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  • How to Track Affiliate Links in Google Analytics for Bloggers

    How to Track Affiliate Links in Google Analytics for Bloggers

    June 21, 2017

    In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to analyze the clicks to the affiliate links on your blog to understand which links have the greatest impact, what blog posts are driving the most affiliate sales and assigning a monetary value to affiliate links that are clicked on your ...more

 
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  • How to Track Affiliate Links in Google Analytics for Bloggers

    How to Track Affiliate Links in Google Analytics for Bloggers

    June 21, 2017

    In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to analyze the clicks to the affiliate links on your blog to understand which links have the greatest impact, what blog posts are driving the most affiliate sales and assigning a monetary value to affiliate links that are clicked on your ...more

  • 4 Ideas to Camp with Kids

    4 Ideas to Camp with Kids

    June 20, 2017

    This post has been sponsored by Coleman. All thoughts and opinions are my own.With my first year of being a scout troop leader behind me, I'm looking forward to preparing to do more with my girls this upcoming academic season! The girls in my troop next year will range ...more

  • Summertime Pool Essentials

    Summertime Pool Essentials

    June 19, 2017

    Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LockInSoftSkin #WetSkinIsBestSkin #CollectiveBiasThis summer, I am looking forward to taking the kids to their second year of swim lessons! The kids are super excited about it.Can I tell you a little secret? ...more

  • How to Drill a Hole in an Ikea Linnmon Craft Table

    June 16, 2017

    Is it safe to cut into an Ikea Linnmon craft table? The short answer is yes. However, you have to be initially careful cutting into it and cognizant of what it is made of inside.If I had to describe the inside of the Ikea Linnmon tables, outside they are made ...more

  • Conrad Turns Two

    Conrad Turns Two

    June 14, 2017

    Oh boy, Conrad! You have turned the big TWO!I cannot believe that this video was only taken a year ago!You've grown up so fast this year. I'm not sure where to even begin with telling you about your year!A few weeks ago, your dad converted your crib into a toddler ...more

  • Ansley Turns Six

    Ansley Turns Six

    May 30, 2017

    My oldest child, Ansley, turns six today. She is an amazing sister and an amazing daughter. She is smart.She is kind.She is a perfectionist. While we weren't able to have a party for her this year to celebrate, we did have a mini celebration at the house with our growing family.She loved it ...more

  • My Experience with Fever in a Newborn (with Hospitalization)

    My Experience with Fever in a Newborn (with Hospitalization)

    May 29, 2017

    This week has been by far the scariest moments for us as parents so far. All the images below are from the hours after her birth, not from her hospitalization - as I couldn't bare to take any photos of her with IVs and wires.After being discharged from the hospital ...more

  • Lorelei Summers - A Birth Story

    Lorelei Summers - A Birth Story

    May 23, 2017

    Four days before baby's estimated arrival, the kids and I were running errands while Ryan decided to stay back at home to edit turkey hunting videos. After a few hours in and around the city (which included eating lunch with ALL three kids at Panera), I came home and proceeded to make dinner, empty the ...more

  • DIY Cold Frame Garden Box Greenhouse for Early Spring and Late Winter

    DIY Cold Frame Garden Box Greenhouse for Early Spring and Late Winter

    May 17, 2017

    This DIY Cold Frame Garden Box Greenhouse project and this shop have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RoofedItMyself #CollectiveBiasWith spring finally here, the hubs and I are excited to be doing projects outside of the house! As you all know, the hubs ...more

  • Weston Red Barn Farm Wedding Pictures | Christa and Matthew

    Weston Red Barn Farm Wedding Pictures | Christa and Matthew

    May 12, 2017

    From the initial moments that I met Christa and Matthew on their wedding day, I just knew this couple would be so much fun to photograph. Their wedding venue, the Weston Red Barn Farm, has incredible views and would be the perfect spot for their wedding day!I've done a lot ...more

  • Kids Handprint Project on Wood

    Kids Handprint Project on Wood

    May 8, 2017

    This Kids Handprint Project on Wood and this shop have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HallmarkForMom #CollectiveBiasWith Mother's Day around the corner, I wanted to do an easy project to preserve my kids small little hands that I could look back ...more

  • Preparing Your Mind, Body and Spirit for a New Baby

    Preparing Your Mind, Body and Spirit for a New Baby

    May 4, 2017

    Preparing for pregnancy is a task that I don't take lightly. Pregnancy is beautiful, but it does take work to make sure that I'm conscious of everything that is occurring during this 9-month period. Pregnancy changes me in all aspects: physically, emotionally and mentally. With my fourth pregnancy, I've been trying ...more

  • Mother's Day Gifts for Busy Moms from Amazon and Target

    Mother's Day Gifts for Busy Moms from Amazon and Target

    May 1, 2017

    Let's face it. Mom's are busy. If you have a busy mom in your life, chances are she'd be thrilled at the thought of a present that gives her back just a little bit of time in her life. I know, it's taboo to give a mom a utensil or ...more

  • Elisa Lifestyle Newborn Session. Kansas City Baby Photographer.

    Elisa Lifestyle Newborn Session. Kansas City Baby Photographer.

    April 26, 2017

    As a Kansas City baby photographer, I get the ultimate chance to document the spectacular wonder and awe of the first few days of a baby and their parents. I love lifestyle newborn sessions because they focus on the interactions between the new baby and their family. It's not about ...more

  • Blogging for Beginners - Resources and Education

    Blogging for Beginners - Resources and Education

    April 20, 2017

    For those that are trying to make their way into blogging as a business, I'm sharing with you my favorite places for free and paid education. I started my blog in 2009 as a fun and creative outlet, but didn't really turn it into a business venture until late 2014. ...more

  • Collection of Farmhouse Pitcher Vase

    Collection of Farmhouse Pitcher Vase

    March 23, 2017

    I am obsessed with farmhouse pitcher vase decor. White dishware, including plates, pitchers, vases are a staple in any true farmhouse home. While we do live in the suburbs, I wanted to show you how you can display a collection of white farmhouse dishware yourself!Foundational Decor In our home, we have a ...more

  • Best Entry Level DSLR for Bloggers

    Best Entry Level DSLR for Bloggers

    March 31, 2016

    Over lunch this week, I did a scope with my friend Mike from 4Honor Photography to talk about the best entry level DSLR for bloggers.Before I became a blogger, I was a family and wedding photographer. I got my start when my husband, Ryan, first gave me a DSLR in ...more

  • How to Track Affiliate Links in Google Analytics for Bloggers

    How to Track Affiliate Links in Google Analytics for Bloggers

    June 21, 2017

    In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to analyze the clicks to the affiliate links on your blog to understand which links have the greatest impact, what blog posts are driving the most affiliate sales and assigning a monetary value to affiliate links that are clicked on your ...more

  • 4 Ideas to Camp with Kids

    4 Ideas to Camp with Kids

    June 20, 2017

    This post has been sponsored by Coleman. All thoughts and opinions are my own.With my first year of being a scout troop leader behind me, I'm looking forward to preparing to do more with my girls this upcoming academic season! The girls in my troop next year will range ...more

  • Summertime Pool Essentials

    Summertime Pool Essentials

    June 19, 2017

    Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LockInSoftSkin #WetSkinIsBestSkin #CollectiveBiasThis summer, I am looking forward to taking the kids to their second year of swim lessons! The kids are super excited about it.Can I tell you a little secret? ...more

  • How to Drill a Hole in an Ikea Linnmon Craft Table

    June 16, 2017

    Is it safe to cut into an Ikea Linnmon craft table? The short answer is yes. However, you have to be initially careful cutting into it and cognizant of what it is made of inside.If I had to describe the inside of the Ikea Linnmon tables, outside they are made ...more

  • Conrad Turns Two

    Conrad Turns Two

    June 14, 2017

    Oh boy, Conrad! You have turned the big TWO!I cannot believe that this video was only taken a year ago!You've grown up so fast this year. I'm not sure where to even begin with telling you about your year!A few weeks ago, your dad converted your crib into a toddler ...more

  • Ansley Turns Six

    Ansley Turns Six

    May 30, 2017

    My oldest child, Ansley, turns six today. She is an amazing sister and an amazing daughter. She is smart.She is kind.She is a perfectionist. While we weren't able to have a party for her this year to celebrate, we did have a mini celebration at the house with our growing family.She loved it ...more

  • My Experience with Fever in a Newborn (with Hospitalization)

    My Experience with Fever in a Newborn (with Hospitalization)

    May 29, 2017

    This week has been by far the scariest moments for us as parents so far. All the images below are from the hours after her birth, not from her hospitalization - as I couldn't bare to take any photos of her with IVs and wires.After being discharged from the hospital ...more

  • Lorelei Summers - A Birth Story

    Lorelei Summers - A Birth Story

    May 23, 2017

    Four days before baby's estimated arrival, the kids and I were running errands while Ryan decided to stay back at home to edit turkey hunting videos. After a few hours in and around the city (which included eating lunch with ALL three kids at Panera), I came home and proceeded to make dinner, empty the ...more

  • DIY Cold Frame Garden Box Greenhouse for Early Spring and Late Winter

    DIY Cold Frame Garden Box Greenhouse for Early Spring and Late Winter

    May 17, 2017

    This DIY Cold Frame Garden Box Greenhouse project and this shop have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RoofedItMyself #CollectiveBiasWith spring finally here, the hubs and I are excited to be doing projects outside of the house! As you all know, the hubs ...more

  • Weston Red Barn Farm Wedding Pictures | Christa and Matthew

    Weston Red Barn Farm Wedding Pictures | Christa and Matthew

    May 12, 2017

    From the initial moments that I met Christa and Matthew on their wedding day, I just knew this couple would be so much fun to photograph. Their wedding venue, the Weston Red Barn Farm, has incredible views and would be the perfect spot for their wedding day!I've done a lot ...more

  • Kids Handprint Project on Wood

    Kids Handprint Project on Wood

    May 8, 2017

    This Kids Handprint Project on Wood and this shop have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HallmarkForMom #CollectiveBiasWith Mother's Day around the corner, I wanted to do an easy project to preserve my kids small little hands that I could look back ...more

  • Preparing Your Mind, Body and Spirit for a New Baby

    Preparing Your Mind, Body and Spirit for a New Baby

    May 4, 2017

    Preparing for pregnancy is a task that I don't take lightly. Pregnancy is beautiful, but it does take work to make sure that I'm conscious of everything that is occurring during this 9-month period. Pregnancy changes me in all aspects: physically, emotionally and mentally. With my fourth pregnancy, I've been trying ...more

  • Mother's Day Gifts for Busy Moms from Amazon and Target

    Mother's Day Gifts for Busy Moms from Amazon and Target

    May 1, 2017

    Let's face it. Mom's are busy. If you have a busy mom in your life, chances are she'd be thrilled at the thought of a present that gives her back just a little bit of time in her life. I know, it's taboo to give a mom a utensil or ...more

  • Elisa Lifestyle Newborn Session. Kansas City Baby Photographer.

    Elisa Lifestyle Newborn Session. Kansas City Baby Photographer.

    April 26, 2017

    As a Kansas City baby photographer, I get the ultimate chance to document the spectacular wonder and awe of the first few days of a baby and their parents. I love lifestyle newborn sessions because they focus on the interactions between the new baby and their family. It's not about ...more

  • Blogging for Beginners - Resources and Education

    Blogging for Beginners - Resources and Education

    April 20, 2017

    For those that are trying to make their way into blogging as a business, I'm sharing with you my favorite places for free and paid education. I started my blog in 2009 as a fun and creative outlet, but didn't really turn it into a business venture until late 2014. ...more

  • Collection of Farmhouse Pitcher Vase

    Collection of Farmhouse Pitcher Vase

    March 23, 2017

    I am obsessed with farmhouse pitcher vase decor. White dishware, including plates, pitchers, vases are a staple in any true farmhouse home. While we do live in the suburbs, I wanted to show you how you can display a collection of white farmhouse dishware yourself!Foundational Decor In our home, we have a ...more

  • Best Entry Level DSLR for Bloggers

    Best Entry Level DSLR for Bloggers

    March 31, 2016

    Over lunch this week, I did a scope with my friend Mike from 4Honor Photography to talk about the best entry level DSLR for bloggers.Before I became a blogger, I was a family and wedding photographer. I got my start when my husband, Ryan, first gave me a DSLR in ...more

  • How to Track Affiliate Links in Google Analytics for Bloggers

    How to Track Affiliate Links in Google Analytics for Bloggers

    June 21, 2017

    In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to analyze the clicks to the affiliate links on your blog to understand which links have the greatest impact, what blog posts are driving the most affiliate sales and assigning a monetary value to affiliate links that are clicked on your ...more

  • 4 Ideas to Camp with Kids

    4 Ideas to Camp with Kids

    June 20, 2017

    This post has been sponsored by Coleman. All thoughts and opinions are my own.With my first year of being a scout troop leader behind me, I'm looking forward to preparing to do more with my girls this upcoming academic season! The girls in my troop next year will range ...more

  • Summertime Pool Essentials

    Summertime Pool Essentials

    June 19, 2017

    Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LockInSoftSkin #WetSkinIsBestSkin #CollectiveBiasThis summer, I am looking forward to taking the kids to their second year of swim lessons! The kids are super excited about it.Can I tell you a little secret? ...more

  • How to Drill a Hole in an Ikea Linnmon Craft Table

    June 16, 2017

    Is it safe to cut into an Ikea Linnmon craft table? The short answer is yes. However, you have to be initially careful cutting into it and cognizant of what it is made of inside.If I had to describe the inside of the Ikea Linnmon tables, outside they are made ...more

  • Conrad Turns Two

    Conrad Turns Two

    June 14, 2017

    Oh boy, Conrad! You have turned the big TWO!I cannot believe that this video was only taken a year ago!You've grown up so fast this year. I'm not sure where to even begin with telling you about your year!A few weeks ago, your dad converted your crib into a toddler ...more

  • Ansley Turns Six

    Ansley Turns Six

    May 30, 2017

    My oldest child, Ansley, turns six today. She is an amazing sister and an amazing daughter. She is smart.She is kind.She is a perfectionist. While we weren't able to have a party for her this year to celebrate, we did have a mini celebration at the house with our growing family.She loved it ...more

  • My Experience with Fever in a Newborn (with Hospitalization)

    My Experience with Fever in a Newborn (with Hospitalization)

    May 29, 2017

    This week has been by far the scariest moments for us as parents so far. All the images below are from the hours after her birth, not from her hospitalization - as I couldn't bare to take any photos of her with IVs and wires.After being discharged from the hospital ...more

  • Lorelei Summers - A Birth Story

    Lorelei Summers - A Birth Story

    May 23, 2017

    Four days before baby's estimated arrival, the kids and I were running errands while Ryan decided to stay back at home to edit turkey hunting videos. After a few hours in and around the city (which included eating lunch with ALL three kids at Panera), I came home and proceeded to make dinner, empty the ...more

  • DIY Cold Frame Garden Box Greenhouse for Early Spring and Late Winter

    DIY Cold Frame Garden Box Greenhouse for Early Spring and Late Winter

    May 17, 2017

    This DIY Cold Frame Garden Box Greenhouse project and this shop have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RoofedItMyself #CollectiveBiasWith spring finally here, the hubs and I are excited to be doing projects outside of the house! As you all know, the hubs ...more

  • Weston Red Barn Farm Wedding Pictures | Christa and Matthew

    Weston Red Barn Farm Wedding Pictures | Christa and Matthew

    May 12, 2017

    From the initial moments that I met Christa and Matthew on their wedding day, I just knew this couple would be so much fun to photograph. Their wedding venue, the Weston Red Barn Farm, has incredible views and would be the perfect spot for their wedding day!I've done a lot ...more

  • Kids Handprint Project on Wood

    Kids Handprint Project on Wood

    May 8, 2017

    This Kids Handprint Project on Wood and this shop have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HallmarkForMom #CollectiveBiasWith Mother's Day around the corner, I wanted to do an easy project to preserve my kids small little hands that I could look back ...more

  • Preparing Your Mind, Body and Spirit for a New Baby

    Preparing Your Mind, Body and Spirit for a New Baby

    May 4, 2017

    Preparing for pregnancy is a task that I don't take lightly. Pregnancy is beautiful, but it does take work to make sure that I'm conscious of everything that is occurring during this 9-month period. Pregnancy changes me in all aspects: physically, emotionally and mentally. With my fourth pregnancy, I've been trying ...more

  • Mother's Day Gifts for Busy Moms from Amazon and Target

    Mother's Day Gifts for Busy Moms from Amazon and Target

    May 1, 2017

    Let's face it. Mom's are busy. If you have a busy mom in your life, chances are she'd be thrilled at the thought of a present that gives her back just a little bit of time in her life. I know, it's taboo to give a mom a utensil or ...more

  • Elisa Lifestyle Newborn Session. Kansas City Baby Photographer.

    Elisa Lifestyle Newborn Session. Kansas City Baby Photographer.

    April 26, 2017

    As a Kansas City baby photographer, I get the ultimate chance to document the spectacular wonder and awe of the first few days of a baby and their parents. I love lifestyle newborn sessions because they focus on the interactions between the new baby and their family. It's not about ...more

  • Blogging for Beginners - Resources and Education

    Blogging for Beginners - Resources and Education

    April 20, 2017

    For those that are trying to make their way into blogging as a business, I'm sharing with you my favorite places for free and paid education. I started my blog in 2009 as a fun and creative outlet, but didn't really turn it into a business venture until late 2014. ...more

  • Collection of Farmhouse Pitcher Vase

    Collection of Farmhouse Pitcher Vase

    March 23, 2017

    I am obsessed with farmhouse pitcher vase decor. White dishware, including plates, pitchers, vases are a staple in any true farmhouse home. While we do live in the suburbs, I wanted to show you how you can display a collection of white farmhouse dishware yourself!Foundational Decor In our home, we have a ...more

  • Best Entry Level DSLR for Bloggers

    Best Entry Level DSLR for Bloggers

    March 31, 2016

    Over lunch this week, I did a scope with my friend Mike from 4Honor Photography to talk about the best entry level DSLR for bloggers.Before I became a blogger, I was a family and wedding photographer. I got my start when my husband, Ryan, first gave me a DSLR in ...more