Keeping Handwritten Notes Alive {basic invite}

I wrote and passed notes in high school EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. In fact, I have a shoe box full of handwritten notes that meant more than just a pen to paper; some they confessed high school true loves or silly moments we never wanted to say allowed but never wanted to forget. It’s no wonder why people can grow a strong love for stationery, it can carry so much emotion.  The more digital we get, the more I want to make sure that handwritten notes never fade in my house. From unexpected letters in the mail, to notes or drawings tapped to bedroom doors, lunch kit love notes and […]

3 reasons why it’s a bad idea to skip your baby’s bath

You know that glass of wine you reward yourself with when you cross that “bedtime routine” finish line each night? That first celebratory sip that brings all sorts of feel good emotions to your ever so depleted and exhausted body… yah! That for you, is a bath for your baby. Now don’t go beating yourself up about it, there is no need to add to your mom guilt and feel bad about depriving your child of their wine each night, just start the routine now. >> In the case that my BABY LIQUOR THEORY didn’t convince you (hard to believe), I came prepared, here are 3 good reasons why you should be bathing […]

The Emotional Side of Sleep Training

This is a good idea right? Tell me we’re making the right decision for her? YOU GUYS, day 3 of sleep training is tough… and not why you might think! Tonight Stella put herself down in 2 minutes, all by herself! Sammy put her into bed, wide awake and in 120 seconds, less time than it takes for me to steep a cup a tea, this kid was sawing logs with ZERO protest! She snuggled into her crib, found her cozy spot and drifted off to la la land ALL. BY. HERSELF.  I can’t tell you how proud I am of this little stinker, 6 months and already […]

Best Nursing Bra IN ALL THE LAND

BEST NURSING BRA is a pretty bold statement, am I right? It maybe bold, but it’s also very much the truth!   I bet you’re wondering how in the world I can make such claim, I mean who am I, what are my credentials and have I been awarded any sorta’ certificates that would make me a reputable source? How about having to wear one for 5 MONTHS STRAIGHT! I’m sorta’ thinking this gives me some type of qualifications that allow me to make such profound claims?! DAMN IT! I’m a Nursing Bra connoisseur! You guys! It’s very much true! I’ve been wearing a Nursing Bra since getting home […]

Finding Healthy Food for a Picky Eater

The ONLY way I can get this picky eater to try new things is to make it fun… THE ABSOLUTE ONLY WAY! I know I’m not alone because there are Pinterest boards dedicated solely to parents with picky eater. From sneaky ways to hide healthy foods within a meal or genius ways to slice and dice their food and present it in a cute and and hopefully appetizing way. Hand this kid of mine a peanut butter sandwich and she will refuse to even touch it, tears will be shed people, real crocodile tears. But hand her a peanut butter sandwich shaped like a heart sitting beside a […]

Your New Favorite YouTube Family {family & life}

  It’s true, we’re bringing our crazy lives to youtube! It’s been something I’ve been wanting to do for a while, but the thought of adding more to my already overflowing plate sounded just chaotic… so instead I sat back waited until I had a brand new baby and even more on my plate then I decided nows the time to dive into our youtube channel. No time will ever be perfect, this I know, I’ve just been feeling like I’ve missed sharing so many amazing moments in our lives that I would’ve loved to have caught on camera. I wait no more, miss no more memorable moments, […]

Our Christmas {wordless wednesday}

{WORDLESS WEDNESDAY} almost; Christmas has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean I can’t go back and reminisce about the disgusting amount of cookies I consumed and Sofia’s faces as she opened her mortgage payment… I mean Hatchimal. YOU GUYS! what a fun Christmas we had. As tradition has it, our family spent the night at my parents where we appetizer-ed out for dinner, opened our Christmas Eve box filled with new jammies, Finding Dori Monopoly and treats galore. We put cookies (the ones I didn’t like), milk and carrots under the Christmas Tree for Santa and wrote him a threatening sweet little letter and slept with our stockings at the foot of our beds. It was […]

Whistler Traditions {travel + fashion}

Screw Christmas Crackers and New matching pajamas, I’ve managed to make a vacation a holiday tradition in our family…  trust me guys, I’m even baffled by this one.    Sammy and I have been vacationing in Whistler over the Holidays since we first started dating 10yrs ago, ACTUALLY WAIT!  we even went there for our Honeymoon! This folks is why we call Whistler our happy place. We go up as close to Christmas as we can afford (no seriously, that’s the truth!). If we can manage a great rate or snag a Living Social deal early on in the year we go the week before Christmas, if we can’t and we’re hogtied into […]

Kicking off the New Year… with ZERO sleep!

Guess what’s totally a real thing? 4 month sleep regression!  Guess what isn’t funny and A LIVING HELL? You guessed it Christmas Fruitcake and 4 month sleep regression! So funny story, the last 4 nights I’ve slept zero consecutive hours. That’s right, you heard me, I have yet to get in a solid hour of sleep this entire year… 4 month sleep regression, it’s a cruel thing. I mean it’s not like I saw it coming and had mentally prepared, NOPE! I just found out about this hogwash yesterday. Literally yesterday morning during an online thumb-stomping pity party when I mentioned how Stella was partying her nights away with me as […]

Merry Christmas People!

If you’re reading this right now, on Christmas Eve, I LOVE YOU! Seriously! giving me any of your valuable time over the Holidays means a lot (this sorta’ makes us family, no?). May this adorable picture make it worth your time and possible “slipper to your head” thanks to Aunt Mable who hates social media and has gotten into the Rum and Eggnog a little early this year. Now go! Get off your phone, get back to your family and love them hard!  Have yourself a merry little Christmas!