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 […]

This + That

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Yesterday Dominic and I celebrated our 9 year anniversary. NINE YEARS. That’s almost a decade, in case you have yet to learn proper counting :) I’m pretty much amazed because ya’ll, marriage is not easy. Weddings are such a ruse … it’s everything that comes after that fancy day that really matters. For our anniversary […]

This Month On


Pause right there and download the Prisma app. It’s my new favorite. I’m prisma-ing everything.  Next up. Forgive me for the massive wave of sponsored posts lately. I got behind while in Austin and everything just piled up and piled up high. I hate it, you hate it, but we all gots to pay the bills […]

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 […]

This Month and Last Month at


June welcomed our annual beach trip to the Washington coast. And so far July has been full of summer camps and menial, but productive home projects. It has been simple like summer should be. Once August arrives though, whoa, things pick up at breakneck speed around here! By the time we turn the calendar to […]

This + That


Beach life is the best life, right? It’s our favorite place to go as a family and despite a yucky bug traveling through the family on our little vacation – we had a fair amount of fun. The rest of the summer is jam packed. Vacation Bible School for Jemma, swim lessons, birthday parties, family […]

This + That

50mm practice

See that ^^^? I took that photo all by myself with my new lens! Things that don’t move, like plants, are my friend. Things that do move, like my children, well, they’re more difficult to capture. A few months ago I ordered a 50mm, this one if you’re curious. It’s my first non-stock lens and honestly, I’m […]