Thursday, December 31, 2015

Trust: A Look Back on My Word of the Year

At the beginning of 2015, I decided to do this whole crazy blogger thing of picking out a word that would be the theme of my entire year.



As I was thinking about what word I was going to choose for this past year, trust wasn't my original choice. But I had this nagging feeling that God was asking me to trust Him and use this year to put that trust into practice.

I had high hopes--great expectations for this year. I thought this meant that I would be trusting Him to keep growing our family, even if it was hard. I trusted Him through my first heart-killing miscarriage and the realization that I had lost a baby that I desperately wanted.

But this year, oh this year, has been by far the hardest and darkest year that I have walked through in my life. The most painful, valley ridden year that had me hanging my head, staring at the ground rather than keeping my eyes fixed where they needed to be-- on Him.

To be honest? 

There were quite a few times that I didn't want to look at Him. I was angry, hurt, completely destroyed because I lost another baby, and then another, and lost our fourth when I was desperately trying to place my trust in His plan.

The thing is? I really wasn't trusting Him. 

I had so many ifs.

If you give me a baby.

If you let me carry this baby to birth.

If you do this on my terms.

And I was scared. Every. Single. Time. I didn't give it to him, I didn't just allow it to happen like I should have. I allowed fear to dictate how I dealt with these losses, and subsequent pregnancies.

Do I think that it isn't a good idea to seek medical advice? Of course not. I think God works through a myriad of ways, and I've explored many options when it comes to our fertility issues, both through prayer and through medicine.

But the biggest thing I've learned this year is that even through heartache,  pain, and darkness you can still trust. It's incredibly difficult, and at times seems completely impossible, but as I've vowed to give these pains and troubles to Him every single day, my life has become all that more full.

I don't know what this next year holds for me and my family, but I do know that this year has helped me grow as a mother and a person.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Handmade Christmas: Toddler-Made Gifts

This is my first Christmas with a talking, incessantly energetic toddler that wants to help mommy with everything that she's doing. Sometimes it's exhausting having a shadow for everything I do, simply because it takes twice as long with her in tow.

But when it came to making Christmas gifts for the grandparents this year, having a little one that was so eager to do crafts was such a joy! I found some wonderful projects on Pinterest, picked up the supplies after work one day and took a morning with her to create some fun and memorable gifts for the grandparents (and for me too!)

My favorites will always be the footprint or handprint ornaments. We did one with her when she was 4 weeks old, so I'm excited to add another to our tree! I love the Santa hand, mostly because Juliet loves him so much :)

And the best part about these gifts? Totally easy to do last minute but still something that family members will love!

What is your fave project for little kids this time of year?

Friday, December 18, 2015

High Five for Friday!

Welcome back to another week of High Five for Friday, hosted by DellaKatieTif and I. We're happy you're here!

Let's get straight into this week's 5!

1. I'm excited about Christmas coming so soon, but I've got to admit that it just isn't the same anymore. It's so much more stressful as an adult, so I'm trying to focus on Jesus and the true reason for this season. I'm making a conscious effort to slow down and not try to get a million things done and stress myself out.  


2. I've been slowing rewatching the show, Reign, about Mary Queen of Scots. I like it even better the second time around. So, so good! I can't wait for the new season, it definitely left me with a teaser. 

3. I am really trying to clean up my diet and get active again like I was a year ago. I've got to say, it's not the easiest thing in the world to stay accountable to at this time of year. Any tips to fight these crazy cravings? 

4. Check back this weekend about some fun gifts that Juliet (and any toddler!) can make. I'm excited to get to do some fun projects today to get ready for Christmas next week. 

5. A Christmas movie marathon is in the works for the next week. I love getting in the Christmas mood with all my fave movies. Home Alone, The Santa Clause, Frosty, The Grinch. Any other suggestions? 

How was your week? I'd love to hear!

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

DIY Christmas-For the Women

I've always had a love for handmade. There's just something inside of me that has this urge to create.

Around the holidays, the urge to create and bring joy to someone else peaks. I love scouring Pinterest for the projects that would fit my family and friends the best. It's fun for me to try new things, and especially fun to get to see the joy that it brings those around me.

Since I do make quite a bit of handmade gifts, it's a challenge to stretch myself to find something new to do that's fresh and exciting for me, but also a surprise for who I'm gifting. Until Christmas, I will be sharing my fave handmade Christmas gift and decor ideas!

Today, it's all about the ladies in your life. Moms, sisters, BFFs, cousins, aunts. These are some of my fave ideas for the women you love most.



The sugar scrubs are so scrumptious and so simple to make, not to mention perfect for cold weather dry skin.

I also have a love for crochet, so all kinds of crocheted cold weather accessories are always on my list! I'm especially loving the chunky cowls, which even a beginner crocheter could easily get done in time for Christmas.

Christmas decor and accessories are always a fun gift to give. Even though they won't get a ton of use out of them this season, it's always nice to get a few new things to display for years to come. Sometimes those are my favorite gifts!

What are your fave ideas for the women in your life? Not handmade options are always welcome!

Friday, December 11, 2015

High Five for Friday

Welcome back to another week of High Five for Friday, hosted by Della, Katie, Tif and I. We're happy you're here!


Every week we feature one of our wonderful bloggers. This week it's Bri from School in Our Slippers. I've found another Gilmore Girls lover! Head over and give her some H54F love.  

I'm switching it up a little bit this week and sharing 5 projects I'm working on or want to work on soon! 

1. Christmas stockings
My goal is to have all 3 of ours done next week. Hopefully it actually happens! I'm so excited that they will not only be handmade, but that we will finally have matching stockings that I can easily duplicate of necessary. 

2. Christmas Wreath
I'm not sure exactly what I want in this department, but it's got to be something flatter than a regular wreath to fit between our doors. Ideas are welcome! 

3. Hot Chocolate Ornaments
These little ornaments are adorable and perfect for my coworkers, without going overboard. Juliet could even help with these, which will make it an even more fun project. 

4. Gingerbread Hat 
I absolutely love this little hat! We're currently selling it on our Facebook page for Mama Bird Studio, but they are just too cute not to make a few for Christmas gifts too! 

5. Popcorn Strings! 
Did anyone else do this as a child? I absolutely loved seeing string popcorn and cranberries on my tree growing up, but haven't done it since I've been out of my parents house. I'm hoping I'll still get to it so Juliet can experience the fun too!

How was your week? I'd love to hear!

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Friday, December 4, 2015

High Five for Friday!

Hey all! Welcome to another week of High Five for Friday with Della, TiffKatie and I!



1. We've finally all gotten over the stomach bug that we've been passing to each other the last week. And it feels so good to get back to our normal routine, including me getting back to blogging more! 

2. We have our Christmas tree up! This is my first year to have a real Christmas tree, and we actually went and cut it down ourselves which was so much fun. 

3. My friend and I started a handmade business in the last few weeks! We're still starting out slower, so orders are just being taken on Facebook, but it's been such a great experience! We're excited to get some more products completed and eventually get our Etsy shop up running.  Go check out Mama Bird Studio today! 

4. I finally found Home Alone on DVD! I honestly never really think to look for it until Christmas rolls around, and luckily it was right there smack dab in the front of an aisle display at Walmart.  I have a feelig it's going to be watched quite a bit this holiday season. 

5. I'm still on the hunt for Juliet's Christmas outfit. I feel behind this year, I already had family photos done and ready to send Christmas cards at this point last year.  Hopefully by the end of this weekend! 

How was your week? I'd love to hear!

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Mug Swap 2015: Today's the Last Day!


Guys! Today is the last day to sign up for this year's 'Tis the Season Mug Swap. It's such a fun little tradition that Katie and I started last year, and we would love for you to be a part of it this year!

It's really pretty simple, you just sign up here, then we will pair you with a partner and send you both the information on Wednesday. You guys will email and get to know one another a little bit, then pick out a mug and send it to your partner by December 11.  When you get your package, share it with us on social media using the hashtag, #tistheseasonmug2015 and feel free to tag us!

For all the complete details for the swap, check out this post!

And make sure you check out my Instagram feed for some great ideas for mugs that I've found while out shopping.


Friday, November 20, 2015

High Five for Friday!

Hey all! Welcome to another week of High Five for Friday with Della, TiffKatie and I!

                                

Our featured bloggers this week are Jess and Katie from Sweet Little Ones. I love the idea of blogging together, and they always have the cutest posts! 
                             

1. We had a wonderful little party last weekend for Juliet's birthday.  It was fun and small, and perfect for our little two year old. Stop by tomorrow to check out a special weekend post about it! 

2. I had actually planned on posting the birthday post this week, but sadly everyone in our family is getting sick. I'm not nearly as bad as the hubby or Juliet, but I'm definitely feeling under the weather so I've been sleeping to try to kick this thing in the butt. 
          

3. The Tis the Season Mug Swap deadline is next week! It's so much fun and super easy, I encourage you to check it out! Read more about it in this post or sign up here. 

4. I've been crocheting like crazy lately for Christmas presents. I may have something else up my sleeve too, so stay tuned :) 

5. I'm trying to clean up my eating habits again. It amazes me that I ate basically completely clean for 4 months last year. Sometimes I feel like I can't even make it a day right now.  I don't feel like the same person that did that. Hopefully I will be able to get my butt in gear, especially with the holidays coming up. Or you will see me gain 10+ lbs from all the sweet I devour haha. Anyone else feel this way?


How was your week? I'd love to hear!

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Friday, November 13, 2015

High Five for Friday!

Hey all! Welcome to another week of High Five for Friday with Della, Tiff, Katie and I!

Our featured blogger this week is Annie from All Things Big and Small. I always love a blogger that has some awesome DIYs, and Annie definitely does! I especially love some of her home makeovers! 

I'm gonna shake things up a bit this week and share 5 things I've recently bought that I'm super excited about. 

1. I had a great find for Juliet's birthday party tomorrow: a turkey dress! Our theme is "Our Little Turkey is Turning Two" and while I had the best of intentions for making her another tutu, cleaning and decluttering combined with work just took over. But I'm super happy with this adorable outfit and bonus! She can wear it for Thanksgiving too. 

2. BareMinerals has their holiday sets out! I ran out of a setting powder that I use, but I can never pass up the great deals they have at this time of year. $60 for powder, blush, cc eye primer because I've basically got the most ridiculous dark circles ever, and a makeup bag that was orginally $100. 

3. This dress. I'm in love! It fits wonderful and it's perfect for my holiday work party that we have coming up in a few weeks. (It's really a lot prettier when it's on!) 

4. Our curtains! I know it's not even a huge deal but when you've gone 3 years and never had any, it's something to get excited about!  

5. My kitchen coffee signs. The top one is newest, and both are from my love, Hobby Lobby! We hung them the other day and they go perfectly in our little coffee corner in the kitchen. 

How was your week? I'd love to hear!

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Mug Guide: 2015

Mug Guide: 2015


In honor of the Tis the Season Mug Swap, I wanted to share some lovely mugs I've had my eyes on. They are great options for anyone in the swap!

If you take a look at the links above, they basically are all from Etsy. I have a love for all things handmade/locally made so Etsy makes my heart happy. Plus! I mean, where else will you find a Mean Girls AND Princess Bride mug?  

If you are looking for something more brick and mortar, I really don't think you can ever go wrong with Target. I mean, who has ever walked in there and not found at least one thing they love? 

Make sure you check out Katie's post for her fave mug choices too! 

What mugs have you had your eye on lately? Tag us on social media and show us! 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

DIY Natural Lavender Lotion


If you've been around the blog for a while, you know that in the past year or so I have really tried to make the transition to both eating more healthy and organically and to using more natural, nontoxic products.

I absolutely love my Ava Anderson Non Toxic products, but although their lotion is great, it just simply isn't as moisturizing as I sometimes need, and I could literally go through the body butter in about 4 days.  I needed something that was both moisturizing and easy on the budget to get me by between my orders. 

My love for Pinterest won again. I found just about the easiest recipe for DIY natural lotion that probably ever existed. And now I am sharing my tweaked version with you! 

Ingredients: 

1 cup organic unrefined virgin coconut oil 
1 tablespoon sweet almond oil 
15-20 drops lavender essential oil 

1. Place all ingredients in mixing bowl. 

2. Mix with a mixer until soft. Should have a whipped texture. 

That's it! It took maybe 5 minutes to make. And the great thing about it is that it actually soaks into my skin fairly quickly. When I was using just coconut oil for moisturizer it always seemed to take a long while to soak in, but the combination really works well. 

I found all of my ingredients at Whole Foods and got a great deal on them, so I was able to get all organic ingredients. 

Do you make your own natural products at home? What are some of your go to recipes? 


Friday, November 6, 2015

High Five for Friday!

Welcome back to another week of High Five for Friday with Tif, Della, Katie and I! 

This week's featured blogger is Tiffanie from Terry's Go Round. She's got the two cutest littles, and I just love their names! Make sure to check out her lovely blog :) 



1. First and foremost, it's time for Katie and I's Tis the Season Mug Swap 2015! Yay yay yay! I've already been looking at cute little mugs to get some inspiration. Check out yesterday's post for more info.

2. My (not so) little baby girl will be turning two tomorrow. I still can't wrap my head around it. Didn't I just finish planning her first birthday party? Didn't we just bring her home? This year has been crazy and sad and frustrating, but having her has made it all bearable and watching her grow has been the most heart wrenching and exciting thing I've ever done. 

3. 12 bags! That's how many trash bags full of junk I've gotten rid of. We've been able to donate nearly all of it, which makes me feel better about it. Seriously, if you haven't read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, you need to! I haven't done it exactly as she explains, but it definitely has helped me know what I really need and what isn't necessary anymore. I'm really trying for simplicity. 

4. The bathroom reno is nearly finished. It looks soooo good and Jay really has done a wonderful job. It's an extremely small, but it's now a very cheery room. I will be sharing next week! 

5. I haven't been speaking much about our journey to healthier living, but I'm  really cracking down on the amount of plastic we are using, and I'm going to try a naturopath the help with our recurrent miscarriages. It's been a lot of research, a lot of sacrificing, and a lot of changes but I'm feeling really good about the path that we are taking as a family. Regardless of the outcome, I know it's right for our family.

How has your week been? I'd love to hear!


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Thursday, November 5, 2015

The Mug Swap is Back!






























Katie at Cup of Tea and I are so excited to kick off our second year of this super fun Mug Swap! 

Haven't heard of a Mug Swap before? It's a grown up version of a pen pal! Basically, you sign up. We give you a partner to swap with. Get to know one another via email. Shop for the perfect mug, and mail!

Here are the details:
1. Sign up using this link by November 23.

2. Follow Katie and Caitlin so we can keep up with your mug swap pics!
3. We'll email you your partner's email information by November 25. Send each other an email, and get to know one another so you can find the perfect mug!

4. Be sure to mail your mug to your partner by December 11, whether that's buying one locally and packing up/mailing OR shipping from online. Either way!

5. Be sure to stick to the timeline. You want to make sure your partner gets a mug!! If you can't get a hold of your partner, let us know ASAP so we can help out. Or if you're unable to participate, let us know too so we can reassign your partner.

6. We want to see your mugs after the swap! Snap a pic, and tag it with #tistheseasonmug15. Be sure to tag your partner who sent it to you, if you can, and tag Caitlin and me!

NOTE: If you're outside of the USA, sign up and we'll try our best to pair you up with someone, but we may not be able to. If you're in the US and are willing to have an international partner, please let us know when you sign up!

If you have any other questions, PLEASE let us know! 

Deadlines Recap:
1. Sign Up by November 23
2. Receive partner contact info from us by November 25
3. Get to know your partner and buy a mug
4. Ship new mug to partner by December 11
5. Use the hashtag #tistheseasonmug15 so we can see your mugs!
*NOTE: Not JUST for bloggers! Anyone can sign up!!

Friday, October 30, 2015

High Five for Friday!

Welcome to another week of High Five for Friday with Katie, Della, Tif and I!

Our featured blogger this week is Erin at Chasing Roots. Love her posts about her little kitty Tux. He's just too cute! Make sure you head over and give her some H54F love! 



1. We had so much fun last weekend getting to take Juliet all dressed up as a little flamingo to Boo at the Zoo. She loved it and her tutu! 

2. I got an Influenster VoxBox in the mail two days ago. Keep an eye out for the post coming up in the next few days about the goodies that were inside! 

3. We're currently remodeling our bathroom, which is one of the last big projects we needed to do to our house. It's a bit of a disaster right now honestly, but it's going to look so good when it's done. I'm lucky to have a handy hubby. 

4. Since the bathroom will be done in the next week, I've been dreaming about getting my office space done and completely organized. Check out yesterday's post for my inspiration board. 

5. I finally got my hands on The Lifechanging Magic of Tidying Up which it seems every blogger I know has read and loved. And I've got to tell you, I'm not through the whole thing yet, but man is it inspiring! I can't wait to really start putting it into practice and get rid of the clutter once and for all. 


How has your week been? I'd love to hear!


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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Work Space Dreamin'

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My dream workspace has really been a work in progress since college. It’s been a lot of trial and error to figure out exactly what works for me, and my process is totally different depending on what task I am doing. Sometimes pounding out blog posts means heading to the local Starbucks or Panera, grabbing a coffee and zoning in. Other times it means going up to my “office” and working in the quiet of my upstairs. In the winter it can mean grabbing a cup of coffee (noticing a trend?) and sitting at my dining room table by our big window to work and look at our winter wonderland.
One thing every one of those scenarios has in common (well, besides the coffee) is that I need to be inspired. My little office in our house is still pretty hum-drum, although it is slowly shaping up. And it’s finally the next project on my list!
It's the one part of my house that's truly my own, not something that I have to compromise on style with my husband. A feminine feel with bright colors is what I'm really looking for. Fun pieces and inspirational pictures and quotes are definitely a must, too.
 
 I am excited about this little inspiration board, and even more excited to slowly show you the progress that we are making in my workspace over the course of the next few months!
 
Now, if we are ever blessed with baby #2, I know this office wont be mine forever. I would love to do work space sharing at some point, and love the options that places like WeWork have for people in bigger cities. Now, if only we could find something similar in Ohio :)  I think it’s the coolest concept ever, and a great way to keep inspired in a space outside of your own home. I don't think I'll be able to finance my own office space for a very long time, so the idea of sharing is such a wonderful concept for someone like me.
What does your workspace look like? How do you keep yourself inspired?

Sunday, October 25, 2015

H54F Hangout 3: Tonight!



Tonight's the night! Don't miss this month's Google Hangout. It's all about fall! Tif, Katie, Della and I will be chatting about our fave fall things, and this month will be joined by the wonderful Mariah from Faith and Fashion Blog

Haven't been to one of our hangouts before? It's easy, and so much fun! It's basically just a video chat platform, and there's a couple different ways you can watch. First, you can watch below right here on the blog! 
 
You can also watch on Google+ or YouTube!  You don't need a Google+ account to watch. BUT you will need one if you want to ask us questions live using the Q+A function. But if you don't have one, no worries! You can still watch LIVE! You can also tweet us questions or comments using #H54FHangout.


Can't make it tonight? That's okay! We will be recording, and it will be available to watch later, whenever you want.

We are so excited to have you join us at 9:30 PM eastern time tonight! It'll be so much fun, make sure to stop by! 

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Weekend Fun: Apples and Pumpkins


We had a really rough past week as a family, including long work days and some short sleep nights. It was one of those weeks that I look back and swear the weekend before had been months ago.

It didn't help matters that I worked all last weekend, something that is unusual for my schedule and made my work week feel even longer. 

We were in dire need of a break, to say the least. 

So what does that mean? Well, apple and pumpkin picking of course! 

(Ok, so maybe that's not the first thing that came to mind, because I'm lying if I didn't say some sun and a white sandy beach would've been choice A. But I'm in Ohio. Pumpkins and apples it is!) 

There's a few farms in our area to choose from, so after nap time we loaded into the truck and took off. When we saw the line for the first farm that was literally at least 75 people just waiting to get in, we quickly turned around and went to another. 

A not quite 2 year old and insanely long lines? Yeah, that doesn't mix well. 


I'm so glad we ended up at the other farm because there was so much for Juliet to do! They have a little corn version of a sandbox that the smaller kids could play in. She wasn't too sure at first, but once I showed her what it was, we couldn't barely get her out! 

Then Jay took her down the world's largest tube slide. Ok, not really, but it was fast! And she loved it. 

We also got to go see some farm animals and take a tractor ride, which may have just been her favorite thing we did. Juliet kept asking to get back on the tractor. 

She wasn't too interested in picking out a pumpkin, but did finally settle on a little one to take home and set on our front porch.




My favorite part was the apple picking! Juliet had so much fun and we got a good amount of apples! I'm excited to make some apple sweets for us this week! 

Did you have a fun weekend? Or have any good apple recipes for me?