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How to Create a Gorgeous Boy and Girl Shared Room

  June 11

Creating a boy and girl shared room can be challenging, especially as kids get older. You don’t want things to be too girly or too masculine, but you also want it to be memorable and fun. I get it. I have four year old boy girl twins, and they’ve shared a room from the beginning. … Continued

10 Financial Questions to Ask Before Marriage

  May 17

Getting engaged is such a fun time in a couple’s life. After all, you’ve found the one you love. You’re deep into planning your dream wedding. You’ve registered for all the necessities, the menu is set, and the DJ is booked and ready to give you an epic party during your reception. You might think … Continued
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Reflections on My Twins Turning 4

  March 30

Last week, my beautiful twins turned 4 years old. I remember the day I decided to share on my blog that I got the world’s greatest 2-for-1 deal. Oh man, I was not expecting that ultrasound tech to show me two babies on the monitor that day. I’ll never, ever forget how the hubs and … Continued

I’m Changing My Parenting Mindset – No More “It Gets Better”

  January 10

I was walking out of the thrift store, arms bogged down with all my treasures (and a firetruck… and a filthy Scooby Doo vehicle… because that’s the only way I got my two toddlers to participate in my thrifting adventures.) I let a nice, old man go in front of me in the checkout line … Continued

When Your Husband Gets Into a Major Car Accident

  January 8

I was in my usual spot at the gym, not working out – of course – but working. I bring my laptop to the gym almost every day. I mooch off of their free coffee, and my kids play in the gym daycare. I use their high-speed internet, sip my coffee, and write. But that … Continued

5 Things My Grandpa Taught Me About Living Life to the Fullest

  March 28

A few days ago, my grandfather passed away. It was not unexpected because he had been sick for a few years, but it’s still hard. The main word I think of when I think of my grandfather is fun. He was just a really, really fun person. He had a bit of a wild streak and … Continued

3 Life Lessons I Learned from Joanna Gaines

  March 17

This week, I finished reading an incredible book that really surprised me (in a good way). Like millions of other people, I love Chip and Joanna Gaines and their hit TV show, Fixer Upper. So, I wanted to read their book, The Magnolia Story. I patiently waited on a list of people at my library to get … Continued

3 Ways to Guarantee You’ll Be Married Forever

  January 31

At the beginning of every year, I write a blog post about marriage since our wedding anniversary is January 2. I’ve been doing it since I started this blog almost 7 years ago! (Psst. If you like the idea of writing down your memories like I do, you can learn how to start your own blog here.) … Continued

How to Buy Long Lasting Clothes For Your Kids For Less

  January 26

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting tired of my kids’ clothes wearing out. I mean I get it; they cannot keep their yogurt on a spoon to save their lives, so it’s no wonder I wash their clothes constantly. Is it so much to ask, though, that clothes not fade right away or … Continued

Wishing You A Merry Christmas + Up to 50% Off Shutterfly

  December 18

Hello dear readers! I wanted to drop in and wish you a very Merry Christmas, and I also wanted to share some holiday photos of my family and home. We really are feeling the Christmas warm fuzzies this year, and the kids are so incredibly excited for the big day (picture them yelling “Santa! Presents!” … Continued
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