hi, i'm jess!

I'm a work-at-home mama, an Air Force wife, a woman consumed with wanderlust, a foodie who loves cooking up something scrumptious, and a morning person driven by that first cup of coffee. I'm so happy you're here! Learn More
  • When there's a death in the family, our family rallies around food. Now that the tables have unfortunately turned, and we're on the other side, I'm so thankful for having plenty to eat. It turns out that you forget to eat while you're grieving. My family knows what I like and got a massive amount of food from one of our favorite places.  #pancreaticcancer #cancersucks #grieving #nmfoodfeedsthesoul
  • Hanging out with my dad at the hospital. He's pretty smitten with the kids' artwork handing up...and women's beach volleyball that's on tv right now. #cancersucks #pancreaticcancer #onedayatatime
  • It's the little things that make me happy...like itty-bitty, teeny-weeny Tabasco jars. Oh, and room service/breakfast in bed at a hotel! #blogher16  #thebillwillnotbesoittybitty
  • Note to self: when you leave your nursing child at home, don't forget the tubes for your pump! I'm SOOOO thankful that @lansinohusa is here at #blogher16, and even more thankful that they gave me a new manual breast pump to use, AND that they have a nursing/pumping section set up. So thoughtful, and they saved me from having some seriously sore boobs! #breastfeeding #normalizebreastfeeding #nationalbreastfeedingweek
  • It's like Christmas for bloggers!!! #blogswag #blogher16
  • If I squint hard enough I can pretend that I'm back in Italy. #illyespressamente #livebasilpizza #jwmarriottlalive #blogher16
  • Okay, #blogher16, I'm on my way. Just said see ya later to my husband and my kids (weekend away for the first time ever #deepbreaths), and I'm heading to #losangeles all.by.myself!
  • Here's me not instasnapping (is that what we're calling it?). Anywho. If you wanna see the story behind this picture, you can find it on the real snapchat. #bam I'm jesstagirl over here, by the way.
  • It's amazing how the simple act of receiving flowers can brighten up your day. Thank you, @ftdflowers, for sending this beautiful bunch of sunshine right to my doorstep—you have no idea how much I needed this today. 💐Here's hoping we can all start spreading more love and #connectbetter with each other!