The Cube Beats Summer Brain Drain {#newatthecube}


Has your summer started yet? Ours has, and we are already clicking through our Summer Bucket List! {Some of the new things we added this year: eat at every restaurant in our small city and build a backyard fire pit!} One of the biggies every year is a visit to The Discovery Cube. This year’s […]

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf {They Love Teachers!}


This post is a public service announcement for all my teacher friends! In celebration of National Teacher Appreciation Day (Tuesday, May 5, 2015), The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, teachers and faculty members can whip out their school ID and get any regular (16 oz.) beverage for only $2! Two Bucks!!! Just to honor the […]

Galileo Camps {Rubberband Helicopters Science Experiment}

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As a new homeschooling family, I really can’t believe how much my littles can learn! I know all you teachers out there are like, “duh.” But, kids are amazing! And kids are capable of so much more than we think. Kids are innovators. At least that’s what I think. And that’s how I came across […]

CosmetiCare {Age with Grace WITHOUT Surgery!}


I’m going to be 35 this year. Getting older has never really bothered me. REALLY. I’ve looked 35 since I was 13. REALLY. You don’t believe me? Let me pull a picture or two of me in Jr. High to prove it… (last one from high school)    {Let’s all pretend the mom jean trend […]

#iheartOC Giving Day {$2 million dollars can go a long way!}


I’m thrilled to be a small part of the first ever OC Community Foundation #iheartOC Giving Day! What is this “Giving Day”? (You’re thinking) Well, Thanks for asking! The short answer is: OCCF is rallying together all the amazing folks in Orange County to raise $2 million dollars toward OC non-profits, within a 30 hour […]

Dollar Bin Challenge Test Tube Candle


Our January dollar bin challenge was a tough one for me. We found those glass test tubes in the dollar section of Michaels (they have plastic ones at Target), and while they are so cool looking, I had no idea what the hay I was going to do with them. The candle kinda reminded me […]

CASHFLOW board game {…even more family arguments than Monopoly!}


{Disclosure: Many thanks to RichDad for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging me and my family to be financially savvy with CASHFLOW! Although this article is sponsored by RichDad, all my opinions are my own. What else can I disclose?… um… I never do posts about something I don’t like… ever. Oh and I cuss at […]

Mark 1:1-11 John the Baptizer


Continuing our Gospel of Mark devotion series… Find the introduction here. Mark 1:1-11 John the Baptizer Read Mark 1:1-11 here. Mark introduces Jesus the Messiah by, appropriately, introducing John the Baptist first. Mark describes John as, “thunder in the desert.” I picture a hot, dry wasteland. Nothing for miles with very little life. Suddenly the […]

Mark Devotion – an introduction


I received The Message version of the Bible about five years (and two kids) ago as a gift from my mom at Christmas. I wanted to just pick up the Bible and read it like I read books. I wanted to get lost in the narratives and read the letters with the expectancy and reverence […]