20 Gift Ideas for Every Mom

*Affiliate links disclosure: As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. This means if you purchase an item from Amazon through a link on my website I receive compensation at no extra cost to you. This time of year is filled with so many birthdays for our family! There are a couple of lovely … Continue reading 20 Gift Ideas for Every Mom

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So This is What 37 Looks Like… and Cake

It's official: I've made 37 trips around the sun. It doesn't feel like I should be 37, but then again, what is 37 supposed to feel like? I think 37 isn't too bad. I have two pretty awesome kids and an incredible husband. I have wonderful supportive family on both sides. We have a roof … Continue reading So This is What 37 Looks Like… and Cake

My Sweet Pea is Three

Today my coworker Juana asked me if I had discovered yet that raising girls is very different than raising boys. She had previously told me this and I had internally rolled my eyes. Even a few weeks ago I would have thought that was a silly statement. But, she has raised three girls and three … Continue reading My Sweet Pea is Three

Mom’s Marvelous Carrot Cake 

I love my mom's carrot cake.  It literally is the best carrot cake I have ever tasted. I am very picky when it comes to carrot cake.  I remember the first time I ever tried carrot cake: I was probably six or seven and my aunt brought out a cake after supper.  I was so … Continue reading Mom’s Marvelous Carrot Cake 

An Early Birthday Dinner: Swiss Steak

I don't know if I have ever mentioned it before, but I have the best parents ever. They always do so much for me and I appreciate them very much.  Saturday we drove almost an hour to my parents' house to celebrate my birthday a few days early.    My photographer husband helped my dad … Continue reading An Early Birthday Dinner: Swiss Steak

A Year of Abby

  Abby turned a year old last week.  It is hard to believe how much has changed in just a year's time.  The teeny tiny yawning baby laid on my chest at the hospital has changed into a silly, babbling, always moving, into everything toddler.  Our house has gone from a place full of cool stuff … Continue reading A Year of Abby