Don’t Miss Jack Daniel’s Summer Swarm #SummerSwarm

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This post brought to you by Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey. All opinions are 100% mine. What are you doing this summer? I don’t know about you, but I like to make the most of my summer vacations. Zip lines in Puerto Rico, hiking in the mountains of Western North Carolina, snorkeling in Turks and Caicos [...]

Goodbye, Dirty Dishes! Hello, Cascade My Platinum #MyPlatinum

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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Cascade. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Guess what, folks? I’m a brand new Cascade My Platinum Ambassador! Yippee! What exactly does that mean? Well, it means that over the next few weeks, [...]

How Do You Process Grief?

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Sometimes you have to take a step back from everything you’re doing and take a long, hard look at the way you live your life. Sometimes this is the result of something amazing happening; one of those instinctual OH MY GOSH I AM SO LUCKY moments that fills our hearts with pure joy and gratitude. [...]

I Believe in the Power of Being Nice

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About a year ago, I cut all ties with one of my oldest and dearest friends. As the background story is long, I’ll give you the cliff notes version: she was romantically involved with a family member for many years, and left her fiance for that family member. When that relationship ended, I remained friends [...]

Top 5 Ways to a Better Life According to Dave Grohl

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This is a loose interpretation of Dave Grohl’s Keynote speech at SXSW in Austin,TX and I thought it was so profound that I had to share it here with you all. As a mom, as a blogger, as a human being on this planet; I think each of Dave Grohl’s points in itself is applicable [...]

The Day My Boobs Betrayed Me

I’ve been living by the motto “you only live once” for quite a while now. I’ve dealt with my fair share of deaths in the family, and when Angeline’s father died five years ago, it was a tipping point for me. Life is short. So Chris and I saved every penny we could, we paid [...]

It Always Seems Impossible…

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I just did something crazy. I purchased a ticket to the TBEX Dublin travel bloggers conference. I did it. I am going. I don’t know if anyone will be going with me, I don’t know if I will know anyone when I get there… But I am going. To Ireland. I have decided that 2013 [...]

My First OHMYGOD Moment as a Mom


Being a parent can be terrifying. Aside from the every day challenges that raising a child brings, we sometimes encounter situations where everything is completely out of our control. I had my first OH MY GOD WHAT AM I GOING TO DO? moment last week…when Angeline called me to tell me that there had been [...]

Happiness is a Way of Travel, Not a Destination


I love the saying  “Life is a journey, not a destination.” It is one of my favorite quotes, and I reference it often. I truly believe this to be true, and strive to find the joy in everyday life so that at the end of my journey, I can look back and be able to [...]

5 Small Steps to Living a Healthier Life in 2013

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With the dropping of the ball in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, people around the country began making their resolutions for 2013. While many were resolving to join a gym, I didn’t have any resolutions for 2013. Why? Because I got a head start on making changes to live a healthier life in 2013 [...]