The Harris Life

I am a part-time working, part-time SAHM to two precious girls, Rory and Ryder. They are precious but major stinkers- always getting into mischeif and keeping my blog material flowing. I am passionate about being real about my struggles and triumphs as a mom and wife. I know I don't have it all together, and I'm not afraid to show my failures. A few things I love- interior design, matching outfits for my girls, NYC, reality TV, eCards, chocolate, fashion, Gilmore Girls, One Tree Hill, and SEC football.

when we let hope rise

Last night I went and looked at cribs. I found this beautiful light grey crib and I went over to it and rubbed my hand along the soft wood and right there in the store I burst into tears. These were not the same tears that I know so well of heartache and grief, these were new tears ....more

I admit that I am a failure.

Remember that time I wrote for a blog called The Harris Life and it was so fun and I posted all the time? Remember that time I had a goal to write more? Remember that time I realized I’m a complete failure when I looked back and am shocked to realize I haven’t posted since FEBRUARY?!!!!!!!!!! ...more

a letter to Rory on her 7th birthday.

My Sweet Rory, SEVEN. It happened in a blink. You ask me all the time to tell you about the night you were born and every time I tell it I get teary-eyed ....more

LOCK THE DOOR!!!! (!!!!) : A Short Story

I know those who don’t see me in real life probably think I’ve lost my touch with crazy things happening to me… so I just needed to hop on here and tell you- NOPE. Let me present to you… LOCK THE DOOR!!!!! (!!!!!!) : A Short Story A few weeks ago, my little family went to a certain restaurant in our town ....more

Goals for 2017

I’m not sure there is much more cliche than a New Year Goals post, but here we are anyway. 2016 was a year of self discovery and quietness from me in life and on the blog. I regret not documenting the fun, hilarious, and crazy adventures like in years past ....more

Christmas Letter 2016

It is absolutely true what they say about how each year goes faster the older you get. I can’t believe it is time again for another year to end. The year 2016 has been a year of growth, reflection, successes and heartache all rolled into one ....more

Rory’s heart.

It’s an unusually warm fall which, at times, I am tired of the heat but nights like tonight I’m thankful for it. We ate dinner outside Saturday on the back deck, still in our pajamas from the day of alternating between cleaning and laziness. Andy grilled fish and I made quinoa and corn and black beans- basically the leftover/end of the grocery cycle crap I found in the pantry ....more

smh = scratching my head

Well, people, I am here to tell you our latest saga at The Harris House. Lice. That is right, folks, lice ....more

fearfully and wonderfully made

It was 5 years ago when we were learning the significance of Ryder’s heart problems and that surgery would be the only solution. It seems like yesterday and a lifetime ago all at once. I thought getting through that would be the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but turns out, parenting is full of “hardest things I’ve ever done” ....more

Whole 30 Update- day 30(ish)

Tuesday was the last day of Whole 30! If nothing else, I knew I would be so proud that I stuck with this for 30 days. So, here are my results: Clearer, glowy-er skin ....more