Surfing Sunday 11.30

I can’t believe today is the last day of November. *Insert clichés about how fast the year has flown by here.* Today we’re putting up all of our Christmas decorations, and I have it on good authority that our Elf on the Shelf, Georgie, will be returning tonight. It’s the holiday season, woo hoo! Around The…

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What He Didn’t Know He Wanted

This post is sponsored by Neato Robotics. Thanks, Neato! When I was growing up, it was absolutely impossible to shop for my dad at his birthday and the holidays. There was nothing he wanted, and there was nothing I could think of that he might want. Infuriatingly, when we’d ask him what he wanted he’d…

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Easy Burlap Christmas Trees

I wanted a few more handmade trees to go with the ones I made last week, so I decided to use some of the one material I have coming out of my ears – burlap. I have an absolute crap-ton of the stuff left over from my cousin’s wedding shower, and it’s too late to…

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Nothing Changes In Silence

Last night after my kids were asleep, I turned my attention to social media to read reactions to the Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, MO. I read thousands of posts, but there were two things in particular that really struck me. The first was something I saw across several of the Facebook threads I participated in….

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Questions On Camera

This post is sponsored by OneDayApp. Thanks, OneDayApp! As I’ve said countless times here, I’m so glad I’ve kept this blog for twelve years. I’ve documented more than a third of my life here, including so many little things I never would have remembered if I hadn’t written them down. I hope my kids get…

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