As most of you know, we sold our house this summer and moved into a temporary rental home while we looked for a new place. And, it’s been interesting. Our old house was 2,400 sq. ft. , after all, which is pretty darn big compared to the 1,168 sq. ft. rental we’ve been living in. Regardless, I’ve enjoyed this small space aside from a few challenges. It’s been fun! I really like having the kid’s bedrooms so close to the kitchen and living room. In addition, this place has been super easy to clean! If you want to read about our move or house shopping adventures, you can find them here: [Read more...]
My name is Holly Johnson and I have a problem. It’s called late night snacking. I crave pistachios like they’re crack cocaine. I eat so much fat-free kettle corn that I should probably buy stock in Orville Redenbacher. I also eat a whole lotta cheese….and I mean A LOT (only the good stuff, of course).
It wasn’t always this way. When I was younger, I rarely snacked. In fact, I hated eating after dinner…so much so that I rarely ate anything after 7:00 p.m. Then something crazy happened. I had kids. [Read more...]
Just the other day, I was reading my Twitter feed when a picture of an ocean sunset caught my eye. After taking a closer look, I realized that a friend from high school was in in the picture as well. With the ocean behind her, she posed elegantly in a shimmering black evening gown that looked reminiscent of something worn at the Oscars. I immediately wondered, “What in the world is going on here?” But it didn’t take long to figure it out. As I clicked jealously through a few additional pictures she had posted, it became increasingly apparent “what in the world was going on.”
They were on vacation. [Read more...]
Ahhhh…….the holidays, the time of year when we rack our brains to come up with creative gifts for the people we’re biologically related to. It’s also the time of year when your well-meaning family members call and ask what you want for Christmas as well. And if you’re like me, it an be difficult to come up with something.
My parents still insist on buying for me, and even go as far as putting out a stocking for each of their kids who are now 33, 36, and 37. Now, don’t get me wrong, I think it’s adorable and I hope to get a stocking ’til I’m 80. It’s just getting hard to know what to ask for. So far this year I’ve asked my mom for a skillet, yoga pants, plastic kid’s plates, and a calculator. Boooooorrrrrring…… [Read more...]
A few weeks ago, I took my kids to Shoe Carnival to get Big Sis some new shoes. And it was just like any other day. Aside from the fact that the kids were hungry and a little tired, they were in good spirits. And after browsing the store for a while, we found several pairs of shoes that my oldest daughter liked. With my two-year-old by my side, I helped my four-year-old try on a few pairs and took a little extra time to show her how to tie the laces. She had never had shoelaces before, only Velcro. Needless to say, she was very excited. [Read more...]