Many people have picked up new hobbies over this pandemic. My new hobby was trying a new crochet stitch called “corner to corner”. After a weekend of watching some YouTube videos, I found I really enjoyed the stitch and thought I would make a “themed” blanket for one of my sons. I found some free patterns online, and make the first “square”, a cloud from the Mario Brothers video game. So proud of my work, I showed my youngest son. His reply?Read more
While my boys are my world, sometimes a girl just needs to getaway and explore the rest of the universe. When not immersed in school, sports, video games or traveling adventures…it’s girl time. Sometimes adult boys are invited.
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We made it through each day in December counting down to Christmas Eve with a Harry Potter Advent Calendar. To spice things up a bit this holiday season, we added an Advent BOOK calendar and loved opening up a book each day! We added 24 books in 24 days to our own library, and so happy that our local book store Madison Street Books helped picked and wrapped each one!Read more
I have never been more excited for December to start. Each year we do various advent calendar (usually Lego) and thought this year we would spice it up with a Funko Pop Harry Potter Advent Calendar. But I still felt like something was missing. Then, one of my favorite local independent bookstores posted something on their IG feed. I was hooked. I just had to do it. And only two more sleeps before it begins!Read more
I will have to admit, I am the worst at keeping a “routine”. The only thing I do each and every day, twice a day, is brush and floss my teeth. Everything else is up for grabs. Skincare? Ha! Each morning I wash my face, but with what is always up for grabs. However, after the last few months of working and wearing a mask, things needed to change.Read more
If you have been following Irish Monarchy at all, you’ll know I had this crazy idea a few YEARS ago to crochet a blanket. I have been crocheting for years, so how hard could it be to make a larger blanket?!?Read more
I have over 649 photos on my iPhone (I know, not an earthshattering number, but it’s a lot for me!). I am always afraid I am going to lose my favorite photos. I also hate just “dumping” the photos on to a “cloud”. While I take a lot of photos, but I don’t need to save ALL of them. With over 40k photos on my laptop and more on the phone, how do I save the ones I want?Read more
I really had high hopes for 2020. As an oddly quirky gal obsessed with numbers, I have been looking forward to 2020 for quite some time. My birthday falls on the 20th of the month (in October, the best birthday month of the year) so I really expected the year of “20” to be amazing. Inspiring. Game changer. Instead is started out pretty crappy and barely rebounded by the end of the month.Read more
For a busy year of kids, traveling, work and everyday madness – we certainly squeezed in quite a few books this year! What did we read in 2019? And what do we plan on reading in 2020?!? Here’s the recap!Read more
Blogging can be a handful of things. Fun pastime. Side hustle. Adventure documentation. An unexpected side effect of blogging
Sometimes you just find a product or website that helps you look and feel your best! What good would it be if I didn’t spread the word on my five favorite fabulous finds! Check out these five items that I pamper myself with each day – while you might have heard about most of these – almost no one knows what I use for my “angry eyes”!Read more