lots of little things



friday was exactly 19 weeks. may we all take a moment to recognize that my belly button is flat as a pancake. goodness gracious. we’re almost halfway there, little belly of mine. i’ll be happy to lose my belly button if it means i get to see you and your little cute belly button in a few short months.

it’s been a simple little weekend, full of simple little things. cookie-making (the annual tradition, of course) at my grandmother’s house, where i was more or less getting in the way and not improving the baking situation. the man and i went to joanns, where i spent an hour and a half (in pure BLISS, mind you) picking out enough yarn to knit about  one million seven chunky, cozy scarves before christmastime. then we babysat just the sweetest little girl for some friends of ours, and practiced being mommy and daddy. man oh man do i love that man. he’s gonna be the greatest daddy.

here’s to the halfway mark of preggers land on friday! it’s sure to be a wonderful week. (now let’s cross our fingers and hope this awful headache of mine goes away).



at home


and it’s just one of those nights that puts a big ol’ smile right across your face. first, watching cartoon movies with my little sibs and making pregnant ladies’ cookie dough. yes, that is a real thing. no, i do not advise you to try it. no one should eat that much cookie dough. found it on pinterest and it has no eggs and wierd things so you can eat it straight. it might be the worst best worst thing ever invented. maybe.

second, just working through some things in this worrisome brain of mine and reading the Lord’s word for some answers. i can’t even imagine how drastic my life would change if i actually took to heart the things that the Lord has written down in His word for me. He is in. control. completely. If I believed that, and believed all that comes along with it (including some serious side effects like unconditional love and forgiveness), my life would be completely derailed. for the better.

so, i need to work on that. big time. Lord, you are so good and you are so righteous and holy. If i follow the steps you set out for me, surely you’re going to take me under your wings. for.ev.er.

thirdly, it’s cold outside, baby. and that means cold weather outfits. and that, my friends, means. scarves. and other knitted goodies. because i will sit on the couch all night, snuggled up with a movie and the fiancé and my knitting needles. i think i’m an old soul. so, really excited for that. SO excited, in fact, that i have big news. this ol’ knitting hobby is gonna get me somewhere, yessir.

i’m opening an etsy shop. an etsy shop for big cozy scarves and such. so check that out. buy a scarf or two to keep you and your lovelies warm this holiday season.

{ coming soon }

p.s. tomorrow is thanksgiving. i’m gonna eat and eat til this little one inside me knows what thanksgiving is all about. eating being thankful, of course. this thanksgiving, i’m thankful for you, fiancé. and for being home. and for people that love and support way past your understanding. and for a God and savior who loves you, no matter what.

and for yummy food.

eleven things to make this winter


1. a big chunky red scarf like that one

2. a camera strap like this one for my bestie

3. one of these valentine’s day banners for our house in february


(my valentine all the time)

4.  master the herringbone stitch for to make scarves and other cozy lovely things

5. this mug for my love because the last one i made him is ruined a little past its prime

6. this cute squishy octopus or wallie the whale or this soft rattle giraffe 

7. this pretty baby mobile if baby beck is a girl

8. this sign for our kitchen

9. more stained wooden crates for things in the living room

10. artichokes. enough said.

11. homemade apple pie

also, here’s a picture from my high school’s homecoming game last night! so fun to finally be an alumni woot woot. got to see old friends and watch my little big brother play football. NOT TO MENTION he also escorted the homecoming queen. what. stud.


also : the very. first. picture. i am actually starting to show any signs of a baby! yesyesyes.

baby bump : me + some very cuute outfits are ready for you.

soo hurry up.