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My Make Over with Mary Kay

Scroll down for an awesome giveaway! I’m the worst when it comes to makeup.  Never having learned any formal technique and often overwhelmed by online tutorials, I’ve become complacent just {…Read More…}

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My Style: Petunia Cake Cafe Carryall

This bag! This beautiful, beautiful bag! The Petunia Pickle Bottom Cafe Carryall from the Cake Collection. It’s so pretty and luxurious and soft–AND practical! Complete with a changing pad, stroller {…Read More…}

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The Stepdad

Get out there and hit a home run today! He flashes me a big smile–an obvious sparkle of sincerity can be seen in his eyes. It’s a figure of speech {…Read More…}

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Sunday Inspiration: Something Divine

A little bit of Sunday inspiration from a gal whose faith and courage inspire me daily. I feel like this is going to be my new rut song–the song I {…Read More…}

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Dressing for the Season with J.Jill

(be sure to scroll to the end of the post for a J.Jill $100 giveaway!) Fall is hands down my absolute favorite season of all.  There’s so much nostalgia and fond memories {…Read More…}

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DIY Yarn Wall Art

So what I have really wanted to do is learn how to create those beautiful wall art weavings that we see going around on Pinterest and Instagram.  But because I {…Read More…}

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Kid Friendly Halloween Fireplace

My boys are not into “scary” Halloween themes–not yet anyway.  So in order to avoid nightmares while still getting in the holiday spirit, I keep the decor pretty cutesy and {…Read More…}

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Pow Wow Prints

This is Jenna and me giving Liz a big ol smoocher at our very first NSync concert in high school (I’m pretty sure we were 16 here–just babies).  We thought {…Read More…}

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1st Annual Cousin Halloween Party: Part 2

See part one of our party here–for the full scoop on the decor. And now, for the behind the scenes scoop on our activities and food. Bubbie and Sawyer decorating {…Read More…}

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1st Annual Cousin Halloween Party: Part 1

This past weekend we celebrated our first annual Cousins Halloween Party for the kids who live in Cali.  My aunt Debbie is a huuuuge fan of Halloween and she has {…Read More…}

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DIY Dollar Store Striped Cake Stand

Two of my favorite gals in all the world have come together to start a fab new blog called Elevate Everyday.  These ladies hold a special place in my heart {…Read More…}

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What Autism Has Taught Me…So Far

It was a Tuesday morning.  I was 7 months pregnant with Sawyer and having trouble getting comfortable sitting on the playroom mat of Wesley’s OT room. I watched as Wes {…Read More…}

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Gold Baby Shower

Lacey’s baby shower was so very special to me.  Business partner, bestie, honorary sister–this gal has my heart.  And so do her children.  To see her happiness and to see {…Read More…}

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You Never Know

This hit home–like in the goosebumps on my arms and tears on my cheeks kinda way.  And sure it was produced by my church–but you don’t have to share my {…Read More…}

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This Pup

Shirt c/o: Pow Wow Prints As I sit down to share this quick post, I’ve had to stop Maverick from chewing up the baseboard in the kitchen, the edge of {…Read More…}

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My Sunday Best With J.Jill

(be sure to scroll to the end of the post for a J.Jill $100 giveaway) I remember one day over the summer being particularly tough on me.  My heart had {…Read More…}

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Four Seasons Family Staycation: Part 2

Click here to see part 1 of our Four Seasons staycation weekend. _____ While our arrival and date night were a complete blast, these next two days at the Four {…Read More…}

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Four Seasons Westlake Village Family Staycation: Part 1

We needed a vacation. Boy did we ever need a vacation.  It had been a loooong summer for our little family. Even though life was the same, it all seemed {…Read More…}

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Best Hair Curling Secret EVER: a video

I know, I know–how many hair curling tutorials can there really be?  I’ve gone a bit overboard on these posts, but I can’t help and share new techniques with y’all as {…Read More…}

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People To Follow On Instagram

It’s no secret that Instagram is by far my favorite social media outlet. As with all social media, we each get to decide how we’re going to use it.  Will {…Read More…}