Head Turning Heels for Valentine’s Date Night

This morning my dog was barking like crazy outside.  That usually means she's found a frog but when I went to look....she was barking at the sparkly heart decoration that had blown off of my back door on to the ground as a cool front hit.   The winter wind...

Fitness: Danica Patrick’s workout book Pretty Intense, Review

Happy New Year, Ivy and Sprig friends! What have you been up to?  I had the cleaning bug for about two weeks right after the holidays so everything that didn't move or wasn't nailed down had to go....out to the trash, out to sell or give away.  I'm on round...

Lessons From My Teacher, Eileen Lonergan

Recently I've had the chance to reflect on the toughest questions in life.   What's important? What's not important?  Most of the time, I'm juggling the priorities of the day like a chef on Chopped moving things from the front burner to the back burner...

Celebrating Summer with Cover Ups for Every Destination!

Summer is finally here and we are so ready to shift out of the winter doldrums and routine and into break mode!  This is a time that we take off work and reconnect as a family.   We are heading to the beach for our break and I can't wait to get my toes in...

Celebrating Spring Break with Cover Ups for all Your Destinations!

Hi friends, I hope you are starting to see the sun peek out at your house.  I just booked some window washers to come help me get those high windows so I can actually SEE the sunshine when it comes out.  I am about to get the Spring Cleaning bug but first we...

Pros and Cons of the Peloton: My Review Two Years After Buying My Peloton Spin Cycle

Mom on The Run. That's my name....or my Peloton Cycle name.   It used to be the name of another blog I had a few years ago and now it's what defines me as I sweat and race with other riders like...Lukeskywalker, Brewcycle, Spinsleeprepeat, Surfmomma, and...

Valentine Gift Ideas For All Your Lovers

Happy Valentine's week!  It is the season of LOVE, HUGS, HEARTS, KISSES, AND SWEETHEARTS!  We have a tradition at our house of decorating breakfast plates with cards, confetti, balloons, and candy....to start the day off with some Valentine love. So,.......

What are you Proud of from 2017?

Hi Ivy and Sprig Friends! I've missed you and look forward to connecting with you again this year!  How are you? I hope well. I took a break for a while. I have been a blogger at REST.   I don't know if this has ever happened to you when you set some goals...

URGENT Update on the Cat!

The cat came home! YEA!! Ivy and Sprig readers, I am not lying ....like I think you were all asking God for that kitty to come home in unison and she did.   It was irony. It was symbolism.  It was like reality wrote the fictional story. Last night my husband...

Extreme Stillness…or how I found myself eating a grilled cheese sandwich and drinking tea at four in the morning

I miss you.  I really do.  I would have called you if I could because I just  couldn't get to my writing during a pile on of extreme craziness this Spring.  What started out as a little delay in my usually punctual posts to you, ended up being a...

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