all things christmas

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Hello friends! Can you believe it's Christmas season? Here we are with November dwindling down and Christmas traditions are full speed ahead. We have so, so many cherished traditions in our family. And since I always love hearing how others celebrate this special time of year, I wanted to share some of our favorite, both tried and true and new, family holiday traditions and activities with you.

Beckman Family Christmas Tree, 2017

pumpkin maple latte recipe

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Cameron's Coffee. All opinions are my own.

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of a good pumpkin latte. Oftentimes at home I'll brew a cup of pumpkin flavored coffee and mix with a simple caramel syrup and some milk for a pumpkiny treat. But if I have a little extra time on the weekends, I love to whip up a batch of this maple pumpkin mixture and add it to my pumpkin brew, topped with whipped cream for a seriously delicious fall treat.



Picnic in the Park with Dole

Monday, October 30, 2017

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Dole. All opinions are my own.

The kids love a good picnic. Whether it's the living room floor, the front porch or their favorite park in the peak of fall. The weather has been fall perfection here in the Midwest and we've been taking full advantage. Including an impromptu picnic at the park the other day because the crisp breeze and falling leaves were too beautiful to neglect. We stopped for our favorite on the go snack, Dole fruit bowls, grabbed a blanket out of the back of the car and set up camp right on top of a glorious leaf pile.


don't forget your coffee mama

Friday, September 29, 2017

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Cameron’s Coffee. All opinions are my own.




Ahhh, the subtle art that is traveling with little ones. It definitely has it’s challenges, but with several family vacations under our belt, I’m here to tell you that with the right attitude, the right packing list and the right movies downloaded onto your iPad (I’m serious about this one), family vacations are worth the look of terror you will receive when boarding a flight with a stroller and a squirmy toddler (or two).

the story of you

Thursday, September 14, 2017


I finally took some time to put together a baby book for Everett (I mean, he is only going to turn two this December). I am so, so glad that I finally did. I am gushing over this book from Artifact Uprising, The Story of You. It is really so much more than just your ordinary baby book; it is something that I will truly cherish forever. The book is bound in fabric and foiled with the words "Here begins the story of you". It comes with a special pen, adhesives and a set of photos to use throughout. I felt such a strong connection to the charming prompts throughout the book and simple, clean layout. It is beautiful in every way. I have everything neatly tucked away in here with little notes I want to remember, letters for him to read when he's older, hospital bracelets, itty bitty footprints and of course, so many photos.

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