Staying Warm: Lands’ End Cire Down Parka

November 5, 2012 in Primp - 94 Comments
The weather here in the midwest has been surprisingly moderate although we've had a few unpredictable bitter days. The temps have stabilized and coat weather is definitely here to stay. After taking the Quality Coat Challenge last year, I've become a huge fan of Lands' End. I ended up wearing the black Lands' End coat… Read More »

Living Room Spruce With Mohawk Home Rugs

July 7, 2012 in Homemaking - 183 Comments
Over the past few months, we've made a few changes in our living room like painting, moving around a few things, and replacing our slipcovers. We've also replaced our old Mohawk rug with a brighter one and what a difference it has made! I'm a little somber since I've worked so hard to create a… Read More »

How To Make & Can Strawberry Jam

June 12, 2012 in Food & Recipes - 3 Comments
So I decided to turn some of these yummy strawberries from U-Pick into some of the most delicious strawberry jam I have ever tasted... and it was SUPER simple. I've seriously been missing out. All I needed were strawberries, sugar, lemon juice, and pectin (optional). To begin, I sterilized my jar lids in a saucepan.… Read More »

Ultimate Blog Party Twenty-Twelve

April 13, 2012 in Blogging - 25 Comments
Hello to all of you trickling in from The Ultimate Blog Party! Please feel free to introduce yourselves by leaving a comment! I'm also hosting a timely PartyLite giveaway below! - I'm Sheena, twenty-something mom of a silly almost 4 year old boy. I married my junior high sweetheart. I'm a firm believer in following… Read More »

SinfulColors Nail Polish Haul From Walgreens

February 18, 2012 in Primp - 7 Comments
Yesterday, I treated myself to some new nail polish from Walgreens. SinfulColors were on sale fore 99 cents (until 2/18/12)! It felt good to grab a handful and line them up on the counter. My nails were freshly painted, confirming my obsession. Exotic Green, Nail Junkie, Rise and Shine, All About You, Pinky Glitter, Soul… Read More »

One Love: An Interview with Cedella Marley

October 12, 2011 in Kids, Life & Quirks - 12 Comments
I had the opportunity to interview Bob Marley's Daughter, Cedella Marley, which was AWESOME by the way! The interview was in conjunction with helping her promote her new children's book, One Love. The heartwarming and beautifully illustrated picture book tells of a young girl and her parents inspiring neighbors to restore a park in their… Read More »

S’more Saturdays

August 10, 2011 in Gardening, Life & Quirks - 8 Comments
I intended to post this last Saturday, but because I cannot seem to get ANYTHING done on time, Wednesday'll have to do. Saturday went a little something like this... Splishin' and splashin' in the pool. His blue flame SPF suit is up for grabs at She {hearts} It =). California Poppy Blooming Zinnia Corn Silks… Read More »

Just Because Life is a Special Occasion

July 23, 2011 in Defining She, Life & Quirks
Last week, I bought new notebooks and pens. I need to write more, whatever it may be. I write ideas and countless to-do lists because if I don't write it, I forget it. Digital reminders just won't do. I am always quick to send an email or text. My handwriting is less than desired and… Read More »

Rude Cabbage Worms and Remedies

July 17, 2011 in Gardening
Last month, I noticed a white butterfly fluttering around our garden. I immediately found it's activity to be quite suspicious. It would not go away. There was something in our garden that tickled it's fancy. I, however, didn't know it was about our beloved cabbage. Two weeks later, I suppose, I started to notice teeny… Read More »

#WIN IT: $50 Zulily Gift Certificate

April 2, 2011 in Kids, Primp
And the winner is... Elizabeth K.! Congrats! Zulily. Have you heard of them? They're awesome! Zulily, if you don't know, is a private shopping site that offers designer/boutique brands for mom, baby, and kiddo up to 60-70% off! For boys it seems you have to be there at the right time because often times, there's… Read More »


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