Get the Look: Our Christmas Tree

This is the first year of my adult life, I actually get to decorate my way for Christmas. Due to life events and seemingly constant construction it didn’t make sense to “design” a holiday look. That’s not to say we didn’t decorate, but we mostly made do with hand me downs from my in-laws… most of which originated in the 80s… Now there were some winners, like the hand me down vintage skis, snow shows AND sled, but I assure you that the items we inherited were not all winners. Particularly, the tree. I’m sure it was once a perfectly nice tree… three decades ago. Imagine my excitement when we splurged and upgraded to this tree from Balsam Hill. I… Read More

JORD Wood Watch Giveaway | Give the Gift of Time

GIVEAWAY CLOSED – Congrats @jutehomeco! *Thank you to JORD Wood Watches for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. Last Friday marked Daren and my 5 year wedding anniversary. If I’ve learned anything in the past half decade it is that you need to make time count. While Daren and I have been together for almost a decade total, we’ve packed a lot of growing, learning and adulting into the last few married years, particularly after becoming parents and building our first home. We’re only mildly domesticated, but we had a lot to celebrate over dinner on our anniversary night. However, I think what we both really want is to freeze time for just a moment, to appreciate what we have… Read More

Preggers

Let’s cut to the chase. I’ve been holding out on you guys for what feels like a really long time… 29 weeks to be exact! If the t-shirt didn’t give it away for you, I’ll straight talk. We are expecting baby #2 on November 28!  I AM PREGNANT!  Needless, to say we are beyond ecstatic! While we are all eagerly awaiting our new arrival, Little Miss E is ready to take on the big sister role ASAP. She sings twinkle, twinkle little star and whispers “Baby, I’m going to be your big sister” to my belly almost every night. It’s enough to make a hormonal mother ugly cry happy tears. Translation to the non-pregnant, that means it is very, very sweet. There… Read More

When the going gets tough… the smart take a break?

Regular readers may have noticed that while I was on vacation and for a week after coming home, I took a little break from the blog. Usually I post multiple times a week, but for the past 16 days it has been radio silence, other than some social media posts. I’d like to tell you it was so I could fully engage with my family while on vacation and that I needed a bit of time to get settled into life when we got back, which is partially true, but the truth is 2016 kicked my ass, and I wasn’t quite ready to take on 2017. I’ve read a lot of articles and posts like this over the past few… Read More