• Just Cause

    Shoes. Shoes. Let’s get some shoes.

    If you aren’t familiar with the reference in the title to this post – please go to YouTube immediately and search “shoes”.   ANY-WHO……. For those of you who know me well, this little tidbit of information will not come at a surprise to you, but for those of you who are new, well I have a small shoe issue. My love affair with shoes has been one that has lasted years longer than all other romantic relationships in my life combined! Every woman needs that one thing that instantly makes their day and gives them a little hint of confidence. Some turn to nail art, some need luxurious hair,…

  • My Journey

    How I got here…

    Well, hello there! I’m Alex. My life could be considered normal as an outsider looking in, but it isn’t always as easy and put together as it might seem… **Note: names and locations have been changed to protect the guilty 😉   SO LET’S START FROM THE BEGINNING! I was born in Dallas, Texas. I was the first of 2 girls with a separation of 4 years (almost to the day) between us. Although my dad has always said that he didn’t need a boy, I can tell you that he raised both my sister and I to be tom boys and at least not turn up our nose to…

  • My Journey,  Parenting

    How to survive postpartum depression

    ALRIGHT – CONFESSION TIME! I have lived with depression my entire life. It does come and go in severity as stresses in life come and go. There are definitely triggers and there are definitely times I have felt relieved from the constant devil inside my head. So it should have come as no surprise after having a baby and going through crazy hormonal swings that I once again found myself in a deep dark hole wondering how I was going to get out. For some moms having a baby is the best time of their life. They are blissfully happy and find everything about their child wonderful and enchanting. It…

  • Food

    How to…Spicy Pulled Pork

    As you may know by now, I have a family of 4 and we are S U P E R busy all the time – as all families are! My husband and I both work and by the time I get home with the kids every night, its 5:30/5:45 pm and I am beat. My husband doesn’t get home til 6:15 pm usually, so I have to round up the kids, entertain them, cook dinner, set the table and A L L  T H E  T H I N G S !! This can be a very cumbersome task, but I have a few tricks up my sleeve and am…

  • Parenting

    How to reduce morning chaos…with 2 kids

    Well, hello again! I am so excited about this topic today. This is something I personally always struggled with until recently. And yes, I say recently, so please take note that I have currently only implemented this plan to attack my morning chaos for 2 months now. However – it has C H A N G E D   M Y   W O R L D !! Don’t believe me? Try it and be your own judge.   WHAT WAS IT LIKE BEFORE? So, now that I have your attention, let me tell you about the chaotic mornings we used to have! It all starts at 5 am. My husband gets…