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It’s been a while.

Testing, testing. Is this thing on?

So, it’s been a while since I last blogged. Like almost a quarter of a year.


I guess you can say we’ve been a little busy. Life. You know.

So here’s a few photos of what we’ve been up to. The biggest thing would probably have to be our kitchen remodel. I need to share a good post on that soon. It’s not done, but close. Let’s hope that I can get back on a regular blogging routine soon. Let’s see how this goes.

The kids, they are pretty cute.

I took Tucker and his buddy Luke on a night out for Luke’s birthday because we missed his party. They were fun.


I bought some flares, distressed & fun to wear.

We went to the fair with friends.

& bought 4-day passes for Disney. First up was Magic Kingdom, we have three more days of fun left to have.

I did fun things with my team, like attend opening day at the stadium to see the Astros.

& here’s the kitchen, or at least a sneaky peak of it.

We have five chickens now and get four to five eggs a day.

Our pool opened for business this weekend, I think spring break had something to do with it.

& this weekend we started building this. Every kid’s dream hideaway. I know I wish I had one growing up!

More firsts in #ourforeverfloridahome

It’s finally that time of year. The holidays are here, well, they’ve been here for some time. I shared with you what Christmas looks like in our new home a few weeks back. A few things have been added since then, a few things moved, just figuring out where I want everything.

What I really can’t wait for though are the firsts that will take place over the next few days in this new home. The first time we put on our Christmas pajamas (the kids get them every year, and sometimes Mike and I get some new ones, too. I forgot to buy us some this year and I finished the last of my shopping earlier today. I have no plans to go anywhere near a store in the next 48+ hours so it looks like old jammies for the two of us this year). I can’t wait to tuck the kids in on Christmas eve, for the first time in this house. Waking up on Christmas morning and opening presents under the Christmas tree and welcoming family to our home is another first I’m looking forward to.

I cleaned the house from top to bottom this morning. Mike helped and so did the kids. We went through their rooms, a tradition of ours, searching for toys we can donate to some boys & girls in need. We are ready for the next few days, to say the least.

This Christmas is a little different than others though because we’ll be heading out bright and early the day after to drive down to Siesta Key for my cousin’s wedding. They are from Michigan and decided to have a beach wedding, this December couldn’t be any more perfect for it with the weather we’ve been having lately.

So, from our family to yours, here’s to a Merry Christmas filled with love & joy and anything else you’ve been wishing for!

Joy sign cookies from our elf on the shelf baking Christmas cookies countdown to Christmas Tucker and the great Light Fight one cold day in Florida #firstdayofwinter #floridawinter last days of Christmas

Instagram Families & a little #wiww

So my friend at work showed me this video yesterday and I about died from laughing at it.

How true is that? Be honest, you know that is you. But really, it should be called Instagram Families, especially if you’re a momma like me, who even ropes your kids into taking pictures of you.

Case in point. This morning I wore this new romper, purchased this weekend from a new boutique in town. So, of course, I had to share it will all my Insta-friends, especially since it falls on #wiww. Who became my photographer? First kid done getting ready this morning was the winner, Tucker.

So this is the shot I ended up with, cropped just right, filters added & all its finished glory (& now that I look at it on here I realize it’s a bit blurry. Most likely repercussions from having an eight year old take my picture).
wiww with a romper

The outtakes? Pretty priceless.

wiww outtakes
Istagram families outtakes  Tucker the photographer
So there you have it. Instagram Families is totally a thing.

[First] Christmas in #ourforeverflorida home

I share our home with you every year at Christmas. Heck, I share it multiple times a year. This year is a little different than the last five years though, because it’s our first one in #ourforeverfloridahome. I’m still figuring out where to put things, and what areas I need to buy a little moreContinue Reading

Life lately.

There is so much to share. Mostly because I’ve been so absent from here. I really did try my best to get some posts up here and there over the last few months, but obviously getting that to be a regular thing just hasn’t happened. Right now I’ve got some time to write because I’mContinue Reading

Wiww: no fall in Florida.

We’ve been hitting some record highs here in Florida this fall. Okay. I really don’t know if that is true because I don’t watch the weather. The farthest I go is checking the weather app on my phone. However, it’s been down right depressing here with no fall weather in sight. What makes it worse?Continue Reading

Halloween with bigger kids.

Not quite BIG kids yet, but bigger. At first, when they became old enough to pick out their own costumes, I would cringe a little bit. Gone were the days I was able to dress them in whatever outfits I wanted. Gone were the days I was able to dress them up as a trio,Continue Reading

An essential oil believer

Up until now, I liked my essential oils. I dabbled in them a few years back when I was asked to do a review. From that experience I mostly got how they helped with my allergies. I thought about trying more here and there, I’m more about self healing than doctors and medicine and allContinue Reading

Parenting, hardest gig you’ll ever have.

I remember when the girls were just babies, someone I know told me that it only gets harder as the kids get older. That the baby years may seem hard but you just don’t know what is coming. Man, can I attest to that now. Oh how I wish I could go back to the sleepless nightsContinue Reading