caramel trench coat // turtleneck sweater // black jeans // lace-up boots // pom beanie It all started when Chase and I were dating and I, being fall-everything at heart, wanted to visit a real pumpkin patch! Not just a roadside stand or a lawn with pumpkins laid out, but a good old-fashioned, still in the field pumpkin patch. We were in luck and we found a beautiful apple and pumpkin farm near us that…

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There are always things that you wish you had but only when it’s too late, and that’s exactly how felt about a few things when I had Oliver. I was a first time mom, I wasn’t sure what I would or wouldn’t need, plus I wasn’t apart of the mom community that I am now, so I didn’t have anyone to give me good recommendations or share from their experiences. While I’m certainly no expert…

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I have been so excited to do so many fun activities with Oliver this fall, especially passing on my love of pumpkins to him! He is at the perfect age where everything is an exciting adventure, and so picking out mini pumpkins proved to be pretty fun for him (and me)! I have been trying to special activities and outings with Oliver while I can (meaning while I still have the energy) and while he’s…

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A new month means new goals and a new perspective. Also, with a new baby on the way, Chase and I definitely have things we want to do before the due date is upon us, which is going to be here before we know it! About mid-September Chase told me had a challenge that he wanted us to do called the Minimalist Challenge, and being very minimalist minded lately, I was all for it! Here’s…

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When I was expecting our first kid, Chase and I each made our own mental lists of the character and physical traits that we hope our children get from us, choosing the best things about each other. For example, we hope they get my teeth, because Chase’s dental bills were expensive, but we hope they get his eyesight, because I have horrible eyesight and a very strong prescription. There were also traits like humility, being…

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