12 Hours Family

12 Hours

December 2, 2014














Hour by Hour:

6 – Mister heads off to work

7 – Sunrise + Breakfast Buddies + Dog-tired

8 – Baby Bumpcake at 23 Weeks – I love her.

9 – Baking leftover cookies (recipe HERE)

10 – Happy Dot art + Hair Styling (‘Handsome hair, please Mama.’)

11 – New Dog Dishes for Bug + Smells like Sawdust

12 – Redwing Blackbirds + Delivering Cookies to Friends

1 – My Daily Craving of Spinach Salad + Cookies for Dessert

2 – Butternut Squash Soup is What’s for Dinner

3 – Organizing Dishes (clearly, I have an obsession with white) + Sleeping Soundly

4 – Outdoor Adventures (aka throwing sticks in ditches)

5 – Chow time! Cinnamon rolls are a soup’s best sidekick.

6 – Stories with snacks and stuffed animal besties (fireplace a-roarrring)



  • Reply Jenedy December 2, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Everything is ……. Sigh….. So beautiful.

  • Reply Ashley December 2, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Love this! Home looks gorgeous! Can I ask where you got the mini mugs from? My little one would love to sip hot cocoa out of one!

    • Reply missy December 5, 2014 at 5:20 pm

      They’re from World Market! I believe they’re technically “espresso mugs” but they’re perfect for minis. They come stacked in a metal case with mini saucers, as well!

  • Reply Alyssa December 2, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Your “12 hour” posts are by far my favorite. It’s like a tiny peek into a life that, while I don’t personally share all that much in common with, I admire and love seeing. Hope to see more in the future!

  • Reply Laura @ A Healthy Jalapeno December 2, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    So happy that you are starting to feel settled and hopefully able to relax a little more now with your boys and little bundle in your new home.

  • Reply Heather December 2, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    I love your 12 hour posts. So sweet. Beautiful children, beautiful new house. 🙂

  • Reply Brittney December 2, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Love these pictures, too cute! Where did you find those dog mugs!? They’re darling! Would make such a cute gift!

    • Reply missy December 5, 2014 at 5:20 pm

      I couldn’t resist! They’re for humans but thought they’d be adorable for dog dishes. I found them last week at TJMaxx 🙂

  • Reply Kelly @ Turned up to Eleven! December 2, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    I always love these posts. So adorable! oxox

  • Reply Magda December 2, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Love your 12h posts. Great way to remember days spent with kids. Need to do that.
    Ps. Your new house looks dreamy.

  • Reply Kim December 2, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    My favorite posts! I love the peek into your new home, looks beautiful and can’t wait to see more!

  • Reply Briseidy December 2, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    dreamy! what a perfect day!

  • Reply Audrey @ Oh So Lovely Blog December 2, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    Love this 12 hour post. Enjoy your new home! It’s beautiful! 🙂

  • Reply arielle December 3, 2014 at 12:14 am

    awww, your bump is adorable! and your family remains the cutest in the blogosphere.

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

  • Reply Amanda December 3, 2014 at 12:20 am

    So beautiful and precious! Can’t wait to see more of your new house!

  • Reply Kristen December 3, 2014 at 12:20 am

    These are my favorite posts you do!! And love the sneak peeks Into the new house!!

  • Reply Michelle December 3, 2014 at 12:56 am

    Love this! What a gorgeous view you have out your window 🙂 The boys are getting so big! Xo

  • Reply sarah December 3, 2014 at 1:52 am

    Love love love!! So glad your 12 hr. Posts are back! They are some of my favorites on here. Your house looks just lovely! Can’t wait for the grand tour! You and I are the same amount of weeks pregnant! Can’t wait for dd!

  • Reply Adrie December 3, 2014 at 1:54 am

    Hi Missy,

    I’ve been tuning into your blog now for almost two years and just had to finally tell you how much I love it! Your posts are so precious and challenge me to appreciate the little moments in my life. From choosing outfits for my trip to Europe to igniting a love of photography, I have been inspired endlessly by your posts. Please keep capturing your sweet life!


    • Reply Sarah December 3, 2014 at 3:00 pm

      Totally agree – always look forward to Missy’s blog. There are so many negative sad things happening in the world but the blog always picks me up with lovely photos and simple everyday things that we take for granted xxx

  • Reply Krista December 3, 2014 at 2:35 am

    I think your 12 Hour posts are my favorite! Your bump is looking super adorable by the way!!

  • Reply Brigette December 3, 2014 at 4:41 am

    You’re so adorable pregnant! I would love to hear some of your name options for your little girl!

  • Reply Val Fox December 3, 2014 at 5:38 am

    Love it all! You and your children and your house are absolutely darling!

  • Reply Cesia December 3, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Yay! My favorite blogger is back! Will you be posting the recipe for the soup? Looks great!

    • Reply missy December 5, 2014 at 5:21 pm

      I’ll try to post it; but I forgot to take a finished product picture! I blame my bumpcake! ha!

  • Reply Cadan December 4, 2014 at 4:07 am

    New to your site..thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful pics. Looks like you’re upcoming new year is going to be amazing with your new little bundle. Glad to have found your blog! 🙂

  • Reply Cathy Grasinger December 4, 2014 at 5:10 am

    Yay…. you’re in your new home!!! Just in time for Christmas!!! Those boys of yours a soooo darling…..and I think I need that butternut soup recipe!!!!!!!!!! Merry Christmas pretty lady!!!!!

  • Reply paige December 4, 2014 at 11:49 am

    You look absolutely stunning. The boys are so handsome, and your new house is beautiful. Thanks for sharing, I’ve been missing you 🙂

  • Reply caroline December 4, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Love it! Your life looks surreal! Where is your top from? your new home is my dream home!

    • Reply missy December 5, 2014 at 5:21 pm

      It’s from Zara this past spring 🙂

  • Reply Jillian Marquez December 5, 2014 at 3:26 am

    OMG! The house is looking amazing. Where are the chairs from in the livingroom?

    • Reply missy December 5, 2014 at 5:22 pm

      Chairs are antiques I found right before we moved. Luckily they survived the move without damage!

  • Reply Beth December 5, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    I’ve said this before but I’ll say it again…your boys & soon to be are incredibly fortunate to have such beautiful documentation of their childhood. I feel a little sorry for their future wives, the bar will be high *wink*. Lol. Amazing job at mommyhood Missy.

  • Reply Kennerly December 6, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Thanks for sharing the fun snapshots of your day! Where is your shelf from that’s holding the beautiful dishes?

    • Reply missy February 10, 2015 at 10:13 pm

      It’s from Restoration Hardware

  • Reply Ashley December 7, 2014 at 1:36 am

    Charming! Will we be getting a home tour? These sneak peaks have me chumping at the bits to see more!

    • Reply missy February 10, 2015 at 10:13 pm

      Yes, of course! Just working on getting it organized and some what put together to my liking before I share with everyone…

  • Reply Ashley December 7, 2014 at 1:38 am

    chomping** 😉

  • Reply Tonya December 9, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    That shelf and horse head!!! Where did you find those? Love these posts!

  • Reply Jamie December 11, 2014 at 5:04 am

    I would love to see your recipe for the Butternut Squash soup!

  • Reply lilly January 4, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Nothing less than pure happiness & what a cozy little home!! Can you please share where your industrial shelf is from and all your white dinnerware? Happy New year-cheers

    • Reply missy February 10, 2015 at 10:13 pm

      Shelf is from Restoration Hardware. Dinnerware is from all over: some of it antiques, world market, and anthropologie (mainly). I’ve collected a lot of it over the years!

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