The Owlet Sleep Sock: My Newborn Mama Must-Have

Whenever anyone asks for my top baby item recommendations, mine are always sleep related. As a new mama I learned just HOW important sleep is, and how sleep deprivation can have serious effects on your entire well-being (aka – I become a crazy person). For me, often it wasn’t even necessarily the baby crying that kept me up (although that was definitely the case in the beginning), but I was…

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Getting Personal: Blake’s Birth Story

Sharing something this personal is a little out of my comfort zone, but I read so many birth stories when I was pregnant with my first child that if I can help or inspire another nervous or curious mother, I’m happy to do it! Warning: this is a bit lengthy. I tried to edit it down as much as I could but, it was such a special day that it’s…

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Why You Should Do A Maternity Shoot

If you remember from my earlier post, I admit that I find maternity shoots a tad bit cheesy – but that doesn’t stop me from doing them. 🙂 If you’re on the fence about whether or not you want to have them done, here’s my 2 cents: This is a once-in-a-lifetime moment that you will NEVER get back. Why not capture it, even if it’s only for your family to…

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How To DIY A Succulent Pumpkin

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I am a BIG fan of fall – especially after suffering through an extremely hot summer, pregnant, chasing around a toddler. I’ve been thinking up ideas for fall DIYs to share, and this one I created with my mom has always been a hit! You can use these pumpkin succulent planters as the perfect centerpieces for your fall soirees, they’re a fun…

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Before + After | How We Got a Grown-Up Master Bedroom Makeover

“Home is the nicest word there is.” -Laura Ingalls Wilder I always wanted a bedroom that felt like a retreat – somewhere that you came at the end of the day and just felt like ahhhh, relaxation mode.  We had been living in our house for nearly a year and hadn’t had time to focus on doing much to our bedroom, and honestly it was driving me nuts! LUCKILY, one of…

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Try This Trick to Tame Your Toddler for Family Photos

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” -Dr. Seuss Let me tell you something about trying to wrangle a two year old for a photo shoot – it is NOT for the faint of heart! Our photographer, Jason, and I were all exhausted after this 45 minute “mini” session. My top piece of advice if you’re planning a shoot with little ones…

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How To DIY The Cutest Hostess Gift Ever – Wine Cork Succulents!

Wine + succulents? I’M IN. My mother is super crafty, and whipped up these adorable little guys for a local arts fair in Sunset Beach. They always sell out quickly, but you are in luck because I’ve got the exact details on how to make your own! Read on for the instructions, and THANK YOU mama Shelley for sharing! These make super cute hostess gifts, birthday presents, party favors, shower…

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