mommy friends

Throughout today, in situations that can only be described as mortifying, my best friend proved once again why she really is the best and why I’m so thankful I’m journeying through motherhood with her by my side. If you’ve raised little ones, you know the awkward moments that almost unavoidably come with potty training. To some degree, most of us have been there. I’m currently in the eye of the storm with our two year old, Mairi. I can deal with… Read more »

snow ice cream

This was such a fun way to make the most of all the snow that we have outside! The kids loved this activity and truthfully, the snow ice cream surprised me with how delicious it is. As far as recipes go, this is the easiest thing I’ve ever made – it’s pretty foolproof (my kind of cooking)! Recipe: -8 cups fresh snow -1 cup milk (any variety) -1/3 sugar -1 Tsp vanilla -(Optional: toppings) Directions: (Differs from what was shown… Read more »

Well friends, I officially dropped the ball with Valentine’s this year. Normally I’m completely prepared by at least the week before, but with everything going on lately, our house isn’t  sporting a single heart (gasp!) and I really only started giving thought to what the kids are going to hand out at school yesterday (#truth). If you’re finding yourself in the same position, fear not, I have the cutest DIY Valentines that take no time to whip up and your kids… Read more »

I can’t chat about the week to come without touching on the week that was… what. a. week! If you read last Sunday’s blog post, you know I had a lot on the go. While my planner was definitely packed, I thought I had it all choreographed perfectly, and I did, until we had two snow storms! Now that I’m on the other side of things, I can chuckle over the chaos, but while in the thick of it, it… Read more »

toddler girl bedroom

Well friends, it is official… while the baby of the family will always be just that, Miss Mairi is officially a toddler. I’m sure what defines the transition from baby to toddler varies by parent, but for me, it is packing away the crib. This was done without my input a few weeks ago while I had the boys out at a birthday party. Rob felt she was ready (I’ll refrain from sharing my thoughts – ha!) and so I… Read more »

Lots on the docket this week, so I’ll jump right into sharing what the plans are! On the home front, I am pushing through with the remaining organization projects. My main focus areas are the back entryway closet, my new office area, laundry/utility room and craft closet. The list is only a tad overwhelming when I think of how much work this will involve, but one. task. at. a. time! Knowing I won’t be able to check everything off this… Read more »

monthly favorites

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meal plan

Look at me go… two weeks in a row posting my week at a glance and this week I’m adding a video! I won’t make any commitment that I’ll be doing a video every Sunday, but at the least I’ll be sharing our weekly meal plans. I chatted a lot in the video I posted, so I’ll keep things short & sweet on the blog for this week. Check out the video below for details on what’s going on this week… Read more »

meal plan week at a glance

Let’s pretend it hasn’t been nearly a year since I last posted to my blog and just carry on, okay?… My Week at a Glance videos have always been pretty popular on my channel, but like my blog, I dropped the ball (whoops!). For 2017 I’d like to pick it back up, but keep things simple by primary posting here. If I’m able to swing it on our busy Sundays, I’ll also do a video sharing my planner spread. I’m… Read more »

marie kondo spark joy tips

I haven’t exactly been quiet about my love for Marie Kondo’s latest book, “spark joy”. Quite the opposite. I’ve been bragging up “spark joy” every opportunity I get (you’d honestly think Ms. Kondo pays me… I assure you she does not -ha!). I really wanted to spend time going through the book several times before sharing the key points that resonated the most with me. “spark joy” is very dense with information, so it took me a bit to really… Read more »

monthly goals february

Some months I really have to work to come up with my five goals, while months like this one, it’s very apparent to me what they should be. February’s five goals were made obvious through the month of January as I started the year off very focused on establishing my work and family life balance. I’m creating more content than every before and couldn’t be happier doing so; but with this comes more of a time commitment. The investment of… Read more »

konmari kitchen organization

I’ve only just recently recovered from how much work purging our kitchen was (seriously, how can such a seemingly small space hold so much stuff?!). Knowing I had to face the same space again and reorganize it all, had me stalling. If you find yourself feeling the way I was, fear not friends, I got through it and not only did I survive, I promise it wasn’t nearly as bad as I had anticipated. In fact, having a strategy and keeping… Read more »

sparkjaymariekondo

Not to be too dramatic, but I have counted down the days in my planner to the circled January 5th release date of Marie’s Kondo, “spark joy”, for well over the last month. I had questions that only Ms. Kondo could answer and I hoped this companion book would finally shed some light on what I felt was vague or completely omitted in her first book, “The life changing magic of tidying up”. And friends, Marie Kondo, delivered. Before I… Read more »