• New Cross Stitching Shirts!

    I’m excited to announce I have a few new cross stitching shirts to share with you! I teased a sneak peek in a recent blog post. These are the mock ups I’ve made. I design all of my own shirts on Adobe Illustrator. I’m not a cross stitcher myself so I don’t understand all of…

  • Christmas in June

    I found a reel the other day and it said “My toxic trait is that when I get overstimulated by stuff, I just start throwing it away.” and that is for sure me. I don’t like stuff, I don’t like toys everywhere, I don’t like clutter. In my house, everything has a place and there’s…

  • Friedman Family Update – June 2024

    My June calendar is spilling over at the edges. Between coordinating babysitters, baseball games (we have 3 just this week), new t-shirt designs, and work my schedule is filled to the brim. First off, I want to wish everyone who celebrates a HAPPY PRIDE MONTH! If there was any question as to whether I support…

  • Weekend Recap

    Well we just had a super awesome weekend and I wanted to share about it. Craig still can’t be in the field because of the rain but that didn’t stop us from planting at home! We went and picked up some bridal wreath spirea and some hydrangeas to plant. About $250 later, we’ve got the…

  • What’s a DINK WAD?

    Yes, you read that right. This week on the podcast we are interviewing one of my best friends Gabe. Gabe identifies as a DINK WAD which stands for “dual income no kids with a dog.” Our podcast is typically based around mom life and Gabe offers a unique perspective on what life on a different…

  • A Lesson…

    We went out to eat last night and to make a very LONG story short, we waited a LONG time for our food. So long in fact, I ended up taking my very impatient 18 month old outside after he made several scenes in the restaurant. We were out walking on the sidewalk, and Anders…

  • Saved You a Seat

    A throwback from January 2021: Is there anything more comforting than knowing someone saved you a seat? Remember that “new kid in the cafeteria feeling?” Feeling like you didn’t belong? Feeling like the odd one out? I was scrolling through my feed and I saw those words “saved you a seat” and they really hit…

  • The Past Week…

    It’s been a pretty busy week. A lot of people have been asking where I’m working or what I’m up to career wise. I’m currently taking nursing contracts in local hospitals. Some are on the med surg floor, some are just ER, but mostly covering maternity leaves and short staffing. I’m kind of like my…

Hey there, I’m Kalissa!

I’m a Midwest mama of three crazy boys. I’m a nurse by night and professional napper by day. While I started blogging in 2019, I launched an Etsy shop in 2021 so I can spend more time at home with my family and less time working as a nurse.

I love mountain biking with my hubby Craig, creating new recipes, podcasting with my gal pals, small town living, roller skating, Taylor Swift, and getting way too personal with strangers on the internet.

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