I love my crew of girl friends, they are smart, funny, loyal, and sharp as hawks — and they totally called me out about my instagram posts looking altogether too pretty. You see, they know the state of my kitchen, and no, it’s not perfectly picked up and organized and shining. They know the state of my house, God love them, and they KNOW I picked things up in that one little corner of the house before that photo was snapped. So that little square frame that you see on instagram looks effortless, but really it was me rushing around sweating and pushing toys and dishes and who knows what else to the side, to get that one pretty little shot. (more…)


I don’t know how things are going for the rest of you are with your grand plans of getting your toddler to sleep in their own room at night, but my plans are basically NOT working at all. In all honesty, I guess I haven’t put much effort into the transition because, well, I don’t know if he will be my last baby and so why should I be in a hurry to kick him out of our bedroom? (more…)


The other weekend I had such a fun time throwing an “Adventure” themed baby shower for my sweet friend, Amy. I just love the beautiful things God has done in her life, and this shower was a great way to celebrate ALL THE GOOD! (more…)


We bought our home in late 2014 while I was about 5 months pregnant with Cal — so we had only a small window of opportunity to get remodel work done before he was due. As any mother can attest, that nesting instinct is STRONG — you really get antsy when you have remodel projects pending. There were a lot of things to do when we moved into the house but for the sake of timing, we decided to tackle the projects in two phases. In Phase 1 we did the kitchen, guest room and powder bath, and in Phase 2, we all lived in the guest room while re-doing the entire upstairs which included creating a new bedroom, a new bathroom, moving the laundry room to…