9 Tips to take a (Decent) Instagram Photo


Let me say something right off the bat: I’m not Instagram expert. I don’t take awesome photos all the time, most of the time really. I take some downright crappy IG photos. But sometimes I get those special gems that really mean something, and I think I’ve hit on something. But seriously, don’t expect me to be one of those real pretty IGers that have the beautiful photos all the time. I even scroll through their feeds and get jealous. I’m just a real person with real photos that are [Continue Reading...]

If I won a million dollars… (& more Finish This)


I don’t usually do these type of link-ups because I can never get it together in time. But I liked the questions and thought, why not? It’ll give me a reason to blog anyway! Today marks Penny’s 28-monthiversary. I don’t try to count after two… but heck, 28 months? This is my THIRD April with her, and my FOURTH April since I got pregnant. Wowzers. Anyway, how’s your April going? How about this week? We’ve been keeping busy here, like usual! Oh, and guess what? My breastfeeding story is being [Continue Reading...]

Sundays are the worst!

This Sunday was rough. It felt like the longest day in the world. When Brandon’s gone, I have a hard time filling the hours for some reason. Probably because I don’t have him coming home to look forward to, so the hours drag on until bedtime, which is always a struggle these days, by the way. Anyway, longest day ever, for no good reason. We went on a bike ride to the park in the morning. Struggled through nap time. Spent time at the park in the afternoon. Watched a lot [Continue Reading...]

Korea Things v.3


Happy Friday! I haven’t done one of these posts since, oh, January. I like random posts because I’m feeling pretty random these days. Let’s get to it! – First, let’s talk about how we watch TV. We’re big Netflix people and didn’t want moving to a foreign country to stop us. If you know anything about the internet, certain sites aren’t available in certain countries, such as Netflix. American site = only in America. Sad day. UNLESS you have something called a VPN or Smart DNS. Our favorite is Smarty [Continue Reading...]

Through My Eyes


I wish you could see yourself through my eyes. I wish I could convey to you right now the feeling I get when I look at you. Sometimes, when I hear your laugh, I want to burst into happy tears. I’ve never felt such strong emotions wash over me than in those moments. The first time I heard you laugh, when you were an itty baby, I did cry. Now that feeling surprises me at the strangest moments, but I welcome it. I wish I could tell you how proud [Continue Reading...]

52 Week Project: Weeks 9-12

March 9 - She's so cute!

I look forward to Sunday mornings when I can pick out a certain outfit for Penny, bring her to the front room with the best light, and take a whole bunch of photos and capture those special moments. Already in the last 12 weeks I’ve seen her grown and change! The most notable change this time is her haircut – halfway through, I brought her in and got a few inches cut off. It’s much cleaner and easier to manage right now. Shout out to Brandon who helps me every [Continue Reading...]

Couldn’t ask for a better birthday!


So 27… so far, so good! Seeing as I’ve been telling people I’m 27 for the last year (I don’t know why my brain skipped over 26) I don’t have much to complain about. I always look forward to birthdays, though maybe ask me when I’m 60 about how I feel. Yikes. I had the best birthday a girl could ask for! I was surrounded by friends and family, experienced so much in the past week, and overall it was just a happy time. I like that I can say [Continue Reading...]

Exploring Back Alleys for my Birthday


April 4th. Today is my 27th birthday. (Though by the time most of you read this, it’ll be past in Korea!) I meant to come on here with an intended post called “27 things I’ve learned in 27 years.” But let’s be honest, I haven’t learned a thing. I still bite my nails. I still get drawn into drama for the fun of it. I still don’t wear the right underwear when I go try on clothes. Sorry Mom, I won’t ever remember that one. Since Brandon is gone for [Continue Reading...]

Freedom in Letting Go


It’s the tail-end of nap time. I wasn’t going to post today, I wasn’t going to post until Friday (my birthday), but I felt this urge to come on here and write a bit. Chat with you guys. The windows are open and a cool spring breeze is blowing through the apartment. I can hear the cars driving below, but I like the hum of the city, it’s so different than what I’m used to. I welcome this change and I hope I don’t tired of it after a few [Continue Reading...]

Vonage Box Giveaway!

You guys sick of giveaways yet? Because I’m not! A month and a half ago I reviewed the Vonage Box, an excellent way to keep up with family and friends when you’re far from home. You plug it into a landline phone and into your internet, and bam! instant access to anyone in the world. Cool right? I’ve used Vonage at least once a week. It’s been awesome to have. There’s just nothing like being able to call someone easily, even when you’re half a world away. Today, you have [Continue Reading...]