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Around Here: May 2017

Hey mamas! I thought I'd drop in today for a regular old life update! I've been meaning to do these monthly, but April totally got away from me! Our family spent the better part of March/April sick, but everybody is now on the mend and life is returning to normal! I put my Orange Theory membership [...]

Christmas Wonder

This year's Christmas season has been one for the books! Everything about the holiday is magnified when it's viewed from the lens of my girls - they see the Christmas wonder in everything! From visiting a gingerbread village... To performing in her first Christmas program... To baking the perfect cookies for Santa... It's been an [...]

Lekue Lids

For several years, I've been slowly transitioning to more environmentally friendly products in our home. I'm nowhere near perfect, but I know that even the smallest change has a positive impact. Today I thought I would share three of my favorite eco-friendly switches! 1. Tom's of Maine Personal Care Products  I first started using Tom's of Maine when [...]

One Year Postpartum

9 months pregnant, 1 year postpartum

I’m 14 months postpartum now with baby number two. My sweet Everly is 1 year old and Eleanor is already three! I feel like I’m in uncharted territory. By this point in my first postpartum journey, I was already pregnant again. There was one month where I wasn’t breastfeeding or pregnant, so if you were to [...]

bottling up babyhood

Bottling Up Babyhood

Yesterday at the toddler Mommy & Me class at Mommy fitness, we talked about the emotional aspects of motherhood. The adjustments that take place when you become a mom: the challenges, the joys, the support we all need, and the changes to our self-identity. The timing could not have been more perfect, as my husband can [...]

smartypants vitamins

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! We had an absolutely GORGEOUS taste of spring here in Nebraska! It felt so good to soak up the sun and get some fresh air! We took full advantage of the winter reprieve with walks, swinging, and lots and lots of sliding :) I can absolutely tell a [...]

peter and the startcatcher

The following post is sponsored by The Rose Theater Ever wonder how Peter Pan became The Boy Who Never Grew Up? Find out at Peter and the Starcatcher debuting at The Rose Theater this weekend! In this hilarious retelling of the Neverland adventures, a nameless orphan (who we come to know as Peter Pan) meets Molly, [...]

no more shoulds

Hey friends! Long time, no talk! I didn't expect to take a week+ break from blogging, but alas, here we are. My laptop has actually been dead for most of the week - I can't remember the last time that happened! At first I felt guilty about my break - I should be blogging, I should be [...]

bumpdate: 38 weeks

38 week pregnant baby belly

It's Friday! And hopefully my last "bumpdate!" I'm 38 weeks today with our little lady, and I'm feeling awesome! I honestly have no complaints except that I'm getting REALLY impatient to meet my baby. I would really love to give her hugs and kisses rather than carry her in my belly at this point ;) [...]

Murnan Creative

Hi there! No new post from me today as I'm recovering from my girls weekend in Kansas City and currently studying for the final exam required for my teaching licensure (boo). However, today is a BIG day for my husband Jeff. He has been growing his web design business (Murnan Creative) over the past few [...]

Latest Love: bareMinerals

make-up bag

Welcome to my make-up bag... after years of different products moving in and out, I finally found the right mix. Take a look: I started my quest for the perfect makeup almost 3 years ago. I had been using liquid foundation for as long as I could remember, and I was ready for something lighter. [...]

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