The garage isn’t the most scenic place to complete a 5K, but that’s where my treadmill is—and where, three times a week, I am grateful to run on that treadmill and stare at the lawn chairs, which are folded on the shelf in front of me. Through the power of imagination, I unlock a world… Continue reading Virtual Race and Sunshine Blogger Award!
After sweltering in the hot sun at a swim meet for nearly two hours, I gave up and sounded the craft alert, hoping the commotion would get me escorted off the premises and into the nearest air-conditioned pub. No such luck, though. Despite the fact that more than a few markers rolled recklessly onto the… Continue reading Craft Alert: Abstract Fish Art Created at a Swim Meet
SeaTac the family cat has superpowers that could be profitable someday: 1) He is able to meow to the tune of Journey’s “Wheel in the Sky,” which could make him a winner on the America’s Got Talent show, and 2) He can sit on just about any computer keyboard in the house and make the… Continue reading Cat Facials: A Side Hustle for the Cat
Every baptism weekend itinerary for out-of-town-guests should include a romp through a casino. In fact, it should be a mandatory perk if you are serving as the godmother. I’ve come to this conclusion after I agreed to fly 4 ½ hours to Detroit for my nephew’s baptism on Saturday. When I arrived, with the dried… Continue reading Gambling and Other Outside-of-the-Box Itineraries for Out-of-Town-Guests at a Baptism
Boozy pops are what tiki-bar backyard dreams are made of. For some reason, my Facebook newsfeed is flooded with tempting images of adult popsicles, such as mojitos on a stick and frozen Frangelico. I don’t know what I did to be bombarded with “boozy pop” recipes, videos, and headlines on Facebook, but I admit I… Continue reading Summertime Frozen Cocktails on a Stick
Wine-spilling season is upon us as I throw my doors open for a neighborhood book club meeting, and I’m hoping it’s as wild and carefree as I’d always imagined. I’ve wanted to be the kind of hostess who could say, “Don’t worry about spilling the wine. I have a miracle product that takes that stain… Continue reading Book Club Planning: Wine Will Spill.
The dishes in the dishwasher may be dirty, but that’s no reason to resort to boring and ugly methods for warning people about the bacteria-laden dangers slathered onto the plates and utensils inside. There are more aesthetically pleasing ways to protect the members of your family who reach directly into the washer and eat from… Continue reading Craft Alert: Magnetic Reminders