postpartum essentials

Postpartum Essentials I didn’t know I needed

This list outlines all of the postpartum essentials you’ll need when you get home from the hospital. When you are finally discharged from the hospital, reality sets in. You have a beautiful new baby, but you also have a body that is completely different from when you arrived at the hospital. Gone are the nurses …

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DIY Outdoor Farmhouse Table


This post is a full tutorial for the DIY Outdoor Farmhouse Table plans as featured on We’ve been working on this table since the end of April, but we’re finally done! Projects like this take forever because I’m only able to work in small, sporadic chunks during nap time, but we did it! All …


Building and Styling a DIY Picture Ledge


This tutorial will show you how to make a beautiful, custom DIY picture ledge that won’t break the bank! Do you know the best way to decorate a large wall? A gallery wall filled with wonderful sentimental pictures of your family. But do you know the truth about gallery walls? They’re extremely frustrating. It’s true, …

pork chop recipe

Pork Chops with Honey Balsamic Cream sauce.

This pork chop recipe takes standard pork chops to the next level with a sweet and savory honey balsamic cream sauce! Perfect for a weeknight dinner. If you’ve been following my blog for any amount of time now, it’s no secret that I love recipes that use balsamic vinegar. Give me a platter with fresh …

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How to Treat a Plugged Milk Duct

These tips will help you address your plugged milk duct naturally, before it leads to the development of mastitis. Unfortunately, I, like many breastfeeding mothers, have suffered from plugged milk ducts from time to time. This is especially common for me during the postpartum period, or the first six weeks after birth. My daughter and …

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How to Prevent Plugged Milk Ducts and Mastitis


If you suffer often from plugged milk ducts or mastitis, there are steps you can take to prevent it from reoccurring. Follow this simple advice to avoid future plugged ducts or mastitis! Mastitis sucks. Plugged milk ducts suck. I’m guessing you, the reader, are well aware of this, or you would not be reading this …

balsamic asparagus pasta

Creamy Balsamic Asparagus Pasta

This creamy balsamic asparagus pasta is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner, or to impress your friends at a dinner party! My freshman year of college, my best friend surprised me for my birthday with several girls from our bible study at a cute little Italian cafe in town, Teresa’s. Perusing the menu, the “Balsamico” …

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My Baby Registry for Two Under Two


I’ve seen thousands of posts flooding Pinterest informing expecting mothers about what they need to put on their baby registry to survive their baby’s first year. Those posts are great, but this time around, I am making a baby registry for two under two. When this next baby rolls around, my two children will be …

DIY Fireplace renovation

DIY Fireplace Renovation Tutorial


Think you need to spend thousands to modernize your fireplace? Think again! This tutorial on our DIY fireplace renovation will explain how we updated our living room for a few hundred dollars and a few days. When we bought our house last summer, the inspection revealed that the wood-burning fireplace was unsafe. Luckily, because it …