We’re not really Mardi Gras people, but we’ll use it as an excuse to make and devour a cream cheesy king cake! It may not be the most beautiful but my baking philosophy boils down to function and deliciousness over picture perfection. 🤷🏼♀️ #mardigras #fattuesday #kingcake
Happy 6th birthday to this very serious birthday girl, @winniethegoldenretriever! It takes a lot of concentration not to gobble your birthday cake up before the picture has been taken. 🤤 Can’t believe 6 years have zoomed by; there’s a little more white on her face, and some days she’s got an old lady stiffness about her, but her heart is pure playful puppy. We love this Winnie girl so much and hope we’re lucky enough to get at least 6 more birthdays to celebrate with her! 💚
We wondered if we would ever have this chance again, and so it’s hard to adequately express just how over the moon we are to announce that Elliot will become a big brother this summer! We feel so, so, so lucky to be able to share this news! ••• It doesn’t feel right to share our good news without a bit of backstory; 2019 was a real bummer of a year for us. Looking back it feels like a blur of painting on a happy, normal face every morning, and coming home to melt in to anxiety and grief (and of course there were good times and plenty of love and laughter to even things out along the way). Miscarriages and fertility issues pave a lonely and isolating road, but this journey expanded our ability tenfold to empathize with the many, many others who have also walked that same path. It is extremely common, and yet it’s taboo to talk about, and that’s exactly why we feel compelled to share a bit of our story - in the hopes that it helps normalize something someone you know is going or has gone through (1 in 4 women have experienced a miscarriage and fertility struggles are also extremely common). And may we offer a gentle reminder - because so many people face challenges in growing their families: please, please, please, refrain from asking women when they’re going to have a baby, have another baby, if they’re pregnant, etc. It’s so tempting and may seem harmless, but it is truly none of your business, and can stir up some painful emotions when you place someone on the spot to answer a question like that. You’ll find out whenever you’re meant to. ••• We know announcements like this can be really hard to see when you are going through fertility struggles. If this is you, our hearts truly go out to you, and we hope that maybe this offers a tiny sliver of hope that the things you thought might not happen, just might. 💕 • • • #rainbowbaby #announcement #pregnancy #bigbrother #happy
One of our wins from last night’s #EaglesCancerTelethon kickoff dinner and auction! Elliot is pleased!
Received some complimentary goodies from @influenster that I’m excited to try! Probiotics are something I’ve never considered when it comes to skincare, and I think a brand like @peterthomasrothofficial has to have done it right! We shall see! • • • • #MeetYourMicrobiome #contest #complimentary #skincare #bbloggers #new
Happy birthday, @cafesteam! My favorite local coffee shop in #RochMN. ☕️