Basic, Perfect, Homemade Marshmallows

I started making marshmallows a few years ago and they became a quick family favorite. They’re fluffy, and beautiful, melt slowly and better than store bought, and are sturdier so they stand up well on a cookie plate at a Holiday party all on their own. I love them because they seem like a fancy, […]

Friday Feels.

I’m always over caffeinated on Fridays. The second cup, or press, or pot, always sounds like a good plan. The day is rife with relief, it’s Friday, support is home for two full days in only 9 hours. But the day is rife with the weight of the week too, the hours on hours that it’s been […]

Great Book List Gift Guide!

Books are an ever-popular present around our house. More than likely every member of our family will have a book or two in their stocking, as we are all big fans of new reading material. I have my eye on this one (Love Warrior) and this one too, even thought I kinda have a love/hate […]

The Perfect Storm, An Awful Parenting Day

Our oldest didn’t fall asleep till nearly 11pm, after losing her second front tooth, her sister woke her early at 6am to see what the Tooth Fairy (they are aware it’s me) brought her. Both were disappointed in their presents and took it out on each other/our few rules/and loudly. It’s Monday. From the moment […]

Winter Fashion

I used to post quite a bit of outfit ideas and inspiration here. But as the years have gone by, I’ve felt less and less connected to fashion. What I enjoy wearing seems to shift every two years or so, my style changes, and as such I would rely heavily on Fast Fashion (H&M, Old […]

Why YouTube?

This past weekend I did something that scared me. I started a YouTube Channel. I’ve loved sharing on Snapchat and Instagram this past year, but the slow to load links, 10 second cut off, and disappearing content was always a bit frustrating and I have a lot I want to share, talk about, and engage with […]

Motherhood, My North Star

I have tried to swing the pendulum into different genres when I write. I have tried to step back from talking about motherhood. Over the years I have experienced online bullying, and scary real life bullying. I have also experienced deep, authentic heart connection with friends and readers as a direct result of my words. I […]

Black Friday Snow Day!

This Black Friday, we shopped a few deals on Amazon and then hopped in the car and headed off for a snow day! Here are the four things we do to make snow play more successful with kiddos! Pack lots of extra clothes.  We dress our kiddos in a extra warm base layer made of thin material, […]

Opt OutSide: but first…

We’re about to hit the road to get some green and snow in our lives, but first I wanted to share a few of the amazon deals that are freaking amazing today. This little camera is SO FUN. It’s a perfect teenager gift, pre-teen gift, or family present. We have one and ADORE it. Also, […]

Happy Thanksgiving

Last night I laid on my mat, finishing up a yoga video with Charlie. It was a gratitude specific practice and at the end the teacher said,  “lay into your mat and feel the ground supporting you.” My mind wandered and I thought, this isn’t the ground (not immediately), it’s this home. The floors of […]