My cup runneth over.

It has been too long since I’ve counted His gifts. Every once in a while, usually when things are going well, I count in my head and give thanks. But writing them down is even more fulfilling. His gifts are all around me this lovely Saturday morning. They include: 1. the start of a three-day…

So much to do, so much to enjoy.

Honestly, I hardly even remember what weekending was like before baby. (Oh, that’s right, I used to make pasta from scratch.) I did all the same homemaker-y things I do now. Back then, it felt leisurely and almost–dare I say it?–fun. Nowadays, as a mama and full-time professional, my weekends often feel like┬ánever-ending┬áto-do lists. Simply…

Pinterest, meet reality.

Know what’s even more fun than pinning? Creating! I’m a lucky lady to have a husband so interested in this stuff. We’ve got a nice little arrangement going: Pinterest and I provide the creative direction, and he does the work. Sounds fair, right? (Honestly though, he loves it.) Our first big undertaking began just two…

Homemade calendar journal.

This year, I decided to make a homemade Christmas gift for my mom and sisters. I stumbled across this fun idea for a DIY calendar journal and adapted the project, simply using items around the house. (Total cost was $0, since we already had the paper/wood.) I started by designing my print template in Photoshop,…

Chalk it up.

Since the nursery is donzo and the to-do list is wiped clean, I’m finding other ways to stay busy. Last year I slapped some chalkboard paint on my office closet doors. I’ve written on them maybe twice (and Kelby added his own–ahem–graffiti, which was quickly erased!), but for the most part, I ignore them. I…

Pantry: stocked!

It was a rockin’ Friday night at our house… We stocked up on groceries… to the extreme! Yes, Kelby thinks I’ve jumped off the deep end. Yes, I love him for (1) agreeing to buy all these and (2) lending his muscles. Yes, I do intend to lose baby weight+. But a (breastfeeding) girl’s gotta…

Christmas home tour.

We’re definitely not Black Friday shoppers. Waking at an insane hour, fighting crazy crowds… gross! Instead, it’s “tradition” (well, has been for three years now) to spend the day after Thanksgiving waking up slowly, sipping coffee, listening to festive tunes and decorating for Christmas in our pajamas. That’s exactly how our morning was spent, and…

Weekend Recap.

This weekend I… Held my cousin’s new babe in my arms. Watched The Pioneer Woman. Didn’t clean my house. (Done before the weekend!) Fried up some garden fresh veggies. Gathered and loaded baby photos of Kelby and I onto our digital photo frame for the nursery. Strolled through the neighborhood, enjoying the autumn air. Borrowed…

Garage sale success!

Yesterday we did something I haven’t done since childhood. We had a garage sale! It was hard work. But, considering the profit we made, I’d definitely do it again. (Not to mention–I feel like our house has “lost weight” from decluttering. ‘Gotta love that.) Plus, I got to hang out with my mom and my…

Nursery mood board.

Introducing the nursery plan… I am just giddy about this design! (I always get like this when an interior design plan comes together in my mind.) Let me explain: 1. The fitted crib sheet. Now this. This is what inspired the whole room. (Thank you, Pottery Barn Kids.) I’m in love with the unfinished-coloring-book look…