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How To Make A Small Apartment Patio A Cozy Place To Entertain

November 17, 2017

This post was sponsored by Jasco via Acorn Influence. All opinions are mine. As most of you know, we moved into an apartment this summer. Less space has definitely been an adjustment. One of the trickiest things for me was reworking all my decor and furniture. Without getting rid of too much, I had to figure out how to decorate a much smaller space and not simultaneously clutter it more. I truly love having cozy gathering spaces in my home.…

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How To Create The Perfect Gender Neutral Nursery

October 3, 2017

Fact: I’m obsessed with all things colorless. My husband says my house is fifty shades of beige. But here’s the thing, I love it. Neutral never feels like an over-commitment to any particular color scheme, and it always feels fresh, clean, and relaxing. The most serene place in my home is always the bedrooms. I have found some really great decor pieces over the years and I love growing that scheme. Right now, we are sharing a room with the…

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How To Decorate For Fall With Subtle Autumn Accents

September 27, 2017

I love festive Autumn decor just as much as the next girl, but I wanted to to give a few hints on how to decorate for the season in a more subtle way. As in, you don’t have to go crazy with themed items to make your home feel cozy for the Fall. In fact, I always prefer to do as many neutral items as possible so that I can use them in some way, year round. Find a spot…

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A Monochrome Kid’s Room with Delta Children

August 21, 2017

Monochrome kids rooms are really popular right now. They are modern and clean and classy. When we downsized to our apartment, it was important to me that Grayson keep his own space. Tyler and I are only in our room to sleep, and both babies are too young to care about sharing rooms, so we aren’t picky with where we ended up. However, Grayson is at an age where he values privacy and independence. A lot. He also has quite…

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What Every Mom Needs To Know About Summer Camp

July 12, 2017

This post is sponsored by The Motherhood and Mouse and Magpie. All opinions are mine.  Grayson, my oldest, just returned a few days ago from his first experience at sleep-away summer camp. He was gone for a whole week, y’all! He’s been dying to go ever since he was much younger and watched TV shows and movies about camp. He’s always been quite the independent kid and never afraid to venture out for new experiences. (Sounds like someone else I…

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The Easiest Red White and Blue Dessert for the Fourth of July

June 30, 2017

I’m about to share with you the easiest and prettiest dessert recipe, ever! I have been making this red, white and blue trifle cake for years. Trifle cakes are the best, because they are essentially fool-proof and always gorgeous. This one is the perfect dish to bring to a Fourth of July potluck or barbecue. I have seen this feed 20 people. It’s light, refreshing, and 100% patriotic. I am going to share with you how I make mine, but…

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The Lazy Girl’s Guide To Decorating With Garden Lights

June 16, 2017

This post was sponsored by Jasco via Acorn Influence. All opinions are mine. Summer nights are upon us, y’all! Probably my favorite part about this season in California is the cool evenings outside. We are actually in a heat wave right now that is driving me to insanity, but the saving grace is how nice it gets at night. The house we are currently renting has a perfect space for lounging, so I recently added a patio set. The only…

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Art Imitating Life + Our Life in Seven Words

May 30, 2017

Almost two months ago we moved our family from the East Coast to the West Coast. Tyler accepted an opportunity in California that would accelerate his career and we made the bold decision to jump of the cliff. (How do you know if your wings work if you don’t jump out of the tree, right?) Before we left, my friend and brilliant artist, Hannah Crosby, offered to make me a custom painting that would grace our new space in California,…

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Double Nursery with Davinci Baby

May 24, 2017

Oh my goodness, I can’t believe I only have 11ish weeks before we have ANOTHER baby in the house! It’s true what they say about the third kid, they are lucky to get somewhere to sleep. I kid, but seriously- I am so behind on getting everything together for Lincoln! Not only that, but it turns out we are on the house hunt again and have to move again before he is born. Long story, you might have caught a…

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How We Knew When Our Family Was Complete

May 16, 2017

I have often wondered how other families knew when they were done having kids. Or, how they knew they didn’t want children. It seems like such a huge commitment either way, right? As a woman, some days I wanted none, sometimes Grayson was more than enough, and other times I fantasized about having several. Can anyone else relate? I will be the first to admit that I know I am not innately Mother Goose. I struggle with keeping my life…

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4 Chores That I Hate (and Why They Are a Waste of Time)

May 13, 2017

This post is sponsored by Merry Maids. All opinions are my own. Mothers Day is in tomorrow and I have seen more posts on social media from moms wishing someone would BEGGING someone to clean their house for a gift. Not asking for jewelry… or a handbag… but, pleading with the internet to send a house cleaning fairy. What better time to send these pleas into the universe than the week of Mothers Day? Amen, sisters. I have to say,…

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The Ultimate Family Moving Guide | Packing

March 24, 2017

Happy Friday! We have only a few days left until our big move, so the packing portion of my process is coming to a close. I have learned even more this time around about packing through trial and error. Every move is different, and every move I learn a little more. Here are my best packing tips.…

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The Ultimate Family Moving Guide | Purging

March 17, 2017

Purging is arguably my favorite part of moving. Actually, purging is one of my favorite past times in general. If there is an opposite of a hoarder, I really think that’s what I am! I get legitimately giddy from throwing/giving things away. I have always liked to have what I need and not much more. Once clutter starts to build, I get anxious. I love the feeling of cleaning out and getting organized. Moving is one of the best opportunities…

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