These Are the Days

Christmas decorations are still adding festive joy around me. Our paper snowflakes on the windows, our massive brown paper bag stars adorn the walls, the tree covered in ornaments that stir memories, candles with dancing flames, spots of eye-catching greenery and dried oranges, half the lights sparkling white, half shining in multicolor as requested by … Read more

The LAST Day of 2020

It’s the last day of the year. I always feel a little bit of wonder and terror when I hit a momentous day like this. All the questions… Have I done enough? What have I done? Did I live well and really LIVE? Sometimes it feels like I’m just holding my breath waiting for the … Read more

Our Top Ten Newborn Essentials

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no cost to you. I’m in denial that Blythe is now one month old. How do these first weeks fly by so quickly? The newborn season seems to pass in the blink of an eye. I experience … Read more

DIY Essential Oil Sleep Spray

I started making this spray because I wanted my linens to smell fresh before bed. After a little more research and development it quickly became my go-to, multifaceted spray for linens AND for sleep! I mist it over my shirt, hair and over our pillows before bed. I particularly enjoy it during pregnancy when my … Read more

My Second Trimester Recap

Pregnancy Update — Baby O’Connell the Second — 14-27 Weeks Our second trimester began right before Christmas. We had a few family gatherings and chose those moments to share the news with grandparents, aunt, uncles and cousins. The holidays are such a whimsical times of family celebration and our sweet bundle made them feel even … Read more


“Aromatherapy is considered to be a holistic form of complementary medicine which works due to the combination of the chemical constituents, the method of administration and the effect of the aromas on the limbic system which affects mood.” – Laura Wallbank, Royal Berkshire Aromatherapy utilizes the essential oils extracted from plants for their therapeutic effects … Read more