41 weeks, baby #6

41 weeks + 1 day with ‪this little girl. :D I'm starting to feel like a freak of nature with my ability to hold babies in longer than anyone else (If there was one, I'm pretty sure I could win the gestational championship) ...more

five things I kinda love right now

Somewhere around 37 weeks {mid-Juneish}, I finally got my act together and started preparing for this little girl. I think I may have subconsciously known I'd have another month to go! ...more

a quick and lovely South Texas babymoon

I'm here and very, very pregnant! :D We have been absolutely killing it this summer trying to finish up a few major house projects before the baby comes, and I have had zero time to sit down and write even though so much has happened! :D Once the baby comes, I'm imagining I won't be able to do much but sit on the sofa and nurse so I'm trying to get as much done as I can before she arrives {maybe this week or next?} ....more

a thrifty transformation: sleigh bed before and after

The rain has officially left us for the summer! Thankfully now that we've gotten to move on painting projects, grass, and landscaping, my nesting urges are finally being satisfied. ;)...more

what $29 will get you at Goodwill

Thrift shopping trips to our old GW have been few and far between in the last few years. Is it just me, or did all Goodwill's suddenly go up in price? Ours has a new manager who is very organized and on top of things {and that makes a huge difference!}, but I would say as a company, their prices have definitely gone up in the last two or three years- or at least in Texas anyway ....more

life lately in pics: living it up, a needed splurge, and happy to bring these back

Ahhhh.... this mama gave a big fat sigh of relief last week when school was done for the year. I celebrated by turning up the music all alone at the automatic car wash: You know me, I like to live it up ....more

ANOTHER double digiter in our house

We are entering new territory as a family with every passing year. This year is another year of all even ages, and as of this month we have our SECOND ten-age boy....more

life lately in pics: solo + almost solo dates, firsts + the mother finds

Ahhh, what a week we've had. We had a precious few days without rain, and it was glorious. I heart the country- this was the sunrise from my kitchen window: And that same morning I got to run errands all by myself ....more

thrifty find: our "new" master bed + you can't win them all

You might remember in our old master bedroom we used our painted dining room doors for a headboard: Well, when we moved last fall we decided to leave the doors so the new owner could put them back on, which meant we were left with this in the new house: I really don't prefer bedskirts and rolling frames, so I've been on the lookout for a new solution for quite some time. I scoured Craigslist and other sites for several weeks and found it was actually pretty tough to find a decently priced king-sized bed in our area! We even looked at new ones, and outside of a few high end ones I couldn't possibly imagine paying the prices they asked for new....more

project curb appeal: garage door before and after + it ends tonight

The sun was shining this weekend, so Rob got to work on our home's exterior again. :D We still didn't plant the tomatoes, but we did {hopefully} add some curb appeal to our house! :) ...more