Category: "Real Life"

Who needs a hero? Well, I mean, I like the one I got. He’s pretty cute and I enjoy his company and he’s funny sometimes when he’s not asking for a wrench when he means pliers…but that’s not the point. The point is, Hubs is out of town, and I decided it was time to […]

How about some progress? Through the magic of TV (okay, blogging) there’s been a lot of progress since I posted those “Before” pictures last week. Don’t remember those? Oh, here you go… Go forth and bask in the 1980s awesomeness. But for the purpose of this update, we are focusing on the living room. Here’s […]

If you’ve followed me on Facebook or Twitter, you know that we recently moved. Again. For the millionth time. Hazard of the job. But this time, instead of renting, we bought a house. So between deadlines, pre-school car lines, learning a bizarre new work schedule for Hubs, joining the PTA (Oh my God, did I […]

This weekend was exhausting, but fruitful. Fruitful in so many different ways… Garage sales are amazing for inspiration for someone who writes contemporary fiction. Why, just take this past weekend and all the lovely things surrounding this sale!   The night before, my mother informed me that we were moving all their living room furniture […]

I’ll get to the title in a minute. But first, allow me to set this up for you. My parents’ neighborhood holds a huge community garage sale every year. This year, since we moved into a new house, we had a lot of stuff to get rid of. Moving, in case you didn’t know this, […]

As Hubs was replacing a hanging light fixture, he needed my help as a gopher. I’ll admit, I think gophers are disgusting creatures that ruin gardens and get hit by cars like the worthless animals they are (I mean, just watch where you’re going when you cross the road, dude) so I wasn’t keen to […]

Hubs was in the bathroom, re-wiring our new light fixture. I kept hearing grunts, curses and the faint ping of things as they were dropped from a high level, followed swiftly by an exasperated huff and the sound of him climbing down the ladder to pick up whatever he dropped. It was not sounding good. […]

On Sunday, Hubs wanted to sleep in. Fine, no biggie. But we have a three year old who has zero sense of the phrase “volume control.” So I decided to make the morning into a little treat for us all. I took Tot out to grab donuts from Dunkin Donuts, giving us some fun time […]

I really loved Disney movies…the animated ones, I mean. And I always had fond memories of these from growing up, especially the princess ones. Despite my being a tomboy, the princess ones got to me. I think because, even back then, I was looking for that romance. And most (if not all) the princess movies […]

You read that right. Cake balls. It probably brings to mind that one SNL skit from forever ago with Alec Baldwin. But not quite the same. But Cake Pops are sweeping the nation (did you know you could order a cake pop at Starbucks??) I decided to try my hand at these delicious new treats. […]