Friday Five

I love my sis shirt - old navy

Last week I started Friday Five posts on the blog to help share a few small things that happened in the past week that I didn't have time to I'm trying to follow through with it.  ;) Here's this week's Friday Five: 1. -  We purchased Mabel's first sister item. 2. -  I say and type the word apparently way too much. 3. -  My latest binge watching is Big Love.  I can't get … [Read More...]

10 Thanksgiving Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Thanksgiving Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers

You all know I used to be a first grade I'm pretty big on stocking up on books for every occasion imaginable!  A bunch of these were my go to books for my class but are also perfect for toddlers and preschoolers (and of course Mabel … [Read More...]

Meaningful Within Your Means Challenge!

holidays blog

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SunTrust Bank. As always, the opinions and text are all mine. Yep, that sure is a picture of my Christmas tree...and no it's not up already. It's from a previous year...and it won't be … [Read More...]

Step2’s Spin & Go Xtreme Cruiser + Giveaway

Step2 Spin & Go Xtreme Cruiser Giveaway

Mabel and I have had a blast this past year working with Step2 as blog ambassadors and this week, I'm super thrilled to bring you yet another awesome toy innovation from them! Without further adieu, let me introduce you to Step2's Spin & Go … [Read More...]

Friday Five


Friday Five is something new I want to try out (and we all know how bad I am at keeping up with things).  I figured it would serve as a weekly post on 5 things that I didn't mention during the week...random tidbits, photos, and things I didn't get to … [Read More...]

The Munchkin LATCH Bottle

Munchkin LATCH Bottle System

The awesome people over at Munchkin found out I was pregnant and decided send me their new LATCH bottle to see what I thought.  As always, I'm very selective of companies I work with and my opinions are 100% my own! Now right off the bat, I … [Read More...]

A Realistic Toddler Room in Progress

Toddler Room Before Photo

I'm the first to admit that I love a gorgeous nursery/toddler room... I pin photos like crazy on Pinterest, I drool at photos in magazines, and dream of all the fun purchases that cost an arm and a leg in catalogs. But then reality hits.  Do … [Read More...]

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Recipe - Super easy 3 ingredient meal for the crockpot!

I've been on a slow cooker recipe binge for the past few weeks...I can't get enough of yummy meals that take hardly any work on my behalf.  Maybe I'm lazy, but honestly...who wants a meal that is a ton of work after a long busy day of work or chasing … [Read More...]

Trick or Treat!

Halloween 2014 Raggedy Ann

Boo! This was Mabel's first year of actually going door to door trick or treating...and she had a blast! If you remember, Mabel was a peacock for Halloween when she was eight months old (the cuteness kills me!) and last year we didn't go … [Read More...]

Pregnancy and Acceptance of Body Issues

23 weeksb pregnant with second child

I was 23 weeks more week closer to 40 and meeting this little lady. But one thing that I haven't really discussed is my body image during pregnancy.  For me, loving what I see is insanely difficult. Some of you are probably going … [Read More...]

Slow Cooker Apple Crisp

Slow Cooker Apple Crisp Recipe - an easy and delicious recipe perfect for fall and winter!

Last month, Hamilton Beach asked me if I'd be willing to try out their Set 'n Forget 6 Qt. Programmable Slow Cooker and share one of my favorite fall recipes.  Of course I had to accept since my last slow cooker bit the dust when our old kitchen … [Read More...]