Jimmy, Lily and I are finally feeling “settled” in our new home. I didn’t feel like I could really enjoy the house until things were unpacked, cleaned, and we had all the basics furniture. We also didn’t budget very much to fill the new house. I am going to be really transparent with you because… Continue reading 5 Steps for Filling a Home on a Budget
Hello! It’s starting to scare me how fast time is flying… I shared my first Q&A post back in August here and decided it was time for another! These questions can be anything, “big” or “small”… there’s not a right question! And if any of these spark another question, let me know in the comments!… Continue reading October Q&A with Allison
Jimmy and I just said bye to our first home. I am not sure how normal this is, but I was incredibly attached to that home. Jimmy even bought the house before I came around, so he started off the journey in Clear Brook without a girl and did a fabulous job choosing it! This… Continue reading Goodbye, Clear Brook!
Yesterday I asked on my Instagram who was in middle school, high school or college. I was so glad to learn how many girls follow me who are NOT in my life stage. And it inspired me to address other life stages besides my own. I was single for almost 25 years of my 27.5 years of… Continue reading How to Be Single
Happy Fall! Yesterday was the first official day of fall, although in North Carolina it definitely doesn’t feel like it! We had a little tease a few weeks ago and I was getting my hopes up that the weather was here to stay, I knew it was too good to be true…the North Carolina heat… Continue reading Fall Cozy Wish List!
Before I became a mom, these were my private thoughts: “What does a stay at home mom (SAHM) do all day? Sure, I get that you’re really busy if you have 3, 4 or 5 kids, or even if you have two tiny kids, but what do you do all day if you only have… Continue reading “Stay at Home Mom” Debunked
One of the hardest adjustments to motherhood is that I never get a break. Sure, you get a “break” when they are sleeping, but there is always the anticipation of when they will wake up… and that could be at ANY moment. Sure, the dad helps and can give you a break at times, but… Continue reading How I Take Care of Myself (and a baby)
This subject has been really heavy on my heart the past couple of months. I’ve been trying to sort my thoughts before I go into detail with you and want to share this in a way so that anyone (mom or not a mom) can relate. So here it goes! When Lily turned 3 months… Continue reading When It Doesn’t Go Your Way
Jim and I live one mile from Whole Foods. We love Whole Foods. We love the store, the people, the food, but we also LOVE being frugal. I’ve heard so many people say that shopping at Whole Foods is using your whole paycheck and that they don’t shop there because it’s too expensive. I get… Continue reading What I Buy at Whole Foods
For my birthday my mom gifted me with a subscription to e-meals. I use the e-meals app and get 7 simple, healthy, and delicious recipes every week including a shopping list (my favorite feature!). This app makes cooking so easy! I only cook 2-3 times a week (if that) because I usually work late a… Continue reading Easy and Healthy Dinner- Taco Bowls!