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Wait – I Have a Teenager?

Hold up.  Time for a reality check here.  I have a teenager.  I am having a life changing, what is going on, oh my gahd moment over here.

That could explain my absence lately because I’m hiding out, under the covers denying the very existence of this moment.  I may also be in my bathroom putting wrinkle cream under my eyes.  You laugh, but I am.  Amazon has it in bulk.   (more…)

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Upcycled DIY Nautical Headband Shows Off AcneFree Face

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #acnefree123 #CollectiveBias

Happy Monday everyone!  Today, I am pleased to hand over the reins of my blog to Mini Me.  She will be 13 next month (oh.em.gee, I have a teenager in my house…)  so independence is huge for her.  I’ve backed off from the morning nagging and she’s taken on a lot more responsibility in her self care.  Just like most teenagers, she’s going through that awkward acne stage where pimples and zits just keep coming at her.  Thankfully, we recently tried a great new 3-Step line from AcneFree  available now at Walmart that helps re-balance acne-prone skin!

Today, she is sharing her thoughts on AcneFree and its ability to improve her morning acne treatment routine, and even created a tutorial on a beautiful, easy DIY nautical headband that helps her show off her AcneFree face.

So take it away, Mini Me!


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Brussels Sprouts

Weeknight Takeout – Thai Sweet Chili Brussels Sprouts

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NoTakeOutNeeded #CollectiveBias

With an (almost) teenager, juggling a 50-plus hour a week career, and solo parenting, I struggle during the week nights to make a meal that both my daughter and I can enjoy that is still quick and easy.  I admit, I pick up take out more times than I really should, or we eat “leftovers” from the weekend meals for several meals during the week.

I pin so many meals on Pinterest with the intention of making them, but after a 30-minute commute battling traffic, I just don’t have the energy to tackle an hour-plus prep on a meal.  I am looking for ways to cut that time in half. (more…)

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Snow Day Superstitions

Snow Day Superstititions

I live in Colorado, and most people think we are covered in snow from November through April.  Nope, sorry, you must be thinking of Minnesota.  Instead, we like to think of ourselves as having Four Seasons in One Day.  The 300 Days of Sunshine rumor is also a measurement of our weather.  It will rain, get windy, then snow, and lastly, the sun will come out and melt everything, all in a 24-hour period.  If you live here, you just wear layers – every day of the year.

With that in mind, you’d be surprised how FEW snow days we actually get.  Since moving to Colorado in 2009, my daughter has had ZERO snow days, until this year.  Yep – 6 years running and NO snow days.  She might have 2-hour delays, but not a single day off. (more…)

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