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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Got Milk?

Got Milk?

For two days in a row I’ve felt like I wasn’t making enough milk through the late night – early morning. The night before I had been up chain nursing Jaxon until my boobs were dry and he.kept.demanding.MORE. Up until then, I had been a milk makin’ machine so maybe I ate something or didn’tContinue Reading

Holiday Gift Guide & QUICK Nokia Lumia 822 Giveaway

Holiday Gift Guide & QUICK Nokia Lumia 822 Giveaway

The holidays are here and many of us are shopping for the season and our loved ones. I put together a Holiday Gift Guide of things I’ve been loving over the years as well as a few things I’ve grown to love this year. My intention is not to promote excessive spending, but to showcaseContinue Reading

Small Style: Nordic Tea Looks

Small Style: Nordic Tea Looks

You guys should know by now how much I adore Tea Collection. Their clothes are made with purpose and their fun styles and quality never disappoint. Today, they are still running their Cyber Moday promo so I HAVE to share the savings. Use code CYBER25 for an extra 25% off. It’s always fun to seeContinue Reading

Hectic Weeknight Dinner

Hectic Weeknight Dinner

At two weeks postpartum, I am JUST gaining the strength back in my lower back. That means I haven’t spent as much time in the kitchen as I would have liked to. Cooking can be such a chore and I don’t like to do it every day. I usually cook in bulk to make sureContinue Reading

Holiday Toy Picks For The Kindergartner

Holiday Toy Picks For The Kindergartner

The holidays are here and kids are finalizing their wishlists. While Jayden hasn’t asked for anything specifically, I know what items tickle his fancy. Throughout the year, I add items of interest to my Wishpot account and that helps me figure out what items I want to buy and what items to send to family.Continue Reading

Cranberry Navy OOTD: Down Parka, Dark Skinnies, & Wedge Sneakers

Cranberry Navy OOTD: Down Parka, Dark Skinnies, & Wedge Sneakers

Yes, that’s right, this is an Outerwear of the Day post because the shirt I wanted to wear was too small to button over my belly. Here I am three days before Jaxon was born which explains why this post is coming late :-). Ignore the obnoxious cheerleader pose… I was being silly. Ready, okay!Continue Reading

Holiday Craft: Easy DIY Wreath

Holiday Craft: Easy DIY Wreath

Confession. We are just now taking down our Halloween decorations and swapping them for holiday decor. Kinda pathetic but the fact that we’re putting up holiday decor now balances it out I think. I had an excuse anyway :-).  So each year, I try to do something new when it comes to decorating. Last year,Continue Reading

Jaxon Marley’s Birth Story

Jaxon Marley’s Birth Story

Jaxon Marley November 8th 2012 / 7lbs 6oz. 20 ¾ in On November 6th, I had an appointment at the OB office. I had dilated to 2 1/2 cm, only 1/2 cm more than the week before. The OB (the female doc) predicted I’d still be pregnant a week later. I thought so too… butContinue Reading

Operation Christmas Child: Compassion in a Shoe Box

Operation Christmas Child: Compassion in a Shoe Box

Each holiday season, we shop for toys and food to donate to children and families in need. These acts of kindness are what teaches Jayden about sharing and having compassion for his “friends”. This year, I wanted to rev up our giving. I had heard about Operation Christmas Child, but I wasn’t sure exactly howContinue Reading

Mess Without Stress: Painting In The Tub

Mess Without Stress: Painting In The Tub

Part of fostering a great childhood is allowing messes. Some my life’s most memorable moments involved getting messy whether allowed or mischievously behind my mother’s back, haha. One way we allow mess without stress is by letting Jayden paint in the tub. It’s so much fun for him and the cleanup is a breeze. IContinue Reading

Introducing… Jaxon Marley

Introducing… Jaxon Marley

Jaxon Marley November 8th 2012 / 7lbs 6oz. 20 ¾ in He arrived exactly two weeks early! Labor and delivery was quick and we were discharged the next day. Of course that all sounds fabulous, but it felt like we were in that hospital FOREVER! More on that later. Here are some Instagrams of ourContinue Reading

Fossil Vintage Revival Look For Fall

Fossil Vintage Revival Look For Fall

This post is brought to you by Fossil. All opinions are 100% mine. Fall is in full swing and for me that means skinny jeans, sweaters, boots, and accessories in earthy colors. I usually don't like to do tons of bag switching and wearing earth tones allow me to choose a universal bag that goesContinue Reading

Staying Warm: Lands’ End Cire Down Parka

Staying Warm: Lands’ End Cire Down Parka

The weather here in the midwest has been surprisingly moderate although we’ve had a few unpredictable bitter days. The temps have stabilized and coat weather is definitely here to stay. After taking the Quality Coat Challenge last year, I’ve become a huge fan of Lands’ End. I ended up wearing the black Lands’ End coatContinue Reading


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