Farewell Miley and Hannah


I should be super sad to write this, but I’m not. I’m smiling as I say “Farewell Miley & Hannah!” Back in May, we added two baby chicks to our household: Miley & Hannah. I’d been wanting chickens for a long time and had done lots of research before deciding to add new pets to our family. It was really cool to get the girls when they were only 2 days old and watch them grow into pullets with our kids. {Read More}

Karina Dresses on ModCloth + November FrockStar Giveaway


Thanks to Karina Dresses (and their FrockStar™ blogger program), I have discovered ModCloth. And I’m totally in love. Karina Dresses: Patti in Navy Floral I’m wearing the Patti dress in the photo above. With pearls. And sensible shoes. And I’m standing in my friend Kristen’s living room, because her house is an amazing work of mid-century modern and Mykl thought it would make a great background for photos of me in the dress. He was right. It’s my first dress with {Read More}

Halloween Family Traditions


Yesterday was Halloween, my favorite holiday of the year. The candy, the costumes, the decorations – I love it all. And I especially enjoy the family traditions we’ve created. Halloween has been a difficult day for my family since my Aunt Monica passed away in 2002. That makes me extra appreciative to be able to give my cousin Cheryl and my dad big hugs in person. Just like last year, the cousins joined our kids to go trick-or-treating in our {Read More}

Halloween Thumbprint Spiders Activity

Fingerprinting Halloween Crafts with Kids, Easy at home kid activities fun, break out the paint!

Trisha’s Halloween Thumbprint Spiders Activity My name is Trisha and I am a creative mom blogger over at MomDot. Jen has very kindly allowed me to write a quick article for all of you and introduce myself! I hope that if this article helps you in any way and you enjoy this type of content, you come over and say hi to my on my blog. Now lets get started- While I know some are being negative ninnys about the {Read More}

Giveaway: Pink Basis Fashion Under $50


Over the summer I discovered PinkBasis.com, a site offering fantastic fashion deals at bargain prices. Right away, their amazing shoe collection caught my eye. When I saw they had a whole bunch of ridiculously high heels with price tags I could actually afford, I knew I was in the right place. I’m 5’4″ and can’t walk in heels for the life of me, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love to buy them for the occasional photo shoot or burlesque {Read More}

Awesome online neighbor + new floor!


Last week, I made the breakthrough that it was time to hire someone to finish a house project I’d been putting off for far too long – my dining area floor. I know, it was bad. Even when you picture a big dining room table on top of that, it’s still a mess. I mean, there’s cardboard taped on the floor between the dining area and the kitchen because I couldn’t figure out how to pry up the spiky transition {Read More}

Date Night Décolletage: Gala Wrap from Karina Dresses


Mykl’s a total boob guy. So for our last date night, I couldn’t resist picking a dress that highlighted my décolletage*. This is my 2nd dress from Karina Dresses, and I couldn’t be happier that I chose the Gala Wrap this time around. (Last month I reviewed the Marisa dress.) The Gold Marble print is awesome and I love how the pattern is eye-catching without being too busy. About once a month, Mykl and I wind up with a kid-free {Read More}

5 Parenting Podcasts Worth Listening To #VZWbuzz


I’ve been on a major podcast kick ever since I discovered the awesomeness of Bluetooth headphones earlier this summer. My latest endeavor has been to discover the best parenting podcasts to listen to on my phone* while I’m on the go. 5 Parenting Podcasts Worth Listening To PediaCast - PediaCast is a pediatric podcast for parents. Dr. Mike interviews parents and pediatric experts to tackle different issues related to kids health. I’ve found it to be a great resource for health information for kids {Read More}

My life lately: busy, crazy, awesome


I’ve had a few people ask me recently what I’ve been up to lately. The short answer is that things are busy, crazy, and AWESOME. Aside from just the regular being a mom and kick-ass girlfriend stuff I do, October is one of my busiest months of the year. I’m the social media manager for Prestige Conference, and we just held our first event this past weekend. If you were trying to spot me in the crowd, I was the {Read More}

October #Frockstar Giveaway from Karina Dresses

Fall Frockstar

It’s time for another Karina Dresses Frockstar™ wardrobe giveaway! Just like last month, one lucky winner will receive SIX new Karina dresses to infuse their wardrobe with a major style boost. So far, I’ve only modeled the Marisa dress for you guys. I love it so much I wore it again yesterday for an all-day conference so I could go from day to night with ease. I felt comfortable AND beautiful all day, plus got lots of compliments on my look. {Read More}