How to Make Someone Happy with Ugly Pillows

It is ironic that he selected one that said Born to Be Wild. Because if you met him you would think, yes, he was.

I’m a sucker for a kid that realizes his favorite sleeping t-shirts don’t fit but he still wants to hang onto them with vigor. “Put them in my memories box!” he says, with all the conviction as if I should save worn out sleep shirts next to his first blond haircut curls with the same [...]

Cheesy Bacon Ranch Bread

bacon cheddar ranch bread recipe

Have you ever done squats? If not, good for you. You’re smart. Squats are dumb. You can continue living with happy, pain-free thighs. I, unfortunately, am not that lucky. I did squats. Not on purpose or anything. It’s just that I’m a photographer and sometimes I photograph kids. Kids are great and all, but did [...]

The Aiming Low Guide to Towels

I LOVE TOWELS SO HARD! (source: flickr / halofan943)

I have a thing about towels.  How they’re folded.  How they’re presented.  How they’re stored.  It’s not super Aiming Low of me, but I find a million other ways to be mediocre, so forgive me.  (See: the late 80s and my penchant for leaving the zipper on my acid washed jeans down.  Hi, Snorks undies, [...]

Be Your Own Barista, No Seriously.


I love coffee. I could drink it all day long, especially from the cute little baristas at my favorite coffee place that we recently got in our small town. Sadly, even with their new ‘Come back later and get a cup a bit cheaper program,’ my husband frowns upon me spending all of his hard [...]

3 Ways to Get (Little) Kids to Clean Their Rooms


“Give a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man to fish and your kid won’t be living in your basement at 36 years old and not paying rent or buying groceries.” That’s the saying, right? Confidence that comes from self reliance is not a birthright.  It’s taught. But.  How do you [...]

Nutella Cupcakes

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I’m not a huge fan of zombies. I don’t mind them in Michael Jackson’s Thriller video. I also like the movies Shaun of the Dead (love Simon Pegg) and Zombieland. But other than that, not a huge fan. A couple of weeks ago my husband was watching The Walking Dead season 2 premiere. Why did I start watching it? I don’t really [...]