The First Step Is Admitting It

ebags piazza day bag

By Tara Richter… Hello, my name is Tara, and I’m recovering pack-a-holic; that is to say, I chronically over packed when I travelled “just in case” I needed some article of clothing, or extra toiletries etc. As it I only ever used 20% of my stuff, 80% percent of the time. The eBags Packing Cubes […]

Lundby Smaland Dollhouse

Lundby Smaland Dollhouse

By Lise Merle… When I was about 6, my friend Marissa had two things I coveted most in the entire world: A pink ruffly canopy bed, and a dollhouse. After playing with Marissa’s dollhouse virtually every day for years (her mom Maria babysat me during the day) – I decided enough was enough and I […]

Live Clean Apple Cider Vinegar Clarifying Shampoo {Flash Giveaway 10 Winners!}

live clean apple cider vinegar shampoo

Hello clean, shiny hair and goodbye hairspray, mouse, and everything else we pile on our hair! A few weeks ago, a delivery landed on my doorstep from my friends at Live Clean and it was as if they had heard my call (like a shampoo super hero in the night?)  I don’t feel I use […]

Lundby: The Swedish Doll House

Lundby Smaland Dollhouse

By Tara Richter… In a word “WOW!” This doll-house is amazing! If I were a little girl, I would be in make-believe heaven. Then again, you certainly don’t have to be a child to fully enjoy this house of make-believe. Even my 11-year old “sport-loving” son was enthralled with the house and exclaimed “It’s so […]

Hunger Games Mockingjay Giveaway


We get about one “free” date night a month, when my mom is here to babysit, and typically this involves very exciting activities like dinner and a movie.  This week, we were able to finally see The Hunger Games Mockingjay and were not disappointed.  I can’t believe it’s been four years since I read the […]

Hello Charley!

Cloud b Charley the Chameleon

By Lisa Dutton… I have been out and about doing my Christmas shopping over the past few weeks. To my surprise, the “tough to buy for” person on my list this year is my 1 year old, Johnny! Johnny is my second son, so we have a ton of ‘little boy toys’ already. I want […]

I Yam What I Yam

sailboats with Christmas lights

The closer we get to Christmas, the more I feel a sense of panic creeping up. It shouldn’t be that way, and I try my best to stay on top of that anxiety because that’s certainly not what the holiday season is all about.  This week, my  mom is here visiting and we’ve been busy […]