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
  • My view while feeding the boy, and their view while they wait for him to finish eating. Not too shabby...not too shabby at all.
  • I love living in a city where we can do things like have a date night #DinnerAndAMovie under the stars! 📽Speaking of stars...can anyone tell what movie we're watching? Can't wait to come back for more pizza and movies this summer. Thanks, @hotelkarlansd!
  • Two days ago we went to the beach to celebrate my dad’s birthday. We were there with him a year ago, and I remembered how much he liked it there; I remember looking up at him as he watched us, and he looked so happy, content, and at peace. The fact that he’s not here anymore is still so surreal that it literally takes my breath away when I stop to think about it, which is pretty often lately. .
He may not be with us any more, but oh does he live on in us and around us. He would’ve absolutely loved people watching at the beach, and I can practically see the smile he’d have on his face from watching his grandkids giggling and running around on the sand. Oh, and the banana cream pie I made in honor of him? Yeah, he would’ve devoured the whole thing.
  • When your food was so stinkin' good you have to lick the plate clean.🍽 👉🏻What meal do you lick your plate for?
  • This fun, custom print by @braveandtruedesigns is going up in the little man's room! I met Jenn at the @mademarketsd a few months ago, and she created this for us; I love it! 🌎We met at @birdrockcoffeeroasters, and wow—excellent coffee! Swipe to see the pretty #latteart on our cups of joe! #neverstopexploring
  • Logan's room is still a work in progress, but I see the finish line in my head, and I'm not gonna lie: it looks pretty darn fly ✈️! I snagged these #cloudisland sheets at @target today, and they couldn't be more on point. #sneakpeek #loganjohns
  • I used to love writing day-in-the-life blog posts, but ain’t nobody got time for that. (Okay; I’m sure some people have time for that, but not this mom anymore.) Instead, here’s a #WIDN (what I’m doing now) post.
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As a #WAHM, this coffee table is my office the majority of the day. I juggle between writing posts and working my #PamperedChef biz. 💻🍴👩🏻‍🍳
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I'm literally up and down: putting the pacifier back in the little one's mouth, changing diapers, bouncing, and nursing him. 👶🏻🍼
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For the oldest, I'm setting up areas to paint, giving her more paint, cleaning up paint, and making sure she doesn't cut herself since she's now obsessed with using scissors.🖌🖍✂️
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Then there's the middle one who gives me a break in the middle of the day by napping—keep napping, child!😴
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Also, if we play "I-spy" on the table, I can see remnants from lunch—we scarfed down Wendy's since I didn't plan lunch after VBS, and we were all starving.
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Not pictured: the fan blowing directly on me, because it's SO hot!!!🔥🌞🔥
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Tagged by @hopeandhashtags. Tagging @cshels @meghan_witherspoon @jpsmelser and everyone else! Tag me if you do a #WIDN post so I can see :) #momlife #realtalk #dailyparenting #dayinthelife #momof3
  • When it's ridiculously hot outside and you've had a really long day with zero desire to even think about cooking, you throw in the towel and get pizza from down the street. 🍕 (Totally would've had hem deliver, but I wanted to be in the car with the coldest air possible blowing on me.) #happymamahappyfamily #pizzaismylovelanguage
  • We ate lunch at another new restaurant in the 'hood, @sababakitchen, and we can't wait to come back and taste our way through the menu.🍴Besides exciting Mediterranean food bursting with flavor, they have a large pet-friendly patio, and they're kid friendly, too! Pictured here is their #shakshuka only served on Sundays; it was spicy, savory, hot, cool, and perfect with their house-made pita!