It’s a new year (we’re almost a month in), nothing has changed accept for the overwhelming need to get our house furnished. We moved in after final construction around mid-September of 2018, & I was in zero rush to furnish the house. I kept telling Paul, “We’ll just do it as we go. I don’t want to buy a bunch of random things to fill it & then later on, want to redo it.” — Well…. here we are. Almost five months in & Paul & I are both itching to finish each room.

We’ve mastered our kitchen, guest bedroom, Holland’s room, most of the living room & for the most part our dining room. However, we have yet to find fixtures like chandeliers, a dining table & our own bedroom furniture that we just REALLY LOVE. If you know me, you know that, I usually do not impulsively buy large item pieces, unless I LOVE IT. Not like it, not kinda need it… it has to be something I just absolutely LOVE. Of course, there are the occasional shoes or tops that I buy, they come in & are nothing like the photo, or just look ridiculous on me. However, again, if I don’t LOVE it, I’ll return it. I have no shame in returning an item that just isn’t for me. Or I’ll always ask a friend or my sister if they want it before I return it.

I’ve promised you guys a home tour, & I’m sticking to that promise. I just don’t want to, well, for lack of better words – half ass it. I want you to see it finished, not just kinda finished. Because there is no fun in that & what’s the point?! — So, stay tuned. I promise there will be more home posts.

As most of you know (the ones that follow religiously), I took most of the end of 2018 & January off of blogging due to needing a break from just everything. We have been just going & going with events, traveling, home stuff, work stuff… it was the end of the year & that is always mine & Paul’s busiest time of the year for our jobs. Plus, with the holidays & everything else that we had going on, it was hard to sit down & just type. I would easily get distracted, or figure out that I had nothing to say. I have all of these drafts, with titles but no substantial material. That’s when I realized, I needed a break, to reset, refresh & come back when I was ready.

So, here we are. I’m ready, are you?! This year, is going to be so fun. I have so many fun posts – that I’ve actually ALREADY planned! How exciting is that!?

Anyway, in case you thought I forgot about my blog, I didn’t. I just needed a break. Now that my break is over, let’s get this 2019 party started!

XO~ Kate

There is nothing better when it comes to seasons than Fall. The beautiful leaves changing, the crisp air, pumpkins on everyone’s door step, scarves, & oh so much more!  View Post

TOOO long to be more frank. I won’t say that, “so much is going on in my life” because that is not a justified reason. At least for me it’s not. I know of MANY Mommy’s that blog & are able to continue with their daily lives. However, for me… it’s just that, well, I haven’t quite gotten the hang of things. Almost two months in & I’m still trying to figure out how to balance personal life, mommy life, wife life, work life, blogging life… & life in general.

It’s a huge adjustment going from taking care of just yourself for so many years… then going to care for your significant other… & then caring for a tiny human that literally will only survive because of you. It’s an AMAZING thing, so rewarding & yet, so friggin scary all at the same time!

I have over 8 posts drafted & pending… just waiting for me to finish. I’ve written & rewritten so many of them because my mind goes from, “the new Spring style…” to “When was the last time you fed Holland? Has she pooped today? Did I add her last feeding to my app? Where’s my coffee? Oh, that outfit is cute, buy that! Did you turn off the curling iron? Did I respond to any of those texts? “Squirrel!” – I mean seriously… it’s one hot mess up in my brain.  – I’ll sit at work & not be able to complete a full sentence… it’s ridiculous!

However, starting this week – I’m making a list (& checking it 4 or 5 times) to get things in order in my life. My priorities have certainly changed since having Holland, but my goals have not. I may not get everything accomplished within the time frames I’m setting for myself, but I am going to try! So, stick around – LOTS of fun things to come!

XO~ Kate



Y’all, this week it has officially hit me that in a month (hopefully), our baby girl will be here! Emotions are running high & the thought of her being here before we know it has finally taken its toll. View Post