Recently one night, after half a bottle of wine and a thorough examination of the state of my finances, I decided I needed to make photography and blogging a side hustle and look for a “real” job. All of my kids would soon finally be on the same school schedule, so I’d finally be able […]
You guys, winter was the absolute worst. I typically enjoy the cooler temps, trips to the snow, and fun holidays spent with family. This year, however, winter just meant the kids and I were passing around the same disgusting cold for about three months. Yep. The absolute worst. When spring finally showed up I welcomed […]
One of the things I love about being a small business owner is that I get to work with a lot of really great people. One of the things I love about having a blog is that it gives me a platform to tell everyone else about these really amazing people. I take “community over competition” seriously, […]
I’m Jacki. I’m a single mom of three who has been obsessed with photography, interior design, and general homemaking type things my entire life. And writing. I LOVE to write. For several years I’ve wanted to combine all of it and maintain a lifestyle blog dedicated to all of my favorite things. But depression hit, […]
There is almost nothing I love more than chips and fresh salsa. You would be hard-pressed to find a bigger fan of this gift from the gods. I’ve been trying for years to find a recipe that could compare to the heavenly flavor of some of my favorite Mexican restaurant salsas. You guys, THIS! Well, […]
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They learned to walk with sand between their toes, and for a time the ocean was their playground. Summertime brings them back to their roots. Sand castles are home. The waves crash over them and they remain steadfast. Fearless. How have I managed to raise such warriors? How can I cultivate that strength in a […]