New projects!

Chalk Couture, Crafting, Crafty Mama, DIY

Here is a video showing two of my latest projects for October! Check out my FB page for all my latest projects!

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DIY First Day of School Sign

Chalk Couture, Crafting, Crafty Mama, DIY

My 4 year old daughter wanted to make her own sign this year! Check it out!

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Erin Condren Deluxe Monthly Planner Pen Test

Planner Girl, Planners

Here is a pen test video that I did in my new Erin Condren Deluxe Monthly Planner.

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A (not-so-warm-and-fuzzy) Birth Story

Child Birth, Mom Life, Pregnancy

In honor of April being c-section awareness month, which until recently I didn’t even know was a thing, I decided to share my first birth story. It was intense and dramatic, less than ideal to say the least. I guess the courteous thing to do here now is post a trigger warning for others with […]

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2019: What I Learned Last Year, and What I Hope for This Year

Family Life, Mom Life

I can’t believe 3 weeks have already gone by in the new year. I have been trying to get a blog post up, but of course, life happens. The days just keep rolling by with or without you and you just have to figure out how to catch up! What I learned .. It takes a […]

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The Joys (and not-so-joys) of Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding, Mom Life

Let’s talk the B word for a minute. No, not that B word, the other one. Breastfeeding. Unfortunately, there is such a stigma around it that it sometimes feels like it’s a bad word. I’m lucky to not have been a direct victim of the ever-so-popular term “shaming,” but regardless of that, especially with my […]

September 10, 2018

The Other Side II

Mom Life

April 24, 2018. Surgery Day. Nerves and excitement all rolled into one emotion as we headed to the hospital early that morning. Max was going to have surgery to get her ostomy taken down. It came quickly and slowly all at the same time. The thought of another surgery was scary, but also exciting that […]

June 1, 2018

A New Adventure

Chalk Couture, Crafting, DIY, Mompreneur

Ever since I started crafting I always kept an idea in the back of my mind that it would be really cool to make some money out of it one day. Yes, I have a full time job and a family to take care of, but I have been hopeful that something would eventually come […]

April 23, 2018


Crafting, Planners

I’ve been a planner girl for as long as I could remember, but it wasn’t until just recently — maybe the last four or five years — that it seems like it became “cool” again. The struggle of finding printable inserts, project planners, dashboards, dividers, notepads and stickers is a thing of the past and […]

April 17, 2018

Wedding DIYs

Crafting, DIY, Weddings

I thought it would be fun to do a post on our wedding DIYs since wedding season is approaching. I’ve always liked doing arts and crafts but I think my love for crafting really developed when Josef and I started planning our wedding. After getting a few quotes for wedding invitations we quickly realized that […]

April 5, 2018