A couple of new faves to share

Hey guys! I got some cool new spectacles and I love them. The best part? I paid $14 for them! FOURTEEN UNITED STATES DOLLARS. FOR GLASSES. I ordered them from Zenni (no, this isn’t a sponsored post, but hey Zenni…hit me up!) and although I can tell the frames are not the highest quality plastic that money can buy, I…

Would you still do it?

I just finished reading James Fell’s post The Exercise Myth and as I read it, I kept nodding my head in agreement. I’ve had a love/hate relationship with exercise my whole life – I love it when I do it, but I hate feeling like I have to MAKE myself do it. To paraphrase Fell’s post, he basically says that functional…

I am a lame Halloween parent

When I was a kid, Halloween meant taping a cardboard jack-o-lantern to the window and maybe a cardboard skeleton to the glass front door, and setting a badly carved actual jack-o-lantern outside. I’d pick out a cheap plastic costume from the store or make one up from old clothes that we had in the back of the closet. My mom…

Daily Wins FTW!

A few weeks ago, Emily had me do an exercise in which I wrote down every single Win every day for a week. It could be big or small, as long as I recognized it as a Win. A Win can be anything that makes you feel happy, confident, loved, less-stressed, or just plain good. And yes, I capitalize “Win”…

Life laughed at my weekend plan.

Last week, my kids were on Fall Break. Since I had some vacation time to use up, I decided to take off work so I could be with them. We didn’t plan a trip, we just decided to have a staycation of sorts. Except this was going to be a Staycation of Productivity! Oh, I could see it clearly…I was…

Friday ramblings

The video from yesterday’s post got me all fired up (really, Jill? We couldn’t tell at all!) but I will admit that there are a few magazines that I do like to read. In fact, one of my favorite pastimes is huddling up on my bed spending a leisurely hour flipping through a magazine with a glass of wine by…