our summer in pictures (plus a big surf waterpark giveaway)

This summer I took a bit of a bloggy hiatus. If you’re a blogger too you know how time consuming blogging can be.  Between my 3 out-of-school teenagers and my paying gigs, other things needed to be cut. There are only so many hours in the day, no? Our school… Read More→


an update post

Have you missed me? (Crickets.) When I look at my homepage I see three Wednesday Linkies in a row and nothing of any substance. Sorry. That’s lame of me. So what do you say we do a totally random-stream of consciousness-catch all update post? Because that’s basically where I’ve been… Read More→


weekend in pictures

This weekend came and went in a flash. There was a lot going on in these parts… The never-ending hardscaping/landscaping projects took a big leap forward this week. We have everything ready for a front patio to be poured shortly. On Saturday I got to participate in a blogging panel… Read More→


this summer we…

Amazing but true, our summer ended one month ago today. Being on a “modified year round” school system means we get 7 weeks of Summer and that’s that. I know its short when I’m not even ready for school to start (but a nice three week Fall break is right… Read More→


spark & hustle conference: you just never know

    So yesterday I took a little road trip up to Scottsdale with Karen (Desert Chica Ramblings) and Becca (Our Crazy Boys) to attend a one day event for women business owners and entrepreneurs called Spark & Hustle. It is the brainchild of Tory Johnson, Good Morning America contributor and creator… Read More→


i don’t know how she does it {movie review}

Last night I had some work to finish up, so as I’ll often do, I popped in a movie after everyone was in bed and planted myself on the couch. I had my eye on this movie for a while and I was intrigued. What was I Don’t Know How… Read More→

birthday girl

it’s my {midweek} birthday and i’ll {take the day off} if i want to…

The calendar tells me its my forty se…ghhahhsshhhhh… birthday, whether I like it or not. So why fight it? Lets make a day of it. First, I’ll probably… pay a visit to {my} Starbucks pick out some new yarn at the fabric store do some crocheting and lunch with Husband. I’ll… Read More→


new year’s…continuations

I totally love making New Year’s resolutions…whether in my head or out loud, tormenting my family to go through the tradition of listing them with me. I know Im not going to accomplish half of them, but for me its sort of like making a to do list…it inspires me… Read More→


all I want for christmas is you…

Our holidays were filled with cheer… fun… smiles… (and good smellin’ cool dudes)… teaching and learning… tradition… Hope yours was too…


wake up

I had a huge reality check yesterday. Nothing horrible or life threatening happened…just a simple cross country meet. I don’t know if it was because this was the first meet of my now high school freshman and the fact that he is that, just hit me anew. Or maybe it… Read More→