Old School

Tuesday, August 09, 2016 No comments
A photographer recently asked to use our old VW bus for a photoshoot. When we went to pick it up, our daughter ran over to it and gave it a kiss. She says it's her bus. I managed to snap a picture of the cuteness. You're welcome.

1970 VW Bus



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Hallway Before and After

Monday, July 25, 2016 No comments
A couple of years ago, I got this crazy idea to sell our nice, new house and renovate our old, rental house. It was almost paid for, and I thought it would be a good financial decision on our part. Needless to say, it cost more money than expected and we're still not completely finished. Remodeling a house is not for the faint of heart!

Despite the fact we still have some things to finish, the inside of the house looks completely unrecognizable (in a good way)! I thought I'd share some pictures with you over the course of a few blog posts. So, let's get started!

My first picture is our upstairs hallway. It was a disaster.


Our renters, over the years, really did some damage to the house. It was nice having that extra income, but it cost us new subfloors, new interior doors and exterior doors and new windows, among other things.

But, good things come to those who wait...or rather work really hard and have a lot of patience.


Since this picture was taken, we've finished the floor trim for each room. It's not really noticeable in this picture, but it's made an even bigger difference in person. I'm pretty pleased with this transformation!


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Blog Revamp

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 No comments
It's been over a year since I last visited this blog. At one point, I blogged almost daily. It was my therapy. Since then, life happened (and continues to do so), and I didn't feel the need to visit here. Lately, however, I found myself missing this place. That being said, my world no longer revolves around pregnancy loss and adoption. Those two things have forever made a mark on my life, but in doing so they've allowed my husband and I to evolve into new people and find new meaning in the every day mundane.

It's time for something new. A new focus. A happy family, happy home focus. Over the last two years, we've remodeled a house (and continue to do so), our daughter is getting ready to go to preschool, and I've redecorated our living room and bedrooms a half dozen times. We're adding a covered back porch today, and hopefully in the near future we'll be adding a new porch to the front of the house.

These are the things I want to write about and share. The everyday kind of things. The new pillows on the couch type of things. The future trips to the pumpkin farm and DIY Christmas crafts for your kids types of things. The fun things.

I hope you enjoy!


Who is A?

Thursday, June 04, 2015 No comments
Oh my goodness. I am a sucker for just about any teeny bopper tv show. The Vampire Diaries. The Originals. Teen Wolf. Pretty Little Liars. Before them it was Dawson's Creek, 7th Heaven, and the Gilmore Girls. I can't help it! I'm an addict for young adult tv!

Currently, I'm obsessing over Pretty Little Liars. Do you watch it? If not, hop on Netflix right now and binge watch the first five seasons. Season six started with a bang this week and I can't even handle the craziness. The PLL writers are brilliant. They use social media to send clues to their fans, as well as design almost every scene to have some sort of hidden meaning or important clue to the ultimate mystery: Who is A