Colorful Plastic Balls


I'm unfashionably late for a post on Easter... But here it goes. Mabel's sweet little Easter basket.  I figured it was perfectly put together and we didn't go overboard (I'll admit I'm a tad surprised at the overload of toys I've seen on other photos I've seen but to each there own on how they celebrate Easter). Everything was caught on tape by my husband, I just wish I would have captured the look on Mabel's face when she saw the basket … Read More →

Mabel’s Sunday Adventure

Through The Eyes of a Toddler

This past weekend was spent fixing a few things up around the house. And Mabel made sure to oversee it all.  She's a little taskmaster... Nothing means business like a big hair-bow and some Toms shoes, lol!  Honestly, I think she was puzzled as to why Grandpa and Daddy were messing with lights on the outside of the house. The old ones that were on the house when we bought it were a … Read More →

Sophie La Girafe Now Has Board Books + Giveaway

sophie board books and giveaway

If you all remember, Sophie la girafe was a major life saver in our home when Mabel was little!  She helped get Mabel through teething and was just an adorable toy.  I recently learned Sophie is now featured in a series of board books and maybe it's the nostalgia of remembering when Mabel was itty bitty with Sophie, but I'm really thrilled about these books! Welcome to the Sophie la giraffe … Read More →

Let’s Talk Potty Training and Bums!

Potty Training

I want to thank Cottonelle for sponsoring today's post!  As always, my opinions and thoughts are 100% my own. Let's talk about bums...there I said it!  (but seriously...think about joining the convo here) The time has come: dun, dun, dunnnnnn...potty training!  We've been low key and keeping it simple with Mabel.  I personally don't see any point in rushing it:  when a kiddo is ready, they'll … Read More →

It’s Been Three Years

USAFA Air Force Academy Chapel Wedding

It's been three years since I married this wonderful man. And of course what better excuse do I have to look through all of our wedding photos than on our anniversary? It also gives me time to reflect on everything that led up to our marriage and everything that's happened to make our marriage what it is today (I tried not to get all sappy on you guys!): I'm thankful I took the … Read More →

Step2′s Great Outdoors Playhouse

Step2 Great Outdoors Playhouse

I am a Step2 Ambassador and am partnering with Step2 for the following review.  I received a product in exchange for my review and honest opinion. :) A gorgeous day outside yesterday was the perfect opportunity to introduce Little Miss Mabel to her brand new playhouse! Take a look at her reaction here: We had put together the house the night before and it was pretty easy but I recommend … Read More →

Project Life: Week 4

Project Life: Week 4 - Left Side. Black and White by

With all the chaos of trying to get our house ready to put on the market (are you getting tired of me talking about that yet?!) I was able to find a few minutes to finish up Week 4 of my Project Life. Since I'm so far behind, I've decided to try to keep most of my layouts as simple as possible.  I still tend to over think things but layouts are getting a little easier for me. Here is the … Read More →

Trash Bags and Paint Brushes

Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful - William Morris

It's been about a week now since we got PCS orders to move and I just have a feeling that these next three months are going to fly by.  As excited as I am to start fresh in a new town, there is a lot of work left to do here before we can leave. If we were moving and didn't have to worry about selling our house, it would be a piece of cake.  But we chose to buy here in Delaware so it's a tad … Read More →

March Madness Step2 Giveaway


It's that time of the year again when the college sports world truly is madness.  To celebrate, Step2 is giving away basketball hoops to 3 lucky readers! Winners will have their choice of selecting the Shootin' Hoops Pro Basketball Set, Shootin' Hoops Junior Basketball Set, or the Floor to Door Basketball.  Pretty sweet, huh?! As a Step2 Ambassador, we had a chance to test out the Floor … Read More →

We Got Orders!

bathroom painting

Well I guess 'we' didn't get orders but my husband did.  So it's official...we're moving in July! And I tell you I have been through the emotional gamut over the past 24 hours.  We got a base that wasn't on our list so I'm not going to lie...was slightly upset.  But after some wise words from a friend (Haley, I really appreciate it!) I realized no matter what base you go to, it's what you make … Read More →

What’s on My Kindle

What's On My Kindle - Ideas of Books and Instant Video to Watch ||

I'm addicted to books...but lately I haven't been able to read as much as I've wanted to so I have a little collection of books on my Kindle that I'll hopefully be able to read in the near future.  This is what's currently in my queue: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins - This is the 3rd book in The Hunger Game Series!  I had made it about a third of the way through and then got distracted.  So … Read More →