I'm back! It's been a crazy few weeks getting used to our new Kindergarten routine and managing all the extra's in our schedule but I finally feel like I am back on my meal planning game. Here's what's for dinner in our house this week: Monday's Recipe/Wednesday's Recipe/Thursday's Recipe Our weeknights are busier now with … Continue reading
Dear Charlie, Today is your first day of Kindergarten and no one is in more denial than I. The day you were born my heart cracked wide open—I had never been so happy or scared or in awe all at the exact same moment. You see, I was your first home. Me. Your first heartbeat … Continue reading FOR CHARLIE, ON HER FIRST DAY OF KINDERGARTEN.
With the pending doom of Kindergarten looming, I have been nesting similarly to a 3rd trimester pregnant woman. I have made a capsule wardrobe, booked all of the necessary wellness appointments and haircuts, went on an organization frenzy, drove past her school many times to map out our morning walks, took her to visit the … Continue reading LUNCH TIME.
This past weekend my mom and I took the girls to a Sunflower fest and it did not disappoint in the slightest. This is a new attraction at the Farm we visited so I didn't know what to expect but luckily it was super kid-friendly and the girls were able to run amok and go … Continue reading SUNFLOWER FIELDS, FOREVER.
On Sunday night I decided to throw the girls in the car and drive the 45 minutes to Saugatuck to watch the Sunset on the beach. The girls were so surprised and we got to enjoy a nearly empty beach while they ran amok. What is it with kids and sand? Mine freakin' LOVE it. … Continue reading TO THE BEACH.
Admittedly, I've been in a slump as of late. That end-of-winter-fake-Spring-still-cold-and-rainy-most-days-weather has left me pretty uninspired. Combine that with the pending doom of turning 30 (I am 30 now.) I neglected this little space. A little truth about me: I am very easily discouraged. If I feel like I'm trying really hard to do something … Continue reading HELLO, SUMMER
We had a great Sunday with my mom (who hates being photographed almost as much as I do) at Nelis' Dutch Village in Holland for Tulip Time. After such a cold and rainy week, the sun felt like a dream. The girls had a blast running around playing in a giant Wooden Shoe playhouse, climbing … Continue reading TULIP TIME 2019
Happy Monday, friends! I have a weekend hangover (not from drinking, let me live though) from doing all.the.activities. on little to no sleep. I'm going to go ahead and thank Adam Sandler for hosting SNL and me being the old lady that I am that had to shotgun a Monster Energy on Saturday night just … Continue reading
Happy May, friends! I’ll spare you a Justin Timberlake meme and just get to it 😉 With the weather getting a little more consistent (except today—or this week, really—) and me yearning for "free-range-children-season", I have picnics and park hangs on the brain. There's nothing better than letting your kids spill their food outdoors instead … Continue reading PRETTY AS A PICNIC
Raise your hand if you sometimes dread making dinner! *Raises hand* Man, I feel like I had my shit together way more when I was a working mama. I think a lot of the struggles I have with being a SAHM is that everyday is like 'Groundhog Day'. Day of the week? Unless it's Friday … Continue reading
Happy Monday, friends. Our Easter weekend turned out to be way better than I could have hoped which if you remember from my last post, I had very low expectations, haha. My mom took the day off on Friday and braved the Mall Bunny with us. We spent the morning at the mall and grabbed … Continue reading EASTER WEEKEND RECAP
With Easter being a few days away, I decided to finally kick it into Bunny mode. We'll be celebrating away from home so I honestly have no Spring decorations up, no eggs have been hardboiled and decorated, all of their little presents are still in their poly-mailers unopened for easier transport and to be honest … Continue reading DOUBLE CHOCOLATE SKILLET PEEP S’MORES DIP
If you need to know one thing about me, it is that I am a sucker for the sentimentals. The smell of a campfire and the crackling shell on a freshly roasted marshmallow, the smell after a Spring rain shower, picking an apple from a tree, the sound of the needle hitting a Nat King … Continue reading STRAWBERRY SALAD WITH BLEU CHEESE DRESSING
The days are suddenly longer and after a rough transition "springing forward" a few weeks ago, Spring finally feels like it's starting to peek through. As much as I love the Winter, being cooped up inside with 3 little girls wears on you after awhile and more often than not in the tail-end of these … Continue reading SPRING BOOK ROUNDUP
When we moved to Michigan there were several things I just did not consider at all. Did you know that Michigan is one of the few states that requires you to pay a 10 cent deposit on every carbonated beverage you purchase and in order to get your money back you have to take all … Continue reading LOADED CHICKEN GYRO MEATBALL PITAS
I'm an old soul and I've loved old things for as long as I can remember. In high school I used to frequent a thrift shop in town that had Half-Price Mondays where I would load up a basket full of vintage scarves, brooches, clip on earrings, swing skirts and saddle shoes to take home … Continue reading ALLEGAN ANTIQUES MARKET
Whew, this Summer is slipping right on by. I always make too big of plans and set expectations so high because I'm a SAHM--almost out of obligation because of the latter. Life's funny that way. For years I dropped Charlie off daily before heading to work, followed by Maisy. For years I had guilt for … Continue reading THE GUILT GOES ON.