Creating a Backyard Oasis with Snapple Half and Half #Snapple5050 #cbias

Back Porch

This post is a sponsored post written by me as a member of Collective Bias on behalf of Snapple Half and Half. All opinions are 100% mine. I received monetary compensation for my time and work, but was happy to enjoy drinking Snapple Half and Half while relaxing in our new backyard! When we moved into our new house, we were really excited about the back porch and the thought of relaxing there enjoying some nice weather. But for awhile it wasn't very comfortable. Last weekend, I finally took the … [Read more...]

Furniture Swoon #CB2NovogratzBrasilSweepstakes

Figueira Indoor/Outdoor Swing Chair CB2

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of CB2 for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Several things may have happened this week. Exciting things. It's possible that we bought a house. It's possible that it has a lovely back porch. It's possible that CB2 and Robert and Courtney Novogratz are partnering in a new line of furniture and home decor awesomeness at CB2. It's also possible that I want almost everything in the line to spiff up aforementioned lovely back porch. The … [Read more...]

A Hodge Podge of Things

Sapphire Ring

Things I haven't gotten around to blogging about: Our awesome spring break trip to Great Wolf Lodge in the Wisconsin Dells. We went with some friends (Phil's best friend from high school) who have a two-year old little boy. It was totally stress-free and perfect. The kids napped at the same time, the kids splashed and had a great time at the water park, and then the kids went to bed at the same time, and we played games for several hours. It was a really fun, relaxing trip. The perfect … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday


My new favorite picture. And a video too, just for fun. … [Read more...]

Easter Adventures Pt. 2: First Easter Egg Hunt

First Easter Egg Hunt

On Sunday, Jaye had her first Easter egg hunt and she loved it! Here's how it all went down. My family came over after church with Kentucky Fried Chicken, a tradition from when I was growing up. We used to always get KFC and go to a park for an Easter egg hunt. Grant and I loved those hunts, so much that when they were done, we made Mom and Dad hide all the (now empty) eggs again, just for the fun of looking. After we'd had our fill of fried chicken and mashed potatoes, we all headed out to … [Read more...]