Defiantly Domestic

  • Easy (and Freezable) Bran Muffins

    Easy (and Freezable) Bran Muffins

    These bran muffins are my mom’s recipe, and they are a consistent staple in our freezer stash for easy grab-and-go breakfast (love it paired with a hard boiled egg) or even a quick snack! Yield: 48 muffins Ingredients: 1 box Raisin Bran 5 cups flour 3 cups sugar 5 tsp baking soda 2 tsp salt […]

  • My First Day of Kindergarten

    My First Day of Kindergarten

    In many ways, I have been waiting for this day for a long time.  During the long nights of teething, I thought about it.  During the long days of potty training, I looked forward to it.  And now, it’s here.  My oldest child is going to Kindergarten.  For us, Kindergarten means a full day of […]

  • If you give a house some hardwood…

    If you give a house some hardwood…

    We are in the midst of our first home improvement project after buying our first house late last year.  After nearly a decade of pining about painting and otherwise altering countless (6, actually) different rental properties, we are finally able to change anything we want about our living space.  On one of our rare date […]

  • Sometimes Survival is Success

    Sometimes Survival is Success

    Me: I just feel like we’re surviving at this point, nothing more. Friend: Sometimes survival is success. As pretty evident by the fact that I took a month break from posting anything, we are living in a hectic place right now.  Between traveling and remodeling our house, life has definitely gotten the better of me.  […]

  • Boppy Slipcover

    Boppy Slipcover

    One of my favorite “new mom staples” is a nursing pillow.  I remember how big of a difference it made for me (specifically my shoulders and wrists) when I was cluster feeding my first baby, and it continues to be integral to my comfort with my subsequent babies.  In fact, we bought the Boppy almost […]