Holiday Hot Chocolate Bar: Happy Halloween!

Holiday Hot Chocolate Bar: Happy Halloween!

Hello there! Happy Halloween! There is a chill in the air, an overcast sky and leaves on the ground! Halloween is here and somehow November has arrived! Does anyone else swear last weekend was just Labor Day?! Where does the time go?! I just wanted to pop on quickly today… (baby on my lap so […]

Recipe For Balance

Recipe For Balance

It’s been eight weeks now since we welcomed our new little one. While part of me is excited to be working more again, the other part of me says to take it slow and continue enjoying these lazy summer days while they’re here. I yearn for more mornings in my recliner, snuggling with both of my […]

Life Lately: It’s A Boy!

Life Lately: It’s A Boy!

We welcomed a baby boy on June 7th! Meet Roric Daniel. He was 7 lbs 6 oz and 20.5” – a complete bundle of joy with plenty of dark hair! He looks quite a bit like big brother but still has features all his own. We are in love and I could stare at him […]

Counting Down The Days & Cherishing Little Moments

Counting Down The Days & Cherishing Little Moments

Here we are just counting down the days. I’m still not convinced this baby is going to wait until June 9th to make his/her appearance. But then again, maybe that’s just a pregnant-crabby-waddling-mom-of-a-toddler talking. I’m more than ready! I still have a “list” of items I would have like to accomplish in business before baby […]

Life Lately: Back On Track

Life Lately: Back On Track

I’m writing this as I sit at my son’s kitchen play set watching Curious George. This tiny chair sits about eight inches off the floor, and let me tell you, it’s getting harder and harder for this pregnant mama to get back up! But he asked me to sit with him this morning and have […]

Mom, You’re Not Failing

Mom, You’re Not Failing

On the day I became a mother, I not only gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, I birthed a monster of an emotion best known as GUILT. We all want to be great moms and give our children the very best of ourselves. Unfortunately, at some point we end up feeling some FAILURE along the way. I’ve been […]

A Surrogate For Heaven: Miscarriage Healing

A Surrogate For Heaven: Miscarriage Healing

I still have to take a deep breath before talking about this. We had begun to tell family and friends. We had already made plans, envisioned a future, and dreamt about our new adventures as a family of four. Last week, in what would have been my 12th week of pregnancy, we lost the baby. I […]

Ren’s First Birthday Party & Campout Camo Cake!

Ren’s First Birthday Party & Campout Camo Cake!

I wanted to share a few photos from Ren’s birthday party. He had such a good time! We kept the party small (if that’s possible with the size of our family), inviting immediate family and a few close friends. It was just right! I had TONS of decoration and activity ideas in my head for his […]

Ren’s First Birthday

Ren’s First Birthday

Last night it occurred to me that we were doing about the same thing a year ago as we settled in on the couch to watch a Royal’s game. Another win but nothing like the five hour wild card game last year! Dan and I were watching from my parent’s house last summer (because of our home […]

Recycled Toy Crafts For Toddlers

Recycled Toy Crafts For Toddlers

So much about these recent mornings in the farmhouse have been bringing back childhood memories of summertime at my grandma’s house. The mornings are cool and quiet with the windows open to a crisp morning breeze as the birds sing and fresh coffee brews in the kitchen. Our airy house just takes me back. At […]