Hi Friends! I know I talk about Beautycounter a LOT because it’s genuinely what I use and love for 95% of the products that I put on my body. But! I do have a few products that aren’t Beautycounter, so today I am sharing a round-up of my non-Beautycounter self care favorites. Everything from my favorite new weighted blanket (because good sleep is the ultimate self-care!) to a clean bubble bath that I use nearly every night. I hope this … Read More
This year I’m nearly done with Christmas shopping for the kids! I made a very intentional list – along with prices and who was getting what – and edited the list a bit, too, and then I got to shopping. Between Target’s deal right now (spend $100 on kids toys and save $25) and Amazon Prime Day (today and tomorrow) I found a lot of great deals on items I was already planning on buying. But! since I was shopping … Read More
Hi Friends! Checking in with part 2 of our grocery budgeting strategies. Over the years I’ve dabbled in a lot of different ways to “meal plan” including meal boxes, meal prepping websites that provide you the week’s recipes, making my own recipes for the week, etc. There are a LOT of great resources and strategies out there, but for me, the strategy that works best for me is reverse meal planning. (full disclaimer that if you aren’t super comfortable in … Read More
Hi friends! Checking in today with a topic that I’ve been sharing more about on Instagram and getting SO many questions about: grocery budgeting! I’ve gotten lots of questions from you all about our grocery budgeting process, which has been fairly new to us, too, but something I’ve wanted to get a handle on for a while. Step 1: Know Your AverageIf you want to make an effective grocery budgeting strategy, my first step is to know what you are … Read More
Now that I’ve officially weaned Truett (about a month ago at 14 months old) I wanted to share my perspective having fed three babies three different ways. When I was a new mom – and even the third time around – I was not prepared for how many opinions and how much emotion was wrapped up in how we as mothers decide to feed our babies. There is SO much pressure, isn’t there? Internal pressure, pressure from family members and … Read More
While I’m not new to the work-from-home game, I know many of you all are probably still working from home more than you ever have in the past. I have a really cute co-worker who is still working at home in our playhouse, which has spurred another home project – a workhouse! I’ll be sharing plenty about our workhouse building project soon – a place for both myself and Joe to work at home but away from home each day … Read More
Mom life and work from home life doesn’t call for my attire to be very fancy, but I do love to get dressed in non-workout clothes most days of the week. It boosts my productivity and helps me feel more focused when I’m in my home office. My shoe of choice for most work days? Rothy’s! I have a bunch of their shoes in a variety of styles and can’t get enough. Since I have been wearing + loving them … Read More
You all know by now how much I love Daily Harvest, right? Well when I started to realize that Truett also loved Daily Harvest snacks + smoothies, it because clear to me that I needed to be able to make all these goodies at home, from scratch, because Daily Harvest is way too expensive to justify feeding to my whole family. One of our favorite Daily Harvest treats are their “bites” that are stored in the freezer and eaten cold. … Read More
Hello, friends! Checking in today with a healthier version of my favorite Green Chicken Chile Enchiladas. While I LOVE the original recipe, this is a much healthier “everyday” version that tastes just as good as the original but without the added indulgence.
Today marks a year from Truett’s heart surgery. I don’t really know where the last year went – both the longest and shortest time – but some days when I think back, I still feel like our time in Michigan was just yesterday.
To say our family has been in a dinner rut would be an understatement. Anyone else feel a little “blah” about meal time lately? With “back to school” fast approaching, I’m feeling the pull to refresh our family dinner round-up. But since Joe is also coaching football and busier than ever, dinner is best in our house if it’s easy to pull together and can be prepared in advance.
We are headed back to school later this month. Collins will be in 3-year-old preschool and Ainsley is starting her first year of Elementary school as a kindergartener! Where does the time go?!