• Life,  Parenthood

    Dear Sweet Little Rainbow Baby,

    Dear sweet little rainbow baby, We planned for you, and waited for you, and now that you’re well on your way here, there are a few things I need you to know… First of all, and this ones important, I love you. That may seem like a silly thing to say, I’m your mother, of course I love you… But I know I’ve been a little disconnected, and I need you to know…

  • Life,  Parenthood

    Baby #2 on Board!

    Yep, you read it right! Our sweet little rainbow baby is due to make their appearance February 4th, 2020, and we could not be more excited<3 If you actually follow the blog you have probably noticed I have been completely MIA all summer. Except for the occasional Instagram post or Facebook story, I haven’t really been keeping anyone in the loop. Between house shopping, house buying, baby growing, and soaking up our summer,…

  • Recipes

    Simple Lentil Tacos – Meatless Taco Tuesday

    This post may contain affiliate links.  Please read my Disclaimer for more info. Seriously guys, if you’re looking for more meatless options, this one is a winner. Lentil tacos are now life. As someone who has a take it or leave it attitude towards most meat, I have been on board the “Meatless Monday” train since before I even knew it was a thing. Not only is it good for the environment as well as your wallet, but there is a whole host of…

  • Life

    How I started a blog: 5 simple steps

    This post contains affiliate links. Please read my Disclaimer for more info:) Welcome future bloggers! I’m glad you could join us:) So you’re thinking of starting a blog? Well, I think that’s a really great idea. Blogging can be such an amazing way to express yourself, such a great creative outlet. It has given me confidence and validation in my role as a stay at home mom, it’s the perfect “me time”, and the perfect…

  • Life

    This is 30.

    This is it, the death of my 20s. The end of an era. I’m not sure how in the world it happened so quickly, but somehow another decade has passed. I am officially the big bad dirty 30, and honestly, I could not be more content with it. I feel excited and invigorated and hopeful. I’ve always been told that your 30s are your best years, and I can totally see that. I…

  • Parenthood

    I am one lucky stay at home mama, but luck has nothing to do with it.

    “Oh you’re so lucky to be a stay at home mom.” “I’m so jealous!” “I would give anything to stay home.” I hear them all the time, and normally I just smile softly and nod my head in agreement. Because yes, I am so lucky and I am so blessed. But once in awhile, normally after a few rough nights of sleep or a particularly hard day of butting heads with a toddler,…

  • Life

    Simple swaps for a more ecofriendly home.

    “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children” – Native American Proverb This post contains affiliate links. Please read my Disclaimer for more info:) About a year ago I began my journey towards more green and simple living. I started researching small ways I could reduce our waste, specifically plastics, and start my family on the path towards being more kind to our planet. In honor of Earth…

  • Life,  Parenthood

    My Blighted Ovum Miscarriage Part 2

    As it turns out, writing the second half of our journey through miscarriage, did not come as easily as the first. I’ve started and restarted this post more than a handful of times, and it just never felt right. It’s hard to figure out which direction to go in, and even harder to draw the line between too much information and not enough. But here we are, and I think I’m finally at…

  • Life

    An update on our beautifully mediocre life.

    Hello to all of our Beautifully Mediocre friends and followers! I have been slacking, and for that I’m sorry. My mind has been elsewhere and blogging just hasn’t quite fit into our schedule lately. I feel like I’m running around like a chicken with my head cut off. I have been so busy house hunting, spring cleaning, bachelorette party planning, and dog poop scooping… so much dog poop… yay springtime! And to top…

  • Life

    Dear Grandpa, I miss you a little extra on your birthday.

    Happy birthday, grandpa. I wish I could say that in person. I wish I could give you a hug, kiss that bald head of yours, and watch your eyes smile like they always did. You were our rock. You were our jokester. You were the storyteller, the voice of reason, the racecar driver, the hook baiter, the boat driver, the donut getter. You were grandpa, and there was no one cooler than grandpa.…