was new just a few weeks ago and it's already sold out! So I can't link to this one … [Read more...]

While I had been hearing buzz about Beautycounter for a few years now, I had yet to really check out them out. So when I recently ran into the sister of a friend of mine - a Beautycounter rep - I was intrigued enough with what I had heard to finally try some of the products. Lori met me and gave me a bag of products to take home and try out for the … [Read more...]

We have leftover chicken in our house all the time. I love to buy rotisserie chickens at Sam's Club and the grocery store for various recipes but I tend to get stuck in a rut and make the same old, same old. My kids are all about rice and this Saturday Night Special Fried Rice is right up their alley. It just takes prepping by having a couple of … [Read more...]

What's the latest on your tween or teen's favorite reading list? My 13-year-old is an avid reader, which is amazing given that he started elementary school as a reluctant reader. He was a late bloomer but also? Some of those early education reading books bored him! He has an active imagination and like me, he is more intrigued by fantasy, science … [Read more...]

Earlier this week, we were hit with snow storm Stella. It was winter's last attempt at saying her peace. At least, I hope that's the case because I'm going to be super cranky if we get any more snow at a this point now that it's the end of March. It's no secret that I'm not a fan of the cold and snow. This snow was brutal too because it was snow … [Read more...]

Blah. It's a gross day here in Philly and epic Nor'easter Stella ended up being a little less epic and more fizzle. But ya know, since she's named Stella, of course there has to be a Stella & Dot flash sale! There's a bunch of great items at half price today but my absolute favs are these Relic Studs on sale for $16.80 {click on flash sale … [Read more...]

We've been wanting to take the boys to a Cirque du Soliel show for ages but for whatever reason, it's never come together until now! When we heard that Cirque du Soliel Toruk show was coming to the Wells Fargo Center here in Philadelphia, we jumped on the opportunity to finally see a show. Of course, it didn't disappoint. How these acrobats are … [Read more...]

This beautiful children's book, When God Made You, released last week and it shot to the Amazon bestseller list within a day! It's currently listed as the #1 bestseller in Children's Christian Books! It's written by Matthew Paul Turner, the husband of a blogger friend of mine. (He also wrote God Made Light, which I wrote about here a few years … [Read more...]