Posts Written OnApril 2015

Living Life In The Front Row!

  At this very moment, which row are YOU living your life in? Let me clarify as you ponder. You may recognize the photo below. It’s been circling around Facebook for eons. The caption reads: “How Do you live  your life? Are you in the first row or the third?” I’m such a fan of this pic. Indulge me for a moment and take a long look at it. Clearly no one’s partying in the third row. Which begs the question: In the grand scheme of life, where would you say you currently sit? Or better yet, where would you like to sit?…

Get ready for warm weather with cute spring shoes!

  Nothing says I haven’t updated my spring wardrobe like wearing knee high boots in May. I know, they’re adorable, and comfy, and you love them long time, but the time has come to put them away until at least September. I’m all for breaking fashion rules, but this is one your lovely spring dresses and I are both begging you to adhere to. What to wear instead? Oh, the options! Cute spring shoes for under $40! Block heels: They are way easier to walk in than those stilettos some people still rock. Now that a thicker heel is back…

Little Raspberry Ricotta Cakes with a Lime Glaze!

  There’s nothing more fun than throwing a dinner party with individually-sized desserts for everyone to enjoy. These little raspberry ricotta cakes with a lime glaze are the perfect treat for a summer soiree with a few of your best girlfriends! Movie night! Book club! Birthday celebrations! Happy hour! Whatever the excuse, there’s always a good reason to find time to gather with a great group of girlfriends. It’s important. And necessary. For a few years I was part of a book club group that met just about every month at a girlfriend’s house. It was fabulous! We were all good…

5 Reasons Why Being A Modern Role Model For Your Child Is Complicated

  People who know me say I’m relaxed and laid-back. I’d agree…for the most part. I have a no-nonsense approach to life, and a lot of what I say and do is based on practicality. “Does this make sense?” I ask myself often. “Yes? Okay, self. Proceed.” Sometimes, though, it’s harder for me to sort through practicality when it comes to making decisions that set an example of feminism (or perhaps not) for my kids. This is especially true for my daughter, but also for my son. I mean, when’s the last time you spent six months contemplating what does and doesn’t…

Frederick Farms: The Cool Part About Living in the Boonies!

  Ten years ago when we decided to house hunt in Frederick County, the area was a much different place. Realtor: Well, technically, Frederick is a “rural” county. Me: “Rural?” What do you mean by “rural” exactly? Like, they have a Target right?! *insert panic face* Realtor: Target? Yes, of course we have a Target, I didn’t say we were cave people. But, we also have a bunch of farms. *insert sigh of relief* Me: Oh, ok. Well, just don’t find me a house by one. I can’t smell cows forever. Realtor: Okay, well how do you feel about a…