To any onlooker, I am another 40-something living in the suburbs with a husband and a brood of kids – but it took me a while to get this “instant” family. Here you will find stories of the ups and downs of our adventure, and I promise to keep it real. I don’t aim to be another blog of soft focused perfect photos claiming that every day is sunshine and puppies and hashtag blessed. We for sure are blessed – but life is messy, and smelly and not always perfect, and that’s what makes it awesome

I love cooking, decorating, fashion and being a wife to my best friend and stepmom to four amazing kiddos. I hope that you will find something that you can relate to here in this space.