New Year, New Goals! {January Goals + December Goals Recap}

I had the best of intentions to have this posted on the first day of the new year…then we all came down with some sort of plague that has just kept producing new symptoms with each coming day, and a whole lot of not sleeping well at night, all of which has combined into a …

And It’s Time to Slow Down {July Goals + June Goals Recap}

I remarked to Matt that if I were still pregnant, July would have seemed excruciatingly slow in coming, but as it stands, with a two-week-old baby in the house and with evidence everywhere of the upheaval of life as we knew it before, we hit the 1st of the month without a single new monthly …

Final Sprint to the Finish {June Goals + May Goals Recap}

  Here we are, the 1st of another new month, which means it’s time to update you all on my monthly goals. I’ve been setting monthly goals for quite a long time now, but it’s only been recently I’ve started posting them on the blog to keep myself more accountable. Note: There may be affiliate …

Almost Crushin’ It {May Goals + April Goals Recap}

Even though I don’t FEEL as motivated as usual half the time (I blame pregnancy exhaustion), I’m still having enough huge pushes of energy and inspiration to somehow ensure that I’ve been doing *fairly* well on my monthly goals. I’m sure a lot of it is because I am, at heart, a procrastinator—I thrive by …

(Now) You Know What I Did This Summer

Now that it’s basically almost fall, I figured I’d better get around to finally posting these pics from our family sleepover party from, um, a month ago. I also figured I’d better do an update on how we did on our summer bucket list. (Of course, if I was really wanting to spend 4 hours …

Baby Animal Days, Take Two

  I’ve mentioned before that it’s perhaps best not to get our expectations up too high when it comes to taking our daughter to try new things—while we often expect that she’ll react one way (aka, with unbridled enthusiasm and excitement), she often has the opposite reaction of what we’d want (fear, anxiety, trepidation, uncertainty). …

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Strawberry Fields Forever: Michaelis Farm

I can credit an ex-boyfriend actually for my interest in the Beatles less-well-known stuff–as a child, I was familiar with all of their #1 hits, but I’d never ventured into their actual albums (just the compilations of their top songs or whatever the oldies station played). To me, the Beatles were synonymous with “Love, Love …