My latest read was this book, Circe. I saw it listed somewhere along the way and thought it seemed up my alley as I always loved Greek Mythology as a kid. It was a great read! Slow at times but compelling and interesting. Circe is a nyphm, the daughter of Titan Helios, the God of the sun. She's a lesser God and in traditional lore she most notably … [Read more...]

Hi friends! It's most definitely been awhile! Life is busy, as always. I've been working around 30 hours a week in my day job, on top of having two active kiddos and a busy family schedule. 6th grade and 9th grade for our guys now.It's hard to believe that the baby who inspired me to start this blog is now in high school. We moved both of our … [Read more...]

Cute arm candy is always my favorite part of jewelry! If you ask my kids or my husband what piece of jewelry I like the best, they would definitely all know to say bracelets because I'm always buying and trading up my jewelry. Lately I'm into thread/rope bracelets and I wanted to show you guys ones I wore to an evening out this weekend! They are … [Read more...]

You know it's a good book when you finish and you're sad it's over. I'm still reeling and thinking about Moloka'i, the historical book I finished last night. The book is set in the early 1900s in Hawaii, during one of the largest medical quarantines that ever happened in the US. (leprosy) The story follows Rachel Kalama, a 7 year old girl who … [Read more...]

NFL season starts officially tomorrow! Here in Philadelphia, the vibe is more jazzed up than ever. I'm not sure Philly will ever come off the high that hit the city last year with the Philadelphia Eagles big Super Bowl win. As an Eagles fan, it is definitely a time I'll never forget. The Eagles play tomorrow night in the NFL season opener and … [Read more...]

Huge newsflash/sale that hit my inbox today that I had to share for Beautycounter- they are offering 20% off orders right now! I'm new but apparently they've never done this before so it's pretty awesome. If there's something you've been thinking of trying, now is the time with the discount. I joined Beautycounter as a consultant last month … [Read more...]

So we go to visit my parents in North Carolina a few times a year. Down there, the beach culture seems to involve getting to the beach early and setting up one of these large party tents to help deal with the heat and have some shade for the day. It always seemed like a lot of work to me but also appealing in that you have your own little cabana … [Read more...]

Awhile back, a friend shared what she had done on the wall in her family room. She had a series of square wall tiles that were her Instagram photos and it was just beautiful. I figured she spent a lot of money so I asked her about it and it turns out it was totally affordable! She ordered them from Mixtiles, where you can order 3 tiles at 8x8 … [Read more...]

Does this even need any description? These are perfect. You can get them at my friend Kelly's Etsy shop, Give an Eff - 15% of the proceedswill go to RAICES - The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services. https://bit.ly/2Kd0XnE Note - I'm using an affiliate link. If anyone clicks over and buys these, I'll be sending Kelly … [Read more...]

Bringing you guys a delicious recipe today for Blueberry coffee cake. It's an easy one too - check out the list of ingredients. Great for a Sunday brunch or summer breakfast for the kiddos!   Blueberry Coffee Cake w/ Cinnamon Oat Streusel   Save Print Box of vanilla cake mix 1 box of instant vanilla pudding 1 cup of sour cream 1 … [Read more...]