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Sep06
It’s a Pirate’s Life for me… Early Celebration of Talk Like a Pirate Day

It’s a Pirate’s Life for me… Early Celebration of Talk Like a Pirate Day

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You don’t have to wait until September 19 to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day. We celebrated in August and I plan to make it a monthly affair at my house. Like many a preschool boy, my son is obsessed with pirates. Blaming pirates for his ill manners, as well. I’m eating with my hands […]

Sep06
They Grow Like Weeds: Best Growth Charts For Kids

They Grow Like Weeds: Best Growth Charts For Kids

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Right before we put our house on the market I had to paint over our door frame growth chart where we’d tracked our kid’s rapid (Maddie has the growing pains to prove it) growth over the last 8 years. I took pictures of it for the sake of the memories, but I wish we’d had […]

Sep05
Stopping Scratchy Shoes

Stopping Scratchy Shoes

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O Wise Shoe Guru, I have a brand new pair of beautiful black Anne Taylor heels. I love them so! However, they are scratchy, on the inside. I can’t wear them with pantyhose or they pull and rip them. They are completely comfortable and I thought that I found my new winter shoe.The only part […]

Sep04
The Best Children’s Number Art.

The Best Children’s Number Art.

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A few months ago we looked at alphabet toys and decor. In the last couple of weeks I’ve run across a couple prints which help your kids learn their numbers and decorate their rooms. Robin Rosenthal’s counting birds poster at Etsy has a delicious color scheme and is just about the perfect price. In case […]

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Sep04
Get This Actual, Real-World Look: For Blue Eyes Only

Get This Actual, Real-World Look: For Blue Eyes Only

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Today’s eye makeup demo is courtesy of Susannah (the Painting Chef!) and her big, lovely blue eyes. First, I should point out that I’m capable of much more interesting eye makeup. But that it can also make me look like a crazy person. So this is my tried and true routine that is safe for […]

Aug31
Flashback Friday: Psssssst Instant Spray Shampoo

Flashback Friday: Psssssst Instant Spray Shampoo

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Flashback Friday is an occasional feature where I test out products I used ages and ages ago to see if they are as good (or as bad!) as I remember. I should start this one off by admitting that I never used Psssssst Instant Spray Shampoo before, but I distinctly remember my older sisters having […]

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