Tag Archives: Love

Babies Don’t Keep ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Hi guys, sorry we’ve been totally MIA. We’re soaking up the time and enjoying our little one as much as we can, and he’s keeping us busy, too. Now that Wyatt is back at work, I’m on full time momma duty at home, not to mention I’m starting back to work myself as I try […]

Will’s Birth Story – Part 2

For Part 1 of this story, see this post. We had arrived at the hospital  at 4:30 pm and spent an hour or so getting checked in and set up with the monitors before being admitted. My doctor was out of town, which I knew ahead of time, but was relieved that the on-call doctor was my […]

Will’s Birth Story – Part 1

You guys, it was hard. To be fair, I knew it would be hard. The labor part, that is. I had read the books and articles. I researched. We had taken classes. I knew labor would be hard. And it was. Still, I wasn’t at all prepared for the emotional turmoil I felt in the hours […]

My Hospital Packing List – FREE PRINTABLE

***Pssst! Because you’re awesome for stopping by our site, you can get some awesome freebies (like a customized version of this printable, custom photo Christmas cards, and awesome party invitations!). See this post for more info!)*** Well, all the expert sources, blogs, books, and advice from well-meaning family members agree–you should start packing your hospital […]

26 Years Young

On Tuesday, Wyatt and I celebrated my birthday, which was wonderful. I wondered if I’d be sharing my birthday from this year forward (my due date was Wednesday) but Beanie decided to keep hanging out in there, so I guess not. I even had Wyatt take a couple photos so I can remember how big […]

Wonderful Walls + Free “Hello Sunshine” Nursery Printable

I finally got around to adding artwork to the walls in the nursery. I have to say, I wasn’t sure that would happen before Beanie arrives, but three cheers for a few final pushes, right? Over the crib, I wanted to create a little gallery of some of my favorite prints. Some, I had been […]

Four Years Later

Yesterday, Wyatt and I celebrated our fourth wedding anniversary. It wasn’t all that fancy of a celebration, especially considering the “party” started with me having a doctor’s appointment to check on Beanie and then having to run errands, which made me late getting back home. We talked about going to Hereford House for dinner, a […]

Weekend Update: 4th of July Fun

Well, like the rest of the country, we spend the weekend celebrating Independence Day. Wyatt had Friday off of work, which is always really nice, even though I had to work most of the day. I’m trying to finish up a bunch of assignments before Beanie’s arrival into the world and I need all the […]

Weekend Rewind: Fresh and Frozen Food Edition

This weekend, we harvested a bunch more blueberries from our garden. I can’t even tell you guys how excited I am. Also, I can tell you that I’m super pregnant. 🙂 We got to enjoy fresh garden goodies on our plates, too. Also, on Saturday, we had some friends come up and we tackled a […]

Halfway Hopes for Our 2015 Goals

Well, June is nearing July, and that means we’re due to report on how we’re doing at the halfway point for the year on our resolutions and goals for 2015. 1. Develop a weekly cleaning routine. I decided to wait and try and start this after the baby arrives, as it will be a lot […]

Weekend Rewind: Showers of Blessings

You guys, Beanie and I (and Wyatt) are feeling the love after a weekend of baby shower goodness. We started off the weekend with a wonderful get-together with friends to catch up and celebrate our soon-to-arrive little one. We left feeling pretty great about the awesome people we have in our lives. Of course, to […]

Weekend Rewind: Babymoon Edition

Okay, so this weekend wasn’t really a big vacation like most people classify as babymoons, but we did sneak away for a few days to relax. We spent some time in our home away from home (AKA: Branson) and did a whole lot of nothing. For those of you not familiar with the term, a “babymoon” […]

Catching Up With the Kitchen

Remember when only used to talk about the crazy kitchen project that took us forever? Ah, those were the days, huh? Just kidding, I’m sure you all are a lot more interested in variety, but I wanted to go ahead and talk about a few little updates we’ve made to the kitchen, decor-wise in the […]

Fresh is Best: Painting the Basement Guestroom

A few weeks ago, I talked about painting the nursery a fresh, light gray. Similarly, we finally got the new basement guestroom painted. We used the exact same color because we got the paint for free (BOGO) and I figured it would be a nice, fresh, blank slate for the guest room. And, since it’s […]

Weekend Rewind: Memorial Day Edition

This weekend was a good one for the Shipman family. We hope you also enjoyed the holiday with friends and family, all while remembering those who have served and passed on before us. We’re feeling especially blessed because we were able to both tackle some projects around the house and spend time with family and […]

Weekend Rewind: First Mother’s Day Edition

This weekend was a special one. My first Mother’s Day as a momma. Of course, I haven’t yet met our little one, but in our mind, we became parents from Beanie’s first moments of existence, so we still were happy to celebrate just a little bit. On Friday night, we had some church friends over […]

Getting Going on Our Goals for 2015

Well, it’s the middle of April, which means I’m already over due for an update on how we’re doing with our 2015 goals and resolutions. I think we have some decent progress to report, but not much has been “done” to be able to cross it off the list. Time to dive in and see […]

Beginning Beanie’s Nursery – Mood Board and Plans

I tend to be a little scatterbrained when it comes to decorating and projects around our house. Being pregnant and semi-overwhelmed about all we want to accomplish between now and then doesn’t help. So, even though I’ve been pulling ideas and thoughts together on what Beanie’s nursery should look and feel like since WAY before […]

Sandwich Snacking: Sponsored Post for Hillshire Farm

This post is #Sponsored by Hillshire Farm, but the words and opinions are all our own.  Last week, we shared a recipe made with Hillshire Farms smoked sausage. Yum. We also had the opportunity to try their new Naturals lunch meat. One of the good things about this turkey is that it’s slow roasted in […]

Weekend Rewind – Camera and Cows Edition

Wyatt and I spent a great weekend visiting our family, which included a couple birthday celebrations (one belated, one early, but still) and some baby animals, both cows and cats. Wyatt’s dad took us around to see his new calves. My mom got to show off the new little kittens they have. I also spent […]

Getting Saucy with Sausage: Sponsored Post for Hillshire Farm

This is a sponsored post for Hillshire Farm. All views and opinions are our own. A few weeks ago, we were contacted by Hillshire Farm about creating a couple recipes for them. Since we had several requests for recipes and reports of our kitchen in action now that it’s almost completed, we figured it was a […]

Weekend Rewind: Springing Into Action Edition

This weekend was wonderful! The weather was nice, we didn’t have anywhere to go (besides church and a couple meals we met up for with friends) and we were able to tackle a bunch of projects we’ve been needing to get going on. Three cheers for a progress-filled weekend! Woohoo! Sorry, I’m just a little […]

A Quickie Scarf Solution

Not that we’ve had almost a week of spring weather, I’m starting to get the urge to clean everything in our house. One thing that’s been driving me particularly crazy is the back of our closet door. I’ve been using it to store both hoodies and scarves all winter and it’s getting a little, or […]

Weekend Rewind: Taste of Spring Edition

You guys, it’s been 60 degrees the last three days in a row. Is it cliche to say the little babe in my womb has been leaping for joy? (Okay, so I’m just now getting to the stage when I can feel those little movements more often) but I like to think it’s because we […]

Our Pregnancy Story

We had our 20 week ultrasound today and are ecstatic to know Beanie is growing normally and is perfectly healthy. We know anything could still happen at any time but were super happy to get a little glimpse of our little one. And no, we didn’t find out if Beanie is a boy or girl. […]

Weekend Update: Valentine’s Edition

Well, our first Valentine’s weekend as a family of three (to be!) has come and gone. I didn’t feel wonderful, but we still enjoyed the time together. I even updated our chalkboard to help set the mood a bit for this lovey-dovey day. We had some friends come stay with us and took a day […]

It’s Time to Register – Sponsored Post

This post is #Sponsored by #TargetWedding, but the words and opinions are all our own.  It’s almost time for Valentine’s Day, which means everyone has roses and chocolates and fancy dates on the brain. Now that we have a baby on the way and several remodeling projects to finish up, date nights are hard to […]

Meet Rhonda 2.0

Ok, we haven’t officially settled on a name, but I wanted to go ahead and share how we spent last night… Yep, we said goodbye to good old Rhonda the Honda and replaced her with the same car…only 19 years newer. We didn’t get a brand new one. It’s a 2009 Accord, but it’s quite […]

Oh, Baby! Free Pregnancy Countdown Printable

I’m not going to lie to you guys, I’ve been sick a lot of the last 8-10 weeks. And my motivation is lower than low. As in zero. So, I haven’t done much of anything that can be qualified as progress, unless you count laundry and occasionally paying bills or unloading the dishwasher. Nope. I […]

Our Goals for 2015

Well, now that we’ve been honest about how we did last year, I guess it’s time to post our list of goals for 2015. I had fun looking back at our resolutions and goals from 2014, 2013, and even 2012. I’ve started calling these lists more goals than resolutions because resolutions typically are more general […]