Nothing beats filling your house with the smell of fresh baked cinnamon rolls. Warm, gooey & slathered in delicious cream cheese frosting – these are well worth the time to make.Continue reading
In honor of today’s big Super Bowl game, more than likely we’re all huddled around our TV’s gorging on wings, chips, dips and more! Below is one of our favorite go-to dip recipes that offers the warm cheese-y, bacon-y goodness that any great dip has with a slight kick to wake your taste buds up. This is sure to be a crowd pleaser!Continue reading
Happy New Year!
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!
As always, cocktails & curse words included!
This is a near and dear friend of mine, her words have never rang more true – this parenting gig is H A R D.
This is me. It’s a typical Sunday here. We attended church this morning, went on a short target run afterwards, and returned home to have lunch before nap time. They’re happy. I’m smiling. Things seem like they’re going well.
IN REALITY: I woke up a little late today. Actually, I woke up really late. Our first church service time recently changed from 8:30 to 8:00, which seems a little like Satan’s at work- but no one asked me 🤷♀️ I’ve been a first service goer my entire life, since my childhood. I mean, why go to the 9:30 service when I can show up 30 minutes late to the 8:00? Its LoGicAl, at least in my scattered mind. The kids handled the time change really well. And by really well, I mean we all left the house in tears. Wyatt, because he was mad I put shoes…
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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.Continue reading
Picture this: you’re sitting on your couch sipping a beverage, munchin’ on a snack, browsing your phone. You get a wild hair up that semi-active ass of yours that running a half marathon would be *fun*. You sign up, pay the fees and think “I’ve got time!”. Flash forward – months go by and you realize ‘Oh shit! My half marathon is in 3 months and the most I’ve ran is after the ice cream truck… now what?!’
Just me? Oh well. Follow along to see my plan to get my ass in gear and go from couch to half marathon in three months!Continue reading
Wood grain. Live edge. Bark accents. Sleek metallic legs. Mid-century farmhouse feel. Perfection.Continue reading
2 years, another baby & a new house later.
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.Continue reading
Let’s kick this thing off with one of my favorite DIY tutorials, our Pallet Wall. Leep was very unsure about this project in the beginning when I told him we were going to cut up some nasty old pallets and nail them to our wall. But knowing my eye for design and track record of not having an unsuccessful house project yet – he allowed me to be the Foreman and lead! Continue reading
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.Continue reading