Envisioning my Dream Home: Wishlisting

When I started this blog, we had just bought our first home. We were renovating where we could (read: we are terrible handy folks so our DIY projects were primarily painting projects). Since that time, I had another baby, I started/closed my own tee shop and fell back in love with working on my personal … Continue reading Envisioning my Dream Home: Wishlisting

Little Collins is S • I • X MONTHS!

I remember it like yesterday: sitting in the car on the way to a team birthday lunch for my colleague and I and having tighter than usual Braxton Hicks contractions. I remember thinking, "This one hurt a little bit more than usual, but this stubborn little lady isn't going to come soon. I just know it." … Continue reading Little Collins is S • I • X MONTHS!

May Flowers and Special Mamas

It's true, Spring is here and despite some random hiccups in the weather, flowers are starting to bloom and the sun is starting to linger a little longer. In speaking of May flowers, Mother's Day is also around the corner. Yes, I am a mother and I wouldn't hate a pretty bouquet and breakfast on … Continue reading May Flowers and Special Mamas

I’ve Lost My Mind: Brain Exercises

CRS. It's a syndrome almost all adults experience. It's a worldwide phenomenon and yet no one seems to be talking about it. What is it? It's that moment when you enter a room and immediately forget why you were in the first place, which can make things reaaaaaal weird. Or when you stutter out a phrase … Continue reading I’ve Lost My Mind: Brain Exercises

Baby Steps: Capturing Better Quality Photos

Call me old school, but there is just something special about a printed photo. Growing up I was always picking up a disposable camera, snapping photos of my life and asking to print off my film at the local Wal-mart or Walgreens. I have tons and tons of photos from my childhood that I often … Continue reading Baby Steps: Capturing Better Quality Photos

Crazy Person: My “Keep Your Sanity” List

Parenting is a gift. I prayed and prayed for my girls and take immense joy in the fact that I have two beautiful, healthy girls to love on every minute of every day that I'm able. I understand that not everyone has the opportunity to be a Mom or a Dad and I don't take that … Continue reading Crazy Person: My “Keep Your Sanity” List

Spring Cleaning 2018: The Purge

I am an extremely sentimental person. For as long as I can remember, I would hold onto little notes my Mom would put in my lunch, birthday cards from family members, drawings friends made me, and so on and so on. Eventually, this transitioned into clothes that I was gifted (but maybe would wear once … Continue reading Spring Cleaning 2018: The Purge

Loving All Moms: Stay-at-Home and Working

You cannot join a single Mommy Group page without at least two to three instances a day (and sometimes an hour) of mommy-bashing in relation to this singular topic: to work or to stay home. I often find myself pitying the poor Moms who are simply reaching out for advice on this topic, only to … Continue reading Loving All Moms: Stay-at-Home and Working

Killer Workouts for the Busy Folks

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

My Favorite Hair Tutorials for Novices

Styling hair and applying makeup are two things I've been interested in for a long... long time. At times I'm actually surprised I didn't go into cosmetology. I've styled my friends' and sister's hair and makeup for many school dances. I applied makeup for my Mom, sister and I for both my wedding and my … Continue reading My Favorite Hair Tutorials for Novices