Mental Health Update: Facing the Highs & Lows

I’ve been MIA from blogging for almost two weeks now…I was going to write a post about my recent trip to Las Vegas for my youngest sister’s Anti-Bachelorette Party, but then my grandmother passed away last week and that took precedent. During the past couple of weeks, I’ve been doing pretty well considering my last…… Continue reading Mental Health Update: Facing the Highs & Lows

Tips + Tricks

Saving Money: Children’s Consignment Stores

Oliver was so spoiled. Well, he is still spoiled, but I’m referring to the fact that he was the first baby, first grandbaby, first everything and everything he received was new. Oh how I wish I wasn’t so snobbish, maybe I’d have more money! My mom shopped at consignment stores when my sisters and I…… Continue reading Saving Money: Children’s Consignment Stores

Tips + Tricks · Uncategorized

My 5 Minute Face

Gone are my days where I could spend forever sitting in front of my vanity, carefully applying layers of makeup and working on my hair. Some links in this post contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. Being a fair-skinned redhead, I…… Continue reading My 5 Minute Face

Honest Parenting · Tips + Tricks

Must Haves for Newborns

Chris and I were the first ones out of our families (extended family included!) to have a kid. Now there are four kiddos and two more on the way! We had to navigate the new world of parenting on our own, and we’ve had our fair share of hits and misses. I’ve put together a…… Continue reading Must Haves for Newborns


Why Blogs are More Tempting than a Cinnabon

Well maybe not more tempting than a Cinnabon. I had the best cinnamon roll of my life just the other day at Panera Bread. I can’t turn down a cinnamon roll. If you were to give me the choice of either eating a cinnamon roll or read a blog, I’m pretty sure I’d eat the…… Continue reading Why Blogs are More Tempting than a Cinnabon


Christmas Eve Nordic Tradition + Our Norwegian Infatuation

Ah, Norway. Home to Disney’s “Frozen” and the Norse God, Thor.  Chris and I both have Norwegian and Irish backgrounds. I also have German, and he has Croatian (I think it’s Croatian…). But we’re both really into being Norwegian. Christmas Eve We spend Christmas Eve with his side of the family. Sometimes we make it…… Continue reading Christmas Eve Nordic Tradition + Our Norwegian Infatuation