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the bedding solution you need in your life. like, now.

For at least 5 minutes every January, I resolve to keep my house clean and organized. Then I remember my actual personality, and that flies out the window. Usually around January 17th.

Until then, I’m going to pretend that I am a neat and tidy person. And for me, the one thing that always makes me feel organized in the midst of chaos, is making my bed. I’ve been trying to instill this ONE good habit of mine in AG and Bo, as opposed to the other habits that generally involve too much tv, too much sugar, and too much time spent at Nordstrom.

Anyway, this bed-making thing has NOT been going well. Mainly because I made the rookie mom mistake of giving them beds that are absolutely adorable and absolutely IMPOSSIBLE to make. (For children and maybe also for their 38 year old mothers. Ahem.)

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november necessities

click on any photo above to shop, or just send this entire post to your significant other. THEY LIKE IT WHEN WE HELP THEM.

It’s officially November y’all! Otherwise known as The Month In Which Sherri Plans to Blame Everything on the Time Change.

Including but not limited to mood swings, overspending, forgetting things (like her budget and how to fold laundry), and her overall state of general disorganization.

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last minute costume ideas

Sometimes you wanna Pinterest up an amazing, creative Halloween costume that impresses all of Instagram, I mean, YOUR SWEET CHILDREN, who, have apparently "always wanted a fun mom that dresses up for Halloween."

Good to know.

But then, other times you just wanna justify those new moto boots you bought. Or that camo jacket you’ve been eyeing. Or the red ringmaster coat that a certain someone said was too “extra,” but you just KNEW that one day there would be a highly popular movie about a musically gifted dreamer who opens his own circus. Or ya know. Something like that.

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FOURTEEN

Today our marriage is a fourteen year old. So we’re gonna talk about John y’all. And not ONLY to say something outlandish to see if actually reads the blog. Although that will be an added bonus. Muahahaha.

See, today, we’ve been married for FOURTEEN years. I know what you’re thinking, and the answer is YES. Yes, I WAS a child bride. I met John the very day I moved to Atlanta for my first job out of college. What followed was a quick breakup with my current boyfriend, because I knew SOMETHING about John was different. And even though I couldn’t remember his first name after our last meeting (I just referred to him as “the hot guy from that thing”), I knew I’d see him again, and I KNEW he was special.

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dressing daughters

...is the worst. The end

Just kidding. Mostly. But I'll bet some of you #girlmoms will relate so hard to this post. When our daughters were babies and toddlers, it was REALLY FUN to dress them, right? Whether you were into smocking or skinny jeans, cold shoulder shirts or big bows, it's like playing dress up with a cute doll. One who cries, poops, and throws tantrums. yes. But a doll who will at least wear what the heck you spend your cash money on, because DOESN'T SHE KNOW PEOPLE PAY YOU TO DO THIS??. A-HEM.

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your best life with botox

Lean in close and get ready to be shocked y’all.  I get botox. I know, I know. You HAD NO IDEA.  I basically showed up at my doctor's office THE VERY DAY I stopped nursing Bo, and was all MAMA NEEDS SOME BOTOX STAT! (Doctors love it when you use medical jargon like stat. About as much as when you tell them you WebMD-ed your symptoms and diagnosed yourself.)

Anyway, way back when I was significantly younger (and more annoying), I was all

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adoption

The other day, while visiting my mom and dad, and my mom whips out a cake and says, HAPPY ADOPTION BIRTHDAY! Which I had completely forgotten, because children have sucked all of my brains out like little zombie people. But you'd better believe I"ll take any excuse I can find to celebrate a birthday. I also had a couple of epiphanies (because I'm fancy and say words like EPIPHANY): 

1. I am now 26 years old, and it would be RUDE TO ARGUE. 

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mama's day

I have to start this post with a disclaimer. I know Mother's Day is hard for some of y'all. And for you, I wish I could reach through this computer and give you your OWN DANG mother's day gift. You deserve it. Because you've had to do the hardest work of all. You've had to deal with grief. Or loss. Or maybe you've had to learn to be a mother, when you never had a great example from which to learn. And you are badasses. All of you.

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