Pregnancy Loss Awareness (My Story)

Pregnancy and infant loss awareness month is a chance to bring this topic to the forefront, support each other and show that we are not alone in this matter. It’s a topic most people want to avoid and would rather you quickly get over and shove under the rug. Let’s shake that rug out, beat the dust of shame and awkwardness out of it, and put it into the sun to bring us light and healing. Continue reading “Pregnancy Loss Awareness (My Story)” »

Thyme For Fun!

I knew I wanted herb plants to put in my kitchenette but I didn’t know exactly how I wanted to do this. I looked through Pinterest to get some ideas, but ultimately you need to work with the supplies in hand. So one day shopping at Walmart with Mahlia, we briefly looked at their garden center and I found the cutest pots! I knew with some stencils and a sharpie I could create it exactly how I imagined it! Continue reading “Thyme For Fun!” »

DIY Dining Table Makeover

Seven years ago Brent’s sister and her family were moving back to St. Louis (Boo). So we were able to buy their dining room table from them (Yay). We had a glass top table at the time with stone pillars that I loved but it was not kid friendly, it wasn’t adult-friendly as I had hurt myself on this table many times before. Since Paxton was only months old, their table was a perfect addition to our home. Continue reading “DIY Dining Table Makeover” »

Disney Land and Sea Vacation Part 1

Our favorite vacation was definitely our Disney land and sea excursion we took last spring. We always knew we wanted to take the kids to Disney but when Brent suggested we try a Disney cruise and parks, I thought, “Is that allowed”! It seemed like a dream come true! But that’s the thing with Disney, the right travel agent and an awesome husband…they do make dreams come true! Continue reading “Disney Land and Sea Vacation Part 1” »

Spring Cleaning

Who else is excited that we made it through winter and spring is finally here? I felt like winter went by super fast and yet I have had cabin fever and I am so ready to put these winters blues in the past!

I am motivated to start working on my spring cleaning! My goal is to spring clean in 3 different areas: Continue reading “Spring Cleaning” »

Be the Light

I noticed it when Mahlia was two. We were shopping at a store and she was singing her favorite song by the Beetles, “Here Comes the Sun”. As we were leaving the store I saw it…the light…the blessing. Mahlia is constantly singing wherever she is, especially at home, and I hate to admit it, but I  became immune to it. But on this day I saw what was actually going on, and I will never forget this day. Continue reading “Be the Light” »

Date Night

It’s a Saturday night and I’m sitting across from my husband, Brent, on date night at one of our favorite restaurants we haven’t been to in ages. The lights are dim, we’re enjoying the basket of bread and an adult beverage when I look at him and ask “Can I say something honestly?” I see the look of concern on his face as he responds, “How honest?” I feel like it’s something I shouldn’t say out loud but here it goes… Continue reading “Date Night” »

“The Shack” Book Review

Between Barbie playing, light saber battles and birthday parties, I was able to get “The Shack” read! I am learning to read among chaos and distractions. And I feel I have accomplished this! I am not going to pretend to be a professional review writer or make this into a school essay to be turned in. I only want to share something that I love. The love to read and to tell you about a book from my own perspective. Continue reading ““The Shack” Book Review” »