A Long Time Coming

You guys… I can barely contain my excitement! EEK! Henry slept the ENTIRE night in his toddler bed. By himself. No crying, and no waking up ten times throughout the night! I am over the moon and feel like a million bucks, I’m a whole new Mama! One night in his DockATot, that’s all it took. Why didn’t we get it sooner? Now I’m kicking myself. We’ve had his toddler bed set up for a little over six months now...

Bath Time for Two

Okay, I have a confession to make… I love reality TV shows.  The other day I caught a clip of ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ and Kim was talking to Kourtney about how busy she has been with two kids.  She said, “One is one, but two is twenty.” Okay,  I know Kim has people to get her ready in the morning, nannies, chefs, maids and other people doing jobs I didn’t even know existed.  But, I couldn’t agree more...

Succulent love- DIY

It took me a little longer then expected to get this little project done.  I went to three different places to get small clay pots and all three places were sold out!  I guess in this case the fourth time is the charm!  Thank goodness, because taking two small kids in and out of stores is pretty much the worst (any mom knows this!)  This an easy project  you can get your little ones involved in, just expect a mess...

Tonttu Box

Tonttu: (Finnish) meaning a small mythical creature believed to live in the forest and in or near people’s dwellings; similar to an elf or gnome. I don’t know a soul that doesn’t like to receive “fun” mail, and if you don’t-you should go pay the doctor a visit because you must be sick.  Henry and I love coming home to a package! (Vivian is still in training!) We decided to give Tonttu Box a try because it’s for both mom and...

Greenworld Greenhouses

I currently have a small obsession with succulents, okay maybe large…  So today we took a drive to a little piece of Heaven aka Greenworld Greenhouses.  Its located just north of the Twin Cities (about 45  minutes.) If your in the area I highly recommend (the address can be found at the bottom of this post.)  It’s a husband and wife duo that run the greenhouse and I’ve heard (not sure if its true or not) that they are the...

A Stroll Down Memory Lane

In just a few weeks and we will be all packed up and moved out of our first home.  Here is a stroll down memory lane to remember all the good times in our home!  If you haven’t read “Moving on up!!” go back and read it first (it will make more sense.) We brought home our kitty Mellanby (pronounced Mel-ann-bee.) She is named after the hockey player Scott Mellanby who got the nickname “rat trick” after killing mice in...

Moving on up!

Where to start? Life has been busy-very busy. A few weeks before having Vivian we met with a realtor to talk about possibly putting our house up for sale. We had a few projects to finish up and knew we needed a month a two after baby arrived to settle in with having two littles before actually listing our home. After speaking with the realtor our goal was to have it listed by April 1st.  I honestly thought this date...

Copy Cat Penne Rosa

  Noodles and Co. Penne Rosa – Copy Cat I love love love the Penne Rosa from Noodles & Co.  This pasta dish has the same creamy and yet light red sauce. It’s not identical, and doesn’t have mushrooms in it, but you could add them if you like. It’s SO easy, quick, and inexpensive to make.  I use it to feed my whole family and have left overs! I bought my ingredients from Aldi, but you can get them...

Vivian’s Birth Story

February 10th, 2016 2am- Painful contraction wakes me out of sleep, but I’m tired so I roll over and try to go back to sleep. 2:30am-  Another contraction.  “Okay, this could be something.” I decided to get up and walk up and down the hallway and stairs a couple times to see if things would  pick up.  NOTHING.  No contractions, great- another night of false labor (last week was full of false labor and bad sleep.) 3am- I lay  back...

Dressing A Tot- Boys Can Be Stylish Too!

Anyone that knows me knows that if I ever go missing you will probably find me hiding out either at Target or Gap.  When we found out Henry was a boy we were obviously thrilled, but once I started shopping I realized the lack of variety in boys clothing.  This is when my life changed forever (Okay, I’m being a little overdramatic) and I discovered Etsy and started to shop small! The best part is I still discover new shops...