About Me

New mom of ridiculously fun little boy. Wife. An ex-software developer and business consultant, I hold a dual degree in computer science and film & video studies. Yes, I got a degree by watching movies.

Thanks to nursing (feeding baby not Florence Nightingaling), I have recently spent more time online than I thought humanly possible, and I had already set the bar pretty high. I love searching for unique gift ideas and things to try out.

I rely heavily on Amazon reviews and blogs like Lucie's List to help me make purchasing decisions for myself and the men in my life. I believe that word of mouth is one of the best ways to discover new products, services and experiences.

So I decided to share the love and start writing reviews of my favorite things. Not the obvious personal ones like my darling son and husband, but things I'd be comfortable with other people enjoying as well. My white paper packages are things that I'm excited to get, or that make my life easier, more fun or more beautiful. If it achieves white paper package status, I truly love it and want to share it with the world.

I don't receive money or freebies for writing reviews. I'm not saying I'm above it, but let's be honest, no one has offered. So for now, at least, you can trust that I truly find this stuff cool. I'll let you know if that ever changes. There are some referral links that partially credit towards subscriptions that I'm already purchasing.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you find this inspirational, useful or, at the very least, occasionally entertaining!




  1. So def about the WPPs! anticipation is half the fun. (Looking "together" and stylish are the other half. Great blog! Found you from StitchFix.

  2. Hey Midlife - thanks so much for stopping by! Looks like you have the same OCD regarding punctuation and grammar that I do. :)

  3. Alyssa~ Thrilled that you are excited about our new subscription box for your nieces! I saw you comment on Subscription Maven and wanted to say thanks! :)


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