In Case of Emergency

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mom to Mom.  Have you read the news lately? Animals fleeing Yellowstone due to a potential volcano eruption! It caught my attention, especially since we could be in the secondary ash zone. That, plus my affinity for dystopia and end of the world novels […]

Introducing … Heart of Gold Princess

Today is the last day to enter the Little Hip Squeaks giveaway! As long as I can remember, my mama has been a sew-er. Not really a seamstress, but a brilliant gal who can follow a pattern and is always ready to give something a try. Over the years she has made baby bedding for […]

Handmade Winter | A Season to Gather, Make & Share

Amidst the ugliness of winter – yep, poor Dominic has the flu + Jemma has a tummy bug – there is something beautiful. It’s called Handmade Winter, an e-book collection of simple crafts, recipes and inspirations perfect for the cold weather months.  My dear girl, Lacy, is one of the contributors and I was honored […]


Loving /// experiencing Christmas time with a 3 year old. It’s freakin’ magical! Everyday she talks about baking a cake for Jesus’ birthday, coloring pictures to leave for Santa and picking out a gift for Max. It snowed this week and I’ve planted a firm obsession with hot almond milk cocoa in my girl’s heart. […]

DIY Mason Jar Sugar Shaker with Washi Tape

Yippee skippy – a fun little tutorial today! This DIY Sugar Sugar marries three of my favorite things – mason jars, washi tape and sugar – so it’s pretty much perfection :) First up – grab your supplies … 1 mason jar with ring 1 roll of pretty washi tape  The top of a cardboard […]

Max’s Corner

Since I was pregnant with Max we have moved 3 times. That means he didn’t get all the pomp and circumstance of a nursery to welcome him into the world. He did get a pretty awesome family though so I don’t think he is complaining much :) Plus, since we tend to cosleep or bedshare […]

Rainy Day Adventures with RoseArt Magic Fun Dough

Rainy season has begun in the Pacific Northwest. Thus, park play dates are few and far between. Even when we do go I have to take a spare towel or two to dry off the slide and swings! Because of the rain, us Northwest mamas have transitioned to what we know best – rainy day […]

Life Lately

If you haven’t downloaded the Beautiful Mess app for iPhone, your picture life is not living to the fullest. I’m mildly obsessed. I mean … here’s a peek at what it can do. Lovin’ it! I attended a favorite things party last week. You take 4 of your favorite items, $6 or less, and when […]


It’s been a lovely little break from blog land! I definitely need to do this more often. Unplugging is a great feeling, very peaceful and calm … even if I did stumble along the way and Instagram a few pics and catch up on Call the Midwife.  During my week off I took the chance […]

Dora’s New Home

Awhile back Jemma gained a fondness for dear ol’ Dora and her sidekick Boots. Backpack and Map too! At the last JBF sale I scored a Dora Memory Game for $2 and we’ve been playing it ever since. Unfortunately, the box has taken quite a beating and lately pieces have been slipping out the sides […]