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May 24, 2024: This morning’s sunshine and a chocolate cheesecake protein shake I make for me and my boy once or twice a month…usually just whenever I have a little …

May 19, 2024: Thrift finds from last weekend in Bossier visiting my fam Pretty little hummingbird mirror is for my girl’s room because she’s recently loving them …

May 17, 2024: Hanging out in the pantry last night during a tornado warning

May 6, 2024: Roadkill I’ve seen the last few days: squirrel, possum (or opossum, if you prefer), alligator, and a bird (I think a hawk).

Apr 30, 2024: Brigsby found a great blue heron in the trees today instead of at the pond. Can you spot it?

Apr 26, 2024: Finally started this this morning. 🎉

Apr 25, 2024: It has been a FULL couple of weeks, and I am just really excited to be HOME (almost) all day tomorrow.

Apr 13, 2024: Trying to decide if I’m going to start letting badge notifications prod me to get things done in a more timely fashion.

Apr 7, 2024: Filled out a form for my kids to attend an event. Had to put their ages, but was instructed to mark myself as “adult.” Something about that just sank …

Apr 4, 2024: Spring foliage. Not sure why, but I feel extra accomplished to have these irises that will bloom this year on the edge of our pond. #mbapr

Apr 3, 2024: One of our favorite card games: Skyjo #mbapr

Apr 2, 2024: So excited for garden flowers coming soon! #mbapr

Apr 1, 2024: Searched “toy” in the Photos app on my phone. There were lots of options. But this was one of my most recent favorites. We love to LEGO over here …

Mar 30, 2024: She had a birthday this week 🎉 We went to our homeschool co-op, had waffles for lunch, she opened presents, competed in a Pac-Man tournament (she …

Mar 29, 2024: Just real happy baseball is back.

Mar 21, 2024: Found a baby turtle last week. Fascinated at its beauty. After the kids observed it a while, it made it safely into our pond.

Mar 20, 2024: Thrifted all of this for $1.50 yesterday

Mar 19, 2024: Spring Equinox craft (by my girl) at co-op today

Mar 11, 2024: Planted two trees today. And that always makes me want to plant a loooooot more.

Mar 7, 2024: Traveling for the first time since Christmas. To see my family 3 hours away. Which was the last place we traveled as well. Looking forward to this …

Mar 5, 2024: Co-op Tuesday Learned about minerals and rock characteristics. Also did some rock painting with these cool acrylic paint markers (pictured) and got …

Mar 3, 2024: Scraped my knee on concrete this afternoon, but probably not in the way you might think.

Mar 1, 2024: Two different real conversations with the kids on the way home in the car a few nights back: 1) Why glass is so strong, and 2) Where boogers come from …

Jan 31, 2024: In the yard

Jan 12, 2024: Some Lego Organization Organized our “imagination” Lego pieces by color a few days ago. Wasn’t positive they’d stay that way. But so far, the kids have played with them more …

Jan 9, 2024: Date night last night with my bud. He hasn’t been around too many fish tanks. Was quite intrigued. 🐠💙

Dec 27, 2023: For a second, I thought I had a big pimple trying to frustrate me and form on my forehead. Then, I remembered that I hit my head on a shelf this …

Dec 26, 2023: I think this is the first year in a very long time that I didn’t get a Target gift card for Christmas. And I’m happy about it.

Dec 21, 2023: I bought some wool socks a couple of weeks ago. Love them. And now I keep getting ads for all sorts of really nice looking wool socks and clothing. …

Dec 17, 2023: Christmas crowds are not my thing.

Nov 10, 2023: Inspiration: Cozy Boho Bedding From Target I’ve been thinking about new bedding for our master bedroom recently, so I’ve had some of these items “saved for later.” I saw that most bedding is on …

Nov 10, 2023: Instead of saying, “What on earth is that?,” Rowyn has been saying, “What is that, on earth?” And I like it that way a lot more. 💖

Nov 1, 2023: Inspiration: Target Christmas Classic Boho Finds Target Christmas finds. A little for the kitchen. A little for the bathroom (or wherever). A little extra. All together giving off a bit of a classic …

Oct 26, 2023: Inspiration: Target Christmas Pillows Something about seasonal pillows gets me every time. I love adding one as the final touch on a made bed. Even with no other decor in a room, it just …

Oct 25, 2023: Brigsby’s birthday was yesterday. Every time someone told him Happy Birthday, he’d say Happy Birthday back (as though someone had said hello instead). …

Oct 20, 2023: Another day, another zinnia bouquet 😍

Oct 19, 2023: Inspiration: Pretty Christmas Finds at TJMaxx I’d much rather be looking at Christmas things than Halloween, so that’s what I’ve been doing. Here’s some simple, but pretty holiday finds, some of …

Oct 17, 2023: We’ve been spending evenings outside after dinner. I love it so much.

Oct 12, 2023: Fall weather in Louisiana accurately depicted in this photo of B from yesterday 😂

Oct 5, 2023: Ro decided she wanted a pet fox today.

Oct 1, 2023: Inspiration: Target Boho Fall Home Things October. Officially Fall (though I’m always ready for the hopeful pre-celebrations on September 1st). Fun new pieces from the most colorful home …

Sep 19, 2023: I just filled up my contact case with solution and tried to take contacts out of my eyes that weren’t there. I took them out about 7 hours ago.

Sep 18, 2023: Date night ⛳️

Sep 3, 2023: Photo challenge, Day 3: Precious Not from today, but she did wear this same dress and boots today, so… 💞

Sep 1, 2023: Photo challenge, Day 1: Abstract

Aug 26, 2023: Ro made a “pizza bracelet” for us all to share. All red so it won’t show stains. There was a lesson in there on why it shouldn’t be white or yellow …

Aug 16, 2023: A very important reminder from Rowyn

Aug 12, 2023: Last Week I thought I was going to “journal” this here on Monday, but here it is Saturday. These things still happened last week, though. And I still want to …

Aug 11, 2023: Rowyn calls receipts sareets, and I love it so much.

Aug 10, 2023: Wish I hadn’t misplaced the tape measure earlier this afternoon while hanging a little gallery wall in my daughter’s room… Because now I need to …

Aug 10, 2023: Up late researching safety razors and leather shoes

Aug 5, 2023: Painted up high today. Church foyer looking fresh.

Aug 2, 2023: Spent 5 minutes in my outdoor shed earlier today. In 109 degrees (that’s factoring in humidity). Pretty sure that could’ve counted as a full length …

Jul 26, 2023: 7:30am swimming lessons for the kids this week. Plus random appointments throughout the week. 3 days in. It’s 2:00pm, but legitimately feels like …

Jul 25, 2023: Louisiana’s Old State Capitol

Jul 14, 2023: Going through 4th of July (actually, July 3rd) pictures. And just really love this of my girl and my cousin’s pups (Luna + Sadie). The dogs wore out …

Jul 12, 2023: Read outside this morning with our drinks of choice. Left to right: B - chai latte, Me - coffee, Ro - OJ

Jun 26, 2023: Green screen at the local news station today

Jun 5, 2023: Made sparkling strawberry lemonade, and it was yum (and pretty).

Jun 1, 2023: Uh oh. I just found an heirloom rose website. Now my dreams of a fence line of roses is exploding in my head.

May 13, 2023: Proud of this painter 💙🌴🌊

May 10, 2023: Lemon balm 💛💚

May 9, 2023: The best

May 9, 2023: B recapped our date night to his daddy last night telling him that we went to Fat Pat’s (to eat), and “Man, did we laugh.” 😊 A good date night with my …

May 4, 2023: Kid in IKEA ☺️🤣 He actually thoroughly enjoyed the first while we were there. And most of the time after this photo was taken. 👏🏼 Good job, buddy.

Apr 18, 2023: Pipevine Swallowtail

Apr 9, 2023: A new-ish favorite habit of mine is to walk around the yard on Sunday afternoons checking the garden and plants and things. With a hot drink in hand, …

Mar 18, 2023: Inspiration: Beach-y Bags from Target I love bags! Like a lot. It’s probably what some would call a toxic trait. But there could be worse things to need to improve upon, I think. I mean, …

Mar 17, 2023: Photo challenge: Early (sunrise on Haleakalā in June 2015)

Mar 15, 2023: Photo Challenge: Patience

Feb 28, 2023: Inspiration: Color Crushing on Blues from Target Spring is starting to show up, which immediately makes me think of sunshine and water. 😊🌊 So, I guess that’s why I was drawn to a bunch of pretty blue …

Feb 27, 2023: Signs of Spring 🌱

Feb 22, 2023: Brigsby needed a bookmark.

Feb 10, 2023: Shuttle Pen Valentine’s Day Exchange Gifts On Monday, a precious homeschool group we are part of met up for a Donut Shop Valentine’s Party. A family in our group owns a donut shop, so they …

Feb 7, 2023: I’ve worn barefoot shoes (zero drop and wide toe box) almost exclusively for a month. Wore “normal” boots for two days in a row—Sunday and Monday,—and …

Jan 31, 2023: Inspiration: Valentine's Inspired Finds Inspired by Valentine’s Day approaching, I gathered together a bunch of red and pink and romatic-looking things and put them in this mood board. …

Jan 29, 2023: Popcorn (coconut oil and salt) and dark chocolate has become one of my go to snacks lately.

Jan 23, 2023: Inspiration: Pretty Vases at Target I came across a gorgeous green vase last week while browsing on Target’s website. That sparked a long search of other vases currently available at …

Jan 18, 2023: On our road trip over the last week, this is one (of many) of my favorite memories: My bud requested a coffee date with me. Never done that with him …

Jan 18, 2023: Been traveling since last Tuesday. And it’s been great. On the way home today. And I’m honestly excited to get home and use my own washing machine and …

Jan 7, 2023: Bud bought his own Nintendo Switch that came in Thursday. He decided to share, so we’re having a Mario Kart family round robin this morning. ✨✨✨

Dec 27, 2022: Best(ish) part about being home (from traveling for Christmas) is my own coffee. Excited to sip on this all morning. Ahhhh.

Dec 16, 2022: Driving Ro to Paw and Man’s house today: “You’re going to laugh. There are (new to me) fast bumps. But they make you go slow. I don’t know why they’re …

Dec 9, 2022: A Rowyn Moment Yesterday afternoon after @mtt got home, I told the kids I was running to Target. Ro immediately runs to her room. She comes out with this “list.” She …

Dec 5, 2022: Served up some pretty smoothies for breakfast this morning. 🫐🍌 By request.

Oct 28, 2022: A Book and a Craft: "Because of an Acorn" + a Collage Paper Acorn I recently (and very in the moment) put together a quick craft to go with the book, “Because of an Acorn.” I sat down at the table one morning and …

Aug 13, 2022: Inspiration: Boho Fall Finds From Target Fall is trickling its way into Target. I must admit, I do embrace the season early. But in more of a subtle way, if that makes sense. Like save the …

Mar 3, 2022: Inspiration: Target Home Decor Color Crush (Blue) I just really like this random mix of blue(ish) home decor pieces. Here are the links, if you're interested in any of the items: Modern Ball Blue …

Feb 13, 2022: Easy Peasy Seedsy Valentines I went with a cheesy title to match the cheesy Valentines I’m showing you here. Honestly, I’m super proud of these. I saw a few seed …

Dec 29, 2021: Some Favorite iPhone Photos From December I’ve been using Portrait mode on my iPhone a lot more for some reason. And that’s resulted in several pictures I super love. Here are …

Nov 15, 2021: Inspiration: Gift Guide for Coffee Lovers Everything needed for some tasty coffee (minus the actual coffee, but if you need a suggestion, Purity Coffee is my current fave): A pour-over setup, …

Nov 3, 2021: Inspiration: Whimsical Christmas Kitchen and Dining Finds Just a fun mix of Christmas items from Target to add a little whimsy to your kitchen and dining (or elsewhere). Here are the links: Tree platter …

Oct 20, 2021: Inspiration: Toddler Girl Casual Holiday Outfit Fighting the urge to intro my first inspiration, or mood board, post here. And losing. Obviously. Anyway, here it is. Nothing spectacular. But it is …

Oct 20, 2021: Homeschool (Co-op) Lesson: The Heart and Circulatory System We (my 4, almost 5, year old and I…and sometimes my 2 year old) are part of a small homeschool co-op consisting of 7 kiddos (and some younger …

Dec 20, 2020: We grazed on snack-y foods in the living room (something we never do) for dinner while watching A Charlie Brown Christmas this evening. The kiddos …

Dec 10, 2020: Pretty, Speckled Mechanical Pencils Striped Beanie Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm Crew Socks Sonia Kashuk Pencil Case Silicone AirPods Case Hair Clips …

Nov 21, 2020: Pteranodon Plush Wings To Wear Dinosaurs Jumbo Floor Puzzle Dinosaur Memory Game Dinosaur Placemat Dino Long Sleeve T-Shirt Holtztiger Wooden T-Rex …

Nov 12, 2020: Gold leaf bathroom tray Yellow throw blanket with tassels Glazed floral 4” x 4” photo frame Woven canister Monogram mug Ceramic color changing …

Nov 12, 2020: Heads up: Creating gift guides might be my new favorite thing. So, they’ll be incoming over the next couple of weeks (assuming I finish more than the …

Sep 29, 2020: Haven’t gone to the garden in several days. Walked out to it today and found 10 monarch caterpillars.

Sep 28, 2020: Honestly, pretty proud of my Magnatile plane

Aug 13, 2020: One of my favorite thrift finds from the past few years

Jul 18, 2020: Brigsby and I did some crafting today. He created his own “craft” while I did some cutting: Small cardboard pieces that he arranged and rearranged …

Jul 14, 2020: Haaaaard nap time today, but success is a little bit sweeter on these days. 💛

Jul 5, 2020: Breakfast with a side of bike helmet

Jul 2, 2020: Favorite little duo

Jun 25, 2020: Planted these beauties yesterday evening with Brigsby. He wanted to go to the “plant place,” and he said he needed 5 plants. We came home with 9. He …

Jun 25, 2020: Boyhood

Jun 22, 2020: An after the rain walk to lunch with @mtt.

Jun 11, 2020: WalMart Pickup Tip For Getting Reimbursed For Bad Produce and Damaged Items We’ve spent the vast amount of the last few months at home, and I’ve found a renewed appreciation for Walmart Pickup. I know it’s not for everyone, …

Jun 7, 2020: A Little Bit of Rowyn Today I opened a new package of (3) bows and put one on Rowyn this morning before we left to go eat lunch. I had the others in my hand. She crawled back to …

Jun 7, 2020: A Little Bit of Brigsby Today Looks like I took this picture this evening, but this was before sunrise this morning since that’s when he awoke. 😴 And that’s his morning smile. …

May 31, 2020: My babies + blocks 😍 Allllll the blocks this morning. Entertained them off and on all day. Might be pulling them all out more often. Honestly, pretty …

May 9, 2020: Hand-Print Flowers We did a quick Mother’s Day craft with stuff we had on hand. I got the idea from Pinterest. The original craft used foam for the “blooms” and leaves, …

Apr 29, 2020: Moved since I last posted anything here. Weird times for that. But finally feeling a little more settled. And currently organizing keys with colorful …

Feb 8, 2020: Missed a couple days of the photo challenge. But back for today, February 8th: This would’ve fit today’s prompt, CONTRAST, so much better if I had …

Feb 6, 2020: Photo for February 5th (even though it’s Feb 6th): Something HIDING in my King Cake (even though I put it there 😏) 💛💚💜 #mbfeb

Feb 4, 2020: Photo for February 4th: Our favorite Tuesday night SPOT (bc Taco Tuesday) #mbfeb

Feb 3, 2020: Photo for February 3rd: REFLECTion(s) 😍

Feb 2, 2020: And here’s a photo for February 2nd: I ❤️ this sweet SIGHT!

Feb 2, 2020: I was really excited about it, but forgot to post a photo for the Feb photo challenge yesterday. So, here’s one for February 1st: An oldie from this …

Jan 28, 2020: I met @mtt for the first time 9 years ago today. ❤️ We got real fancy and bought each other some small “anniversary” gifts. I got him some Knipex …

Jan 21, 2020: “You want a balloon eye?”

Jan 15, 2020: He’s picked me a few flowers with help here and there, but this is the first one he stopped and picked for me on his own. 🍀🤍

Jan 14, 2020: Book Review: Trees: A Rooted History I purchased this book a couple of months ago with the intention of using the illustrations as part of a lesson I put together for our little toddler …

Jan 13, 2020: Pretty sure the last time I watched an LSU football game was in person a few years back. I’ve slacked as a fan, but I’m ready to jump on the bandwagon …

Jan 11, 2020: Tried a yogurt + honey hair mask today (via Little Green Dot). My hair takes all night to dry, but looking forward to seeing how it feels in the …

Jan 10, 2020: “It’s a good day for a noothie (smoothie).”

Jan 9, 2020: Pretty much guaranteed I’ll open the car door to find her socks on the floor. Every time. ❤️ (Also, driving @mtt’s truck today and feeling like a big …

Jan 8, 2020: Collection: Gold Candlesticks I recently realized that I have a lot of small (and some bigger) collections of things. So, I’m on a totally unnecessary mission to discover and …

Jan 6, 2020: New Year - 2020: A Few Thoughts and Lots of Photos Happy for a New Year over here! A few thoughts about it: There are several things I want to stay the same, primary of which is spending time together …

Dec 8, 2019: This week, I’ve run into a cedar chest and have a bruise on both the front and back of my leg. I didn’t know you could hit something so hard that …

Nov 4, 2019: Pumpkins are still out at our house…for now. They might actually stay out a while, but Christmas decor is coming soon. 🎄🤗 Speaking of …

Nov 2, 2019: Spent the day getting things done with @Mtt and Rowyn (while Brigsby kept his grandparents busy). One of the highlights was spending a leisurely 30 or …

Oct 21, 2019: Saw this Starbuck’s hack a few days ago. Tried it today. A regular coffee with pumpkin cream cold foam. Not too sweet. Grande was less than $3.

Aug 1, 2019: My favorite (and most frequent) use of Siri is requesting a timer. I use it every time I bake and for speed clean ups around the house.

Jul 23, 2019: I’ve had these clear bags in my Amazon cart for months. I noticed the price went down today (lower than Prime Day), so I finally pulled the trigger. …

Jul 21, 2019: A sweet hug from my boy yesterday in yet another dirty mirror (guess what’s on my cleaning list this week).

Jul 20, 2019: Using (and Sharing) Toxin-Free Products: My Why I recently did a poll on my Instagram Story asking if anyone would be interested in me sharing some of the clean health, beauty, and cleaning products …

Jul 16, 2019: We had a weird, but good several days out of town last week. One of the highlights of our trip was just finding an empty park and letting Brigsby …

Jul 4, 2019: Picked up some boudin quesadillas for dinner tonight. They’re delicious and spicy. Brigsby wanted some. Ate a few bites. Then pointed to his mouth and …

Jun 21, 2019: In case you were wondering, a medium coffee (16 oz.) from McDonald’s with a little of my own creamer fits perfectly in a 20 oz Yeti leaving a little …

Jun 20, 2019: We just planned out multiple trips for the next few months. @mtt booked them all on points! That includes multiple hotels and 3 round trip flights. 🙌🏼

Jun 7, 2019: Almost exactly 6 years ago, @mtt and I were exploring the Road to Hana for the first time. That first trip to Maui was special for reasons other than …

Jun 5, 2019: My 3 Favorite Places to Buy Clean Health and Beauty Products These are a few of the places (outside of Amazon) that I like to purchase clean (non-toxic) and quality health items (such as vitamins), makeup, …

Jun 4, 2019: Big dilemma over here: Trying to decide if I want to go trendy with some platform sneakers like these or a little more classic with some high top …

Jun 2, 2019: Celebrated 6 years of marriage to my best friend yesterday. He got tools. I got kitchen utensils. And we spent the day thrifting together. Kind of …