shower for babIES

on sunday i co-hosted a baby shower for a dear friend and her babies (twins!!!)! it was somewhat of a nontraditional shower. we threw it on the beach, on father’s day and there were minimal games and no gift opening. the weather was gorgeous, albeit a bit windy, but the beach was beyond crowded! there … Continue reading


first, thank you all so much for your sweet words about our baby boy. we are so very excited and still in disbelief that in a few months we will have a son. the hubs already has big plans for this little man and it is the sweetest thing i have ever seen. ok, so … Continue reading

Mushroom Risotto

so almost every post lately (though still somewhat far and few between, thanks for baring with me) has been about food. i guess you could say that’s where my inspiration has been lately. or you could just say i’m hungry…and you would be correct. so last night i tried something new (for me) as requested … Continue reading

kitchen shelves

i love open shelving in the kitchen. shockingly enough, military housing tends to frown upon residents tearing down cabinets (regardless of how ugly they are), so instead of replacing all the cabinets with shelves i just added a few to kitchen. i prefer white floating shelves in the kitchen, but our kitchen is VERY white … Continue reading

weekend projects

one of the benefits (and yes it’s a benefit) of being married to a military man is lots of time for me. selfish, yes, but also necessary. i need this time to relax, work out and complete little projects that are continually pushed back because of other priorities, like snuggling on the couch and watching … Continue reading

January Pinterest favorites

to start the weekend off here’s a rundown of some pinterest faves from January: I love this color. On the hunt for the perfect table to paint! Wise words on marriage making this pizza asap a fun new diy valentine’s present ispiration have a wonderful weekend!

table troubles

(i know i promised this yesterday but we had some technically difficulties) about 2 months ago the hubs and I decided to refinish and revamp our hand-me-down dining table it was a huge help to us not to have to buy a new table right after we were married and had moving across the country…but … Continue reading

weekly smile round-up

a little round-up of things that made me smile this week. this post by the beautiful Casey Wiegand touched my soul. making a pit-stop on a run for my girl to play in the ocean Smitten Kitchen always does it right, I’ve made this recipe twice in the last week. Inspiration for new art projects … Continue reading

little blue

one morning, not long after we moved into our new home, I noticed our next door neighbors had left furniture out for the trash man. our new house is significantly larger than the apartment we had moved out of and we were working pretty hard to fill it will furniture, so I thought I’d take … Continue reading