• Family Pictures…And What to Do With Them!

    I hinted in my What I Love Wednesday that we just had our family pictures done, and I couldn’t be more excited about how they turned out!  If you are a local to KC, you just have to look up Kayla Alden Photography.  She is a magician!  We’ve had her do newborns and family photos, and every time, one of our kids (almost always Jacks :)) is a disaster and doesn’t want to cooperate.  I always leave thinking, “Well, there goes all the $$.”  Then I get the pictures, and she gets that split second that the kids were looking…

  • What I Love Wednesday

    Today’s my birthday!! Ow ow!  I turned 33 today and I have to say, I’m at such a great place in my life.  I have so much to be thankful for.  And just like I do at each of my…

  • 5 Things I Learned From My Mom

    Earlier this week, I posted all about my sweet love, Jackson.  The boy who made me a mama for the first time. Now let’s get real for a second…motherhood didn’t come super natural to me.  In fact, for the longest…

  • All About Jackson

    In honor of Mother’s Day, I wanted to post all about my firstborn.  My love that made me a mama.  Today’s post is all about Jackson Cruz! I decided to “retire” from teaching and stay at home with Jackson after…

  • Our Summer Bucket List

    Each year, I get beyond excited for summer to get started.  No expectations, nowhere to be, long days, and late nights.  I just love it all!  But anyone else like me seem to have the summer slip through their fingers…

  • Backyard Construction Site

    Happy May everyone!! This could quite possibly be my very favorite month!  School is coming to a close for my little, my backyard is full of beautiful blooms, and the excitement of long summer days are upon us.  Windows are…

  • What I Love Wednesday…with a twist!

    I’m so excited to change up my What I Love Wednesday post to link up with three of my fav bloggers for a What’s Up Wednesday! This is such a fun link up with amazing bloggers to share just a…

  • Colton’s Nursery Reveal

    I’m thrilled to be posting the before and after photos of sweet baby Colton’s room with you today! First, because that means we.are.done! Allelujah! Second, that means that there is no longer the atrocious pink walls, the jenky shelves on…

  • How to Skim Coat Damaged Walls

    Take a look through my Fixer Upper Home Tour post and you’ll see the previous owners loved themselves some horrendous wallpaper. We’ve got floor to ceiling blue and white vertical stripes, very dark maroon and olive floral print, and some…

  • How to Start Each Day Less Chaotic

    I just recently posted my “What I Love” post and talked about starting my morning off with my devotional, Pressing Pause.  It’s a quick way I find myself entering each day and centering myself before the sun even rises.  I…

  • What We’ve Been Doing + What I Love Wednesday

      I can’t believe I’m writing this post on the first week of April! What?! February took 735 weeks to get over with and then March just flew by! Our weather has been such a roller coaster that one day…