It’s National Lipstick Day! Bet you didn’t know that, huh? I didn’t really either, until I saw it trending on Twitter (thanks social media). It always seems like there is a day for something (thank goodness for National Doughnut Day), but I love the idea of talking about lipstick, so I thought I’d run with it. As a teen, I hated lipstick. I always felt like it was “too old” and “too much work” for me to worry about. This probably stems from the fact that I’ve been wearing lipstick since I was 3 (ballet recitals, plays, marching band, etc.), so any opportunity I had to shed my “womanly” lipstick was done so with fervor.[more ...]
While my girls aren’t school-age just yet, I do know that many parents of school-aged children are scrambling to fill up these last few weeks of summer with fun before the busy pace of school life sets in. Don’t let you kids say, “I’m bored!” during these last few weeks of freedom. Check out what’s happening locally and let me know if I missed any great upcoming events!
I am a mom of fraternal twin girls.Fraternal, as defined by Google, means “(of twins) developed from separate ova and therefore genetically distinct and not necessarily of the same sex or more similar than other siblings.” In plain English, that means my girls are completely separate beings. They did not split from one, but, instead, were two separate individuals right from the beginning.You would be amazed at the people who argue with me about their “fraternal-ness.” As if I, their mother, did not know any better.[more ...]
You all know I’m not much for the kitchen. In fact, if I don’t burn the grilled cheese for my kids’ lunches, it’s been a good day. But seriously, Ree Drummond I am not. I often wish I was as creative as her in the kitchen, and maybe one day I’ll get there, but I’m not sure it will be any time soon. I will say, however, I am good at 1 or 2 things kitchen-related: making desserts and eating them. I seem to have a good knack for making yummy, edible desserts, so when the Birmingham Bloggers community issued a challenge to create a recipe using Icebox Coffee, I had to at least attempt it.[more ...]
As a mother of two kids under 5, I am constantly looking for fun, new ways to entertain my kids. Living in the south, while having lots of great perks, can make outdoor summer play a struggle. It is just so. dang. hot. Thankfully we have a lot of great places too cool off like the McWane Science Center and the splash pad at the Birmingham Zoo, but now I can add another spot to our list: Let’s Play Birmingham. Located right off of highway 280 in the old Party City building (next to PetSmart and TJMaxx), Let’s Play Birmingham is a fun, interactive, indoor children’s play center.[more ...]
If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you know what a movie lover I am. Whether we’re talking action/adventure, romance, sci-fi, or suspense/thrillers, you can be guaranteed that if you ask me to go see a movie with you, I’m there. Walt Disney Pictures has recently released buzz worthy information about one of their new movies titled “The Finest Hours.” This new film is based on the incredible true story of the United States Coast Guard’s most daring rescue mission. Here’s how Disney Pictures describes the movie: On February 18, 1952, a massive nor’easter struck New England, pummeling towns along the Eastern seaboard and wreaking havoc on the ships caught in its deadly path, including the SS Pendleton, a T-2 oil tanker bound for Boston, which was literally ripped in half, trapping more than 30 sailors inside its rapidly-sinking stern.[more ...]
My husband and I have an ongoing food debate (yes, we often debate about food). Our current debate is over cold pizza vs. hot pizza. He thinks it tastes much better when it’s cold, and I vehemently disagree. Which side are you on? Let’s preface this debate by saying we are only talking about take-out pizza from your favorite pizza place (we happen to like Domino’s the best at the moment). We are not talking about frozen pizza or microwave-style pizza (although I think we eat those different ways after initial cooking too).I prefer my pizza the right way hot.[more ...]
I love getting a good deal when I’m shopping. Whether I’ve planned it out or happened upon an unexpected sale, it truly makes me giddy when I manage to score some amazing clothes and accessories without busting my budget. One of my favorite online shops that won’t break the bank is Jane.com. Jane is a one stop shop for all your fashion needs from clothing to jewelry to accessories and more! They even have adorable outfits for kids and home decor too.I ordered some awesome boots from Jane.com 2 years ago, and they held up very nicely![more ...]