Home Makeover Series Part 4.3

Another photo disclaimer: I didn’t have any pictures of the basement bathroom before the remodel, so I took a picture of the flier!  Yep!  New low!  I promise the pictures will get better, but this is a real-life blog, right?! The bathroom in the basement wasn’t horrible to begin with, but since we were going Read More


Home Makeover Series Part 4.2

When we remodeled our kitchen, we used a beautiful cabinet that we had previously purchased, as our pantry.  It did the job, but it had clear glass (yes, I could have done something with that), it was super deep and didn’t offer much organization. When we planned for the basement remodel I made sure that Read More


Home Makeover Series Part 4.1

Yes you read that correctly-4.1.  This next part of the Home Makeover Series is a big one so it has to be broken down into sub-sections.  Sad, I know. This is by far the biggest remodel project we’ve done on our forever home. (Unless the hubby will decide to pack up and move out of Read More

Bantam Bagels

So our little guy was sick last week and he hung out with me one day while his other half was in school.  We ran a few errands and ended up at the Starbucks inside our local Target. (Whomever came up with that idea is a GENIUS!). I’ve been telling the kids how I used Read More


I know that the best things usually don’t come easy, especially when it comes to keeping your body running as it should, so when I found I immediately ordered their pantry kit to start on my ultimate health journey. “Moon Juice was created by Amanda Chantal Bacon: World-traveling chef, mama, sustainable lifestyle leader, and Read More


February Favorite Things

I can’t believe February is almost over!  This is the month of love, but why?  Because of Valentine’s Day?  Shouldn’t every month, every day, be about love?  I wholeheartedly believe so.  We shouldn’t need a reason to show or tell people how we feel about them. Maybe the world would be a better place if Read More


Adding Travel to Your Life

I’ve always loved to travel. After kids, that is an obvious luxury that gets put on hold. But why? There are families that have traveled the world with infants in tow. I now that is extreme, but I want my kids to grow up with a sense of adventure and want to see the world. 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


The First Favorite Things Post of 2018!

Welcome to my first favorite things post for 2018! Most of my favorite things this month have to do with feeling warm, happy and comfortable.  January is generally hard for me.  Christmas decorations come down and the house looks and feels blah, the warm gatherings of family dwindle, and everyone is over-tired from non-stop running Read More


Disconnecting for a more intentional life

I am a stay-at-home mom so you’d think I feel super present with my family. I don’t. I feel like I’m constantly trying to balance time with the kids with cleaning, cooking, organizing, etc. This is why it is super important to me to be intentional with my time.  My family shouldn’t come behind household Read More