Our Favorite Family Things Right Now

We have been soaking up all the days as the three musketeers. It’s been such an incredibly busy but fun season for us all, which means we have to be very intentional. I thought I would share some of our favorite things we’ve been doing together. There’s nothing fancy about them, just things I want to remember this season of our lives. Walking together. We try to walk together at least a few times a week after dinner pending the weather. It’s great for us to have conversation together and good for me to get some exercise in these last few…

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7 Things I’m Loving Right Now | Forgotten Photos

Just a random blog post to share 10 things I’m loving right now. 1.Forgotten photos. I actually had this blog post saved as a draft and forgot about it…because well life got crazy. I started looking back at them and immediately smiled. These were taken when I was about 25-26 weeks. We had a family day date and it was just one of the mornings that wasn’t perfect but was at the exact same time. Does that sound crazy? There were some meltdowns, but overall so much fun. I look at these pictures and see how much my stomach has…

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Thoughts On Things: 35 Weeks, Favorite Recipes and the Last Five Weeks Just the Three of Us

I honestly wish I could freeze moments like this in time. Most of you know, Sundays are big family days for us, #Sundayswiththeschneiders as we like to call them. It’s what helps us reset and prep for a new week and even if we have things going on that day, we like to take time just the three of us to do something together. The past few Sundays have been kind of rainy, so we’ve been snuggled up at home. Cove has been such a snuggle bug lately and I am soaking up every second of it as you can see…

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Modern Moon Nursery | Jettson

We are finally done with Jettson’s nursery, and I couldn’t be happier with it! Jettson and Cove’s rooms are probably my favorite rooms in the house. They have completely different feels, but I think that’s partly what I love about them. Each of them has a unique space tailored around things that were significant to us when we prayed for them. It honestly took me a few months after we found out he was a boy to decide what color scheme and mood I wanted. We knew his name was Jettson and I had this idea of a modern and masculine space them…

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Baby Hospital Bag Checklist | What You Really Need and Don’t Need

When I packed my bag for the hospital two years ago, I think I went a little bit overboard. I was so nervous I wouldn’t have something and really didn’t want Ian to leave me for any reason. Now that I have baby number two on the way, I am going to share with you what you really need and what really doesn’t matter. For BABY: Fawn Bag – I packed all our baby essentials for the hospital in the bag we will be using the second we leave. This is THE BEST baby diaper bag I have ever carried.…

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Let’s Be Honest Mamas | Tips For Dealing with Sick Kids

There are a lot of things that come along with having a toddler I never knew about. One of those things is how much easier it is to get sick. We have had more viruses, colds, and bugs than probably any other year in our marriage. Although it may not just be due to having a toddler, or a weaker immune system due to pregnancy, I read online that this year was the WORST year for the flu since 2009. When Kacie Ellis of www.elementsofellis.com put together this month’s Let’s be Honest Mama’s topic, I knew it would be perfect and timely…

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Work Life Balance

Earlier this week, I shared with you why I started blogging, with a little insight into where we are with it all. Another question I get asked a lot is how and when do I work. I feel like it’s a little ironic for me to write this because I have yet to figure it all out. I am actually sitting here planning for what work / life and two babies will look like when we have a newborn and everything changes again. So maybe I will end up revisiting this post again in a year and let you know what it…

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Coffee Talk: 4 Years Later & Why I Started Blogging

We just celebrated our four year anniversary of starting The Southern Trunk, and I just want to say THANK YOU! Thank you to everyone who encouraged me to start this, to keep going, and to stay true to myself. To everyone who reads, whether you just started or you’ve been there since the beginning, I couldn’t do what I do and what I love without you. I couldn’t think of a better time to start a new series with you all then right now. I’ve been thinking a great deal on what is going on with “influencers” and social media…

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Healthyish Loaded Potato and Cauliflower Soup

I don’t know if you remember the other day when I said that Cove loves to help me with everything around the house, but I seriously meant it. I use to work on dinner by myself. We’d jam out to music and I would cook while he would play with play dough, color, etc. But lately, he has wanted to help me do everything in the kitchen. I even try to wear him, because it’s hard to cook with one hand and a toddler on your every growing belly. I try to soak up ALL these moments. Even the hard and…

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Prepping for Baby | Clean & Safe Laundry

I’m writing this just after getting home from the store to buy drawer organizers. When I tell you the nesting bug has hit HARDCORE, I mean it. Ha. I’ve had the sweetest little helper too. Cove has been so interested in helping me with laundry, cooking, and housework. It honestly takes like three times as long to do, or I end up having to go back and re-do a lot of it, but it has been sweet memories and time with him that I am soaking up. It’s also made me highly aware of what we are using to clean…

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30 Week Update

So I’m actually 31 weeks as I write this post, but I was 30 weeks when we took these pictures. I can’t believe how fast this pregnancy has gone by and how we are just a few short weeks from seeing our little love. I am so grateful he is continuing to grow on track and everything looks healthy. Due to a toddler body slam and a small measuring stomach, I have been able to see him on the ultrasound much more than I expected this late in the pregnancy and it has been a HUGE blessing. This past weekend, my…

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Inside Toddler Activites

The fact that it’s winter, and we can’t play outside unless we want to freeze had me trying to get creative on things to do indoors. Flu season has been terrible where we are, and so sometimes I like to play it safe and stay home, even though I am the kind of person who craves getting out of the house at least once a day. I love having a very active and hands-on learner, but it has honestly challenged me so much to think outside the box. I learned and played completely different when I was a kid. I…

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What’s in My Diaper Bag for 2 under 3

I haven’t started packing my hospital bag yet, but I have been thinking about how I’m going to cram stuff for a toddler and baby into ONE bag. I felt like I carried way more than I needed to with Cove as a newborn, but I was always so worried I wasn’t going to have something. This time around I am grateful to be a little bit more laid back and more minimalistic in what we actually need. I have to say, out of the many different bags I’ve carried over the past 2 years, Fawn Design is my absolute…

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Honest Motherhood | Preparing Myself

Before I write anything, I always pray it comes from a place of grace and what the Lord wants. I am under no assumption that everybody who reads this blog is exactly like me, with the same convictions and opinions, but I know that each one of us has a story to tell. Our story of miscarriage and a small part of my experience with postpartum has sparked conversations with women and mothers all over the world that I never would have imagined. I have been so encouraged by how the Lord has been able to connect so many people, and how…

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Freezing Temps + 5 Random Things

It’s been freezing here the past two weeks so we are definitely having an actual winter here in Georgia, unlike years past. Just like most people, the cold weather makes me want to curl up in my pajamas and not do a single thing. I try really hard to stay motivated, because in the winter, it’s just so hard, ha. I recently received this sherpa jacket and it has been perfect for when we actually go out and brave the bitter cold. It is oversized, hooded and makes me feel like I am wearing a blanket. When Ian and I…

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Playroom Update with Lorena Canals & How We Keep it Clean

You may recognize this space from my office post we did a few years ago. Pretty quickly after I did that space, I ended up staying home full time and pursuing blogging and felt like space would be better used as a playroom. It’s actually just a large landing pad/hallway upstairs in between the bedrooms and so I felt like it would get much more use that way. I kept the pink rug for a while thinking we would use it if we had a girl, but when we found out we were having two boys, I knew I needed…

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