Yup, this one goes down as one of the best dates ever.
A few weeks before Burning Man, Manfriend and I flew out to the Black Rock Desert to camp and it goes without saying, but we had a fabulous night.
I highly recommend this experience. It is so beautifully quiet – you can hear the silence! Any parent with two small children can appreciate how special it is to have a night with your partner, uninterrupted.
As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, traveling to Southern California with my daughters as tourists is so much fun. I have a new appreciation for the area in which I grew up, including kids’ museums I never had reason to check out when I lived there.
Last winter, my daughters and I ventured to Pasadena to check out the Kidspace Children’s Museum with my sister, niece and my best friend. It’s tucked away in a really darling piece of land near the Rose Bowl. Continue readingPin It
At the advice of a good pal, I’m keeping track of my spending during my wardrobe resolution.
I’m 9 months in to my challenge and have only purchased one new clothing item – cat space pants from Target. (No explanation needed.)
I highly recommend giving this a whirl. If a year seems too long, try it for a couple of months – you’ll save so much money and actually leave Target with only the items you need.
Here is my recent score from Goodwill for work clothing. Continue readingPin It
My daughters go to daycare/preschool twice a week and love their teachers, which makes drop off a little easier for me. But each time they’ve moved up to a new class, I feel like such an A-hole because I can never think of a clever or thoughtful gift to give their teachers. ..then a few weeks go by and I feel even worse. I had mentally committed to making or scouring original gifts for their teachers this holiday season… which is why I’m so happy to have Barry guest blogging today sharing gift ideas for teachers. As a teacher himself, he has some great ideas. Thanks, Barry!Pin It
Obviously I love to sew. And like many people who sew, I have a love/hate relationship with my machine and the craft.
What can often squash the creative bug is taking on a project beyond your skill set. I learned that the hard way.
Which is why I’m excited to share my favorite new find, Brett Bara, a crafty gal with great video tutorials like the one below.
If you’re thinking of dusting off your grandma’s sewing machine and giving it a whirl, this would be a great first project!