All the sparkly things


I love jewelry. LOVE IT. Like on those long car rides when everyone in the car starts asking random questions and someone asks what you would buy if you had a million dollars and starts talking about cars and houses, I’m the one who describes a ring that makes it hard to lift my ring […]

Rare Bird


I’ve had this book on my book shelf for months. Admittedly, I put off reading it. I knew Anna’s tragic story of losing her son, had read her beautiful words for years on her blog and had met her in person and talked and talked and talking about mothering and grieving. I was afraid to […]

Huge Frozen toy giveaway!

Do your kids eat, sleep and breathe Frozen? My kids are obsessed and I may have the Disney store on speed dial so I can check if they’ve gotten a shipment of Elsa dolls in every Monday. These toys are next to impossible to find. Luckily, Stephanie from Binkies and Briefcases just so happened to […]

Crafter’s Crate giveaway

star necklace

Sometimes, as I scroll through Pinterest, inspiration and energy strike me at the same time. I jump up (sort of) from my laptop and ask the kids if they want to do a project. They excitedly answer “yes” “YAY” “is it going to be pink?” as I head to our loosely-named craft cupboard. I scan […]

And you get a crib!

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Last week I wrote an article for Huffington Post Women about Blog U (which you should really attend if you aren’t already because it’s going to be an epic conference and I never use the word epic for much of anything other than LTYM which I will write about as soon as I can wrap […]

Just what he needed

kids hugging

My husband is not a jewelry wearer and he’s not a lover of framed quotes. I’ve looked for something meaningful to get for him for years. I wanted to find something he can carry with him every day that is a reminder of Hadley. Something more subtle than a necklace with her name on it […]

One small change

parenting change

Sometimes the kids and I have conversations about favorites. Favorite thing to do, favorite toy, favorite color… we discuss them all and regardless of the fact that the discussion typically ends with at least two of them arguing over who likes green more, I always hold my breath a little when they volunteer answers for […]

A present for you

infinity bracelet

I never buy jewelry. Some people might call me accessory-challenged, other people might say “omg, could you slap on a bracelet or a necklace or something?” I like simple and pretty and too expensive for my stay-at-home-mom salary of hugs and baskets of laundry. But I have no problem ooh-ing and ahh-ing and pinning things […]

Holiday Clothing Drive

holiday clothing drive

***Updated 11/22 with current needs*** Can you believe it’s November already? I feel like just yesterday I was stressed out over the beginning of the school year. Or maybe that was yesterday and I’m still wishing for an extra five minutes of sleep and a Sunday night without a frantic trip to the store for […]

Even better than towels


For my birthday this year I got towels. Big, fluffy, glowing white towels. I couldn’t wait to wash them and dry them and fold them and use them. Okay, I would have been fine with someone else doing the washing, drying and folding but I was excited to use them and turn my faded-to-beige-ish, barely-holding-on […]