I have a lot of mixed emotions about 2016. On one hand, it was year my baby turned 1. It was the year we finally started making long-desired changes to our tiny house. It was the year I witnessed so many great things happen to my family and friends. But it was also a year of a lot of strife, for me and so many others.Read More
So we realize this is late and it feels like Christmas is tomorrow, but better late than never right? Consider this a guide for all last minute shoppers. Real life has been crazy the past few weeks and we haven't been able to accomplish everything when we want to. Probably will morph into some New Year's resolution. Nevertheless, we are sharing essentially Ro's Christmas list and some of our other favorite baby gifts in case you need some last minute idea for your favorite little ones.Read More
I have to be honest, a lot of these gift options are things I would buy for myself if I could. That being said, I tried to find things that all types of ladies would want and love. I can admit I am a complicated woman and can be one person one minute and someone completely different the next. I fit in all of these categories below and you or the women you know and love will likely fit into a few too. Like our Men's guide, we tried to divide some of these options into groups, but really they are all perfect for any and all types of chicks!Read More
We've compiled a big list of some affordable, functional, unique gifts from multiple places. We have titled this post "for him", but honestly these gift ideas are great for anyone--so please don't let that put you off. There are so many things on here that I (Claire) would purchase for myself in a minute. Also, we grouped them by specific qualifiers for a particular type of guy, but again, that is simply for description/grouping purposes. I know all too well that guys, like women, are complicated creatures that have many complimentary and opposing aspects of their personalities. So, that being said, please know that no title here is a hard and fast rule :)Read More
It has been hard for me to give myself time for self-care. I think it has a lot to do with my fuilt over working everyday and missing time with Ro. On the weekends, I hate to give up a minute with him or Bobby, even when I know I should be taking time for myself. Although my lack of dedicated self-care time revolve around my motherhood, I know all people have this problem, parent or not. Whether it be work or something else. It's hard to take time for yourself and feel deserving of that time.Read More
I don't consider myself crafty. I think I'm a little too impatient or maybe too critical. When I try to do something, if I think it sucks, I get discouraged and give up. But I'm trying to work on this. I see all these fun projects that people do for or with their kids, and I don't want to miss those opportunities because I'm worried I'll fail or have to try again or even make a mess.
This all came to my attention when I was looking around for a cute outfit Ro could wear at his birthday party.Read More
A few weeks ago, Ro turned 1 year old, which is insane. It's been the longest shortest year for us. Some days, the hard days, feel like they go on forever. The repetitions are constant. We've gone through so many diapers, so many wipes. I have nursed him (and pumped, blah) everyday for almost 13 months. But while some days are long, most days are too short. The weekends are too short, and the months go by too quickly. He was just a newborn that could fit in the crook of my arm. All of a sudden he is up to my mid-thigh and will only sit in my lap for longer than 1 minute when he nurses.Read More
It's September and it's technically fall, right? In Alabama it's still around 90 degrees and obviously too hot. But the leaves are falling in our front yard and all the stores are putting out their pumpkin everythings, so we are embracing all the fall things. Pumpkin candles, creamer and sweets, cinnamon brooms and cozy sweaters (that we can only wear inside).
I have a standard muffin recipe that I use for any type of muffin courtesy of Michael Ruhlman's Ratio (the perfect book for baking ratios and recipes!).Read More