Monthly archives: July, 2017

The Office Candy Jar

It all started when I was assigned to a new project at work. I didn’t know many people on the team and wanted a way to introduce myself, strike up a conversation, and casually get to know people outside of the demanding work assignments at hand. So I thought, “What better way to entice folks over to chat than with candy?” Yes. That does make it sound like I was a creepy person in a van calling out “Free candy!”. …

Age, That’s What’s Holdin’ Me Back.

Well, it’s official…I’m old. This past weekend the hubs and I attended the Shawn Mendes concert in Houston, and I’m like 99.95% sure we were the oldest ones there. Scratch that – there were others older than us, but they were parents. Scratch that again – we’re now parents too. Dammit, ok! We were the oldest ones there that weren’t in attendance with our child. She was at home being babysat by my wonderful sister-in-law (thanks, J!). Back in September, …

Is It Worth It? And Do I Need It? Puppy Edition

As much as I love shopping, every time I go to make a purchase, I hear my mom’s voice in my head questioning whether an item is worth the price and whether I really need it. While sometimes the answer to both is a resounding YES, I often realize that the things I’m craving aren’t really worth buying. In these posts, I’ll share five things with you that I really wanted and how I answered my basic questions about them. …