Home is wherever I’m with you

2 years.

Its been 2 years since we moved into our house. To celebrate we are putting up Christmas lights and having beer and pizza for dinner!

The past 2 years have flown by! We’ve welcome a little baby boy into our family and are loving every minute of it!! Our house is perfect for raising a family. Our neighborhood is growing, and recently, a park was built a block away from us. I can walk to the grocery store and ride my bike to the gym. We live in a college town that doesn’t actually feel like a college town!



but what I love most about my house is who I share it with!


Chad and I love the song Β ‘home is wherever I’m with you’ by Edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros. It really hits home! This is the third place we’ve lived together–and I’m sure not the last–but the best part of it all is that we are together.

im soaking up every minute in this house! Right now I’m snuggling my sleep baby in front of the fire while I watch Friends.
imageCould this BE any more relaxing?! πŸ˜‹

…until next time! Xoxo ❀️

Sensory & Busy Board

we made this busy board for Preston when he was about a year old. We’ve slowly been adding to it, and it’s pretty much done for the most part!


He loves playing with it and so does the little boy I babysit for on occasion!

We used a variety of things and found them at Lowes, Ace, or Wal-Mart!

  1. Street address numbers 1-5
  2. (3) door stoppers – fun for flicking!
  3. (2) wheels for spinning πŸ™‚
  4. (3) drawer pulls in two different colors
  5. A chain lock
  6. a large drawer pull handle to hang things on
  7. a light switch
  8. a mailbox flag
  9. wooden letter to display the alphabet and vowels
  10. wooden circles that I painted purple and white – attached with velcro
  11. random wooden shapes, an apple, and a few animals. I painted them and attached them with Velcro!
  12. door knobs for turning

we added the letters more recently because Preston is obsessed! He’s known how to identify almost all of the letters in the alphabet since he was 18 months old. In the picture above he’s pointing to the letters and naming them!

Because of this board, Preston can now identify and say, butterfly (bub-By) bird (buwd) apple, snail (nose) lol! The last one cracks me up!!

I think I’m going to super glue a quarter, dime, nickel, and penny on there eventually. (On the right hand side, vertically, by the end of the alphabet.) That way he can learn to identify those. He is also obsessed with change and putting it into his piggy bank. πŸ™‚

We made it on MDF particle board. I painted it and hubby did most of the hard work, I superglued the letters and velcrowed the shapes/animals.

We did attach the board to the wall so it can’t fall on Preston. But we plan on leaving it there until we are finished having kids! πŸ˜›

here is a better look at it!


Hopefully your kids enjoy it just as much as ours does!

…until next time! Xoxo


Today, and everyday, I am thankful for my sweet little boy. The little boy who made me a mommy. The little boy who is nestled so sweetly on my chest napping. I cherish these moments I have with him!! I know these moments won’t always last and I know how blessed I am to be at home with him everyday.


…until next time ❀ xoxo