Something’s Blooming

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GUYS! It wasn't enough excitement to just go and move across the country... so we decided to toss another baby into the mix. Yep! I'm pregnant! See! I have a nice little burrito baby bump to prove it. This isn't a baby blog but I felt really bad about not sharing such a huge life event with you guys! I always love reading about other women's pregnancies so I thought I'd leave … [Read more...]

Florida, We’ve Arrived!

Making Home Base In Florida

We made it! We started this journey almost a month ago now with getting our house packed and loaded into a Mayflower freighter to be shipped across the country. It's been quite a venture. We left San Diego at the end of April and headed to Las Vegas to spend some time with family before we headed out east. Matt had the pleasure (dreaded task really but hey, I've tagged along on the other four … [Read more...]

A NAVY Homecoming Story

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I'm so excited to share some of my life with you today. A little Navy Homecoming Story, if you will... Tuesday was a huge day for my little family. (If you follow me on Instagram then you got to see this live!) My husband, who had been deployed for eight months came home! For us, eight months translated into many missed holidays and milestones, and my husband watching our daughter grow … [Read more...]

Handmade Mother’s Day: Painted Burlap Canvas

Handmade Mothers Day Painted Burlap Canvas #handmademothersday

I am so excited to share with you, my Painted Burlap Canvas There are seven days until Mother's Day! I am honored to be a part of  the Handmade Mother's Day Series coordinated by my friend, Kelly from Live. Laugh. Rowe. Ten blogs are bringing you fantastic gifts to make for mom! There are so many wonderful projects. You will want to be sure to head over to the save the date page and catch up … [Read more...]

Vintage Items With Meaning, Sharing Little Trinkets With Big Meaning

Vintage Finds with Meaning

I just want to first say a BIG hello to my regulars. I've missed you! I've been off the grid a bit for a few days. Me and bunny traveled to my visit my Gramma. We had only planned on staying a week but we were having such a wonderful time that we extended our trip another week. Since we stayed an extra week unexpectedly, I didn't have anything prepared for the blog but I knew you all would … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Candy Bark

Making Home Base Valentines Day candy bark

Hi friends! Are you guys ready for this? My very first recipe post. I'm excited :) Are you? I have an insane sweet tooth. (I'm slightly addicted to Ben & Jerry's ice cream. Have you tried the limited batch, Cannoli yet? It's amazing.) It's okay though because my husband does too. Normally when I bake something it's gone before I eat too much of it anyway, ha. I appreciate that about him. … [Read more...]

Gold Glitter Monogram Ornament

Glitter Monogram Ornaments

I told you yesterday that I had another monogram ornament to share! And it's true! I do. Last weekend, I was window shopping at Pottery Barn and I saw some adorable gold glitter monogram ornaments, that I just knew I could easily replicate. Unfortunately, I couldn't find them online to show you guys but I have one better! My version! I thought these ornaments would be the perfect way to … [Read more...]

Baby Announcement Ornament

Baby Announcement Ornament

One of the best things about this holiday season (other than the fact that is the first one in three years we aren't moving) is that it's my little girl's first one. I am having so much fun making everything extra special for her. Part of that has been starting new family traditions. One of the traditions we've started this year is making homemade ornaments. I wanted to do a really special … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving! It has been so fun preparing for the holidays but now that Thanksgiving is here, I am reflecting on all the many blessings I have in my life. Sometimes you just have to take a moment and realize all you have to be thankful for. I hope you don't mind if I take time to share with you some of the things I am feeling grateful for on this Thanksgiving Day. I am so grateful for so … [Read more...]