More Than a Costume

The unexpected sweet trunk-or-treat encounter Four years ago, the long-awaited October 31 holiday threw me back into blogging, so I guess you could say I'm a sentimentalist carrying on a tradition. Orrrrr I've been really lax about blogging for almost three months. Take your pick. Regardless, Halloween has a way of getting me in good …

‘Build Me Up, Buttercup’

Appreciating my other half Before I begin, I want to thank you all for hanging with this blog and participating by dropping comments here and on Facebook. My last post seemed to grab some folks, and on one hand I'm glad it did. On the other hand, I'm a bit sad that it did, because …

Let’s Be Real

Even a body image blogger struggles with body image It's been a few weeks since I could muster up the desire to blog. You ever have those days when you just feel...bleh? But, like, those days string together to make weeks? So things you enjoy - blogging, reading, writing, cooking, baking, working out, playing sports, …

Onward and Upward

Lent reflections and looking ahead Well, Lent has been over for a couple weeks, but I just wanted to let you guys know I made it. Forty days without chocolate, desserts, or anything sweeter than an apple or grapes. Lent has come and gone, and now it's time to ponder. I did Lent for the …

Home Sweet Home

Making our house our own Cory and I bought our house in January 2017. We were thrilled to get it. The local market is insane, and most houses are already sold before the realtor can even take the listing off Zillow. More than one inquiry about a listing yielded the response that someone had beaten …

Beat the Clock

When life gets in the way of spending time together Last week was crazy busy for me, and this week looks like a repeat. And this happens, right? For one reason or another, some weeks seem to be a little fuller than normal weeks. Thirty minutes here, an hour there, and before you know it, you don't have time to eat dinner because …

Diff’rent Strokes

A couple's TV struggles We're not all alike, which is good. Because if we were, we'd all watch the same thing on TV. And how boring would that be, right? I'm simplifying what makes us all different, but TV preferences can be an indicator of personality differences, especially in a marriage. If you were to …

Suck it up, Cupcake

A lesson in remembering I'm not perfect We've all got our "fantasy jobs," right? Some people dream of being stuntmen, secret agents, trapeze artists, or other potentially lethal occupations, whether they actually possess the skills to carry out those job duties or not. Some of my fantasy jobs are writer (like, successful enough so I …