Life/ 3rd Trimester Update

Well hello there! Long time no Blog! I am super excited to share that I am going to start back at the blogging game. : ) As some of you may know I am pregnant with our second little girl, our official due date is May 15th! We are over the moon… and a little nervous to welcome a new baby into our life. Kennedy is VERY excited to be a big sister! She keeps asking me “Momma! When is that baby coming out of your belly,”! When we first found out we were expecting Kennedy explained to us that she had a baby in her belly too, the size of a watermelon! Lol!


This pregnancy has not been an easy one. During the first trimester I was nauseas ALL. THE. TIME. Plus, I was dealing with some personal stuff that was pretty emotional, especially for someone who’s hormones were all over the place. During the second trimester I had a surge of energy! I was working out, keeping up with the house, and still able to Keep up with Kennedy, for the most part. I felt like I was kicking ass and taking names!  From then on out i thought this pregnancy was going to be a breeze. That pipe dream came crashing down at about 26 weeks. Instead, I was getting my ass kicked. Hadley has been hanging out pretty low my entire pregnancy. Which was Really putting pressure on my pelvic region. Lucky me! I ended up with “lightening crotch” pains for weeks. Working eight hours on my feet was really starting to take a toll on my body. I would get home from work and would need Kenny to help me  out of my car. Waking up in the morning was a joke, I could barely walk. I’m not sure if I’m just getting used to it or what, but my pregnancy symptoms don’t seem to be as bad these last few weeks. It is so crazy to me how different each pregnancy can be! I knew that I had an easy pregnancy with Kennedy. Having such a different experience the second time around definitely makes me appreciate it so much more.. lol.


With all of the excitement does come a little bit of anixety. I’ve been keeping pretty busy during this pregnancy. It is not often that my mind finds time to wander. With our due date rapidly approaching, and a little more time off of work. I’ve been finding myself letting those anxious thoughts creep in. When Kennedy was born I had a really hard time feeling secure in my roll as a mom. I was unsure of everything I was doing! Our breastfeeding journey did not go well, which just added to the insecurities I was already feeling. Im worried that having a new baby will bring these insecurities and all of the other emotions that go along with them flooding back.  This time it could not only  have an affect on the baby, but Kennedy too. It has been SO long since we have been around a little baby! It kind of feels like we are doing it all over again. I have so many questions, and have been leaning on my mom friends for support Trying to make myself feel more prepared for this next phase in life. 


Our life is obviously going to change. I’m just hoping that I will be able to give myself ALOT more grace this time around. Something I’ve been trying to work on in general is embracing the chaos of our life. It’s messy and crazy, but oh so beautiful.. why try to force it to be anything else? Besides, even if things do get a little crazy I know everything will work out. I can’t wait to take you all on this new adventure with us!



Recipe: Apple Pie Over Night Oats


I don’t know about you, but I am always rushing around and running behind  more times than not in the morning. This makes in nearly impossible for me to eat breakfast at home. I always end up buying something at work. Not only have i been trying to eat better, but I’ve also been trying to save money where i can. So, I started to make this SUPER and quick over night oats recipe. I found this delicious recipe while roaming Pinterest sometime last year. I have been LOVING it! This recipe has such delicious fall flavors. Especially, if you’re not the biggest fan of pumpkin spice everything, like me. Plus, it is super convenient  to eat on the go.


1 Medium Sized Apple

1/2 Cup Almond Milk, Unsweetened

1/2 Cup Old Fashion Oats

1 Tbsp Pure Maple Syrup

1/4 Tsp Ground Cinnamon

1/8 Tsp Ground Nutmeg

1/8 Tsp Sea Salt

1/2 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract

1 Tbsp Chia Seeds

1/4 Cup Raw Walnuts



1. Combine the oats, almond milk, chia seeds, syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract,  and sea salt. Stir together until incorporated.

2. Layer apples and walnuts on top.

3. Place the ingredients in a sealable  jar, such as a mason jar. I’ve used Tupperware and it has worked fine as well.

4. Place in the fridge overnight, or for at least 6 hours

5. Then, Voila! You have a delicious breakfast ready to go!

Thanks for stopping in guys

Xoxo Brit





If you want to see the original recipe click Here

Life/ Blog UPDATE



We got a house everybody! After months, and months of searching and offering we finally bought our first home! We were able to move in the first week of August. Luckily, Kenny and I both had a few weeks off of work so we were able to get a lot of moving done then. So technically we are “moved in” all though we still have a lot of minor details to finish up. There are pretty much zero decorations on the walls. I want to have a more focused vision as far as decor for the house goes, compared to what I had up in our apartment. So its taking me a little bit to get her everything together.



Kenny and I just recently celebrated 2 years of marriage! I can’t lie, year two was a little bit harder for me than the first year. But, I’m pretty sure that I have heard that is common? Not sure? We for defintely learned some lessons, and I am so happy that our marriage is rooted in communication and friendship. He is the yin to my yang. The jelly to my peanut butter. I couldn’t have asked for anyone better to share this cray cray ride with.



Kennedy update: my not so baby, baby is doing pretty awesome. About two months ago she REALLY started taking off with the whole talking thing. Now, she pretty much talks nonstop. She is now able to recognize colors and shapes! We are struggling a little bit with the whole potty training thing. She knows when she has to go potty, but is just not loving the idea of sitting on the big girl potty. However, she does REALLY love her new mini mouse big girl undies momma bought her! She will be turning 2 in a few short months. I’m sure you will hear this a million times from now until then, but I really think two is worse than ONE!! At least when they turn one they are still kind of babies. At two, she is a full blown little kid! Insert all of the tears here


Struggling. Sooooo I’m not gonna lie to you guys. Even though it is hard to say out loud, and share with you here: I have been STRUGGLING. My anxiety has been taking over lately and I’m just really having a hard time. Some weeks are better than others, but overall I’m just feeling a little lost. This has a large part to do with my absence here on the blog. There are so many things that I want to do and get done, and there is just not enough time in the day. So I am left constantly feeling like I haven’t accomplished anything, much less to the completion of my liking. I feel like I somehow need to focus my life, but am lost as to how.

Time is a huge source of my anxiety. I feel like there is never enough time in the day to get things done. Never enough time to spend with my family. Always too much time at work. Too much time trying to push past the mental wall that I build up for myself over, and over again. It’s a vicious cycle this anxiety, one that I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. I get so frustrated with myself when I can’t push past, and I can’t break through. I’m angry that I can’t describe the suffocating feeling that comes over me to my loved ones so they can better understand me.

With that being said, I really want to focus on the things in life that make me happy. The things that are helping me, instead of hurting me. I can’t be a good wife, mom, friend, sister if I am not my best self. I owe it to myself and to my people to take care of me.


Down to blog business. My one year blogaversary was not too long ago. I have learned so much from my first year of blogging! First of all, it is MUCH, MUCH harder than it looks. Finding the time to create content that matters is a true task, and I commend the “big bloggers” out there. They are the real MVPs guys. With that being said, I spent a lot of the last year blogging comparing myself to those other bloggers, and trying to be like them. Which in all honestly, made blogging less fun, and less inspiring for me.

For my second year of blogging I want to do a better job of just being me. Writing about things that matter to me, and that spark my interest. I want to stop playing the comparison game with all of the other bloggers, and even mommas on Insta and other social media platforms. I want to use my blog for its original intention. To share my story: the good days, and the bad days. I originally started my blog as a place for other moms to turn to and find a sense of non judgement and friendship. To read a post with my struggles and not feel so alone, because that’s what reading other blogs did for me. I want to use my blog to grow as a blogger, a person, and a momma. Long term, I would love to create a sense of community with my readers like so many of the great bloggers that I follow.

* Side Note: Now that we have a home, I would love to incorporate home decor and any home projects that we do! I just think it would be fun to share with you guys.  What do you think?

Thank you for supporting me!

Talk soon


Tulip Festival!


We took our first family road trip a few days ago! Which since Kennedy has been born, has pretty much been my worst nightmare. There are SO, SO many thing that could go wrong. And of course, loss of control and the chaos that I have created in my mind feeds right into my anxiety. The two greatest “fears” if you will, were the car ride and sleeping through the night. The longest car ride Kennedy has experienced is about 45 minutes and recently, she has started fighting us when it comes time to get into her car seat. K is also a TERRIBLE sleeper! So, I knew that there was a huge possibility that she would not be able to fall asleep in a strange hotel.

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