• Lifestyle

    The Prettiest Everyday Dinnerware

    I received the Stone + Lain collection for free, but all opinions are my own. When my husband and I married, we went through the standard registry items of linens, dinnerware, and all the newlywed things. We picked out a pretty black and red dinnerware set that we later regretted as it cracked and chipped if you looked at it weird. I’m glad we also got a more formal set. After the years and our recent move, we donated the red and black set and bought a basic white set that is pretty much indestructible. While it works, I really wanted something to replace the B&R set in a pretty…

  • kid's bedroom

    Our Kid’s Bedroom

    When our kids were little, we had them share a room but split them up once we realized they kept waking each other up at night. Not in the sweet, playful way, but the crying, bedtime routine all over again way. With a toddler and infant, that was not something we wanted to go through every night. We made the guest room a separate kid’s bedroom. After the kids got older, our girl decided on her own to sleep in her brother’s room for company. His room started out as a guest room, so there was a full-sized bed there in addition to the crib. Over the years they would…

  • Lifestyle

    A Fairy Garden for Tinker Bell

    We are knee-deep into anything fairy-related over here. Tinker Bell is on repeat, we have countless dollar store wings, some pixie dust, and a fairy garden set. There is a house on the street where her school is that has a little fairy garden set that we see all the time. It’s got the little house, some glitter painted rocks and flowers. It’s super cute and she likes to take a good look at it all the time. My sisters gifted her a little garden kit and it was immediately built and put outside. Now she wants to make her own. We’ve been watching Tinker Bell and The Great Fairy…

  • scents

    The Power of Scents

    I just got my second COVID vaccine and after a good 48 hours of chills and body aches followed by extreme fatigue, I’m grateful to science that I am 2 weeks away from being fully protected. Everything we’ve been through this past year with the pandemic, the one resounding thing that is needed is calm. A pause in the day to make space to breathe, connect and let all the stresses melt away.  That may seem far-fetched given our daily responsibilities, but one simple thing we can do in starting on that path is to take in the power of scents. Of all five senses, the smell is the one…

  • Food

    in the kitchen

    So I’m not the best cook. If anything, I get easily discouraged in the kitchen. I don’t know how people see it as relaxing or therapeutic. It’s a lot of work for the 10 minutes it takes for you to eat it. By the time you dice the vegetables, cook the meat, make the sauce and let it bake in the oven I’m already worn out. My expectations sky-rocket and I’m wanting this thing to be the best thing I’ve ever tasted. It’s not. That being said, I LOVE to try new recipes (opportunity to be creative) and surprising myself. Sometimes it turns out tasting great and looking ugly (like…