our top reasons for not sharing our kids photos or names online

A question I get asked quite often is why we don't share pictures of our girls online on any social media (with the exception being our private  snapchats). After our first was born, it was something I would get private messages about often and as she has grown, the question still arises, just less often. … Continue reading our top reasons for not sharing our kids photos or names online

Failing in 2016 and looking forward in 2017

"New year new me." That's the common mantra every January 1st. We set these lofty resolutions (often without planning how we will make them a reality or how we will stick to them) and try to fix our entire life a the start of the year. I'm guilty of it as well. Remember when I … Continue reading Failing in 2016 and looking forward in 2017

The Christmas Story I’ll Always Carry With Me

Back in October, stores around the nation sneakily started displaying Christmas decor. By November, our ears bled with the sound of "Here comes Santa Claus" and now that it's December we all know what's right around the corner. My neighbors have a light show that includes a daily countdown down to the very last second … Continue reading The Christmas Story I’ll Always Carry With Me

December Intentions and Paleo-ish Noms

I'm less than 10 weeks until Lil' Kola makes its debute. 10 weeks! Of course that's only an estimate- really only this little spitfire knows the exact time it'll grace us with its presence. But either way, the end of pregnancy number 2  is drawing near. I'll be holding a new to the world baby … Continue reading December Intentions and Paleo-ish Noms

That time I sh*t my pants

Yesterday I saw 3 shooting stars and 3 deer during my run. Today I shat on the side of the road like a deer. Life is funny that way.

How I became a morning person, 4am workouts, and tips to rise before the sun

The world outside my window is pitch black as my sports watch buzzes on my wrist a silent but effective and gentle alarm. It's 4am and although groggy, I stumble out of my warm bed that still holds my husband and large comforting pregnancy pillow. I grab my phone and quietly make my way to … Continue reading How I became a morning person, 4am workouts, and tips to rise before the sun

That time I was a sh***y friend

Sometimes I'm a good friend. Sometimes I'm not. This past Tuesday I was a really sh***y friend to my best friend. My husband's birthday was Tuesday and guys... I forgot about it. It was in the back of my mind but for some reason it was not a priority. I didn't make it a priority. … Continue reading That time I was a sh***y friend

Ready or not: pregnancy round 2

Farmhouse living has been kind to us. We started a garden, our orchard is growing delicious fruits, and our chickens will start laying delicious eggs soon. Lots of bounty abound! We even have our own bounty growing! I am excited to announce that Baby Kola is going to be a big sister. 🙂 We are … Continue reading Ready or not: pregnancy round 2

Happy New Year!

This is the first blog post of 2016! I thought long and hard about what the blog post should be about but the longer I thought, the longer it took to write. I realized I could be thinking about it forever and never actually write anything (which I've been guilty of doing in the past). … Continue reading Happy New Year!

The journey never ends: self reflection

A couple of years ago, yoga found me, I felt inspired, shaved my head, signed up  for yoga teacher training and went to India. I stopped drinking, made a promise to stop gossiping, and made goals to better myself and to live authentically true. Two years ago never felt so far. I have since then … Continue reading The journey never ends: self reflection