He's Here!

We welcomed baby Paxton Xavier on November 24th at 4:04pm He was a whopping 9 lbs 3 oz and almost 22 inches long! Running throughout one's pregnancy and avoiding sweets does not guarantee a small baby. At all! ...more

Little M's Big Orange Room

When Little M moved to his big new bedroom this summer he enthusiastically requested an orange room with "choo-choo flags." I planned to reuse as much as possible from his navy & white nursery since I had spent so much time sewing before his arrival, so we decided on a navy, orange & white color scheme. There's really only one orange fan in this house, so rather than paint the entire room a ...more

Playroom for a Big Brother

Over the summer we started to really put some thought into how we'd use the rooms in our house now that we've gained some extra space, but also added an unexpected space-taker to the mix. When we first moved into the family room I sectioned off a 5' area behind the sectional couch as a play space for M. But I found that the toys migrated quickly and even though he was putting them away when he ...more

This Happened

I’ve been absent for a little while now. Two trimesters to be exact. Yep, that happened ....more

Huge Giveaway from Bedding Style!

Happy spring! It is spring, right? It was 36 when I woke up this morning, which is much cooler than normal here ....more


You guys, we have exterior lights! This is huge, this means we’re back in business and this project may actually finish sometime soon. (Knock on wood!) I’m so excited to share the front porch light with you since it’s something that’s been sitting in its box in my office for months ....more

Quinoa, Squash, Sausage & Porcini Mushroom Risotto

Tonight's dinner was all about using what was in the fridge. I cooked three squashes last week that had been fall decorations. FALL decorations ....more

Favorite Belgian Waffles

I didn't discover Belgian waffles until college - and it was in the later years at that. We didn't have a waffle maker in my house growing up and I don't think I ever ordered one at a restaurant. In my college dining hall on Saturday mornings they rolled out the Belgian waffle makers for breakfast ....more

My Mud Room Dream

Over a year ago this whole project began with my wish for a mudroom. I just didn't want shoes and coats in the dining room anymore. That totally ballooned into the awesome two story space we have now after we met with a few contractors who told us the big cost is in the foundation and to just go as big as we could for the best return on our investment (and I definitely eked a few more feet out ...more

Dark Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Happy Valentine's Day! We're all home for snow day #2 this week, but our snowfamily from yesterday is melting fast on this sunny, 45 degree day. Sledding this morning was done without hats and jackets, just snowpants and mittens! ...more