Shiny, Clean Car: My Biggest Challenge Yet

Just like the beloved Daniel Tiger sings, "There are lots and lots of feelings, And we can feel them all." In this case, those feelings have most recently been about car buying. Feelings like, EXCITED: I get to get a new car! I cannot wait to get a new car! STRESSED: Which one should I pick? … Continue reading Shiny, Clean Car: My Biggest Challenge Yet

Celebrating the Flowers in our Lives

It seems like just about every conversation I start with friends, family, coworkers and clients as of late begins the same way, "I am just so busy (or stressed or swamped)!" I am 100% a contributor to the vocalized stress conversations. But it seems like everyone I know is stuck in this rut of running … Continue reading Celebrating the Flowers in our Lives

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

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

Operation Organization

I call this an Operation because it really is with me. I am Type-A, there's no doubt about that. But my organization is not the clean, put together type. I think you can call it... organized chaos, really. I've always been the type of person that never stops moving. But that doesn't mean I really get things … Continue reading Operation Organization