Please Don’t…

Here are my "please don’t s" for Mother’s Day. Don’t attempt a fancy brunch. For one it’s way over priced and stressful. Cold buffet eggs, sweaty mom, screaming kids in public OR doughnuts and coffee snuggling on the couch? This is 100% a strong hint to my family. Plus bottomless mimosas...winning! If you have any... Continue Reading →

Upcoming Event Alert!!

Over the past couple months, there have been a lot of changes in the Schmitt world.  My foundation of Schmitt Just got Real still holds true, "A healthy dose of quality insights, a little bit of sarcasm and good bit of fun in this thing we call life!"  I most certainly plan to keep the fun... Continue Reading →

Why NOT Jump?

Pete and I are so excited to announce to the world that we are starting a new adventure in only FIVE short days!  We have been working so hard and now it's time to share it with everyone! Want in on the fun? Sign-up for our newsletter! Follow us on Instagram! Find us on Facebook!!... Continue Reading →

Lights, Camera…Drink??

Once a year (in some years, multiple when babies are born), we have had a professional photo shoot of our family.  And always, these quickly become our favorite images of the year!  For some, the thought of simply choosing outfits for a family photo shoot is stressful. But then, the day-of, you literally may have to plaster... Continue Reading →

Door County

We just returned from our annual Door County trips and many people have asked about it.  So here is my quick little tutorial on DC.  The most important thing is to NOT over plan and set your expectations very low.  That is just the way of life up one is in a rush and... Continue Reading →


I was recently asked, "do you ever yell at your kids??...No seriously, does the "schmitt" hit the fan in your house hold?"  It made me chuckle for a quick second, but here were my initial thoughts.  Clearly she doesn't walk by my house when I'm closing windows because the majority of my family is crying... Continue Reading →

OWN the Summer!!

If you listen carefully, you will hear the "cheers" of teachers cups, celebrating another successful school year...and now the wheels start spinning in parents heads, questioning, "what now?"  I am SO excited to have our guest writer JK back to help us take back the summer. So I’m about 4 hours into Summer Break and... Continue Reading →

Think INside the BUNS!

The holiday weekend was FILLED with delicious meals and quality time with family and friends.  One meal stood out more than the others, and I have to share it with you!  Hopefully it can make its debut at your next summer cookout. 😉 Instead of overloading on pasta, potato salads and chips, we turned the... Continue Reading →

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