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My Top Books I Read in 2022

Out of 78 books I read this year (a doozy!), these are my top favorite 15 reads of 2022. There’s a lot of romance, historical fiction, memoirs, and thrillers, a little something for everyone!


December 30, 2022

My Top Books I Read in 2022

Mid Century Modern Home Renovation

Check out our insane Kansas home renovation where we took an illegal duplex built in the 1910’s into a mid century modern single family dream home.


August 26, 2022

Home Makeover – Our Mid Century Modern Kansas Home Renovation

aesthetic book with water and lemon slices on a picnic blanket in the sunlight

This is a list of my 16 top books from 2021 I read this year. On January 1st of 2021, I made an audacious goal for myself. I wanted to read 52 books this year, one for every week of the year. In 2020, I read a total of 16 books, which I understand to […]


December 27, 2021

My Top Books I Read In 2021

Ready for the most dramatic bathroom makeover EVER?! Well, buckle up friend! We can’t wait to show you this wild transformation.


November 30, 2020

BATHROOM MAKEOVER: The Story of Our Plantation Style Hawaiian Home Renovation

Where are my HGTV extreme makeover fans?! The moment you’ve all been waiting for is FINALLY here… our kitchen renovation is done and we can’t wait to share.


November 25, 2020

KITCHEN MAKEOVER: The Story of Our Plantation Style Hawaiian Home Renovation

baby girl and her mother cuddling

The other day I happened upon my very first website I started 5 years ago, in April 2015. I found a blog post I had written, long before I was a mother or even married. I reread it with fresh eyes from a mother’s perspective and it brought me to tears. So I wanted to […]


April 27, 2020

A Letter to My Daughter

Where my mamas at?! I’m about to REAL and RAW about breastfeeding and motherhood in this blog post. Buckle up and get ready… you’re in for a real treat.


February 19, 2020

Getting Raw: My Breastfeeding Journey

newborn baby girl with pink hat and swaddle

My ideal home birth turned into into a hospital birth, which became a c-section. After three days of labor, I was so thankful to finally meet our sweet baby!


December 12, 2019

Eloise’s Birth Story: Part 2