Girls Only

Ok, this isn’t a “Girls Only” area – sometimes the husband is involved – generally these are things I actually do without kids. Feel free to check out the latest in each category or scroll below for the latest in Girls Only! (Boys can look, too!)

Book *Wine* Club:  We started reading as a group because our kids had to read in school, so why shouldn’t we?  Because of said kids, we get to have alcohol while we “discuss” said books.

Genealogy: I have been using Ancestry.com for years and have a handful of family members also participating (doing a much better job than I am!).  We have analyzed our DNA with Ancestry.  Sad to report my Irish heritage is not as high as I would like it to have been.  Amazing to research your families past mainly because almost all ancestors have skeletons in their closets.

I Feel Pretty: Highlighting the latest and greatest items that I find & use – almost always at a discount.  Love to shop for clothes & finding new ways to buy at a low cost is always a fun challenge.  Of course, I am always willing to pay for quality.  I’ll let you know if I find anything worth the price.

Creative Side: Scrapbooking, photography and crocheting are my craft weaknesses.  When my oldest started 8th grade I hadn’t started his Preschool – 8th Grade Album.   Many sleepless nights occurred but the book was ready for his graduation celebration.  Told myself I would be prepared when the middle boy started junior high.  Guess who starts 8th grade in the fall.  Oops.  Then there is my 2017 project of my crochet daily temperature blanket.


Crochet Blankets Challenge

Many people have picked up new hobbies over this pandemic. My new hobby was trying a new crochet stitch called ...

24 Books in 24 Days

We made it through each day in December counting down to Christmas Eve with a Harry Potter Advent Calendar. To ...

Our Family Book Advent Calendar

I have never been more excited for December to start. Each year we do various advent calendar (usually Lego) and ...

Skin Care Routine: Rodan + Fields

I will have to admit, I am the worst at keeping a "routine". The only thing I do each and ...

Crochet Temperature Blanket Success

If you have been following Irish Monarchy at all, you'll know I had this crazy idea a few YEARS ago ...

Shutterfly Photo Storage for Mobile Uploads

I have over 649 photos on my iPhone (I know, not an earthshattering number, but it’s a lot for me!) ...

January 2020, you sucked

I really had high hopes for 2020. As an oddly quirky gal obsessed with numbers, I have been looking forward ...

Book Club Recap 2019

For a busy year of kids, traveling, work and everyday madness - we certainly squeezed in quite a few books ...

Sunshine Award

Blogging can be a handful of things. Fun pastime. Side hustle. Adventure documentation. An unexpected side effect of blogging are ...

Five Fabulous Finds: Few of My Favorite Things

Sometimes you just find a product or website that helps you look and feel your best! What good would it ...