Quote of the Week

"You've always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself." 
The Wizard of Oz


Friday Fun

Looking forward to a cozy weekend cuddled up with my family - with a stroller walk or two in between.  Our nights might be sleepless here and there, but our hearts are happy.  Have a great weekend!

+ loved this family's creativity - an Inside Out Halloween

+ a 4-ingredient flu season tonic that works

+ Norway's secrets to enjoying a long winter

+ wanting to try this recipe

+ perfect sign for a child's playroom

+ this Thanksgiving appetizer looks delectable!

+ ideas to mix up your wrapping paper game for the holidays

+ homemade focaccia, yes, please!

+ oxford's word of the year is...an emoji?

+ wouldn't mind noshing on this gourmet breakfast



My little baby is 3 weeks old already!  We are spending our days cozied up in our warm house, snuggling under fleecy blankets, watching newborn stretches and startles.  It's wonderful.  In the meantime, here's a few links of what we've been up to...

+ binge watching these HGTV gems on Netflix

+ attempting to read this during feedings

+ devouring episodes of this podcast

+ eyeing these fall-ish recipes, yum, yum, and more yum

+ recording my gratitude in this new journal

+ excited to hear about this movie sequel coming next March

+ loving this cute snowy sweatshirt for my littles


Weekend Baking: Gingersnaps

It seems my sweet tooth has returned, taking a brief hiatus during my pregnancy, only to return with a vengeance post-partum.  These gingersnaps a la Smitten Kitchen made for the perfect cookie aroma filling the house on a misty, drizzly, rainy fall Sunday.  Amazing - as all her recipes are.  Enough said.

Quote of the Week

"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed.  Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude."
~ Denis Waitley


It's a Boy!

It's a boy!

We welcomed Cooper Owen into the world!  He almost arrived on our fourth anniversary after a fairly quick labor, but ultimately decided he wanted his own special day!  Cooper weighed in at 9 pounds 7 ounces!  We are home now as a family of four, enjoying our newborn snuggles and cuddles, and so in love!