5 Reasons Why Aldi Is My New Jam

As someone who loves a good deal and is not partial to any one grocery store, I gave Aldi a try a few years ago, per my husband’s suggestion.  To say I was underwhelmed would be an understatement. I just didn’t get it. In addition to there being zero aesthetic appeal, I also didn’t understand the […]

The Best Coffee in Madison (According to Me)

I don’t really remember when I first started drinking coffee. But I do know it was a long time ago. For the past 12+ years, I’ve been relying on it daily. To help give me the get up and go I need to get started and through my day. I started like most coffee newbies. […]

How to Incorporate Essential Oils Into Your Daily Routine

You have probably seen people posting on social media about essential oils a lot these days, because it seems like a hot new trend. It’s not a trend, however. Essential oils have actually been around for a very long time. When I was trying to conceive, I started to evaluate the products I was using […]

How a New Set of Dishes Caused My Anxiety to Spiral

I have mild anxiety. I am pretty sure I’ve had it my whole life. And it has reared its ugly head many many times throughout the past several years. Especially while trying to conceive, throughout my entire pregnancy, and since becoming a Mom. Since this is something I’ve always struggled with, I’ve become much better […]

My #40by40 Goal

Three days after my 39th birthday, I set a goal to lose 40 pounds by my 40th birthday. Then I announced it publicly. On Facebook. I thought by doing so, I would have some accountability to follow through on that goal. Because if I didn’t, my 987 friends would think I’m a failure. Thing is, I set […]

Trick or Treat? Finding the Fun in Halloween Again

Having a kid has in some ways made me feel like a kid again myself. It has given new life and meaning to holidays and traditions that brought me a lot of joy as a child. For example, I have never really been a big fan of Halloween. I kind of don’t get it. Why […]

Why Every Woman Needs a Proper Bra Fitting

After losing 20 pounds over the last year, I realized that my bras no longer fit the way they should. As a large busted woman, I can’t simply go to Kohl’s or Target to pick out a new one. Bra shopping for me requires going to a specialty store where they carry cup sizes up […]

My Experience with Stitch Fix

This post contains referral links, which means I receive a credit if you make a purchase through this link. If you are interested in trying Stitch Fix you can get $50 in credit to use on your first purchase if you click here! I am a self-proclaimed shopaholic. Meaning, I shop for fun. Shopping is […]