love: katie & taylor, a snowy engagement

This is Katie & Taylor. They're in love. We'd been waiting all winter for a good snow and had finally given into the idea that it just wasn't going to happen. It's been such a mild winter in Colorado Springs! BUT, the snow gods heard our cry and sent a a huge storm one weekend. Katie and I had ... Read More

a letter to myself: i see you, mama

Mama, I SEE you. You're feeling a little lost. A little frustrated. A little sad. SO TIRED. I see the tears on your cheek; I hear the thoughts you keep only in your head. I know the guilt creeps in and I know how hard that is. I SEE you. You feel like you're drowning in motherhood. You're not. I ... Read More

a new year

Happy New Year! I wanted to take a little break over the holidays to really focus on being present with my little guys & Dave. It's not all that often we get quality family time all together, so I wanted to soak it up! As we head into the new year, I'm so excited for lots of posts and lots of ... Read More

diy dried orange garland

'tis the season for Christmas crafting! I'm trying to be a cool mom and offering projects and games for Neeson to do - even though it's totally so much easier to just give him the iPad. Mommin' is tough work, you guys. I don't want his brain to get mushy, so I'm trying to get creative here. I've ... Read More

lessons in baking cookies

Let me preface this by saying I am probably one of the world's worst bakers. Seriously. I am awful at baking. Early on, after we had just moved to Colorado, I complained to my Gramma about how "hard it is to bake in this altitude" and then outlined all the issues I was having. Turns out you ... Read More

dining room: Christmas

As mentioned in my last Christmas decor feature (you can see it here!), we kept things pretty simple this year. Lots of greenery, some candles and fruit - that's pretty much it. With each passing day, I grow to appreciate simplicity more and more. There is so much going on in our everyday life; I ... Read More

a simple Christmas table

December is the perfect month to gather! And gathering the PERFECT excuse for a beautifully styled table. For this month's design, (if you missed my Thanksgiving table, you can see it here!) I partnered with my friend Beth from Oak + Oats to throw one heck of a little afternoon party. We had so much ... Read More

brand: roots of love

Meet Katie. She is the brains and beauty behind Roots of Love and has starting making beautiful copper jewelry. She is so talented! We spent Saturday afternoon hiking around Garden of the Gods taking some images and video of some of her newest pieces. These are just a few of my ... Read More

6 months of being 30

Nearly six full months after turning 30, I'm beginning to finally celebrate it. I wasn't dreading my 30s at all; in fact, I spent most of my 20s looking forward to it! The twenties were for learning and failing and being poor and all that shit, while the 30s are for having my life together! No more ... Read More