overcommitted

I really struggle with saying “no.” I always have. I always want to be the person that others count on to show up and do what’s needed. I always want to be the go-to person that takes care of everyone else and is considered “selfless.” It occurred to me recently that my “selflessness” is really … Continue reading

favorite blogs

I love not only to write on Cupcakes and Cloth Diapers, but I absolutely LOVE reading blogs. Most of my favorites are fashion and style blogs and I daydream about throwing extravagant parties, decorating my house impeccably, and wearing beautiful clothing. I also love that a couple of my favorite blogs incorporate motherhood (or fatherhood) … Continue reading

a sick toddler and lots of cuddle time

a sick toddler and lots of cuddle time

I’m convinced that it’s one of the most challenging things in the world to have a sick child. I couldn’t even begin to imagine losing a child (and I pray for those of you that have), but the pain of watching your little person go through pain and suffering is heartbreaking. This week, Baby J … Continue reading

diets and cookies and running, oh my!

diets and cookies and running, oh my!

I LOVE cookies, cupcakes, and ALL sweets, and I’ve always seemingly struggled with my weight. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a hatred for my body, it’s shape, and therefore, had a messed up relationship with food. From 4th grade on, I remember looking in the mirror and being overly concerned with … Continue reading

blueberry muffins

blueberry muffins

This weekend has been quite relaxing and has involved spending a lot of time running errands with my family. Mr. Wonderful and I had a pretty awesome date on Friday night to Taco Guild in Phoenix and then got some yummy ice cream at Churn. Then today, we went to church as usual and then … Continue reading

anxiety and God’s redemption

anxiety and God’s redemption

I’ve suffered with varying degrees of anxiety for as long as I can remember. I don’t really understand why, except to say that I’ve always been somewhat of a perfectionist and have a deep desire to please others. I have never been medicated for my anxiety, although I’m certain there have been periods in my … Continue reading

change

change

It’s been a few months since I’ve written and with good reason, those little things called the holidays. We are always super busy during the holiday season (who isn’t?) and so the thing that ended up getting neglected was this blog as we worked, served, baked, cooked, and hosted. I apologize. Anyways, being that it’s … Continue reading

where does the time go?

where does the time go?

I’ve been thinking about where my time has gone recently. I feel like it was just yesterday that I was walking down the aisle to say “I do” to Mr. Wonderful. I feel even more like yesterday, I gave birth to Baby J. But nope. Those things have both happened quite awhile ago. I think … Continue reading

easy pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

easy pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

Now that it’s officially fall (thanks AZ for getting the memo this year!), we are surrounded by everything being pumpkin spice! Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin spice muffins, pumpkin pie, pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin. I have to admit though, I am one of those people that doesn’t really like all of the pumpkin stuff. Don’t get me … Continue reading

3 favorites

This week has been full of its ups and downs, as most are. Our dear friends welcomed their sweet baby boy into the world, we came home from a weekend away, and we also all got sick, meaning that we’ve had a fussy Baby J and a tired mama and dada. That’s all part of … Continue reading