Skills to Consider Investing In

I’ve had the idea for this post for quiet a bit now but haven’t been that inclined to finish it. But I thought I would make a quick list of skills a nanny/governess should consider investing in. Another Language- I mean when could you not benefit from learning another language? Any employer would be excited […]

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New Topic

Vague title I know, but I couldn’t quite think of one that covered my thoughts without sounding weird in my head. “Self-defense in a Crazy World” “Situational Awareness 101” “Young Women vs. The World” Okay so now you’re probably even more confused. I’m supposed to be Marry Poppins without the singing not ninja, warrior woman(which […]

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Favorite Scary Movies

Hello everyone surprise post! I thought it would be fun to do a quick Halloween post of my favorite scary movies. Let’s be clear growing up my family never really celebrated Halloween. We were the type to turn off all the lights and act like we’re not home; type of people. And while we were […]

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Everything’s Pumpkin

Some of my favorite fall recipes… …Thus far anyway. I think as soon as October hit everything I cooked baked or others made was pumpkin infused, spiced or shaped. And I am pretty sure my sister(my official taste tester is done with fall foods) When my sister moved in with me the first of the […]

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Yellowstone Trip Part Two

Here we go again! If this post(and last week’s doesn’t make you want to visit the West nothing will) And then my Mom and sister drove up and down the Teton Pass just because it was there. And that’s a wrap! It was a much needed vacation and was probably the most beautiful thing I […]

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Yellowstone Trip

A Look Book (But first I would like to apologize to whoever left a comment on my last Yellowstone post– I was going to respond and then the comment was gone. Like no where to be found. So please know I didn’t ignore you! I believe you asked what was the most important thing I […]

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Assistant Teaching

In the crazy year that has been 2020, why not throw homeschooling into the mix? For many parents the unpredictability of schooling (whether or not public schools are going to stay open and for how long etc.) has come with the joy that is not online schooling. So, many have just taken the leap and […]

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Yellowstone Packing List

Did you just read that right? Did I really write packing list? It feels like forever(and frankly it has been forever) since I have been on vacation. And man do I need it. This was supposed to be a family vacation, but of course life gets in the way so it ended up just being […]

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Stitch Fix September 2020

It’s that time again. Time to see my horribly dirty mirror and try to see the cute clothes beyond. Let’s get started!! Boom Boom Jeans Utility Joggers – $38 Market&Spruce Button Down Top- $54 Pinque Crew Neck Pullover- $44 Market&Spruce Cargo Jacket- $88 Herschel Retreat Backpack- $90 The total price of the box came out […]

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Making Life Decisions on Wednesday Mornings

Ominous title. Feel the drama… lol But yes I decided to try a dieting app(Noom) on Wednesday three weeks ago. But what lead to this decision to ignore all my past dieting experience? Why now? To answer this we must go back to I a post before COVID, when I discovered a book(Lift like a […]

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Brim Coffee Maker Review

Hello all! So ya know how I am a coffee snob? Yes total control freak when it comes to the brown liquid of life and happiness. And ya know how I love to share my obsession with anyone who will listen? Well I may or may not have corrupted my boss into my cult of […]

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One Year Ago…

I know so dramatic right? But this time last year I was moving my year old random ramblings to this new site. It’s crazy to think it’s been that long and that my site is two and half years old. Crazy!! I just wanted to thank all of my readers and subscribers. Those who have […]

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Stitch Fix August 2020

Hello all! It’s been forever since I have done one of these reviews(here’s the last one) But with moving between two houses back and forth and just the craziness that is life right now I have been a bit distracted. But I am going to do another catch up post either this week or Wednesday […]

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It’s Okay Being Just Okay

Soapbox Warning!! If you’re not in for a rant don’t read. Ya know I love blogging and watching YouTube videos. But sometimes it gets kinda irritating. It comes to some place where I feel like the pressure of, “You should listen to me because I have a YouTube channel and am therefore know more about […]

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General Check-in

How is everybody doing? I feel like life around here has been rather regular the last couple of weeks. No big splashes, except in the lake water. And no exciting nanny related events worth writing a blog post about. Not that I’m complaining! This summer full of hot, water logged days have been glorious. Lake […]

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The Over-hydration of Curls

It’s been almost a month since I started on my next stage of curly hair-ness. And since then I have been living at a vacation home next to a lake. And since lake life seems to be in my blood(in other words I love it and could easily do it for the rest of my […]

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Book Review: Imagine a Forest

Another possible title for this post could have been “Shout-out Book of the Month: Imagine a Forest”. If y’all follow me on Instagram(which you should be doing by the way) then you saw my post about dabbling into the realm of Folk Art painting. I know, I know I don’t need another hobby. What with […]

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Beside the Lake

For the next two months the family I work for will be beside a lake, enjoying the sun and the wildlife. It’s a new experience for us all and has been a bit stressful. But now that we have been here a week I’m praying things will settle down. In approaching this new experience as […]

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Summer Style Review

The family I work for is staying at a lake house this summer. Which basically translates to me being outside and in the water 24/7. Since I will probably be wearing my swimsuit like a second skin for two months I decided I wanted to purchase several sun dresses that I could just drape over […]

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May 2020 Media Favs

I’m so behind with posts- My apologizes but here is a quick run down of what I have been loving this month. Tv Shows/Series The Mentalist- Sometimes I do think it’s sad how many TV shows I haven’t seen and other times I don’t. (lol) I very rarely watch a show when it’s coming out […]

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My Curly Hair Journey

Both a blessing and a curse is the girl, who has curly hair! (Though I’m sure this can be said of every hair type) It was many years ago- I think I was either 19 or 20- when I finally accepted that my hair was curly and would never be straight. To be exact my […]

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Coffee Traveling Kit

Oh to be traveling again! Hopefully soon things will be lifted enough to allow adventures to continue. But until then here is a coffee kit I put together for my future travels. I think it’s safe to say I have become a coffee snob. I like my chosen roaster(Colectivo based here in Milwaukee) my pour […]

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Buying Local

A Response to Lockdown Wisconsin has been lifted from quarantine for little over a week and let me just say it is wonderful to be “free”. The process leading to our freedom(which was hard fought) is a post in and of itself, which I won’t cover here. And no matter what your view on the […]

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Stitch Fix: April 2020

Hello everybody! I wasn’t sure I was even going to write this post. I was that disappointed with this month’s box. Out of the four or five boxes I have received from Stitch Fix this is the first dud. So I guess that’s not an awful track record. I’m going to give them another try […]

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People of the Trees Prt.3

Chapter Five Serene and Traek had long ago left the fire ravaged woods for the thriving and living forest. Birds chirped high above them. Their colorful feathers only visible for an instant before they darted back into the leaves. Over yonder a squirrel chattered none stop to his neighbors, and somewhere else a dove cooed. […]

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Monthly Media Favs April 2020

Hello guys! Here’s what I have been wasting my time on(lol) this month. Enjoy! TV Show/Series 48 Hours- My sister and I have been watching an episode a night and have almost got through one whole season. On to the next season! The Last Kingdom- I think it was last month when I talked about […]

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Where Did Ya Go?

Hello everyone! I’m so sorry for my prolonged absence from the blogging scene. I got a little unmotivated and decided it would be totally okay to take a week or so off just to regroup. I am totally doing fine and I hope you all are too. I plan to get back on track with […]

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Mansfield Park: Dream Cast

With the wonderful adaptions of Little Women and Emma that have come out recently, my mind has once again turned towards my favorite Jane Austin novel Mansfield Park. I believe(and I think few would disagree with me when I say) that it is the only(or at least one of the few) Austin novels that has […]

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What I’ve Been Eating

Basically this post is just an excuse to take pictures of my food. I hate following the fad of constantly posting pics of food on my instagram(which you can follow above and which let’s be honest I have been posting quite a few pics of food on) So I decided to make this post in […]

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My Pinterest Home

In the same vein of my mood boards, I have made a dream house board on my Pinterest account. It has been a fun little distraction with all this extra time. I hope you enjoy the pretty pictures as much as I do! So basically the Bennet home from the 2005 Pride and Prejudice. I’d […]

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If My Life Was a Playlist

So I thought of this idea the other day and thought it could be a fun post. I didn’t realize how hard it would be to condense my life into a playlist. Probably should have seen that coming, but whatever. Anyway I set strict parameters for myself, so I didn’t over think this assignment. I […]

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Monthly Media Favs: March 2020

Hello everyone! Hope you are happy and healthy. This month’s media favs is gonna be a bit extensive, which is to be expected when one is stuck inside. I hope you enjoy! TV Shows/Series A Letter for the King- Let me first state that I have never read the book this show was based of […]

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Working as a Team

Being a nanny(as previously covered here) requires one to have great communication skills and the ability to work well with a team while also being a self started, who can still accomplish goals on your own. You will normally find the above listed skills in almost any ad in some form or another. I am […]

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The Art of Paper Dollhouses

I just made paper dollhouses for the kiddos. And we had a blast creating our houses and families. Did any of you make paper doll houses? For the uneducated a paper dollhouse is normally created by taking/making a binder and then cutting out furniture, decor and sometimes even people from magazines. Or if one is […]

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Introverts and Social Distancing

I read a meme somewhere… I think on FB that stated something to the affect of, “You know you’re an introvert when social distancing becomes a thing and you change zero things in your life.” It’s sad, but true. Now I am not enjoying all the worry and sickness that’s causing this social distancing, but […]

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What I Would Have Worn to New Orleans

With everything that is going on in the world it’s no great shock that my sister’s birthday, girls only trip to New Orleans has been canceled. Which is of course major bum city, but also wise. Since we don’t want to get sick and certainly don’t want anyone else to get sick because of us. […]

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People of the Trees Prt. 2

So I started releasing an old story of mine… a year ago… I think… ??? (Here’s the first two chapters) Anyway I thought since we’re all kinda slowing down and stuck in place you guys might enjoy a brief distraction. (Please judge this sampling with some grace as I wrote this when I fifteen) Anyhoo […]

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What to do with the Kids?

Well we’re stuck inside, or at least within the confides of our lawns. For the most part. I mean if the weather is nice enough you can still go on walks, until they tell us the virus is spread by air… Perish the thought. If you’re like most people than you have been informed that […]

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The Coronavirus: The Month the World Ended

Something tell the great grandkids… Let me first say I am not a medical expert, or some survival guru. At this point the Covid-19 emergency has pretty much touched everyone’s lives. (Unless you are a survival guru, who lives out in the middle of no where and has been planning /preparing for this kinda of […]

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Nannying When Parents on Vacation

Man it is has been an age since I did a “nanny”’ themed post! I mean it is the whole premise behind my blog- Geez! Oh well better late than never. In this post I wanted to give a crash course to my fellow nannies, you aspiring nannies and those of you who are just […]

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What’s in My Book Bag?

I think a better question is what isn’t in my book bag. Over the course of last summer I took to carrying a book bag instead of trying to stuff everything into my purse. And at first that’s all I’d carry around. But summer turned to fall and I found in addition to these items […]

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Major Closet Clean Out

Ah spring! I feel you coming and recognize your windy presence with a full heart. What is it about this time of year that makes you want to run and smile and throw all your possessions away? Maybe it’s the idea of new beginnings and throwing off the chains of the old. Maybe it’s because […]

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Book Review: Lift Like A Girl

Every once and a while a book is so good I think it deserves a whole post! I mentioned this book on last month’s media Favs and it will be listed on this month’s as well. It’s that good. If you read my gym post last month than you know I have decided to finally […]

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Stitch Fix: March 2020 Unboxing

It’s already time for another Stitch Fix Unboxing? Dang time is flying! It is remarkable how as a child, time just used to creep by and all you wanted it to do was rush past all the boring school days and be summer already! I know a lot of you hate winter, but I don’t. […]

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Monthy Media Favs February 2020

TV Shows/Series I haven’t been watching any shows this month. Unless you call rewatching Kim Possible a worthy mention? I am such a kid. Movies Light of Life- This movie was recommended to me by a friend and it was not bad. The father/daughter relationship makes the film and Casey Affleck(who is one of my […]

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Getting a Gym Membership for the 1st Time

Am I crazy? So I have never ever had a gym membership before. Growing up my physical activity consisted of swimming and walking a lot. Like everyday for hours. I lived at the public pool and though I have never been a speedy swimmer, my talent laid in sheer endurance. When my siblings got out […]

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My Sister Moving In

My younger sister and I are asked all the time whether or not we’re twins. And though there is a year and half between us, we are told we look so similar. We find this hilarious since we think we look nothing a like. I have blonde hair and blue eyes, her hair is a […]

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Yes I’m Still Single

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! It seems like only yesterday I wrote my Valentine’s Day post about being single and yet a year has past and I’m in the same boat. Though my thoughts on my single-ness haven’t really changed since then. I mean I guess I am like everyone who is single(well maybe not everyone) […]

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My Thoughts on Nannying for 2 yrs.

It’s crazy to think about, but it’s been two years since I started this incredible journey. Two years since my childhood dreams started coming true and doors started opening. Even now when I think back to how everything started and came about, I think, “This is totally a God thing.” All the things that could […]

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Nannying: How to Survive Family Visits

Hello everyone! It has been an age and half since I have done a proper nanny related post and let’s just say it is way overdue. For those of you who might be new and just stumbled onto my site let me first say: WELCOME! My name is Tally and I am a professional, live-nanny […]

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