Blog Posts

Apr 10, 2015
Being a mom is one of my greatest joys and I know in my heart that I’m a good one. Still, I’m sometimes plagued with “Mommy Guilt”; the feeling that no matter how much I do, it’s just not enough. There are times when I can really use a few hours to do my thing. I think my family ends up better off when I take that time and taking a break for the evening doesn’t mean I’m taking a break from being a mom.
Apr 9, 2015
10 Things I Wish I Had Known About Mommydom
I have been a mom for 4.5 years and I am still learning things all of the time. However, there are 10 things that I wish I had known about being a mom before I became one. If I had known these things, I would have saved myself a great deal of time, stress and money.
Apr 6, 2015
When it comes to practical solutions for the home, toy storage is at the top every mom’s list. Thanks to the World Wide Web of ideas, do-it-yourself decorators everywhere can furnish a home without spending a load of money. Users of sites like Pinterest and Instagram post the most beautiful pictures of someone else’s used pieces being turned into another person’s treasure.
Apr 2, 2015
I just wrapped up my 12th Rhea Lana event; it was another wonderful week full of inspiring women, great fashion, and tired feet. Every year as I start to get my items ready to consign and as I go and shop to find all the treasures, I think about my very first baby shower and all the people who blessed our family with gifts when welcoming our first child into the world.
 
Mar 25, 2015
Have you shopped at a Rhea Lana Half Price Sale? It can be hard to wait when there's a local Rhea Lana's sale going on, but if you can hold off shopping or return for a second shopping trip when the 50 percent off sale happens, your patience will be rewarded with some great deals.
Yes, there is less selection, but it's also not as overwhelming. There tend to be fewer shoppers, so you can contemplate your choices a little more easily. Here are some tips for making the most of your half-price day experience.
 
Mar 25, 2015
April to me means seersucker, sandals, the Resurrection, and yes, Easter baskets.  Instead of filling your kids baskets with things that’ll turn Easter morning upside down from the sugar high, try these sweet surprises instead.
 
Mar 25, 2015
Easter is fast approaching, so it’s time to get those perfect Easter outfits for the kids.
 
Mar 23, 2015
I am That Book Mama; a mother and a librarian who loves books. I love to talk about them. I want to peruse shelves and look at them. I want to hug them. I want to smell them...yes smell. I'll admit it, I'm a book sniffer. You cut me and I bleed books...books and Taco Bell, but that's a whole other story.
Mar 18, 2015
Sunshine and warmer weather isn’t here yet, but it suddenly feels within reach. Thoughts of splashing in the pool, taking trips, and enjoying Vacation Bible Schools are beginning to fill my mind as my family and I anxiously look forward to summer. And with the change of seasons, I can’t help but look forward to a change in wardrobe too – for me, yes, but especially for my girls, ages 5 and 3. After doing a little research, here are the must-have styles I’ve discovered for little fashionistas this summer.
 
Mar 13, 2015
We all have favorite garments that our kids wear, whether it’s the outfit they wore home from the hospital, a special hat or booties made by a friend or a T-shirt with a saying on it that we really liked.
Sure, you can just keep your collection of cherished kid clothes in a box, but there are lots of easy ways to get a little crafty with those things so you can see them or use them all the time.
 
Here are five ideas to get you started.