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A Chocolate Chip Cookie Themed Party – Will’s Sweet 2nd Birthday

For Will’s birthday, I always try to fill the celebration with his favorite things. This year, that would be all things “Cooo-kee!” Or specifically, chocolate chip cookies. So, we went for a cookie themed party birthday for his 2nd birthday celebration. I printed some cookie images and made some fun little banners, and we even had […]

Summer Home Goals Update

It’s time to fess up and share a sort of non-update in the form of a yearly home goals update. It’s summer, and that means it’s time for the halfway point panic, right? Well, read on for what we’ve done so far, what we still have to do, and how I’m learning to cope with […]

Home Goals for 2017

We’re a few weeks into 2017 and it’s time we (finally) share our goals for the year. After a fairly poor showing last year, I tried to be a bit more realistic, but I can’t help myself–I did include some big stuff, too. As well as a few things we didn’t get done from our […]

A Quick Look Back at Our Christmas

Hey friends, happy 2017! I’m going to be honest and say that I’ve been a terrible blogger. More specifically, we’ve been terrible home bloggers. We haven’t had any real home updates for you all in awhile, and few other updates either. I’m hopeful for a fresh start and a renewed joy in checking in with […]

Where have we been?

You guys, I’m sorry. I have been slacking so much over here when it comes to posting on the blog. The truth is, life has been crazy. For one thing, just when we get caught up, something like this happens: Yep, that’s my #DIwYatt fixing our washing machine. For the second time in only two […]

A Fun (Shutterfly) Family Book for Babies

One of the things on our goal list for this year included making some toys and games for Will. Even though I didn’t specifically include books in that goal, I wanted to share a fun book project I recently completed that has become one of Will’s very favorite books. Basically, it’s a DIY Shutterfly family […]

A Cool Key – Wyatt’s Awesome Wooden 5th Anniversary Gift to Me

I wanted to share an awesome little project Wyatt and I sort of tag-teamed a couple of weeks ago that all started with his awesome wooden 5th anniversary gift to me. As a little backstory, when we were dating, Wyatt gave me an antique key after I mentioned I thought they were really cool. He picked […]

DIwYatt: DIY Stadium Seat Tutorial

Melissa asked me to share the tutorial and plans behind our DIY stadium seat she debuted on our blog’s instagram. Here’s the backstory: over the weekend, we met up with some friends for Shakespeare in the Park, a “free” (donations accepted) show held each summer near the Plaza in Kansas City. #kansascitydatenight with good friends and […]

A Day in the Life

Hi friends, happy weekend! I thought it would be fun to share a little glimpse into our day-to-day routine since we haven’t been doing any big projects lately. Plus, we use this little corner of the internet as a sort of journal of our lives, chronicling projects and trips and life milestones. So, I’m sharing photos […]

Weekend Rewind – Memorial Day Memories

This weekend was a breath of fresh air. After a rough week of Will being sick while I struggled to meet work deadlines, I was ready for a little break. Not to mention, it’s been raining for weeks and weeks, which gave me a serious case of spring fever. We were able to spend time […]

Where we’ve been…

I’m sorry we’ve been so quiet this week. (Not a single post–the shame!) So, I wanted to check in and just let you know that yes, we’re still here, and yes, we have several projects in progress. And several other projects that are completed and just waiting to be written about and posted…but, it’s been […]

Feebie FriYAY – Loved & Lovely

Today’s #FreebieFriYAY is a reminder I need to hear daily. Or hourly.  Because I often don’t feel loved. Or lovely. Motherhood isn’t exactly the most glamorous job out there. I mean, unless you think yoga pants covered in baby drool and smeared vegetable puree, stained nursing tanks, old stretched out t-shirts, and three-day old hair […]

Progress Check – 2016 Goal

It’s time to talk about our progress, so far, on our goals for the year. I honestly haven’t even thought about these much so I’m guessing this isn’t going to be all that encouraging, but here goes nothing… 1. Add a garbage disposal back under the kitchen sink. Hooray! We can cross the first item off the […]

Bedroom Style Shopping with Kirkland’s

A few weeks ago, Kirkland’s reached out to us to see if we wanted to do some style “window shopping.” Because I like to shop, and because I’ve been feeling totally stuck on finishing off our master bedroom, I was excited to spend a few minutes browsing their website for ideas. I wanted something that […]

Sweet Treats! Free Foodie Valentine Printable Cards

I know it’s not Freebie FriYAY….but it is the week before Valentine’s Day…which means it’s time to stand in a crowded aisle of the grocery store searching for the perfect card (that doesn’t exist) wishing there was an easier way to tell your special someone just how much you care about them. We’re not big […]

How We Did on Our 2015 Goals

It’s time to go through our list of goals for last year and take a final inventory of how well we did. I’m pretty pleased, overall, and excited to start on some new things in 2016! 1. Develop a weekly cleaning routine. I have a scheduled set, but I usually miss at least one day […]

Outtakes from Will’s First Christmas

It seems like the last month was a whirlwind of people, parties and presents. Also, unfortunately, tissues, coughing, stuffy noses. In keeping with his mother’s notorious ability to be sick on Christmas, Will got RSV a week before the bulk of our holiday events. Thankfully he didn’t have to be admitted to the hospital for […]

11 Years Ago…

Lately I’ve been amazed by life. (If mushy-gushy stuff isn’t your thing, you might want to skip this post. However, there are some gems of old photos at the bottom…) How amazing is it that 11 years ago today, sixteen-year-old-Wyatt asked fifteen-year-old-me to be his girlfriend while we were huddled up together on a school […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]