23 of Our Most Loved Picture Books

It probably comes at no surprise that we love books.​​​​​​​ We really, really do. As our home library grows and we find new treasures at our local library the kids and I thought it would be fun to keep track of our favorites. So we started a Notes section on my phone and every few […]

Five Favorites {Target Edition}

After a long hiatus from Target – AKA the moneysucker, I ventured in with the kids for a few necessities. We left pretty unscathed. Only a few bonus things jumped in our cart :) We all showed so much restraint! Somehow we rolled through Target and the only photo I snapped was of Kate DiCamillo’s […]

16 Book Festival Favorites You’ll Want To Read Too!

The big kids and I went to the first ever Seattle Children’s Book Festival last weekend. It was so wonderful and we can’t wait for next year! We went specifically to meet LeUyen Pham, the illustrator of the Princess in Black series. These books are a top favorite for both Jemma and Max and we […]

My Favorite Montana Small Businesses

I love exploring new shops and businesses when traveling, don’t you? I mean, I obviously appreciate the consistency of Target as much as the next girl, but Target is Target is Target everywhere you go. Small businesses, on the other hand, are unique and so regionally-minded. They give a true glimpse at life in their […]

The Chore Chart That Is Actually Working For Us!

A special thank you to The Buttercup House for gifting our family a set of chore magnets. We have gone through many a season of chore charts. Honestly, I feel like I’ve tried them all. The only thing I haven’t tried is a traditional allowance for completing chores. I’m very much in the camp of […]

This + That

This is pretty much the story of my life ^^^ trying lots of things, being OK at some and awful at others … all while embracing the experience. In a world where it is so easy to compare ourselves to the best of the best, it’s mighty fine to just do and be and try. […]

Five Favorites

^^^ Last night on our girl’s date! We visited Nordstrom Rack and Anko, had dinner at The Old Spaghetti Factory (mizithra for life!), and wrapped up at Target. Didn’t get home until 11pm; Jem is totally a night owl like her mama. Speaking of being a night owl. I just popped a bag of popcorn. […]

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

With little ones it’s not always easy to have a relaxing Mother’s Day, so, instead of longing for a spa day or time alone, I’ve given up the idea of peace and quiet and most years opt for fun and adventure! This year, we’re taking the ferry to the San Juan Islands and I can’t […]

Five Favorites

Jem and I just got home from Disneyland and we’re so happy to be back with our boys! Of course, we loved the California sunshine and the magic of Disney, but home is where we belong. I managed to battle a cold the whole time we were away and it’s lingering so this week will […]