Fall Mantel Decor

I’m working on getting better at changing / updating my decor around the house as seasons change.  I admit that I started decorating my house before Pinterest existed, 10 years ago when everything cool was beige. And I would set and forget because finding the time for changing decor is HARD, people.  I admire those […]

Time Flies on Maternity Leave

Well, I’m about up to the end of my maternity leave.  All too sudden, if you ask me! We went from largest baby bump of the year in 2013 ~ Holy guacamole was I ready to pop. To “SURPRISE” my water broke after sneezing after just getting home from the office by 20 minutes after […]

Chasing the Sun

I’m pretty sure I have a new addiction.  Sunsets and sunrises.  Ok, so not a new addiction, just something I’m realizing I’m more and more fascinated with as I’m getting older. I’m addicted to wanting to be in their gloriously beautiful presence and taking 5 minute mental vacations with them.  Letting the suns rays take […]

Confessions of a Wanna-Be Stay at Home Mom

Last week I was in recovery mode.  I took a full week off work to get through some things at home and spend time with Joel, my kiddos and my folks and turn off work for awhile. And by ‘turn off’ I mean check my work emails via phone only every other hour instead of […]

Songs as a Story

Sometimes I picture myself staring in a Ryan Reynolds romantic comedy with that perfect song coming on at that perfect moment to convey what I’m feeling into lyrical words with a catchy tune.  Except Ryan is actually Joel…and I’m super cute, funny, skinny and witty, like Isla Fisher or Sandra Bullock. I know it makes […]

Tips to Get You Feeling Better When You’re a Sickie

There is feeling sick, and there is sick of being sick.  I’ve reached the sick of being sick stage.  I’m all for laying in bed and recuperating, but a girl can only do so much of that!  Once I could lift my head up off the pillows (about 2.5 days into lifelessness), I started compiling […]

Be Good Jar

Truth be told, I’ve been having a little trouble corralling the kiddos lately. Partly because they are 4.5 and 2 years old, and partly because I’ve need to search for my own patience and maybe look at the way I’m communicating (or not) with them. And mostly because I seem to always be in a […]


When Joel asked me if I wanted to go ‘halves’ on a bushel of fresh roasted green chiles with his mom this past weekend, I didn’t think twice. Heck yes, I do!  Fresh is waaaaaaay better than canned, hands down! We drove out to meet her at Palombo’s Roadside Market in Brighton to see what […]

Mom, I Just Love that Trailer

We’re finally dusting off the cobwebs and getting the camper ready for the summer.  So much for good intentions of taking the boys camping every weekend this summer.  In that department, we get a fail. We don’t actually have a car with an engine large enough to safely haul this baby We’ve been working our […]

Marble Magnets

I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am that I took on a DIY craft and actually finished it.  Yes, that’s right folks.  I went to the craft store and made something with my own two hands! Not just one something, 50 little somethings that I decided to use as baby shower […]