The Year of Intentionality

The Year of Intentionality

Today, my little baby boy turned one month old. I’m kind of in denial over here! It’s truly amazing to think about how quickly these first days have sped by. Part of me wants time to slow down. The other part is excited for the day when Benj and I will get to sleep...
Moving Day is Almost Here

Moving Day is Almost Here

Autumn is definitely making its presence known today. There’s a chill in the air, cloudy grey skies, and rain sprinkling on and off. I opened my kitchen window to let in the breeze. As I stood there, looking out and washing a few dishes, I was struck by the fact...
Babymoon on the Oregon Coast

Babymoon on the Oregon Coast

Earlier this month, over Labor Day weekend, Benj and I took our babymoon! I’m definitely glad we took it when we did. I was 26 weeks pregnant at the time. Benj and I both agreed the time away was well spent, and it helped us to gear up for our last trimester and...
Rustic Autumn Decor (and Our Current Plans)

Rustic Autumn Decor (and Our Current Plans)

Happy first day of autumn to you! Fall is officially here at last, and I’m planning on soaking up every moment of this beautiful season. On today’s agenda are overcast skies, a nip in the air, hot autumn spice tea, and warm vegetable lentil soup. Yup, you...
5 Vitacost Food Staples I Buy and Love

5 Vitacost Food Staples I Buy and Love

I recently received an order from Vitacost in the mail. My box had several food staples that I order on a regular basis, so I thought it would be fun to share them with you! I’ve been ordering from Vitacost for the past 8+ years because there’s a lot to...
Packing My First Box at Summer’s End

Packing My First Box at Summer’s End

I can hardly believe we’re nearing the end of this summer! While I had hoped to be blogging more frequently, my life just hasn’t allowed for it this summer. My chronic illness is the main culprit, and many days it’s a struggle to simply function. I...
22 Weeks, Pregnancy Update | Jack

22 Weeks, Pregnancy Update | Jack

from my pregnancy journal… 21 Weeks This week was pretty calm overall. I had some up and down days health-wise, as usual. Overall, I still think I’m seeing some improvement. I’ve created a morning routine that seems to be doing me some good. My mornings start...
20 Weeks, Pregnancy Update | Jack

20 Weeks, Pregnancy Update | Jack

I’m officially 20 weeks along and halfway to my due date! It’s certainly been a crazy couple of weeks around here. This baby is full of surprises already! from my pregnancy journal… 19 Weeks Well, we found out yesterday (July l9th) that this baby I’m...
Woodland Themed Gender Reveal

Woodland Themed Gender Reveal

Today, I have a very special name and gender reveal to share with you! If you know me well, you know that I love surprises. I always have, and I’ve always loved being able to surprise others on special occasions or for no reason at all. Turns out, this little baby is...
18 Weeks, Pregnancy Update | Jack

18 Weeks, Pregnancy Update | Jack

This update is for weeks 17 and 18! We’re nearly halfway to meeting our sweet babe, and I can’t get over how fast time flies sometimes. from my pregnancy journal… 17 Weeks This past week has been an interesting one! The first few days were a...
16 Weeks, Pregnancy Update | Jack

16 Weeks, Pregnancy Update | Jack

I’m 16 weeks along! I had planned on writing and blogging more, but I’ve struggled with feeling poorly a lot the past few weeks. I’ve just had to take most days minute by minute, not getting discouraged by my limitations. It’s easy to become discouraged,...
13 Weeks, Pregnancy Update | Jack

13 Weeks, Pregnancy Update | Jack

I can’t believe that I’m already 13 weeks along and nearing the end of my first trimester! How time flies. All in all, my first trimester wasn’t too bad. I didn’t have morning sickness that I couldn’t handle, even though my food aversions...
Saving Up the Little Moments

Saving Up the Little Moments

Life is made up of thousands of little moments. As my belly grows, and as we anticipate the arrival of our baby this December, I’ve been thinking more about how little time Benj and I have left before there are three of us out in this big wide world! We have 28...
10 Weeks, Pregnancy Update | Jack

10 Weeks, Pregnancy Update | Jack

Today is a grey day. My husband made me an amazing peppermint mocha with a shot of decaf espresso. I have a warm piece of gluten-free, chocolate chip banana bread slathered in grass-fed butter sitting next to me. I guess that means I have no excuse not to sit down and...
8 Weeks, Pregnancy Update | Jack

8 Weeks, Pregnancy Update | Jack

I’m still playing catch-up, so this photo was taken 2 weeks ago today at 8 weeks. The first couple of weeks seemed to last a month, as I was trying to adjust to the reality of being pregnant! The last month, however, has seemed more like 2 weeks. It’s...