July ipsy

My July ipsy arrived today! If you’re not familiar, ipsy is a makeup subscription service. With each “Glam Bag” you will receive 4-5 beauty products every month delivered to your door, for just $10. Here’s what was in my bag. … Continue reading


Fairy Chips

DAILY PROMPT Full Disclosure A mad scientist friend offers you a chip that would allow you to know what the people you’re talking to are thinking. The catch: you can’t turn it off. Do you accept the chip? Anyone who … Continue reading


You’re a wizard, à la modern mom.

DAILY PROMPT Fictional Intruder Go down the rabbit hole with Alice; play quidditch with Harry Potter; float down the river with Huck Finn… If you could choose three fictional events or adventures to experience yourself, what would they be? I’ve … Continue reading


Graze Delivery Day

Today was our Graze delivery day! For those of you that are not familiar, Graze is a snack subscription box. Each delivery contains 4 packages of different snacks handpicked just for you based on feedback you give them about foods … Continue reading


PINCHme Tuesday is Tomorrow

Set your alerts, tomorrow is PINCHme Tuesday! If you’re not familiar with PINCHme, this is what they have to say about themselves: “PINCHme is a revolutionary platform that is transforming the way leading brands interact with their consumers. In the … Continue reading


Getting to Know à la modern mom

…as seen through the eyes of the youngest daughter, A. Disclaimer: The answers may or may not be accurate, but they 100% reflect her opinion on the matter. Interview with A, age 7. 1. What is something mom always says … Continue reading


My Nite Lite

All of the house creatures are tucked in and Husby is hogging the T.V. I guess this is goodnight (read time for Hearthstone and True Blood on the iPad). Now, say it like it’s a fortune cookie. That’s right. In … Continue reading


Slow Cooker Sunday

Tex-mex food is my “one weakness”. Earlier this week I was reading through some blogs and I came across a super easy recipe for Crock Pot Southwest Chicken over at Modern Day Proverbs Wife. While I’m not going to kid … Continue reading


I’m in a Mood

For whatever reason today, I woke up in an absolutely fantastic mood. It wasn’t because the dogs weren’t barking away in the back yard, or the girls were being less than their usual exuberant selves, or even that Husby wasn’t sneezing a thousand times in a row, each sneeze more wall shaking than the last one. All of that was happening. But, it’s a beautiful day and I’m glad in it.

I shared the following with my Facebook family today and I am going to share it here, too. You’ve likely seen and heard it before, but may it serve as a happy reminder.

“If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until you can hardly bear to look at it.

A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” -Roald Dahl


My Sampler Challenge

I have to come clean. I have drawers, bags and boxes full of samplers that I never get around to trying. Every time I notice a stash of samples here or there I always think to myself…the next time I … Continue reading


Ipsy My Glam Room July Reveal


Ipsy Glam Room is live! I’m excited to try the bareMinerals for sure! But, what am I going to do with dark tanning oil? Have you seen my ghostly self?

What did you get?? Are you excited or disappointed?

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It’s Friday, I’m in Love

I’ve decided to make this a regular feature on my blog. I imagine it will probably be a place for me to tell you about all of the products that I love, that I want everyone in the world to … Continue reading


Thrifty Thursday

Trendy kicks, caps, tees
Thifty mama wants it all
H & M I love

That’s horrible haiku. Horrible! But in all seriousness, as I sit here in the wee hours of the morning compelled to stay silent for fear that one of my house creatures will awaken, I am recently inspired by my email to write about my favorite thrifty store, H&M. Whether it was because there wasn’t an H&M local to me or whether I was under some notion that H&M was some high-nosed shop due to advertised celebrity designer partnerships like Karl Lagerfeld, Vanessa Paradis or Madonna, I didn’t “discover” H&M until a couple of years ago. Now, I don’t know what made me sit up and take notice a couple of years ago (ahem…David Beckham), but I did sit up and take notice and how! Was I surprised to find totally on trend fashions for me AND my little people at prices that I could easily fit under Husby’s rule of: If it’s more than $5 than it’s too much. He says this in jest. I think. But, it’s absolutely true with H&M. They have tons of super cute things for $5 or less. My favorite finds this summer have been the Buy 2 Get 1 Basics. I stocked up on cute sundresses for the littles at only $4.95 each with every 3rd one being free. And they are adorable. And my kids love them. Win, win. Win, win, win.

This morning my email promises “Adorable new arrivals for your kids from $4.95”. Shall we?


FabKids Review July 2014

Last month we started subscribing to FabKids for my youngest. I didn’t know anyone who had tried the service and the reviews I saw were mixed, but they had a promotion to get an entire outfit for $15 to try … Continue reading


Delivery Sneak Peek!


My first blog review is coming soon!


I Got This

Though I “started” this blog almost one year ago, I have decided to pick it “back” up as a hobby. My plan is to share things I find funny, interesting or helpful to the like-minded…and it will be a great all-in-one-place reference for me! You will find product reviews, subscription box reviews, recipes and anecdotes all soon to come! And, of course, I wouldn’t rule out the occasional (maybe not so occasional) personal triumph, observation or random thought.

Nite-nite for now,