Our First Family Vacation of the Year – Olympia, WA (Part 1)

We have our first family vacation for the year in the books!  We did so much in our short week that I had to break this post down into two parts! Two years ago we took our very first family vacation to Montego Bay, Jamaica.  It was amazing.  The kids were only 2.5, but they Read More


Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, can you believe it?  As the winter season seems to be getting longer, Mother’s Day always seems to mark the end of the dark and the beginning of the light.  It always seems like mom’s are given a decent weather day and as far as the eye can Read More


How I’m Learning about Hygge

Oh Hygge, how I love thee.  If my husband came to me tomorrow and said we had to move to Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, I’d be packed before he could finish the sentence.  Since that will, unfortunately, not be happening anytime soon, I can pretend I live there.  Nothing wierd with that right?  Right? I’m more Read More


Thanksgiving preparations!

Thanksgiving is definately my favorite holiday.  What’s not to love?  Family, food, and tons of fun! Each year hubby and I get up at our leasure, turn on the Hallmark Channel or Christmas music in the kitchen and start cookin’!  We try to prep as much as we can before the big day so that Read More

Fall is here!

Fall is my favorite time of the year.  By the end of summer I am so done with being hot and sweaty and living in a bubble saved by air conditioning.  I don’t know about you, but the thought of leggings, sweaters, boots and scarves makes my heart sing to the wonderful jazz music that Read More