I Bought a Picture Worth 1000 Words

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If you look at any family photo or group picture of me on Facebook, you will see that I am always the one standing in the back. One of the perks of being tall is that I always have an excuse to stand behind someone else when I am getting my picture taken. If I […]

My Surprising Family Tree: An AncestryDNA Review

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(Limited time offer: April 23-27 get 20% off AncestryDNA. If you are ordering more than one kit, try using code FREESHIPDNA to cut your shipping cost a little) I’ve grown up thinking of myself as basically Irish. My grandmother’s maiden name was Emma Lou O’Malley, which is as Irish as you can get. We celebrate […]

How Much Difference Does An Inch Really Make?

Difference of an Inch

I’m pretty open about sharing personal things on my blog, including a lot about my own insecurities. I’ve been turning this post over in my head for quite awhile and after talking to my kids the other day, I decided the time had come to write it. Put your fingers out in front of you […]

The Selection Is Great Read for Mom and Teen

Reading The Selection

A couple of years ago my teen daughter and I started reading some of the same books. It was slow at first as I was trying to find things that were age appropriate for her and that I would enjoy as well. Given that I love Young Adult books, it started to really pick up […]

The Struggle to Stay a Christian

Staying Christian

Although I don’t talk about it frequently, I have been open on my blog and social media about my religious beliefs. I’ve been a Christian all my life, although not the kind that goes to church every Sunday and participates in Bible study. I’m the one you probably call a “Chreaster” who shows up on […]

Exclusive SNL Candy (Including Schweddy Balls)

SNL Candy Collection

Every now and again I come across some amazing products online that I can’t help but share with my friends. This is one of those times. (and if you are looking for a coupon, I have an exclusive one!) I had never heard of the site IT’SUGAR before, but their Exclusive Saturday Night Live merchandise […]

Win Chin Up Fitspiration Plus Exclusive Deal

Win a Shirt from Chin Up Apparel

When I first started working out, I wore whatever old t-shirt I could find. After I started taking it more seriously, I started buying actual “workout clothes.” My daily wardrobe consists of solid colored shirts (usually a shade of pink or blue) and black or gray tech pants. Pretty much every…single…day. But I noticed a […]

Tweens Show Their #DisneySide with Villains Party

DisneySide Villain Party

Last year I was lucky enough to host a Disney Side party and we had an AMAZING time with the teens and tweens doing Disney Karaoke. I was afraid this year when we were chosen to host one again that we would not be able to top it! However, between the goodies we were sent, […]

Personalized Printable Valentine’s Day Cards

Free Personalized Valentine's Day Cards

I fell in love with Frecklebox a couple of months ago when I was shopping for Christmas gifts for my nieces. They absolutely loved the personalized coloring books that I sent them! This month Frecklebox is offering free coloring pages and cards for Valentine’s Day. You simply pick the design you want, enter the child’s […]