Friday, March 16, 2018

Life Lately.........

To say our life has been hectic recently seems to be a BIG understatement.  But like most seasons of life, the more hectic/scary/unknown things are the more I need to trust God. On our 5 year anniversary trip to Keystone, Tall Tan Man started getting calls that there was a massive layoff at his company AND his company was going to be shutting the Denver office.  What the what? At the time I was 6 months pregnant. The control freak in me just kept thinking...we need healthcare... we need healthcare...

Thankfully, we were in the group that was offered to either take a severance package or move to Nashville.  Pretty big choice, if you ask me.  Growing up is tough sometimes. I want so badly to move into our forever (or maybe 15 years?!) home and be settled. There are a couple problems with that... like WHERE is that home??? We have been in Denver for 5 years now and it still feels like something is missing. Is it my mom? Is it southern winters? Is it good Mexican food?  Or is it that this world will never be my forever home? Whoa yeah, I went there.  God has really been working on my heart about that, and about the fact I don’t always need a plan... even when I’m 7 months pregnant.

Tall Tan Man agreed to go to Nashville but things could still change. We think that’s what’s happening...šŸ¤·šŸ¼‍♀️  Everything still seems up in the air to me.  I’m majorly in nesting mode, in a house that I only *think* I’ll be bring this baby home too.  We still don't know what our move date is...  I’m still putting together a nursery bc doing what I love is keeping me sane.  I’m also packing boxes of stuff we don’t frequently use. #byebyewafflemaker  I’m trying so hard to be organized, but I’m probably going to have to live in Nike shorts this summer.

Sorry for the unorganized ramblings. That’s just where I am in life right now. I just keep praying for a content and easy going heart in all this. I'm also praying that I know how to support Tall Tan Man through all this. I know we will look back on this season and see how things just worked out... I just want to know HOW they work out.  I WANT TO KNOW!  Alright, I think I'll go pack up our DVDs and Sean's Wheaties box 
collection.  #hehas100s #prayforus 

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Spring Cookie Cake

Who is excited it is Monday!?  I pretty sure my Monday would be more bearable if I had some of this cookie cake left over... but #noselfcontrol #thirdtrimester  Cookie Cake is one of my top 5 favorite desserts.  Tall Tan Man learned this on my last birthday when I asked him for one and he did not get it...  I occasionally like to remind him that I am still waiting on my cookie cake.  I'm thinking he is going to wait the 3 more months till my birthday now!   He's a smart guy and knows not to mess with a 38 week pregnant girl's birthday cake! #hormones 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Things I'm Wanting to Buy for Little Brother

Hey guys!  If you have ever had a baby then you know how daunting the baby registry is.  It's incredible how many things you need for a baby!  I tried to go the minimalist rout with Mack but I learned that once he was here there were certain things I needed.  Thankfully now we have the necessities and there are a few things I want to try out.  I would LOVE to hear y'all's advice on these items if you have used them!



Sunday, February 25, 2018

Brother's Nursery + Hunter Green Dresser + Buffalo Soldier

Happy Monday, friends!  Its pretty hard to believe I am already 25 weeks pregnant...  This pregnancy has been pretty manageable but I keep getting sick!  Like 6 colds since CHRISTMAS!  I never knew a baby took all of their mom's immune system to protect themselves.  You protect yourself baby, but if you could move off my bladder mommy would sure appreciate it.  

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Updating an Ikea Kids Tool Table + Almost Done Playroom!

This might make me sound like a terrible mom.... but one of the greatest feelings is when Mack spends the night at his Grammie's house and I get to sleep in/drink hot coffee!  Well, it probably isn't the greatest feeling of all time but it sure does feel wonderful right now.  Our playroom is getting so close to being finished.  Sometimes my creative process can be so slow and pregnancy doesn't help my brain functioning.  :)  

Monday, February 12, 2018

My Favorite Valentines Treats

Happy Monday!  If you were following along with my insta stories then you know I've already done some Valentines baking.  I love any excuse to bake and eat sweets.  Tall Tan Man does not love sweets but his Grandpa does so I decided to make him my all time favorite recipe... 

Red Velvet Cookies

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Mini Strawberry Donuts

Happy February!  This donut recipe is so easy and if you have never made donuts, you are missing out!  I make these donuts from canned biscuits and they are thick and cakey.  I would like to say this recipe is kid friendly but very hot oil isn't ideal for 2 year olds... Mack did help me dip the donuts and cut out the centers of the biscuits.  

Friday, February 2, 2018

Favorite EASY Super Bowl Apps!

Man oh man, are mommas always running on fumes??? That might of come off wrong.  I don't mean that I am huffing anything #promise ... I mean the tank is empty and I'm praying I make it to bedtime the gas station!  

I digress.

The Super Bowl is this Sunday and really the best part of the game is all the food we can eat.  The Monday after I always feel like I need to go on a cleanse or train for a marathon, but it is totally worth it if you ask me...  Here are some of my favorite apps if you are looking for some ideas!  If you missed my insta stories this week I'll start with my app picks from Trader Joe's. 


I could honestly eat an entire bag of those salt and pepper chips by myself.  Chips are my constant pregnancy craving.  Here are two of my favorite make ahead of time apps.  

Ranch Cheese Ball

Texas Caviar

Lastly, are some easy crock pot appetizers!  This Crock Pot Spinach Artichoke Dip from Damn Delicious is so good.  Make sure you buy enough chips because it will get demolished!


Sweet and Spicy BBQ Meatballs are also one of my pregnancy cravings.  I just want jalapeƱos {and mustard and pickles} all the time.  This recipe is super easy.  Throw meatballs, a jar of BBQ sauce, and a sliced jalapeƱo {no seeds} in the crockpot on low for 4 hours.    

Cranberry Barbecue Meatballs Appetizer

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

5 Favorite Winter Crockpot Meals

Hey!  I am a BIG fan of crockpot meals in the winter.  Really, I love them all year because trying to cook dinner with a toddler from 5pm - 6pm is SO HARD impossible!  I don't know about your family, but the wheels seem to come off every evening before Tall Tan Man comes home.  I tried to convince Mack that watching TV while I cook dinner is soooo awesome, but he's not buying it.  #justsitthereplease

Here are some of my go to crockpot dinners.  I'd love to hear your favorites, because we all love easy dinners! 

Monday, January 22, 2018

20 Weeks

How in the WORLD am I TWENTY weeks pregnant?!  I feel like we found out yesterday I was pregnant {but it was actually October 7th}... and June 12th feels like an eternity away!  You can see my 20 weeks pregnant with Mack post and man oh man we had NO idea what we were getting into.  
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