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  • Lenexa Newborn Lifestyle Family Photographer | Calvin

    Lenexa Newborn Lifestyle Family Photographer | Calvin

    October 19, 2017

    A rainbow after the storm, meet Calvin. We did a precious lifestyle newborn session in his first home in Lenexa. We captured moments of one of his first few baths with his parents, who were newly minted to the world of parenthood and what it all means....more

 
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  • Lenexa Newborn Lifestyle Family Photographer | Calvin

    Lenexa Newborn Lifestyle Family Photographer | Calvin

    October 19, 2017

    A rainbow after the storm, meet Calvin. We did a precious lifestyle newborn session in his first home in Lenexa. We captured moments of one of his first few baths with his parents, who were newly minted to the world of parenthood and what it all means....more

  • Pleasant Hill Cake Smash Portrait Session | Elise Turns One

    Pleasant Hill Cake Smash Portrait Session | Elise Turns One

    October 12, 2017

    For Elise's session, my big plan was to turn our basement into a photography studio for a cake smash session. However, as with most of our projects, they are often delayed!We had her session in our second living room upstairs, and it turned out super cute. How adorable is she?I ...more

  • Easy Chicken Artichoke Bake Casserole on a Weeknight

    Easy Chicken Artichoke Bake Casserole on a Weeknight

    October 11, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ExperienceScrubDots #CollectiveBiasWeeknights get kind of crazy for me. Between juggling picking them up from school, attending extracurricular activities after school and dinner time, my goal is to make a homemade dinner as easy ...more

  • Cheese Curds - Yes, It's a National Holiday

    Cheese Curds - Yes, It's a National Holiday

    October 11, 2017

    As a reward for being on their best behavior this week, I took our kids on a little outing to Culvers to try some of their renowned cheese curds. Let me tell you - these ooey-gooey curds did not disappoint.My kids and I became smitten with these bite-sized chunks of ...more

  • Bathroom Organization Ideas That Will Help You Get Ready Faster

    Bathroom Organization Ideas That Will Help You Get Ready Faster

    October 11, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TimeWithAveeno #CollectiveBiasAs a mom of four kids, sometimes I need to be able to be able to have a moment in the morning before the kids get up so I can just get ...more

  • Easy Seven Layer Pea Salad Recipe

    Easy Seven Layer Pea Salad Recipe

    October 10, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WinWithTonysPizza #CollectiveBiasI wasn't always a fan of small towns. In fact, I was completely against it. Until my realtor told me that one specific town had a great school district. At that time, ...more

  • Baby Bath Time Tips for New Parents

    Baby Bath Time Tips for New Parents

    October 10, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GiftingForBaby #CollectiveBiasFor a new parent, one of the most memorable moments will be that very first bath with their little. All of my kids when they were little LOVED bath time. Who doesn't ...more

  • The Truth About White Slipcovered Sofa

    The Truth About White Slipcovered Sofa

    October 6, 2017

    Every time I post a photo of my family on our white slipcovered sofa with my four children (who are all six and under), I get a lot of bewildered comments and questions on how I could possibly keep it clean and why I would ever even consider buying a ...more

  • Loose Park Family Photography | Penn Family

    Loose Park Family Photography | Penn Family

    October 5, 2017

    I love doing family portraits at Loose Park! There is something to be said about having your photos done somewhere tried and true.This family is so adorable! I've been taking their photos forever! Remember when little Owen was still in his momma's belly?Location: Loose ...more

  • Autumn Baby Clothes

    Autumn Baby Clothes

    September 26, 2017

    This post is brought to you by CJ Affiliate’s VIP Content Service. Thank you Kmart for sponsoring this post. While this was a sponsored opportunity from Kmart, all content and opinions expressed here are my own.The littlest of my gang of four is growing up way too fast! While I ...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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Lenexa Newborn Lifestyle Family Photographer | Calvin

    Lenexa Newborn Lifestyle Family Photographer | Calvin

    October 19, 2017

    A rainbow after the storm, meet Calvin. We did a precious lifestyle newborn session in his first home in Lenexa. We captured moments of one of his first few baths with his parents, who were newly minted to the world of parenthood and what it all means....more

  • Pleasant Hill Cake Smash Portrait Session | Elise Turns One

    Pleasant Hill Cake Smash Portrait Session | Elise Turns One

    October 12, 2017

    For Elise's session, my big plan was to turn our basement into a photography studio for a cake smash session. However, as with most of our projects, they are often delayed!We had her session in our second living room upstairs, and it turned out super cute. How adorable is she?I ...more

  • Easy Chicken Artichoke Bake Casserole on a Weeknight

    Easy Chicken Artichoke Bake Casserole on a Weeknight

    October 11, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ExperienceScrubDots #CollectiveBiasWeeknights get kind of crazy for me. Between juggling picking them up from school, attending extracurricular activities after school and dinner time, my goal is to make a homemade dinner as easy ...more

  • Cheese Curds - Yes, It's a National Holiday

    Cheese Curds - Yes, It's a National Holiday

    October 11, 2017

    As a reward for being on their best behavior this week, I took our kids on a little outing to Culvers to try some of their renowned cheese curds. Let me tell you - these ooey-gooey curds did not disappoint.My kids and I became smitten with these bite-sized chunks of ...more

  • Bathroom Organization Ideas That Will Help You Get Ready Faster

    Bathroom Organization Ideas That Will Help You Get Ready Faster

    October 11, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TimeWithAveeno #CollectiveBiasAs a mom of four kids, sometimes I need to be able to be able to have a moment in the morning before the kids get up so I can just get ...more

  • Easy Seven Layer Pea Salad Recipe

    Easy Seven Layer Pea Salad Recipe

    October 10, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WinWithTonysPizza #CollectiveBiasI wasn't always a fan of small towns. In fact, I was completely against it. Until my realtor told me that one specific town had a great school district. At that time, ...more

  • Baby Bath Time Tips for New Parents

    Baby Bath Time Tips for New Parents

    October 10, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GiftingForBaby #CollectiveBiasFor a new parent, one of the most memorable moments will be that very first bath with their little. All of my kids when they were little LOVED bath time. Who doesn't ...more

  • The Truth About White Slipcovered Sofa

    The Truth About White Slipcovered Sofa

    October 6, 2017

    Every time I post a photo of my family on our white slipcovered sofa with my four children (who are all six and under), I get a lot of bewildered comments and questions on how I could possibly keep it clean and why I would ever even consider buying a ...more

  • Loose Park Family Photography | Penn Family

    Loose Park Family Photography | Penn Family

    October 5, 2017

    I love doing family portraits at Loose Park! There is something to be said about having your photos done somewhere tried and true.This family is so adorable! I've been taking their photos forever! Remember when little Owen was still in his momma's belly?Location: Loose ...more

  • Autumn Baby Clothes

    Autumn Baby Clothes

    September 26, 2017

    This post is brought to you by CJ Affiliate’s VIP Content Service. Thank you Kmart for sponsoring this post. While this was a sponsored opportunity from Kmart, all content and opinions expressed here are my own.The littlest of my gang of four is growing up way too fast! While I ...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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Lenexa Newborn Lifestyle Family Photographer | Calvin

    Lenexa Newborn Lifestyle Family Photographer | Calvin

    October 19, 2017

    A rainbow after the storm, meet Calvin. We did a precious lifestyle newborn session in his first home in Lenexa. We captured moments of one of his first few baths with his parents, who were newly minted to the world of parenthood and what it all means....more

  • Pleasant Hill Cake Smash Portrait Session | Elise Turns One

    Pleasant Hill Cake Smash Portrait Session | Elise Turns One

    October 12, 2017

    For Elise's session, my big plan was to turn our basement into a photography studio for a cake smash session. However, as with most of our projects, they are often delayed!We had her session in our second living room upstairs, and it turned out super cute. How adorable is she?I ...more

  • Easy Chicken Artichoke Bake Casserole on a Weeknight

    Easy Chicken Artichoke Bake Casserole on a Weeknight

    October 11, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ExperienceScrubDots #CollectiveBiasWeeknights get kind of crazy for me. Between juggling picking them up from school, attending extracurricular activities after school and dinner time, my goal is to make a homemade dinner as easy ...more

  • Cheese Curds - Yes, It's a National Holiday

    Cheese Curds - Yes, It's a National Holiday

    October 11, 2017

    As a reward for being on their best behavior this week, I took our kids on a little outing to Culvers to try some of their renowned cheese curds. Let me tell you - these ooey-gooey curds did not disappoint.My kids and I became smitten with these bite-sized chunks of ...more

  • Bathroom Organization Ideas That Will Help You Get Ready Faster

    Bathroom Organization Ideas That Will Help You Get Ready Faster

    October 11, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TimeWithAveeno #CollectiveBiasAs a mom of four kids, sometimes I need to be able to be able to have a moment in the morning before the kids get up so I can just get ...more

  • Easy Seven Layer Pea Salad Recipe

    Easy Seven Layer Pea Salad Recipe

    October 10, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WinWithTonysPizza #CollectiveBiasI wasn't always a fan of small towns. In fact, I was completely against it. Until my realtor told me that one specific town had a great school district. At that time, ...more

  • Baby Bath Time Tips for New Parents

    Baby Bath Time Tips for New Parents

    October 10, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GiftingForBaby #CollectiveBiasFor a new parent, one of the most memorable moments will be that very first bath with their little. All of my kids when they were little LOVED bath time. Who doesn't ...more

  • The Truth About White Slipcovered Sofa

    The Truth About White Slipcovered Sofa

    October 6, 2017

    Every time I post a photo of my family on our white slipcovered sofa with my four children (who are all six and under), I get a lot of bewildered comments and questions on how I could possibly keep it clean and why I would ever even consider buying a ...more

  • Loose Park Family Photography | Penn Family

    Loose Park Family Photography | Penn Family

    October 5, 2017

    I love doing family portraits at Loose Park! There is something to be said about having your photos done somewhere tried and true.This family is so adorable! I've been taking their photos forever! Remember when little Owen was still in his momma's belly?Location: Loose ...more

  • Autumn Baby Clothes

    Autumn Baby Clothes

    September 26, 2017

    This post is brought to you by CJ Affiliate’s VIP Content Service. Thank you Kmart for sponsoring this post. While this was a sponsored opportunity from Kmart, all content and opinions expressed here are my own.The littlest of my gang of four is growing up way too fast! While I ...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

  • 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

  • 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