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This + That

Max and I are home from Disneyland and what an amazing trip it was! I LOVE the one on one time with my littles – they just come alive in a new way when it’s just us :) Forever and ever I’ll treasure those magical days. Now, the Christmas countdown! I did so much prep […]

The Holiday Gift Guide For Kids

With four littles I feel like I have a very strong pulse on the toy market. Someone in our family loves everything it seems! We tend to keep things real small around here for the holidays. I frequently remind the kids that their birthday is the time to focus on them and Christmas is a […]

The Holiday Gift Guide For Mamas

Merry almost Christmas! I’ve been curating this list of gift ideas for mamas for months now and I’m so excited to share! These are things I LOVE, things on my personal wish list, and things I know you’ll adore too! Before we get to it, a little disclaimer … some links are affiliates which mean […]

Jemma’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jem is back with another wonderful recipe! Cookies seem to be her speciality and I’m thrilled to be graduating from resident baker in our home … Jem is taking over and taking over well. Without further ado, here she is, my favorite blogger baker! My name is Jemma. My favorite color is purple – lavender, […]

Our Very Simple Christmas Bucket List

I have a love hate relationship with bucket lists. On one hand it’s super fun to set goals for a new season. I love getting the kids involved and bucket lists can really bring a dose of joy to each part of the year. On the other, I can easily overwhelm myself and get stuck […]

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 […]

Setting an Intention For Your Homeschool Year

An intention. Or maybe a goal is the better word? Mantra, perhaps? Whatever it is, before school started last year I made a little list of what I hoped for our year. It was long. And overwhelming. Basically, it was too much … much too much for a mama with a kinder, 2nd grader, and […]

Happy Halloween!

I am not a Halloween person. It’s just not my jam. Spookiness. Scary things. It’s just not fun. But, the kids do love dressing up so we usually join in the Halloween spirit for that. This year, we went all out. It’s the first year I haven’t had a super little one, been packing to […]

This + That

Yes! That’s me on a bike! Jemma LOVES riding her bike and usually she is stuck riding loops in our neighborhood while I run with the stroller and Max scooters between us. She’s never asked to go on a longer bike ride, but I knew she would just love the freedom of going and going […]

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 […]

Winter Run Motivation

On my birthday run I got to thinking. Mostly about how gorgeous the weather was – clear, crisp, just a slight breeze – and how it won’t last. In October things tend to turn in the PNW. The rain comes. The sun sets earlier. I end up on the treadmill more often than not. Which, […]