Friday faves


I’m slowly but surely getting my act together in 2020, and one of the first things I make sure to do during the month of January is to create my yearly book via Chatbooks. They have a ton of ways to do this, but I just make a hardcover book every year as a way to preserve my memories. If you are interested in checking them out, here is a link for $10 off your first purchase!

The snow is here to stay in Iowa and I broke down and bought my first pair of adult snow pants this week. I can’t let my kids have all the fun!

I had Monday off of work this week and so I decided to take the time to make a new recipe. This classic pot roast from The Pioneer Woman turned out to be a winner as evidenced when Marcus exclaimed, “Hunny, this is better than when I do it.” I’ll take it!

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Download: Christmas 2019

Let’s take it back, basically so that I can look here in future years and have a place for all of my memories, to this past Christmas season. We packed a lot of fun into a few days before we jetted off abroad.

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Friday faves

BooBooBlanket[Bitsy in a blanket]

Guys, I’m back. Did you miss me? I took some much needed time off over the holidays (I’ll be sharing more about that soon!), but I’m back and ready to take on 2020. How about you?

Up first, I thought I would share what I’ve been living in lately. I included it in my gift guide for ladies, but it is so good. My Dudley-Stephens fleece was a go-to while traveling over the holidays and I’ve even worn it into the office. Dress it up with a collared shirt, dress pants and heels. Get $25 off your first purchase here.

Valentine’s decor is out in full force, and these neutral corn husk hearts are calling my name.

It you are stuck indoors during the long winter months like us, you might be looking for ideas for your stir crazy kiddos. The boys recently watched a video where a family had created zip lines using string. After building some mini vehicles out of LEGOs and other random items around the house, they attached paper clips and then had races. We currently have three zip lines in our house and it has created hours of fun for the boys. Highly recommend!


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Oh what fun!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


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Happy birthday you filthy animal

Over the weekend we celebrated Everett’s sixth birthday with a Home Alone themed party, and man, was it epic! We both adore this movie and have watched it more times than I would like to admit – but it made it that much more fun to plan.


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GIFT GUIDE 2019: stuff your stockings

And with this post, my annual gift guides are complete. I hope you have found these helpful. Happy shopping my friends!GiftGuide2019_StuffThoseStockings

1 // Danhua Print Shoelaces
2 // JBL Clip 3 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
3 // Innisfree My Lip Balm Party Trio
4 // Simple Modern Tumbler Wine Glasses 2-Pack
5 // Singing Machine Carpool Karaoke Microphone
6 // Slip Slipsilk Scrunchies
7 // Beautyblender Just Encase Blend and Defend Trio
8 // Living proof Flex Hairspray
9 // Patchology Wink Wink Day and Night Eye Gels Kit
10 // Krayonshop personalized crayons

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GIFT GUIDE 2019: top ten under $25


1 // Oggi insulated champagne flute
2 // Reoxvo Keyring Bracelet
3 // Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
4 // Madewell Twinkle ID Friendship Bracelet Set
5 // Yanhao velvet braided headband
6 // Uncommon Goods Bubble Wrap Calendar
7 // Nordstrom Faux Fur Throw
8 // Madewell Oversized Velvet Bow Hair Tie
9 // Draper James cable knit mittens
10 // Uncommon Goods Game of Phones

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