My Baby Essentials: 3-6 Months

Remember that time I shared with you all my favorite baby items from Emma’s first 3 months? Now that she’s hit the 6 month mark, I thought I’d come back and share with you what we loved during her second 3 months. 1. Sleep Sacks – We stopped swaddling Emma at about 4 months. She’s … Read More

Lavender Vanilla Shortbread Cookies

A couple years ago, I coworker brought in some cookies that his wife had made. They were shortbread cookies made with lavender. And they were divine! I swear I ate a dozen of them! Since then, I’ve had it in the back of my mind to try and make my own sometime. Well a couple … Read More

Bringing Home Baby: Tips & Tricks for 0-3 Months

When I first found out I was pregnant, I spent a LOT of time reading anything I could find on how to raise a baby. I know, I know. Everyone said that it’ll all come naturally (true). I would be fine (true, again). I would figure it out (also true). The thing is, I have … Read More

Emma: 3 Months

Guess who turned 3 months old? Where has the time gone?? It seems like just yesterday I was bringing this teeny tiny little baby home from the hospital. Now she’s twice as big and turning into such a big girl! It’s truly amazing to watch her grow and learn and accomplish new things. At the … Read More

Happy Mail: Sunshine in a Box

Last year, I made a New Years Resolution to be a better friend. It’s easy to get caught up in our day-to-day routine and forget about those people we care about most. There’s dishes to do. Laundry to wash. Errands to run. Projects to tackle. It’s a lot. And relationships are easy to get lost … Read More

Coral Painted Dresser

I’m gonna let you in on a not so little secret. I’m cheap. That’s a large part of why I DIY. Why buy it (or pay someone to do it), when I can make/do it myself for less. I work hard for my money, so I have a hard time justifying spending a large amount … Read More

My Baby Essentials: 0-3 Months

Have you ever walked into a baby store and about had a panic attack? I have. I stopped in one day early in my pregnancy, just to look, and was so overwhelmed with all the multitudes of toys, blankets, bedding, etc. that I practically ran out of there after just a few short minutes. “Do … Read More

Welcoming Emma: A Birth Story

It’s been almost 3 months now since Emma made her grand entrance and stole our hearts. And because it’s pretty much the biggest accomplishment of my life, I thought I’d document it forever on this great expanse, called the internet. These details aren’t going to remember themselves, so it’s time to put pen to paper … Read More

So, I Painted My Doors Black

Have you ever had one of those ideas that everyone else thought was crazy? You know, something like – “I’m gonna paint the dresser bright yellow and put it into the living room” “Can I paint the office ‘Teal’?” “I’m makeĀ felt taxidermy heads for the nursery” “I think I’m going to paint a herringbone pattern … Read More

DIY Patio Table

One of the features that sold hubby and I on this house was the GIANT backyard. Plenty of space to entertain our friends and family. Coming from a small house with a tiny back patio (not a backyard), our furnishings for the space were rather sparse. Slowly, over the last 3 years, we’ve managed to … Read More