You Are Enough

When I was in elementary school one year, I happened to be in the “cool girls club”.. I didn’t really know I was in the “cool girls club” until another girl came up and asked if she could play with us.  To my surprise, one of the more outspoken girls said no! Then with a little back and forth, they negotiated a deal that this …

The Inn at Entrada

On our way back from California last month, we had the luxurious opportunity to stay at the lovely Inn at Entrada in St George, Utah.  We didn’t quite know what to expect when we checked in, but were pretty excited when we pulled up to our hotel room, that turned out to be our own little casita, complete with a garage and patio and beautiful …

Memorial Day

Our trip to California was technically a work trip but we went early and made a family vacay out of it.  On Memorial Day, two of my sisters and their hubbies came over to my parents house, where we were staying.  It’s so fun having us together!! We made a family trip to Sams Club and got all the food we’d need for our all …

Morning in the Mountains {featuring Evy’s Tree}

Do you ever have days where things are just going so well that you can sense some kind of hiccup is coming? Last night I drove out to the mountains to shoot some beautiful engagements. The session went great but then I realized I had a massive flat tire. And NO phone service. Anyway Derrick rescued me as usual (#myhero) and we had to go …

Two Girls {featuring: PinkBlush}

This past Sunday it was rainy, windy and cold.  Then later that evening, the skies turned blue, the temperature was warm, and the sunlight was absolutely gorgeous. So Ivy and I had a fun mini mommy and me shoot.  I received this amazing yellow dress from PinkBlush which is my new favorite women’s online boutique!! They also have a maternity section that I have shopped from back …

Everyday MOMents

It’s not everyday that I write a blog post but when I do it’s because I’m writing about something I love, something dear to my heart. When Jessica Poe reached out to me about her new book Everyday MOMents- Discovering Christ in the Details of Motherhood, I felt like she was definitely inspired to contact me.   After adding baby number three to our crew, …

Valentine Brownies

It’s Valentine’s!! I am obsessed with all things heart shaped right now and that gives me a perfectly good excuse to whip up some of my family’s favorite fudgy brownies.  I was always a die hard Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Chip brownie kinda gal until I discovered these and now I will never look back.  I don’t usually believe in frosting brownies because I think the …

How I Enjoy Winter

Surviving winter can be rough.  Surviving winter when you grew up with twenty something Southern Californian versions of winter and then now your doing an Idaho winter, can be rough.  Then add two small children and a baby to the mix and it’s just like, wow.  I am definitely not complaining.  I love my life.  I love where we live. And believe it or not …

Southwestern Taco Salad

Do you ever watch those Buzzfeed Tasty videos that are all over Facebook and just salivate? Derrick and I were laying in bed the other night watching the video for this Southwestern Taco Salad and we were in love! I made it today and it was just as tasty as it looks! The creamy cilantro dressing was AMAZING! Derrick asked if we could have this …

There’s an Oil for That

For the past few months, I have had the opportunity to try out Young Living Essential Oils.  I was so excited when Nikki from Floral and Pine introduced me to them.  In the short time that I have had my starter kit, I have come to really appreciate the benefit of using them in my everyday life.  I used them in so many different ways, …