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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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 […]

Fourth Trimester Essentials for Baby & Mama


Stroller Comparison

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

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 […]

October 24, 2020

Baby Journey

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Room makeover

October 21, 2020


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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 […]

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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, […]

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

Journey to Motherhood

Pregnancy Third Trimester Recap

Tupta Tot #2 Third Trimester Recap

Although Ellie girl has been with us for 9 weeks now, I wrote this post a few days before she arrived and still wanted to share. Some of you might not care to read this after the fact, but I probably will want to look back on this later on! Here are my answers to […]

October 19, 2020

Baby Journey

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Holiday favorites Anthro

October 15, 2020


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Anthropologie Holiday Collection Favorites

I want to start this post out by saying if you are paying off debt or are trying to stick to a tight budget, please do not continue reading this post! Your financial goals are more important than this stuff I’m about to share! I’m cheering you on!!! Christmas is my favorite time of the […]

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Maternity clothes

About three years ago when I was packing up my closet to prepare for our move from Phoenix to South Carolina, I realized that I had so many clothes that I didn’t wear and I basically wore the same pieces on repeat. At that point, I got rid of so much stuff and decided I […]

Minimal Maternity Wardrobe – Summer Due Date


What to pack in a hospital bag

What We’d Pack in a Hospital Bag + Free Printable

Almost three weeks ago our little Eleanor was making her way into the world. Goodness, time is flying… It hurts my heart a bit. Ironically enough, the 2.5 days that we spent in the hospital felt like they took forever. I think that was just because we wanted to get home so badly (despite how […]

September 3, 2020


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August 24, 2020


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Why I Got the Elvie Breast Pump & How I Ordered it with Tricare

I tend to do a lot of research and question asking when it comes to buying pretty much anything. Breast pumps though, well, really most baby products, I feel like was on a whole other level for me. I will say though, once I learned about the Elvie from a great friend of mine, the […]




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