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Sometimes we need a breath of fresh air.  A new perspective.  A getaway.  I’m a believer in creating the kind of life where you can live everyday like your on vacation, but I’m also a dreamer, an adventurer, and I really like going places and seeing new things.  It’s inspiring and educational.  My hubs and […]

Family Life

February 3, 2016

Why Going Somewhere Is Important…

Who is ready for a fresh start… a clean slate? This time of year is always a time I get motivated to get back to basics and declutter our home and lives.. Getting a fresh perspective on what’s working and what’s not and adjust a little. Last year I read a wonderful book called Essentialism […]

Family Life, Homemaking, Womanhood

January 4, 2016

A Clean Slate… Essentialism

I get so excited about the new year!  I enjoy reflecting on the past year and pondering new ideas for the year ahead.  It’s such a good time for personal growth. This year I followed an outline from intelligent change that prompted me to review my year through my journal and list the things from […]

Family Life, Homemaking, Womanhood

January 2, 2016

Happy New Year 2016

Oh black, you’ve always been there for me.  You know what I need even when I don’t. Your my go to. My ole reliable.  When in doubt wear BLACK. As a young woman I was famous for wearing black… probably because I was often unsure of what to wear and knew I could trust that […]


October 22, 2015


For Jakey’s 5th birthday he wanted an army guy party… so army guys it was!  I tried to keep it simple and stick to what my little man likes.  PB&J for the sack lunch win, a boot camp challenge course, and then ice cream sandwiches instead of cake and ice cream.  It hardly took any […]

Family Life

October 14, 2015

Army Guys… Jake’s Big 5!

We headed out on our favorite fall tradition.  A trip to the corn maze.   Picnics, horseback rides,  corn jump, tractors & trains, tire swings, and the list go’s on… Happy Fall Ya’ll !  

Family Life

October 12, 2015

Fall Fun…

Have you ever experienced a moment when you recognize you are mastering something… like you have finally figured out the secret and WOW it’s so much better than the way things were before?!? I was talking with a friend who has made some lifestyle changes for the better.  She has lost a lot of weight […]


October 7, 2015

It’s not perfect but it’s SO much better…

Oh summer, I’m going to miss you!  Here are some snapshots from summertime on instagram.  I’m an adventurer, and a free spirit so summer is full of lots of yes days and we go, go, go  a lot.  But isn’t that what summer’s suppose to be about?  I want to look back and have memories… […]

Family Life

September 2, 2015

Small Talk… August

So I’ve been knee deep cleaning out closets and prepping for fall… I’m having a sale this weekend with all the kiddos clothes and some of mine and jared’s as well.  As I was getting out our fall clothes it made me excited for the transition.  It inspired me to break out this transition piece… […]


August 20, 2015


Meal planning is a must right???  I know, I know it’s not my favorite thing to do either, but we all gotta eat!  I wanted to make sure and share this with you all because I know this time of year everyone is getting their #momgoals on and I thought you would all appreciate this […]


August 18, 2015

a meal planning must…

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