listening: to Taylor Swift (dang, her new song is catchy) and Maroon 5.

eating: A handful of Fritos. My last indulgence before hitting it hard this week with workouts and better eating habits.

writing: this post, a couple lists. Gearing up for another busy week!

watching: Kenley play with my fall decorations that I put out.

wishing: that this day wouldn’t end. I love 3 day weekends! Also, wishing a Happy Birthday to my sister, Jamie!

wanting: the laundry pile to disappear!

looking forward to: Family photos this week, the last room in the house to be finished so we can enjoy it this fall/winter.




Happy Weekend!

Happy Labor Day weekend, everyone! We have a few plans around here, so I will be taking the long weekend off from the blog. In the meantime, check out my photography website– I just updated it with my most recent wedding. I won’t lie, it might be my most favorite one yet! I’ll be back… 

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Life Lately: School Starting Edition

Summer is officially over in this house as Brayden started back to school last Wednesday. He is going to a private preschool this year, and going every day but just in the mornings. So far, he really likes it, and he is doing well. I am hoping that this year he will be prepared for… 

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My Favorite Transitional Wardrobe Pieces

Fall will be here before we know it, and for me, that is JUST fine. While I do love the summer heat after our ridiculous winter, there is nothing better then scarves, boots, and of course, football! A lot of my summer favorites can transition really well for fall– here are a few! Black Maxi… 

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Dear Newlywed…

Dear Newlywed, I was in your shoes once, almost 7 years ago. I had butterflies in my stomach, and more love than I could possibly contain for my husband. I knew that marriage was a commitment but I had no idea what would come our way in the next 7 years. This isn’t to scare… 

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Easy Everyday Outfit #AddSparkle

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AddSparkle #CollectiveBias Brayden’s new school schedule has really snapped us out of our lazy summer schedule. On the days I still want to feel lazy but look put together, I pull out my trusty sidekick– the maxi dress…. 

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Encouraging Imaginative Play with Froot Shoot

Thank you to Fruit Shoot for sponsoring today’s post, but my love for their juice and endorsing children’s imaginations is all my own! Imaginative play is something that my kids do pretty well these days. From pretending they are being in the movie Frozen, to having races on an imaginary track, this occupies about 80%… 

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High Five for Friday

Well, hey there Friday. I am SO glad to see you! We survived the first week of school. Brayden has done really well, but the whole having to go everyday thing might take some getting used to. The littlest blondie is having a hard time adapting to earlier wake up times even after going to… 

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Twenty Nine.

I turn 29 today. I don’t feel 29. I feel like a college girl living a really grown up life off campus with a husband and two kids. I just can’t believe it has been 11 years since I first went to college. My, how time flies. Today, I want to share with you the 29 things… 

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First Day of School

Today was Brayden’s first day of school! He is doing one more year of preschool, and going every morning. That definitely shakes up our routines. However, we are so blessed that he is at a school only 2 miles away from our home! How on earth is my baby this big? He did excellent this… 

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Paperless Coupons: My New Obsession

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias Let’s talk about coupons. Personally, I hate to clip coupons. I know I should, I could save a LOT of money, but it takes TIME. I basically can’t commit to clipping coupons. In the past when I… 

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