Sweet Spring

Chalk Couture, Crafty Mama, DIY

Spring came so fast that I totally forgot to change up our home decor last month! Here’s a video showing how quick and easy it was for me to change up the design on our Board & Pillar Stand sign. The previous design featured our guest WiFi network and password. Now it’s this quick, simple, […]

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Easy DIY Keychains

Chalk Couture, Crafting, Crafty Mama, DIY

Broadening my crafting horizons a bit and came up with these fun, easy DIY keychains! I never really incorporated hardware and metal in my crafts until recently (ie the wood earrings I made a bit ago), and I’m starting to really love it! By now I’m sure you’ve noticed a trend in my personal design […]

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Family Life, Marriage, Mom Life, Wife Life

Perspective. per-spec-tive (noun): a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view. I recently had a very raw and real conversation with my husband about perspective. Why do people see you in a certain way? Why do people expect certain things from you? Is it an actual fact or is it […]

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Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Shirt

Chalk Couture, Crafty Mama, DIY

Here is a video of me making an easy DIY Valentine’s Day shirt design using the Vintage Truck and Spring Add-On transfers from Chalk Couture. I’m not usually super into Valentine’s Day, but I have to admit, my daughter sparked something in me. She loves Valentine’s Day and all the pinks and reds and hearts, […]

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Custom Chore Chart

Chalk Couture, Crafting, Crafty Mama, DIY

Here is a time lapse video of a fun, custom chore chart I made with some Chalk Couture products. I want to teach my girls the importance of being responsible and accountable.. in a fun, crafty way, of course!

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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

The Other Side

Family Life, Mom Life

As a mother, you live for your children and give everything to make sure they are protected from any harm. You do all you can to prevent them from experiencing any type of pain. As a pediatric nurse, you comfort families during what is often the worst time in their lives. You are used to […]

March 28, 2018

Funktional Chaos

Family Life, Mom Life

Hello and welcome to my blog. This is something that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time and I finally decided to just do it. Not sure what will come of it, if anything, and honestly I don’t know if I expect anything to come of it, but I figured let’s just see […]

March 23, 2018