Archives for December 2017

DIY Wrapping Paper

 On Christmas morning I love for my presents to stand out and look pretty! But that can get expensive and I don't know about you but I would rather put my money towards the gifts I'm wrapping! I decided to make my own wrapping paper this year and it was so easy and really fun! I did this while Vivien was napping but it would be a fun project to work on with your kids too.  The first ... Read the Post

Christmas Playlist

Every year I listen to SO many Christmas songs trying to find the perfect mix of songs. This year I think I've done it, I have found my favorites! So if you don't want to go through all the Christmas songs to find the best ones, listen to these! Although be aware, my husband makes fun of me because I like to listen to " Christmas songs, sang by old men" See Fairytales of New York by The Pogues ... Read the Post

How to Take Great Pictures with your Phone

You don't need a fancy camera to take photos of your kids that you love.  DSLR cameras can be expensive and even if you DO have one you don't always have time to run into the other room to grab it and capture your baby's first smile or those first steps. #1 Lighting/ exposure- Natural light is the best light in my opinion. Its super flattering and is the number one thing I look for when taking ... Read the Post

Young Living Gift Guide 2017

I put together some of the best gifts from young living. Do you have friends or family you want to try oils? Get them these! The bath bombs are relaxing, the beard oil is great for the man in your life and the essential blend set includes some of my favorite oils, three of which don't come in the starter kit. All of these will make great stocking stuffers! Order by December 12th to ensure delivery ... Read the Post

Photography Challenge- Project 52

  Okay so, I have a crazy idea! Crazy but so good I don't know why I haven't thought of it sooner! I am creating a Project 52! For those of you who haven't heard of a project 52, it's simply a photo challenge where you take one picture a week for the entire year. There are 52 weeks in a year so you will end up with 52 photos at the end. It is a good way to stay consistent in your ... Read the Post


Thanksgiving week was one for the books! We saw family and friends, we made pie and ate pie. We had an amazing Thanksgiving feast. Vivien and I probably spent way too much time in bed and we got lost driving in the middle of nowhere. We drank spiked egg nog and apple cider sangrias and it was a great week! A few of my best friends came and visited us from Oregon. Dion, Vivi and I moved to ... Read the Post