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It's Wednesday! This week feels like it's inching by - I'm not so patiently waiting for Thursday morning to arrive, so I can rush to my ultrasound appointment and see my sweet babe! Hoping everything goes well and we will find out if the littlest Murnan is a Mr. or a Miss :) Today I'm… Continue Reading →


We had a busy weekend around here. I'm playing catch-up from last week, so I'm actually starting with Thursday. This is a photo heavy post, so I'll try to let the pictures do the talking! Thursday morning started with cookie decorating. Eleanor enjoyed eating the frosting off the spoon and dumping the sprinkles anywhere but [...]

bumpdate: 20 weeks

20 week pregnant baby bump

It's Friday! That means it's time for another bumpdate! We have a busy, busy weekend ahead of us, but I'm really excited about everything we have in store. Tonight starts off with a Christmas Girls Night at my friend Molly's - can't wait! Now here's Baby M... 20 Week Survey This week, baby is the [...]

be our guest tea party

I'm so excited for this month's Three Cooks One Kitchen! Not only do we have some awesome food to share with you, there's a great giveaway too - so keep reading to the end ;) We did something a little different with our cooking adventure this month. Instead of picking a specific dish to concentrate [...]

a christmas story

I mentioned on Monday that I had been on a Christmas performance kick last week. Three nights of fantastic shows all culminated with A Christmas Story at the Rose Theater. The movie is one of my all-time favorites, and the musical was just as fun! From the Red Ryder BB Gun... to Schwartz getting his [...]

weekend snaps

It's Monday! How did that happen? :) My "weekend" kicked off with a series of awesome holiday shows: Wednesday Jeff and I saw The King's Singers at the Orpheum, Thursday I attended A Christmas Carol at Omaha Community Playhouse, and Friday was opening night for A Christmas Story at The Rose Theater! All three were [...]



I took an unintentional (but necessary) break yesterday. I didn't open my laptop, stayed off Facebook and Twitter, napped with Eleanor on my chest, and had an all-around awesome day! We visited Santa at Omaha Children's Museum which proved to be the most terrifying experience of Eleanor's life, but we still had fun dancing to [...]

IKEA Foundation Soft Toys

I think everybody has that one year of school they'll always remember. Mine was 2nd grade - Mrs. Engle. I had many amazing teachers, but Mrs. Engle transformed school for me forever. She turned me into a lover of learning, an empowered student, and eventually inspired my decision to become a teacher myself. Mrs. Engle [...]


Happy Monday! I hope you all enjoyed your holiday weekend! We had a wonderful time, but I'm ready to get back to our regular routine. Our Thanksgiving festivities kicked off on Wednesday night at my parents' house. After a failed attempt about 3 years ago, my mom and I decided to try to make a [...]

I'm Joanna - a wife, mama, cupcake connoisseur, and fitness newbie. I'm striving for a healthier, more well-rounded life. Life is what you make it, and I'm Makingmine!
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