All Things Family

Christmas Traditions | DIY Gift Wrap

I’m stealing ideas from my childhood these days (not the one where Austin (my brother) and I wear matching pajamas until I get married) but the idea of wrapping gifts the way my mom did by involving my brother and me. There’s just something about tradition (so sorry, kids. you’ll have matching pajamas forever). But the older […]

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Dreams Do Come True

Growing up, I taught everyone that would put up with it–my poor younger brother, dolls, animals, even my grandfather.   My grandfather quickly became the culprit of my lesson plans and was the best student I probably ever had! It was always my dream to be a teacher or to open my own dance studio. I had […]


The Littlest Pog

Good morning! I am SO excited (I’m pretty sure I start every post like that which hopefully tells you that I kind of love this writing thing…) to share with you my friend’s Etsy shop! Randi and I met through our husbands. Andy, Randi’s husband, and Russ worked together when Andy moved here from KANSAS several […]

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Five years later…

Disclaimer: This is another sappy love story so if you make it to the end, don’t say I didn’t warn you! Today marks five years with my kindergarten sweetheart. Some of you may have read our little love story or how we ended up with four years, three houses, and two kids. That morning of kindergarten I already […]


My Best Brother’s Wedding

My Best Brother’s Wedding Growing up, my best friend Brandy (who I also met the first day of kindergarten!) and I were kind of obsessed with My Best Friend’s Wedding. (Please tell me one of you was also upset that he did not pick Julia Roberts. ) Today, Brandy is a wedding planner on the […]

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