Vlog001 (this is not a test)

WE DID IT. We finally took the jump, recorded and posted our first vlog and you can watch it here… YOU GUYS we did it! …PSSSSST this is when you chime in and tell me how proud you are of me! It’s not perfect, it’s not how I imagined our FIRST vlog going, but I couldn’t continue to wait any longer. Life was happening and moments I wan’t to capture were passing me by. No more waiting for the perfect time; a better camera will come, better audio will follow, getting better at using the editing software comes with time, I’ll learn to always shoot horizontally and better […]

Baby Products That Last (the test of time)

When it comes to baby gear I am all about LONGEVITY. Whether it’s to keep for future babies, for friends with future baby plans or to sell and recoup part of my investment back. For me I look at the company and brand, are they reputable, do they make a quality product and have they lasted the TEST OF TIME? Just off the top of my head, a few brands that come to mind when I think quality baby gear, I think Fisher-Price, Graco, Britax, Peg-Perego, Munchkin… all these are companies that have been around the (baby) block. They have lasted the test of time through not only […]

Baby Monitor Bliss

I like to sleep next to her, without having to sleep in her crib.  I like to have my eye on her at any given moment, but also giving her space. …and I can with a video baby monitor.  Why steer away from a brand you love and trust between kids, right? When we were on the hunt for a baby monitor for Stella I did search around to see what was new on the market, but at the end of the day I knew I would end up with a Levana Baby Monitor. We had one with Sofia, we bought ones for our friends who were […]

Crying Over What Could’ve Been

Go ahead! Call me an EMOTIONAL WRECK you guys…. but do you ever do this? Do you find yourself crying over things that could’ve been? Like a child you may have never had?! Lately I’ve been going back and thinking what if (it’s a very dangerous place). Letting my mind go to a place of what “could’ve been” royally sucks. Just a few weeks ago I thought about how life has changed since having Stella and I was quick to remind myself how crazy I was for thinking that we thought we were done after one. Sofia had my heart, she kept us busy, we were getting into the swing of […]

FAMILY: Sisters; what I wish for you

When Sammy and I toyed with the idea of having a second child my only hope besides dodging the unfortunate colic bandwagon this time, was for Sofia and her sibling to hold a relationship like I do with my siblings; an unbreakable bond of sibling love that goes far deeper than any friendship could ever. The reassuring feeling that no matter what road you take, however much time has passed or distance between you, no matter what unforgivable fashion choices you’ve made this person will forever love you, support you and stand by your side. Besides a clean bill of health and as little heart break as possible […]

I’m The Worst Neighbor

KEEPING UP WITHE THE JONESES CAN BE A TOUGH ROAD Being a good neighbor doesn’t have to be difficult, but quite frankly you can make it that way. Trying to top your neighbors at every opportunity you get, and apparently… this is exactly what I’ve done to myself.! We live in an amazing neighborhood. We have neighbors who we often carry long drawn out conversations at fence level with about the weather and how home renovations can suck you dry. We truly feel as though we have struck it rich living in the home and area that we do, but with the good comes evil right? The feeling of […]

FAMILY: I’m A Good Person, I Swear!

  I’m a rule follower, in most cases. My parents, I respect them, their rules and the reasoning behind them enough to know it was best for me. My school teachers, I aimed to please without going overboard, did what I was asked to the best of my ability, listened in class and respected and appreciated their time and knowledge. My bosses, they said what was expected of me and I would always make sure it was done and a bit more. The cashier at a local u-pick field, not so much. Hear me out, I respect him, his job and his super helpful pick tips, but following […]

LIFE: Hey! 2016, You’re good people!

I’m really loving how 2016 has presented itself. Very mellow, non-threatening, easy in a good vibes only sorta’ way. I made no wild resolutions, nothing that will have a choke hold on my daily running thoughts, I’ve expected nothing from the likes of the changing year, just simply to enjoy each day. January 1st: Spent the first morning drawing a bath for myself, soaking away with some fancy pants bath salts that Sammy spoiled me with in my stocking over the Christmas Holidays. Good right? Wait it gets better; Sofia was more than content playing trains and simultaneously watching Netflix while Sammy vacuumed and cleaned bathrooms. Is this even real life?! […]

FAMILY: wasting time waiting for the perfect moment

The memories we made are what’s important, that flawless vintage tea cup that sits prestigiously in it’s glass house holds absolutely no meaning to me. When it comes to sipping tea, my first choice is always from a vintage tea cup that my nanna gave me. When she gave me these porcelain treasures her intentions were to add quantity to my collection, but of course not to be used until the an royal occasion presented itself. The funny thing is, she never set rules to these occasions, but I did know they were there and I did know I was to abide by them. So you can imagine the confusion that set in when she […]