My Top 10 Books of 2019

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
I'll be honest...I'm very surprised that I was able to read at all this year while having an infant at home. But thanks to Luke falling asleep the second the car started humming, I spent a great amount of time sitting in the car waiting for him to wake up! Plus, I can't fall asleep each night without reading at least a few pages of a book. 

So, I'm sharing my Top Books of 2019!

Yearly Memory Jar

Sunday, December 29, 2019
Do you remember in high school and college when you saved everything? Like ticket stubs to lame movies and ribbons you wore in your championship volleyball game? Yes, everything! 

Recently my dad cleaned out his storage shed and gifted me all those boxes of treasures I had saved.  Needless to say, many of those goodies found a new home in a landfill somewhere!

52 Week Money Savings Challenge

Saturday, December 28, 2019
Has there ever been a time where you think, "Wow, I have SO much money - I don't need to save anything?" Yeah, me either! Ha!

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However, the past few years I've been doing the Money Savings Challenge.  Basically, I pull out an old spaghetti jar and shove money into it each week. After 52 weeks, I end up with $1378 of "free money"

Gift Guide for Toddlers

Monday, November 25, 2019
It is so fun to watch Luke get excited about toys and books now! Absolute joy passes his face when he recognizes something that he's played with before!

I am a HUGE fan of Etsy! I have an Etsy shop {where I sell punny teacher stamps} I love the variety that Etsy provides but more importantly, I love that I'm supporting a small business!


Today, I'm sharing my top 8 gifts for toddlers that you can find on Etsy.

Making a List...Checking It Twice

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Can you believe the countdown to Christmas is already on? I feel like school just started - how is it already time to start buying presents?!

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Do you have tons of ideas swirling in your head for Christmas gifts but haven't quite had the time to run to the store and pick 'em all up? Tell me it's not just me! 

To organize myself a bit more this year, I'm using two tools - a Christmas Gift Idea List and Christmas Shopping List.
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Five Faves on the Fifteenth {November 2019}

Friday, November 15, 2019
It has been months since I've written about my faves - I hate when life gets in the way!

Here are my Five Favorites for the month of November!

Family Gratitude Jar {FREEBIE}

Sunday, November 3, 2019

November is a month of being thankful and reflecting on the people, events, and things that bring us joy. 

In our crazy busy life, it's so easy to forget to be thankful for the everyday things that bring us comfort, happiness, and peace of mind. A working heater? Groceries in the fridge? A simple kiss goodnight? I often take these things for granted. Even small things like good weather and clean underwear I take for granted some days! 

The Best Books for Teaching Gratitude for Toddlers

Saturday, November 2, 2019
Looking back, I'm not sure exactly how my parents reinforced the concept of gratitude in our home growing up. However, I know that it was an important theme that ran through everything - from my mom cooking us dinner each night to my sister making my lunch to my dad going to every one of my sports events. 

I'm sure we had lots of conversations around the dinner table, after receiving presents from people, and maybe even being reminded when we weren't always grateful for things! 

An Easy Way to Keep Track of Your Child's Illnesses

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
You think you have a good memory...until you have a baby. I used to remember every single detail of my day, a recipe, or plots of books. These
Keep notes on your kids sicknesses

So to keep track of Luke's various illnesses and not think, "When did he have that?!" or "Wait, has he had pink eye?" I whipped up this simple way to keep track of all those sniffles, doctors visits, and medicines!


It's super simple to use - just print out the Sick Notes {I used cardstock for durability} and tuck it somewhere safe.


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Hope this Sick Notes organizer keeps you a little more organized!

Five Faves on the Fifteenth {June 2019}

Saturday, June 15, 2019
I completely missed writing my post in May because Luke had surgery. He's on the mend now but my head was in many other places at the time!

But, I'm back with some new faves for the month of June...just in time for Summer!

Five Favorites on the 15th

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I am not a huge TV watcher.  Like everyone, I have limited time and I'd honestly rather spend my time reading! However, occasionally I need to zone out and just watch the ol' boob tube. 

Summer Must Reads List {2019}

Monday, May 27, 2019
As a kid, I may have been one of the only kids who was STOKED to get a summer reading list for the upcoming year! {Looking back, I wish I had paid more attention to those Classics the teachers assigned!}

So every summer, I still create a Summer Reading List to challenge myself to keep my brain workin' in the sunshine. 

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First things first…are you a Kindle/E-Reader reader or an actual book person? I’m a HUGE fan of the Kindle.  It is on me at all times so I’m never without a book. I have the Kindle Paperwhite…because I like to read in bed using the illuminated screen.  It really is worth the extra bucks!

Tips for Surviving The Newborn Phase

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Luke is seven months now and we've survived the first hurdle of parenting. I've been reflecting these past few weeks on the advice I wish someone had told me. To be honest, maybe someone did say it to me but I just can't remember!


Read on to find out my best advice for surviving these tricky months...when you believe you'll never feel like a normal human being again!


This may be one of the only times that people are willing to do your laundry, cook you a meal or watch your baby while you sleep. Seriously, take them up on the offer! 

My mom and dad stocked our fridge with grab & go snacks and meals from Costco so dinner was one less thing we needed to think about.

My Newborn Must-Haves List

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Now that Luke's newborn phase is behind us and I'm actually sleeping, I want to share some of my must-haves for that season of life. 

It really does go by as quickly as everyone says!

Below, I'm sharing my absolute MUST-HAVES for newborns. Add these to your Amazon Baby registry ASAP!

Some of these things you may think, "Do I really need that?" The answer is YES! Until you have the need for some of these items, you will think they are strange. But I am here to assure that you do in fact need everything below!
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