Hacks for DIY Cake Smash Photography

  You Don’t Have to be a Professional As most of you know, Vivian just turned one and I wanted fun pictures to look back on.  It’s a hot trend right now to do “cake smash” pictures, so I decided to try out my own (I am not claiming these are professional quality.)  I did them with Henry too, but  his birthday is in the summer and it was ideal to do them outside!  With Vivian’s birthday in the middle of...

Vivian Turns One

 Time Flies… I think I’ve heard a million and one times in some form or another that time flies.  “Enjoy it now, they grow up fast.” “Don’t blink, they will be in college!” “It goes even faster with your second baby!”  Now, I’m that person.  One year old, how did that happen?  It feels like just a few weeks ago we were in the hospital meeting Vivian, however, it also feels like she has been a part of our life...

Milkmaid Fishtail Braids Video Tutorial

Hump Day, Hair Day If you’ve followed me on Instagram for a while you know I’m a huge fan of the milkmaid braid style.  It looks like a fancy   and intricate hairstyle, when it’s really any easy look that keeps your hair pulled back and out of the way! Win/win.  To change it up from the traditional braid I wanted to share the style with fishtail braids.  I’ve also added Chloe and Isabel hair accessories to my braid, they...

Weekly Roundup- Teething Baby, Tired Mom

Cool Digs, Neat Finds I’ve been really missing summer and warm weather the past few weeks.  Most of all, the lack of in-season fruits that come with the summer.  So, I was pretty excited when Aldi had strawberries and blueberries that were delicious and inexpensive.  If you don’t shop at Aldi yet you need to give it a try!  Their produce is hands down the best I’ve come across when taking price and quality into consideration ($1.50 for a carton of...

Bath Time with Noodle & Boo

I hope I’m not the only one who looks forward to bath time.  Mainly because it (normally) means that bedtime is around the corner and I may get a few minutes to myself, maybe a glass of wine too.  But, it also means I get to sneak in those fresh smelling baby snuggles before they hit the hay (and of course once they’re sound asleep I miss them again.) I’m so excited to partner up with Noodle & Boo and...

Come Style With Me

My favorite part about trying new hairstyles is how different you can look.  Sleek, wavy, curly, braids, twists, middle part, bangs.  Honestly, you can look totally different from one day to the next just by changing your hairstyle. Isn’t that why we all love a good hair day? A huge thank you to LumaBella for sponsoring this post.  All opinions are my own. And to thank you loyal reader, LumaBella is offering all my readers 25% off  the Cool Mist...

Freshly Picked Giveaway

  A huge thank you to Freshly Picked for sponsoring this giveaway! I am so excited to team up with Freshly Picked and give a pair of moccasins to three different people!  Below are details of how to enter and where I will be announcing the lucky winners!   Today (01/31/17) Freshly Picked released three new moccasin designs and we were lucky enough to get a sneak peak to share! Spring Orchid  Robin’s Egg Dalmatian    Henry is sporting Robin’s Egg and Vivian is showing off both Spring Orchid and Dalmatian.  I...

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Him

Valentine’s Day. The pressure is on to find your guy/hubby the right gift to say you love and appreciate him.  Or, you just started dating and its awkward, you don’t want to go too crazy – but want to do a little something.  You don’t need to spend a fortune, I’m all about personal heartfelt gifts.  No more stressing over finding the right gift, below are some budget-friendly ideas that he will love. Travis Mathew Polo Your guy doesn’t have to...

Easy Pull Through Braid Tutorial

If you read my last ‘Weekly Roundup‘ then you already know about my plan to share a hair tutorial every Wednesday.  I’m calling it Hump Day, Hair Day.  So, if you like my style or are looking for a new braid check back every Wednesday, or better yet subscribe and get emailed updates, I have some fun giveaways coming up in February! Easy Pull Through Braid   This is my go-to when I want a braid that isn’t going to...