• 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.…

  • Furry Family Members

    10 Must-Haves for Your Canine Companion.

    What a wonderful place the world would be if we all had the heart of a dog<3 This post contains affiliate links. Please read my Disclaimer for more info:) We are blessed with four fur babies, our children before we had a child. If you’ve got fur children of your own, then you know, you always want whats best for them. But what is best for them? It can be hard to navigate the hundreds…

  • Life

    It’s been two years since my husband lost his person.

    Two years ago I lost a dear friend. Two years ago a family lost their brother, son, uncle, nephew. Two years ago the world lost a soul so bright and full of life, that it dimmed the sun for awhile. Two years ago my husband lost his person. You know what I mean? One of those people whose existence is so instrumental to who you are as a person, that there isn’t really…

  • Life,  Parenthood

    Why you should get yourself a planner.

    This post contains affiliate links. Please read my Disclaimer for more info:) I need some structure. I enjoy having a to-do list. My toddler, my pets, my husband, my house, just run more smoothly on a schedule. I have officially been back at it as a stay at home mama for almost a month. It’s been amazing, and stressful, and a little isolating, but we’re finding our groove. Surprisingly, one of the biggest struggles so…