Saying Goodbye to Summer 2021

How is it already the first week of school and the month of September?! Two more days and Carter will be starting school. Both kids are in bed, and I’m sitting here almost in shock that our summer is over! I think this has been the most fun, busy, and rewarding summer we’ve had as... Continue Reading →

Tawas Blueberry Picking

Back in full mom mode today! I was gone this past weekend at my best friend’s bachelorette party, which was so much fun. I knew I wanted to do something fun with the kids today on my first day back home! Side note: so thankful for grandparents and our kids aunt and uncle for rounding... Continue Reading →

Toys By The Tub

I had a little moment to myself last night and decided to fill my tub to soak and relax in.I closed the door and tried to be sneaky so the kids wouldn’t notice, or else they’d be in there with me LOL. But don’t worry Jeff was with them! I added some bubbles, took a... Continue Reading →

Fourth of July 2021

After such a busy weekend, I love taking the time to reflect, look at our photos, and thank God for all of our blessings. I bet most people would agree how awesome this past weekend felt! Our small town was packed with people, boats, and so much fun. I love seeing our town like that.... Continue Reading →

Pearl Of My Heart

It’s been a while! But I have a new project that I wanted to share, and one that I think you will like as much as we did. I’m always looking for more heartfelt gifts or projects to do. So when I was contacted by this awesome small shop to make a unique type of... Continue Reading →

Patience And Naps

Do you ever just need a hug? Or some time to rest your eyes? I’m almost thirty years old and sometimes I just need a hug, or a moment to myself to close my eyes and rest!

Snow Filled Clothes

Our day started off a little rocky when Carter found out he had a snow day today. He LOVES school and was so bummed it was cancelled! But I knew we’d make the best of it. Both kids were up early and ready to get the day rolling! I personally haven’t been sleeping well this... Continue Reading →

Raising Kind Boxes

I just recently discovered that you can follow hashtags on Instagram. I assume it’s been around for a while but I never really got into it! On my blog Instagram account @nextplaywithmrs.j, I recently started following #michiganmama. It’s actually been really neat! I’ve been able to connect with other moms all over the country, but... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving Feels Different

Here we are. Just one day before Thanksgiving, yet it doesn’t really feel like it. Last year around this time I was making my last minute grocery list, having wine with my immediate and extended family, prepping food, and enjoying the feeling of company. I remember we planned to spend the whole day at my... Continue Reading →

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