Meal Planning… Or Lack Thereof


Some people have asked me to share how I meal plan.  Here's the thing, I don't really meal plan.  So I thought I'd share my process with you. Last summer, my parents offered to gift us a deep freezer so I'd have a reliable place to store my breast milk.  That, and our refrigerator freezer is a hunk … [Continue reading...]

I Love Lamp

target threshold mint glass lamp

Whew, what a week it's been.  We attended a baby program at the library, lunch and a long walk with a friend, lunch with family, swim lessons, walks in the park, walks around the neighborhood, and trips to the mall, Costco and Trader Joe's.  I just consulted my Fitbit, and I've logged 48,500 … [Continue reading...]

10 Party Tips And Tricks

drink station

This post is brought to you by Command™ Brand.  As always, opinions are 100% my own. I recently co-hosted a baby shower for a friend of mine at a friend's house.  It was a low-key event because it was the last of three baby showers thrown for my friend. Instead of going over everything about the … [Continue reading...]

Cherry Cobbler

cherry cobbler

During my parents' recent trip to visit Owen us, my mom and I whipped up a cherry cobbler.  We used pitted tart cherries that my mom and aunt bought at a farmers' market last summer.  My mom divulged that they bought 30 pounds of cherries.  And after eating this cobbler I was all, "You should share … [Continue reading...]

Road Tripping With Baby

Road trip with baby must haves

In Owen's 7 months of life, we've taken four 3 hour road trips with him to visit our families and one 2 hour road trip to visit a friend.  While I wouldn't consider ourselves total pros, there are things we wouldn't travel without and things we've learned to do. Let's talk about the stuff … [Continue reading...]

Inexpensive Upholstered Headboards


Almost two years ago, I started looking into upholstered headboards for our master bedroom.  When I started showing Brad, he kept saying they looked like they were for "old people".  I told him he didn't know what he was talking about and to pipe down, whippersnapper. You may or may not be aware, … [Continue reading...]

Baby’s First Easter Basket

easter basket

I put together Owen's first Easter basket this past weekend so I thought I'd share what I included. Pottery Barn Easter basket and liner I decided to splurge on a large Pottery Barn Easter basket and liner.  Growing up, my brother and I had the same Easter baskets every year.  So I validated … [Continue reading...]

Bathroom Vanity Countertops + Giveaway

master bathroom vanity 1

One area in our home that we're planning to focus on this year is a master suite, which includes the bedroom, bathroom, and walk-in closet.  We haven't done much to this area of the house besides installing a new toilet and painting the bathroom.There's a list of things we'd like to … [Continue reading...]

Practical Baby Gift Basket

practical baby gift basket

This post is brought to you by Playtex.  As always, all opinions are my own. One of my friends is about to have her first baby so I put together a practical baby gift basket for her.  I specifically chose things that will be useful to my friend and her baby. I included some books from her baby … [Continue reading...]

Nursery Dresser Update

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I've gotten some questions about Owen's nursery dresser recently.  Some people wanted to know if it's still as organized as it was when he was first born.  Others wanted to know if it looks the same.  So I thought I'd share how it looks now that Owen is 7 months old. You can see how I initially … [Continue reading...]

Organized Baking Cabinet

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This post is brought to you by Command™ Brand.  As always, opinions are 100% my own. One of the reasons why we bought this house was the size of the kitchen.  There is so much space and storage.  I was sold because I love to bake and cook.  And then when we had the cabinets refaced and extended to … [Continue reading...]