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  • 5 Ways to Maximize Family Time During a Busy Week

    5 Ways to Maximize Family Time During a Busy Week

    September 18, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #ServeWithACoke #CollectiveBiasDuring the week, my family is typically juggling work, chores, school routines and after school activities. With a family of six, our week days can get a little hairy.  It is ...more

  • Shawnee Mission Park Family Photography

    Shawnee Mission Park Family Photography

    September 14, 2017

    Here's a cute and adorable couple with their baby - we did a Shawnee Mission Park family photography session near the gorgeous lake and ravines! I absolutely love how stunning this park is during the fall ...more

  • DIY Baby Name Pillow Tutorial

    DIY Baby Name Pillow Tutorial

    September 7, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ChoosePlaytexBaby #CollectiveBiasI cannot believe my baby girl is already four months. She's so darn cute! My favorite ages are the six to nine month range because they are not old enough to crawl ...more

  • Best Affordable Air Purifier on the Market

    Best Affordable Air Purifier on the Market

    September 6, 2017

    Chances are, you may never have thought about an air purifier in your home. Often times, when we think about air pollution, we think of the outdoor smog or chemicals from construction trucks. But the air inside your home could also suffer from poor air quality as well. This could ...more

  • Mommy and Me Outfits: Dress with Sneakers

    Mommy and Me Outfits: Dress with Sneakers

    September 5, 2017

    This post was made in partnership with Reebok. Thank you for supporting the brands I love that make this blog possible.Hope you guys had an amazing three day weekend! Can you guys believe that school is in session already? I can't believe it!My little kindergartner has ridden her first bus, ...more

  • Magnolia Leaf Wreath DIY Tutorial

    Magnolia Leaf Wreath DIY Tutorial

    August 30, 2017

    I know, the magnolia leaf wreath might be a trend inspired by Fixer Upper. But you gotta admit, the magnolia leaves are pretty timeless and they go with ALL seasons! Because of the trends, these wreaths are pretty darn expensive right now. Their signature wreath goes for $95! That is ...more

  • DIY Framed Wedding Vow Ideas

    DIY Framed Wedding Vow Ideas

    August 30, 2017

    One of the last rooms that we are trying to finish decorating (which is taking forever by the way) is our master bedroom! I wanted to incorporate our wedding vows somehow into the room. We have a lot of overlays of word art around the house on photos, so I ...more

  • Reward Yourself for a Successful First Week Back to Work After Maternity Leave

    Reward Yourself for a Successful First Week Back to Work After Maternity Leave

    August 29, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #GoldPeakLattes #CollectiveBiasNo one can truly prepare you for the waves of emotions you will feel on that first week back to work from maternity leave. From parental separation anxiety, less time for ...more

  • Lunch Box Notes for Kindergarten FREE Printable

    Lunch Box Notes for Kindergarten FREE Printable

    August 14, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PackWithLove #CollectiveBiasI'm excited to be sharing my free printable for lunch box notes for kindergarten with you! I have two girls going to school this year - one is heading into kindergarten and ...more

  • Semi-Homemade Garlic Bread Parmesan Knots

    Semi-Homemade Garlic Bread Parmesan Knots

    August 3, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TonysHometownPride #CollectiveBiasI cannot believe that soccer season will be starting soon! This summer, the girls have had dance and swimming as their extracurricular activities. With soccer starting in August, summer sports will be ...more

  • Buying Pre-Owned DSLR and Lenses for Bloggers and Photographers

    Buying Pre-Owned DSLR and Lenses for Bloggers and Photographers

    July 18, 2017

    This post is sponsored by KEH Camera, but opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands I love that make this blog possible. There are affiliate links in this post. This does not mean you pay a dime more when you purchase a product through my link. It ...more

  • Aubrey Turns Five

    Aubrey Turns Five

    July 17, 2017

    Auberino is turning five. I cannot believe our middle child is becoming a Kindergartner this year.A few things about Aubrey we wanted to note:She loves wearing dresses. She came out of her shell this year when it comes to soccer. It seemed like she came out of the gates ...more

  • Lorelei's Newborn Baby Photos

    Lorelei's Newborn Baby Photos

    July 16, 2017

    I am so in love with Lorelei's photos by Anne-Marie Photography (a Kansas City newborn photographer). While I am a newborn photographer, sometimes I just prefer paying for services with others! I LOVED working with Anne-Marie - her studio was absolutely amazing. She is a true baby whisperer - I ...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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 5 Ways to Maximize Family Time During a Busy Week

    5 Ways to Maximize Family Time During a Busy Week

    September 18, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #ServeWithACoke #CollectiveBiasDuring the week, my family is typically juggling work, chores, school routines and after school activities. With a family of six, our week days can get a little hairy.  It is ...more

  • Shawnee Mission Park Family Photography

    Shawnee Mission Park Family Photography

    September 14, 2017

    Here's a cute and adorable couple with their baby - we did a Shawnee Mission Park family photography session near the gorgeous lake and ravines! I absolutely love how stunning this park is during the fall ...more

  • DIY Baby Name Pillow Tutorial

    DIY Baby Name Pillow Tutorial

    September 7, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ChoosePlaytexBaby #CollectiveBiasI cannot believe my baby girl is already four months. She's so darn cute! My favorite ages are the six to nine month range because they are not old enough to crawl ...more

  • Best Affordable Air Purifier on the Market

    Best Affordable Air Purifier on the Market

    September 6, 2017

    Chances are, you may never have thought about an air purifier in your home. Often times, when we think about air pollution, we think of the outdoor smog or chemicals from construction trucks. But the air inside your home could also suffer from poor air quality as well. This could ...more

  • Mommy and Me Outfits: Dress with Sneakers

    Mommy and Me Outfits: Dress with Sneakers

    September 5, 2017

    This post was made in partnership with Reebok. Thank you for supporting the brands I love that make this blog possible.Hope you guys had an amazing three day weekend! Can you guys believe that school is in session already? I can't believe it!My little kindergartner has ridden her first bus, ...more

  • Magnolia Leaf Wreath DIY Tutorial

    Magnolia Leaf Wreath DIY Tutorial

    August 30, 2017

    I know, the magnolia leaf wreath might be a trend inspired by Fixer Upper. But you gotta admit, the magnolia leaves are pretty timeless and they go with ALL seasons! Because of the trends, these wreaths are pretty darn expensive right now. Their signature wreath goes for $95! That is ...more

  • DIY Framed Wedding Vow Ideas

    DIY Framed Wedding Vow Ideas

    August 30, 2017

    One of the last rooms that we are trying to finish decorating (which is taking forever by the way) is our master bedroom! I wanted to incorporate our wedding vows somehow into the room. We have a lot of overlays of word art around the house on photos, so I ...more

  • Reward Yourself for a Successful First Week Back to Work After Maternity Leave

    Reward Yourself for a Successful First Week Back to Work After Maternity Leave

    August 29, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #GoldPeakLattes #CollectiveBiasNo one can truly prepare you for the waves of emotions you will feel on that first week back to work from maternity leave. From parental separation anxiety, less time for ...more

  • Lunch Box Notes for Kindergarten FREE Printable

    Lunch Box Notes for Kindergarten FREE Printable

    August 14, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PackWithLove #CollectiveBiasI'm excited to be sharing my free printable for lunch box notes for kindergarten with you! I have two girls going to school this year - one is heading into kindergarten and ...more

  • Semi-Homemade Garlic Bread Parmesan Knots

    Semi-Homemade Garlic Bread Parmesan Knots

    August 3, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TonysHometownPride #CollectiveBiasI cannot believe that soccer season will be starting soon! This summer, the girls have had dance and swimming as their extracurricular activities. With soccer starting in August, summer sports will be ...more

  • Buying Pre-Owned DSLR and Lenses for Bloggers and Photographers

    Buying Pre-Owned DSLR and Lenses for Bloggers and Photographers

    July 18, 2017

    This post is sponsored by KEH Camera, but opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands I love that make this blog possible. There are affiliate links in this post. This does not mean you pay a dime more when you purchase a product through my link. It ...more

  • Aubrey Turns Five

    Aubrey Turns Five

    July 17, 2017

    Auberino is turning five. I cannot believe our middle child is becoming a Kindergartner this year.A few things about Aubrey we wanted to note:She loves wearing dresses. She came out of her shell this year when it comes to soccer. It seemed like she came out of the gates ...more

  • Lorelei's Newborn Baby Photos

    Lorelei's Newborn Baby Photos

    July 16, 2017

    I am so in love with Lorelei's photos by Anne-Marie Photography (a Kansas City newborn photographer). While I am a newborn photographer, sometimes I just prefer paying for services with others! I LOVED working with Anne-Marie - her studio was absolutely amazing. She is a true baby whisperer - I ...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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 5 Ways to Maximize Family Time During a Busy Week

    5 Ways to Maximize Family Time During a Busy Week

    September 18, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #ServeWithACoke #CollectiveBiasDuring the week, my family is typically juggling work, chores, school routines and after school activities. With a family of six, our week days can get a little hairy.  It is ...more

  • Shawnee Mission Park Family Photography

    Shawnee Mission Park Family Photography

    September 14, 2017

    Here's a cute and adorable couple with their baby - we did a Shawnee Mission Park family photography session near the gorgeous lake and ravines! I absolutely love how stunning this park is during the fall ...more

  • DIY Baby Name Pillow Tutorial

    DIY Baby Name Pillow Tutorial

    September 7, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ChoosePlaytexBaby #CollectiveBiasI cannot believe my baby girl is already four months. She's so darn cute! My favorite ages are the six to nine month range because they are not old enough to crawl ...more

  • Best Affordable Air Purifier on the Market

    Best Affordable Air Purifier on the Market

    September 6, 2017

    Chances are, you may never have thought about an air purifier in your home. Often times, when we think about air pollution, we think of the outdoor smog or chemicals from construction trucks. But the air inside your home could also suffer from poor air quality as well. This could ...more

  • Mommy and Me Outfits: Dress with Sneakers

    Mommy and Me Outfits: Dress with Sneakers

    September 5, 2017

    This post was made in partnership with Reebok. Thank you for supporting the brands I love that make this blog possible.Hope you guys had an amazing three day weekend! Can you guys believe that school is in session already? I can't believe it!My little kindergartner has ridden her first bus, ...more

  • Magnolia Leaf Wreath DIY Tutorial

    Magnolia Leaf Wreath DIY Tutorial

    August 30, 2017

    I know, the magnolia leaf wreath might be a trend inspired by Fixer Upper. But you gotta admit, the magnolia leaves are pretty timeless and they go with ALL seasons! Because of the trends, these wreaths are pretty darn expensive right now. Their signature wreath goes for $95! That is ...more

  • DIY Framed Wedding Vow Ideas

    DIY Framed Wedding Vow Ideas

    August 30, 2017

    One of the last rooms that we are trying to finish decorating (which is taking forever by the way) is our master bedroom! I wanted to incorporate our wedding vows somehow into the room. We have a lot of overlays of word art around the house on photos, so I ...more

  • Reward Yourself for a Successful First Week Back to Work After Maternity Leave

    Reward Yourself for a Successful First Week Back to Work After Maternity Leave

    August 29, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #GoldPeakLattes #CollectiveBiasNo one can truly prepare you for the waves of emotions you will feel on that first week back to work from maternity leave. From parental separation anxiety, less time for ...more

  • Lunch Box Notes for Kindergarten FREE Printable

    Lunch Box Notes for Kindergarten FREE Printable

    August 14, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PackWithLove #CollectiveBiasI'm excited to be sharing my free printable for lunch box notes for kindergarten with you! I have two girls going to school this year - one is heading into kindergarten and ...more

  • Semi-Homemade Garlic Bread Parmesan Knots

    Semi-Homemade Garlic Bread Parmesan Knots

    August 3, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TonysHometownPride #CollectiveBiasI cannot believe that soccer season will be starting soon! This summer, the girls have had dance and swimming as their extracurricular activities. With soccer starting in August, summer sports will be ...more

  • Buying Pre-Owned DSLR and Lenses for Bloggers and Photographers

    Buying Pre-Owned DSLR and Lenses for Bloggers and Photographers

    July 18, 2017

    This post is sponsored by KEH Camera, but opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands I love that make this blog possible. There are affiliate links in this post. This does not mean you pay a dime more when you purchase a product through my link. It ...more

  • Aubrey Turns Five

    Aubrey Turns Five

    July 17, 2017

    Auberino is turning five. I cannot believe our middle child is becoming a Kindergartner this year.A few things about Aubrey we wanted to note:She loves wearing dresses. She came out of her shell this year when it comes to soccer. It seemed like she came out of the gates ...more

  • Lorelei's Newborn Baby Photos

    Lorelei's Newborn Baby Photos

    July 16, 2017

    I am so in love with Lorelei's photos by Anne-Marie Photography (a Kansas City newborn photographer). While I am a newborn photographer, sometimes I just prefer paying for services with others! I LOVED working with Anne-Marie - her studio was absolutely amazing. She is a true baby whisperer - I ...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

  • 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

  • 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