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I love this house, but I hate it.

Allow me to complain for a bit. So I’ve been thinking this post in my head for a while, and then something happened. A blog I follow, Young House Love, revealed that they’d bought a new house. Ever since they moved into their current one about 3 years ago, I’ve been following along, jealous at all the things they are doing to it to make it their own and awesome and wonderful. Jealous because Sherri doesn’t have to bug John about changing the wall color again, because changing the wall color is LITERALLY their job and what they get paid […]

And then there was cake.

Ainsley turned one on Friday! I was very lucky to have off that day (I work 9 hour days so that I can have every other Friday off), and Will took off the whole darn weekend to celebrate. Before her tiny birthday party (pics will come in a separate post – just us and the grandparents!), we did a little cake photo shoot. So yes, she had TWO cakes that day (both made by daddy). I can’t believe she’s ONE. It doesn’t really feel like yesterday that she was born and we brought her home (read her birth story here), […]

Baby Registry Suggestions…what to get and what you’ll probably get too much of.

Being a seasoned mother for almost a year now [pause for applause...and sob! she's almost one!], I’m finally putting together a list of stuff you should register for, buy for yourself, or buy for a friend who is going to have a baby. Yes, oooooobviously I am posting my Amazon Affiliate links, and we can be BFFs if you buy anything (even click through and buy an unrelated item) via one of my links. Thanks. You’re awesome. Clothes in 9 months + Tip #1 if you’re buying for someone…do NOT buy newborn clothes. Do not buy 3-6 month clothes. A […]

ThredUp review children’s thrifting online – plus obligatory cute wedding pics.


So a while back, I happened upon ThredUp. I kind of forgot about it, but then was reminded again semi-recently. ThredUP is basically a consignment store for kids online. It’s not like eBay and the like because you just send your stuff in, they deal with all the photos, descriptions, listing, etc – and then after it sells you get moola! I browsed and found some cute things, but didn’t order. Then they sent me a $10 credit. THEN I happened upon a deal on Totsy where I could get a $20 credit for $10. So that meant that with […]

Project Be Jel Update

Here’s an update on my little “get skinnier” project. It’s now about 9 months post-baby and I am back down to a bit less than pre-preg weight (I was a bit heavier than I’d prefer pre-preg). I’m a bit more jiggly, but that comes with the territory. I stuck with the situps pretty good for a while, then faded out. So now I just have dance, walks while babywearing a 20lb baby, and not eating food because there are more important things to get done when the happy is happy and/or napping. So I’m really pretty happy with where I […]