10 Years of Weight Watchers

If you've been reading around here for any amount of time, it's no secret that I'm continually trying to be healthier. While it's been an ongoing journey for me, I know a lot of people jump into it with the new year starting, so it's a hot topic right now. And honestly? That's great. It's awesome to bring attention to living healthier. Even though many people fall off the bandwagon, I'm convinced that each year more people stick to it for the long haul. After all, there was a year I was one of those people - my first stint with Weight Watchers began in January 2005....more

Stitch Fix 7

Good morning! I'm back to work today (and struggling with it, to be honest), so I thought I'd dive in and share my latest Stitch Fix! This one arrived just before Christmas, and I LOVED this fix. Great pieces, and for once I was actually able to take pictures outside!...more

Hello, 2015

Well, 2015 is here. I would say that it snuck up on me, but it totally didn't. What has snuck up on me? The end of my holiday break. I go back to work Monday after being off since Christmas Eve, and my next holiday isn't until Memorial Day. That's over five months - plus my company is heading into busy season. Not that I'm counting or anything. It's been so nice to have this time off, and I'm seriously going to miss it. I didn't get nearly as much done as I thought I would but it's been nice to have this time to recharge and have some time to myself....more

Why I Love Thanksgiving

Typically around this time of year, people begin to talk about everything they're grateful for. Thanksgiving is, by definition, a time to give thanks - to reflect on all you have and love. It's a holiday I've always loved. When I was little it was the parade, and I still dream of one day being in Herald Square on Thanksgiving Day. As I got older, it was the food, and later the football. Most of all, it's a time I love to spend with my family, and one that's usually drama-free....more

What SAHMs Don't Understand

Before I start, please know that in writing this, I am NOT attacking any situation a mother is in. We are all in this together, but motherhood looks different on all of us....more
I think the best of both worlds would be working part time. If I could afford it, that's what I ...more

On Changes and Feeling Lost

I feel like this is going to be one of those days where I just write and see where it goes... so bear with me if I ramble.  (By the way, does it bother anyone else when people say "bare" in this phrase instead of "bear?"  Drives me crazy, but so many people do it that way that I looked it up to make sure I was doing it right.)Told you I was going to ramble....more

Signs You're a Girl Mom {toddler edition}

 Deciding if you would pierce your daughter's ears as a baby was a big decision.There's lots of pink in your house, intentional or not.She is obsessed with shoes....more
My two-year-old has the exact same sparkly Toms ;)more

Weight Loss Update and Fall Goals

It's been a while since I talked about my weight loss.  Honestly?  It's because it really stalled this summer.  It's just one of those things, I guess - a lot of things tend to fall away during the summer, and for me, that just happened to be what it was.That and those pesky delicious white chocolate M&Ms I had to stop buying.  Seriously, addicting....more
Great post.  Last year I started losing 50lbs on my elliptical but after job changes gained 10. ...more

Well Endowed.

This is NOT a sponsored post.  These companies have no idea I'm writing about them - they're just ones I personally love and have purchased from!Today I'd thought I'd take some time to talk about a particular issue of mine.  It's one I have to deal with every day.  I have to carry it and support it every day of my life, and one I've had since I was about 12 years old.  It's my chest....more

Recent Reads {Summer 2014}

I've been really into reading lately, and had a few books I can't seem to put down. Our library system has a great selection of ebooks, and I've been reserving them on a regular basis so I always have some reading material. Unfortunately, my system has now backfired on me and I have 6 books to read in the next 3 weeks! I always love seeing what other people read and enjoyed, so I thought I'd share my recent reads with you!...more