Merry Christmas 2018!
Merry Christmas to all of my wonderful blog readers! How are you celebrating? What I love about holidays like Christmas,Read more.
Baby Shower with Old Friends
On my Facebook page, I mentioned that the ladies in our church small group threw me a baby shower, andRead more.
Holiday Baking: Gingerbread Cookies and Royal Icing
Growing up with a mom who was raised by European parents, gingerbread was a big part of our Christmas celebration.Read more.
Christmas Tree Chaos
While visiting Mr. Handsome’s family for Thanksgiving, everyone met at a Christmas tree farm (which also had live reindeer–see myRead more.
Midwife or Doctor, Home Birth or Hospital? Oh My…
With my due date less than four weeks away, we are nearing the end of this pregnancy journey and areRead more.
Banjo Christmas Tunes
Mr. Handsome has been practicing his banjo! He came up with his own arrangement of the popular Christmas carol “ORead more.
Baby Bump and Plant Update
A good portion of our living room is currently being taken up by three massive corn plants–called corn plants becauseRead more.
Throughout my pregnancy, countless people have asked if I have had any cravings, and the answer has always been no.Read more.
Grandma’s Birdie Buns
For most of my childhood, we lived 1,500 miles away from my maternal grandparents and were only able to seeRead more.
The day after Thanksgiving, I jumped in the car at 8am to do a few hours of Black Friday shopping,Read more.
Christmas Trees and Reindeer
This weekend, once Thanksgiving was officially over, Mr. Handsome and I kicked off the Christmas season with a visit toRead more.
Abstract Art with Ellie and Mr. H
Mr. Handsome has been experimenting with abstract art this fall, as different art shows have different clientele with different tastes.Read more.
Happy Thanksgiving from Mr. Handsome
Happy Thanksgiving from our home to yours! Mr. Handsome and I would like to wish all our American readers aRead more.
Florida with Friends–Santa Rosa Beach
One of the great perks of living in Nashville is that it’s only a seven-hour drive from Santa Rosa Beach.Read more.
Must-Have Baby Items
With Black Friday and Christmas sales starting to pop up, I’m scrambling to purchase the last baby items on myRead more.
Cherry Strudel Recipe
Are you ready to try Mr. Handsome’s new favorite dessert? This cherry strudel recipe isn’t terribly difficult, although it’s bestRead more.
Mr. Handsome’s Love of Strudel
Mr. Handsome loves cherry strudel. Until a few years ago, he had no idea what it was, and he thoughtRead more.
Phantom of the Opera in Nashville
Are you familiar with The Phantom of the Opera? This year, I had no idea what to get Mr. HandsomeRead more.
Eating Healthy While Pregnant
I am thrilled to be a few weeks into my third trimester. While my pregnancy has flown by thus far,Read more.
New Hampshire’s Flume Gorge
Last month, I shared photos from our visit to historic Plymouth, Massachusetts. We spent a few days in Boston andRead more.
Honey Mustard Chicken
As many of you know, I’m always on the lookout for tasty chicken recipes. Chicken tends to be cheaper thanRead more.
My readers have requested that I share some of our “can’t life without” products that make our lives easier, soRead more.
A Little House Birthday Party
When I posted photos from my nephew’s Choo-Choo I’m Two birthday party and mentioned that his sister had had aRead more.
Impressionism and a Cow Painting
While we were in Boston, we visited the Museum of Fine Arts so Mr. Handsome could gain some inspiration forRead more.
Your Neck of the Woods
On this rainy Friday night (at least it’s raining here in Nashville), I thought it would be fun to kickRead more.
Exploring 400-Year-Old Plymouth
Mr. Handsome and I recently returned from a trip to the East Coast. We spent the first few days inRead more.
My father-in-law is a real jokester. For most of his life, Mr. Handsome has made fun of his father’s long-windedRead more.
Peculiar Signs in Hawaii
To celebrate the end of another work week, I have prepared a post that I hope will make you chuckle.Read more.
“Meeting” Our Baby
Like the stereotypical first-time mom, I brought a full sheet of questions to my preliminary obstetrics appointment. My healthcare providerRead more.
The Massive Banyan Tree
Two years ago, Mr. Handsome and I visited the majestic redwoods along the West Coast and were blown away byRead more.
Quick and Easy Fajitas
Growing up, fajitas were one of my least favorite meals, so it wasn’t until recently that I finally decided toRead more.
Face Mask Giveaway
It’s hard to believe that October is already upon us! While the temperatures here in Nashville are still in theRead more.
My Pregnancy Announcement for Mr. H
Several readers have asked when I broke the news to Mr. Handsome when I found out that we were pregnantRead more.
Choo-Choo I’m Two!
My sister-in-law Anne has been at it again. Her son is about to turn two years old, and she plannedRead more.
Modern ‘Little Women’ Review
Nearly 140 years after the release of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women and 70 years after the premiere of theRead more.
Fort Phantom Hill
While in Abilene, Texas, visiting friends, we stopped by a historical site called Fort Phantom Hill. The sun was justRead more.
Gender Reveal Cake
Have you heard the news? We’re having a boy! As promised in Tuesday’s post, this is the story of ourRead more.
Our Baby is a…
Ever since we announced our pregnancy, our blog readers (and our family and friends) have been eager to find outRead more.
Coffee-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe
‘Tis the season for pumpkin flavored everything! Have you ever tried a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks? They’re all theRead more.
My New Cheese Slicer
A few of you have asked that I share some of my favorite products. I recently acquired a cheese slicer,Read more.
17 Years Since 9/11
When I woke up this morning, I immediately noticed the date on my phone. September 11, 2018. Seventeen years ago,Read more.
Morning Sickness Remedies
Morning sickness is one of the most unpleasant side effects of pregnancy. Pregnant ladies experiences it for varying amounts ofRead more.
A few weeks ago, Mr. Handsome and I ventured down to the massive state of Texas to visit some militaryRead more.
CPR…on a Goat
This spring, I posted about our experience at goat yoga. If you didn’t see that post, I highly recommend checkingRead more.
Pregnancy Reveal Video
Earlier this week, Mr. Handsome and I announced our first pregnancy, and we have been overwhelmed by all the prayersRead more.
Family of 3
We’re Trading our Silent Nights For a Bundle of Joy Our Little Angel is Due This Holiday Season Mr. HandsomeRead more.
Solar-Powered Chicken Coop
Recently, I was looking back at photos from our 2016 trip down the Oregon Coast and our 20-hour adventure inRead more.
Tales of Little Mr. Handsome
If time travel were possible, I have always thought it would be fun to go back in time and meetRead more.
Playing Ball in the House
always says, ‘Don’t play ball in the house.’ If you grew up watching The Brady Bunch, you’re probably familiar withRead more.
A Helping Hand
Have you ever been driving down the road and seen a little critter limping across that you knew was goingRead more.
Time Travel at Home Depot
Happy Sunday! Mr. Handsome wrote a witty blog post this afternoon to contribute to the blog… Has anyone noticed thatRead more.
‘The Greatest Showman’
Finding quality, appropriate movies can be a challenge, but Mr. Handsome and I love having movie nights, so we lookRead more.
Mr. Handsome’s Lawyer Jokes
A few weeks ago, Mr. Handsome and I helped my brother-in-law throw a party for his attorney coworkers. Being theRead more.
A couple weeks ago, Mr. Handsome and I picked some blackberries, so I came up with a recipe and madeRead more.
Visiting the Window Cliffs
At the suggestion of one of our readers, Mr. Handsome and I visited Window Cliffs State Natural Area, located nearRead more.
How to Keep Flowers Fresh
Summer is the season of backyard BBQs and gatherings with family and friends. Fresh cut flowers make the perfect hostessRead more.
Welcome, Summer Baby!
Many of you know that Mr. Handsome and I have a niece and a nephew. They are the children ofRead more.
Cummins Falls, Nature’s Water Park
On our days off, Mr. Handsome and I enjoy spending time in the great outdoors. We love Tennessee because itRead more.
Win a SwingPod Travel Swing
I love giveaways, and I know my readers do, as well. I’m hosting one on my Bates blog, and IRead more.