≡ Menu


Around Here: August 2017

Hello hello! It's been awhile since I've done a good ol' life update, and today seems like the perfect opportunity. Our carpets are being cleaned so the girls are snuggled up with a movie in the basement, and I have a few minutes with two hands free ;) This summer has been a whirlwind of [...]

3 Steps to Summer Skin with Neutrogena

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FreshSummerSkin #CollectiveBias Summer has arrived here in Nebraska, and do you know what that means?! Goodbye sweaters, goodbye scarves, goodbye snow boots - and hello summer skin!  After hiding under layers upon layers of clothing all winter long, I [...]

Building holiday traditions: Melissa and Doug Advent Calendar

This post is in partnership with buybuy BABY, a brand I love. All opinions here are my own. I mentioned in Monday's post that holiday traditions are becoming increasingly important as my girls get older. They notice all of the little things: special decorations, festive treats, and seasonal music. Seeing their eyes light up at [...]

Comfy and Cute Holiday Style

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B’gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. It's that time of year - Thanksgiving feasts, cookie baking, Christmas decorating, gift shopping, and a flurry of other fun holiday events. And of course all of these occasions (no matter how big or small) [...]

Haunting at Hogwarts

Owl Post for Haunting at Hogwarts at Omaha Children's Museum

Halloween kicked off early this year with our very first "adult night" at Omaha Children's Museum. Last Saturday they threw a Harry Potter themed bash aptly named "Haunting at Hogwarts." It was an incredibly fun event - they thought through every last detail and made the night truly magical! I have some photos below, but you [...]

one change i made to be a more attentive mom

If there's one thing I know about myself, it's that I'm not a multitasker. Yes, I've mastered the art of nursing a baby while making lunch for a toddler, but as far as actual mutlitasking {really attending to more than one thing at a time} goes, I'm an utter failure. But that's ok! I've learned [...]

clean and simple "mom style"

With two little girls to dress, feed, and prep for the day, my own morning routine is often the last priority. And to be quite honest, that has resulted in many, many days spent in yoga pants and last night's pajama top... yes, even in public ;) A couple months ago, inspired by reading KonMari and [...]

car seat safety checklist

Simple four step car seat checklist to ensure your child is safe and secure at any age

We recently upgraded Everly out of her infant carrier into a convertible car seat. Cue the mom sob - "my baby is getting soooo big!" I had a lot of anxiety around this big decision. You hear a lot about car seat safety in the news - we all know not to have our kiddos [...]

she’s still little

she's still little

Everly is 9 months old now, and some days she doesn't feel like much of a baby. She's off - my little adventurer, explorer. No time for snuggles, books, or games of peek-a-boo. She has a big sister to catch, and new worlds to conquer. Independent. But then there are the mornings she wakes up [...]

when things don't go my way

You guys, I really (and I mean REALLY) try to keep things positive here, but lately I just haven’t been feeling very sunny. I feel stuck. Like absolutely spinning my wheels, going nowhere… stuck. Rereading my recent posts, I’ve noticed a reoccurring theme: “this busy season in our lives,” “this hectic patch,” “this stressful time.” [...]

to be completely honest

Our family is currently in a strange season of life - kind of stuck in limbo. We've been pretty stressed about selling the house and getting ready for our impending move.  And to be completely honest, most days I feel like my brain is functioning at about 50%! Here are a few other honest truths... To be [...]

ActivitiesforKidsMamaMustHaves CurrentlyReadingPrenatalandPostpartumFitness

latest photos