Yes, my kid still uses a booster seat

boy in booster seat

I remember when Mr. A was born I read an article that talked about kids being in car seats until they were 10. I scoffed! Literally. Out loud. Of course, what the heck did I know…I was a first-time parents who was hyper-focused on my itty-bitty newborn. Ten seemed so far away. Ten seemed so… [Read More]

We’re going places in the 2017 Toyota Sienna Limited

kids in booster seats

To quote my kids “This is the best car EVAH!!!” Last week, I had the opportunity to test drive the 2017 Toyota Sienna Limited. My entire life I have been self-proclaimed “anti-minivan”… well, except that three month period in 2012. Read: I think I want a minivan When we bought our Nissan Pathfinder two years ago, we… [Read More]

5 reasons I’ll never give up coffee

Cup of coffee

I started drinking coffee in high school. There was a Caribou Coffee that was the perfect hangout for me and my girlfriends. We’d get a frozen coffee or a fancy latte and relished in our newfound independence. When I started working full-time, my love of coffee was truly solidified. My day didn’t truly start until… [Read More]

Let’s talk about coffee

I’ve been a coffee drinker since I was 16. Back then, I was drinking “froo-froo” drinks at Caribou with my besties. We’d drink lattes and frozen concoctions while sitting around being cool and relevant to the 90’s society. As I got older, I started drinking regular coffee, always with cream and sugar. For the most… [Read More]

How to Style a Sweater Vest

Chadwicks Boyfriend Sweater Vest

I work from home so most days you’ll find me in jeans and a t-shirt or leggings and a tunic. That’s just how I roll. But every now and then, I have to meet a potential client for coffee or have an actual business meeting and that requires real clothes. So when Chadwick’s of Boston… [Read More]

Discovering ALDI: a grocery store for all

ALDIStore_Roanoke_Corner_reduced

Grocery shopping. Sometimes I feel like I live at the grocery store. I go to several different ones a few times a week. Harris Teeter and Lowe’s are closest to my house, therefore the ones I frequent most. But Food Lion and Walmart are cheaper, so I go there too. Because let’s face it, convenience… [Read More]