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Hello 2018!

Happy New Year friends!!! How is it going so far? Ours has been off to a chaotic start but I have so much hope for 2018 and all of the changes coming our way! (When is our life not changing!) I’m starting the year with an open mind and fresh heart. I’ve always been a list maker and I love writing down my goals and plans and January 1st just feels like a great time to reassess!! Sharing some highs (and lows) of 2017, plans for 2018, and how I stay on track!!

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Yer a wizard! Halloween 2017

It’s no secret that I’m a little (read: a lot) Harry Potter obsessed!! I convinced the kids to dress up as Harry, Ron, and Hermione this year (though, the promise of lots of candy is usually enough to convince them of about anything lol) Thus entails quite the adventure…

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Fall Has Arrived On My Front Porch

You could say I’m a little Holiday obsessive.. I just love traditions so much!! Add in decorating and I’m all in! It can be easy to skip over these types of things when you are constantly in a transient state like we are but I find that I feel so much more “at home” when I

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Blueberry French Toast Bake

Happy Sunday friends!! We love Sundays in this house because it’s usually reserved for all things family… today we are going to go on the hunt for a great pumpkin patch since it’s our first (and maybe only?) Fall in the area. I saw a version of this blueberry french toast bake online and wanted

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October Is My Spirit Month | A Halloween Memoir

Friends who know me well know that Halloween is my jam… like if you text me, yes I’m watching Hocus Pocus, yes I’m drinking a pumpkin spice latte and yes I’ve already put up my decorations. I’ve always loved the Fall but my love only grows deeper with each year. It has been so much

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Addison’s Back To School Mini Style

Apparently, I was on a red kick when I was shopping for Addison’s back to school clothes, she loves all of her new pieces though! I can’t believe we have a soon-to-be third grader in our house!! School starts next week for both Addison and Elijah and if I’m being honest, we are so ready. My

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30 Day Spending Freeze

Deeeeeep breath here y’all. I’m not even sure where to start other than to say.. I’m doing it. This time, I’m really doing it. I know it’s summer.. and I’ve likely lost my mind but sorry kids.. we are going on a spending freeze. For friends who truly know me, they know how much like blasphemy this sounded

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The “Game” We Play That Changed Our Family Dynamic

*A super dated family photo because you obvs can’t do a text-only blog post these days right? #millenialsonlyskimread Y’all, how cryptic is that title?? I know, right? It sounds dramatic but it’s the truth!! The “game” started with a podcast I was listening to but I’m well aware it’s nothing new, on the podcast she

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DIY Bug Off Spray

It’s officially sticky hot here in Florida and that means.. ALL the bugs. Every single time we step outside, at least one of us is bit by an ant and those little guys freakin hurt!! I finally ordered the oils I needed to make our own bug off spray because Lord knows we need it! You know

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Our 30A Staycation

I’ll be the first to admit that just 3 years ago I told a Navy spouse friend, “We better never go back to Pensacola!!” and even a year ago when we road tripped through, I was just NOT excited to leave beautiful Colorado for Pensacola. We’ve been here 6 months and I can officially say

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