DIY Classy Winter Centerpiece 

The first day of winter is just over two weeks away. That means, 2017 will officially begin in 26 days. I’m in shock, but entirely ready to see where this next year will take me and my family.

While my neighbors are hoisting out their inflatable snowmen, I’m still in awe of the extremely comfortable weather we’re experiencing Continue reading “DIY Classy Winter Centerpiece “


My Tots Teach Me Love

Another week is coming to an end… FRIYAY is here and I couldn’t be more pleased. Hubby doesn’t have a heavy work load heading into the weekend and a ‘after Thanksgiving turkey’ is calling my name. Well– first it’s calling to be injected, rubbed, glazed, and basted. Nevertheless, tomorrow there will be a feast. Continue reading “My Tots Teach Me Love”

Honesty About My Anxiety & Panic Attacks

That moment when all your muscles seize and your brain goes numb. Your lungs don’t seem to work on their own so you’re gasping for air. Continue reading “Honesty About My Anxiety & Panic Attacks”

A Nod to Audrey

Monday morning has rolled around again and we are all heading back into the undertow. Fortunately, only a few days of hard work are required due to the Thanksgiving holiday and I couldn’t be more grateful. Continue reading “A Nod to Audrey”

Life & Family Update

If my daughter currently drawing all over her freshly bathed body isn’t a sign of the kind of week I’ve had, then I don’t know what is. (But, independent playtime is good, right?) Truly, I was ready to sleep through the rest of the week by Tuesday afternoon. Continue reading “Life & Family Update”

Crushing On | Velvet


I don’t know about you, but we are finally seeing some temperatures that may even qualify as chilly! Quite a feat considering how warm it’s been over the last couple of months. Halfway through November and last week we were still seeing the 70’s! So, the more gentle change has been welcome.

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Book Review | “After You” by Jojo Moyes

WARNING: Possible “Me Before You” spoilers ahead.

I’m a little slow on the draw by reviewing this book so long after the hype of its predecessor, “Me Before You” (movie adaptation released in June 2016), has died down. However, if you’re a mom, it’s the hardest thing in the world to find the time to sit down and focus on much else than a grocery list. And, to be honest, I have a hard enough time with that.

A love of reading is something that just came naturally to me since childhood. I really, truly enjoy it. Funnily enough, it’s despite the fact that both of my parents dislike sitting down with even a 16 page magazine. Three pages in and sleep usually overtakes them. But, enough about that… Let’s dig into this book!


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