• Holidays
  • Last Minute 2-Day Shipping Valentine’s Finds

    One of the best holidays is just around the corner riverbend. Literally 3 days away! I should know. Nora asks me every day how many days until Valentine’s Day .. and then proceeds to ask me “are you counting today?” and, “are you sure you’re gonna be able to finish my Valentine Mailbox in time?” […]

  • Kids
  • Holiday Neighbor Gift Guide + FREE Printables

    Tis the season folks! Tis the season!  Tis been the season since November 1st in my opinion, but the many Grinches in my life hate me for even thinking Christmas before Thanksgiving.  I would just like to point out one very important fact … there is NO such thing as Thanksgiving music .. (except for […]

  • Kids
  • Halloween Costumes

    Because … better late than never right? Making these costumes was very fun …. and I also had another F word on my mind a couple of times while sewing .. and re-sewing, and re-sewing, and RE-SEWING! I often enjoy sewing.  For the first 10 minutes of a project. And then by October 30th, I […]

  • Kids
  • Getting Back to a Healthy You Post-Baby

    I received compensation from Bayer Consumer Health, makers of MiraLAX® to write this post. MiraLAX® is a laxative used to treat occasional constipation. All opinions are entirely my own. #EaseTheDay #CollectiveBias Our family is so happy to have our little miss Tess here.  It was a rough road but we couldn’t imagine our lives any […]

  • Kids
  • Sleep Training + The Owlet Smart Sock

    This post was sponsored by Owlet Care.  All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.  Before we dive into controversial sleep training mumbo jumbo I have to stress the importance of sleep.  For all members of the family.  (Cough cough .. that means you too momma.)  If baby isn’t sleeping, mommy isn’t sleeping.  But sometimes, […]

  • Kids
  • Fourth of July Outfits for the Family

    It’s that time of year again! Time to break out the Ericksen colors!  If you don’t know what Ericksen colors are, you may not have been here last year.  Being Air Force “brats”, my girls have always seen the Red, White, and Blue flying high.  Nora just assumed that The American Flag was our flag.  […]

  • Kids
  • Baby Tess’ Birth Story

    The fact that I get to finally write this post seems like a miracle to me. It felt like I might defy all scientific odds and actually remain pregnant forever. The funny thing is, I never even made it to 39 weeks. But having gone into preterm labor at 34 weeks and seeing the struggle […]

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  • Nursery Reveal

    Being on bed rest has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do.  So basically I am a first-class baby because there are people with real trials, and I’ve cried a river of tears worthy of Justin Timberlake’s approval about being stuck in bed.  I don’t know how people do this for […]

  • Life
  • Weekly Update

    I’ve decided to try and do a weekly update.  Emphasis on “try”.  Strong emphasis on “try”.  Please do not hold me to anything.  I am growing a child and have basically given myself a big fat F in the categories of commitments and/or follow-through.   As a “blogger”, I sometimes get wrapped up in what to […]

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  • Saying Thank You w/ Basic Invite + Coupon Code

    I am really good at New Year goals.  And by that I mean I am great at contemplating and setting them.  The follow-through is where I’m not always so good.  In fact, the follow-through is where I am usually a major fail.  So this year I didn’t really set any resolutions.  I just thought about […]