• Our Adoption Story – International Adoption Process

    This post is long overdue but the last several months we have been knee-deep in paperwork as we navigate the international adoption process.  Many adoptive families say there feel paper pregnant and we have definitely felt that way!  If you missed the first three adoptions posts you can read our announcement here, part 1 here and part 2 here. Today,… [Continue Reading]

    Our Adoption Story – International Adoption Process
  • Life Lately Volume 5

    Hey, don’t forget today is Amazon Prime Day.  Read my post about my top tips and wishlist here.  Life has been happening lately and I have not documented it since the last week of June so It’s about time!  Read my last life lately post here. Hold on to your seats as I share the photo overload!  Let’s get started…… [Continue Reading]

    Life Lately Volume 5
  • Amazon Prime Day 2018 Tips & Wishlist

      Monday is the day , Christmas in July or in other words — Amazon Prime Day 2018.  It’s the new Black Friday except you don’t have to wait in line, it’s not freezing cold and you aren’t stuffed with turkey!  Every year, Amazon ups their game.  The first year was kind of a flop but they learned their lesson… [Continue Reading]

    Amazon Prime Day 2018 Tips & Wishlist
  • 10 Podcasts You Need to Listen to

    Are you in need of some new podcast recommendations?  Look no further, I have 10 podcasts you need to listen to.  Podcasts are a great and free way to learn about whatever you want to learn about.   I spend A LOT of time in the car (hello kid activities) so I love that podcasts can help me be purposeful… [Continue Reading]

    10 Podcasts You Need to Listen to
  • 6 Simple Summer Desserts

    I am always on the hunt for simple and quick desserts to make for an impromptu get together with friends or just to whip up for my own family.  My family loves dessert so we are well-versed in dessert making but sometimes you just need an easy recipe.  So, from chocolate and ice cream to fruit, we have your dessert… [Continue Reading]

    6 Simple Summer Desserts

Our Adoption Story – International Adoption Process

This post is long overdue but the last several months we have been knee-deep in paperwork as we navigate the international adoption process.  Many adoptive families say there feel paper pregnant and we have definitely felt that way!  If you missed the first three adoptions posts you can read our announcement here, part 1 here and part 2 here. Today,…

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Life Lately Volume 5

Hey, don’t forget today is Amazon Prime Day.  Read my post about my top tips and wishlist here.  Life has been happening lately and I have not documented it since the last week of June so It’s about time!  Read my last life lately post here. Hold on to your seats as I share the photo overload!  Let’s get started……

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Amazon Prime Day 2018 Tips & Wishlist

  Monday is the day , Christmas in July or in other words — Amazon Prime Day 2018.  It’s the new Black Friday except you don’t have to wait in line, it’s not freezing cold and you aren’t stuffed with turkey!  Every year, Amazon ups their game.  The first year was kind of a flop but they learned their lesson…

Read the Post

10 Podcasts You Need to Listen to

Are you in need of some new podcast recommendations?  Look no further, I have 10 podcasts you need to listen to.  Podcasts are a great and free way to learn about whatever you want to learn about.   I spend A LOT of time in the car (hello kid activities) so I love that podcasts can help me be purposeful…

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6 Simple Summer Desserts

I am always on the hunt for simple and quick desserts to make for an impromptu get together with friends or just to whip up for my own family.  My family loves dessert so we are well-versed in dessert making but sometimes you just need an easy recipe.  So, from chocolate and ice cream to fruit, we have your dessert…

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10 Helpful Sephora Tips

I am going to tell you a little secret.  I am 35 years old and I just stepped into Sephora a few weeks ago.  I can hear the collective gasp across cyberspace.  Can I tell you why?  I was intimidated.  A whole store of beauty products and I am a novice when it comes to beauty products and how to…

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Our Tiny House Adventure

We won a tiny house 2-night stay at a charity auction back in February.  I had never participated in a live auction so after I bid, I felt like Joey from Friends, but it all worked out and we were happy with our purchase!  When we told the kids, they were so excited.  We scheduled the trip and it was finally…

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Life of Lucille Violet | 3 Years Old

I blinked and she is 3.  She ended her 2nd year of life with her first big injury.  She collided with Solon on a freshly mopped floor and hyper-extended and sprained her knee so she is back to crawling at the moment.  She is starting to feel better and her happy, silly personality is back! She loves to make you…

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Simple 6 Layer Magic Bar Recipe

I am always looking for delicious and simple desserts to make for guests or take to a potluck.  It gets bonus points around here if it’s chocolate and you can eat it without any utensils.  My mom used to make these delicious, layered bars as a kid.  They may originate in the midwest potluck circuit.  She called them “hello dolly” bars…

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Explore Downtown Des Moines

This time of year just beckons for adventure. Often that means hopping in the car for a road trip to new and faraway places for our family. Who doesn’t love a little road trip? However, a couple of summers ago we decided to add a new adventure to our summer bucket list, explore Downtown Des Moines. It’s amazing you can live…

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