Let’s face it: Kids are EXPENSIVE. One easy way to save a ton of money on kids’ items is by thrift shopping. Unfortunately, thrift stores have always gotten a bad rap. People assume the items you can find there...
When I think back to my younger self, it’s funny to remember how obsessed I was with capturing the perfect picture for our Christmas cards. I am — and always have been — a lover of photos and snail...
We decided to adopt, not shop, which was the best decision we could have made when adding a sweet four-legged member to our family. My mind was originally set on purchasing a puppy from a breeder. However, I had...
Growing up, my family didn’t celebrate Halloween. My birthday is in September, and the next big "holiday" was Thanksgiving! My mom wasn’t very festive as far as decorating, besides the classic knick-knacks and vintage decor, but she went all...
During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone, and I do mean EVERYONE started a garden. I was late to the game, but I fell in love with gardening mainly for my reasons for doing it. It would contribute...
In the last two years, a lot in this world has changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone's normal routine and livelihood shifted. For the benefit of our safety, the world practically shut down. During that time, I felt...
Hurricane season officially begins June 1 and lasts through November. While it is not uncommon for tropical storms to develop before and after these dates, this is the time of year when the warm weather creates prime conditions for...
Have you ever asked yourself, “Can’t we all just cooperate, and get a nice picture?!” while taking family photos? You’ll want to read on to find out just how easy that can be! Capturing life’s moments is super important to...
Spring seems to have finally taken hold in Northeast Florida, and everywhere you look, trees and plants are sprouting new growth and coming back to life. For a region that doesn’t experience a dramatic change of seasons, early spring...
Even if you didn’t watch the Oscars, you know what I’m talking about. It was straight out of the movies: A-list cast, iconic setting, and an unexpected fight scene. Except the Smith vs. Rock fight on Oscars night was...
Disney's new Turning Red film is a beautiful, honest coming-of-age love story. It is fun, fast-paced, and family-friendly. This hero’s journey triumphs over the universal struggle of searching for belonging and the hidden perils of resisting growth. It refuses...
In six months, my son will be headed off to college just one year after my daughter started her freshman year. As my husband and I have navigated college applications, school choices, and the seemingly never-ending expenses that come...

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