The Kitchen Reveal!

December 30, 2015

I said I'd be sharing our eat-in nook area of the house in a post and it's really simple and of course, small so I thought I'd pull everything together with our kitchen and that nook into one post... you can see why in the pictures, I'm sure!

Winter Beauty Favorites

December 22, 2015

Since we're all about to get a little time off for Christmas and hopefully New Years too, I wanted to share a few things I'm doing regularly to maintain some basics throughout the winter. I figure you'll have a touch of down time so if you don't have these in your typical routine, it could be fun to try it while you have that break this coming week, yes? I think so!

Coconut Oil- or any hair mask would work well!

Smile Sciences- they're offering their teeth whitening kit for $29 to my readers until January 22nd! It's originally $299 so now is your chance. Use code "AUBREYKIT" when checking out.

Hempz Triple Moisture- I used the regular lotion for a while and it's really great so when I saw this formula, I was excited! Game changer. You can thank me later.

Mint Julep Masque- Using it for years. It's a lifelong friend of mine and it does the job, y'all. The smell is so yummy too!

What's some beauty things you always have in rotation?
I'd love to know and try some new things out!

Eat In Nook | Inspo

December 21, 2015

Happy Monday! I thought we would kick off this crazy Christmas week with a little home post. It's been fun sharing our home in the final stages of completion with decor so today, we're talking the eat in nook we have right between the kitchen and family room. It's outlined with beautiful bay windows and is the perfect spot for morning sunlight. Let me tell ya, that is the ticket for really soaking up a cup of coffee and Jesus time. I love this little space!

I wanted to go simple here because this house does have dark cabinets and counter tops, which we aren't planning on changing because this is a short term home, so I felt it best to go light and   bright here. I really am pleased with that and how it turned out! I'll pull a "reveal" post for this area very soon!

Maxi-Cosi Sweater Knit Collection

December 18, 2015

Eeep! I am so excited and honored to be working with Maxi-Cosi on their recently launched Special Edition Sweater Knit Collection! They reached out and asked me to model for the look book for these new goodies and I was so stoked to be part of that! Of course, I couldn't say no and had to take them up on the amazing offer.

Peppermint Marshmallows with Nutella Hot Chocolate

December 17, 2015

Okay. Can you guys even handle this right now? Uhhh... Abbey is a genius and so good at what she does. I love her for sharing her secrets and yummiest recipes on the blog for you, for me, for your mom and friends. That's one thing most people can relate over- food. And what's better? Holiday food with peppermint and nutella involved. You ready for this treat?

Cody & Alisha's Wedding

December 16, 2015

I feel so honored my sister in law is letting me share her special day with all of you but truly, it's too beautiful not to! I spent a lot of time with my mother in law and other sister in law to create something beautiful for Alisha and I am so thankful she asked me to invest so much into her and her husband 's day. Jenny was the photographer and the amazing coffee bar was by Adopted Coffee so if you're PHX locals, you must check them both out! This day also wouldn't have been so lovely without my brother and his wife allowing us to use a lot of the decor from their wedding. Praise the Lord we had that resource and what generous hearts those two have!

picture overload below!

Functional Mamahood

December 14, 2015

Happy Monday, you guys! It was a really great weekend for us because we spent most of it in Tucson visiting my Gam for her birthday! It's so fun having them close for the winters and only 2 hours away so we have an excuse to take a road trip and soak up some family time. While we were down there Emery was literally a running machine. She thinks any time someone comes walking behind her or even looks at her (ha!) that they're going to chase her so she bolts the other way and belly laughs the whole time. Such a fun stage! Check out her faces below... I die laughing looking through them!

Family Room | Reveal

December 11, 2015

Here's the official reveal! Shot by the lovely Brealyn Nenes too because I really wanted to capture this time of year in our new home. I shared earlier this week the way we pulled in a lot of AllModern items to build out the family room and I'm so pleased with the way things came together. The fun thing about this look is that the Christmas red is really popping and coordinating with the rug! Which, that rug is probably the most requested item when I've shared this room on instagram. I'm so glad you love it!

Family Traditions

December 10, 2015

Every year, we as parents work hard to make sure our kids know that the Christmas season isn't about the presents and the cookies or even the endless movie marathons because we have to fit in all the classics. Although those are all nice traditions and fun things to do, we want our kids to see us in action sharing the love of Christ especially to those who may need a little pick me up during this chaotic time.

Life Updates

December 9, 2015

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1 // This verse has been resting on my heart so much recently. It's been a weird, tough season in a few aspects but mainly because of my migraines flaring up again. If you've been following this blog from the beginning, you know I deal with some intense migraines that leave me useless and crippled in pain. Things got better with them when I was pregnant and they really weren't terrible but they are back with a vengeance. More often than not, I'm debating the hospital and hard drugs again because the diets, oils and acupuncture aren't doing it to relieve the pain. This verse has kept me grounded and confident, this is a battle I can fight with His help and I stay positive in that. I'm also doing this devotional again and it's so easy but transparent. Definitely recommend it- I even got a kids version for Drake as a stocking stuffer.

Family Room | Inspo

December 8, 2015

I hope you guys liked how I pulled together my inspiration board with our master bedroom and shared it here! There seemed to be a lot of great feedback when posting it so I figured we would do the same with another hugely used room in our home- the family room!

We have a total open concept main floor so you can see the dining room, family room and bar from walking in the front door and just beyond that is the kitchen. So when standing in the kitchen, again, you can see everything! We love that and was such an appeal to us when house hunting because we enjoy entertaining and wanted a space that would do that nicely.

Master Bedroom | Reveal

December 1, 2015

I shared last week (here) the inspiration for our master bedroom so I'm excited to give you a glimpse at the room with those pieces involved! It is still a work in progress as I mentioned it's really big (you're not seeing half the room in this post) so we are needing a dresser still and some more seating details but this gives you the gist of how things have taken shape. Soft, clean, whimsy and inviting. Just the way we like it!