You know how you never feel like you have enough time to yourself? Like there are a million things you could get done, if only you had a solid hour or two to just focus and tackle them? The problem is that this time only really comes around at the most inopportune times ....more

Planning the Nursery

You know what is fun about knowing whether you’re having a girl or a boy? EVERYTHING. Not surprisingly, one of the things I was most looking forward to about being pregnant was planning our baby’s nursery ....more

How We Planning Our Baby Gender Reveal Party

My heart is so full after this weekend. I try to make myself pause from time to time to really take in all the good things in my life and appreciate how fortunate I am, and it’s weekends like this that make that almost too easy to do. On Sunday, we had a little gender reveal party to find out if our bub is a boy or a girl ....more

Flood of emotions.

Really, I should have known that the new apartment was coming together too quickly. We’ve only been in the new place for a couple months, and already I had the living room, kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom done. The hallway was going to be finished this weekend, and then all we would have left was the baby room ....more

How to: Spray Paint Gold Push Pins

When it comes to decor, I’m pretty sure it’s mostly a giant game of one step forward, two steps back. In most cases, new ideas just beget...more

What’s in a name?

On this day, April 30th, 2015, four years after marrying my husband, I have officially amended the last vestige of my maiden name: my PayPal account. Did you guys have any idea how difficult it is to change your name on your PayPal? It’s pretty dang difficult ....more

3 Signs Your Craigslist Negotiating Skills Might Suck

Mean muggin. I don’t know why I’m so obsessed with Craigslist, but I am. I’m apparently so taken with the online marketplace that I write about it on this very blog — quite frequently ....more

13 Old Wives’ Tale Baby Gender Predictions

In less than two weeks, we find out whether our baby is a boy or a girl or a dinosaur. (Just kidding about the last one…making sure you’re paying attention!) I thought I would be more stressed out about finding out. Well, stressed isn’t the right word ....more

Don’t stop be(d)lieving…

You know how sometimes you just stop believing that something is ever going to happen for you? Case in point: the last two winters. I don’t know about y’all, but I had quite literally given up hope it was ever going to get hot again ....more

8 Things That Go Through Your Head When You First Feel Your Baby Kick

18 weeks I felt my baby kick for the first time last night. That’s a pretty quick sentence, so imma give you a minute to let it soak in. I know I needed a minute even after it happened ....more