Posts Written OnMarch 2016

  All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking. -Friedrich Neitzsche Being the kind of gal who liked to run marathons for fun, I used to think that walkers were slackers or people who clearly had too much time on their hands. Unlike my strolling counterparts, I usually hit the pavement with the mindset of racking up as many miles as I could in as little time as possible. Walking is kinda inefficient by those standards. And yet, if I’m 100% honest about it, I was jealous of my walker pals. They seemed so much more relaxed and, dare I say it, happier.…

How To Survive Your Tween Girl's Party: 5 Tips!

  There’s nothing my outgoing tween daughter loves more than to be surrounded by friends. She loves people, and being around them energizes her—as is the case with most traditional extroverts. I happen to be an introvert. This doesn’t mean I’m shy, mind you. It means that being around lots of people for a long period of time—even family and my very best friends—drains me. I need alone time to recharge and get energized. When it comes to party planning, hosting, and everything that goes along with that, the mere thought of it all makes me exhausted. Couple that with the…

My Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Polish Fail!

  I’m going to start this post off by saying that I’m a huge Sally Hansen nail polish fan. That’s important to get out up front since, obviously, the title of this post might imply otherwise. And, I’ll point out that the use of “My” in the title was, most certainly, intentional. Of all the affordable nail polish options I’ve tried, Sally Hansen is by far the best when it comes to lasting, chip-free color. My go-tos are Insta-Dri®, Complete Salon Manicure™, and Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear® because they’re inexpensive (between $4 and $8 a bottle at the local…

Zootopia may be the best film in 2016!

  Or at least in March. For those of you who read my recent write up on The Revenant, you’re probably thinking, “This title explains so much.” Of course the girl who doesn’t appreciate the Oscar nominated, cinematic-ally inspiring, basically true story of survival is going to love some low brow animated flick from Disney. Only, uh-uh, because it wasn’t low brow. It was high brow! Sort of. At least in that hey-this-is-more-than-a-movie-about-a-crime-stopping-bunny kind of way. And, honestly, it made you think. About things we could all stand to do a little thinking on these days. And then, in classic Disney style, it…

  A word of warning: I’m about to wax poetic about life choices. I don’t know exactly when I transitioned from normal working woman to stupid-busy-over-achieving-can’t-say-no working woman but somehow, somewhere it happened. My mind was always on. My to-do list was always full and there never—and I do mean never—seemed to be an end in sight. At one point I was working 50+ hours a week, sitting on a board, taking part in two committees, and running two kids around to soccer, archery, and tutoring. I had daydreams of one day relaxing and spending time reading, writing, binging on Netflix shows,…