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We Did Disney!

Disclaimer: This isn’t a post written by a Disney expert. They pay other people the big bucks for that! Lol About two weeks ago, my parents took us to Disney World.  Spoiler Alert–It was sensational! (that’s why I have to share this with you all!) The kids had the best time and it really was “magical.” Initially, I was expecting a good trip, but mostly an exhausting or “heavy” parenting experience. I figured the kids would like it, but us as the parents … Continue Reading »

What’s Been Cookin’…Healthy Lifestyle Changes

This post piggybacks on Liz’s last post a little bit. In October, I wrote a post about me being a little bit of an emotional mess when my husband was deployed and how caring for a toddler and newborn drained me.  It took until Nora was 16 weeks old for her to get out of her colic phase. When that happened I had all the praise hands! Anyways, I tried to give myself a lot of GRACE and just make it through. But when that … Continue Reading »

What’s Been Cookin’ Part 3

Round 3 of What’s Cookin’ is here! I’m trying something a little different to help meal plan during this season of life, and I love that as our days change, our meal plans and organizing can and will too. What I’ve been doing lately is actually pretty basic, but efficient and handy. After trying Prep Dish (see previous post), I really liked the idea of having my meals planned and prepped for the whole week. Last year, that plan worked great, especially since David … Continue Reading »

A few Friday thoughts

This week my daughter came home with her weekly homework folder and the new assignment to complete an Acts of Kindness calendar. Each day she is supposed to choose one act of kindness and log what she did on her calendar. She was given a list of 100 different kid ideas ranging from: holding the door open for someone, picking up litter, telling a joke, or volunteering in a soup kitchen. At first, I thought this “homework” was a little odd. Definitely different from … Continue Reading »

Favorite Baby Essentials

Well it’s only taken me a month to write this post, but I got it done LOL! So with our second daughter born a few months ago, we pretty much had everything we needed in terms of baby gear. I got a few little extras (like a double stroller!) but other than that we were good to go! I thought I would share some of my favorite everyday items that you definitely don’t have to have, but sure do make life a whole … Continue Reading »

December Favorites

Its been a while since I’ve posted about the things I’ve been loving, and it seems like there are so many things lately–so here’s a long over due favorite things post!  Christmas Advent Devotional-So we are only 3 days into this Christmas devotional and I’ll be beyond impressed if we can do this everyday, or make it past day 7–but so far my kids are really liking it. The introduction is written so beautifully and also comically for parents. It’s a gentle reminder … Continue Reading »

Its the little things, really.

I love this time of year. With back to back holidays approaching, time with family and friends and lots of traditions to be had—it’s an exciting time! With all the preparation and things to look forward to though, I’ve noticed lately a trend about myself. What I’m learning is that I do a really good job of “holding my breath” in a sense. Making it to the next “big event” in life. Anyone else feel like this? Just make it to vacation next … Continue Reading »

Living in Love

Is anyone else a little speechless with everything that’s been going on the last few weeks? It’s hard to post about the silly or simple things when we live in a world that often times is dark and weary.  I’m not an expert on politics or solving the world’s problems, but what I’ve been thinking of during the last few weeks is how precious life really is and how I can make my mark. Making a conscience decision about how to live my life–in … Continue Reading »

Recipes To Try This Fall

It’s time to bust out the crock pot and soup recipes, because it’s finally feeling like Fall around here! I’ve been on a huge Pinterest kick the last few weeks–going back and making old recipes I love along with trying new ones that look easy and delicious. I usually try to find recipes that don’t require a crazy amount of prep time and can either cook all day in a crock pot or come together within 20 minutes in a pot. Check them out … Continue Reading »

Updated! {Ready, Set, Potty Train}

Ya’ll! I think we did it! I think we have reached the end of an era! The diaper days are behind us (except for nap-time/nighttime)–and it feels like a freedom I can’t explain! Now that this transition has happened 3 separate times with our girls, I can 100% say that I believe in the potty-training method we used to get the job done. (See my previous post below for the details!!) With our youngest, Libbey–who if you know her, is fierce, determined and … Continue Reading »