this past weekend was a doozie. without going into detail i feel like i was given an abundance of opportunities to witness what friendship really means and how unbelievably important it is. i couldn’t agree more with this statement (found on pinterest of course) my friends are my family. it doesn’t take much for me … Continue reading

my momma

i don’t post on the weekends, so here is a belated mother’s day to all you momma’s out there. and i want to clarify that momma is undefined. whether you are a momma to your own biological kids, adopted kids, neighboring kids, grand kids, foster kids, future kids, canine kids…doesn’t matter. thank you for being … Continue reading

Military Spouse Appreciation Day

i have to say, i love being married to my marine and i am extremely thankful for the life his career has given to us. it isn’t for everyone and it can be difficult. but one of the very best parts of living this life, is that no matter what you’re going through, whether your … Continue reading


i don’t love valentine’s day. this is not meant to be an anti-valentines day post, filled with black hearts and cynicism, but i hate the pressure it puts on our partners and the way it can leave people feeling singled out and alone. i love everyone in my life more today than i did yesterday … Continue reading

getaway with my valentine

sometimes you just need to get out of town. last week was a long one and by the end of it i was in full grump mode. headed to work on friday morning i reached max-grumpiness, i was a joy to be around. that morning J was supposed to head out of town to see … Continue reading

on marriage.

its been 3 years and 21 days since that day. its amazing how time flies. i said I DO 3 months before my 23rd birthday. it was saturday. i did my own make-up, it was FREEZING and sleeting. i never felt the cold. it was awesome. i will without a doubt look back on that … 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!

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


we quail’s are not normally ones for new years resolutions, never sticks with us. however something changed this year and we have been able to set and stick to some pretty awesome resolutions (awesome for us anyway, easy as pie for the rest of the world i’m sure). the difference has come from setting attainable … Continue reading

the love, forever.