Bring On the Milestones, Baby!


Reid is such a good baby. The kind that gives you baby fever much too early. He’s easy going and happy go lucky. Always smiling and quite the little crawler … and one-handed balancing stander as of late! He’s a good little sleeper, comparatively to his big siblings at least, and this boy can gobble down a […]

Christmas Cards On My Mind + a Minted Giveaway


I’ve always believed that once you do something three times in a row, it becomes a tradition. And so, as of this year, ordering holiday cards from Minted is officially an annual tradition for us!  This isn’t our 4th year with Minted just because though. I return because their photo card options are totally my style (and truly get better […]

Page Turners

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Ya’ll know I love a good book, but you know what I love even more — a good series! One of the worst parts about being a reader is falling love with a series and then having to wait for a new release. It’s one of those love/hate scenarios. Like, how I love going to […]

This + That


Forgive the quintessential pumpkin photo. But, for real, it’s October and aren’t they just glorious? We marched our way to the patch this afternoon with some friends. Max’s preschool field trip was canceled last week due to the Great Pacific Northwest Storm of 2016 (that didn’t actually happen) and it just doesn’t feel like Fall without […]

Happy Birthday to Me + a Lily Jade Giveaway!

Rosie in Brandy

I’M THIRTY!!! The big 3-0! Today was a normal, hum-drum day. That’s what happens when you’re a mama and your birthday falls on a weekday :) The kids and I ate maple glazed old fashioned donuts as a treat for breakfast and Jem and I shared one of the new Pumpkin Spice bottled Frappuccino. When […]

This + That

life in the woods

This really deserves its own post, but … we’re moving! Not far. Just a few hours north. But in regards to moving it will still entail all the sorting, packing, cleaning, selling, then renting, then maybe hopefully considering building again, and unpacking, and settling, and learning a new place, a new town, a new Target! […]

We Love WaterWipes!

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This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. In the world of wipes there are many choices, but today I’m super excited to tell ya’ll about the world’s purest baby wipes — WaterWipes! The more years I’m a […]

Jemma Needs Your Vote!

Butterfly Kaleidoscope

I have an easy breezy request today!  Click here and like this photo: Our city is beautifying its’ streets by covering those awful green traffic boxes with vinyl artwork. A number of them are already decorated and they’re absolutely wonderful! The kids and I love looking at them as we drive around town!  Another round of […]

Lift Your Voice With Melody Ellison

Jem and Melody

If you haven’t had a chance to meet Melody Ellison, you must! Melody is the newest doll in American Girl’s BeForever line and her adventures are set in the civil rights era of 1960’s Detroit. She has a passion for music and a heart beating for change. Melody says: Fairness and equality for all people […]