I will start this post by saying we had NO plan or previous experience when we went into this project. I had a vision, our mediocre DIY skills and the will to make it happen. I will say, we learned things along the way, there was a lot of sweat, blood and some tears – but it turned out great! This is a lengthy one, but if you want to learn how you can save thousands by DIYing your own backyard oasis – follow along!
I’m not one for ‘resolutions’ because why wait for a new year to start making a change? I do however love the excitement, cleanse, empowerment and optimism that surrounds a new year.
I do love setting realistic, achievable goals for the new year on Jan 1. In 2019 I made some serious changes and crushed some serious goals. I lost 50 pounds, I practiced an act of self-care monthly, became comfortable with being misunderstood, and turned my focus to the family that loves & supports us.
I’ve got even bigger goals for 2020. Follow along for all my weight-loss tips, tasty recipes, favorite things and more!
We’ve been embracing summertime with arms wide open so far this year. Slip’n’slides, bounce houses, block parties & pool days! As the kids get older, we want to make a little list of things we hope to do over the summer. It seems like the weeks fly by so quickly, so it’s fun to have a few things mapped out that we want to accomplish.
I love reading blogs. There is something very special about being submerged in someone else’s words & photos. It suddenly dawned on me [and the continuing visitor stats kept popping up] that other people may have felt the same way about my blog, and there was nothing new for people to get lost in.
Parenting is hard. Not only do you have to worry about if you’re raising them to be polite, functioning humans, other judgmental parents and providing well balanced meals – it’s your job to protect them from the craziness of the world & ‘adult’ problems. That last one weighs on me heavily, because one day they will be old enough to understand. This is an open letter to children who have individuals who have chosen to not be a part of their lives.
In the summer you spend countless hours outside and in the sun. Remember to take care of your body and skin. Check out my Top 5 Summer 2017 favorites below to give yourself quick, fresh summer makeup; a new shake go-to and keep your skin and hair fresh!
This past weekend during their ‘Stock the Bar’ housewarming party, surrounded by everyone they love, Leep’s brother Jeremy popped the question and was answered with an excited – Yes!
Congrats Uncle Worm & Auntie Ash!
We were the only two in on the when & where details so we decided to surprise them with his & her engagement gifts right after the proposal to start the celebrating early. Most people will gift a bottle of wine, a Congratulations card or some other generic gift. Why not mix it up and give something a little more personal and meaningful. Here’s what we put in our gifts…