Review: How To Raise An Adult

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content...more

An Oil-y Life: The Trio

Essential oils aren't a new thing, I know that.Back in November, I talked about my daily routine and since then have found more ways to incorporate essential oils in our lives....more

May Goals [With Grace]

photo: Sela Photography As a list maker, I look forward to these posts. Even when I hardly finish crossing things off my list, I still like the accountability & declaring my goals, even if it's just for me.April was a good month. We celebrated Calvin's first birthday ((woot woot!)) and got our house on the market ((yay!)) ....more

Stitch Fix #14

Right before Calvin's birthday, I received my fourteenth (!) Stitch Fix. Obviously, I'm a fan and here's a few reasons why:1. Someone else picks out items based on my style profile // I know this isn't for everyone, but I like it because it's made me step out of my comfort zone.2. Everything is shipped right to my door // honestly, I'm thinking of shipping everything to my house --- am I right, mamas?3 ....more

Calvin's First Birthday

This weekend, we celebrated our big one year old with family + friends! I chose to go with a circle theme since Calvin's love for all things round is at an all time high right now. From decorations to food (donut holes, various fruits, and my sister-in-law's infamous sugar cookies), the theme pulled together nicely ....more

Dear Calvin // Twelve Months

Dear Calvin,HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY, BABY BOY!It's hard to believe it's already been a year since we met you for the first time, but at the same time it feels like you've been with us forever. Before I get all sappy, let's talk about what you're up to these days...You really enjoy standing up & holding on to things, but no steps yet. You are a little daredevil though, with lots of bumps & (small) bruises to show for it.You are still slowly liking more & more foods ....more

A Second Easter in Less Than a Year!

Last Easter, we were knee deep in new parenthood with Calvin only days old. So this year, I was excited to get to attend our church & celebrate with family. And thanks to grandparents, this guy's basket was full of books, bunnies, lambs, & love!We're thankful that Christ died on the cross for us ....more

April Goals [With Grace]

I'm going to get right to the point - I only completed one of my March goals (whomp, whomp) AND I am okay with that.For the first time in 11+ months, I finally feel like I have a handle on my little slice of life. Sure, I have my days where I feel like I'm treading water, but for the most part, we're developing a nice little routine (which this girl loves!)....more

Dear Calvin // Eleven Months

Dear Calvin,I know I sound like a broken record, but the months are flying by --- and in less than 25 days, you will be ONE year old! Crazy how that happens, right?But first, let's focus on this month...We started things off with our trip to the coast where you not only got to feel sand between your toes, but you also took your first swim in a pool. And upon returning home, we enrolled you in your first swim lesson, which was fun for both of us!You also got your first real fever this month ....more

Stitch Fix #13

With a dozen Stitch Fixes under my belt, I can still say with confidence that I LOVE this service! Sure, I only keep 1-2 items from each of my boxes, but that's a win in by book. Especially when the item isn't one I would have picked up in the store ....more