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Wednesday, April 19, 2017


A couple weeks ago I discovered the most adorable greeting card line called, Stripy Arms. I added several of her cards to my collection and I also, added this print. I almost cried when I found it on her site!

Here's the deal . . . around the same time that I found this print, a friend had just told me I was "too much" for her. A 13 year friendship finished. Hard words to hear . . . heartbreaking nonetheless. I was also helping a friend with all of her marketing for her new store called, The Bees Knees! So if those two things weren't enough to convince me that this print needed to be in my home. A friend then pointed out that the girl in the print had short hair. I just cut off all my hair! EEEEK!!

Do you believe in signs? I call these God taps!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Spring, where are you?

This midwest girl is ready for spring!! A little Mary Poppins to get us in the mood!
{download it here} Happy Spring, friends!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Hello 46

This is 46. I have earned every one of these wrinkles. The best ones i can safely say are the laugh lines around my eyes. I know that I have laughed far more than I have cried. I am working on being proud of this body. The body that made me a mom. The body that fed my children. The body that allows me to run and bike and climb the stairs. I am working on it.

I have the best little family who really is something else. A cute husband that makes me laugh every day and two kids that I couldn’t be more proud of and of course our Sully dog. Want to know what unconditional love is? Get a dog! It really is one of  the best gifts i have ever given myself. I have an amazing group of friends. As you get older your friendship circles change. Some leave on their own and some you choose to gracefully exit, but I don’t regret any of those friendships. There is always something good that comes out of people sharing chapters of your life with you! Look, I promise you will find something.

I have found things in my life that make my heart happy. That are my very own. Photography, helping our furry friends find their forever homes, running an Etsy shop and most recently, working with some amazing women to help make our community a better place . . . things that I hope make my kids proud of me!

Saturday, Henry and I are heading to Flordia to spend a week with my parents. Another reason to celebrate. I have two parents that are always on an adventure and we want to tag along. We still have time together. I really want to make it count!

Hello 46! It’s great to be here!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Valentine Word Find

When my son first started to read he loved doing word finds so this may be a hit with your new readers as well! You can find the printable here! This one is super easy . . . just two cuts and you have 4 cards! Boom! 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

you're a real treasure

A design for a friend is a win for you! Another easy Valentine! You can find the printable here!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

you COLOR my world

YOU COLOR MY WORLD ❤️ I am putting together Cleo’s Valentine’s Day classroom cards today! I am not against candy at Valentine’s Day, but I have a ton of these crayons so I designed this coloring sheet! #usewhatyouhave

Need a quick coloring page for Valentine's Day? You can download it here!

Monday, January 30, 2017

the best pancakes in the whole wide world

Thank you Pioneer Woman for the best pancake recipe! This is our go-to every weekend. I double it and then we eat them for the rest of the week or we sometimes finish them all in one day! Someone in our house sneaks them out of the fridge and just eats them cold 🙋 


1 cup Sour Cream
7 TBLS Flour
2 TBLS Sugar
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
2 Large Eggs
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract