october: breast cancer awareness month

I'm not really sure where i want to go with this post, but as i sit here & watch Beyond Candid with Giuliana Rancic  the Breast Cancer Special , i can't help but want to share my story. if you follow me on #instagram, you may have seen my post regarding my experience. if not, here it is. it was november 2010. i was 22 years old, planning a surprise vacation for my then boyfriend's birthday/christmas. i was so excited for it. it woul… Read more

what's in my diaper bag?

i have been wanting to do this post for a while, but i think i finally  got the hang of "i don't need everything" .. even though when i do take something out of my diaper bag, i normally will need it that day for something. typical. but here is a run down of the essentials  that i carry with me. my diaper bag: i fell in love with this bag the second i saw it. i loved that it didn't look like a diaper bag, plus an oversized bag is m… Read more

recipe | turkey pumpkin chili

when john comes home every friday, i have something delicious waiting for him. it's normally something that will last us the whole weekend, and sometimes into the following week for me. this last weekend is was turkey pumpkin chili , in honor of fall. i pretty much threw a bunch of shit in a crock-pot and was super surprised when it turned out well. with a baby, i don't have time to stand over a stove and cook. i am all about the crock pot .… Read more

mila | 5 month milestones

where has the time gone?! i have been slacking so much on here - i apologize, but i am putting family first the last few weeks & keeping things in order on the home front. i have been spending my time with amazing friends who have turned into family, and of course those fabulous people in my bloodline who i am so lucky to have in my life. i thought i would share some of the things miss mila has achieved over the last few weeks. i am so proud … Read more