Gift List for Women

Here’s a short list of shops I’ve been lucky enough to work with or lucky enough to stumble upon and fall in love with! I have the list for you first, just like with the children’s gift guide, and then some photos…

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Sevenly – People Matter

When Sevenly first reached out to me to see if I’d like to collaborate with them, I researched what they stood for just like I do with every company that I work with. I want to make sure we mesh; that we vibe; that…

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JJ Cole Bundleme

This past weekend, we went to a Christmas tree farm! Too early? Maybe for some…but we don’t actually go to get a tree. We go just to get in the Christmas spirit! Who doesn’t like to be around hundreds of trees?! And…

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Children’s Gift Guide

It’s no surprise that I LOVE children’s clothing, toys, and cute little accessories you can adorn your children with ha! I figured I’d put together a few lists for you throughout November, and throw out a few codes for you to use…

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Plant Based Menu with Bob’s Red Mill

For me, Christmas is here. Like seriously. We’re putting our Christmas decorations up this Friday night. I have it scheduled in mine and Kevin’s synced calendar. It’s happening. If it’s warm, we may just have to blast the AC so we…

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Tomorrow Sleep

Do you like getting that luxury hotel sleep? If you say no, I’m not going to believe you, so the only answer is “yes!” Well, my husband and I got to collaborate with Tomorrow Sleep, and have been using their sleep system over the…

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Why Beautycounter?

Why Beautycounter?Why did I start selling something? I didn’t have to. It’s not like I applied for a job, and sent in my resume. Why in the world would anyone join a direct sales company? It’s scammy. It’s fake. It…

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The Price of Your Motherhood

What were you like before you had a child or started trying to get pregnant? I can distinctly remember being fun, flirty, and outgoing. I didn’t know what anxiety was like. My mom had told me she had struggled with anxiety some, and I…

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Life Lately

Photos, photos, and more photos. If you’ve seen me lately, I’ve probably been holding my camera, standing near my camera, or wishing I had brought my camera with me! Having a baby (the cutest one, at that), has made me dive into a longtime desire of mine to learn more about photography. I want to learn how light works; how to make someone feel a certain emotion by looking at a still frame; capture those tiny, fleeting moments. It’s been such a fun process learning a new skill over the past 8 months.I still have an…

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Halloween for the Littles

Halloween isn’t about haunted houses, scary masks, and trickery for your little babies. It’s about big orange pumpkins, dressing in something adorable, and maybe going around door-to-door on Halloween night. If this is your baby’s first Halloween, there are so many fun activities you can do that are interactive and fun for them. No candy or choking hazards involved! Engage their senses by getting a little messy and a little imaginative.Bust out the finger paints (washable, of course). Make some art. Your little one may not know what they’re making, but the feeling…

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This year will be Hallen’s first Halloween. We don’t do many decorations, because it’s not really our thing. However, I do LOVE to see little people coming to my door dressed in something that their imagination created. It makes my heart happy! So, I’m just guessing that everyone else’s heart also does the happy dance when miniature heroes and princesses ring your doorbell and ask for candy (in the trick-or-treat fashion, of course).I’ve been looking at so many things that she could be for Halloween. I want it to be something…

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Our Stories…

God is good. I could say just those three words and this post would be wrapped up, but I really want you to know why He is so incredibly good. As you know, Kevin and I have dealt with infertility issues. It’s a heart wrenching experience to go through and wouldn’t wish it on anyone else. Here’s the “funny” thing, though…other people do deal with this. Close friends deal with this. And I’ve been blessed to know people who have had children through years of going through miscarriages, infertility treatments, unexplained infertility, and so much…

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A couple days late in the game, yes, but I figured you could at least stick this in your pocket (or bookmarks tab) for next year or use it for a cute birthday idea.I looked through lots of Etsy stores for matching father daughter bowties and bows. There wasn’t anything that I could find! There were of course matching bowties for dads and sons, which are adorable, but not what I wanted. So, I started out on a DIY adventure…I looked high and low for a tutorial on headbands and bowties for a daddy daughter matching day…

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Just finished up with our four month shots, and Hallen was a trooper. She’s still sleeping them off three hours later. I think I’ll just let her sleep as long as possible, because our two month shots were no walk in the park. And yes, I said “our.” I never truly knew the meaning of “it hurts me more than you,” until those two month shots.  She cried, I cried. She screamed, I held my scream in so I wouldn’t frighten her. She needed to be cuddled all day long, so that’s what we did. I…

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Learning Curve

Being a mother has been so much more than I thought it was going to be. I knew I always wanted to be a mother…to many children. I knew it would fulfill some part of my being. I knew it was a calling for me. I didn’t know that I’d learn so much about myself during the process of motherhood (it is a process. Believe me. It doesn’t just happen over night)!For one, I love writing on this blog and yet I haven’t written anything in two months!! I have several drafts going about…

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I should have written this by now. I really have had the time, but I’ve been on maternity leave, right?8 weeks ago today was one of the biggest miracles I’ve witnessed in my entire life. The gift and miracle of life. It’s always seemed like such a cliche saying – “the miracle of life.” Now, I truly understand that not so corny saying.Our Hallen Amélie is such a miracle. I won’t rehash my other posts, but she was prayed for by many people over the past couple of years and here she is. It…

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