MARSHMALLOW DREAM BARS

a few months back, i wandered off into barnes and noble for some tried and true r&r time while addison was off gallivanting the town with her daddy. every once in a while when i’m there, i’ll treat myself to a little treat from starbucks, i just don’t think it gets much better than wandering aisles and aisles of books…

DOCUMENTING THE FIRST YEAR

when addison was born, i wanted to write down everything. every smile, every cute cry where she folded her hands and just wailed, every single moment i wanted to document. i knew it wasn’t logical though and i was afraid if i started too many things, i would end up quitting all of them. so i committed myself to a…

REMINDERS TO MYSELF

slow down. put away distractions. wake up before addison. sip coffee while it’s still hot and enjoy the sunrise. watch your baby jump on the couch. have a day where you only let her wear a diaper and her booties. watch them smile. feel yourself smile back. play hide and seek with them even if it’s well past their bedtime.…

HAPPY WEEKEND

what are you up to this weekend? we are on the very tail end of addison fighting off a terrible cold so we’re going to finish up nursing that and hopefully hit the library to gather a few new books to read. we’ve exhausted all her books more than enough times and it’s time she needs to update her library.…

11 MONTHS IN

this house officially became ours eleven months ago yesterday. we had fallen in love with it 34 days earlier when we threw it in the pile of twenty plus houses to look at and make an offer on in three days. the house was stunningly spacious with it’s open floor plan, high ceilings, and extra rooms for our guests and…

FALL BOOK REPORT

this month was chalk full of good books. in addition to the regular mode of nesting being taken out on the house, i also killed a lot of books in september and october so far. and the month is only half over! let’s all be brave by annie downs // i feel like anyone who opens this book will likely…

BUTTERMILK BLUEBERRY BANANA BREAD

i’ve not been much for spending a lot of time in the kitchen lately. this pregnancy has been taking a bit of a toll on my body but it’s certainly not taking a toll on my cravings. and this is one of those things that i have been craving a lot of lately. this homemade bread bread that is coated…