Jolie’s “Busy Bench” (our version of the Busy Board!)

For Jolie’s first birthday, we decided to make her a Busy Board! Click for tips & pictures of the final product. 🙂


Let me tell you – it’s been a bittersweet week.

Sweet, because Jolie turned ONE last week! 🙂

Bitter, because Colson left for Army Basic Training exactly a week later. 😦

*all the feels*

Before he left, though, we had a project to work on together, which I’m incredibly thankful for – Jolie’s Busy Bench.

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My DIY IKEA-sized Changing Pad

Listen, IKEA. I’m already willing to trek through your store, nearly kill myself pulling things off the shelves in your storage section, and basically build all the furniture myself… can you just PLEASE do me a solid and start making a changing pad for your changing tables?! Please?!

Recently, it came to my attention that it was time to get Baby Girl a crib.

So I did what all Millennials do and went to — you guessed it — IKEA.


Stuff?! More stuff?! MEATBALLS?!?!?!


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A Month of Mommyhood

A lot can happen in a month! Especially in the life of a baby…

Jolie’s one-month birthday was a week ago, and I still can’t BELIEVE I’ve been a mommy for a whole month.

Where does the time go?!

When J was born, she weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces. She was 19.5 inches long.

Now she’s 9 pounds, 7 ounces and 20.75 inches long.

(Why don’t they say ___ inches tall? I guess because babies can’t stand up?)

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