Falling Forward with Nordstr..

How to purposely navigate the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: First thing’s first.  Don’t shop while you’re hungry applies here as well.  If you are anything like me then you like everything you see.   I tend to become just a  wee bit greedy when it comes to buying clothes especially when there are multiple colors of an […]

Posted July 11, 2018

Discovering Our Neighborhood

Summer is really the only time I get to spend any “uninterrupted by the demands of life” quality time with my kids.  The Barrett Babes actually get loads of TLC from me, and I love filling up on the tons of hugs and kisses they give me and then make them take a nap, ha! […]

Posted July 8, 2018

Smothered Sister Chops

When it comes to pork chops, there is nothing I love eating more than those that have been well seasoned and pan-fried to perfection. In fact, I’ve been known to fry up some chops just like the ones I’m talking about.  Back when my cooking experience was limited, frying pork chops used to be the […]

Posted June 28, 2018

Kicking it Kimono Style

       Do you have a kimono in your wardrobe?  I got this one a year ago to wear to a Mary J. Blige concert (paired then with black shorts, a tank, and heels), and I have been loving it ever since.  It works as the perfect accessory, and it adds just the right […]

Posted June 26, 2018

“Bloom Where You’..

  There are endless messages we send either with our words or our actions.  One that I have been increasingly attuned to is the one that reminds me that I only have one life to live.  Maybe it’s growing older that has me feeling this way or maybe it’s the realization that mortality is real, […]

Posted June 24, 2018

Warm Weather Wear

The official arrival of Summer has me thinking about what I am going to be wearing when the Barrett Babes and I are out and about enjoying our time together.  As usual, I am all about simple but stylish looks, and this will be my warm weather look for the season!  Talk about keeping it […]

Posted June 22, 2018

Wide Leg Pants, Yes!

I absolutely love wide-leg pants, and I have always loved them.  I remember the very first pair of palazzo pants my aunt gave me.  I couldn’t wear them enough.  I wish I had a picture of me rocking them.  I am telling you, when I wore those pants I knew I was hot stuff.  That’s […]

Posted June 18, 2018

A Slow-Cooker Summer

  Like most mothers and wives, I spend most of my time in the kitchen preparing meals and cleaning up after those meals are done.  The insane amount of time these tasks takes is asinine, and to be honest with you, if there was an option that allowed us to subsist without food, I’d take […]

Posted June 17, 2018

Appreciating Teachers 2018

  Teacher Appreciation Week is upon us and while many overlook it and think that celebrating teachers is not necessary, let me tell you, it is.  I have been teaching now for 18 years, and while it’s one of the most rewarding jobs have I have ever held, it is also one the most difficult.  […]

Posted May 6, 2018

Gifts for the Best Mom Ever!

Mother’s Day is upon us yet again, and yet again, I am sure husbands and children alike are wondering how to celebrate the women in their lives. Well, here’s my take on the subject. I think that it would be a good idea to celebrate moms completely and by that, I mean celebrate the whole […]

Posted May 6, 2018