summer bucket list

it's been nearly 8 months since my last post, and I honestly thought I was done with blogging. but, i'm thrilled to say that i'm back. I promise to update you on what happened during this time but I wanted to dive right in with my first post.[ credit: countryliving.com ]summer is my absolute favorite… Continue reading summer bucket list

sweater weather

as much as i love summer for its long days, the warmth, and the "carefree" living, i also adore fall for the crisp weather, the foliage, fun fall activities, and the fashion! i have a love/hate relationship with my figure.  as much as i embrace my hourglass shape, it can be downright infuriating to find… Continue reading sweater weather

candytopia

i actually am not a big candy fan. that's dennis' thing. i'm more a of a chocolate girl. still, when i scrolled through my facebook newsfeed one day and stumbled upon a candytopia  post, i was intrigued. this interactive candy exhibit looked outrageously fun and it made for good instagram photos - what most of us… Continue reading candytopia

5 years and counting

june 29, 2013. five years ago, dennis and i were married in hamden, connecticut. how has it only been five years? so much has happened since our wedding that it feels more like it has been a decade. one factor is the bit with the emergence of two little ones. at times, i'm still in… Continue reading 5 years and counting

penny’s 3rd birthday

I promised myself I wouldn't go all out for penny's 3rd birthday, especially since I had spent so much time, energy, and money on Ezra's 1st birthday. but, it just isn't me to not find an excuse to stay up late party planning and making decorations. penny doesn't really love anything else as much as minnie… Continue reading penny’s 3rd birthday

long winter days and nights

i believe in process. i believe in four seasons. i believe that winter's tough, but spring's coming. i believe that there's a growing season. and i think that you realize that in life, you grow. you get better. ~ steve southerland this quote is so on point. winter can be dreary, depressing, and drags on… Continue reading long winter days and nights

welcome, 2018

and just like that, another year has gone by. in previous years, like millions of other people, my new year's resolution used to be to lose weight. although i would love to get my post-pregnancy bod back into shape i really want to focus on my emotional and mental state as well as my overall happiness… Continue reading welcome, 2018