Stuff I Love!

5 Awesome Toddler Christmas Gifts

I know it's early to start talking Christmas but I like to get my shopping taken care of before the crazy Christmas rush.  That also leaves me plenty of time to wrap all my presents and get them under the tree.  I love walking into my living room to the smell of a Christmas tree… Continue reading 5 Awesome Toddler Christmas Gifts

Stuff I Love!

Frugal Friday #2

I wish I could be an extreme couponers that gets a week's worth of groceries for my family for like $17, but alas, I am not.  I am also not one of the crunchy mom's who only feed their children granola and organic veggies.  Not that I'm against either of those things but somedays I… Continue reading Frugal Friday #2


Foster Parents?

In 2015, back when we still lived in Wisconsin, we started looking into becoming foster parents.  At that point we had been trying to conceive for 18 months and had nothing to show for it except an ectopic pregnancy that resulted in the loss of my left fallopian tube and ovary. My husband and I… Continue reading Foster Parents?

Stuff I Love!

Frugal Friday #1

Hi everyone!  Welcome to my first Frugal Friday! Three months ago I left my job to move across the country to support my husband's growing career.  We decided that this would be a good time for me to take some time off of work so I can spend more time with my son while he's… Continue reading Frugal Friday #1

Baby, infertility, Marriage

Building a Family

The past year or so we've really struggled with the idea of adding to our family.  When we were first married we talked about having two or three children.  We so looked forward to having babies and raising them together. Then I was diagnosed with infertility. When I was finally pregnant with our son we… Continue reading Building a Family

Baby, Life, Theodore

Fall Fun

Two weekends ago we finally went pumpkin picking.  Even though Teddy is almost 2 years old this is the first time we've been.  Last October was really rough with two deaths in our family and the last thing we were thinking about was pumpkins.  So this year we knew we had to make it a… Continue reading Fall Fun