House 3 | Drake's Room

November 30, 2016

one | two | three (we have one currently but not sure where to buy- maybe Craigslist?) | four | five | six

I've been stalling sharing Drake's room through an actual reveal because we have this pinball machine passed down from Andrew's grandpa and it's huge and still needs to be put into Drake's room. Me, being super type A doesn't want to shoot and share the space until that little (big!) task is done... until then, why not share a little inspiration to how the space looks though. Yes?

Stocking Stuffers | Beauty Edition

November 29, 2016

I know, I know. Gift guides are literally everywhere right now and that can either be a great thing for people who don't have a clue where to start with their holiday shopping or it can be utterly annoying and excessive. I tend to lean towards the latter but I can't help myself and share a few items (this post ONLY) that I would love to get in my stocking and make your gift giving a tad easier.

Adjusting Post Baby + Exclusive BLANQI Sale!

November 23, 2016

One thing moms told me before I had Emery is the immediate sense of feeling like yourself again after pushing that baby out and I seriously forgot how good that feels being on the other side. Don't get me wrong, being pregnant and growing a sweet babe is such a blessing and honor. I don't take that lightly especially knowing how many people struggle with that on a regular basis but pregnancy isn't easy on me. It's hard and complicated and leaves some mamas feeling so unlike themselves that when it gets down to the very end, it's hard not to be excited to have your body back to yourself again.

Attempting Christmas Card Pictures

November 22, 2016

You know how as moms we run through how we think pictures will go and we fully map out what we envision them to look like when said and done? AND THEN THEY NEVER GO SMOOTHLY. Like ever. Oh my gosh, it's pulling teeth! I think back to when it was just Andrew, Drake and I and it was hard enough to get those boys to smile genuinely but man, those were the easy days.

Nice Gestures With My Kids

November 21, 2016

One thing I take pride in with my kiddos is making sure they're using their manners and giving grace when going about their daily life. I know this really applies for Drake the most but now that Emery is understanding things better, it's been fun getting her involved.

Life Lately

November 18, 2016

We've been soaking in all the sweet newborn-ness we can over the last week and it's been so nice to really slow down and just enjoy the time together as a family. Andrew went back to work together but Drake came home last night so we're back into our typical routine and it's been pretty painless, honestly.

Let Potty Training... Begin!

November 14, 2016

It's that time- I'm buckling down and getting Emery started with potty training. I've heard so many things about all these different methods and how to do it but I'm simply going to use my gut and listen to her cues.

Introducing Hollyn Grace

November 12, 2016

She's here! I can't believe we've finally met our new baby girl and it was a better delivery and experience than I expected. Having induced the first time, we were in labor about 23 hours and it was a long process so I was comparing and thinking it would be very similar and something I was nervous to do again.

House 3 | The Playroom

November 7, 2016

You know how you create spaces for your kids you think they'll love and spend all their time in? Yeah... I did that with the playroom and I'm being proven wrong. They prefer being snuggled in my bed watching movies or cartoons and if toys are involved, they're simply brought from this room right to my bedroom to be played with.

Nursing Bra for Before & After Baby

November 2, 2016

bra- here | robe- here

Let's chat about something a bit more intimate. I never found a nursing bra I loved the first time around because I didn't end up nursing for long. When I was nursing, I was basically topless for about 3 weeks straight and that's all it came down to. Since I'm deathly determined to make nursing work with Hollyn, I've been on the hunt for a really amazing nursing bra that offers support, comfort and functionality- obviously.

'Tis the Season... for Holiday Cards!

November 1, 2016

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Because Hollyn will be arriving so close to Christmas, we've decided to pair her birth announcement with our Christmas cards we send out each year. Minted announced their holiday collection being live a few weeks back and I quickly went through favoriting a handful so when we have pictures back of our new missy girl, I'll be able to quickly decide on a card to order.