Kids’ Craft: Turn a Toilet Paper Roll into a Pumpkin

This is a really easy, quick pumpkin craft that even the youngest kids can make! With simple craft supplies and about 10 minutes, you can do this! This family fun project idea is great for Toddlers, kids in Preschool, or Elementary!  You can make this to celebrate Halloween, Fall Holidays, Birthday Parties, School Crafts and […]

NC Snow Storm Measurement, Redneck Style

  Here in the mountains of North Carolina, we’re used to snow. But it’s not often that we have more than a couple of inches. We were so excited about the impending snowpocalypse that we wanted to make sure we had an accurate measurement tool. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find our garden gnome, which would have […]

Fun With Google Search

I love it when I start to type my search on Google, and it suggests several phrases to assist me. Sometimes it makes sense. For instance, when I type “Taylor” it suggests “Taylor Swift” or Taylor Lautner.” Totally plausible. Other times, Google’s suggestions defy common sense, and leave me in a puddle of my own […]

“Facebook Comment of the Year” or… “My Husband is Funny”

So, a friend of ours asks on Facebook: Hey I need to borrow 2 queen blow up mattress for the weekend. We have 2 set of guest coming. Does anyone have them so I can borrow? My hilarious husband says: We have one queen that blows up. The other is always full of hot air… […]

The Blogger Prom: “Vintage” Photos

I am friends with several High School students on Facebook, mainly because they’re in my dance class and we share photos and communicate about things.  Also, I’m friends with some of their parents.  (ahem..)  I really enjoy having younger people in my life, as well as older, wiser friends.  About this time of year, the […]

My Pirates of the Caribbean Adventure

Living in a small mountain town is a mixed blessing.  We have beautiful scenery, really nice people, and lots of space! But at the same time, I have to drive an hour to get to the nearest Target, we have one movie theater, one small mall, and not too many “cutting edge” events. So when […]

In Photos: Disney Social Media Moms, Day 1

Here are the photos from our first day at Disney World in Orlando.  We’re so thankful to be here with the Disney Social Media Moms Conference, where I’m learning about social media, and having a blast with my family! Disclosure: As a part of the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, I am receiving complimentary items, […]

Wordless Wednesday: Bride of FrankenStylist

BOO! {Evil laughing} Shared with 5 Minutes for Mom, Divine Miss Mommy, Dear Crissy, Life With Lisa, Resourceful Mommy

My Favorite Super Bowl Commercials 2011

I have to admit, I didn’t watch much of the Super Bowl last night.  We had just a couple of friends over to watch (or not watch) the game projected in a 9 foot square on the wall.  Yup, I mostly chatted with the girls in the kitchen, and ate yummy food. But I did […]

Word(less) Wednesday: Mourning into Dancing

You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. LORD my God, I will praise you forever. Psalm 30:11-12 This photo was taken by my husband at our Nutcracker performance last month, and I played with it in […]

The Blog Year in Review- Best of Real Life

I’ve been looking back through the archives here at the ol’ blog. There’ve been some good ones, and some that could’ve been better, but it’s all me. What you see is what you get, and that’s why it’s called “Real Life.” Well, I’ve put together some groups of “favorite” posts here from 2010! I hope […]

Word (less) Wednesday: A True Friend

A friend loves at all times, and a brother sister is born for adversity. Proverbs 17:17 This Post is shared at 5MinutesForMom

My Interview with the Pillsbury Dough Boy at Blogher in New York!

I have had the privilege of interviewing some pretty cool people since I’ve been blogging and hosting MomTV. There was Carl at High Country Honda, my dynamic six year old, Scott Stratten, of UnMarketing, and many more. But I think you will agree that I have reached the pinnacle of my career with this interview […]

A Little Light Reading While I’m Gone

I am surviving this week of limited social media usage, even though I’ve popped in a few times.  You know… to make sure the internet didn’t blow up without me.  It didn’t… right? Anyway, I’ve been going through,  fixing links from the WordPress switch, and came across my “Favorite Posts” page from the Blogger blog.  […]

Off the Grid This Week

See you next week, unless I get Lost on the island…