San Diego Staycation with Embassy Suites by Hilton™

The boys, soaking up their very first ocean view. As much as we need structure, consistency and a schedule to operate at our very best as a family: all four of us get anxious for adventure. We are a family on the move ....more

Summer Picnic Adventures

Every year, before school is out, we sit down as a family and put together a Summer Bucket List: all the adventures and activities we hope to enjoy as a family before school starts up again. This year we put "family picnic by the lake" on that list and although summer vacation hasn't yet begun, I got a little excited and jumped the gun this past weekend with a surprise afternoon picnic for the boys. I loaded up all their favorite fruits and sandwiches and cheese and crackers....more

Memory Making: Family Picnic

Thank you for supporting the sponsors who help support this blog and our family. Every year, before school is out, we sit down as a family and put together a Summer Bucket List: all the adventures and activities we hope to enjoy as a family before school starts up again. This year we put “family picnic by the lake” on that list and although summer vacation hasn’t yet begun, I got a little excited and jumped the gun this past weekend with a surprise afternoon picnic for the boys ....more

Quick Backyard Patio Makeover in a Weekend

You guys, our back yard has been...more

DIY INSTAX Photo Mobile

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DIY Photo Mobile With Instax

While I wouldn't consider myself a photographer, taking photos of the people and things I love has always been a passion of mine. For this reason, the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 has been on my wish list for a while now. As soon as we got home, I got to work on creating a fun photo project to document our day. And since I used the Instax, our photos were all ready to be used. While Wes was at a play date, Ben and I took advantage of our time with Sawyer and spent an afternoon at the beach....more

Easy Beef and Vegetable Rainy Day Soup Recipe

I’m sharing a quick recipe with y’all today per Ben’s request–Easy Beef and Vegetable Soup (perfect for gloomy days). ...more

Current Favorite Books and a Barn Owl Primitives Giveaway

I am so excited to announce the release of my dear friend, Barn Owl Primitives, newest sign! ...more

First Look at Spring 2016 Collection and Your Questions Answered Honestly.

There’s no doubt that the Stella Dot Spring 2016 collection is my favorite yet! ...more

Do Less, Feel More.

Do less, feel more. 2016 intentions. I’ve been thinking about this a lot over the past couple...more
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