How to Paint a Wood Table

It has been a while since we’ve had a good, ol’ fashioned how-to on the blog. Lucky for you guys, a fresh move is rife with possibilities for DIY. (I know, don’t you feel lucky?) Anyway ....more

Partial apartment reveal.

I have a feeling I’m going to jinx myself by even saying this out loud, but I feel like maybe, just maybe, I’m getting pretty good at this whole moving-and-starting-over thing. In the past when Joey and I have moved, it has taken me months to years to get our apartment sorted out. This time around, I feel like I’m making much swifter progress ....more

The best laid plans

I’m quickly learning that with motherhood comes a hefty dose of not really being in control of much. Today I had my ultrasound that was supposed to tell me our little bub’s gender. We wanted to have a little party to celebrate the big reveal (y’all know I’ll take any excuse to party), so we had planned to hold it this Sunday ....more

More like myself.

Do you ever stop to think about the little things in your life that make you you? I don’t. Or, at least, I didn’t used to ....more

Pregnancy is gross.

If you’ve been pregnant or thought about being pregnant for even fifteen seconds, you’ve probably realized that there is an abundance of things to read about the topic. Some might say...more

Waffles and fries.

You guys, this has been a doozy of a week. First, we made a somewhat big announcement last Thursday. Also, today is my last day at my current job ....more

Things I didn’t tell you about my first trimester

I have to admit, I’m still feeling a bit overwhelmed with how...more


Last September, Joey and I were camping. One evening, sitting at the picnic table outside of our cabin eating some burgers, I asked him what he thought about trying to have a baby this winter. This wasn’t the first time we had discussed children ....more

Planning the Patio

It’s supposed to be marginally warmer today, so I’m trying to think all the spring thoughts I can. And that means dreaming about our new patio! I mentioned yesterday that the patio/yard is one of the best features of our new apartment, and Joey and I are both excited about the possibilities of barbecues, al fresco dinners, and not having to walk Bogey down four flights of stairs every time he needs to pee ....more

Good news.

Fraaaaands! First, I want to formally apologize for being such a Grumpy Gus the last few posts. Ugh, stress ....more