mine + ours: books #5

Reviewing Books Read in December 2018! MINE: The Untethered Soul — This was my December book pick after reading a SLEW of similar books. It was interesting to see how they all sort of recycled the same truths but this book had something that I hadn’t read anywhere before. And that was to view your inner dialogue, your incoming thoughts, the negative and positive self talk as other. Or not from you. Just stimuli or information that you let pass through you. It was so true to me to read that our thoughts cause nearly all of our discomfort throughout … Read more

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best of 2017

Best of 2017 as it pertains to me and only me. 😉 BEST GAIN: The house! We bought the lot in January of this year. Broke ground in June. Insulation wraps up on January 3rd and then we start sheetrock. This dream has been slow coming and the building will continue to be that way, too. But I love that this is OUR baby. Each day Russ builds it, and I get to watch (and work, too, more on MY projects later!) Such an amazing experience. BEST PERSONAL GAIN: This time last year, I committed myself to working out every … Read more

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seven year old christmas list

Sponsored by Amazon. For the first year ever I am nearly stumped on what to get my seven year old, Hayes! Each year their Christmas lists are pretty straight-forward and it’s been easy to deliver the Christmas they are hoping for. THIS year, all the sudden, Hayes’ list is so grown up. He asked for his own Fire HD 8 Kids Edition – we have one and of course he is over sharing. Happy to accommodate that as we have had a great experience with our first one! The rest of his list is simliar – more technology, a phone, … Read more

Small Fry Home Tours: Johansson Bathrooms

The Johansson’s Modern home tour continues with the bathrooms! There are three in their space and each has it’s own personality! More Home Tours and posts from their home here! MAIN FLOOR: On their main floor off you will find the bathroom with the most risks. And the most femininity! It can be hard to know where to play that up when you have mostly boys. Obviously the main attraction of this bathroom is the wallpaper which Rashelle found on this Etsy shop – ColorRay Decor. Its a peel and stick and it was actually pretty easy to do. A lot … Read more