Our Bentley Boy

Now that the cat’s out of the bag, (or should I say dog…) I thought it would be only fitting to share a bit about our sweet Bentley Boy! As you know, we’re total animal lovers. We’ve had 2 dogs and 3 cats since our first year of marriage.  WHERE IT ALL STARTED Our two dogs Chloe and Allie are Shi Tzu Bichon mixes (aka teddy bear breed). They were 3 years or so apart in age and such...
Surprises About Motherhood

Top 10 Surprises About Motherhood

As a mom, I would have to say there were a lot of surprises about motherhood. Over Mother’s Day weekend I started to think of life before babies. I started thinking about what I was like. The person I used to be.  Things have changed so much since having kiddos. I’ve heard it said that two people are born when a baby is delivered. A baby and a mother.  That couldn’t be any closer...

Staying Organized As a Busy Mom

Us mamas are all extremely busy. It can be extremely difficult to stay organized as a busy mom. Between school, work, house hold chores, meals, doctor visits, sports, lessons, etc. The list is basically never ending! My schedule is jam packed with things from morning until night.   My role as mom, maid, cook, home manager, homeschool teacher, music teacher, musical director,...

EASTER APRIL 2021

We had such an amazing Easter with our family and friends. I know fall is DEFINITELY my favorite ... like ever... but spring is definitely RIGHT behind it!I am obsessed and always have been with candy shell, pastel colors! This year, I thought it would be fun to share our Easter with you and some of our family traditions! 1. The Decor With the help of Hobby Lobby and Amazon , my house was fully...

Jaden’s Birth Story

With Jaden’s 6th birthday last week, I thought it was only fitting to finally post his birth story on the blog. Many of you have already read Parker James’ (if you haven’t… it’s a doozy!) MY PREGNANCY  I found out I was pregnant with Jaden the summer of 2014. I was immediately sick (even at only 5 weeks pregnant.) Everyone told me it would be a few short weeks of nausea and then...
HALLOWEEN COSTUME IDEAS

HALLOWEEN COSTUME IDEAS

Here are some of my favorite Family Halloween Costume Ideas that we’ve done over the years! So… I LOVE Halloween! I’ve told you this in my other fall posts (Spooky Movie Night,  & DIY Doormat,) but seriously- Fall is my HAPPY PLACE!!One of my favorite types of nights EVER is a chilly, spooky night bundled up with comfy clothes and a Halloween movie! Just the BEST!It also helps that I...
Spooky Movie Night

SPOOKY MOVIE NIGHT

We had the move fun Spooky Movie Night the other night and wanted to share the fun with you! I just LOVE the end of October! Yes, I know. It gets a little cold and dreary instead of the bright crisp fall days.  But something about that full moon, cloudy feeling close to Halloween is just SO fun!  Remember running around on Halloween night to all the parties and trick or treating? THAT is...
personal time management

PERSONAL TIME MANAGEMENT

Personal time management can be a super tricky thing for some! For me, with the jobs and projects I work on, I have had to get organized and have a plan! Let’s face it. Life is hard. And life is BUSY! There are so many things we’re expected to keep up with.  Jobs. Household chores. Lawn/garden care. Holidays. Vacations. Birthdays. Family events. Social events. School events. There’s....

1st BIRTHDAY PHOTOSHOOT

Even though I'm in FULL swing fall mode, I realized if I didn't get a blog post out with these adorable 1st Birthday Photoshoot photos from Parker James's 1st birthday in August, I never would get them posted! And they are WAY too adorable not to share! Where we live, there is a little town called Kimmswick. It has the sweetest shops and restaurants. This little town always feels like something...
easy birthday cake recipe

SIGNATURE BIRTHDAY CAKE RECIPE

This is by far my favorite birthday cake recipe I’ve ever used!You probably know by now that I LOVE a good party! Anything with events I am all about! If you read my post on Parker Jame’s 1st birthday party, you already know a bit about how I do my cakes.Let me start out by saying, I am NOT a baker or really even a cook. I TOTALLY fake it! It may be better to call this a birthday cake...