2017: The year of Ds

So I already revealed a few of the Ds I’m focusing on next year: making or trying out new or special Drinks, bringing back Dating my husband as a priority, and the Ds that relate to my family- my boys whose names start with D and my DAUGHTER coming next month. I’m talking about my last areas of blog focus today and then I will probably be a bit quiet until the new year or a bit thereafter as we really focus on preparing for baby’s arrival! Continue reading

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The First “D” revealed and a Year End Wrap Up: Cooking

I’ve learned a lot from consciously trying to improve my cooking and try new recipes this year. There have been ups and downs… recipes that were so forgettable I didn’t even blog about them, epic failures that we threw out, and huge wins that we will keep cooking again for years. Continue reading

Abundance and Gratitude in the Midst of Distress

I think it’s safe to say that despite it’s blessings (so thankful we are expecting another baby, so glad I’ve made new friendships and strengthened old ones, so worth it to take a big trip before the insanity of baby #2 started…) 2016 has been a ROUGH year for a lot of people. It has definitely been a rough year for my family and myself. Continue reading

C is for Cultivate

WOW. We are somehow down to only two months in 2016. I am looking forward to cooler weather, upcoming holidays, and re-centering. This month I want to start focusing on cultivating the habits and values I hope to bring into 2017 and our growing family. I started cultivating some great routines last spring and then got majorly sidetracked after being so sick for so long and I am looking forward to trying to get back on top of them, while still knowing that I am going to be tired as I head into my third trimester and then probably even more tired the beginning of next year (though hopefully feeling better!!) Continue reading

Goodbye Bs and Hello Cs…

Just a quick post today that I wanted to sneak in during little guy’s nap time. As the year winds down I will continue to recap the Bs including today’s recap on Blogging. But the biggest news about blogging is that I am planning to continue blogging in the new year because it has been helpful for me this year, so I will be revealing some of my new focuses for 2016 throughout some of the remaining posts this month  and the first reveal in my year of Cs happens in this post! Continue reading