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Christmas At Home: Deck The Halls

Come on in! Grab a cup of coffee. Stay awhile. Welcome to Christmas at our home. While I was taking the photos for this post, I realized that I decorate for Christmas the same way I dress. I keep most things neutral, with pops of festive here and there. I love everything and all things Christmas, but I don’t want it to drown out the …

A Fall Weekend Getaway

I feel refreshed! The Mister and I snuck away for a quick fall weekend getaway to The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin.  My dad gifted us a stay at The American Club for our wedding, and now 3+ years later, we finally put it to use. (Talk about #momlife, right?)  I couldn’t be more thankful for the chance to get away from the grind. It’s …

What My Dog Taught Me About God

One look at him and it’s plain to see that my dog is losing his mind. One look at him and for a second you too might think that the sky is falling. All day long, he’s terrified of an imaginary threat, careening toward him to break him into little pieces. He is always cowering, looking up to the sky. Every couple of steps and he’s held captive by …

Books For Dads

Is it just me, or does it feel like it should still be last summer?? I can’t believe Father’s Day is in a couple of days. In case you got caught and you’re still not quite prepared to shower the men in your life with gifts on Sunday, here are some great last minute ideas. Because you just can’t go wrong with dad books. When I …

Friday Favorites: Father’s Day Gift Guide

Happy Friday! Father’s Day is so close, I can almost smell the new spicy colognes and leather wallets. Today, I’m bringing you my Father’s Day Gift Guide. Because I needed another excuse to do some online shopping. Sometimes the guys get overlooked. We get flowers and diamonds and chocolate. And since guys generally don’t love getting flowers, here are my top picks for the Mister this …

#BehindTheFeed

Remember when I told you I would keep it real? Ok. So, I think I’ve done a pretty good job of that over here on the blog. I talk about the messiness of mama life and the challenges of trying to do it all. And don’t forget about that whole postpartum anxiety thing. (If you missed it, check it out here.)  But over on Instagram, it’s another story. …

Friday Favorites: Spoil Yourself (Because You Deserve It)

Happy Friday! Now let’s talk about how we can spoil ourselves… I know, Mother’s Day is over. And as moms, we look forward to that day because it’s all about us (I mean because we can ponder the wonder that is Motherhood). But, how about we do small things throughout the year to spoil ourselves, rather than waiting for holidays? And no, I don’t mean …

Why I Didn’t Want To Take My Husband’s Last Name

My 3 year wedding anniversary is in a couple of weeks. I’ve been married to my husband for 3 years. And I’ve had his last name for less than 2. There were a lot of surprises about marriage. (And I’m not talking about “Oh, he doesn’t put the toilet seat down.” Ha. Child’s play.) Perhaps the biggest surprise about marriage, was how much I DID …

Bloopers No. 5

If you’ve been following along for a while (thank you!), you know I love my bloopers. Life is just so much easier and more fun when I don’t take myself too seriously. If you’re a new follower (thank you!), you will learn that I love my bloopers 🙂 I try to post them every couple of months. You can check out my very first Bloopers …

5 Ways Blogging Is Like Motherhood (without the poop)

Next month, this blog will be a year old. And in just a couple of months, my baby girl will be 2 years old. (How is that even possible?) Since I’ve been blogging while also doing this whole motherhood gig at the same time, I’ve drawn some parallels. Here are the top 5 ways Blogging is like Motherhood: 1. IT’S OVERWHELMING AT FIRST. Much like …