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Homemade Brown Sugar

Homemade Brown Sugar

I love to bake: sweet or savory, breads or cookies. It doesn’t matter. Sometimes I’ll even bake a treat just to create something and then give it to a neighbor. Then there are those late night cookie cravings and a baker with no brown sugar. (Let me be honest: a late night in our home [...]

Having a Baby and a Dog

Having a Baby and a Dog

Our lab, Mackie was 13 months old when our daughter, Elizabeth, was born. Since my husband was deployed for most of my pregnancy, Mackie became very protective of me. He slept at the foot of the bed, was always next to me, and became very accustomed to daily trips to the dog park, as well [...]

Wrapsody Breeze Review and Giveaway!

Wrapsody Breeze Review and Giveaway!

I was so excited to be given the opportunity by Wrapsody to try out the Breeze woven wrap and couldn’t wait for it to arrive. Wrapsody Breeze Review and Giveaway! I have used other stretch-knit soft carriers before, but due to the bulky, hot fabric, I have been exclusively carrying my daughter in a structured carrier. [...]

How We Stay Connected During Deployment

How We Stay Connected During Deployment

How do you stay connected to your husband when he is thousands of miles away, for six to eight months (shorter for the Air Force, longer for the Army)? My hubby, B, is a Marine. He was deployed soon after we found out I was pregnant with our daughter. We were told the squadron would [...]

DIY Tag Blanket

DIY Tag Blanket

Tag blankets and toys are adorable and babies love them, but based on a cost-to-usage ratio, they aren’t the most practical baby items to splurge on – especially when it is so fast and easy to make your own! Using fabric and ribbon from my stash, I made two small tag blankets while my daughter [...]

Real Organizing: The Pantry

Real Organizing: The Pantry

My Pinterest Pantry is beautiful. It has matching clear storage containers, double doors that open wide and it is even painted white on the inside with a beautiful wallpapered back. My Reality Pantry is the exact opposite. It is disproportionately deep and wide, the door doesn’t open wide enough, and the shelving layout is awkward. [...]

Ikea Antilop High Chair Review

Ikea Antilop High Chair Review

The Antilop High Chair from IKEA fit both of my high chair requirements: inexpensive and all plastic.  Through work and family, I’ve seen kids in most of the “big brand” high chairs: Eddie Bauer, Graco, and Fisher-Price. And while those high chairs are generally visually pleasing, have comfortably soft seats, and have layers of removable [...]

Ju-Ju-Be Be Prepared Diaper Bag Review

Ju-Ju-Be Be Prepared Diaper Bag Review

Although I am a new mama, as a former nanny I’ve been carrying a diaper bag for the past four years. Through trial and error, I have determined that I prefer a messenger-style bag that has both a long strap as well as shoulder straps. Originally I had been lusting over a Petunia Picklebottom diaper [...]

Elizabeth’s Birth Story

Elizabeth’s Birth Story

Elizabeth’s Birth Story Mama: Michelle W. Type of Birth: Vaginal Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician My husband B, and I arrived at the hospital at 6:00 p.m. on December 4th, four days after my due date. My obstetrician was on-call that evening and she wanted us to come in to be induced while she was [...]