• Parenting

    How to enjoy the transition to 2 kiddos

    CONGRATULATIONS!! I am so happy for you and your family and I can’t wait for you to join the family of 4+ group!! It is going to be an amazing experience with some V E R Y rough patches, but you are strong and you are going to get through those tough times being the best mommy you can be! And you are not alone. You have your husband/partner, family, friends and of course – M E !! Every family is different and for that matter, every mom is different, so what I share here today is not some silver bullet that is going to make everything perfect in every…

  • Gratitude,  Journal

    Gratitude Journal – Family

    Maybe it is just me and the reflection journey I am currently on, but my social media platforms are B L O W I N G  U P with gratitude journals. So, I thought it only the perfect thing to do is start one here for all of you to follow along. I will continue to edit this post with things I am grateful for. My goal is to add one a day, but I am going to be honest when I say I will miss a few. Alright, here we go!   Today, I am grateful for my sons. Although they are monsters 80% of the time, my two…

  • Just Cause,  My Journey

    What are you fighting for?

    As you follow along in my journey, you will hear the story of how I got here. How I became a wife, mother, home owner, etc. You will also hear the struggles I faced in my relationships and marriage through every step in the journey. When we finally hit rock bottom and were being forced to make some very big and high impact decisions for our family, my husband’s brother asked him an important question.   What are you fighting for? These are some powerful words! It is the core of why we do what we do. It is the reason we get up in the morning and the reason…

  • Home

    How to DIY Industrial Shelves

    What the hell do you do with that awkward corner in your house that isn’t big enough to put anything? How do you tidy up all of those kid’s toys? Well, why don’t you try building your own shelves? The industrial wood and pipe shelving is becoming increasingly popular. And if you ask me, even if it is a fad, it is something I feel can be made timeless in the right setting and use. Below are examples of two different looks we have in our house. One is for books – because my husband is apparently a collector. The other is for the ever growing kid’s toys that I…

  • My Journey

    How I met my Last Boyfriend

    This past birthday, I turned 30. One day, I will get in to why that is actually a H U G E milestone for me. But for now, let’s just say that actually making it to 30 made me take a step back and realize that it was time to take control of my life and not just be a participant. With any realization like this comes hard work and it was only just beginning. There are times in our life that we can wake up one morning and be different, but for most of us and most times, it takes daily work and reflection to understand where you are,…