Saying Goodbye to Grandpa
Earlier this year, Mr. Handsome’s 82-year-old grandfather was diagnosed with cancer. The diagnosis was sudden, and he had only missedRead more.
Mr. Handsome’s Cow Paintings
Mr. Handsome the artist continues to spend a good portion of his spare time painting. Little Buddy loves watching DaddyRead more.
Korean BBQ and Saks Fifth Avenue
After spending walking around Times Square, we strolled over to Rockefeller Center, where Mr. Handsome insisted that we go intoRead more.
Wall Street and Times Square
We arrived in New York City late in the evening. I was thrilled to have found a reputable car serviceRead more.
Happy Friday! Today (or any day that you are reading this post), Mr. Handsome and I are discussing our greatestRead more.
Baby’s 1st Plane Ride
We just returned home from New York City. Little Buddy did great. As expected, the plane ride was the mostRead more.
8.5 Months and Very Active
Little Buddy is 8-and-a-half months old, and life with him is very busy. He loves to be active and moveRead more.
Art Institute of Chicago
It’s no secret that Mr. Handsome loves art. Before meeting him, I had only gone to one or two artRead more.
Who’s the Head of Your Household?
“It’s not about him and me, it’s about us.” “There are so many decisions in life that don’t matter. WhyRead more.
6 Adults + 4 Kids Under 1 Roof
A couple weeks ago, we had a house full of visitors from out of town. One of the couples livesRead more.
Our Little Stair Climber
Our Little Buddy is almost eight months old, and we are getting so much joy out of watching him reachRead more.
Our Favorite Movies
Mr. Handsome and I are always up for a movie night, but finding good movies is a perpetual challenge. WeRead more.
Our Favorite Sports
Do you (or did you) play sports? For Mr. Handsome and me, exercise and athletics have always been a bigRead more.
Giveaway for Nashville Residents
Howdy, blog readers! I have followers from across the globe and am so very grateful for all of you. Today,Read more.
Mr. H’s Surprise Part 2
Two days ago, I wrote a post about the gift that Mr. Handsome surprised me with last week. If youRead more.
Mr. H’s Surprise
Last Friday, Mr. Handsome came home from work with an announcement: “Tomorrow at 11:00 in the morning, I have aRead more.
I Heart ‘When Calls the Heart’
When Calls the Heart is off the air until 2020, and I’m missing my favorite frontier soap opera. Hallmark recentlyRead more.
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
While we were in the Great Smoky Mountains a few weeks ago (see my photos from Parrot Mountain), we visitedRead more.
In Case of Emergency
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” (Benjamin Franklin) This quote can apply to many different situations–preparing toRead more.
In Debt or Debt-Free?
One of our readers asked us if we believe in the idea of being debt-free. We decided that would beRead more.
Parrot Mountain in Pigeon Forge
Our little family of three recently took a weekend trip to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge in East Tennessee so Mr.Read more.
Getting Real About Postpartum Fitness
I’m approaching seven months postpartum (which means my baby is somehow almost seven months old — where in the worldRead more.
Nieces and Nephews
Last weekend, Mr. Handsome’s mom and four sisters came to visit. Two of the girls are in high school andRead more.
Our Bad Habits
“I do have the habit of…whenever I’m done with something, I just drop it. I’m working on trying to dropRead more.
Peonies and Multi-Colored Roses
Last month, we spent a few hours on a Saturday walking around a private peony garden near where my in-lawsRead more.
Fresh Summer Berries
One of my favorite things about summer is all the fresh fruit that is available. I can be known toRead more.
A Bun That Looks Like Mother Teresa
This morning, Mr. Handsome and I, along with Little Buddy (who was in a great mood and loved being outRead more.
Tomato Basil Kale Salad
This salad smells and tastes like summertime. Those of you who have gardens will likely be able to use someRead more.
Our View on Vaccines
When I asked readers to submit questions on my Ask Ellie 3.0 post, a handful of you asked about vaccinationsRead more.
More Tools = More Manliness
This post is brought to you by Mr. Handsome. Throughout history, men have sought to answer the question “What doesRead more.
Share Your Baby-Proofing Tips
It’s time to baby-proof! Little Buddy is five-and-a-half months old, and he is on the verge of being mobile. HeRead more.
NYC Themed Art
On Saturday, I told you all that we had just sent a bunch of Mr. Handsome’s paintings to a venueRead more.
Sending Paintings to NYC
Most of you know that Mr. Handsome makes oil and acrylic paintings as a hobby. We have enjoyed traveling aroundRead more.
Our Fantastic Faucet
At the request of my readers, I have posted in the past about products that make life easier for meRead more.
The Woes of Breastfeeding
One of the many things that I have learned since having a baby is how much work it takes toRead more.
“You know you’ve really made it when you have haters and critics.” (Mr. Handsome) Later this month, I will celebrateRead more.
St. Louis Vacation
I think it’s safe to say that Mr. Handsome and I are officially “zoo people.” So far, I have writtenRead more.
Cadillac Mountain at Sunset
Have you ever visited Acadia National Park along the Maine Coast? Last fall, after exploring Boston and the upper andRead more.
Happy Friday! As Little Buddy approaches his five-month milestone, we want to hear your thoughts on sleep training. Since heRead more.
Baby’s 1st Beach Trip
In celebration of Mother’s Day, we took Little Buddy on his first vacation, down to Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. ItRead more.
Our Splurge-Worthy Favorites
Since you are are an avid money saver, is there anything you think is worth splurging on or that youRead more.
Boston at Sunrise
Hope your week is going well. To brighten your day, I thought I would share five lovely photos that myRead more.
Hard Day of Yard Work
*This post was written by Mr. Handsome. I know millennials have gotten a bad rap for not being willing toRead more.
Career vs. SAHM
Were you working before the baby? Do you plan to return to work? Mr. Handsome and I have thoroughly enjoyedRead more.
Walk at Home
A few weeks ago, I shared a workout program that I have been using called Walk at Home. (For moreRead more.
Paleo Pancake Pix
Last week, Little Buddy and I were browsing the beautiful aisles of Costco, doing our twice-a-month stock-up. We happened uponRead more.
Where Have You Been?
I have read through all the questions that you submitted on my Ask Ellie 3.0 post, and Mr. Handsome andRead more.
We Have a Roller!
Just after he hit his three-month milestone, our Little Buddy made a very exciting accomplishment. He rolled over from hisRead more.
Ask Ellie 3.0
Back in 2015 and 2017, I released posts titled “Ask Ellie” and “Ask Ellie 2.0.” Tons of readers submitted questions,Read more.
Baby’s 1st Zoo Trip
Spring has arrived, and the weather has finally warmed up! The three of us took a family trip to theRead more.
Old Country Church
When we’re driving along backroads, which happens quite frequently here in Tennessee, I always enjoy snapping photos of old countryRead more.
Body After Baby
Regular physical activity has always been important to me. I was involved in sports throughout my childhood and teen yearsRead more.
Quick Chicken Noodle Soup
In the Northern Hemisphere, spring is underway, and summer is just around the corner (which means it’s early fall forRead more.
Mr. Handsome’s Gift to Me
It’s already April, but I just realized that I never showed you the Christmas present that Mr. Handsome gave me.Read more.
Bringing Home Baby
In January, I posted my birth story in a series of three posts. In case you haven’t had a chanceRead more.
3-Month Baby Update
Mr. H Jr is almost three months old, so I thought I would share a quick baby update. Although heRead more.
Dealing with Negative Comments
For as long as I have been blogging, I have had countless readers ask me how I deal with theRead more.
Win a Fancy New Mop!
Something you may not know about me is that I am utterly and hopelessly obsessed with cleaning. I dream aboutRead more.
Mr. H the Entomologist
Mr. H Jr. is just over two months old, and it has been fun to see his personality start toRead more.