• Baby

    Shane’s “Wild One” Birthday

    I thought it was time I finally get to sharing some birthday party pictures with you guys! But before I get into that, I wanted to thank everyone who filled out My Reader Survey! I’ve never done one before and it was super helpful! And as promised, Mary won the $10 Starbucks giveaway for participating! Congratulations!! Shane’s first birthday was everything I hoped it would be. It was a small family party that ended up being very low-key and relaxing. Shane had the best time! He had so much fun playing with his family. (And having all the attention on him! 😉) The Decor Our theme was “Wild One” and…

  • Baby

    Shane Thomas: One Year!

    Can you guys believe it? Shane is one year old already! On Saturday, the 12th he turned one and we had a little party at our house to celebrate. It was a nice and relaxing time with friends and family and it was so special to celebrate our Shaney. Later on in the week I’m planning to share some pictures from his party. But today I wanted to share his twelve month update. I’m not sure if I’m going to keep doing these each month, maybe switch to every three months, or stop them altogether but we will see. I’m kind of liking the idea of keeping it going to…

  • Baby,  Faith

    How Waking Up Before My Son Changed My Life

    This may be a little bit of a premature post to write, as I’ve only been waking up before Shane for three days. BUT I am so confident and have already seen the craziest results that I still feel pretty confident writing this. Before Waking Up Early Before I started waking up before Shane, I felt stressed and overwhelmed most days. I used to feel like there wasn’t enough time to get what I needed to get done. I felt like I was always trying to squeeze in having some downtime and also trying to be productive around the house. Some days I managed to find the balance well. Most…

  • Faith,  Life

    Currently, January 2019

    c h o o s i n g To let God fill in the gaps. I am such a level 10 perfectionist and hate relying on others so I try to do everything myself and I try to do it all perfectly. God’s really showing me how much I can’t do on my own or perfectly and how I need to trust that he will take care of what I can’t. t i d y i n g All of the things. Honestly though. I have been purging all of the things from our house. It was completely unplanned too. One day when I was dusting I just started throwing…

  • Baby

    Shane Thomas: Eleven Months

    I can’t believe that my baby is almost one years old! I already miss little baby Shane! Let’s take a look back really quickly to see just how little he really was… Okay, now back to Shane’s ELEVEN month update! What color are your baby’s eyes now? Hazel/Brownish. If you look closely, in the light they look hazel but if you look quickly they look brown. What makes your baby laugh? Shane is super silly and thinks it’s funny when he or someone around him sneezes. He also still loves when we try to “get” him. He laughs every time. What noises does your baby make? He “talks” all day.…

  • Life

    Reader Survey 2018

    Hi friends! How was your Christmas? I hope everyone had a great holiday and is excited for the new year ahead! Today I thought I would do a reader survey to find out how to better this blog in the coming year. Believe it or not, I have never actually done one of these so I am super excited to hear your guys’ responses. I am hoping to start blogging more in the new year and will be using your response to write more on your favorite topics. I will also be doing a giveaway to $10 to Starbucks for completing the survey since it will be a great help…

  • Coffee Dates,  Life

    Let’s Have Coffee | Vol. 14

    It’s 4:53pm and I just made my second cup of coffee of the day. Probably not the greatest idea but I just love coffee so much that I hate skipping my second cup.  This is the first coffee date I’ve done since Shane was only one month old! He’s now 11 months old. That’s so crazy.  If we were having coffee, I’d mention how I have no idea where this past year has gone. I feel like I was in such a fog trying to figure out how to be a mom. I’m only now just sort of feeling like I’m coming out of the fog.  If we were having coffee,…

  • Etsy

    ATZHomeDesign – Our Etsy Shop

    Hi friends. I know I said I would be posting Shane’s 11 month update yesterday but it was so dark all day I couldn’t get any pictures of him! So I thought I’d share about our Etsy shop today instead. I thought I’d write a post about my husband and I’s Etsy shop because it’s honestly one of the biggest reason why I haven’t been blogging much recently. I believe we started working on it in June and it officially opened on September 1st.  About Our Shop + The Setup Our Etsy shop is called ATZHomeDesign and it is a rustic and industrial home decor shop. We started this particular…

  • Baby

    Shane Thomas: Ten Months

    Sharing all about Shane's ten month update. This month we celebrated Shane's first halloween (with the cutest halloween costume you'll ever see). We also have had the biggest change in sleep this month too! Come check it out to find out more.