family, goals, parenting

The Bedtime Battle

You know, I think I jinxed myself.  I've always bragged about what a great sleeper Seth was and now that's come back to bite me in the ass. This kid won't sleep.  Will.  Not.  Sleep. Yesterday he woke up at 9:30 in the morning, refused to nap all day, fell asleep in the middle of… Continue reading The Bedtime Battle

family, goals, parenting, Uncategorized

Dogs and a Baby: Why no one is going up for adoption.

When Jake and I went public with our pregnancy, nothing went quite like we expected.  One of the most shocking issues was the number of people who asked when we were going to get rid of our dogs.  Some offered to take them for us (thanks I guess...?) but many felt we should just drop… Continue reading Dogs and a Baby: Why no one is going up for adoption.

budget, family, goals, Uncategorized


This is just going to be a little rant.  In the last few years I've really gotten into conserving, upcycling, and generally trying to reduce my carbon footprint.  I've started learning to sew (making my own belly bands, mending clothes, making curtains, burp cloths, etc).  I'm really enjoying most of this, honestly, and I feel… Continue reading Grrrrr…

budget, family, goals, Uncategorized

If you need me I’ll be mixing Junior Mints and Pickles.

So the Fella and I went on our first "In Person" registry attempt.  He allotted an hour to accomplish this task, with time to get home and get ready for work. HA.  HAHAHA.  HA.  HAHA. I didn't even bother trying to explain why that wasn't going to work and we headed out.  Our first scheduled… Continue reading If you need me I’ll be mixing Junior Mints and Pickles.

budget, goals

Leveling off.

My soon-to-be former roommate got me a sewing machine and I'm so stupid excited about it that it's borderline embarrassing.  I actually already put it to use, I was given an absolutely adorable black and white maxi dress but it was easily two sizes too big for me.  I woke up on Thursday and hated… Continue reading Leveling off.

goals, gym, lent, resolutions

Imagine how much cooler I’ll be in summer

Well, it's snowing.  And it has been all day, and yesterday.  In response to that I spent my evening on, which is an extremely affordable way to buy clothes and whatnot for work, then resell it when I don't like it or it doesn't fit anymore.  Ideally I'll shrink out of the clothes and… Continue reading Imagine how much cooler I’ll be in summer

goals, Netflix, resolutions

Hey, it’s January.

Because you may not have noticed. I'm skipping New Year's resolutions because I can't seem to keep them.  Instead I'm giving myself monthly goals, small things I can do to keep myself motivated and active. I started the year with a terrible sinus infection, which caused me to lose my voice and cough so hard… Continue reading Hey, it’s January.