Breezeway Makeover and Family Dinners: No Excuses Edition

For years now Adam and I have said we should start hosting big family dinners at our house once a month, and for years now we have come up with excuses not to. Either we were too busy, or the old house was too crowded, or the new house was too unfinished, or a variety of other things.  We ran out of excuses after laying sod a few weeks ago though, … [Read more...]



2016 Year In Review

Alright y’all, here comes one heck of a post. I’ve been chipping away at it for months...it’s pretty much my masterpiece. Enjoy.  2016 was a great year. Adam and I worked on building our house, moved into it, sold our old house for more than we thought we would, had a baby, and  generally lots of amazing things happened. That being said, it has … [Read more...]



Four Boys and a Man on a Mission

I figured that after a month of silence it was about time for an update on the baby and life in general, so here we go. Let’s start at the beginning...the day Abram was born. I’m one of those women that is chronically overdue with babies and I expected nothing less with this one... I don’t think I even packed my hospital bag until after my … [Read more...]



Baby #4 is here, and it’s a…

BOY! Everyone, meet Abram. Born 10/26/16 7 lbs 12 oz 20.5 inches He is the sweetest, most snuggly little thing you will ever meet. I was planning to write a whole post about him and the birth, but the second I started typing three-quarters of my kids started crying, so I will be back at a later time to share more details. We are … [Read more...]



Life and Pregnancy Update

Hey everyone! SO sorry I fell off the face of the earth right after dropping that pregnancy bomb, my computer died and has been in the repair shop. I tried to get it fixed through Apple, but they quoted me $500 to get it working again...which I just can't/won't do. Fortunately I found a local guy to get it working again for about … [Read more...]



Boys + Bluebonnets = Four (obviously)

If you live in the Texas hill country, springtime bluebonnet pictures are a must. They’re practically a requirement to live here...I’ve heard rumors that if you don’t take at least one bluebonnet picture each year they kick you out of the state. Each spring for the 6-8 weeks the bluebonnets are out you can find cars pulled over on the side of the … [Read more...]



2015 Year in Review

(I started writing this post mid-December with the best intentions of getting it out the first week in January, but that obviously didn’t happen. Each time I sat down to collect pictures I got super distracted looking at old photos. I was even going to make a year in review video (I have so many videos!) but I eventually had to tell myself it was … [Read more...]



The Flood

This last Memorial Day Texas was hit by devastating floods. It's hard to imagine now since it hasn't rained all summer and everything is crispy and dry, but there was water everywhere and it simply wouldn't stop coming. It's either feast or famine around here (though usually famine). My five-year old son has been telling everyone he meets (the … [Read more...]



An update on Judah and life with three kids

I think it's high time for a baby update. I can sense that y'all want one, I can feel everyone thinking "curtains, saloon doors, lampshades, whatever...show me the baby!" Okay, FINE. If y'all are going to force me to show pictures of my adorable new son, then I guess I will. Just don't expect me to like it. Okay, let's just get all the … [Read more...]



Party of Five

Well, I think I've kept y'all waiting long enough. Who wants to hear about the new addition? (insert drumroll) It's a.... BOY! Allow me to introduce my newest little man, Judah. He arrived on Wednesday, March 18th at 11:27 am. Not by choice though, he had to be forced out. Truth be told, if it was up to me I would have … [Read more...]



We bought land!

Back in October I wrote a post about how we have been land hunting. Our current house was never intended to be our forever home, it was always a place we planned to live in for five or six years, fix up (and make all our DIY mistakes on, if that's possible), sell, and move on. We've owned this house for almost seven years now, and we are ready for … [Read more...]



Adam’s Accident + 36 Week Pregnancy Update

Have you ever heard the saying "If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans"? Well I had plans. I have about a month left till this baby is due and I've been trying to finish up the guest room, boy's room, and baby prep in the next month so that I can relax with my newborn and not have a big to-do list. I had two posts a week (a lot for … [Read more...]



Mexico, 23 week pregnancy update, and help with baby names

It's been a little quiet around here lately, but for good reason...Adam and I got back from a vacation earlier this week! We went to an all-inclusive resort in Mexico for five days, and it was amazing. This summer when Adam graduated from the police academy and we celebrated out 10th anniversary, he told me he wanted to go on a vacation. I was … [Read more...]



Three

I've been less than honest with y'all lately. I know, you thought you could trust me...but the truth is I've been keeping a secret. A big secret, one that has taken over my life for the last few months. It's time to let the cat out of the bag... Pretty soon I'm going to be a mother of three! (I know those aren't exactly tiny little baby … [Read more...]



Life Lately

A couple of years ago I wrote monthly "Ramblings" posts where I talked about things not related to DIY. I would just write about what happened that month...mostly it ended up revolving around my kids. You know, the kind of post readers either really look forward to or dreaded and skip over. Anyway, the last ramblings post I wrote was in October, … [Read more...]



Bed Swapping, Hopping, and General Chaos and Destruction

It all started when we went on a cruise last October. Adam and I have always slept on a queen mattress, I've never felt like we needed anything else. I've always thought a bigger mattresses was a waste of space, or for couples that don't like each other as much as Adam and I do. We often fall asleep cuddled up, and more room would just be out … [Read more...]



Christmas House Tour, Domestic Imperfection Style

Merry Christmas Eve! I'm sure everyone is busy preparing for tonight and tomorrow, but I thought I'd finally pop in with my house tour just in case anyone is online. I don't know if y'all saw all the holiday house tours this month, but there are a ton of them. Evidently house tours at Christmas are a big thing in the DIY blog world. I have sifted … [Read more...]



October Ramblings

Well, October finally happened...we've been waiting and planning for October for a while. So what is this big event? Adam quit his job. His completely steady, stress free, well-paying job. And at the moment, he doesn't have another one lined up. Here's the story (the longish version). Adam is an adventure guy. His favorite pastimes include … [Read more...]



Pac-Man Family – Easy Costume Idea

Pac-Man and our family have a long history together. To be more specific, Ms. Pac-Man and Adam have a deep and meaningful relationship that developed long before our own (and that's saying something, cause I nabbed him young). It's an ongoing love affair. When Adam and I stared dating in high school I had heard of and played Pac-Man, but really, … [Read more...]



Summer Ramblings

I completely failed to write a single ramblings post this summer, so I'm just going to catch up in one big summer overview post.  And for the purposes of this blog post, September is totally still summer. June There are five kids in Adams family and his sister, Meredith, is the youngest and only girl. This year she graduated high school and was … [Read more...]