Shop Small in a Big Way

I know I harp about this a lot, but seriously, shop small or local whenever you can. This year has been particularly hard on small businesses and that makes me sad. If every family made it a point to buy a couple gifts from a local sales rep or small business, imagine the difference that … Continue reading Shop Small in a Big Way

Hard Pill to Swallow

Have I mentioned how much I despise 2020? Yes? Well, let me just do it again. This past Wednesday, I ended up driving Mark (my wonderful husband) to the ER with a tablet lodged in his esophagus. That was NOT what I meant when I said we needed a night out! From the time he … Continue reading Hard Pill to Swallow

Hindsight is 2020

I haven't written in a really long time and that's mostly because this past year has been somewhat of a nightmare. I HATE complaining and being a Debbie Downer, so I just avoided writing, which actually probably made things seem worse. It's no secret that 2020, thus far, has been horrible for pretty much everyone. … Continue reading Hindsight is 2020

How to Disney

Many of you have reached out since our last Disney venture asking a common question, how do you go about planning a trip to Disney World?   The easiest way to plan a trip to Disney for some might be working with a travel agent and simply let them make your plans for you.  You do not … Continue reading How to Disney

Happiness is Infinite

If there is one piece of advice I wish I had listened to growing up, not comparing myself to others would win, hands down.  It took me well into adulthood before I stopped comparing myself to everyone else worrying if I was good enough.  The thing is, I could always find someone who I thought was … Continue reading Happiness is Infinite

Be Kind, It’s Actually Easy

I am so heavily burdened right now for someone I care a great deal about, and my desire to help her in any way I can is constantly on my mind. It is so easy to fall prey to hurtful words that someone spouts at us as adults, but as a young person, this is … Continue reading Be Kind, It’s Actually Easy

Paths of Uncertainty

So many things have transpired since I have written anything! We moved out of our house into an apartment with hopes and plans of finding land and building a house.  As usual, things did not go according to plan.  Things were going according to plan until my husband crushed his foot at work.  Along with … Continue reading Paths of Uncertainty

Packed & Ready

We are officially packing and getting ourselves ready to move!  I had planned to get a lot more done this past week, but the flu pretty much knocked me down and stomped on me. We did manage to get our keys to the new apartment this weekend.  Yes, apartment.  I am not super excited about … Continue reading Packed & Ready

Oh Snap

We were forecasted a "dusting" of snow on Friday and we ended up with more like 10 to 12 inches! We have had such a fun weekend of sledding, playing in the snow, making hot chocolate, and being lazy.  Tonight, we decided the best end to our snowed in weekend would be ginger snap cookies.  … Continue reading Oh Snap


As you can guess from my lack of posts recently, I have been unbelievably busy! Grayson is now in kindergarten, Fiona is in preschool, Mark and I still work, and now we are also trying to sell our house while simultaneously finding the ideal place for a new one!  In all the craziness, I have … Continue reading Simplify