book review + giveaway : dark hope by monica mcgurk

Yes this is a sponsored post and I was given the book as well as compensated for my review, but I promise I was only asked for my honest opinion! And I would never do otherwise. So feel free to skip this or check it out! ...more

instax home life / 2

Continuing on with my little Instax mini project today. I’m not taking pictures every single day but that’s okay. :) >dirty dishes in the sink >making eggs as usual for breakfast >sitting up and sucking his thumb >putting stickers on the potty chart >playing with toys in bed >reading books on the couch >making a mess in the craft room >quilt in progress >Liam was screaming whenever David made a growling noise >photo cluster on the wall >playing in the kitchen while I made breakfast >little toys on the toddler bed share and enjoy! ...more

30 days of lists blog hop

In September I’m taking part in the 30 days of lists challenge. I’ve followed it for a couple of years and finally decided to officially join. For every day of the month there is a prompt for a list and you can choose to document it however you like ....more

working mama files : melissa from yours truly, melissa

Working Mama Files is an interview series designed to support and encourage working moms along the path to having a fulfilling life. Today I want to introduce you to my blogging buddy Melissa from Yours Truly, Melissa. She and I are both nurses (i.e. have non-creative day jobs) so we both love to be creative at home ....more

link roundup / 10

Today I’m sharing some stuff I found around the Internet. Enjoy! >I like this perspective on what to do when good and bad things happen at the same time ....more

this week

This has been kind of a normal week with the normal highs and lows of working motherhood. Some good stuff happened. Meredith spontaneously nicknamed Liam “Rocky” and it’s still going strong ....more

blogging plans and a reader survey

If you are reading via email or in a feed reader, please click through to the site today! Thank you! Having so fond an affection for you, we were well-pleased to...more

project life 2014 : weeks 31 – 32

Time for another Project Life update! Here we have the usual two week spread ranging from July 28 to August 10, in my usual neutral style with no inserts. On the left side I documented our date night, the start of Meredith’s swim lessons, and her sickness ....more

on contentment

Contentment is one of those things that you never really master, is it? It seems to come and go. Right now I’m searching for it ....more

liam at seven months