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chocolate peppermint chill

chocolate peppermint chill

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Cuddle up with your sweetie and this chilly, chocolatey dessert! I've always thought Valentine's Day is one of the best holidays. Sure, you could argue that it's a totally fabricated, commercial day, but what isn't to like about a day that's all about spoiling the people you love, sending… Continue Reading →

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Hello hello! It's my BIRTHDAY today! I woke up to a wonderful breakfast courtesy of Jeff and the girls. When I came downstairs, Eleanor proudly declared that she cracked the eggs and made the smoothie. I'm a pretty lucky mama! As I sit here drinking the last of my coffee and trying to avoid cutting [...]

february coffee chat


Happy Monday everybody! If you're like us here in Omaha, you're spending today enjoying a little freedom before the snow hits and we're all stuck at home! I reeeeeeally hope this is the last snow of the season! Fingers crossed! I haven't done a good old life update in awhile, so I thought we could [...]

she’s still little

she's still little

Everly is 9 months old now, and some days she doesn't feel like much of a baby. She's off - my little adventurer, explorer. No time for snuggles, books, or games of peek-a-boo. She has a big sister to catch, and new worlds to conquer. Independent. But then there are the mornings she wakes up [...]


Hello! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! We were busy visiting family back in Iowa. It was great to see the girls get to play with their GREAT grandparents! Luckily we beat the snow back to Omaha yesterday and had a lazy afternoon getting settled back in! It's hard to believe that Valentine's [...]

living big with natalie dayton

Welcome to the first installment of Living Big with Makingmine! Click here for more on this new series! Happy Friday friends! I'm so excited to introduce you to Natalie Dayton from Flyover Design Co. I first met Natalie about a year ago while wedding gown shopping with my best friend from high school and got [...]

thinking ahead with your child's health

Thanks to the Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital for sponsoring today's post!  If there's one thing all moms can agree on, it's that we ALL worry about our kids. Are they happy? Are they healthy? Are they growing? What can (and inevitably will) go wrong? Our family has been very fortunate so far and have only encountered [...]

9 months in, 9 months out


Today's post has been a long time coming - 18 months to be exact! Baby Everly is (almost) 9 months old! And yes, I have to say the cliché, "It has gone SO fast!" Today I wanted to revisit some of the highlights of my 2nd pregnancy, update you on my postpartum journey, and of course, [...]

living BIG with makingmine

living big with makingmine

Hello and HAPPY Friday! I’m so excited to share some news with you today! I’ve been wanting to start a series here on Makingmine for awhile now, and I finally found the perfect fit. I created Makingmine as an outlet to chronicle my life – all the different ways I continue to learn and grow throughout [...]

settling in {+ giveaway}

settling in new home

Thank you to EverydayHappy for sending me some GREAT new products and sponsoring today's giveaway! Happy Wednesday friends! I have to take a moment to THANK YOU for all of your heartfelt, thoughtful comments on yesterday's post. I read each and every one, made a list of action items, and even ordered a couple of [...]

when things don't go my way

You guys, I really (and I mean REALLY) try to keep things positive here, but lately I just haven’t been feeling very sunny. I feel stuck. Like absolutely spinning my wheels, going nowhere… stuck. Rereading my recent posts, I’ve noticed a reoccurring theme: “this busy season in our lives,” “this hectic patch,” “this stressful time.” [...]

the sleeping beauty omaha performing arts

The following post is sponsored by Omaha Performing Arts Since moving back to Omaha (3 years ago already!), Jeff and I have made a conscious effort to take advantage of all of the wonderful opportunities our community has to offer. No matter the week, there's always an abundance of awesome events to choose from! Admittedly, with two [...]

baby safe play space

baby safe play space

  The following post is sponsored by buybuy BABY  Eleanor's little 2 year old world was rocked with the birth of Everly in April, but little did she know, that was only the beginning... Eight months later, Everly is on the move and we've had to make some BIG adjustments in our house. Gone are [...]


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