What started out as a way to share a personal, life changing experience has since evolved into my stay at home mom place of refuge. This blog is where I showcase my own unique (read: functional for chasing toddlers all day) adaptations of the latest fashion, style and beauty trends while chronicling our family's day to day adventures.
I graduated from the University of Tennessee (Go Vols!) with a degree in psychology. At first, I worked as a family counselor until I was fortunate enough to land my dream job as a stay at home mom! I like my coffee piping hot and my beer ice cold. I'm an introvert with a classic case of oldest child syndrome. I believe shopping is among the finest forms of therapy and good food is one of life's many joys.
While you're here, I hope you feel as though you're chatting with a friend over your morning dose of caffeine. Or maybe we're celebrating making it to bedtime with an ice cold beer -- I'm cool with either! ;) If I can inspire you or just make you laugh, I'll be one happy lady.
I'm so SO glad you're here!
Kyle is the walking, talking definition of a "what you see is what you get" kind of guys guy. He enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, watching sports, drinking beer and playing video games. I can't tell you that his verbal filter is broken, because I'm not sure he even has one. He takes his humor dry, dirty and constant. When Kyle isn't in uniform you can find him decked out in the finest gym attire that passed his sniff test. Things he hates : angled parking, people not using their inside voice, waking up early, shaving, dumplings, shopping, and putting his dirty clothes in the hamper.
more on Kyle ||
That right there is the person who made me a mama! She was born on October 19, 2013 and has apparently made it her life's mission (all 2.5 years of it) to bring further validation to The Birth Order Effect. She is always right and arguing is her love language. Her hobbies include playing outside, helping Mom, working in the garage with Dad and making sure her brother touches not one single toy.
more on Mallory ||
That messy stud right there is Michael. Mike was born on April 16, 2015 and has been laughing at his own farts ever since. This guy loves anything he can use to make noise, playing with cars, copying his sister and disassembling things he shouldn't.
more on Michael ||
In my eyes, no family is complete without a dog or two. Meet Schatzi (the larger of the two) and LT! Schatzi and I came as a package deal when Kyle and I started dating, then we added LT to the clan just a few months later. Schatzi's hobbies include, following Mom around, chasing the kids, fetching but not returning tennis balls, laying in the exact place people want to walk and putting on a academy award worthy performances over trips to the vet. LT can be found, going to bed early and sleeping in. She loves, Schatzi, destroying things as soon as her humans leave the house, back scratches, being outside, and laying spread eagle under the fan.
more about the girls ||
And there you have it--the whole gang!
Here, the spirit of merriment always prevails! I hope you'll join us.
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