• This + That
  • How to Better Moisturize Your Skin in 4 Easy Steps
  • Baby Boy Names
  • Style File — If I Was a Dress
  • Home Decor Dreamin’

The No Splash OREO Dunk

Official rules can be found here: bit.ly/OREOSweepsRules Max had one wish for his half birthday — OREO cookies for dessert!  Specifically, “da brown crackers with whipped cream in the middle”. It took me a minute to realize what he was hoping for, but then it clicked! OREOS! Of course! Who wouldn’t want those for a celebration! […]


Meet Gabriela

Jem has fallen deep into the world of American Girl.  And this former American Girl groupie turned mama couldn’t be happier :) Jemma is reading the books, dreaming of visits to the store, watching the movies (Grace is currently on Netflix!), saving her money for dolls (retired ones, help me, Lord!), and unearthing my collection from keepsake […]

Purple Power Smoothie

Purple Power Smoothie

I’ve always been a fan of grapes. In their natural form they’ve got that perfect crunch. Plus, they’re small and not messy – my favorite kind of snack! And, as I recently learned, grapes are a player in living a heart healthy lifestyle. Who knew?!? Thanks to Concord grapes and the plant nutrient polyphenols, Welch’s 100% […]


This + That

I turned 30 last October and as my gift Dominic promised me a fancy day in Seattle. Together we chose to go see King and I since it was coming up at the Paramount and it did not disappoint! Well, for me at least, Dominic wasn’t really familiar with the storyline (which is partially true!) and […]

super cool big bro

Baby #4

It’s official … Reid is no longer the baby of our family, he’s a “super cool big bro”! Come September we’ll have a new little one in our crew and we couldn’t be more thrilled! I’m almost 8 weeks and oh so tired. And nauseous, especially in the evenings. Jemma and Max are so excited and all of […]

pick your tula

Who Wants To Win a Tula?!?

Let’s just call today —> TULA THURSDAY! And, well, beyond, because over the next few weeks you and your Tula loving friends and family can all enter to win a Tula of your choice. Whoop! Details and easy entry form below! Tula’s are one of the most popular baby carriers around. Their fantastic design,style and prints […]


Style File — Winter Grey

I don’t get seasonally depressed, I more get seasonally annoyed. My van filling up with coats and hats day after day, preschool drop off in the rain, wet carts at Target.  Really, in the grand scheme of things, no big deal, but still, definitely annoying. The kids and I end up doing a lot of […]


Goldfish Math Dominoes

Who’s feeling a little cooped up with all this crazy winter weather? In the Pacific Northwest we’ve had snow, ice, and … you guessed it, lots and lots of rain. That has led to more inside days than not and even though I’m pretty good at limiting screen time, my crew somehow thinks that cozy winter days […]


Breastfeeding Essentials Guide

My mama resume boasts 5 years of breastfeeding. FIVE. YEARS. There was a break when I was pregnant with Max and then a few weeks between Max weaning and Reid being born. So, for the most part, this whole nourishing another person with my body has been a full time gig for a long time. […]


This + That

There’s no better way to begin my lazy year than with a round up of all the fantastic things other fine folk are up to, right? Technically, I’m not being lazy AT ALL. Our house has a closing date, we’re packing to move, I’m still homeschooling Jem, and juggling a work from home schedule. Every […]


Happy Golden Birthday, Reid!

Reid will always be the happiest way to begin a new year.  Being due in late December I thought for sure I’d have a Christmastime baby. But no, Reid had other plans and laid his mark on a different holiday – New Year’s Day! And that means this year, his first birthday, is his golden […]