Funny Friday – The Grammar Nerd

April 13th, 2012 | Posted by Bryn in Funny Friday - (Comments Off on Funny Friday – The Grammar Nerd)

Yes, that’s me. I have been known lovingly as a grammar nerd, a grammar cop, and even the grammar nazi by my honey. I get it, it’s difficult to type everything out in texts or even from your phone to Facebook, but when a reputable news source starts making grammatical errors, I start getting “grinchy”. And sure, I’m not perfect, but I appreciate when basic grammatical rules are followed. If you ever find any basic errors on this website, please feel free to correct me!

A short lesson:

it’s = it is
its = possessive form of “it” (referring to something that belongs to “it”)

there = refers to location (There it is!)
they’re = they are
their = possessive form of they (belonging to them)

your = possessive form of you (belonging to you)
you’re = you are

two = the number 2
to = preposition used before a noun or verb as an infinitive (We are going to the store. We are going to leave now.)
too = also (I love you, too.)

who’s = who is
whose = possessive form of who/whom

These are the few that were at the top of my mind today. Which bother you the most?

To relieve some stress from my mind, here are a few graphics from someecards and one from Piccsy.

Does bad grammar bother you? Which grammatical errors bug you the most?

Funny Friday – Facebook Posts

January 20th, 2012 | Posted by Bryn in Funny Friday - (Comments Off on Funny Friday – Facebook Posts)

Okay, I know these are all over the internet, but a friend posted a link today, and I literally laughed out loud.

Photo courtesy of

Check out these “35 Most Unforgivable Facebook Statuses.” Enjoy, and have a great weekend!


Don’t forget to follow Simply Fulfilled on Facebook! 

Pinterest – My Latest Time-Suck

October 11th, 2011 | Posted by Bryn in Reviews - (Comments Off on Pinterest – My Latest Time-Suck)

The internet has this funny way of just sucking a lot of time out of my day. I check my email, facebook, and sometimes twitter in the morning, then at lunchtime, and in between design projects I’m working on in the afternoon during the kids’ nap time. The last few years, Facebook has been my biggest time-suck.

A few days ago, however, I joined Pinterest. Oh, Pinterest. Sigh. It was love at first sight.

Screen shot of my Pinterest page. I only have five pinboards... so far.

Facebook statuses (stati?) reading, “TGIF” and “Go Cards/Bears/Packers/[insert random professional sports team here]!” and “FML! My life is terrible!” just aren’t looking all that interesting anymore.

So, what is Pinterest?

For those who haven’t heard of Pinterest, the website ( describes it like this.

Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard. Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes. Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.

Basically, you can share images you find on the internet with your friends whom you follow much like twitter, except you see their pins (images they have saved) instead of tweets.


It sounds lame at first, but it is a whole new way of browsing the internet. I can quickly and easily find anything I’m interested in just by looking at friends’ pinboards and clicking on the “pins” – images that lead back to the original website from which they were posted.

Pinterest is a great way to network. If I post photos on here that people enjoy, then they can be pinned and re-pinned so that the image (and therefore my website) could be enjoyed by a much larger audience. You shouldn’t join Pinterest just to promote your website, but it has potential to spread the good stuff on the internet much more quickly.

Another great thing about Pinterest is their policy on nudity and explicit images – they just aren’t allowed.

If you are on Pinterest, feel free to “pin” any photos I put on here, follow me, or whatever.


I do like Pinterest, but it does have some downfalls. It seems to be more appealing to women. My honey thinks it just sounds stupid.

Secondly, it is a major time-suck. You can waste many hours going through pictures and their sources, which really doesn’t accomplish much most of the time.

Third, it’s like any other social networking website – not evil in and of itself, but it has the potential to become sort of an idol for people. If you concentrate all of your thinking on one thing, that makes it your idol. Materialism is a really big part of our society, and this website definitely has the potential to make me more materialistic if I let it. I could be constantly browsing “ideas” for home decor, but I have to remember that my house is just fine too. I don’t need any things to make my life happy or fulfilled.


It’s worth a shot. If you are a visual person who likes to share what you enjoy on the internet, make a request to join at

Please note: This is not an advertisement for Pinterest, just an honest review of a website I enjoy.

Twenty-Five MORE Things About Me

June 16th, 2011 | Posted by Bryn in Living Simply | Our Crazy Life - (Comments Off on Twenty-Five MORE Things About Me)

A little over two years ago, everyone on Facebook posted “25 Things About Me” in their notes section, then tagged their friends in it. These were just totally random facts about the writer. Click here to read my original twenty-five.

I thought it would be fun to see how much has changed and how much different I am two and a half years later, so I made a new list. Twenty-Five More Things About Me. Enjoy.

  1. I am a stay-at-home mommy of three children under the age of four years old. Although it takes a lot of time and energy just to care for them, we have way too much fun. It’s like I get to be a kid again sometimes.
  2. After 6 years of marriage, I’m still insanely in love with my husband. He’s got an awesome, clever sense of humor, and he keeps me grounded when I fly off the handle. We complement each other, and I have no doubt that God brought us together.
  3. I believe in Heaven. I have read several books on Heaven (Heaven Is For Real, 90 Minutes in Heaven, and others). I have always had a strong faith in God and I believe what the Bible says, so I know it’s a real place.
  4. Deep down, we still want ten kids. Before my honey and I were married, we answered EVERYONE who asked, “How many kids do you want?” with a definitive, “Ten.” Now that we aren’t young starry-eyed kids anymore, we have to be realistic about raising and educating multiple children… but we still WANT ten. Are we crazier than Charlie Sheen? Possibly.
  5. If you are old enough to be on Facebook, you are old enough to know how to spell the word “definitely.” Not definately, not definently, not deffynitly. And don’t even get me started on their/there/they’re and you’re/your and here/hear and too/to/two. It makes my skin crawl to see a high school or college graduate write, “Deffinently. I’ll be their.” Ick.
  6. I’ve tried to quit drinking soda at least ten times in my life. But I just love it. I don’t drink it very often, but a delicious Orange Crush or a Dr. Pepper is a real treat on some days.
  7. I have started running again. My high school self would be disgusted at how fat slow I am these days, but hey, at least I’m trying.
  8. My kids just look like themselves. Everyone always asks which parent they resemble more. They’re just a good mix of both, and they do not look exactly like anyone.
  9. Buying paint and canvas doesn’t make you an artist, buying a piano does not make you a concert painist, and buying a DSLR does not make you a photographer. Another pet peeve of mine. More on this later.
  10. If I had a million dollars, I’d still shop the clearance racks first and buy store brand groceries.
  11. I took dance for 15 years. Tap, ballet, jazz, some modern. I had fun, but I’m not wonderful at any of it.
  12. I haven’t eaten at McDonald’s since 2004. To be fair, I did take TT once to play on the playplace and eat a happy meal, but I didn’t order anything.
  13. I used to think “babywearing” was for hippies. Now that I’ve got my three, I can see how convenient those little slings are.
  14. The whole reason I’m a picky eater is not because of flavors, but because of textures. I still don’t eat raw tomatoes, pears, olives or oranges.
  15. It sounds weird to me when my husband calls me by my first name. We started calling each other “Mom” and “Dad” when TT started talking, and I’ve gotten used to it. A little too used to it.
  16. I was a jerk to my parents in high school. And my whole first year of college. Sorry Mom & Dad.
  17. I have thumbs up toes. Details to come.
  18. My husband and I go on a date at least once a month. It’s amazing what good food and good conversation can do for a relationship.
  19. When we first started dating, I told my honey all I wanted was Funyuns and fireworks for my birthday. He got me a big box of fireworks and my parents got me an entire case of Funyuns. Happy 20th to me.
  20.  It’s possible to survive without a cell phone. Yes, it’s really true.
  21. If I think too hard about my kids growing up and going to school all day long, I cry.
  22. Conan is my favorite late night talk show host. Come on! How can you not love Coco?
  23. The “right” way to put toilet paper on is when it rolls over the top. 
  24. I’ve had some sadness in my life, but in the words of my good friend Matt Andrewz, “It could be worse.” Overall, I’m a super happy person, but of course no one’s life is without its sorrows. I’m a “look on the bright side” kind of girl.
  25. Blogging might be for me. This is a starting list of topics to write about. (Yes, I did just end that sentence with a preposition. But I’m from the Midwest, I can’t help it.) We’ll see how it goes.