• 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…

  • Life,  Parenthood

    Dear Beautifully Mediocre Body,

    Dear Beautifully Mediocre Body, I need to start off by saying, I’m sorry. I’m sorry for being such a hater lately, I’m just in one of those slumps. One of those slumps where I just don’t feel comfortable in you, in my own skin. I’ve gained back a majority of the weight we lost for the wedding and am just feeling very meh. It’s not your fault though. You don’t decide what I…

  • Parenthood

    Our toddlers favorite Melissa and Doug toys.

    This post contains affiliate links. Please read my Disclaimer for more info:) I’m sure you’ve seen the Melissa and Doug section at your local Walmart or Target, always filled with adorable wooden toys, making you feel all nostalgic. There is just something so cool about simple wood toys, or is that just me? I love that their products don’t take a million batteries and aren’t built with a thousand tiny plastic parts to break. Every…

  • Life

    Happy birthday Hubby<3 My thoughts about continuing to grow as a couple.

    If you know us well, you know I am actually older than Nick, and even though the age gap is only 10 months, I never let him forget it;) I take every opportunity I can to remind him, I was an 80s baby, while he is just a youngster born in the 90s. As we get older, birthdays become less and less about gifts and celebration, and more and more about reflection. About…

  • Life

    #letsgetlexitocollege

    The post I’m writing today is a little different than normal, so hang tight. Probably a little unorthodox… probably going to pull the haters out from wherever they’ve been hiding. But, I’m hoping that instead of hating, we can band together over something joyous, instead of waiting until a time of tragedy to help one another out. I’m hoping everyone with a baby sister of their own can relate to the lengths you…

  • Life

    A Beautifully Mediocre Mamas 8 Kitchen Essentials.

    This post contains affiliate links. Please read my Disclaimer for more info:) If your house is anything like mine, the kitchen is where everything goes down. The cooking, crying, meltdowns, bill paying, hotwheel car racing, important life changing conversations, anything and everything happens in the kitchen. I feel like I spend a majority of my time there and I’m ok with it, I feel content. It’s where I enjoy my coffee in the…

  • Life

    Going back to stay at home mama is so bittersweet.

    Well guys, I did it. After many late night conversations, lots of time spent calculating childcare costs vs take home pay, and even some tears, hubby and I have decided the best decision for us right now is for me to stop working. So I did it, I quit my job. And as my last shift creeps up on me, its surprisingly stirring up more emotions that I thought it would. Turns out,…

  • Recipes

    Banana Bread Using Frozen Bananas

    This post contains affiliate links. Please read my Disclaimer for more info:) If you’re anything like me, you always buy too many bananas. Like why am I such a bad judge of my family’s banana consumption on a weekly basis? It never fails that at least one or two will turn brown over night and then, god forbid, I try to feed them to anyone. Myself, I don’t mind them a little overripe, nice and…

  • Parenthood

    5 items that made the cut from baby to big boy.

    This post contains affiliate links. Please read my Disclaimer for more info:) There is a long list of things I would deem actual necessities when you’ve got a new baby. There is also a long list of things I would say hell no to wasting my money on the next time around. And then there are the things that are really a more bang for your buck kind of investment. Money well spent. …