• #madewithchobani,  Chobani,  Fall,  Recipe

    Sweet & Spicy Chobani Ranch

    When I think of tailgating, I think of delicious, fatty foods that I hate myself for eating the minute halftime hits. Seriously. Don’t sit me down in front of anything I can put on a potato chip. It’s a disaster. So, the Seahawks went to the Superbowl for two years, and every single week, we had a party that always featured our favorite tailgating foods. It was a crazy couple of seasons, and we won some NAILBITERS… and guess what my bad habit is when I’m nervous? EATING. So, I needed to think of something fulfilling that wouldn’t leave me regretting the day entirely. I created this recipe back when…

  • Fair,  Fall,  Late Night Thoughts,  Marriage,  Mom Life,  Personal

    Roller Coaster Inspiration

    The day faded into night, and Paul and I were like the only two people in the world. I get it now – how people warn you not to “lose yourself” when you become a mom. I was always so much fun. People knew me back then (ok, they probably still do) as loud and a little obnoxious. I never fell asleep first, always down for anything. I loved to have fun and make people laugh, and those were pretty much my only two missions on a daily basis. Now, with two littles and trying to figure out this whole motherhood thing on a daily basis, that Corianne has changed… evolved……

  • Pinterest

    Pin All The Things

    I know it’s old news, but I’m on a Pinterest kick right now. Every once in a while, I go remember why Pinterest is so amazing. An award-winning grilled cheese with 18 different kinds of cheese? OF COURSE.A snowy merry-go-round in Paris? Don’t even know exactly where it is, but IT JUST GOT ADDED TO MY BUCKET LIST.Ways to clean my bathroom with just water and fairy dust? Yep. Other times, my Grinchy heart deflates ten sizes, I delete the app, and move on with my life. So, before that time comes again, allow me to share with you a few of my favorite recent [fall inspired] pins. I also get…

  • Kids,  My Favorite Things,  Pajamas,  Shopping,  Target

    Pajama Party

    Let’s talk about more obsessions. Specifically, Target-fueled obsessions. I cannot go to Target without buying a new haul of pajamas. The LAST thing my boys need are pajamas. I have drawers (plural) dedicated to pajamas. Onesies, cute sets of long sleeved shirts and pants, shorts and tank tops for summer… Paw Patrol, aliens, Minions, football, Star Wars, sailboats, camo, cowboy… you name it, we have it. There is something so cute about a little kid in adorable pajamas. When they start wearing raggedy t-shirts and basketball shorts to sleep, I’ll cry. And, I can’t throw any away. Well, except for a pair I got at Nordstrom when Porter was a baby,…

  • Fall,  Weekly Roundup

    Weekly Roundup: All The Fall

    Here we go! Our first Weekly Roundup, and it’s all about FALL. Basics, unite! Monica: Fall favorites? Everything! Running through the leaves (like, actual running on fallen leaves on the sidewalk). It reminds me of my old cross country days! I also love the fact that I can now wear scarves, burn candles, have a salted caramel mocha (I’m the one anti-PSL white girl), wear sweaters, Crockpot cooking, boots, slightly less-sweaty workouts, wearing leggings for legitimate reasons… basic girl–ing so hard right now. instagram.com/loftuslane Kjerstine, of Loftus Lane:Behind our home is a walking path, and I’ve grown to love taking photos of myself and my son there –  especially because…

  • Uncategorized

    Product Testing: Tubby Todd, and Muchison-Hume

    COMING SOON: Murchison-Hume (Natural Cleaning Products), and Tubby Todd. I can’t wait to post my reviews. I have heard nothing but amazing things about both of these companies and products, and have orders in to both companies to try them out. I ordered: All-Purpose Cleaner in Original Fig Hair & Body Wash  I am trying hard to slowly transition my family into all-natural bath, cleaning and beauty products. It’s so much harder than it seems. EVERYTHING has something terrible in it, so I’m doing research and just finding one thing to change each month. Right now, we use Honest bath products – and if I’m being honest (ha), I don’t love…

  • Fair,  Fall,  Goodbye Summer,  Mom Life,  September

    Fair Daze

    What do I love about the fair? I think the easier question is: what DON’T I love about the fair (people. The answer is people. People in massive, ignorant crowds wearing stuff they shouldn’t be wearing, smoking cigarette where they shouldn’t be smoking them, and being otherwise oblivious to the world around them). But THE FAIR in general is everything. It’s the mark of the end of summer, and the pending transition to fall – my favorite transition of all. It’s temperatures dipping into “sweater weather”, and rain boots being dusted off. It’s the smell of hay and sawdust and bright, colorful lights. It’s people selling Vitamixes, massage chairs, lotion…

  • Lunch,  Recipes

    Quick + Easy Lunch: Sweet & Savory Turkey Sandwich

    I just made this quick and healthy lunch on a whim last week, and it was so delicious I had to write it down. You just need a few things in your fridge, all of which have become staples for our family. 1. Daves Killer Bread – White Done RightThis bread is THE BEST. It’s soft and fluffy, and made with 5 grains and no bleached flour or high-fructose corn syrup. It’s our new favorite for lunchtime sandwiches, especially kid-friendly ones. 2. Oven-roasted turkey or chicken breastI keep a half-pound or so in the fridge at all times – I usually spring for the pricier stuff if I can… you…

  • My Favorite Things

    I’m So Basic.

    I have what one may call an obsessive personality; everything is my favorite. Here is a short-but-running list of some of those things that I’ve been obsessing over, lately. Most of these things are what “the internets” are calling “basic”, as in “basic white girl”, but I’m 30 freaking years old. I liked these things before the cute little beauty bloggers decided it was cool. Let’s start with s’mores. Before they bombed your Instagram feed, I was obsessed. Mainly because of toasted mashmallow. I will get, buy, smell, taste ALL THE THINGS that are toasted marshmallow flavored/scented. But the idea of s’mores just makes me happy. It’s so summer, and…

  • My Weekend,  Personal,  Weddings

    Jay & Hay’s One Big Day

    I really love weddings. I love love. I love the celebration of a couple choosing to be together, happily ever after. I love the commitment, the statement, and the excitement of a wedding day. I love seeing the personality of the bride and groom come out in all the little details. I love wedding gowns. The hair. The makeup. The choice of dress in which you force all of your girlfriends to wear as they stand by your side to support you on the biggest day of your life (the bride either loves or secretly loathes all of her maids and matrons, and it’s hilarious. Haley loved hers, for sure –…