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“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” — Maya Angelou

SwimsuitLifestyle

Swimsuit Season: Our Favorite One Piece Swimsuits

I've always prefered bikinis.  Mainly because it's always been hard for me to find one-pieces that fit properly.  I'm 5'11, so yeah, I'm on the taller side.   Most one piece swimsuits tend to run short.  This makes it especially hard to find one that fits if you have a longer…
Michelle Tucker
March 21, 2022
Silk ScarfLifestyle

Channelling my Inner Starlet with a Silk Scarf

* “This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something Staying Blonde may earn a small commission. Of course, I’d never post about something I didn’t truly love!”Don't mind me, I'm just channeling my inner starlet! Nothing feels more old-school glam than cruising down the boulevard…
Michelle Tucker
February 17, 2022
Indoor GardeningLifestyle

Indoor Gardening Ideas

My kids and I both love gardening.  Indoor gardening. Outdoor gardening. We love it all.  Gardening is something I started doing with my kids when they were small and I'm tickled that they still love it today.  If we could be outside planting all year long we would, unfortunately, winter…
Michelle Tucker
February 2, 2022
Holiday archesLifestyle

Holiday Arches

Looking to add a little extra holiday pizazz to your Christmas decor?  Why not try some DIY holiday arches?Every year we visit the Willow Glen neighborhood in San Jose to see the Christmas lights.  It's one of those neighborhoods where all the homes go all-out with Christmas decor.  Some of…
Michelle Tucker
December 6, 2021
matching holiday pajamasLifestyle

Matching Holiday Pajamas for 2021

It's never too early to start thinking about your matching holiday pajamas.  I learned my lesson a few years ago when I waited until the last minute to find our seasonal pajamas. As a result, I ended up having to choose from whatever wasn't sold out.  It was slim pickings. …
Michelle Tucker
November 17, 2021
PointillismLifestyle

Rainy Day Activity : Pointillism

Pointillism art is a perfect rainy day activity. Actually, it's perfect for any day.   It's great for kids because it's a fun and unique way to approach painting. They like it because it's not hard to do.  Parents will love it because it only requires only a few simple materials. …
Michelle Tucker
November 12, 2021
Pirates Lair DisneylandDisneyFeaturedLifestyleTravel

Best Spots to Relax at Disney

Disneyland is wonderful, but it can also be exhausting. Sometimes we need a little break from the crowds and craziness.  Let me clarify that I when I say "we," I'm talking about us as parents.  Kids, they're like energizer bunnies, they keep going and going and going.  I'm usually the…
Michelle Tucker
October 26, 2021
smoked drinkEatsLifestyle

Our Finely-Honed Smoked Old Fashioned Recipe

This summer my husband and I were able to, against all odds, sneak away for a kid-free night in Saugatuck, Michigan. While we were there, we happened to dine at a restaurant that featured a Smoked Old Fashioned on its menu.  This cocktail voodoo was unknown to us, a smoked…
Michelle Tucker
August 29, 2021