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  • Dear Baby Number Four

    Dear Baby Number Four

    April 26, 2017

    Dear Baby Number Four,We are so excited to meet you! The countdown has officially started. You are less than 30 days to making your appearance into this amazing world. Your brother, sisters, father and I are more than thrilled to welcome you.Here's a pic of us getting a sneak peek ...more

 
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  • Dear Baby Number Four

    Dear Baby Number Four

    April 26, 2017

    Dear Baby Number Four,We are so excited to meet you! The countdown has officially started. You are less than 30 days to making your appearance into this amazing world. Your brother, sisters, father and I are more than thrilled to welcome you.Here's a pic of us getting a sneak peek ...more

  • Elisa Lifestyle Newborn Session. Kansas City Baby Photographer.

    Elisa Lifestyle Newborn Session. Kansas City Baby Photographer.

    April 26, 2017

    26As 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

  • Evereve Trendsend Review (Comparing to Stitch Fix)

    Evereve Trendsend Review (Comparing to Stitch Fix)

    April 18, 2017

    Today, I'm sharing with you my Evereve Trendsend Review that I've been waiting to do for a while now!Subscription boxes like Evereve's Trendsend and Stitch Fix has been a time and sanity saver for me. For most moms, the thought of going clothes shopping for yourself with the kids is a ...more

  • DIY Chiffon Petti Skirt Tutu

    DIY Chiffon Petti Skirt Tutu

    April 17, 2017

    There are two types of tutus that can be DIY'ed: no sew tutus and the chiffon pettiskirt tutus. Click here for the DIY No Sew Tutu tutorial. Now, I'm going to show you the chiffon pettiskirt tutus, which is my FAVORITE of the two!This awesome tutu (also known as pettiskirt) ...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

  • How to Cook BBQ Ribs Fast on the Grill

    How to Cook BBQ Ribs Fast on the Grill

    April 10, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GetGrillingAmerica #CollectiveBiasWith baby number four only a few weeks away, I've gotten some insatiable cravings for BBQ. As a Kansas Citian, I have plenty of options for some amazing barbeque restaurants and dives ...more

  • Mom's Guide to Going Back to Work After Maternity Leave

    Mom's Guide to Going Back to Work After Maternity Leave

    April 10, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FirstsMadeEasy #ForBetterBeginnings #MomsFirsts #CollectiveBiasAre you planning on returning to work after maternity leave? I know that might be the last thing on your mind if you are an expecting mom. However, being prepared ...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

  • Fixer Upper Farmhouse Style from Amazon

    Fixer Upper Farmhouse Style from Amazon

    February 5, 2017

    Cream Stacked Measuring Cup | Mora Distressed Clock | Striped Pillowcase | Rolling Metal Laundry Basket | Zinc Scalloped Edge Table | Iron Scale | Chipped White Wall Mirror | Wicker Baskets with Lids | Spindle Table | Metal Chairs | Grocery Wall Sign | Drink Milk Cow | Windmill ...more

  • Four.

    Four.

    July 19, 2016

    Our little Auberino turned four today.This girl has grown up quite a bit this last year. We can tell she has some tendencies for the need for perfection. She loves organizing just about anything!She still loves giving us those "crazy eyes" which is where she opens her eyes real wide.With ...more

  • Mudroom Laundry Room Art with a DIY Distressed Wood Frame

    Mudroom Laundry Room Art with a DIY Distressed Wood Frame

    March 18, 2017

    We are slowly making headway in moving towards some other areas of our home! This spring, Ryan has already finished painting our mudroom laundry room. I love having a mudroom and laundry room combine because it makes coordinating clothes and shoes that much easier.While the room is not 100% complete, ...more

  • Why We Decided on Having a Fourth Child

    Why We Decided on Having a Fourth Child

    February 24, 2017

    When I walked into my OB's office for the first visit for having a fourth child, the first words that I uttered out of my mouth was, "Yes! It was planned." She smiled, and quickly typed up some notes in my medical record. I'm pretty sure she wrote in her visit ...more

  • Crafts for Kids Pool Noodle Shark

    Crafts for Kids Pool Noodle Shark

    March 15, 2016

    I cannot believe I will soon be planning Conrad's first birthday party! It only seems like yesterday we were coming from the hospital. As you get older, what they say is true. Time truly does fly by.This summer, I have three birthday parties to plan. Last year, we did one ...more

  • Where the Wild Things Are Baby First Birthday

    Where the Wild Things Are Baby First Birthday

    June 10, 2016

    Guys - my youngest turns one in FOUR days and we had a "Where the Wild Things Are" themed photoshoot! In typical me fashion, we had a lovely photo/video shoot with AleaLovely to capture his first birthday cake smash! Obviously, I didn't have my camera there with me. But when ...more

  • Quickbooks for Bloggers - Overview of My Workflow

    Quickbooks for Bloggers - Overview of My Workflow

    March 23, 2016

    I know that that my fellow bloggers and photographers are creatives, and number crunching is the last thing on their minds! That's why I did a quick scope on it. I WANT to TEACH YOU how to use QuickBooks so you can figure out where to spend your time and ...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

  • Best Places for Family Photography in Kansas City

    Best Places for Family Photography in Kansas City

    February 14, 2017

    As a mom to three kids, I know how momentous capturing those family photos are. When I look back on my own family photos, I truly realize how very important it was to capture those fleeting moments. Looking back on the day, I remember how crazy it was getting my ...more

  • Dear Baby Number Four

    Dear Baby Number Four

    April 26, 2017

    Dear Baby Number Four,We are so excited to meet you! The countdown has officially started. You are less than 30 days to making your appearance into this amazing world. Your brother, sisters, father and I are more than thrilled to welcome you.Here's a pic of us getting a sneak peek ...more

  • Elisa Lifestyle Newborn Session. Kansas City Baby Photographer.

    Elisa Lifestyle Newborn Session. Kansas City Baby Photographer.

    April 26, 2017

    26As 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

  • Evereve Trendsend Review (Comparing to Stitch Fix)

    Evereve Trendsend Review (Comparing to Stitch Fix)

    April 18, 2017

    Today, I'm sharing with you my Evereve Trendsend Review that I've been waiting to do for a while now!Subscription boxes like Evereve's Trendsend and Stitch Fix has been a time and sanity saver for me. For most moms, the thought of going clothes shopping for yourself with the kids is a ...more

  • DIY Chiffon Petti Skirt Tutu

    DIY Chiffon Petti Skirt Tutu

    April 17, 2017

    There are two types of tutus that can be DIY'ed: no sew tutus and the chiffon pettiskirt tutus. Click here for the DIY No Sew Tutu tutorial. Now, I'm going to show you the chiffon pettiskirt tutus, which is my FAVORITE of the two!This awesome tutu (also known as pettiskirt) ...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

  • How to Cook BBQ Ribs Fast on the Grill

    How to Cook BBQ Ribs Fast on the Grill

    April 10, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GetGrillingAmerica #CollectiveBiasWith baby number four only a few weeks away, I've gotten some insatiable cravings for BBQ. As a Kansas Citian, I have plenty of options for some amazing barbeque restaurants and dives ...more

  • Mom's Guide to Going Back to Work After Maternity Leave

    Mom's Guide to Going Back to Work After Maternity Leave

    April 10, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FirstsMadeEasy #ForBetterBeginnings #MomsFirsts #CollectiveBiasAre you planning on returning to work after maternity leave? I know that might be the last thing on your mind if you are an expecting mom. However, being prepared ...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

  • Fixer Upper Farmhouse Style from Amazon

    Fixer Upper Farmhouse Style from Amazon

    February 5, 2017

    Cream Stacked Measuring Cup | Mora Distressed Clock | Striped Pillowcase | Rolling Metal Laundry Basket | Zinc Scalloped Edge Table | Iron Scale | Chipped White Wall Mirror | Wicker Baskets with Lids | Spindle Table | Metal Chairs | Grocery Wall Sign | Drink Milk Cow | Windmill ...more

  • Four.

    Four.

    July 19, 2016

    Our little Auberino turned four today.This girl has grown up quite a bit this last year. We can tell she has some tendencies for the need for perfection. She loves organizing just about anything!She still loves giving us those "crazy eyes" which is where she opens her eyes real wide.With ...more

  • Mudroom Laundry Room Art with a DIY Distressed Wood Frame

    Mudroom Laundry Room Art with a DIY Distressed Wood Frame

    March 18, 2017

    We are slowly making headway in moving towards some other areas of our home! This spring, Ryan has already finished painting our mudroom laundry room. I love having a mudroom and laundry room combine because it makes coordinating clothes and shoes that much easier.While the room is not 100% complete, ...more

  • Why We Decided on Having a Fourth Child

    Why We Decided on Having a Fourth Child

    February 24, 2017

    When I walked into my OB's office for the first visit for having a fourth child, the first words that I uttered out of my mouth was, "Yes! It was planned." She smiled, and quickly typed up some notes in my medical record. I'm pretty sure she wrote in her visit ...more

  • Crafts for Kids Pool Noodle Shark

    Crafts for Kids Pool Noodle Shark

    March 15, 2016

    I cannot believe I will soon be planning Conrad's first birthday party! It only seems like yesterday we were coming from the hospital. As you get older, what they say is true. Time truly does fly by.This summer, I have three birthday parties to plan. Last year, we did one ...more

  • Where the Wild Things Are Baby First Birthday

    Where the Wild Things Are Baby First Birthday

    June 10, 2016

    Guys - my youngest turns one in FOUR days and we had a "Where the Wild Things Are" themed photoshoot! In typical me fashion, we had a lovely photo/video shoot with AleaLovely to capture his first birthday cake smash! Obviously, I didn't have my camera there with me. But when ...more

  • Quickbooks for Bloggers - Overview of My Workflow

    Quickbooks for Bloggers - Overview of My Workflow

    March 23, 2016

    I know that that my fellow bloggers and photographers are creatives, and number crunching is the last thing on their minds! That's why I did a quick scope on it. I WANT to TEACH YOU how to use QuickBooks so you can figure out where to spend your time and ...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

  • Best Places for Family Photography in Kansas City

    Best Places for Family Photography in Kansas City

    February 14, 2017

    As a mom to three kids, I know how momentous capturing those family photos are. When I look back on my own family photos, I truly realize how very important it was to capture those fleeting moments. Looking back on the day, I remember how crazy it was getting my ...more

  • Dear Baby Number Four

    Dear Baby Number Four

    April 26, 2017

    Dear Baby Number Four,We are so excited to meet you! The countdown has officially started. You are less than 30 days to making your appearance into this amazing world. Your brother, sisters, father and I are more than thrilled to welcome you.Here's a pic of us getting a sneak peek ...more

  • Elisa Lifestyle Newborn Session. Kansas City Baby Photographer.

    Elisa Lifestyle Newborn Session. Kansas City Baby Photographer.

    April 26, 2017

    26As 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

  • Evereve Trendsend Review (Comparing to Stitch Fix)

    Evereve Trendsend Review (Comparing to Stitch Fix)

    April 18, 2017

    Today, I'm sharing with you my Evereve Trendsend Review that I've been waiting to do for a while now!Subscription boxes like Evereve's Trendsend and Stitch Fix has been a time and sanity saver for me. For most moms, the thought of going clothes shopping for yourself with the kids is a ...more

  • DIY Chiffon Petti Skirt Tutu

    DIY Chiffon Petti Skirt Tutu

    April 17, 2017

    There are two types of tutus that can be DIY'ed: no sew tutus and the chiffon pettiskirt tutus. Click here for the DIY No Sew Tutu tutorial. Now, I'm going to show you the chiffon pettiskirt tutus, which is my FAVORITE of the two!This awesome tutu (also known as pettiskirt) ...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

  • How to Cook BBQ Ribs Fast on the Grill

    How to Cook BBQ Ribs Fast on the Grill

    April 10, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GetGrillingAmerica #CollectiveBiasWith baby number four only a few weeks away, I've gotten some insatiable cravings for BBQ. As a Kansas Citian, I have plenty of options for some amazing barbeque restaurants and dives ...more

  • Mom's Guide to Going Back to Work After Maternity Leave

    Mom's Guide to Going Back to Work After Maternity Leave

    April 10, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FirstsMadeEasy #ForBetterBeginnings #MomsFirsts #CollectiveBiasAre you planning on returning to work after maternity leave? I know that might be the last thing on your mind if you are an expecting mom. However, being prepared ...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

  • Fixer Upper Farmhouse Style from Amazon

    Fixer Upper Farmhouse Style from Amazon

    February 5, 2017

    Cream Stacked Measuring Cup | Mora Distressed Clock | Striped Pillowcase | Rolling Metal Laundry Basket | Zinc Scalloped Edge Table | Iron Scale | Chipped White Wall Mirror | Wicker Baskets with Lids | Spindle Table | Metal Chairs | Grocery Wall Sign | Drink Milk Cow | Windmill ...more

  • Four.

    Four.

    July 19, 2016

    Our little Auberino turned four today.This girl has grown up quite a bit this last year. We can tell she has some tendencies for the need for perfection. She loves organizing just about anything!She still loves giving us those "crazy eyes" which is where she opens her eyes real wide.With ...more

  • Mudroom Laundry Room Art with a DIY Distressed Wood Frame

    Mudroom Laundry Room Art with a DIY Distressed Wood Frame

    March 18, 2017

    We are slowly making headway in moving towards some other areas of our home! This spring, Ryan has already finished painting our mudroom laundry room. I love having a mudroom and laundry room combine because it makes coordinating clothes and shoes that much easier.While the room is not 100% complete, ...more

  • Why We Decided on Having a Fourth Child

    Why We Decided on Having a Fourth Child

    February 24, 2017

    When I walked into my OB's office for the first visit for having a fourth child, the first words that I uttered out of my mouth was, "Yes! It was planned." She smiled, and quickly typed up some notes in my medical record. I'm pretty sure she wrote in her visit ...more

  • Crafts for Kids Pool Noodle Shark

    Crafts for Kids Pool Noodle Shark

    March 15, 2016

    I cannot believe I will soon be planning Conrad's first birthday party! It only seems like yesterday we were coming from the hospital. As you get older, what they say is true. Time truly does fly by.This summer, I have three birthday parties to plan. Last year, we did one ...more

  • Where the Wild Things Are Baby First Birthday

    Where the Wild Things Are Baby First Birthday

    June 10, 2016

    Guys - my youngest turns one in FOUR days and we had a "Where the Wild Things Are" themed photoshoot! In typical me fashion, we had a lovely photo/video shoot with AleaLovely to capture his first birthday cake smash! Obviously, I didn't have my camera there with me. But when ...more

  • Quickbooks for Bloggers - Overview of My Workflow

    Quickbooks for Bloggers - Overview of My Workflow

    March 23, 2016

    I know that that my fellow bloggers and photographers are creatives, and number crunching is the last thing on their minds! That's why I did a quick scope on it. I WANT to TEACH YOU how to use QuickBooks so you can figure out where to spend your time and ...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

  • Best Places for Family Photography in Kansas City

    Best Places for Family Photography in Kansas City

    February 14, 2017

    As a mom to three kids, I know how momentous capturing those family photos are. When I look back on my own family photos, I truly realize how very important it was to capture those fleeting moments. Looking back on the day, I remember how crazy it was getting my ...more