Why I Love Thanksgiving

Typically around this time of year, people begin to talk about everything they're grateful for. Thanksgiving is, by definition, a time to give thanks - to reflect on all you have and love. It's a holiday I've always loved. When I was little it was the parade, and I still dream of one day being in Herald Square on Thanksgiving Day. As I got older, it was the food, and later the football. Most of all, it's a time I love to spend with my family, and one that's usually drama-free....more

What SAHMs Don't Understand

Before I start, please know that in writing this, I am NOT attacking any situation a mother is in. We are all in this together, but motherhood looks different on all of us....more
I think the best of both worlds would be working part time. If I could afford it, that's what I ...more

On Changes and Feeling Lost

I feel like this is going to be one of those days where I just write and see where it goes... so bear with me if I ramble.  (By the way, does it bother anyone else when people say "bare" in this phrase instead of "bear?"  Drives me crazy, but so many people do it that way that I looked it up to make sure I was doing it right.)Told you I was going to ramble....more

Signs You're a Girl Mom {toddler edition}

 Deciding if you would pierce your daughter's ears as a baby was a big decision.There's lots of pink in your house, intentional or not.She is obsessed with shoes....more
My two-year-old has the exact same sparkly Toms ;)more

Weight Loss Update and Fall Goals

It's been a while since I talked about my weight loss.  Honestly?  It's because it really stalled this summer.  It's just one of those things, I guess - a lot of things tend to fall away during the summer, and for me, that just happened to be what it was.That and those pesky delicious white chocolate M&Ms I had to stop buying.  Seriously, addicting....more
Great post.  Last year I started losing 50lbs on my elliptical but after job changes gained 10. ...more

Well Endowed.

This is NOT a sponsored post.  These companies have no idea I'm writing about them - they're just ones I personally love and have purchased from!Today I'd thought I'd take some time to talk about a particular issue of mine.  It's one I have to deal with every day.  I have to carry it and support it every day of my life, and one I've had since I was about 12 years old.  It's my chest....more

Recent Reads {Summer 2014}

I've been really into reading lately, and had a few books I can't seem to put down. Our library system has a great selection of ebooks, and I've been reserving them on a regular basis so I always have some reading material. Unfortunately, my system has now backfired on me and I have 6 books to read in the next 3 weeks! I always love seeing what other people read and enjoyed, so I thought I'd share my recent reads with you!...more

The House Hunt

So I know it's Tuesday and I didn't show up here yesterday.... but I had a three day weekend, so I figure that's allowed.  We began the house hunt this weekend.  My mom came up on Saturday morning to watch Abbie while Chris and I went out to look at houses.  We met our realtor in Manassas at 11am to start looking....more
Good Luck to you!! Buying a house is such an exciting time!more

Stitch Fix #2

My second Stitch Fix arrived yesterday, so I thought I'd share it for oh hey Friday...you know, because it IS five things (so convenient)!  Want to see what I got?ONE Tucker Mixed Print Split-Back Tank...more

Thursday Thoughts

So, I had two different posts planned for today, but they both fell through.  Why?  Well, because of the US Postal Service.  1 - My Christmas in July gift from Courtney got lost somewhere in Roanoke (but you can see what I sent Sara and Kiernan here!).  2 - My Stitch Fix was supposed to arrive yesterday but is instead arriving today.  Seriously, USPS, get your stuff together....more