• My Loud Dishwasher

    My Loud Dishwasher

    Most of my adult life I have been washing dishes by hand. I know it shocking that there are people in AMERICA in the 21st century that do not have dishwashers, but it's true! I

  • Meeting a Project Runway Fashion Designer

    Meeting a Project Runway Fashion Designer

    A couple years ago my best friend called me to let me know that there was a deaf designer on Project Runway that signed and had a cochlear implant. I had never watched the show

  • 15 Years Ago I Wasn’t Quite In Love

    15 Years Ago I Wasn’t Quite In Love

    This is a really exciting year for me you guys. I am a bit of a romantic, and while most of our anniversaries are low key, the 5th and the 10th were unforgettable. Seriously. My

Elle’s Birth Story

By | November 15th, 2015|Categories: My Life, Natural Living, Pregnancy & Birth|Tags: , , , , |

When I planned to have my baby at a birthing center that was an hour from our house I got a lot of different reactions from concerned people thinking that would be too far of

She’s Here

By | November 13th, 2015|Categories: Babies, My Life, Pregnancy & Birth|

The review I posted Wednesday was already written and scheduled, other than that I haven't blogged at all since Monday November 9th when I announced baby Elle's name. The reason for this is because I had

Super Amazing Wonderful Praise Report

By | October 29th, 2015|Categories: My Life|

  This is the picture that was on the website. We got a van. That's the big news. I know it may not sound exciting, but it is. We are still pinching ourselves disbelief and

What I’m Reading

By | October 20th, 2015|Categories: My Life|Tags: , , , , , , |

My library trips have slowed down quite a bit since school started, but I still have instant access to ebooks and audio books so I've been mostly sticking with that. By the way, a little

Update on “The Jeremy and Natalies”

By | October 12th, 2015|Categories: Babies, Family, My Life|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I have some exciting news to share with all of you, but before I get right to the announcement let me start with some interesting facts about my "unique" family. Close to 15 years ago

God is in the Dumpster

By | October 5th, 2015|Categories: My Life, Simple Living|Tags: , , , , , , |

I wrote this when we lived in the apartment, but I am just now sharing it. It wasn't that long ago though, so I'll just leave the words as they were originally written. It feels

Taking a Break From the 31 Day Challenge

By | October 1st, 2015|Categories: My Life, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

In 2013 I joined up with a large group of bloggers who committed to write on one topic everyday for 31 days in October. It was an amazing experience. I did again last year. So

Update on Baby #4

By | September 30th, 2015|Categories: My Life, Pregnancy & Birth|Tags: , , , , , |

Yesterday I was trying to remember how many weeks pregnant I am. Thirty-two. The answer is THIRTY-TWO! I feel like everything is hitting me all at once. I really want to meet and hold my baby.

I Dream of Pig Parties

By | September 25th, 2015|Categories: Frugal Living, My Life, Parties|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

"I think I'll combine the boys birthday this year and just keep it really simple because it's going to be so close to when the baby is due." I distinctly remember having that conversation with

Mini Van!? Help!

By | September 24th, 2015|Categories: My Life, Simple Living|Tags: , , , , , , |

What is significant about September 24th? For me it's that my due date is November 24th and that means 2 months from now I will more than likely be holding my baby girl. So things


By | September 21st, 2015|Categories: My Life|

I have a major announcement that has been years in the making. Today is a big day for our family and it makes me so happy to get to share this with all of you.

My #1 Son

By | September 4th, 2015|Categories: Motherhood, My Life|Tags: , , , |

  There really isn't anything significant about turning 8 and yet somehow Z is changing so much all of the sudden! It really snuck up on me, but I first noticed it when I did


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