Now go Read your Bible

The sleep deprivation has been real in this house.

Fi has been sick. Which is bad enough but she’s also getting closer to what I am told “threenager” attitude, which amazes me because I honestly did not think my child could possibly be shadier. I was quite wrong.

The part I struggle with the most is that I know that she smart… SO SMART.
So when she very obviously fake crying or asking where every single toy in her toy room goes as she “cleans” up, I get so frustrated and have to remember that she is only 2 and she deserves an off day to just whine and stomp.

To be real…we all do

So while I could give some excuses on why this post is mad late, I wont. I am just tired girl. If I had to guess…I think I have gotten a total of 11 hours of sleep between Sunday and Tuesday. I am in no place to do any mathing though so that is just an estimate.

Which I feel like I have done a good job fooling the world around me into thinking I am a well oiled machine. Seriously.

  • The clothes are washed
  • Dishes too
  • Groceries Purchased
  • and my hair is washed
    so excuse me while I tuck in my cape.

Actually–I missed trash day. TRASH DAY. we have so much trash. Sad part is — We were home! home! Fi wasn’t feeling well so we stayed in the house all day and missed the DAMN garbage truck.

Which is small right? I know it is yet my anxiety is on 10 specially with the weather being all bright and beautiful. Everyone is taking walks around the neighborhood…and seeing my full trash can baking in the sun. Someone remind me  on Friday.

The one thing about being a single mom is that you can’t let your personal disappointment show. Even if it is as small as missing trash day, or forgetting to buy almond butter.
I do not think it’s a bad thing though. I think it helps me move on and now dwell.

Still I wonder- Am I portraying a realistic person to my child? Can she see through my “everything is fine” cover ups? I mean yeah shes only 2 but this is something I should be conscious of right?

Great thing is, we talk a lot. I mean, it’s just the two of us most of the time. So I wanted to see our little world through her eyes and it reminded me …


She just wants to bounce around, eat snacks, and be happy.

So… chill out. You got this.

In case your past couple of weeks have been like mine here are some pick me ups that saved my sanity. Hope they help.

Hello Fresh – Easy Dinners.

I know some people are skeptical about things like this and if they are worth the price. YES! it is. The only things I would change: my cookware. It’s fantastic. (full review with photos to come)

Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter.

Proceed with caution: I go through a jar a week. It’s $12 a jar at my local grocery store. I love it with green apples or on rice cakes. You can make a banana sandwich. If you want to keep it simple… grab a spoon, a jar of JAB, and a glass of wine and cuddle up 


Y’all funny as hell. 

Outside of Trump…That is quite embarrassing. 

My Diffuser.

Mmmmmmmm. What’s that smell you ask ? Essential oils and water, misting peace into my home. My favorite oils are lavender and eucalyptus. It’s great while I sleep and when I meditate. I love it. 

This Clothing Steamer 

Oh so no one was gonna tell me this is a thing. My mornings and my outfits, thanks amazon ! Holding it down. 

I need to do a full review on all of the things I love. 




Smile! (You’re on Camera)

Took a short (unscheduled) break last week. MY BAD!

It was a hectic week I forgot we had scheduled family photos…IN OUR HOUSE. so I had to clean (at least the rooms we were going to use).


I also had to make an unexpected trip to the eye doctor.

After spending an hour with a bottle of bleach, knee high boots, a mop, and a giant bowl…trying to kill a spider in my kitchen….

I got a bit closer (with my mop) to realize…. it was a sticker….. of a paw print. I wouldn’t normally be embarrassed enough to go get my eyes checked because I already know I am damn near blind. Unfortunately for my ego… this entire spectacle had a witness– my brother on facetime.

EITHER WAY! There are no spiders in my kitchen and that’s all that matters!

Now to the part you are here for.


Backstory: I have been wanting to get “family” photos done for the past couple of months.. we usually get them done every year:

But if you have been keeping up with us you know that this past year has been quite…eventful to say the least.

In a way, I wanted to keep with the theme. As much as I love our beautifully sunlit photos… I really just wanted to be us… no dresses, no perfect weather, no bows (fi was happy about that). We just wanted to be normal, at home…silly, messy, snotty….REAL.

This could be quite the task for a photographer but we have someone that can handle us! Thankfully!

I am beyond happy with how they turned out. So instead of a normal post this week I just wanna show off my life… because I LOVE my life.


I love when she “teaches” me “new” things


and I love when she “helps” with big projects


I love wiping that snotty nose and she loves to fight it


Most of all– I love this…