My Last Baby Is 6 Months Old (Sad Face)


As usual I am wondering how this happened so fast.

She has been sitting up on her own (without support) since right before she turned 4 months old (I know, insanity), she’s always been strong. She has no interest in rolling and is thinking maybe crawling would be fun… But standing is way more fun.

She started solids and has so far loved everything except this apple pumpkin purée I got her. Yeah, I don’t make baby food. We buy it. Totally a mommy blogger no no. Whatever.

Anna Kate is wearing 9 month sized clothing (and has since about 4 months). She is pretty huge. And adorable.

This month I also moved her to her crib and she started sleeping through the night. If I had known I could have gotten a full night of sleep just by moving her to her own room, I would have done it much sooner.

And here are some adorable pictures of from Anna Kate’s 6 month!

6 month Anna Kate

The Simplest Things Can Bring You Home #SipOfHome

If you know me at all you know how much I love my coffee, so when I was invited to write a post on behalf of Gold Peak Coffee I was all for it. There is so much I could say about my love of coffee, it runs deep. Just a sip brings me home. I am so happy that Gold Peak Coffee (formerly Georgia Coffee) is now available in many more places. You can even get it at some restaurants when you eat out, really, Gold Peak Coffee is everywhere now! Between moving and traveling it’s nice to know that I can always find my preferred coffee brand to bring little sips of home, regardless of where I actually am. It’s such a simple thing, really but it definitely hits the spot.

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Sometimes, just smelling coffee can bring back memories. My grandmother to this day makes her coffee in a percolator on the stove, and I don’t think there is a more delicious smell in the world. The smell just invokes warmth and makes you want to snuggle on the couch with blankets and a nice warm cup of coffee. Which I love to do in the morning.

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Coffee is the best way to start the day, but I can’t deny I will drink it all day long, it’s the perfect drink. I’m a light roast kind of girl but I can’t hate on the decaf, it was great in the early days of nursing. I drink my coffee before my girls wake up and it is the only quiet time I get until bed time. I definitely cherish that first cup of coffee, it’s when I plot out my day and maybe think up some blog posts.

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Tracking PixelDisclosure: This is a sponsored post, written on behalf of Gold Peak Coffee, all opinions are my own.

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Holiday Gift Guide- What do you get first time homeowners?

New homeowner gift guide


I know as I’m getting older more and more people I know are becoming homeowners (including me, this year) which opens a whole new world of things you can buy for the holidays.

here are my top 5 favorite gift ideas for new or soon to be homeowners! (Disclaimer, some of these links are affiliate links which means I will make a profit if you make a purchase). 

1. Personalized doormats. Maybe it’s because I have a fairly uncommon name and a rather difficult last name, but the novelty of personalized things gets me every time. I love things that say my name. And having a personalized door mat just seems so cool. You could do monogram, house number, last name. The options are endless.

2. Electric Wine Opener with Wine Chiller, there comes a point in your life where you just want opening your wine to be easy and you don’t want to put an ice cube in your chardonnay. You can bet your friends are also at this point in life, so an electric wine opener with a wine chiller becomes the best gift idea ever. Bonus is buying a good bottle of wine to go with it.

3. Home Repair Tool Kit, yeah I’m sure over the years your friends have collected tools that they need, hammers, screw drivers whatever. But you know what says adult? An actual tool kit. This is probably a good gift for the less than handy types.

4. iRobot Roomba 650 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Pets, a great gift for someone you like a lot. This isn’t even a new homeowner thing. This is good for anyone you know that isn’t living in their parents’ basement. If you like them a lot. Because nothing says I love you like not having to vacuum but having a clean floor. It’s like the future.

5. Home Maintenance For Dummies, this is a great gift for a person who doesn’t know a water heater from a furnace but somehow owns a house (me). Useful, like socks, but eventually appreciated.


My Holiday Wish List and Gift Guide 2014

holiday wish list 2014


I’ve never been hard to buy for. I always have a running list of things I’d love to get as gifts. I’m not greedy, just easy to please. This holiday season is no different. This gift guide (that I hope my husband will read) is but a small portion of things that would make me happy.

(Disclaimer, some of these links are affiliate links. This means I will make a profit if you make a purchase)

1. Tory Burch Cat 56mm Cat Eye Sunglasses in black

2. China Glaze Glistening Snow nail polish

3. Lucky Brand Jeans- Lola Skinny 

4. Stay at home Gypsy tee from Buy Me Brunch

5. Erin Condren life planner reality blooms in pink roses

6. Diamond studs

7. Chuck Taylors

8. UGG Cozy Knit Slipper

9. I guess I’ll just stay home shirt

10. Camera Tripod with For The Canon Powershot

11. L’instant de Guerlain

5 Things MilSpouse Just Can’t Even

5 Things Milspouse


1. When you leave your id at home/in the car/your friend’s house etc. Basically it isn’t where you need it, when you need it. Whether you are trying to get through the gate or buy wine at the Class 6… Your ID is nowhere to be found. Can’t even. The worst.

2. Shop at the commissary on pay-day. You know the feeling when you pull up to the commissary and it’s packed, but you can’t turn around now because it took you forever to get the kids out of the house or you are out of a million staples you NEED, you have the lost the ability to even.


3. When your wives page gets features on OSMW. You know, when some post gets a million comments because some wife is up in arms because her husband is still at work and it’s 6 pm! This post then gets screen shotted and sent to OSMW and then your base is known as the place where all the crazy resides… Until someone else somewhere else does something stupid. Until then…

4. When you try to go on post but the gate you use is closed. Impromptu wine nights at your friend’s house on base sounds like a great idea… until the only gate you know is closed, and even if you can find your way to another gate, the chances you will be able to find your way to your friend’s house from there? Nope.

5. When you try to find your friend’s house but all the houses on base look the exact same. Her: “Oh I live in the green house on the corner” but all of the houses on the corner are green! Can’t even.

Can you even? Because I can’t