• Pregnancy + Baby

    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…

  • DIY

    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…

  • Family

    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,…