Tuesday, December 16, 2014


With Christmas being only NINE days away, I figured I'd share the items that are on my Christmas Wish List this year. Gary and I usually just skip out on buying each other gifts because we honestly have everything we need. We'd rather use that extra money to buy gifts for the children, family or friends. BUT if you or anyone were to ask, these are the items I wouldn't mind having:

o n e // Jax is a cuddler and I love it but it's hard to get much done around the house carrying a baby. I follow a lot of moms on instagram who use the Solly Baby wrap to carry their little ones around and I know that it's something I could use all the time.

t w o // Now that I am staying home with the babies I wear nothing but comfy lounge clothes. These adorable fox slipper-socks would be perfect to wear at home!

t h r e e // / The Reina Chair! I have been wanting one of these for a long time now. I would put one on my back porch & sit in it all summer long. There is a house that I pass on my way home and they have one of these chairs just laying on its side on their front porch. It's been knocked over for months. I am so tempted to knock on their door and ask for it because the one I found online is very pricey.

f o u r // I have an obsession with coffee mugs but I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one. I drink lots and lots of coffee each day so why not ask for another adorable mug like this one!

f i v e // I'm a lover of music from 70's - 90's and anything vintage. So how perfect would it be to play some good music on this vintage looking record player?

s i x // The previews for the movie Wild with Reese Witherspoon has been playing on TV a lot and it looks like something I'd enjoy watching. I looked it up online and saw that it is a book as well. I would like to read the book before watching. Has anyone read this yet?

s e v e n // This product from Covered Goods is amazing. It is a nursing cover that will cover your front and back. I don't know why but when I go out in public I get so nervous to nurse so I know this will make me feel very comfortable. It also works as a carseat cover and can be worn as a scarf. I'm pretty sure I NEED this item!

What is on your Christmas list this year? Do you have any of the items that are on mine?

Monday, December 15, 2014


Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a great weekend! Ours was busy & kind of stressful so starting today/this week with a grateful heart is just what I need. Today I am grateful:

s u n d a y  m o r n i n g s
I LOVE Sunday mornings. There is something about them that makes it so relaxing. I think it's the fact that there is no need for alarms and usually no where to be on Sunday mornings. On the week days Gary is up early for work & I am up early getting Sophia ready for school. Those days seem so rushed. On Saturdays I normally go grocery shopping with my aunt and grandma, we have done this for years! On Sunday mornings I am able to just come downstairs and drink a cup of coffee without having to heat it back up multiple times. Yesterday I drank my cup of coffee and watched Sophia pull two chairs up beside her brother who was in his bouncer. She sat her teddy bear in one of the chairs, covered everyone up with a blanket, and "read" to them. It was the sweetest thing. Jax LOVES watching his big sister. I wish every morning was a Sunday morning.

{The picture on today's post are a little grainy because they are from my cell phone. I left my camera charger in VA Beach so I am waiting for it in the mail so pictures from the phone until I get the charger.} 

What are you grateful for? Head on over to Emily's blog by clicking the image below & join!

Ember Grey: Grateful Heart

Tuesday, December 2, 2014


// image via pinterest

As you can see I am finally back to blogging. I  missed it so much but have enjoyed catching up on all of my favorite blogs & also finding a lot of new ones. Yesterday I spent the day entering giveaways {I'm obsessed with giveaways by the way} & looking for some new blogs to follow and I came across Emily @ Ember Grey! I'm glad that I did because I love her blog AND her most recent post was a link up called A Gratetful Heart Link Up. A Grateful heart is a weeklong link up that begins Monday where you share what you are grateful for. 

Right after I delivered Jax I went into a really weird funk. I'm guessing it was post partum depression but I was literally unhappy about everything. I didn't leave the house for weeks & I cried a lot for no reason. I know that it is completely normal but I hated that I was acting this way.  Whenever I started to get upset/unhappy I kept reminding myself how lucky I really was to have everything (and more) that I need + want in my life. I have SO many things to be grateful for. Plus, I just had a beautiful, healthy baby - no reason to be upset at all. I slowly started to feel better & now at week six post partum I am finally out of that mood. 

After seeing Emily's link up I decided that each week I will be joining because there is ALWAYS something to be grateful for and I need to continue to stay positive! No more depressed Josie! 

// This week I am grateful for friends. I seriously have the best friends and I know everyone will say this BUT really I do. During my pregnancy and after Jax was born my friends took care of me so much. I didn't even need to ask. They were always checking up on me, offering help, bringing me food and even cleaned my house! I am forever thankful for each and every one of them!

I am also thankful for my friends who don't have children yet who spoil & love on mine like their own. This weekend the babies & I met up with a group of my friends for lunch. Jax slept the entire time but Sophia had so much fun. My friends held Sophia, took pictures with her (Sophia loves pictures) & even danced in the middle of Panera with her. Sophia couldn't stop talking about our lunch date that day. Here are a few pictures that I stole from my their Instagram accounts {quality is a little grainy}.

What are you grateful for? Head on over to Emily's blog by clicking the image below & join!

\Ember Grey's Grateful Heart Linkup

Monday, December 1, 2014


Yesterday we spent our afternoon at a local tree farm. It was the same tree farm that we went to last year! The weather was in the mid 60's so it ended up being a perfect day to go. My friend Megan came along with me since Gary was at football all day. She was able to get a lot of pictures of me and the babies. It was kind of a hectic trying to get one of all of us just looking at the camera but she was able to capture us just being us and sometimes those are my favorites! 

Sophia & I spent most of the time trying to fix and keep Jax's hat on. Poor little guy! Looking at these pictures shows how much Sophia helps me with Jax. She is such a good big sister! She still has her jealousy moments but I know that she loves her little brother so much!

Hope everyone had a greet weekend and also happy December! How is that even impossible?! Have you visited a tree farm this year? If so, did you end up getting a tree or do you use an artificial one? We use an artificial one but I really want a real one this year!