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Rest. Motherhood. These things typically do NOT go hand in hand. As a mother of four little ladies, I can speak to long days but short years full of diaper changes, crayon wrapper bits on the floor as far as the eye can see, perpetual schlepping to and then fro and then to once more, […]
Oh man, the crazy, happy swirl of Christmas can really start to make things spiral out of control when it comes to gifting….and for us, that was especially the case when it came to our kiddos a few years ago. I mean, we love them and WANT them to be so excited and feel cherished, […]
Hey, friends! We just returned from a truly magical trip to Big Cedar Lodge in Branson, MO with my family, and we got alllll the good Christmas vibes in the process! Here’s a little glimpse of our trip and what you can do when you visit Big Cedar Lodge with your own fam! Thank you […]
(*This post is sponsored by The Company Store – thank you for supporting the brands that help support this blog!) Hey friends! So excited to get the opportunity to team up with The Company Store for National Family Pajama Night! The fam and I loved that for every purchase of family PJ’s, The Company Store […]
Hey friends! Okay, by popular demand, here’s a little update on how life has been about a month after adding a sweet, snuggly Harvey (4 months old currently) to the mix, plus I’ll try to answer a few frequently asked questions, too! But first….AWWWWW!!!! Okay, that’s out of my system. 😉 What breed is Harvey? […]
(Some affiliate links used in post.) Hey friends! You asked, so here it is…a Madewell bag-off, if you will! (This post is NOT sponsored, FYI…I just love these things, ha! 😉) Over the last six-ish years, I’ve either saved my pennies and collected or been hubby-gifted for birthday or anniversary this line of bags from […]
Hey buddies! Thought it would be fun to pull together some looks for a fall capsule wardrobe refresh, and you can use these tips and tricks whether you are shopping your own closet or looking for new, fun, fresh pieces to add to your wardrobe this season! All sizing and links are below each photo, […]
Our family embarked on a new little adventure together recently: opening a vintage booth at one of our favorite (and most frequented) local antique shops in Claremore, OK! This is something I’ve dreamed of trying for quite some time, and I’m interested to see how this pans out! It’s no secret that this gal has […]
Howdy pals! Once a month or so, I like to find time to drive over to our Trader Joe’s and stock up on some of our favorites…wanna see what we love?! Two of my girlies have Celiac disease, so I appreciate the many gluten free options at this yummy shop, too! (NOTE: I make substitutions […]
1 – When I was a little girl, my life’s dream was to work at Pizza Hut so that I could give my mom free pizzas for the rest of her life. Instead, I gave her four granddaughters and all kinds of extra home decor. Samesies. 😉 Oh, and I also wanted to grow up […]