The Con Man.

by katelin on July 24, 2017

Untitled So remember how I wrote about my sick kid and how it was cute? Yeah, well it was cute when it lasted a few days.


Riley was sick, then he was fine, then he was still sick, then he was worse, then he was fine, then he was SO SICK. And sweet mercy, I AM EXHAUSTED.

For all I know, he might still be sick. We’re still waiting to hear back from the doctor because even she was baffled by his random bouts of vomit and diarrhea, and I am just so grossed out.

But now that it seems we are maybe (just maybe) at the light of the tunnel, the eating without vomiting. Maybe.

And you guys, Riley knows it.

He knows that any time he makes a weird face or grabs his tummy or coughs that I’ll be right there asking if he’s okay? Because vomit is the worst and I’d like for it to not happen.

And the little bugger is now using it against me.

Last night when I went to check on him after putting him to bed, he asked for the bucket because he “had to throw up.” I didn’t want to tell him he didn’t have to and then be wrong. But I also knew that he was most likely just stalling.

And he was.

And sweet mercy, what are we in for?

It’s bad enough that he’s learned the “I’m thirsty! I’m hungry!” stall tactics and he’s starting to get particular about tucking his stuffed animals into bed, but now, needing to “vomit”? NOPE. NOPE. NOPE.

I am one hundred percent ready for that ship to sail and the threat of vomit to be in the rearview.

Toddlers, man. The tiniest con man.



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Christmas In July.

by katelin on July 13, 2017


If I was to make our family Christmas cards right this second, I’d most definitely use this picture from the 4th of July. I mean, if that doesn’t capture the essence of my little family, I don’t know what does.

Remember how much I loved our cute Christmas cards from Basic Invite last year? Well I still love them just as much this year. And right now they’re celebrating Christmas in July!

Christmas in July

So of course when they reached out to me again to help them celebrate the holidays, I couldn’t say no. I also couldn’t stop myself from making some adorable Christmas cards! One of my favorite things about Basic Invite is how easily you can change the design on a card, especially the colors. I was able to play around and find colors that matched our picture perfectly, and I sort of really love it.

Christmas in July

Not only do the cards have a plethora of color options, but there are over forty envelope color options as well. If I was going to order these cards (which, who knows, I still might come Christmastime) I’d also take advantage of the free address capturing service! Seriously, what a great perk that I must actually use this year.

So, who’s ready for Christmas?



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*I was compensated by Basic Invite for this post, but all opinions are my own*

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Sickies & Snuggles.

July 10, 2017

TweetFirst of all, thank you for all the kind words on my last post. Sometimes it’s weird to put it all out there, but other times, it really helps. And that post helped. No, Matt and I aren’t in the perfect place (is that even a thing? I doubt it) but we are doing better. […]

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Here We Are.

June 29, 2017

Tweet I’m going to be frank, Matt and I are in a bit of a rut. Yesterday, it came to a head. We realized that we’ve been talking around each other and being indifferent and ultimately we’re fighting over things we don’t even understand. We’re both stressed, we’re both sick and we’re both tired. HI – […]

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A Bit of Updates.

June 21, 2017

Tweet Guys, I’ve been having a bit of writer’s block lately. I have so many half written blog posts and I haven’t been able to finish them or hit publish. And I don’t know why. There are a plethora of things I want to write about and share, yet I just can’t seem to find […]

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On Repeat.

June 8, 2017

Tweet Lately, whenever I tell Riley I’m going to turn on some music his immediate response is “MONKEY SONG!” Which for those of you who haven’t watched SING hundreds of times, he means the song that the gorilla (come on kid, let’s work on that, ha) Johnny, sings at the end of the movie – “I’m […]

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May 23, 2017

Tweet Warning: This is a post about poop. If you don’t want to read about poop, please click away, maybe here instead. One. I never imagined I would write a blog post about poop. Two. I’m mildly embarrassed I’m writing a blog post about poop. Three. I AM SO SICK OF POOP. Four. That is already […]

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The Week of Things.

May 17, 2017

TweetI know it’s already Wednesday, but you guys, the past week has been full of things. Awesome things. Fun things. A whole lot of wonderful things. Last Thursday night, I saw Craig David in concert for the fifth time. And it was just as amazing as it sounds. It was a late night but it was […]

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