We Ate, We Shopped, We Adventured

Every night Jemma prays for three people — “Uncle Anton, Tasha annnnnd Cuzzin Karrington”. They’re our Texas people and thankfully, we got to spend a good portion of March with them! Our days were packed and the kids so enjoyed our adventures between Seattle and Portland. I finally uploaded photos and can’t wait to share […]

Merry + Bright

Instead of snuggling into bed on Saturday night we bundled up the kids and made our way to Wild Waves Holiday with Lights! Jemma was beside herself as we drove to “the surprise” and as soon as we passed Wild Waves on the freeway she started shouting about the bright colors and giant snowman! Yes, […]

Jammies for St. Nicholas Day

Last night my littles set out their shoes for St. Nick’s check in … the 6th is his special day, you know. I wrote a bit about the history and meaning behind St. Nicholas Day over at Baby Gizmo and am so excited to be starting this new tradition with the kids. We explained to […]

The Thankful List

source In my dreams, this is my Thanksgiving centerpiece. In reality we’ve got so much food filling the table, there is no place for a pumpkin display … and that deserves ample thanks! And a few more noteworthy thanks for today. This barely chips the iceberg. This mama has so much to be thankful for! […]

Minted Christmas Cards

Smitten. That’s how I feel about our Christmas cards this year. Pictures were taken and edited, uploaded and cropped. I narrowed down my card design – got approval from the hubs too! – and even checked out the simple (and free) address uploader. Yep, our cards are glorious all thanks to the lovely folks over […]

Design the Gown – A Bridal Shower Game With Cottonelle

“This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Cottonelle, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #CottonelleTarget  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO.” It’s the final countdown! To what you ask? To my darling baby sister, Hannah’s wedding! The big day is November 26th, and one month prior, on October 26th, […]

A Pampered Chef Bridal Shower

Without getting too sappy and crying all over my keyboard about my baby sister getting married, I’m gonna share a few photos from Hannah’s bridal shower this past weekend! Since Hannah and Aaron are new college graduates and have yet to have apartments of their own they are truly that couple who needs just about […]

A Dora Fiesta

The threenager has landed! On October 2nd, Miss Jemma turned three years old and this first month has been awesome. Truly, she is full of a fresh zest and although we “fight” over who is the boss on occasion, we’re having a ball exploring and learning about everything under the sun. I mean, just today […]

To the Pumpkin Farm!

Oh, the pumpkin patch! Or, as Jemma insists, the pumpkin farm :) Jemma + Max have had two opportunities to visit the pumpkin farm thus far and Jemma is already begging her Daddy for a third visit before pumpkin season comes to a close. The first trip was with the aunts. Dominic sent me to […]

Twenty Seven

Don’t forget to enter the birthday giveaway! Oh hey – twenty seven! My birthday weekend was super fab. Lots of fun, family and adventures. Oh, and dessert too. Because I’m all about that. For as long as I can remember I’ve had pumpkin pie for my birthday treat. Tradition! Tra-dit-ion! Yep, that was Fiddler on […]