Top Posts of 2016

Yesterday was the epitome of new motherhood. We spent Christmas weekend with family, traveling to and from different houses to celebrate. By the time Monday rolled around, I was exhausted and thought I was coming down with the flu. I think I was just very tired because it never turned into anything, thankfully. But I spent 2 days just resting, not doing much and not leaving the house. Then yesterday, I got up and got ready for the day. As I finished, I went to do what is always my last step of getting ready, putting on my wedding ring. Except, my ring wasn’t there.

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Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies


This will be my one Christmas themed post of the year. I think I failed on the holiday preparedness front. But in turn, I’ve had lots of baby snuggles instead.

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Inspired by…Dining Rooms

So, here I am, 6 weeks into maternity leave. I had all these grand plans to accomplish so many projects in the house while I was on leave…yep…haven’t tackled one and every day the only thing I want to accomplish is eating and taking a shower. That’s right…that little 9 lb munchkin is running the show around here. As my husband would say, “you’re only job right now is to take care of our little man”. And I get that, I really do. But for someone who was constantly busy before baby with no downtime whatsoever, it feels a little unproductive to be home all day and have my biggest accomplishment be making it to grocery store with the baby without him having a meltdown ๐Ÿ™‚ I love him to pieces but this whole newborns sleep all day thing…not our little one. He loves to shut his eyes for about 20-30 minutes, just to fake you out and make you think you can have some “me” time. Maybe one day we’ll get the napping thing down.

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DIY Blanket Ladder


Can we talk about the LIFE-CHANGING discovery I made a couple weeks ago. It was an average night, we had just eaten dinner and were sitting on the couch when the inevitable conversation came up…”Did you get anything for dessert?” my husband asks…
I hadn’t…fail.

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