Monday, March 16, 2015

Notre Dame, Week's End, and Our Almost One Year Anniversary

We're so excited to be co-hosting with Elizabeth for Week's End today -
thanks for joining us!

First off, goooooo Irish!  What a win this weekend in the ACC basketball tournament!  Now, let's keep this up in the NCAA tournament!

Love thee, Notre Dame!

Ok, back to business!

It's almost our one year anniversary for our blog!  Looking back at our original (Hobbit-inspired!) post sure makes me laugh.  Little did we know what an adventure it would be!

It's been a lot more work than we originally thought - but it's been a lot more fun too.  We've grown as wives, mothers, and in our faith from writing and getting to know so many other amazing women out there.  It's been an incredible blessing!

So for our one year anniversary, we'd love to share our favorite posts:

Jess and Katie: Minute to Win It Party

Our family loves to play games.  And Minute to Win It games are just perfect for us because they're full of competition, silliness...and lots of laughter!

I wrote this when Tim was 3 months old - and it basically is still the same now that he's 9 1/2 months! I'm still learning to love my postpartum body and figuring out how to dress it with the changing seasons.

We met at Notre Dame and fell in love over a book.  We are that nerdy couple, and love every minute of it.  Looking back at our story makes me laugh at my scheme to snatch him up.  I'm so glad he took the bait - he's an amazing husband and father.  Oh my, I love him so much!

This water damaged, badly stained dresser turned into a gorgeous, hand painted (baby changing) dresser.  Talk about a Cinderella story.  (I guess that makes me the Fairy Godmother!)  This is the biggest DIY project I've ever done - and it was so worth all of the time and effort!

Recipe: English Muffin Pizzas

The kids love helping create their own little pizzas, plus they are so easy (and freezer friendly too).  They are so fun to make together as a family (as seen by my cuties' expressions below)!

Obviously, these pizzas are kid approved! ;)

I can't believe it's been a year since we started this blogging journey together.  We're looking forward to this upcoming year!  Cheers!


Thanks for joining us for today's link up with Elizabeth from Oak and Oats for Week's End!  If you're new here, please introduce yourself!  We'd love to connect with you!

And please come back tomorrow to join us for our Tuesday Talk link up too!
We'd love to have you!

Every Monday I host a link up called Week's End! It is a place for you to link up your favorite post from the week and meet new bloggers. I love community and think that we can all learn something from each other! This week Jessica & Kate of Sweet Little Ones are my co-hosts!

1. Link up ANY POST from last week!
2. Make sure it is a POST and not your BLOG URL. We love your blog but we want you to share a post.
3. Click on one, two, three, or more posts and LEAVE ENCOURAGING COMMENTS. The whole point of this is to find new blogs, make new friends, and all that good stuff! You MUST read the post right before yours and comment.

An InLinkz Link-up

Linking up with Thoughts for Thursday with Natalie and Annie, The Pick with Astleigh, Ladies Collective with Iulia, Stephanie, and Sarah, Holly for Waiting on Wednesday, 5 on Friday/Friday Faves with Jenna, DarciNatashaChristinaApril, Katie, Caitlin, Tif, Della, Amanda, KarliAmyAndreaErika, and Narci,


  1. YAY! Thanks for cohosting! I love seeing some of your old posts!

  2. Thanks for having us! It was really fun looking back through the year! -Jess

  3. Happy almost 1 year blogging! Whoo Hoo! What a great accomplishment! :-) Thanks for co-hosting this great party! Hope to see you over at Making Memories Mondays today, there's something there you will want to see! You can also check your email from me! :-) Yeah!

  4. Aaahhhh congrats on almost 1 year, that is so exciting. Fun to know that we started out just a few weeks apart!

  5. Congratulations on 1 year! It is a lot of work, but fulfilling too! And Go Irish!!

  6. That dresser makeover is AMAZING!!!! Congrats on one year! :)

  7. Congrats on your first year and here's to many, many more! Thanks for linking up with Waiting on...Wednesday @ While I'm Waiting!

    Have a great day!

  8. One whole year blogging! So cool! And what an end to the ACC year. Good job, Irish! (grumble grumble... it should have been Duke... grumble grumble) I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing weekend!! Thanks for linking up at H54F!

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

  9. The Sequin NotebookMarch 21, 2015 at 8:29 AM

    Happy blogiversary! It can be a lot of work, but so much fun!

  10. yayyy for blogiversaries! thank God blogger tracks when we posted for the first time--i sure would have forgotten otherwise! and i love this round-up of your favorite posts. definitely going to suggest the minute to win it games ideas for youth group!


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