My hope is that this space serves YOU and helps to make your life feel a bit more elevated and a lot more joyful. I will be sharing simple recipes, affordable finds (and what to do with them), tips and tricks, our home (wherever the Air Force and life takes us), and a lot of joyful life in between.

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Cloth Diapering

While I was pregnant with Eleanor (even before then actually) I did a lot of research on baby essentials. Despite what the baby industry will make you think, babies need very little: milk and diapers are the two most basic necessities. We’ll discuss baby feeding in a separate post. As for the diapers, I knew […]

Cloth Diapering Our Newborn


Bob Stroller

I’m Excited and Nervous for this Challenge + Printable

A good friend of mine and I were talking a week or so before Christmas and got on the topic of the 75 Hard Challenge. If you don’t know what it is, it’s a mental toughness challenge (that got pretty famous on Tik Tok apparently) developed by Andy Frisella in which you have to do […]

January 6, 2021


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December 25, 2020


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Merry Christmas!

However (and wherever) you are spending your day, we pray that you are able to create special memories and are reminded of how loved you are. In fact, so loved that we have been given the greatest gift of all – the birth of our Savior. We are so thankful for this community and every […]

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Joyful Christmas

We moved into our 1980’s home in Mississippi three months ago. Time has flown by! We’re excited for all that is to come in this house and what we have planned to do with it. We love making over spaces! This one will be even more fun because of how much work it needs. Stephen […]

Creating Joyful Spaces – Mississippi Christmas Tour 2020


Pink Door Exterior

Charming Pink Front Door

As soon as I saw pictures of our Mississippi home while we were house hunting, I knew I wanted to paint the front door. Red is my favorite color but I wanted a pink door for years! We couldn’t do it with our South Carolina home because of the HOA and we loved our stained […]

December 19, 2020

House + Home

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November 20, 2020


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Fourth Trimester Essentials for Baby & Mama

It has already been 13 weeks since our Ellie girl made it into this world! You can read a letter that I wrote to her about how all of that happened HERE. Everyone warns you that time flies with a newborn and they aren’t lying. I’m trying to soak up as much of it as […]

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Stroller Comparison

When it came time to determine which stroller we wanted, we knew that we wanted to invest in something we’d be able to use for all of the children we’d love to have eventually, one that could hold multiple children at a time (we think it would be great to have kids close in age […]

Why We Invested in the Nuna Pipa Carseat + Nuna Grow Stroller

Baby Journey

Room makeover

My Childhood Bedroom Makeover

At the beginning of July we were able to make it back home to my parent’s house to spend a week there before Ellie arrived. We always manage to stay super busy when we’re home so we didn’t relax a ton but as always, it was so great to be there. I’m missing it as […]

October 21, 2020


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October 20, 2020

Journey to Motherhood

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A Letter to our Ellie Girl – The Story of how She Came into this World

I wrote this letter to our daughter Eleanor after she was born so that she knew everything that went into her coming into the world. In case I forget any detail someday (or have moved onto Heaven), I wanted her to be able to read back on this and know the answer to the question, […]




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