Host a Christmas in July Party!

Host a Christmas in July Party!

This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my disclosure page for more information.   The July Fry is in full swing here in Texas, and from the looks of it, it’s hot pretty much everywhere. Amazon had its Prime Day in July, and many retailers have...
Amazon Prime Day Deals

Amazon Prime Day Deals

This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my disclosure page for more information.   Amazon Prime Day (or days this year) is upon us! 🙂 Last year’s Prime Day was 36 hours, and this year the deals run a full 48 hours. This year the fun starts...
Thoughts on the Betsy Ross Flag/Nike Controversy

Thoughts on the Betsy Ross Flag/Nike Controversy

  I hesitate to wade into it, but we need to talk about this. Last week, Nike released a new athletic shoe that featured what is known as the Betsy Ross Flag, presumably timing the shoe release with Independence Day.     Then Colin Kaepernick, the...
Anatomy of an Awesome Freshman Dorm Room

Anatomy of an Awesome Freshman Dorm Room

This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my disclosure page for more information.   My daughter and I were at five below recently and when I turned down the aisle with all the dorm stuff, I shuddered a little, thinking back to the summer three years...
Stroopwafel Ice Cream

Stroopwafel Ice Cream

This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my disclosure page for more information.   I’m a little bit crazy about Stroopwafels. I LOVE those things. They are a treat from the Netherlands, thin wafer cookies that have a layer of caramel filling....
Amazon Tiny Houses

Amazon Tiny Houses

This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my disclosure page for more information.   Tiny houses! We have been on the tiny house bandwagon ever since it began. My daughter was instantly drawn to the whole tiny house movement and we have watched all the...
Stuffed Puffs: A New Way to S’more

Stuffed Puffs: A New Way to S’more

This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my disclosure page for more information.   If you’ve read my blog before, you know I like s’mores. Last fall, I made them using pumpkin spice marshmallows. Recently I came across a new product called...
Gift Guide for Father’s Day

Gift Guide for Father’s Day

This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my disclosure page for more information. Father’s Day is just around the corner on June 16th. Dads can be challenging to buy for. Some are really picky, some won’t give you any help at all with gifts...
Change to the SAT: The Adversity Index

Change to the SAT: The Adversity Index

We’ve been hearing so much about the college admissions process lately, most recently the scandal dubbed “Varsity Blues” involving parents paying large sums of money to get their children into the college of their choice. A few weeks ago, the Wall...
Graduation Party Ideas

Graduation Party Ideas

This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my disclosure page for more information.   Graduation Season is in full swing! If you have a student graduating, it can be a little overwhelming to pull off a fun party with everything else you have going on....