• Why Choose Essential Oils?

    September 29, 2017

    If you found this post while looking for the Young Living sign up page, click here!   I shudder when I think back to the first job interview I had after graduating college.  I couldn’t tell you what it was for but I can definitely tell you my fatal error.  Everything was going well until the…

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  • Living Life Boldly

    September 26, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Schwarzkopf. #CareWithKeratin #sponsored When I was sixteen, I finally talked my mom into letting me dye my hair for the first time.  This was back in the day when chunky highlights were a big deal (I’m so glad that trend is done!) so I thought it would be great to…

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  • Find Your Tribe and Love them Well

    September 13, 2017

     Find your tribe and love them well. I’ve heard that quote over and over and, for the longest time, it made me sad.  Why was no one choosing me to be a member of their tribe?  Why was no one loving me well.  Why wasn’t I worth it?  I spent hours crying out to the…

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  • Should I go to OMSI with a Toddler?

    September 11, 2017

    The day we headed to Portland for our vacation was an absurd 105 degrees.  Our original goal had been to take Caleb to the zoo that afternoon but not only did we not want to be walking around outside in that weather, they also shut the zoo down early that day due to the heat!…

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  • Caleb’s Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Bedroom

    September 7, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ChoosePlaytexBaby #CollectiveBias Caleb, like many kids, is obsessed with all sorts of automobiles.  He loves trains, is fascinated by airplanes, and would ride on tractors all day, every day if we let him!  When I was planning his big boy…

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  • Four Months at a Glance {Josiah}

    September 6, 2017

    Corduroy Fox c/o A Happy Carrot Josiah’s Stats: Weight: ??? Height: ??? Clothing Size: 6 Months and Size 3 Diapers Milestones This has been the most fun month to watch as my little guy is learning new things every day!  Like I said last month, Josiah rolled over the day before he turned three months from his back to his…

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  • End of Summer Blackberry Cobbler

    September 4, 2017

    It’s September and that means everyone is getting pumped up for fall.  Everyone but me, that is.  Maybe it’s the fact that we live in the Pacific Northwest so summer starts a little later for us and fall means rain, but I want to hold onto whatever last drops of summer I can.  I adore…

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  • Tips for Soothing Sore Breastfeeding Nipples

    September 1, 2017

    Photos by Mandi McDougall Photography.  Affiliate links are used in this post. When I was pregnant with Caleb I worried about all sorts of first time mom things that the planner in me couldn’t plan for.  One of my worries was that I wasn’t going to be able to nurse my precious baby for one…

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