Friday, March 24, 2017

Random Thougts

I've noticed that since we moved to Virginia Beach, I haven't been as diligent with my blog updates. I added in a new series that deals with items that I'm enjoying and that has kept me posting at least once a week. But, my daily life posts have been slim. I'm going to attempt to change that.

So, here are some random things happening around here---

Lily is going to the Ring Dance next weekend and she started hunting for dresses for the big night. The dresses all look great on her. Here are a couple she tried on but decided not to wear.




We took a walk at Pleasurehouse Point. It's a fun spot near the water. Most of the trail is sandy and Fynley enjoyed frolicking along the paths.




The girls put together my recipe for Slime (from back when I was teaching). Slime is a big thing right now and they joined in on the trend.










Shelly got a cute new pink dress from Nordstrom Rack and she brought some warmer temps on the day she wore it.




I rode with John while he was working in the Northern Neck of Virginia. On our trip, we took a total of 5 different bridges that day.



Fynley is so much fun. We love all of her crazy antics. She's a great little friend to all of us.







I got a good picture of Daisy when I stopped by to see my dad recently. She loves him and is doing great!

Sofia was in town and a bunch of us went to dinner and to watch Kaden play basketball while she was here.




That wraps up our random happenings!













Wednesday, March 22, 2017

What's New {8}

A series about things I've found that seem to be making life easier, more fun, and/or more efficient.

The Scrub Daddy is one my favorite kitchen products. A couple of months ago, I thought I'd give the sponge a try and I was pleasantly surprised. This cool sponge comes with a happy face right on it. What more could you ask for!? It changes texture as it gets wet and the water temperature also effects the sponge's effectiveness.


My sister, a cleaning expert, was pretty happy with the sponge when she was at my home (and, kindly, doing my dishes). So once she gave it the seal of approval, I knew I needed to stock up on these sponges. 
I purchased a 3-pack at Bed, Bath, and Beyond and I noticed while I was there that they have a whole variety of other sponges in the Scrub Daddy line. I think I'll give them a try and report back.





I paid for this myself. The above opinion is my own. And, I'm receiving no compensation.







Wednesday, March 15, 2017

What's New? {7}

A series about things I've found that seem to be making life easier, more fun, and/or more efficient.


One of my favorite items to buy at Marshalls, Home Goods, and TJ Maxx are their awesome greeting cards. The selection of cards are cute and unique and so affordable that it makes you want to send some snail mail. I've found cards ranging in price from $0.99 - $3.99. Check out their clearance section for even better prices. 























There are so many categories within their card section. I've bought wedding, anniversary, birthday, graduation, sympathy, and the list goes on and on. 



I must confess that it's difficult for me to divulge this greeting card secret, but I am happy to share this super cost effective shopping tip. 


I paid for this myself. The above opinion is my own. And, I'm receiving no compensation.

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Survey!!!

I've created a survey about my blog and would love it if you would take a minute to check it out. I'm interested to know more about my blog readers and try to customize my blog toward your responses. Thanks so much!




Wednesday, March 08, 2017

What's New {6}

A series about things I've found that seem to be making life easier, more fun, and/or more efficient.

Echo Dot

We purchased the Echo Dot for John for his birthday in October. It has been a fun way to make a shopping list, listen to music, and hear a funny joke. If you already have a bluetooth speaker, the Dot is a great way to add the Alexa products at a much lower price. We are enjoying this little home manager and if you are interested in one, too, check out deals on Amazon.




I paid for this myself. The above opinion is my own. And, I'm receiving no compensation.





Thursday, February 23, 2017

College Trip

Lily and I spent the day looking at a couple of colleges on Saturday. It was a fun trip to Newport News to see Christopher Newport University and on to Williamsburg to check out William & Mary.

We were both impressed at how pretty CNU was. It was such a beautiful day and it made the experience that much nicer. We toured the campus, hit the bookstore, and sat on a bench listening to two fellas play Coldplay on their violins. Very cool.












From there, we headed to Williamsburg. We toured William & Mary's campus and enjoyed seeing several students using their Enos. After spending some time at William & Mary, we decided to check out Colonial Williamsburg.







It brought back so many memories of my youth, as well as, time spent there on field trips when I was teaching. The weather was perfect for strolling the streets of Williamsburg and checking out the shops and people who were dressed in their colonial garb. 

We had a great time together and I'm looking forward to more of these college trips with Lily.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

What's New {5}

A new series about things I've found that seem to be making life easier, more fun, and/or more efficient.

I recently purchased the Eyefi Mobi SD card for Shelly and me. We are sharing it and using it in both of our cameras, when needed.




The whole idea behind the Eyefi card is that you can transfer your photos from your camera to another device over a WiFi network. It's a great way to get your photos transferred quickly to your desktop, smartphone, iPad, etc. There's no need for a cord or the need to insert the SD card into the desktop.

It's a little pricier to purchase the Eyefi Mobi SD card, but it's a huge convenience to have the photos transferred so easily over the WiFi network.


I paid for this myself. The above opinion is my own. And, I'm receiving no compensation.