My November Stitch Fix: A Total Turkey?

It seems like it’s been a super long time since my last Fix in October, doesn’t it? I guess this past month has been so busy that it just FEELS like a lot of time has passed, but it’s really only been a month + a week....more
Karen Ballum My dog sheds sometimes, so I keep a lint roller in the truck. ;)more

Learning from Pinterest: Boots + Jeans

I was always a bootcut jeans girl, so figuring out how to wear boots with my jeans was pretty darn easy. Put on jeans + stick boots under jeans = done. Easy peasy.Over the past year, I’ve started liking more of the straight and skinny jeans styles. In the summer, it’s pretty easy to style them with Toms, flats or sandals… but once the weather started getting cold I was kind of at a loss....more

Plane Awkwardness Caused by Tom Cruise

While I LOVE traveling, sometimes (um…always) I really wish I could just use some Floo powder rather than deal with the hassles of flying on an airplane.Of course, this time it was totally my own darn fault.And no, I’m not talking about the rude, rude, RUDE boy who took up more than his share of room....more

All About Austin

I’m so glad I finally got a chance to type up all my thoughts on last week’s super fun trip to Austin, Texas. Instead of giving you a boring-ish daily breakdown, I’m just sticking with the highlights of where I went, what I ate and what I bought…...more

DIY Snack Mix

You know when you think of an idea and then immediately think, WHY have I not thought of this before… it’s so freaking SIMPLE?!Well, this is one of those posts.And you guys might already be doing this at home and I’m like 8 years behind the times, but I figured I’d throw it out there just in case....more

Pet Peeve: Daycare Upselling

I love our son’s daycare, I really do. He goes two days a week and his teacher is fantastic. She’s the exact right mix of super sweet and on top of things. I’m incredibly impressed how she somehow manages to have her entire class adore her AND keeps a group of 2 year olds under control. I actually feel like Jack learns something new every single day that he attends, which is great!...more
JoulesDellinger I think at a certain price point that may be true, and yours does seem to be ...more

Hershey Park in the Dark

Remember how I told you that we were planning to go to Hershey Park in the Dark over the weekend? Well, we went and had an AMAZING time! I’m pretty sure Jack has inherited my love of roller-coasters, because we had to tear him away from the park at the end of the day....more

Halloween Festivities

Does Halloween last a full week for you guys too?My goodness have we had a lot of Halloween activities going on over here! We started last weekend – Jack’s daycare had their fall festival, which included Halloween activities and a costume contest.Here’s his VERY first face painting experience… luckily it only took about 25 seconds to do. Don’t mind the chocolate on his face, that’s pretty standard with him (and me)....more

A Closet Purge and a New Plan... #thejoulespurge

I have way too many clothes.Actually, I should amend that sentence… I have way too many clothes that I don’t wear.Even though, I do a bit of a clothing purge when I switch my closet over for each season (twice a year) somehow I have a big ol’ pile of clothes that I keep packing up, unpacking, never wearing and then packing up again.I’m so over it....more

My Stupid Shoe Obsession

You know when you want something it just kind of lives in the back of your head all day, every day? Well, I’m RIGHT THERE with a pair of boots. And have been for quite a while.In fact, I’ve been drooling over Frye boots from afar for a couple years now. I’ve even had this pair pinned on my Pinterest board for 2 years. I didn’t even realize I HAD Pinterest for 2 years…With cooler weather finally coming to Maryland, my boot obsession has reawakened with a vengeance....more