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Welcome To the Family, Z!

Wonderful things are happening this weekend in the world of American Girl … the latest character in the contemporary collection, Z Yang, is joining the AG family! You can celebrate her arrival at home (medium fun) or join in the activities at the American Girl store closest to you (very, very fun!)! Here are the event details, just search […]


The Prince of Pouches

“Mooooom! Reid just squeezed his pouch and is painting with it! AND NOW IT’S IN HIS HAIR!” This is my life. One little “emergency” after another.  Since it’s not really an option to stop feeding the 16 month old Prince of Pouches I’m striving to teach him to accurately feed himself sooner rather than later. […]

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This + That

This was Monday. Sunny, gorgeous, all the lovely parts of Spring. Today is grey. Grey and wet and calling for a trip to Starbucks. So we went. Because mama needed a piping hot americano. And if you’re curious that new concoction is a grande double decaf americano with 2 pumps white mocha 2 pumps toasted coconut […]


How to Better Moisturize Your Skin in 4 Easy Steps

This post was sponsored by Nature MadeĀ® as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I’m not a hypochondriac, but I’m definitely a skilled self-diagnoser. I’m not the only one, right? With the internet at our fingertips it’s hard not to sense a symptom, ask friends, […]


Baby Boy Names

Ya’ll, I’m out of boy names. I love Max and I love Reid. And I knew they were perfect for my boys. But baby boy #3? I’m struggling a bit. I want to LOVE his name. I want it to fit him perfectly while flowing with the other kid’s names too. Is that too much […]

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Home Decor Dreamin’

Since my last house post, nothing new has happened. Sadly. Dominic did a hefty load of research on the land I fell in love with and deemed the 30+ acres to have “a postage stamp size” corner of buildable land. Humph.  So, back to square one. Often, when the land hunt gets too boring/stressful/depressing I […]


Reid — 15 1/2 Months

Once upon a time, if I remember correctly, my kids had monthly updates here on the blog. I don’t remember much anymore, but I did use the old fashion search bar and discover that Reid hasn’t had a personalized update since he was 10 months <<< look how short his hair was! *Mother walk of shame* Or, […]