Fitness Goals & Frustration When Things Don’t Go as Planned

Over the summer I set two fitness goals for myself. I was on a mission to lose 15 pounds and improve my 5k running time. I worked really hard toward accomplishing both of them while trying to also be smart and not overdo it in order to prevent an injury. I made incredible progress with both […]

Vacuum or Dust – Which Should You Do First?

So how has your week been? Good? Awesome. Mine has been spent feeling tired, weird, and generally pretty grumpy and I’m blaming it all on daylight savings. Seriously. I don’t remember daylight savings taking such a huge toll on me when I was younger. This year, though, it has been made even worse by the […]

Giving Tuesday is December 2, 2014 – How Will You Donate?

We have all heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, right? Well it’s that time of year again and I’ve already started receiving emails about who is having what deals and what time their sales will begin. It seems every retailer is trying to begin their sales earlier and earlier every year and what used […]

Wordless Wednesday – Walt Disney’s Apartment Lamp Pin

Election Day 2014 – Photo Proof I Voted & I Married a Goofball

I have never been the type of person who believed you must vote on Election Day. I do, however, adamantly believe that if you don’t vote you don’t get to complain about the results. When I was in my early twenties (a long, long time ago) I didn’t follow politics or know enough about what/who […]


Quite a while ago I shared why I started a gratitude journal and not long after that I offered a peek inside at a few of my entries. Since then, I’m disappointed to admit I haven’t remained consistent with my gratitude journal. There’s really no legitimate excuse other than pure laziness because regardless of how difficult […]

Mother Nature Ruined My Sunday

Today’s weather forecast called for a few inches of snow. What we got was a blizzard and well over a foot (probably closer to two) of the white stuff. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I think I should have become a meteorolgist because let’s face it, they are pretty much the only professionals […]

November NaBloPoMo – This Year I’m Crossing the Finish Line

November is such a weird month for me. It’s usually the start of colder, sweater-wearing weather here in the Northeast, it’s the month of Cody’s and my birthday, it’s the month my Dad died, and it’s the month of one of my favorite food holidays. Seemingly so many topics and feelings to write about yet I have never been […]

A Few Disney Firsts – Disability Access Service, MagicBands and FastPass+

Today was our first full day at Disney World and for the first time, ever, we chose to visit Hollywood Studios rather than the Magic Kingdom to begin our park visits. I have to say that I’m really glad everyone agreed to my suggestion because in many ways the Magic Kingdom can be quite overwhelming, […]

Preparing for a Family Vacation is Exhausting

Preparing for a Family Vacation I’m tired. I know I shouldn’t be whining and complaining since the reason I’m tired is because I’ve been preparing my family to leave on a vacation tomorrow. Really, though, why is this do darn exhausting? The packing and the planning, and in our case making sure our home is […]