Trains: The Airline Industry’s Best Kept Secret

Trains: The Airline Industry’s Best Kept Secret

Since coming out to Utah for college over five years ago, I find myself travelling long distances several times a year. My most frequent trips are back home to Missouri to see my family or to California to visit my boyfriend’s family. When planning how to make these trips in the past, the only two […]

Seeking Good: The Good and the Beautiful Curriculum Review

Seeking Good: The Good and the Beautiful Curriculum Review

*This post (May 2020) is a significant update from the original publication in 2017. When my oldest son was tiny, my husband and I wrote a family creed of sorts that we say almost every day: “O’Loughlins arePreparedVirtuousGratefulSeeking GoodJoyfulHumble” I can’t think of many areas of my life where I have spent more time Seeking […]

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand: A Book Review

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand: A Book Review

The Unearthly Trilogy by Cynthia Hand was a refreshing read for me simply because it felt pretty original. When you read a lot of books in the same genre, storylines and concepts start to feel overdone and boring. **This post contains affiliate links so I will get a commission for products you purchase at no additional […]

Pocket Points App: A Review

Pocket Points App: A Review

Attention high school and college students! Want free gifts and coupons for something you already do? Check out Pocket Points™ – Pocket Points, Inc. ! (affiliate link) **This post contains affiliate links which means I get a commission for products you buy at no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting This Blue Dress! We live […]

Déjà vu in the Details: “Touched” Review

Déjà vu in the Details: “Touched” Review

Reading has always been one of my absolute favorite ways to spend my time. Even as a kid I would spend much of my time pouring through new books. It got to the point that my mom would seriously threaten to take away our books as punishment! **This post contains affiliate links. I earn a […]

New Chip on the Block

New Chip on the Block

One of the perks of growing up in a college town was that there was always something open late. Whether my friends and I wanted to go out right after school or at midnight for a cast party, there were plenty of places we could go. I never even considered that in leaving Tiger town […]