Au Revoir, Gopher

Our backyard is really nice, with lots of tall trees, flowers, and fruit trees. The one thing I wasn’t happy about when we first bought the house was the lack of a lawn. The ground is all concrete. We’ve made the best of it, though! The backyard is perfect for all of our toys with…

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How Does Your Garden Grow

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro. When I was growing up, my mother and grandmother had a flower and vegetable garden in our backyard. I spent countless hours outside with them, watching them as they planted different flowers and nurtured their growth. It was a lot of fun and…

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A Grown Up Home

I’m a study in paradoxes. I could easily (eaaaaasily)┬ádo nothing all day. I am really, really good at doing nothing. But doing nothing isn’t good for me. My brain can go to very dark places when it isn’t occupied. To prevent brain slipping and extreme procrastination, I try to always have an ongoing project. The…

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Carnival Kid

At this time last year, we were just two months into living in our new home. We were mostly settled in, but I was really missing the city life. Mike excitedly came home one Saturday, all hyped about a local carnival he’d driven past. “They didn’t have local carnivals in our old neighborhood! Let’s go,…

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Introducing Mom Jeans

I paid my car registration renewal on my VW two months ago, but I haven’t received my new stickers in the mail so I have to do the one thing everyone dreads: Go to the DMV. I have needed to go to the DMV since we moved, which was…wow, that was ten months ago. Whoops….

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