Living Intentionally with bloom

Living Intentionally with bloom I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “Do more of what makes you happy.” It’s so common, it’s almost cliche. But have you ever truly asked yourself, “What makes me happy? And why am I not doing more of that?” In asking myself the same questions, I’ve realized that much of my ...

Touches of Minimalism

Minimalist Decor Inspiration Minimalism at Home Minimalism: emphasizing the things we value most–and removing what distracts us from them. I really try to live by this when it comes to home decor–and fashion, come to think of it! But that’s for another day, another blog post! 😉 Make your home beautiful by accentuating the most ...

Devilishly Good Chocolate Cupcakes

Who Needs an Occasion? There was no birthday coming up, no holiday, or special event. I just wanted cupcakes. Delicious, aromatic, bakery-fresh cupcakes. With layers of rich, melt-in-your-mouth frosting. Mmmm… (Pregnancy cravings? Maybe!) I was certainly not going to settle for store-bought cupcakes, so I got busy in the kitchen! After just a few hours, ...

Chantel Poncho by Aventura

Oh, the Weather Y’all know what they say about March: “In like a lion, out like a lamb.” With this March being as cold and windy as it is, I am hoping that this weather folklore saying holds true! I am ready for the calm, warming weather of spring. For now, though, there’s nothing I ...

Bramwell Jacket by Aventura

Bramwell Jacket by Aventura A Wardrobe Staple From the month of October to the month of April, I’m wearing jackets or coats–or I’m layering both! Seven months of cold (and often freezing) weather is a long time. Much too long, if you ask me… Anyway, over the years, I’ve acquired more than a few different ...

Cute Valentine’s Day Printables

The Valentine’s Day Craze According to CNN.com, billions of dollars are spent for Valentine’s Day. Billions!  Who knew roses and chocolate could be so costly?! 😳 I was never a huge fan of Valentine’s Day, but since becoming a mom and teacher, I find it fun to surprise my kids with little “gifts” to brighten their ...