Hi friends and happy Friday! I’m finally feeling like I’m getting my back-to-school groove on now that we finished Week #2! Last Sunday night, I made myself a schedule for the whole week and it really helped keep me on track. I shared on Stories and got lots of requests for more about that, so I’ll share on Monday with a free printable you can customize for yourself!View Post
This & That
These random posts where I share tidbits from my life lately have become some of my favorite posts to share with you. Consider it our relaxed ‘girl talk’ and get cozy because there’s lots of goodness and useful tips packed in here!
Yesterday was a good one! I got lots of those do-to’s done, including finally arranging for the wallpaper to get hung in James’ room! The installer is coming today! We just might get his room finished in time for him to head back to school!
If you’re new to my blog, I like to do a monthly recap where we catch up on the latest posts in case you missed any. I know we’re all busy, so when you choose to spend part of your day here, I really appreciate it! You can subscribe to my blog here.View Post
Hi friends and welcome back! I hope y’all had a great, relaxing weekend! Ours went to0 fast, how is it Monday already?! I’m super excited about what’s in store this week though because on Friday, when the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to everyone, Ali-Shaun will be joining us and sharing her picks from the Sale! And, Amazon Prime Day 2018 is here!!
On the home front, if I’m lucky, we’ll be photographing our master bedroom to bring you the final reveal with all the details and maybe getting James wallpaper hung!
Today, I have tons of things to chat with you about so get cozy!View Post
Hi friends! I swear all day yesterday, I kept thinking it was Wednesday. Which is actually a nice surprise for today, because in my head it should be Thursday- but it’s actually Friday!!!! I’m feeling like a trip to the pool is in order today if I can draaagggg my son there. It’s that dang Fortnite, I tell ya!
Are your kids/boyfriend/hubby?? into that game?! We have Summer screen time rules, but he still just wants to play all day long!View Post
Good morning friends! We’re already midweek through the first week of summer and into Day 3 of the #HWHFitnessChallenge. Nearly 1,300 of you have joined! That makes me seriously so happy! Keep logging your workouts daily. By the end of this week, you will feel amazing for having exercised everyday and you just might start to notice some positive changes to your bod!
Today, it’s time to grab your coffee, tea, or WATER (we’re all drinking 64 oz. a day, right?!) and sit back for a casual chit chat, affectionately known as “This &View Post
Just one more day of school!! Is it that time in your house too?! My son is giddy and frankly, I am too! I’ve mentioned before, but we have no plans. I think we’ll spend a couple weeks decompressing, and then figure it all out!
30-Day Fitness Challenge
Can I tell you what I’m also super excited about?! Launching a 30-Day Fitness Challenge next Monday, June 4! #HWHFitnessChallenge The last few weeks I’ve been off my workout game and totally feel it. Now that summer is upon us, I’m ready to jump start my fitness regime,View Post
Welcome back friends! Did you have a good weekend?! On Friday, we had field day at school, followed by lunch and ice cream at Chic-Fil-A with grandma and then a trip to WalMart and Lowe’s to make a sandbox for Jordan. She loves to dig and get dirty, so it’s a perfect outdoor activity for her!
We wrapped up our last weekend of baseball with a tough loss. Our team finished second in our division #waytogo! but lost the second game in the playoffs by one run. See, I’m learning! 😉 The boys were in tears after the game and it was so sad to see them so disappointed.View Post
Well that was a much needed weekend for sure! All last week I was dragging and behind, but thankfully, after this weekend, I’m feeling so much more like myself! It takes time to get our groove back, right?! Well, the house has been cleaned, the laundry done, meal plan made and groceries shopped, AND I finally got in a workout for the first time in what feels like forever! #bestmedicine
Then, we got to take advantage of our warm weather here by going to the pool for the first time this year! It’s one of my favorite things to do!View Post
Can I get an AMEN for the weekend?!?! I feel like I’ve been playing catch up all week and I’m SO glad that all we have on the agenda this weekend is a Saturday evening baseball game! I’ll take it! 😉
THIS & THAT
It’s been a minute since my last This & That post, so today is the perfect day to catch you up on all the randomness that’s been happening here lately! These posts are a little bit of this and a little bit of that, so grab your coffee or tea, get comfy and let’s dive in!View Post
Hello friends! What a special day and weekend we have ahead with Easter, celebrating our risen Savior! We’ll be spending time with our family and also rehearsing for James’ 1st Communion and Jordan’s baptism. It’s these kinds of occasions that always choke me up, but it’s just because I love them so much and appreciate the special meaning involved.
March was a super fun month with James’ 8th birthday followed by Spring Break. I’m so glad the Tips for Family Ski Trip were helpful! These kinds of trips will definitely get easier as Jordan gets older,View Post
Okay guys, it’s time for a good old fashion This & That post! Y’all know what that means- there’s lot of things I want to update you with and it’s a bit of a hodge-podge of all the things I like to share here- fashion, fitness, home decor, organization and productivity all rolled into one post! We’ve got a lot to get to today, so let’s dive in!
Nighttime Cleaning Routine
If you’ve been here before, you probably know how much I like to keep things clean and organized in my home.View Post
How did January feel like it lasted for.ev.er. and somehow February is already over?! It’s been a short month, but totally jam packed with Valentine’s day, two special birthdays and lots of goodness here on the blog! We’ve filled it up with some really great fashion, how-to’s and happy, healthy lifestyle tips!
On Groundhog Day we found out there’s be six more weeks of winter, but that didn’t stop me from showing off some cute transitional Spring outfits in the Dressing Room!
I’m blown away by the feedback y’all left on yesterday’s Nordstrom giveaway post! Thank you, thank you, thank you for taking the time to leave me a message letting me know what you enjoy on my blog. That you choose to spend a part of your busy day here means so much to me! It truly makes blogging more meaningful to know that it’s reaching you and having an impact. I recently created a mission statement for my blog to help clarify what I want to bring to you in every post, since my goal is always to leave you with something of value.View Post
Wow, I feel like January kicked off with a bang! I’ve been so filled with ideas for new content here and honestly right now have more ideas than time or space! Maybe that’s why I’ve been having trouble sleeping! Sometimes, even if I’m exhausted, I have trouble turning off my brain! And if you read yesterday’s post about how I was gonna give up coffee for 5 days to see if it improved my sleep, I’ll fast forward and let you know I’m a big wimp and only lasted ONE day! Pitiful, I know!! But, I decided to allow myself that morning cup of coffee that I enjoy so much,View Post
Good Monday Morning! Did y’all have a good weekend?? It’s been nonstop over here with so many things going on at once that I just had to stop for a second, breathe, and pull myself together. Does that happen to you too, when you feel like your brain is going to explode with all the things swimming around in it?!
A good sit down to brain dump everything that’s on my mind onto paper always helps. I often use Evernote, but this time I just sat down with a good old fashion piece of paper and my favorite sharpie and put on paper my giant list of to-dos and all those little things that I’m afraid I’m going to forget and everything will fall apart.View Post
I cannot believe we are already at the last weekend in December and the last weekend of 2017! We are settling in for a long Christmas break, since school is out until January 9th! Do you have any fun NYE plans? Our big plans include pizza and a movie on the couch in these! I’m wishing y’all the most blessed, joyful and full of life 2018 ever! I’m ready to say Peace Out 2017, and ring in the new year!
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Hi friends! Welcome to Friday! Yay! It’s been a long week and we’re looking so forward to the weekend! I’ve got all kinds of things on my mind, so it’s perfect for a random This & That post! I’ve heard from so many of you that let me know you enjoy these kinds of posts, so I plan to keep them coming. The OCD part of my brain prefers to post about one type of thing in a post that I can neatly put into a single category, but I created a This & That tab for that purpose,View Post
Hi friend! So good to see you here again! After the weekends where I’m away from my blog, it ALWAYS feels great to get back to it on Monday morning! That’s when you know you’re doing something you truly enjoy- when day after day, you still look forward to doing it! Today is going to be one of those random This & That posts. I think of those as phone chats with you where we just catch up on all kinds of things!
First up, let’s start with this weekend! In preparation for two! Christmas home tours I’m joining this year,View Post