That “Something to Read” Gift? I’ve Got You Covered!

One of the first things I wanted to do when we moved was to get a library card. I used to have a major book buying habit problem, but #oneincome will cure a person of that problem pretty quickly. Plus, they have a cute story time once a week for the kiddos and it helps… Continue reading That “Something to Read” Gift? I’ve Got You Covered!

On Creating Balance

"What do you want for Christmas, Mommy?" my four year old asked me as we were mindlessly wandering the aisles of Target the other day burning time before her gymnastics class. "Sleep. Sleep is what I want for Christmas, baby," was my response. She looked at me like I was crazy and then threw her… Continue reading On Creating Balance

Making the Thanksgiving Rolls with My Mama (Complete with Recipe and Tutorial!)

I don’t know about you, but I just love the winter holidays. I can totally do without Valentine’s Day and even Halloween and all that, but Thanksgiving and Christmas are my all-time favorites. And even though realistically I know that every year will be a little bit different, I do sometimes wish that we could… Continue reading Making the Thanksgiving Rolls with My Mama (Complete with Recipe and Tutorial!)

Guest Post (and another fun giveaway!) ~ Seasons

Friends, I am so excited to share this guest post with you today. My dear friend, Erica Pelzel, owner of the Etsy shop The Lovely Hollow,  launched her own blog last night and it is simply stunning. She's an exquisite writer and incredible mama, and I'm so so grateful she agreed to do a guest post… Continue reading Guest Post (and another fun giveaway!) ~ Seasons

On Courage

Well the excitement and stress of moving into our new home has finally settled down a little bit. We have unpacked (most of) the boxes, set up rooms how we want them, ordered things that we needed to make our spaces complete. The kitchen's been appropriately sprinkled with bacon grease, we can almost park all… Continue reading On Courage

How to Build a House (in roughly 87,000 steps)

Okay, okay, don't stop reading. It's not really that many steps, but dang, it sure feels like it sometimes. We are mere days away from being at the end of this whole thing, and you know waiting patiently is not a strength of mine. There were some hiccups along the way (thanks a lot, weather… Continue reading How to Build a House (in roughly 87,000 steps)

My Postpartum Story (and the part of postpartum that often gets ignored)

Having a baby is the single most life-changing event I have experienced to date. I went instantly from running my own life to being at the mercy of the cutest little nugget. It was a confusing time though: mostly joyful, definitely hard, sometimes kind of lonely. Now that I am eight months postpartum and in… Continue reading My Postpartum Story (and the part of postpartum that often gets ignored)

Just an Albuquerque Girl Livin’ in Texas

I know I'm not the only one who adores autumn. In fact, I heard somewhere the other day that there are actual, researched, scientific reasons that we love this season: new school clothes, cooler weather, a sense of anticipation for the holidays. But I live in Texas, and here, fall comes either very late, or… Continue reading Just an Albuquerque Girl Livin’ in Texas

All. The. Feels. (and Lessons from a Four Year Old)

Yesterday was my little girl's 4th birthday. I can't even believe I've been a mama for four years, but October 2 arrived nonetheless. Birthdays are so fun: sprinkle donuts for breakfast, cookies with her classmates, presents, and of course, the cake. But birthdays can also be painful reminders of just how quickly time is moving.… Continue reading All. The. Feels. (and Lessons from a Four Year Old)

The Paralysis in the Perfectionism

My daughter is hunched over her art table, blonde bangs in her eyes, marker in hand, completely immersed in her work. She is creating. I watch her from afar, not wanting to interrupt the magic. I watch her pause and think about her next move. I watch her carefully move the pen across the page,… Continue reading The Paralysis in the Perfectionism