Friday! {5.29.15}

Happy Friday! Let’s get to this week’s five, shall we?


You may have noticed it looks a little bit different around here today! Fran from Freeborboleta Designs installed my new blog design last night and I’m in love! I wanted something simple and feminine with lots of room for customization, and she took all my ideas and brought them to life! If you are ever looking for a custom design, Fran is WONDERFUL. She’s responsive, understood my crazy requests that I didn’t know the words for, and extremely reasonable with her rates. One of the downsides to being on WordPress for me has been the cost of a custom design since they are typically much more than blogger designs. It was really important to me that this design be something I can grow with and use for a long time, and she delivered. I’d love to know what you think! (P.S. If you’re military or a repeat customer, she gives discounts for that!)


One of Abbie’s favorite things to do right before her bath is to lay in our bed and pretend to go “night night.” Last night her Skye helicopter came with her. Sometimes these moments make me think she’s ready for a big girl bed… but why should I fix what isn’t broken? She’s happy in her crib and has never tried to climb out, so in the crib she stays.

Abbie Night Night


Remember how I said last weekend was a blur of activity? Well, this weekend is shaping up to be busy too. Summer is just that way, I guess!


I got some supplies this week to make some fun essential oil DIYs and I’m so excited to try them! I’ve already made laundry detergent (which I’ll share soon), but next on the list is diaper cream, body butter, sunscreen, and shaving cream! I’m so excited to start replacing all the store bought stuff with homemade oily goodness.

EO Supplies


Getting out of bed in the morning for work is already rough, but you know what makes it worse? This cat. The moment our alarms go off, she climbs all over us in search of cuddles. Good thing she’s cute.

Cuerva Cat

Well, that’s all I’ve got this morning – I hope you guys have a happy weekend!

Happenings Lately

Abbie Erica Playground

I’m going to be honest here guys – I am BEAT this week. Our Memorial Day weekend was a whirlwind of activity, and I don’t think any of this craziness is going to stop any time soon. Which equals a tired mama over here. Since I haven’t done it in a while, I thought I’d […]

Stitch Fix 13

Stitch Fix Review 13

You guys know by now that Stitch Fix is one of my favorite things. I received lucky number 13 last week, and it was my favorite fix yet. You may remember from last time that I was getting a little bit frustrated with my fixes lately. I had gotten dolman tops multiple times despite hating […]

My Family is a Bunch of Dunkers

Hormel Chili

As in, with our food. For as long as I can remember, my family has dunked our food in other things. Well, to be specific, my dad’s side of the family. My dad tells stories of his dad, my Pop, dunking donuts in his coffee. We’ve been known to dunk biscuits in gravy, bread in […]

Parenting is Work (Regardless of Your Job)

Parenting is Work

Lately, I feel like articles about stay at home parents are exploding. How they’re working too.  How it’s difficult to get anything done with kids around. How you have no privacy. The lists go on and in. Then I saw this set of photos, and it was the tipping point for me. I know it’s supposed […]

Signs You Have a 2.5 Year Old

Signs you have a 2.5 Year Old

Abbie will be 2 and a half next month, and toddlerhood has definitely been an adventure for us. Want to know what it’s like? Well, you might have a 2 1/2 year old if… You are constantly watching kids shows. You work hard to learn the names of all the characters on said kids shows […]

Abbie’s Room

Purple Toddler Girl Room

Most of you know that we bought our house last fall. Since we’ll be in this house a while, I have full intentions to decorate the whole house. This is the third place Chris and I have lived since getting married in 2011, but it’s the first that’s really felt like ours. I have so […]