Love & Renovations

I'm at 20-something new mom who is working on navigating motherhood and trying to make my house a home. My husband and I were high school sweethearts and are having a blast with our son and our three dogs - our house is crazy sometimes, but it's home!

Hands Free Mama: Month Two

I may be behind on recapping, but I’m totally caught up on reading Hands Free Mama and I have to tell you, this book is doing amazing things for me. I’m really enjoying it and it’s helping me be so much more conscious of how I spend my time and what I focus on. Today we’ll talk about chapter two (which I read way back in February) – it’s all about making purposeful connections ....more

Our Easter Weekend

Ahhh, I love a long weekend! Corey and I both had off work on Friday, so we got some extra time to enjoy as a family – I’m grateful because Corey’s weekends are booked solid for the next month or so with all of the extracurriculars he does! We spent Friday relaxing, running errands, and just hanging out ....more

Life Lately

Oh, hi there! You may have noticed the site disappeared for a few days – whoops! There were some issues on the back end but it’s all taken care of now and we are up and running! ...more

Our Upgraded Ikea Play Kitchen

I have a problem. My kid has a nicer kitchen than I do. If you follow me on Instagram you’ve likely already seen a billion photos of this kitchen because it’s where Jackson now spends 90% of his time ....more

Hands Free Mama: Month One

If you missed it, I’m reading through Hands Free Mama this year, one chapter a month, and I’m working on becoming more present and reducing the amount of time I spend on my phone....more

Jackson’s First Birthday

Well, we survived. Jackson is a year old, we had a birthday party, and it was fabulous. Corey and I got...more

Jackson: Twelve Months


Jackson: Eleven Months


4 Years

Corey and I are back at school this week and are trying to get settled back in for the spring semester – our Christmas break was fabulous but it always throws us for a loop when it’s actually time to get back to work! It’s a bit crazy around here lately, but I just had to pop in for a quick post about today because… It has officially been four years since this amazing man and I got married. Four years! ...more

Book Club: Hands Free Mama

Have y’all heard of this book? I’ve been reading her blog for several months now, and it speaks to me in a way that not many blogs do. Every time she writes a new post, I find myself pausing to read it a little more slowly, and pondering the contents for quite a while afterwards ....more