• It’s Vegetable Picking Day!

    There’s just something special about Vegetable Picking Day. The satisfaction that comes in being able to go outside, pick the food that’s been growing with a little sunshine, water and TLC is so fulfilling! Also, the fact that picking their own veggies, for some reason, makes my kids want to eat more of them isn’t so bad either! Any other gardeners out there find the same thing with their kids? I guess, when they are able to see the end result and pick the food themselves, it makes them just want to dig in! This is huge for me! Especially because Ben is not much of a vegetable eater. So,…

  • DIY Egg Cup Pin Cushions

    Okay people, this is BIG! My very FIRST confession! After all, this is “Confessions Over Coffee,” right?? So here it goes……… drumroll please………. I don’t actually know how to use a sewing machine! Gah! Of course, I own one, but I don’t know how to work it. And here I am posting DIY Egg Cup Pin Cushions? The nerve. Honestly, it’s been on my list of things to learn for years but who has the time? I actually really like sewing by hand though. I sewed my first son’s entire cowboy costume by hand the night before Halloween when I was about 7 1/2 months pregnant with my second son.…

  • 7 Tips to Help Public Breastfeeding Anxiety

    I love breastfeeding. I absolutely LOVE the bond that I’ve been able to build with all three of my babies through it, how they get everything they need from it for so long before they start solid foods and do SO much growth from my milk alone. It’s simply a beautiful thing. There is so much I love about breastfeeding but let’s not forget to mention how convenient it is! Being able to feed my little one anytime and anywhere is just a perfect design… BUT… there was a time with my first son when it wasn’t all roses. That’s where my past with public breastfeeding anxiety comes in and…

  • Beginning Our Homeschool Journey

    This is something I’ve been looking forward to for a very long time. It may sound funny, but even before I had children I always knew I wanted to homeschool my kids someday. It was an opportunity I wish I had growing up. I struggled through school because I was insecure, afraid to ask questions , and if I couldn’t do something absolutely perfectly, I didn’t want to try at all. High School was just survival mode. I craved to have that one-on-one Homeschool environment and I didn’t even know it at the time. I feel so incredibly grateful that I get to give this opportunity to my kids and…

  • My Ultimate Hospital Bag Checklist

    If there was one thing that I looked up with every single pregnancy as I neared that 40 week mark, it was an ultimate hospital bag checklist. It’s amazing how those instincts just kick in to get things prepared for the baby coming any day and it’s also amazing how much you forget from one pregnancy to the next and have to do your research all over again! So, I thought I should write out my list while my youngest is still so little and since I went through it not too long ago. “Hi, I’m Jessica and I’m an over-packer.“ It’s true. I’m just that kind of person who…

  • Homemade Natural Bug Spray

    I know, I know, we’re nearing the end of mosquito season and I’m posting a Homemade Natural Bug Spray recipe? In my defense, IT’S AN AMAZING BUG SPRAY!!! And if you’re like me, I’m not sure it matters much what time of the year it is… they just love me… the REALLY love me! *queue walk off music* “Someone get her off the stage!” But really, this bug spray is an Academy Award Winner of Bug Sprays. Someone should make a trophy in it’s honor and present it to yours truly. The best things about this bug spray are: It’s All Natural Can Be Made Organic Made with Essential Oils…

  • Meet My Family

    The whole reason I get to do this is because of my family and for that, I think it’s important to introduce you to them! A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away (Colorado)… Dave and I were introduced to each other by my younger brother. Dave likes to say that as he shook my hand in the Apple store, he thought to himself, “This is the girl I’m going to marry.” Six months later and we were married! There was just a comfort and a familiarity that I’ve never been able to properly put into words. Anyone else have that? I mean, don’t get me wrong,…