Our Creepy & Surprisingly Simple Scorpion Sting Story!


Manic: Enjoying a dinner out with my husband and a phone call comes in from our teenage daughter telling us that she just got stung by a scorpion! Managed:  Thankfully our response, awesome advice from my wonderful mom-in-law and how well our girl took matters into her own hands and took care of the aftermath. Read on […]

Freebie Friday Winner!


The entries are in!  Thanks to the many of you who emailed your entry in for this week’s Freebie Friday prize!  The prize is a surprise one this week with a mystery beauty bag that we showed on Monday.  It looked like this… But then we added more stuff, so a bigger bag was needed! […]

For Parents: Senior Year Is Hard On Your Heart In The Best Way


Moms (and dads) of teens.  This is written for moms, but I sure have seen my fair share of emotional papas who find senior year to be bittersweet on their hearts, too.  Read this or bookmark this to read before or during your child’s senior year in high school. It just may be therapeutic for […]

Beauty Bag Giveaway Drawing!


It’s the start of a new week…and for many here in Arizona, the start of a new school year, too!  So let’s do a drawing for a chance to win a pampering beauty gift for the gals/moms/teachers.  This week’s drawing is for a beauty bag prize that is packed with all kinds of fun beauty […]

AZ To DC On A Train: Our Amtrak Family Travel Adventure!


Manic:  Considering traveling from Tucson, Arizona all the way to Washington DC.  By train.  With six of us traveling together.  Hubs, myself, our college guy, our teenage girl and my husband’s dear parents. Was this idea manic or managed? Managed:  We did it on Amtrak and my answer, our experience and a few train travel tips are […]