Raising Geeks

geek

Growing up, I wanted to have two kids. A boy named Josh and a girl named Mercedes. Josh would naturally be the big man on campus, and when I say that, imagine me saying it the way your grandmother says it when she asks you about school. "How's school, Josh? I assume you're the big man on campus like your father?" Josh's father in this scenario being Dr. Peter Venkman or Jonathon Brandis. Mercedes would be a popular genius/cheerleader. She'd be involved in dance and gymnastics and all … [Read More...]

Thanksgiving Dressing

Sweater Leggings

Over the river and through the woods... It's almost Thanksgiving, and if was up to me, the only requirement would be a hair tie and my eating sweats, but in my house, it's a holiday that requires a touch of decorum, and an underwire bra. I mean, we're rarely fancy, but I like to eat warm turkey in … [Read More...]

Fair Isle Leggings

When I posted this photo on Instagram, I got one of two comments. A. I love them! B. What the hell do you wear with that? Click here to see for yourself! … [Read More...]

We’re Boring. We Can’t Help It.

For a while there, we could blame our hermitism and societal lameness on the children. Gosh, we'd love to go out, but we don't have a sitter.... we're exhausted... Wyatt is sick... Jude has a game in the morning... Gigi swallowed our car keys.  Kids are like built in get-out-of-shit cards. But … [Read More...]

Refinished Entry Dresser

Entry Dresser Before

So, one of the final pieces from my epic hernia thrift furniture haul was a beat up old dresser I found for $30. Click here for the AFTER and all the details! … [Read More...]

The Season of Kindness… to Yourself

Be Kind Giveaway

This time of year, it's always super easy to get into the holiday spirit. The spirit of giving. The spirit of love. The spirit of kindness. We take all those amazing emotions and actions, and plaster them across mankind in a selfless act of compassion and humanity, and it's wonderful. Truly, it's … [Read More...]

Everything’s Coming Up Milhouse!

FGW Book Sign

Trips to Disney World are legendarily known for their magic, a notion that holds especially true for me. You see, every time I visit, something wonderful happens. Whether it's fashion campaigns, or Good Morning Americas, or gatherings with friends... magic happens here. Which is why it's … [Read More...]

Dream the Impossible Dream. Shorts.

Shorts

There comes a point in your life when you feel comfortable with your thighs rubbing together in hot, public places. I am not at that exit yet. I'm on the exit ramp, off to the side, where the truckers park to sleep. I'm not talking about mentally comfortable. In fact, after 20 hours in a car … [Read More...]

Halloween 2013

Daria

La la laaaa la la.  We didn't have our big Halloween bash this year. I've been injured and in a foul mood about it, plus we're leaving for Florida tomorrow, so things just got a little too busy to properly plan a soiree. Unfortunately, that also means that I didn't have anywhere to don a … [Read More...]

Painting Without Pants: The Living Room & Bedroom Reveal

tv conole before

Remember the television console that almost killed me? Thanks to copious amounts of help from Andy and my mom, I was able to finish it, but out of principal, I gave it the silent treatment the whole entire time. It actually wasn't the only thing I purchased that day. I also left with a … [Read More...]

Will You Marry Me? IGNORE THE SNOT BUBBLES.

So I just spent 27 minutes flushing my tear ducts out this morning watching this... And that, on top of this... And it wormholed into this.... And then this... I mean, seriously dude, I bet Andy is pretty thankful youtube proposals weren't a thing 10 years ago. Just me, him and the guy … [Read More...]