Back to School!

This summer I had such mixed feelings. I was enjoying the time with my babies so much, but I selfishly was also ready for them to be in school. Isn’t motherhood a funny thing though? Because this morning is the first morning of school, and I literally have been sitting here for an hour just looking at photos of them. Crying tears over how fast time is going. Missing them. Praying that I am being a good mom. A mom full of grace, patience, compassion, and love. I know I have good days as a mama, but I also have those bad days. Days where I am not nearly as patient and I would like to be. Where my voice goes to a level that it shouldn’t. And I just want to take those days back. I don’t want to be ‘the best’ mom, I want to be THE BEST mom for MY babies.

Here are some of my {non-education related} goals for them this school year:


-learn to be a better listener

-learn to not get as frustrated and emotional at not getting his way

-continue being amazing at making new friends

-develop some ‘real’ friendships over time

-continue to be his wild self, but learn how to control himself when needed



-learn how to take constructive criticism better

-make some new, yet deeper, friendships

-gain more confidence in himself, esp as his speech improves

-have a great relationship with his teacher

sweet class with their hands behind their backs. this was approx 5 min in to their day, and the teacher already has them all listening SO well!


and for myself-

-to have more patience daily {take the time away from them to MISS them and be eager to see them}

-to have a desire to do more ‘learning’ at home, but in fun ways

-to be even more intentional about building them up as the incredible individuals they are

-to just love the heck out of them {thats an easy one}


Now can we just weep together at how much this boy has grown?!? Same spot for photos each year, but definitely taken with a phone this year. Who has got time for a real camera these days?!

My boys, my loves. You both are SO incredible.

Winston, you are strong and opinionated-may you develop that to being a strong leader. You are kind and tender-may you continue to grow that so you are always a good friend. You are wild and full of energy-may you funnel that in to being a creative and bold adult.

Bray, you are caring and loving-may you always continue that no matter how big you get. You are detailed and a good listener-may you be blessed by that in all the talents you have. You are a creative soul-may you dream big and follow your own path, wherever it may lead

Orchid flip Kitchen reveal

The Orchid flip kitchen is one of my favorites! I love that while its not massive, it is jaw dropping AND super functional at the same time.

Just for fun, lets take a look at the Before:

I know, I know. A stunner right?! So we opened up the whole space, but kept some of our most favorite features. Block walls have our hearts always! Especially when they are paired with those high windows. This space has SO much natural light, that even IF we did a bad design job, it would still look good. Haha, not that we ever plan on doing a bad job;)

We added in the sliders to let in more light and let the Dining area flow to the back yard. Especially since Arizona does have a lot of really beautiful months of weather, we always try our best to have the indoors flow out, and visa versa. That is something about my childhood I think more than design. I loved nothing more than when my family would eat dinner outside growing up. There was something so ‘fun’ about it, made the meal seem special even when it was hot dogs and canned beans! So I always desire that for my own home, and others. To be able to have a meal linger because you are in a beautiful yard, enjoying the weather.

Like I have said before, the counters in here are seriously my most favorite ones we have ever worked with. They are a Quartz, BUT look straight up like Marble. And Quartz is about 100x more user friendly, so its a win for sure.

Those paired with the Moen faucet, pot filler, stainless sink, and Quartz backsplash, it makes the kitchen so bright and clean.

The whole Living space and Kitchen all flow together, but are totally able to feel separate with the use of rugs and furniture. The homeowners are doing a SERIOUSLY amazing job of styling this home- she even has a beautiful blog that you should check out!

Can’t wait to walk yall through the rest of the rooms and the exterior!


Counters- AZ Tile

Paint- Sherwin Williams Black Emerald

Hardware- Cool Knobs and Pulls

Stainless Steel Sink- Moen

Pot Filler- Moen

Faucet- Moen

Garbage Disposal- Moen

An Adventure Away

This past month my sweet fam and I got to escape the terrible Phoenix heat and go to Flagstaff. We rented a house that was beautiful and comfortable, and it was in a cul-de-sac which basically always makes our family's dreams come true! The weather was incredible up there. We had a little bit … Read More →

Our Own TV Show

Want in on a long time secret? Almost two years ago {WHERE does the time go?!} we were approached by a company for a TV show. We had been approached multiple times before, and started and stopped the process a bunch. This time was different though because we had made it through initial cuts and … Read More →

Orchid Flip Reveal!

Our Orchid flip is done! And let me just say, this one is a beauty {but I am TOTALLY biased and think all of them are}! I am going to go in to more detail and do tons of Before and Afters later, but for now, i'll show a few:) That is what we started with. We KNEW we loved the lines of the … Read More →

Yes, We Are Still Flipping:)

And for that matter, yes we are still alive over here! Haha. But I have had so many of you sweet friends ask if we are still flipping homes, and the big ol answer is a strong YES! We just sold off one home last month, and are almost finished with this beauty! This is the first home we have ever … Read More →

You are dearly loved

I don't know how your morning started out, but mine was rough. We had been up for approximately two hours and Winston had already been sent to his room five times. Yes, you read that right, FIVE times. Tuesdays are always the most chaotic morning of the week. And it seems that no matter how much I … Read More →

Evenflo Pivot Travel System: Saving the Day

Thank you to Evenflo for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own. You guys want to know a question I get ALL the time? "How on earth do you get out of the house with three kids? How do you grocery shop, go to the park, run errands, etc?" And … Read More →

Transitioning to Three Kids

That picture right there is what I would love to portray our transition to three has been like, when in reality- this one below is probably more appropriate: Haha, but really, I just wanted to pop in and let y'all know we are alive and well, but just crazy. No one told me that going to three … Read More →

Georgia Mae’s Birth Video

My sweetest friend Melissa created a birth video of our little lady Georgia's entrance in to this world. She captured it all, and thankfully didn't include any of the scenes where I was literally twerking because I was in so much pain. She was amazing also because she came back the next morning and … Read More →