Category Archives: Family & Life

Crudite Creations Provides Beautiful and Healthy Veggie Centerpieces

We had LadyBug’s friend birthday party on Father’s Day weekend. We were getting her a bouncy house for the whole weekend, so I thought it would be a good time to have family and friends over, too. They could make the most of the bouncy house and see our new house. We invited Big Guy’s… [more]

Under the Sea Party–Mermaids, Fish, Turtles, and More!

Under the Sea Party–Mermaids, Fish, Turtles, and More!

When you’ve got a new house with an indoor pool and a daughter turning 7, all signs point to an “Under the Sea” themed birthday party. Sure, it’s a bit obvious, but it’s also got a lot of potential in terms of decorations and food. Any good party starts with the invitations. Of course, I’m… [more]

Dremel Multi-Max Oscillating Tool Saves the Day (More than Once)

Dremel Multi-Max Oscillating Tool Saves the Day (More than Once)

A few months ago, on a whim, I bought a Dremel Multi-Max Oscillating Tool. I already had a Dremel Rotary tool, but I wasn’t using it to the full potential. Honestly, I was never quite sure when to use it and couldn’t grasp what it would be good for. The Multi-Max was a bit more… [more]

Never Put Purple Stucco on Your Bedroom Walls

Never Put Purple Stucco on Your Bedroom Walls

I have only lived by myself once. It was about a 6-month stretch when I needed to get out of a crazy apartment situation and Big Guy wasn’t quite ready to commit. It’s pretty ironic since I’m such an introvert, but financially it always made sense to share. I loved that apartment, but it had… [more]

Dust Bunnies

Dust Bunnies

It has been quite the saga around here. The whole process of buying/selling a house was incredibly stressful, but we’re here! We’re barely here, but at least I’m not worried about the sale falling through. Now I just have to worry about this:   and this: and… OK, I could go on, but I’ll spare… [more]

Harvard Sweet Boutique Gift Box Review

Harvard Sweet Boutique Gift Box Review

I pretty much never say no when someone asks if I want to review cookies and/or brownies. I love them. And, as much as I enjoy baking my own, I’m equally delighted to try someone else’s creations. So, of course, when Harvard Sweet Boutique said they wanted to send me some treats, I was all… [more]

Summer Tastings at Bruegger’s Bagels

Summer Tastings at Bruegger’s Bagels

Earlier this year I posted about my tour of Bruegger’s Bagels. It turns out that my cousin is the manager of one of the local stores. Who knew? Anyway, when I was asked to check out their summer menu, I certainly wasn’t going to say no. But the stores aren’t really all that convenient to… [more]