Daily Routines and Cold Weather Skin Care + $100 Giveaway to Mustela

I’ve used lotion daily, usually morning and night, since I was in high school. I’ve always heard it helps keep your skin glowing and healthier, and figured the younger I started, the better off I would be. It’s been really funny to see how intensely Cove watches every move I make and how much he mimics. When I get ready in the morning, he wants to do everything I do – from brushing his teeth to combing his hair and putting on lotion just like me. In fact, he likes to put on lotion so much, we have to limit…

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Can we have a pumpkin patch in our backyard?

One of my favorite traditions every year is to go to the pumpkin patch. We started doing it before we had children, and now it’s even more fun watching Cove want every kind of pumpkin they have! You can see years past here and here. This past weekend we found a new pumpkin patch to visit that had farm animals, hay rides, bounce houses, ice cream / snacks, and lots of pumpkins varieties. I love the Fairytale and Casperia pumpkin ones, so it was just perfect. Cove had so much fun this year and wanted to take all the pumpkins…

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Lets Be Honest Mamas: Postpartum and other Real Talk

It’s been a minute, but I am so excited to be teaming up with the Lets Be Honest Mamas crew again to talk about motherhood and all the sticky beautiful messes in between. Kacie Ellis of www.elementsofellis.com (which by the way is so awesome) put everything together and asked me to join this month and I am so so excited. You might think I am a little weird for being excited to talk about postpartum, but I have been wanting to talk about it on the blog for a while now, but just haven’t been able to form my thoughts into a…

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Hearts Like Wildflowers | Flourishing In the Most Broken of Places

I drive by this field almost every single day. There’s nothing special about it, and it’s not a particularly stunning drive. Ever so often though, a group of wildflowers will spring up. It happens when I least expect it and they don’t typically hang around all that long. But when I drive by and see them, it always reminds me of the beauty in the simplest of things, in the ugliest of places. I remember Ian being out of town last year for a week. It was his first time being away from Cove and me for that long and…

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National Taco Day Round Up and The Bag that Makes Mom Life a Breeze

There was absolutely no way I could let National Taco Day slip by without giving you a round-up of some of my all-time favorite taco places. If you’re not in Georgia, it’s okay! I am going to include some of my favorite Taco Recipes too! Tacos have been a long-time favorite in our house. When we were in San Diego last year, it took everything in me to not eat them every single meal, and we often have to barter on not going to eat Mexican food for date night… I have a little bit of an obsession. We even…

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Fair Family Date Night

This past weekend we went on a little impromptu family date night to the Fair here in North Georgia. I wasn’t sure if Cove would like it or not, but Ian and I hadn’t been in years and the funnel cakes were calling our name. We had such a blast! Cove found this fun, huge organ that played carnival-like music and we ate in front of it while he danced around. We got up and danced with him like crazy people. He would stop long enough to eat a bite and then keep dancing. The fair was a lot bigger…

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Our Fall Bucket List

This dress is from Pink Blush and I’ve been loving their fall line. All their clothing fits so well, yet still loose enough for a pizza / baby bump. Which means it will last me throughout my pregnancy. I have quite a few of their non-maternity items also and love them. They have so many great styles for everyone. Now that it’s officially fall, I feel like I can share our fall bucket list. Some things are every year traditions, and others are things we’ve never done before. I am so excited for all the family time and activities for Cove.…

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Messy Curls Tutorial with Bombay Hair

I feel a little silly doing a hair tutorial because I am no Barefoot Blonde or makeup hair artist, but I did have a few people ask me how I do my hair, so I thought I would share a little tutorial with you guys. As I said, I’m so not professional, so I don’t have a youtube channel or video for you guys. If you guys are interested, I may try to put together a short little video. I love curling my hair when it’s a day old. If I washed it the night before (I almost always wash…

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A Moment Captured For A Lifetime

*This post was sponsored by Framebridge. All opinions are my own. Affiliate links are included in this post, I’ll be compensated if someone clicks on an affiliate link and makes a purchase. Photography is something our family holds very close. It’s something we enjoy doing together and most of all, it captures moments and memories that we never want to forget. Over the past six years, we’ve worked on refining our style and implementing some of those captures into our home. You guys may remember I shared last year about our special beach trip with Cove – you can read it…

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Thoughts on Things: Funfetti Cake, Fall Decorating and Flannel Dresses

Okay, so now that the secrets out and I’m not doing Whole30 with Ian, I have to share that I have been craving bagels and sweets almost uncontrollably, which I never ever usually want. In fact, we went out late one night and picked up stuff to make a funfetti cake because I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I feel a teeny bit bad that I have been eating all this food in front of Ian, but he’s had one or two cheat days since we started so he’s gotten in on the funfetti fun. I am really hoping to get the…

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It’s a….(Gender Reveal)

Ian and I are so excited for two scoops of sweet baby boys! That’s right, we are having a little boy! My heart is so excited to see Cove have a little brother so close in age to him, and I am so happy God wanted me to be a boy mom. Boys just steal your hearts and do they love their mama’s. It’s so funny to think that this girly girl who thought she would grow up to have the all little girls will now never have tutus and princess tea time, but a house full of little men.…

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Head In The Clouds

It took about 9-10 weeks for the news of our new arrival to sink in. Not because we weren’t excited, but I think we were just surprised and it felt a little surreal. We had our second appointment about a week ago and since the baby was hiding a bit, we couldn’t hear it’s heartbeat on the doppler. We got to have a little ultrasound and for some reason, in that moment, it all sunk in. I could see their little hands moving by their head and that heart beat we heard at our first appointment was still loud and clear. We…

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How to Survive the Grocery Store With a Toddler

  I have to admit, we have been using Kroger ClickList way more than we actually go to the grocery store, but sometimes you just have to walk around Target. Am I Right? And we probably go to Costco about once every three weeks to get a lot of our bulk goods and almost all of our meat. So while the drive-thru grocery store concept is still my favorite, going to the grocery store is still inevitable. I thought I would share five tips for surviving the grocery store with minimal breakdowns. *Also, I am going to point out, it…

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Skillet Biscuits and Crispy Chicken Tenderloins with Crisco® Refined Organic Coconut Oil

This post was sponsored by Crisco® Coconut Oil as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Anyone else have cravings for southern comfort food? Right before we started Whole30 I visited my grandmother, who makes the best biscuits I’ve ever had in my life. My mom makes a close second. I have watched her make them a thousand times, and still cannot get mine to turn out like hers. She doesn’t follow a recipe of course, ha. So with us starting Whole30, I thought we could splurge on some biscuits…

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We’re Having A Baby!

That’s right! We are so blessed and thankful for the gift of another sweet baby. Cove is finally coming around to the idea that the baby is in my belly and not his, but it was pretty cute for him to lift up his shirt and point to his stomach when we asked ‘where the baby is?’ I guess you could say it was a bit of a surprise, but an answer to prayers too. I won’t go into the long of it, but I had some health issues that led me to believe it wasn’t in the cards for…

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How To Throw A Look Together When You’re Running Late | Fifteen Minutes to Be Exact

I wouldn’t say I am a “late” or “lazy” person, but having a kid has basically cut my “getting ready” time in half most days. Sometimes it feels like there is literally no time. Have you ever seen that meme “My kids look like baby gap models, but I look like a Walking Dead extra”? Yeah, I totally get that. Over the past year, I’ve gotten better at learning to throw together looks and trying to stay polished even if that means I only got to see my self in the mirror for under five minutes. So I thought I’d…

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