How to be content with what you have…

This is something I struggle with on a daily basis. But, it's complicated. I love my family completely--I wouldn't change a thing about them. What I'm talking about is material possessions. I feel like with so much social media, all we see are things we should have, want or strive for. We should aim for … Continue reading How to be content with what you have…

Sooooo ready for summer…

Our whole house--seriously, summer can't come soon enough!! My son is ready for school to be over & getting him up in the mornings is getting to be more of a chore. My daughter is eagerly waiting for the beach. I'm just ready for a break from the daily grind. We planted our flowers weeks … Continue reading Sooooo ready for summer…

Mother/Son Night…

So, Dex & I went to our first Mother/Son night tonight through his school. My goodness, it was crazy!! I seriously felt like we were at a rave for kids. There was laser robot dancers, a crazy strobe light dance floor with a dj...laser tag, a Mario Party truck, trucks & k9 dog attacks. All … Continue reading Mother/Son Night…

What’s a “perfect mom”?

Let me be clear, I am in no way a perfect mom. I had someone make that comment to me the other day and it has bothered me since. I'm not sure exactly what a perfect mom even is. I love my kids, but they drive me nuts. I love spending time with them, but … Continue reading What’s a “perfect mom”?

Letting our kids grow up…

My son started kindergarten today. I'm both happy for him and heartbroken, scared, etc. My husband & I met with his teacher, the school psychologist & principal yesterday to go over what the plan is for him and the evaluation for an IEP. He's in a great school & they all seemed like they know … Continue reading Letting our kids grow up…

So, I painted the door…

So, I mentioned before how I was thinking about painting the pantry door. Well, I did & I love it! All of the walls in our house are still so white. When we moved in, all we painted was the bedrooms. And with our kitchen being white, I needed some color. I love it--it gives … Continue reading So, I painted the door…

Easy DIY wall art…

Just a quick post here. I love planners, especially pretty planners. Happy Planners are my favorite--they sell inserts to customize your planner. I will even buy packs of the inserts to use them for other things, besides my planner! Here are simple frames from Ikea (4x6 Fiskbo frames) with the inserts cut to size. Super … Continue reading Easy DIY wall art…

How to deal with stress?

I feel like if my husband summed me up in one word, that word would be stressed. I don't handle stress really well. I'm not someone who can just let things go. He doesn't let much get to him, I, on the other hand, let everything get to me. If I'm not stressing about our … Continue reading How to deal with stress?

It’s been a while…

There has been a lot going on lately. My grandpa, who's 98 & I've seen at least once a week my entire life, had a stroke almost 2 weeks ago. It happened after him & I got back to his place from running errands. I, thankfully, was there with him & called 911 in time, … Continue reading It’s been a while…

Should you paint pantry/closet doors?

While I'm working on organizing the kids' stuff, I got sidetracked by our pantry. The standard white bifold door is starting to bore me. I love pops of color throughout the house. I don't know if I'll ever paint our walls anything outside of white, because I'm unable to pick a color and be confident … Continue reading Should you paint pantry/closet doors?