Come Follow Me @ DreamUp Studios


What would you think if I told you that tomorrow you were going to wake up and be responsible for two teenagers and two toddlers, all at the same time, all under the same roof? Nuts? Perhaps that would have been my response too, until I lived it. Combing Anthony's children with mine has been one of … [Read more...]

Are dragons eternal too?


Daniel, my eternal, I love you an immeasurable amount. It's been three months to the day since we last touched. There are still moments when I crave you deeply. I feel like a dragon coveting gold with this dark and fierce desire. Your forehead, your arms, your hands, your lips, every single part of … [Read more...]

A forest made me excited for AZ


Because my husband is no longer here to pay our rather high mortgage bill and give me and the kids the emotional support we need, I've decided to move back home. Back to Arizona, the state I was born and raised in. The state in which most of my family still resides. I found a house right around … [Read more...]

At the beach with him


My birthday was on Saturday. It was the first birthday I've had to spend without my husband in the last eleven years. My birthday was always a big deal to him. He needed to ensure it was extra special for me and it always was. We did shopping sprees and amusement parks - but my favorite, and what we … [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...]

Postpartum roller-coaster

color palette | blue | fat pregnant belly |

How do I feel? What a loaded question. A question that I've been asked a million times since giving birth. I understand why people ask it; they care. They want to help, if there is a problem, if they can. They are in my presence and it's a good/common/acceptable conversation starter. It's a … [Read more...]

Sorry, not sorry

color palette | yellow, blue |

Besides my last post, if anyone is following along you are probably sick to death of all the baby stuff. I would apologize but I wouldn't meant it. I've wanted to be a mother ever since I can remember. As a child I was obsessed with playing with dolls. I played with barbies into my teens. I started … [Read more...]

My Lush Haul

purple, blue, yellow, pink |

I miss shopping! Since getting pregnant I've yet felt good enough/had enough energy to do much shopping. I drag myself to the grocery store on my best days but even target escapes my reach. In my very lame and boring life, shopping was what I did for fun. One day I shared this with Hubs and he … [Read more...]

Colorful Popcorn


I was at a store a few days ago and saw the most marvelous snack. Colorful popcorn!! I love popcorn and you all know how much I love color. This snack was perfect!! I love looking at it so much. I haven't tried it yet and I'm not sure I will. It can't taste as good as it looks - can it? Do you … [Read more...]