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
  • Shout out to my better half for completing his first official 🏃🏼half marathon this morning 🏆! And oh, what fun for it to be the #sdholidayhalf
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He runs all the time, and has completed several half marathons “just for fun” (like runs on his own, especially while deployed), but this was the first time he ran for a time and got some swag at the end.
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Super proud of you, @beakerbrown83! 😘
  • PJ’s and Polar Express 🚂 with friends, sweet treats, and fake snow ❄️ (because in #SanDiego you take what you can get!)
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Speaking of fake snow ❄️, the last boomerang is actually popcorn 🍿, and the kids we’re going crazy pretending it was the real deal. #itsthelittlethings
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Thanks for a fun night, @existencechurch!
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  • So long, dear friend.
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We’ve been through a lot together, and while they say I can still technically get everything off of you, it was a sudden death that took you from me.
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You arrived shortly after my first born was born, so to say you’ve been an important part of my life is an understatement.
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I’ll get a new laptop sooner than later, and even though it’ll be shiny and new, I’ll miss your familiarity every time I open it.
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So long, farewell 😭
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  • Swinging into Monday like...
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This is going to be a long week for us, but I’m choosing to start it with a good attitude (at least at this very moment).
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I’m excited for the rest of December, because with it comes more rest, more time with my family, and (hopefully) more time for writing, because my soul is craving all three of those things.
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#caseofthemondays #julesgrace #momssupportingmoms #momsohard #thatsdarling #thehappynow #livethelittlethings #ohheymama #momblogger #lifestyleblogger #sandiegoblogger #sdblogger  #travelblogger #familyblogger  #californiablogger #caliblogger #socalblogger #motherhoodunplugged #mytinymoments #motherhoodrising #mombie #honestmotherhood #letthembelittle #joyfulmamas #momlife #dailyparenting #stopdropandmom #momboss
  • Saturday’s are for baking! What’s your favorite kind of 🍩?
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#howipamperedchef @pamperedchef #jessicalynncooks #mamainthekitchen #momlifebelike #momssupportingmoms #momsohard #thatsdarling #thehappynow #livethelittlethings #ohheymama #momblogger #lifestyleblogger #sandiegoblogger  #travelblogger #familyblogger  #californiablogger #socalblogger #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodrising #mombie #honestmotherhood #joyfulmamas #momlife #stopdropandmom #momboss #brunching #madewithlove #workingmom #julesgrace #maddieroo
  • These two best buds, are already learning the art of shopping with ladies 🤣
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But as cute as they are, I really miss shopping alone and just strolling through a store without having to stop and pass out a snack every three seconds 🤷🏻‍♀️
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  • Yesterday my firstborn and I went to check out a new market by our house, and we got some hot coco to keep us warm (since it was “so cold” by our new SoCal blood).
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And just like her mama, she wanted to drink with a straw (sorry, environment 🤦🏻‍♀️).
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Also, see those painted nails? She put them on without a bit of help from me—thanks to ColorStreet!
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She’s growing up faster than I can keep track of, and before I know it, we’ll be sipping our morning coffee together.
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  • This is 35: date night at Costco + margaritas + Santa 🎅🏻 shopping at Target 🙌
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But for the record, I’m 34. My other half is 35, so I just went with it, because, “this is 30-something,” sounded weird, so I took one for the team.
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Also, anyone who goes into the freezing cold Costco section and lets you stay warm outside is a keeper.
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Also times two: then he hula-hooped and made a silly fool of himself in target and made me almost pee my pants from so much laughter, so yeah...I’m totally keeping him.
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Third also, I’m so appreciative of my mom watching the kids for this spontaneous random date night. We have some tough weeks/months coming up, so tonight was delightful.
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  • Rain is just confetti falling from the sky...☔️