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

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

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?

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,

Janice