Believe it or not, there once was a time when I was ripped. I know that sounds braggadocious, but I mean... I feel proud to say that because I worked really freaking hard for it. From 2009-2014, I took (and eventually led) an amazing outdoor boot camp class by Shark Fitness. (If you are from the Saint … Continue reading Killer Workouts for the Busy Folks
One of the most special days of the holiday season is when I get to break out my three huge Tupperware containers stocked with holiday and seasonal decor. (Note, that does not include my two separate containers filled with ornaments, all of which must make it onto one of my two trees. Check out the … Continue reading Home for the Holidays: Save vs. Splurge on Décor and Entertaining
Every year I have the same conversation over... and over... and over with my husband (and Dad... and brother-in-laws... and father-in-law...): "Christmas is nearing. Is there anything you've had your eye on this year?" "Nope." "Really? Not a single thing?" "No. I'm good." "Seriously, just one idea?" "Let me think on it." (Also known as, … Continue reading I don’t need anything: Gifts for the men in your life
In continuation of our Christmas gift-giving theme, I want to share some inspiration for gifting the littles in your life. (Did you miss our last post on gifts for HER, if so, you'll want to check it out.) The look of excitement on your child(ren)'s face(s) on Christmas morning is something that simply cannot be … Continue reading Christmas with Littles: Santa’s Gift Ideas for Infants/Toddlers
Every year at this time I drive my husband insane. I've already admitted that I tend to find periods of time to play my Christmas Classics throughout the year, but come November 1 it's a regular occurrence. I consider myself a planner–that's also no secret. So with my birthday in October, I've had my eye … Continue reading Have You Been Nice? Santa’s Gift Guide for the Ladies
My baby turned two this past weekend. I reiterate. TWO. Two whole years have moved quicker than any other year(s) of my life.* Maybe it's the hormones or maybe it's just a reality of parenthood, but a little piece of me just hasn't been able to move on from the heartbreak reality that your children … Continue reading The Terrible (and Wonderful) Twos
I've been on a kick lately about freshening up our space. It started with a simple paint job to the top of our half-wall (dividing the living room and the kitchen) from '90s oak to white. This weekend, I got a hair up my bum (erm) and decided it was time to take that kitchen … Continue reading Hello, White!
I'm a planner. I plan everything. I plan my birthday. I plan C.D.'s birthday. I plan Evvie's birthday. I plan my family get-togethers, big or small. I plan gifts for folks months in advance. I (selfishly) send out my Christmas Wish List before my own birthday in October. So naturally... with nesting on my mind... … Continue reading Evvie’s Going Big: Bigger Room at Least
When I was pregnant with Evvie, we were living in Houston. If you think it gets warm in Houston, you're mistaken. It doesn't just get warm, it gets MUGGY. So here I was, an ever-growing preggo lady trying to stay healthy and active in a city that wouldn't drop beneath 80º, even overnight, … Continue reading Maternity Style in a Hot Summer
May 30th was seriously my last post? Ugh, that's embarrassing. As someone who made a commitment to keeping this blog alive and well and well... interesting... I've certainly been failing at that. So let me do a quick type and dump to share what's been going on since I last whined about my constant hunger. … Continue reading Well, that was one heck of an April!