Why I’m Blissfully Happy…Even Though My Life Didn’t Go According to Plan

I guess I always kind-of figured I’d be a stay-at-home-mom at some point in my life. You know, after college, after establishing myself in the world as a newspaper writer or at a publishing house pouring over manuscripts and meeting up with friends at fancy bars in the evenings. I’m not sure if I’m in the minority or the majority, but at 20 years old with a 4 year college degree, I saw the whole […]

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My [Not So] Capsule Wardrobe

I looked into my closet and felt overwhelmed. I had plenty of clothes. In truth, much more than any one person needs, but I felt as if I had nothing to wear. And no outfits revealed themselves to me. I’ve done this dance over and over again since I had our son back in 2013. Gone were the days of effortlessly wearing anything because my body had changed. It had changed majorly, but my wardrobe […]

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Easy Rainy Day Activity

So, if you’re in Texas, you’ve probably been stuck inside with all the wet weather, and if you’re a parent this means watching the wild look in your child’s eyes as they start to go stir crazy. So, here is a quick to set-up & easy to play indoor activity to curb some of that restless energy! What you’ll need: Baseball Cap (per child bc sharing/waiting wasn’t on the agenda) Small magnets Pipe Cleaners Tape […]

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Snappis in Size Two?! Perfect for the busy toddler!

*I received this product free for review. All opinions expressed are my own.* Right around the time baby girl was born last year, I got the opportunity to work with Snappi Baby on the launch of their brand new colors. They instantly became my favorite (sorry old colors)! But new or old colors, the product is what matters, and the product is fabulous. I’ve now been using Snappis for almost 4 years and I’ve come […]

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Dairy Free Dino Birthday Cake!!

Pretty sure we nailed parenting for little man’s fourth birthday! He specifically requested a dinosaur chocolate cake, and boy did we deliver. Now, y’all, this kid is dairy-free, soy-free, & never eats junky food coloring because he has food allergies and acid reflux, so I spent awhile looking around for the perfect recipe. I searched Pinterest high & low, but nothing matched up. Finally, I remembered about this depression time cake recipe where they were […]

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Potty Training — Our NOT so Typical Experience [[Plus Cloth Options for Overnight from Super Undies]]

*I received our Super Hero Nighttime Undies from Super Undies in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.* Ever since Eric and I have been parents (2013), we’ve had expectations for how things will go. Some experiences have exceeded our expectations, while others have….not. Potty training has been a roller coaster filled with more ups and downs & twists and turns than I ever would’ve imagined. We didn’t bother pushing potty […]

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A Trinket Trunk — Unique Handstamped Jewelry with an Unexpected Message ((#Review))

*I received these products for review. All opinions expressed are my own.* As I’ve gotten older, I’ve found that the items that bring me the most joy are the ones that are simple, beautiful, and heartfelt. One such piece is my green heart necklace that my husband (then fiancé) bought me from Pike Place Market in Seattle and gifted me when we met up for dinner. I cherish that heart. For me, the sentimental value […]

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I took a cloth diapering hiatus & I’m #sorrynotsorry about it! 

A week prior to the Christmas holidays, my Thrive Market order (affiliate link) arrived full of goodies, most notably my coffee creamer and, most unusually, disposable diapers. See, while we have used ‘sposies from time to time when vacationing, if we’re at home I’m cloth diapering. All day, every day. I originally bought these particular packs knowing our anniversary was right around the corner and I intended to make it as easy on Pop and Grammy to […]

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Being Intentional as a Mom

A fellow #satxblogger & local entrepreneur said  something on Instagram recently that really resonated with me about how she chose a word to guide her in 2017. That word is intentional. I loved the idea of having a focus for life in general, and while I have yet to figure out my own word, I definitely borrowed Christina’s (The Social Butterfly Gal) when dealing with my toddler this week.  It was a pretty typical day as […]

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Tree of Life Breastfeeding Photos (The Booby Monster Series) 

For those of you who have been following me for years now (Thank you a million times over!!), you know my original logo was a tree created by my extremely talented & just all-around wonderful husband.  When I saw all these beautiful tree of life breastfeeding pictures with the roots from mom’s breast to the leaves on baby, I could not resist using this incredible image that my friend Kaitlyn (Kaityln Scruggs Photography) captured for […]

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It’s not a thankless job, but it can feel that way… #SAHM #mommyhood #momlife

I’ve heard it said that, much like being a teacher, being a stay at home mom (SAHM) can be a thankless job. It’s not, but it sure can feel that way when you never exactly hear the words, “thanks for all your hard work.” No one holds an award ceremony where you’re honored as employee of the month or MVP. You’re just you. Mom. 365 days a year. 24 hours a day…you live and breathe […]

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