Meet Anthony, my betrothed


It's not everyday that you meet a women as loved as I am. I meet and feel in love with the most amazing, good-hearted man I'd ever known. We were blessed to live in wedded bliss for nine long years and have two adorable, sweet-as-pie, babies and then suddenly that man was taken from me; he was … [Read more...]

How do I get a job creating paint colors?


I get a lot of spam comments on this blog and thus I find myself ignoring the real ones as well. I'm so sorry!! I've finally replied to all the ones that seemed legit, sorry it took so long! One of the recurring questions I've been getting is, "where can I buy these colors?" The simple answer is … [Read more...]

ColorSnap Studio


The new ColorSnap Studio from Sherwin-Williams, makes me want to paint something. Or at least go to the store and drool over all these pretty colors, in larger sizes!! You should join me, January 2016. … [Read more...]

Love surpasses time


Eight months old and I still can't stop kissing your perfect little face. My heart is full every time I look at you sweet girl. Even when you are getting into things or crying or screaming milk. Madie, you are an expert crawler. You crawl all over the house at the speed of lightning. You gave me … [Read more...]

Six moths old today


Madeline, my dear sweet baby girl. If only my heart could form words instead of my mind, this would come out more accurately and articulate. That is, if the words my heart could speak weren't above all those in existence, which they probably are. You, my miracle, fill the world with such light and … [Read more...]

Baby’s first hair cut

baby girl's first haircut | pink purple blue green |

My sweet baby has been unusually fussy all week. But this afternoon she had a moment after eating and napping that she was her happy self again. Being the wise mother that I sometimes am, I decided to snatch the moment up and do something that was long overdo. My baby, a week away from being five … [Read more...]

Totally Worth It


Sometimes I can't help but hug her as tight as possible as tears fall down my checks and I say another sincere prayer of gratitude. Every crappy moment I had to go through those 7 years of TTC followed by those 6 solid months of vomiting can't even begin to compare to the joy and light this … [Read more...]

Birth + the first 2 weeks with baby


WARNING: Skip this post if you are a guy, or squeamish or just not interested in the reality of birth, babies or super long posts. I've recently learned a few things from giving birth to my first baby and surviving the first few weeks. I thought I would share, just in case there are any first … [Read more...]

Buying Baby Girl Clothes

color palette | green, pink, purple |

Hubs and I got married 7 1/2 years ago. We knew we wanted kids; I wanted 6 kids and he wanted 4. We wanted some of each gender. We shopped in advance, mostly for girl clothes cause they are the cutest. Turns out we shopped WAY in advance. A couple years ago I thought all those baby girl clothes … [Read more...]

Feeling Purple


I'm on week 20 with my pregnancy. That's halfway. Yikes! Before we know it this baby will be born and in my arms instead of my tummy. So awesome! The body is amazing isn't it?! I'm very grateful I get to experience it in all it's miraculous glory, even if it means sickness and pain. Speaking of … [Read more...]