All in Mi Casa

The Adventure Begins...

As I’m writing this I’m sitting in my living room in Guatemala City over looking beautiful mountains and volcanos…somebody pinch me! I can’t believe this is my life right now. It has been just over a week since Neva and I arrived to Guatemala to join Joe and Adilia on our year adventure and what a busy week it has been.

The Perfect Gin & Tonic

I love a good gin cocktail and nothing beats the classic Gin & Tonic. It’s my go to summer drink and in honor of making it through my first week home alone with Neva I thought I’d cheers to Friday with a cocktail.

Handling Anxiety During Uncertainty

I am a person who likes lists, control and order. These are at times helpful tools however they also can be symptoms of my anxiety. My need for control can turn my type A personality to unhealthy habits where I over work myself to quiet my brain. Let me tell you from experience…This. Does. Not. Work. Over working myself means i’m giving myself no down time. No time to feel what I’m feeling. think what i’m thinking. or heaven forbid acknowledge i’m overwhelmed and might need to (gulp) ask someone for help.

5 Summer Date Ideas

Sometimes the hardest part about date night can be figuring out what to do and falling into the same old routine. To jumpstart your summer date nights we’ve come up with 5 easy and fun ideas that will have you giggling and hopefully ending the night the way all date nights should end.

Summer Bucket List

Summer in the midwest is a sacred time. Lasting only a few short months we always want to take advantage of all our city has to offer in the warmer months.

This summer our bucket list is a little unique since its also our list of things to do before we move. Because of this we created a bucket list with two sides. One for adults and one for kids.

Our Big Move

For as long as we've been dating, Adrienne and I have always talked about whether we should try living somewhere else. Someway somehow, those conversations never extended past the first 24 hours. This time around though, we've decided we don't want to look back, the way we do now, and regret not having taken the leap.

What We're Listening To: Neva's Playlist

Confession time: we don’t listen to baby shark! I've always avoided playing kids music for Neva. And yes, we have had days where ‘Let it go’ has played on repeat for hours; however, most days are filled with music I want to listen to and Neva telling me: “add this to my playlist mama”. For Neva, a good song is something she can perform dramatically to or has a great beat for driving with the windows down. If you’re looking for some songs to add into your rotation, try Neva’s current favorites. They will be a hit for the kids and adults alike.

Inside Our Home: Playroom

How we choose to decorate homes and what we surround ourselves with tells more about who we are and then we even realize. I’m one of those people that loves seeing other peoples spaces. Today we are giving you a peak into one room in our home. Enjoy a look inside our home to the girls adorable playroom.

Style Tips: Hosting a Baby Shower

A few weeks ago a shared with you images from a recent shower I threw. Last year at this time I hosted an amazing April Showers themed baby shower for my friend Celeste. Today I wanted to break down how you too can host a stunning and thoughtful shower for all the mama’s to be in your life.

Weekly Meal: Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Cooking for toddlers can be rough. The foods they are willing to eat seem to change on a minute to minute basis and cooking two meals is way more work and something none of us ever want to do. When looking for a family friendly recipe I want it to be easy, flavorful and nutritious. If you are in need of a new recipe to add to your weekly meal plan than this is for you. These turkey lettuce wraps will satisfy the picky toddlers (and adults) in your life.

Chic Tropical Baby Shower

Nothing beats a tropical oasis on a frigid March day. Baby showers are such fun events to throw and I jumped at the opportunity to host an intimate baby shower for my dear friend Danielle.

Dave and Danielle spent their baby-moon in Hawaii at the very beginning of her pregnancy and I thought: let’s bring her pregnancy full circle with a chic tropical shower.