What I’m Into Lately: (May 2014)

It’s hard to believe that the month is ending today. May was such a whirlwind of stuff happening just second to second. I’m linking up with Leigh Kramer’s monthly What I’m Into Lately series – here are some of the things that I’ve enjoyed amidst the chaos: MAY READING This month I finished two books, though to be honest, the first one shouldn’t count because I finished … Continue reading What I’m Into Lately: (May 2014)

5 Things I Learned in May.

This has been an incredibly long, complex, extraordinary, surprising month. It seems like we’ve been kept on our toes from start to finish, with an occasional blessed moment to catch our breath, so surely in all that chaos, I’ve learned a thing or two, right? I’m linking up again with Emily at Chatting at the Sky to share what I’ve learned this month, big or … Continue reading 5 Things I Learned in May.

Simple Summer Goals: 3 Things We Really Want To Do

Summer Bucket Lists are a common occurrence in the mommy blog world and I love what they stand for but dislike the notion of trying to cram 157 “moments” into one summer. I think at the end of the day, our kids have an amazing summer whether we cross off all those items or not. But I love the idea of getting their input and finding … Continue reading Simple Summer Goals: 3 Things We Really Want To Do

Summer Reading: 5 books I own, 5 books I want.

I haven’t stuck to a reading list in awhile and the growing stack of unread books on my shelves and on my kindle are proof of this. I like a certain amount of freedom in my reading but I think it’s good to add in some structure now and then to keep things moving forward. As summer rolls around and bloggers, schools and libraries everywhere start curating … Continue reading Summer Reading: 5 books I own, 5 books I want.

5 more tips from your favorite 4 year old fashionista.

1. Don’t be afraid to wear all the things. You can rock Minnie Mouse, Sofia, Hello Kitty and (on the backpack) Disney Princesses and chic ballerinas all in one look. Pro tip: Wear shoes that keep the best parts of your socks visible! 2. Add a touch of femininity to a foxy leopard print sun dress with pink ribbons and a touch of nature. Bonus: … Continue reading 5 more tips from your favorite 4 year old fashionista.

weekend link love: may 23, 2014

The above picture should serve as an indication that month finally found her May Flowers after all. The weather was so absolutely beautiful yesterday that I had lunch with my husband outside in just a tank top and didn’t run back to the car for my sweater. Seriously guys, that’s like momentous. Weather like this does wonders for my mood – I was on cloud nine yesterday despite … Continue reading weekend link love: may 23, 2014

A Dream Home: 5 Things I’d Want in Mine

One of Mama Kat’s prompts for this week’s Writer’s Workshop is: 4.) Describe your dream home. There are some things I love about our home. Our giant backyard just beckons you to run outside and play. We live in a great neighborhood and MM’s very best friend lives right around the corner – our back yards actually touch, making impromptu play dates super easy. Our … Continue reading A Dream Home: 5 Things I’d Want in Mine

5 minute fixes: For toy clutter, kids artwork & more!

Confession: Organizing my kids toys is a soul sucking task that I ignore as long as possible. Do I like the disaster that they live in most days? Nope, it drives me slowly insane. But sometimes it seems like any solution I attempt to give them to better organize their things is only going to last for a few days at best before they break … Continue reading 5 minute fixes: For toy clutter, kids artwork & more!

Bragging on my eldest child for just a moment.

Poor MM. I seem to inevitably blog about his darling sister a lot more than I blog about him. It’s partly because she’s home with me for more hours and requires MORE of me in nearly every way. He is becoming more and more self sufficient as he gets older and she continues to be a very demanding four year old girl. Also shhh… she’s … Continue reading Bragging on my eldest child for just a moment.