Friday, April 07, 2017

Photos By Lily and Shelly

Lily is taking a Photography class this semester and Shelly is part of a Photography Club at her school. So they are both busy taking all kinds of pictures. I'm so impressed with their photography skills.





Wednesday, April 05, 2017

What's New? {9}

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



CND Vinylux top coat is so terrific. I am a fingernail polish lover. I have used tons of different brands and I was so pleased with this top coat. It really provided me with a great manicure that lasted quite awhile.



I found the top coat with two other polishes in a set at TJ Maxx. It was only $9.99 for all three polishes and I loved the look of both colors in the kit.


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

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.