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...]

10 TIPS to Vacation in Hawaii Like The LOCALS

10 tips to experience hawaii like the locals

 Skip the tourist traps and vacation in Hawaii like the locals do (tips from a former "local") A couple weeks ago I was in an amazing place... HAWAII!!! If you've been around awhile then you know that Matt and I used to live there. We always joke that we had a three year long honeymoon because we moved there just two days after our wedding day. This visit to Hawaii was incredible. My husband … [Read more...]



Yesterday was a hard day. If you follow me on Instagram you got a quick peek of my sweet baby girl saying bye bye to daddy. You can never fully prepare for a deployment. This is our third one and it was still hard for all of us. Peighton thought she was going with him and kept waving bye to me as he was holding her. I can hardly believe it's been a year since he came home. It seems like it … [Read more...]

Why I Bother Decorating A Rental Home

Why Bother Decorating A Rental Home

Today's post is for my friends who live in rentals. For those mil spouses who aren't crazy about that hideous carpet in their base house. I'm sharing my story of frustration, and how I came to accept our situation. I'm sharing why I bother decorating a rental home. *After publishing this I realized that it's not just the mil spouses that can feel frustrated by rentals. It's other renters, it's … [Read more...]

On Being a MOM this Mother’s Day

To The One Who Made Me A Mom, my thoughts on Mother's Day via Making Home Base

You guys. I'm sharing my heart today...because today's the perfect day for it. I know this is real predictable being Mother's Day and all but today I'm talking about being a mom. If I had to list all the things I love in the world, being a mom would be at the tippy top of my list. As we quickly approach P's second birthday (next weekend!) I'm feeling really nostalgic. I'm sure most mothers feel … [Read more...]

New Year 2014 New Goals

New Year New Goals

At the beginning of each new year, I like to take time to reflect and make necessary changes. A new year is a sort of blank slate. It's like starting the timer of life again, and you get another 365 days to make it the best you can! Last year on the blog, I only shared my home goals, just things I wanted to do around the house. While we didn't complete the entire list, I'm pretty happy all the … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas 2013

Christmas family photos

Dear sweet readers, Merry Christmas! It's been such a wonderful year for my family. And I hope you all have much to celebrate this holiday season as well. Since I plan to unplug and just enjoy my family, I wanted to pop in and wish you a very merry Christmas.Here's our Christmas card that I never got printed. E-cards are the way of the future I'm telling myself. Also, we just got our family … [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...]

My Christmas Tree and Merry Christmas

Christmas Tree Making Home Base Merry Christmas

Hi friends! I know it's already Christmas Eve but I would love to quickly share my Christmas Tree with you all. Our tree is pretty simple. It's full of special ornaments that we've collected over the last six years. This is the  first time we've had a tree in three years so it was thrilling getting the ornaments out. It was so neat seeing ornaments that we got at special places we've … [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...]