Let Them See You

Let them see you. Let them see you be you. Whether you’re creating something for the joy of it (even if you aren’t good at it! Especially if you aren’t good at it!) or delighting in a book, let them see you. We spend so much of our lives living under our titles: daughter, wife, [...]

The Secret to Saving Your Dishwasher After Using Dish Soap Instead of Dishwasher Detergent

The who is less important than the what in this story: someone (who shall remain nameless) accidentally put dish soap in our automatic dishwasher. Automatic dishwashers require special detergent, and Dawn super suds are great for hand washing dishes but catastrophic for dishwashers. Thankfully the dishwasher was started before we went to bed (though it's [...]

ChipDrop Review

*This is NOT a sponsored post- I just wanted to share our experience with you!* Over the winter, I stared out the window to our backyard and imagined what I wanted it to look like. I'd seen an ad for ChipDrop, a service that connects arborists with people wanting wood chips. We have quite a [...]

Anti-Racist Disney Movies to Watch with Your Kids

Representation matters. It's important for kids to see themselves reflected on screen, and also to teach them empathy towards others who look, sound, or seem different. We are all human, and Disney has done a wonderful job of utilizing storytelling to help convey that message. With such wonderful anti-racism resources out there for kids, from [...]

How Far I’ll Go…Or Not

I always planned on giving my kids roots. One place they could recall in their memories as home, where they could return when they were grown and feel as safe and welcome as they do now. I wanted the house we currently live in to be the setting for all their favorite memories, not somewhere [...]

DIY Mario Dresser

Once upon a time, I bought a cute little dresser and turned it into a coffee bar. You can read all about it here. When I redid my kitchen (here), I moved the dresser-turned-coffee-bar into a bedroom and it became a dresser again. Our youngest had outgrown his changing table before potty training, thus the [...]

Weekly Meal Plan for June 1

Hey friends! Here's this week's meal plan:   As a reminder, the numbers below the days of the week are our daily high temperature. I don't want to make a meal that heats up the house on a super hot day, so I try and limit how many eyes of the stove I use and [...]

Weekly Menu

After my meal planning post (who knew how OCD I could be?!) last week, I had a request to share my weekly menu. Here's this week's menu, along with links (where applicable) to the recipes. Enjoy! The numbers below each day are our forecasted high temperatures for that day, because I do not want to [...]

Knoxville Moms Post: Meal Planning Saves My Sanity

Hey, y'all! My latest Knoxville Moms post is up, and it's all about my simple technique for saving money and sanity: meal planning! I'm not an extravagant meal planner: I only do dinners, and make a weekly menu. I detail my method and how it benefits my family in my post, which you can find [...]

30 Minute Shows You Can Stream

Is it just me, or does it seem like every new show is an hour long? There are plenty of binge worthy shows out there, but I don't always have an hour I'm willing to dedicate. So what's worth of watching, and where can it be found? I've compiled this handy list to help you [...]