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FAMILY STYLE GUIDE

From my days as a portrait photographer, I spent my months of August and September every year pulling looks and helping clients to finalize their wardrobe details for their annual portraits. I never thought it would be something that I would miss. The thought occurred to me that just because I am no longer a portrait photographer doesn’t mean that I can’t still find a way to bring this kind of inspiration and assistance to the blog...

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Kids From Newborn to The Tweenagers

So far I have shared gift guides this year for Him and Her. Today I am finally getting around to sharing with you the 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Kids. Now, I want this guide to be helpful, but I also wanted to know what I was talking about and offer helpful and friendly advice […]

November 30, 2017

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Holidays

Happy Birthday, Owen

My dearest Owen,  Today you are six years old. Watching you this past year has been such a sweet ride. You started Kindergarten and are blossoming in ways that your father and I are in awe of. Your ability to make friends and care for others is such a gift and I hope it’s one […]

November 25, 2017

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Motherhood

DIY Garland Table Setting A rustic touch to your tablescape

When it comes to entertaining and hosting loved ones, I have a serious love affair for thought-out details. And I tend to lean towards the more rustic feel when it comes to decor for more of that woodsy, cabin, cozy feel. So today I am sharing with you a DIY garland table setting. It’s fairly […]

November 22, 2017

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DIY, Holidays

Postpartum Week Five and Six And a giveaway with Blanqi

How has it already been six weeks, guys? Time seriously flies and babies most definitely do not keep – the bitter part to the “bittersweet” that is motherhood. I am sharing about postpartum week five and six as well as bringing you a sweet giveaway with Blanqi! If you follow me on social media, you […]

November 21, 2017

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Motherhood

2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Him Unique and budget friendly ideas

Yesterday, I shared this year’s gift guide for her and today is all about the 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Him. I gathered gift ideas that I have my eye on as well as things that my husband already has and loves. These ideas are more of the budget friendly variety, but unique and awesome […]

November 19, 2017

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Holidays, Style

2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Her The perfect gifts to find under the tree

So excited to share with you guys the items I have had my eye on for both gift giving as well as for my own wish list! I love this time of year and I love trying to find unique things for loved ones and gifts that really fit their personality. Kicking things off with […]

November 18, 2017

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Holidays, Style

2017 Free Thanksgiving Printables Black and white checks for your table

If it’s wrong to love black and white buffalo check as much as I do then I don’t want to be right. Anyone else experiencing a severe addiction to it this season? If it wasn’t obvious from the Merry Christmas card design from the 2017 Holiday Collection, then it definitely is now! Just in time […]

November 16, 2017

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Holidays

Logo and Website Design for Mitch Vaughan Productions

I was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Mitch Vaughan, an extremely talented videographer in Virginia and husband to Megan Vaughan, who came to me to develop the logo and website design for Mitch Vaughan Productions. We of course wanted something that was masculine and a bit more rustic, but not lose sight […]

November 15, 2017

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Design

2017 Family Style Guide For annual portraits

From my days as a portrait photographer, I spent my months of August and September every year pulling looks and helping clients to finalize their wardrobe details for their annual portraits. I never thought it would be something that I would miss. The thought occurred to me that just because I am no longer a […]

November 14, 2017

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Style

Postpartum Week Four A peek into the journey

Reporting on postpartum week four. If you missed previous updates, you can catch them here: Week One, Week Two, Week Three HOW I AM FEELING PHYSICALLY: Everything is pretty much the same, but I am still experiencing pain at the site of my epidural. It’s tender to the touch and I have noticed that it really flares […]

November 13, 2017

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Motherhood

Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup Just the right amount of spice

I always get so comforted when the weather begins to change and the evenings begin earlier because it means dinners going from light and cool to warm and cozy. It also means soup season! I wanted to share with you one of our family favorites – this Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup. This recipe is quick […]

November 8, 2017

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In The Kitchen

Postpartum Week Three A peek into the journey

Reporting on week three of this journey. If you missed previous updates, you can catch them here: Week One, Week Two HOW I AM FEELING PHYSICALLY: Things are still on the up and up. I’m basically back to doing everything I did before pregnancy and I have the green light from my doctor to begin […]

November 7, 2017

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Motherhood

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