Books I’ve Read So Far This Year!

At the beginning of the year I shared with you all of the goals that I wished to accomplish throughout 2018.  Some I am on track with, others I am sad to say, not so much! One of my goals was to read at least two books a month.  This is one of my goals Read More


Family Vacation Part II

Our first few days of vacation were great!  You can read about it here. Monday we had another fun day planned. My cousin lives just outside of Olympia so we planned to meet each other at the Hands On Childrens Museum.  She has a daughter that is almost two so it seemed like the perfect place Read More


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

Planner Dilemma Take 3!

Third times a charm, right?  Not sure what is going on, but this post tried to post itself 2 other times on it’s own.  So now I will force myself to finish it so that it won’t happen again.  Sorry for the confusion. (This post does contain some affiliate links) Ok, I’m VERY type A. Read More

May Favorite Things

Another month gone.  So sad, but another month of cold, rainy days behind us! With that in mind, the May Favorite Things will focus on my favorite go-to products for the warmer months. Replenix UltiMATTE Perfection SPF 30.   This is my absolute favorite moisturizer/sunscreen!  I use this product all year long (and have used Read More


Lake House Makeover

We’ve had our lake house for a little over 14 years.  Hard to believe it’s been that long, but it has.  There is so much work that has gone into this house that I couldn’t even begin to list it all.  Almost every inch has been redone. We couldn’t stay in the house while the Read More


Home Makeover Series Part 4.4

Welcome back to the Home Makeover Series!  We are slowly finishing up some projects before we share the big reveals so more will be coming soon! The stairs leading down to the basement were a hot mess.  And that is being nice.  Originally, there was mustard yellow textured wallpaper that was actually fraying.  Seriously scary. 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

April Favorite Things

I am so happy to see April go!  Don’t get me wrong, I loved all of the family gatherings and fun things we accomplished this month, but the weather was atrocious!  Snowy and cold, then one warm day, then snowy and cold.  YUCK!  Hopefully May will have more to offer in the weather department. On Read More