• 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 that it has nothing to do with you. It is simply my way of protecting my fearful mama heart. You see, you aren’t my first baby. You’ve got an older sibling that fills up a huge part of who I am. I…

  • 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, I accidentally let myself forget how much I love blogging. I got swept up in trying to fit in as much as I could each day, and in doing so, I forgot to add in a little me time. But no worries,…

  • 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 health benefits to cutting out a little meat from your diet and throwing in a little more veg! If you’re looking for more yummy veg filled recipes check out: My Roasted Butternut Squash Soup & Hearty Veggie Chili Since realizing I lean…

  • 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 side hustle. But, even though I think it’s a really great idea, I also think you’re probably ridiculously overwhelmed. I know I was. I watched probably thirty YouTube videos and read just about every blog post I could find explaining the ins…

  • 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 can’t wait to grow my little family by a few more kids, buy a house we can turn into a home, grow my own food, raise my babies, and hang out with my seriously amazing husband. This is what you work for.…

  • 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, those simple statements get to me a little. I read into them a little more than I should. And I know people mean well, they really do. They aren’t trying to make me bite my tongue, they are just stating the truth.…

  • 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 Day this week, I have decided to share the simple changes I have made to make my household a little more ecofriendly. Because we have to. Somethings got to give. We’ve all seem them, the heart wrenching photos and videos of wildlife…

  • 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 peace with how it turned out. If you haven’t read My Blighted Ovum Miscarriage Part 1, feel free to take a look into the beginning of our story. If you have stumbled across this post while frantically googling your sweet little heart…

  • 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 it all off, Everest has had a fever for 2 days now and just wants all the mommy snuggles, which I am totally ok with. But with sick babes, comes minimal sleep. And with minimal sleep, comes a whole schedule thrown outta…

  • 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. You are where all of our stories started. Today would be your 83rd birthday. And I would give just about anything to make you a ridiculous cake. Piled high with 83 candles and posing a serious fire hazard, in true grandpa’s birthday…