Where Did My Posts Go?!

Hey y'all! How is your week going? :) If you've seen my blog this past week, you'll notice that a big chunk of my posts have disappeared. Everything from the end of May 2017 to now is lost. I wasn't able to recover most images for the posts that I was able to salvage thanks to Archive.org. This includes half of my pregnancy bumpdates. Most of Juliana's monthly updates ... Read More

Creating New Thanksgiving Traditions with Our Thankful Tree!

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links for products included in this craft tutorial. Purchasing through these links at no extra cost to you helps this blog stay running. Thank you! Thanksgiving is often relegated to being the ugly stepchild of the mainstream holiday trifecta. Everyone goes so nuts over Halloween and Christmas that they seem to forget about ... Read More

What Bella Got For Christmas!

I am ridiculously late with this post, but it's better late than never.  On Christmas Eve, we normally exchange gifts to and from each other. Unfortunately, due to Bella being sick, she was only able to open two presents before drifting off to sleep. We just piled those presents in with Santa's presents, but made sure that Bella read the tags on each present. Thankfully, ... Read More

Christmas Recap: Bella Meets Santa Claus!

I know I am ridiculously late with posting this, but everyone in my household has been sick since before Christmas (and still are). I didn't think we would make it to see Santa Claus, but we did...on Christmas Eve. I thought it would be more packed than it was, but we only waited approximately 5-10 minutes. I wasn't close enough to hear her conversation with Santa, but I'm ... Read More

Merry Christmas From My Family to Yours.

Christmas is here. Yes...to me, December = Christmas. I can't believe that we're already celebrating another Christmas. The years seem to be flying by at a pace faster than I can keep up. This is our first NYC Christmas, and that makes the holiday season even more special. Part of me misses having a Southern Christmas, but the other part of me is having a blast immersing myself ... Read More

First Week of Kindergarten!

Ahhh...the first day of Kindergarten. The day we all dread and look forward to. While I looked forward to getting a 7 hour break to work on my blog and complete household chores, I knew I would miss her terribly. Bella's first day of Kindergarten was on Wednesday, for just 2 1/2 hours. Her school is approximately 12 blocks from our new house in NYC. We're from suburban ... Read More

5 Back to College Tips from a Natural Sciences Major

  Back to college season always brings back intense memories. It's normally a time where young adults are purchasing their own school supplies and dorm room essentials and traveling to where they'll be spending the next four years of their life. Six years ago, I was not only preparing for my freshman year of college -- but a baby, as well. I remember that moment ... Read More

I’m Moving in 3 Weeks! Ahhh!!!

I am moving from country bumpkin (not really) Tennessee to NEW YORK CITY!! This has been in the works since last October, but it is finally coming to fruition. I was actually supposed to move in early July, but that fell through. It is back on though! My hallway is lined up with boxes because I don't want to wear myself out by packing last minute. Even though I'm not packing ... Read More

My Hysteroscopy for IUD Removal Experience

On June 26th, 2015, I went into my OB/GYN clinic to get my Paragard IUD removed. My doctor was unable to remove my IUD, so I was scheduled for a hysteroscopy for July 20th, 2015 (today).   .   Below is the rough estimated timeline of my hysteroscopy experience: 10:35AM: Checked in the surgery center, paid my copay and signed a few papers. 11:00AM: I was weighed ... Read More