back to school

I have happily been a stay-at-home-mom for more than three years. I haven’t worked in a classroom since the school year ended in 2011, just a couple months before Julia was born. I have greatly enjoyed being home with my kids all of this time ....more

Oatmeal Pecan Scotcheroos

When I met The Duke, I wasn’t really into sweets. Sure, I thought cookies, cakes, and candies tasted fine, but I never craved them. I’d bake for my college roommates without even sampling the cookie dough ....more

A Happy Birthday Giveaway!

Today is my 28th birthday! In honor of my special day, I’ve put together a fun prize pack of some of my favorite goodies. Get a load of that prize pack! ...more

Simple Corn Salsa

If you’ve been reading my blog for even 5 minutes, you know that we LOVE Mexican food around here. The four of us could eat it morning, noon, and night. Julia could eat an entire bowl of queso dip in one sitting if we’d let her ....more

A Low Key 3rd Birthday Celebration

I love birthdays. Adore them. It’s the one special day of the year that is all about you ....more

Happy 3rd Birthday, Julia!

My Sweet Julia, You are three years old today! The day you were born seems like just yesterday and a lifetime ago, all at the same time. We’ve lived so much life over the last three years, and you have been at the very center of it ....more

A Brain Dump

1. I’m not quite sure how it happened, but I blinked and my baby girl is a week shy of three years old. We made a chain to count down the number of days until her birthday ....more

Introducing Dr. Smith’s Diaper Rash Spray! {Giveaway}

I am THRILLED to finally tell you about a product that has been helping me change diapers for a few months now. Dr. Smith’s Diaper Rash Spray is now available to diaper-changing parents everywhere! ...more

Curly Hair Must Haves

Growing up, I hated my curly hair. I even had it chemically straightened in middle school. As if the middle school years aren’t awkward enough ....more

10 Fast Family Favorite Suppers

Even though it’s summer time, our days seem to be busy as ever. If we don’t have swim lessons in the afternoons, we’re usually in a pool or on a playground somewhere taking advantage of the longer days. I’m always looking for wholesome dinner ideas for my family that are as quick to prepare as they are delicious to eat ....more