i like to call this one “concert cool”

cool mom outfit

This is what I imagine a cool mom would wear to a summer concert. I, on the other hand, wore this to the grocery store because I'm not cool enough to go to summer concerts. (skirt: Old Navy, top: Kohls [similar cut], sandals: Target [similar], purse: TJ Maxx [similar]) (photography by … [Read More...]

Del Monte Fruit Burst

how to make packing your kid’s lunch just a little bit easier…

  This shop is a part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group and Del Monte, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #DelMonteBTS  … [Read More...]

Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst

weekend read: Conjured…

Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst is a book I'm glad I read because it pushed me out of my normal routine of hopeless young love and dystopian literature. Even though I fought the first … [Read More...]

red boat shoes

hey now…

Me: I only paid $13 for these shoes! Chris: I wonder why. (jeans: Old Navy, t-shirt: Old Navy, shoes: Marshalls [similar]) (Photographs by Kaitlyn Meeks … [Read More...]

losing my grandpa

It’s never like you think…

We have been on the verge for a while. I could feel it coming and knew it was inevitable. Death. There is really no way around it. And when you’re a thirty-two-year-old woman who … [Read More...]

The Antelope in the Living Room by Melanie Shankle

weekend read: The Antelope in the Living Room…

Because I'm always the last to know things, I had never heard of Melanie Shankle, the Big Mama blog, or her first book Sparkly Green Earrings until recently. But now that I've read … [Read More...]

to tell our stories

to tell our stories…

This post was first published in February 2013 but is getting new life thanks to reFresh Friday. I was summoned for jury duty recently. The third time in seventeen months. I … [Read More...]

blue racer back tank Stitch Fix

things that make my life easier…

-meal planning and prepping on Sundays -groceries delivered to my door -automatic bill pay -margaritas (jeans: Old Navy, tank: Stitch Fix, sandals: Target [similar]) … [Read More...]

run

July RUN update…

This year is about running in so many ways. My word of the year is RUN so I'm focusing on running to God, running to friends, and running for exercise. To read all about why I want … [Read More...]

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

weekend read: Wonder…

Oh my goodness, you need to read this sweet book. You need to read it for yourself, you need to read it to your kids, you need to read it to your class if you have one. This book … [Read More...]

worrying less about the mess

to worry less about the mess…

This post was first published in June 2013 but is getting new life thanks to reFresh Friday. Hi, my name is Mary and I am a party pooper. Okay, not technically, since I'm more … [Read More...]