*This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see my disclosure page.* As an adult it’s really hard to make new friends, especially if you are a stay at home mom, work from home, or hell, even if you DO work it is hard. When I first moved across the country from Michigan to Arizona, I didn’t know many people. There were a few people in the area that I knew from college but wasn’t close with. I[Read more]


A pre-baby bucket list. That’s a thing right? I have been going around the house cleaning like a crazy person and throwing away a lot of clutter. I’ve been painting and planning what we need to get done around the house. I told Ryan I was “pre-nesting.” I’m sure that’s also a thing. I was totally on board with having a baby before we were married. I even thought we would maybe conceive on our honeymoon (sorry if that’s TMI)[Read more]


Happy Mother’s Day to all the mamas, moms-to-be, grandmas, foster moms, mom-like women in our life… you get the idea! Hope you are having an amazing day – you deserve it! Today I was thinking about all the little things my mom has done for me. I thought about the things that you don’t think to say thank you for in the moment and then eventually forget about but deserve acknowledgement. Just one of many moments that came to mind[Read more]


Less than 30 days ago I was in Jamaica on my honeymoon. Why does it feel like it was at least a year ago?! I am feeling in need of a vacation and wish we were going somewhere and have the urge to book a flight. Only one problem… I quit my job this week and we are on a major budget! I’m not a huge fan of “staycations” – probably because I still haven’t completely fallen in love with[Read more]


My mom works at a school and also does an after school program where she mentors young girls and does activities with them. As part of their end of year meeting, all the mentors are reading a letter they wrote from themselves to their 5th grade self about to enter junior high. She asked me to write one that she could read the girls, so they weren’t just hearing from older women and it really got me thinking! I wish[Read more]


“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes but when you look back, everything is different…” – C.S. Lewis. Are you ever doing something typical in your normal, everyday life and remember something you used to love? Feelings of nostalgia came over me today when I was putting fresh sheets on the bed after a shower. I used to love coming in when I was little in the summer and showering at night (since there was no school or[Read more]