Style File — LulaLovely!


Ready to feel a touch jealous? I went to Magnolia Market in Texas while visiting my sister for her graduation!  Yes, THE Magnolia Market … and Garden and Bakery and oh my, The Silos. Chip + Joanna have thought of everything. It’s picturesque and oh so quaint. Sadly, it poured, like Texas downpour rain, our entire visit, […]

Hello WellieWishers!

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Jemma is officially a second generation fan of American Girl! If you were an AG lover like me back in the 90s (Kirsten was my first!), you won’t recognize the doll Jemma is holding though. That’s because Willa is from a whole new line of dolls from American Girl called WellieWishers! WellieWishers are geared towards […]

MommyCon For the Not Yet Mom

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Hello there, if you have ever heard mention of the sister who lives in the sweltering heat, I mean, heart of Texas… That’s me, Hannah! I am That Mama Gretchen’s youngest sister – a military spouse, laboratory scientist, and mom to my precious fur baby, Riley (the dog Max always wants to say hello to […]

What’s In My Bag — Summer Adventure Edition!

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Happy 4th of July! Today is one of the days we traditionally venture out as a family each year. We aim to visit a new park, catch the 4th of July parade, and have a picnic lunch all before nap time. Then, fireworks, of course! The 4th isn’t our only adventure filled day though. During the […]

10 Free Summer Adventures + a Giveaway!

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One of the best things about being a stay at home mom is that I get to adventure with my kids all year long. That doesn’t mean we always do. Because ya’ll know how crazy it is to get out of the house with littles. But we can. And that’s awesome. And I’m so thankful […]

Night Walks

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This post was sponsored by CYBEX as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central. I received the CYBEX Agis Travel System to facilitate my review. I don’t love summer. Actually, it may be my least favorite season. I know, I know, scoff at me now. But, heat just isn’t my friend. Neither are bugs. Or sunburns. […]

Aunt Hannah Meets Reid


If you recall, I was due with Reid on December 28th. My sister, Hannah, and her husband flew in on December 21st; the plan was for them to be with us for Christmas and hopefully Reid’s birth. Their flight left at 9am on New Year’s Day and when they left home for the airport I […]

Every Day Lyfe With 2 Little Men


“This post was sponsored by @GBChildUsa as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received the GB Lyfe Pram Travel System to facilitate my review.” “It’s a mama and the boys date!” That’s what Max says every day when we drop Jemma at Pre-K. He also cries that we’ve left behind “my girl […]

MommyCon Giveaway!

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It’s that time of year — the kick off of MommyCon season! Bianca, of The Pierogie Mama, and I attended the Seattle event last Fall and we’re gearing up to go again on Saturday, April 2nd! Why, you ask, are we headed back so soon? Well, the sessions of course! They’re fresh and new and so […]

Costco {Unfilitered}


Today, a tale of my attempt to leave the house for the second time with 3 young children. The first attempt, two weeks ago, landed us with a totaled car. The poor, unfortunate day, all I wanted to do was return a library book and buy a smoothie. Then we got rear ended. Boo. Such […]