Growing Up Too Fast

Remember that time when it was Easter and you actually remembered to charge your “good” camera battery, bring it, go to use it, and you forgot to bring the SD card for it? Yea, that happened on Sunday, so you will be getting some awesome iPhone photos instead. :) But as I look at these […]

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A Veggie Tales Party Under $25

I wasn’t even going to write about the girls’ Veggie Tales birthday party we just had, because as I had said in this post about extravagant parties, you know how I feel about those. BUT, their Veggie Tales cakes that my mom made I just have to share with you so I decided to show […]

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Why I am Saying No To Extravagant Birthday Parties

You know that time you had kids and wanted to give them moon and the stars, and the best birthday party ever? That time you went all out and spent a lot of money in the process? That time you spent hours cleaning, decorating, and preparing food for the party? Well, this year I am […]

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Somebody Turned 2!

My sweet, rambunctious Ellie turned 2 yesterday! Can you believe it?! I really loved doing 1 month updates up until she was 1 year old, so obviously I stopped when she turned 1 last July. So you don’t see much of her these days on the blog. I guess it’s time to have another baby. […]

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Family Update

So, I had every intention to show you all a decor post today. Had the topic all ready and everything. But then I started looking at pictures on my computer and realized that I haven’t shown off my girls lately, or my hubby. I really miss doing my monthly baby updates when I had Ellie! […]

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A Not Too Pinteresty Vintage Shabby Chic Ballerina Party

Remember when I wrote a few weeks ago about my thoughts on Pinterest? Well, I really tried to not go overboard for Ellie’s 1st birthday party and I think I succeeded! I had a vision of a plethora of different things for a theme, so I’m calling hers a vintage shabby chic ballerina tutu and pink party. How’s that? While not going overboard, the dessert table was still very pretty I thought.

Ballerina and Tutu Party

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A Gorgeous Rose Cake

Hi friends! I very much enjoyed our July 4th holiday and am ready to get back to business.  I hope you had a good one too! If you follow me on Instagram you know we had Ellie’s 1 year old party over the weekend! It was so much fun. I will talk about the party later this week, but today I have to show off the rockstar rose/rosette cake my mom made.

Rosette Cake

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Baby Girl Nursery Reveal!

Ahhh finally!! I’m SO excited to show you all our little girl’s nursery reveal today! I think this has to be one of my most favorite rooms I’ve completed to date. As you might remember, I decided to go a whole other direction in this room a while back. I finally had a clear vision of the perfect smokey grey paint, paired with soft pale pinks, whites, and touches of gold throughout. And that’s exactly what the end result came to be.

Vintage Girl Nursery

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Baby Update – 11 Months

Ellie has gotten so big and changed so much over this last month. Still can’t believe she’s almost 1. She’s still the sweetest little thing, is super sensitive like her mama, and is just overall a great baby. I promise if I had complaints I’d say them so you all don’t think I have the most perfect baby that ever lived or something, but seriously, she’s just an easy going girl. Of course I’ll have days where I am ready to pass her off to Daddy right when he walks in the door and days when I just need to be alone kid-free. So I am normal, I promise. Anyway, I love this picture of her.

Ellie Waving

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Baby Update – 10 Months

Ellie 10 months

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Baby Update – 9 Months

Wow!! 9 months already. That’s insane. I missed my 8 month update on here because time is literally flying. And 9 months is SUCH a fun time with my sweet girl! (RSS readers you have to click over and watch the video of her too!)

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Silhouette Machine Giveaway With Designer Edition, and Other Awesomeness

Whoop whoop! SO excited I get to have another Silhouette Portrait giveaway, and with y’alls favorite software, the Designer Edition! There are also a few other great Silhouette promos that you sure don’t want to miss and I’ll get to those in a bit so keep reading. Silhouette Giveaway

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Baby Update – 7 Months

Time is flying. 7 months already. And I know she was cute before, but man, 7 months is even cuter! She’s so squishy and happy and laughing and it’s just too precious. I’m so glad I’ve been doing these monthly posts, not just for y’all but for me too to see how much she changes each month. It’s easy to forget with mommy brain. BTW, will my brain ever come back??

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Nursery Progress {Baby Bedding and Bed Crown}

Hi everyone hope you had a great weekend!  I’m so excited to show you all the bedding and the crib and the bed crown in the nursery! I mentioned when I repainted the nursery (again), that I was going in a whole new direction than I previously was. So that means I had to say goodbye to my scrabble tile wall project, but I still have them so maybe we can use again one day.

Here is how it’s looking so far and I am pretty much in love.

Bed Crown

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Baby Update – 6 Months

Hey guys, a special little weekend post which I rarely do, but I wanted to get in Ellie’s 6 months update before the week started. :)

Baby 6 Months

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The Cutest Little Santa You Ever Did See

I couldn’t resist y’all.

Santa Baby

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How To Take Gorgeous Bokeh Christmas Tree Pictures

Hey everyone (does that sound familiar?)! Thanks for the love and sweet words on my video. Y’all are seriously TOO nice. :) And just as giggly as I was in my video, today I am more giggly and giddy because I finally got some good bokeh shots of our Christmas tree.  You know, those little lights you see in the background almost floating around and bubble-like? If you don’t know what I’m talking about, I’m talking about these:

Bokeh Christmas Tree

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The Nursery Chandelier {And a HUGE Cyber Monday Deal!}

Hi friends I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Today I want to show you the new nursery chandelier because it’s beautiful, and then at the bottom of the post I’ll tell you about the cyber Monday sale on the Shoot Fly Shoot classes! But they are 50% off today!  Ok, so the nursery chandelier…

Estelle Chandelier

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Shades of Grey {I Found The Perfect Smokey Grey Paint Color}

It’s true. I found the perfect warm, smokey grey paint color, and I am pretty darn excited about it.  I can’t even tell you how many times I have talked about different shades of grey paint on my blog. Several. But I started repainting the nursery on Friday, and this my friends is what I call the perfect smokey grey paint color (custom color).

Serena and Lily Nursery

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Baby Update – 4 Months

I wanted to give a quick update on baby Ellie since she turned 4 months a few days ago! And oh she’s just the sweetest little thing! I know I’m a broken record can’t help it.

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Baby Update – 3 Months

Well little Ellie turned 3 months old this past Monday so I wanted to give a brief update.

Ellie 3 months

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Baby Update – 2 Months

Hi everyone, hope you are having a great Labor Day!  I am just popping in to post a few pics of the little one that turned 2 months old over the weekend.  She is just so cute I couldn’t resist showing you! She’s smiling lots, loves Daddy’s voice and always responds to him with smiles, and she’s cooing like crazy.

2 month old baby picture

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A Real Photo Shoot {Newborn Pictures}

Please forgive me for these crazy baby posts (not really), but I just HAVE to share this one with you all.  Blogging is about pretty pictures right? Well these are definitely pretty. :)  We decided and were fortunate enough to hire a photographer to do some newborn shots of Ellie, and wow oh wow I’m […]

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DIY Scrabble Tile Wall Art

Hey hey! I’m SO excited about this project!  And I have to say it felt awesome to be creative and crafty again. It’s been too long. Ha! But anyway, as the title of my post says, here’s the Scrabble  Tile Wall Art I created for Ellie’s nursery. I’m in love!  It’s one of many projects […]

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Life With Two and My Recovery

I’ve received several emails from some of you asking how it is now having 2 kids now and asked how I’ve been feeling from my c-section.  So I thought I’d write a little bit about it, what we’ve experienced so far, and how we deal with it. First of all, the c-section: I can honestly […]

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Come and Meet Our New Sweet Pea {The New Baby!}

Well I’ll just get right to it, so if you haven’t heard yet, we had a GIRL!!!  We welcomed Ellie Marie into this world on Sunday, July 1 at 1:09 p.m. And she couldn’t be any more perfect.  She weighed in at 7lbs 6oz, a full pound more than Emma, so all of those late […]

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