Ship Hop, Hurray, Ho… #shiphop2018 

You guys!!! I need to tell you how bad I am at everything. At friends, at talking, at life. Everything.  This week, my husband and I were able to take a trip sponsored by Ask4 Entertainment to take part in the Ship-Hop 2018 Cruise. 4 days of the biggest 90s hip-hop artists. Heaven. Throw in…

A Symphony of Chaos

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged anything. Aleah has been so on top of everything, only asking for input on some of her posts and of course opinions for the top ten ideas that we love sharing. I feel like a container that’s been left out in the pouring rain for too long, so…

10 Tips for Resetting for 2018

Has 2017 gotten the best of you? Do you want to wish you could just start fresh in 2018? Well good news, you can. The start of every new year is a chance to reset your body and soul; a chance to make a change for the better.  With that in mind, here are our…

2018 Word of the Year

Each year I pick a word to focus on. As I go through my year, I try to focus on this word and what it can bring to my life.  My word for this year is a Danish word, hygge (pronounced hue-guh). Simply put, this word means to find and focus on the simple things…

Things I Want to do in 2018

Every year I pick a word for the year along with a few goals. This year, I decided to set 10 goals. Here are the things I want to do in 2018. I’d love to hear your goals!!  Stay tuned for my word of the year for 2018.  Enjoy! Aleah

Hot Cocoa Station

I love hot cocoa. It makes every part of my soul happy. At home, it always seems like such a chore to make cocoa. To remedy that, I set up a hot cocoa station for my kitchen. Now, everything is right in reach and easy to throw together.  This didn’t cost me anything because I…

Teacher Gift Giving Guide

Here are our picks for the most creative teacher gifts! Of course, a gift card to your teacher’s favorite spot is always a win, but this will let you be a little more creative with your gift giving.

2017 Holiday Gift Giving Guide

Everyone loves giving gifts, but sometimes trying to decide what to get for everyone in your life without breaking the bank can be frustrating. We’ve compiled our favorite gifts for this season that you can get for everyone in your life (including that office Dirty Santa Exchange) and still keep your checkbook seeing black.   Scroll…

Raising Children in a #metoo World

Yesterday, I watched with the rest of the country as it was announced that Matt Lauer had been fired for sexual misconduct. I watched as our president called NBC out on Twitter, accusing them of spreading fake news. I struggled to find an answer when my son said, “I have grown up with him. That’s…

A Meloncholy Day

Today, melancholy set over me from before I even got out of bed. I had a dream last night about an old friend who passed away a few years ago. In my dream, this friend hugged me and told me that he was happy. I remember feeling overcome by emotion in knowing that he was…

Bass Pro Wonders of Wildlife

This week, I had the privilege to tour the new Bass Pro Wonders of Wildlife Aquarium and Wildlife Exhibits in Springfield, MO. To say I was astounded is an understatement.  While the price of admission is high at $39.95 for an adult and $29.95 for kids 3-11, it is well, well worth that cost.  My…

How I Almost Stopped A Kidnapping

The world is a scary place. Everyday we hear about someone new who has seen or experienced attempted kidnapping. New stories of human-trafficking pop up daily. I like to consider myself someone who is very aware of my surroundings, so today when I was at my local Wal-Mart and I saw a young man creeping…