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  • Becoming the Mom with a Minivan

    Becoming the Mom with a Minivan

    July 19, 2017

    Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RoadTripOil #CollectiveBiasI had always told myself that I was never going to be a minivan mom. Fast forward to four kids later, I had to swallow my pride. Last year, I had ...more

 
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  • Becoming the Mom with a Minivan

    Becoming the Mom with a Minivan

    July 19, 2017

    Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RoadTripOil #CollectiveBiasI had always told myself that I was never going to be a minivan mom. Fast forward to four kids later, I had to swallow my pride. Last year, I had ...more

  • Easy Semi-Homemade Churro Sandwiches

    Easy Semi-Homemade Churro Sandwiches

    July 18, 2017

    Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LeggoMyEggo #HearTheNews #CollectiveBiasYou guys. I love churros. But I have literally no time to make them from scratch. Every recipe that I see takes about an hour to make the pastry from ...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

  • Swimming Lessons and Swim Wear

    Swimming Lessons and Swim Wear

    July 14, 2017

    I have a confession.I like the beach and the pool, but even at age 34, I still don't know how to swim. I've tried. For realz. I almost drowned in my university's pool. That's why I'm having my girls take swim lessons. So they know how to swim. Ansley has started since ...more

  • Amira + Nick | The Guild Kansas City

    Amira + Nick | The Guild Kansas City

    July 12, 2017

    Remember this gorgeous engagement session at the Liberty Memorial? They got married over the weekend!  Kansas City Wedding Vendor List Getting Ready Venue: Hilton President in Kansas City Reception and Wedding Venue: The Guild in Kansas City Wedding Coordinator/floral: Hitched Planning and Floral Dress: Stephanie Bridal and Boutique Catering: Moxie Catering DJ: All Ears DJ Hair: The Posh ...more

  • Steak Chimichurri Soft Tacos

    Steak Chimichurri Soft Tacos

    July 12, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #ServeWithACoke #CollectiveBiasThis has been a crazy summer for me. Even though I am on maternity leave, it feels like I am constantly on the move ALL THE TIME. With my busy schedule, ...more

  • Sisters Sharing Bedroom

    Sisters Sharing Bedroom

    July 7, 2017

    Now that we are a family of six with only four bedrooms, two of the kids would have to share a room. That meant that our two older girls (who are 14 months apart in age) would share a room. The youngest of the sisters would move in with the older ...more

  • Breathable Crib Mattress Review of Newton Baby

    Breathable Crib Mattress Review of Newton Baby

    July 6, 2017

    Our little Lorelei was born in May of this year. It's been about six weeks now and we are slowly starting to transition her to her very own room. (Photo Credit Above: Anna-Marie Photography)My older girls are now sharing a room and she was gifted her middle sister's room. However, ...more

  • Birth Announcement for Lorelei

    Birth Announcement for Lorelei

    June 27, 2017

    My little Lorelei was born about four weeks ago. For our newest bundle of joy, I decided to hire out Anna-Marie Photography even though I myself am a newborn photographer. With my past experience of capturing photos of my clients as well as my other kids, it would be a ...more

  • Liberty Memorial Family Photos - Howdeshell Family

    Liberty Memorial Family Photos - Howdeshell Family

    June 25, 2017

    I absolutely adore the Howdeshell family! They are the cutest little family.I love when my clients want Liberty Memorial family photos done! I mainly get a lot of requests for engagement photos and wedding photos at Liberty Memorial. I think having the Kansas City skyline that that venue provides makes ...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

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

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Becoming the Mom with a Minivan

    Becoming the Mom with a Minivan

    July 19, 2017

    Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RoadTripOil #CollectiveBiasI had always told myself that I was never going to be a minivan mom. Fast forward to four kids later, I had to swallow my pride. Last year, I had ...more

  • Easy Semi-Homemade Churro Sandwiches

    Easy Semi-Homemade Churro Sandwiches

    July 18, 2017

    Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LeggoMyEggo #HearTheNews #CollectiveBiasYou guys. I love churros. But I have literally no time to make them from scratch. Every recipe that I see takes about an hour to make the pastry from ...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

  • Swimming Lessons and Swim Wear

    Swimming Lessons and Swim Wear

    July 14, 2017

    I have a confession.I like the beach and the pool, but even at age 34, I still don't know how to swim. I've tried. For realz. I almost drowned in my university's pool. That's why I'm having my girls take swim lessons. So they know how to swim. Ansley has started since ...more

  • Amira + Nick | The Guild Kansas City

    Amira + Nick | The Guild Kansas City

    July 12, 2017

    Remember this gorgeous engagement session at the Liberty Memorial? They got married over the weekend!  Kansas City Wedding Vendor List Getting Ready Venue: Hilton President in Kansas City Reception and Wedding Venue: The Guild in Kansas City Wedding Coordinator/floral: Hitched Planning and Floral Dress: Stephanie Bridal and Boutique Catering: Moxie Catering DJ: All Ears DJ Hair: The Posh ...more

  • Steak Chimichurri Soft Tacos

    Steak Chimichurri Soft Tacos

    July 12, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #ServeWithACoke #CollectiveBiasThis has been a crazy summer for me. Even though I am on maternity leave, it feels like I am constantly on the move ALL THE TIME. With my busy schedule, ...more

  • Sisters Sharing Bedroom

    Sisters Sharing Bedroom

    July 7, 2017

    Now that we are a family of six with only four bedrooms, two of the kids would have to share a room. That meant that our two older girls (who are 14 months apart in age) would share a room. The youngest of the sisters would move in with the older ...more

  • Breathable Crib Mattress Review of Newton Baby

    Breathable Crib Mattress Review of Newton Baby

    July 6, 2017

    Our little Lorelei was born in May of this year. It's been about six weeks now and we are slowly starting to transition her to her very own room. (Photo Credit Above: Anna-Marie Photography)My older girls are now sharing a room and she was gifted her middle sister's room. However, ...more

  • Birth Announcement for Lorelei

    Birth Announcement for Lorelei

    June 27, 2017

    My little Lorelei was born about four weeks ago. For our newest bundle of joy, I decided to hire out Anna-Marie Photography even though I myself am a newborn photographer. With my past experience of capturing photos of my clients as well as my other kids, it would be a ...more

  • Liberty Memorial Family Photos - Howdeshell Family

    Liberty Memorial Family Photos - Howdeshell Family

    June 25, 2017

    I absolutely adore the Howdeshell family! They are the cutest little family.I love when my clients want Liberty Memorial family photos done! I mainly get a lot of requests for engagement photos and wedding photos at Liberty Memorial. I think having the Kansas City skyline that that venue provides makes ...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

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

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Becoming the Mom with a Minivan

    Becoming the Mom with a Minivan

    July 19, 2017

    Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RoadTripOil #CollectiveBiasI had always told myself that I was never going to be a minivan mom. Fast forward to four kids later, I had to swallow my pride. Last year, I had ...more

  • Easy Semi-Homemade Churro Sandwiches

    Easy Semi-Homemade Churro Sandwiches

    July 18, 2017

    Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LeggoMyEggo #HearTheNews #CollectiveBiasYou guys. I love churros. But I have literally no time to make them from scratch. Every recipe that I see takes about an hour to make the pastry from ...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

  • Swimming Lessons and Swim Wear

    Swimming Lessons and Swim Wear

    July 14, 2017

    I have a confession.I like the beach and the pool, but even at age 34, I still don't know how to swim. I've tried. For realz. I almost drowned in my university's pool. That's why I'm having my girls take swim lessons. So they know how to swim. Ansley has started since ...more

  • Amira + Nick | The Guild Kansas City

    Amira + Nick | The Guild Kansas City

    July 12, 2017

    Remember this gorgeous engagement session at the Liberty Memorial? They got married over the weekend!  Kansas City Wedding Vendor List Getting Ready Venue: Hilton President in Kansas City Reception and Wedding Venue: The Guild in Kansas City Wedding Coordinator/floral: Hitched Planning and Floral Dress: Stephanie Bridal and Boutique Catering: Moxie Catering DJ: All Ears DJ Hair: The Posh ...more

  • Steak Chimichurri Soft Tacos

    Steak Chimichurri Soft Tacos

    July 12, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #ServeWithACoke #CollectiveBiasThis has been a crazy summer for me. Even though I am on maternity leave, it feels like I am constantly on the move ALL THE TIME. With my busy schedule, ...more

  • Sisters Sharing Bedroom

    Sisters Sharing Bedroom

    July 7, 2017

    Now that we are a family of six with only four bedrooms, two of the kids would have to share a room. That meant that our two older girls (who are 14 months apart in age) would share a room. The youngest of the sisters would move in with the older ...more

  • Breathable Crib Mattress Review of Newton Baby

    Breathable Crib Mattress Review of Newton Baby

    July 6, 2017

    Our little Lorelei was born in May of this year. It's been about six weeks now and we are slowly starting to transition her to her very own room. (Photo Credit Above: Anna-Marie Photography)My older girls are now sharing a room and she was gifted her middle sister's room. However, ...more

  • Birth Announcement for Lorelei

    Birth Announcement for Lorelei

    June 27, 2017

    My little Lorelei was born about four weeks ago. For our newest bundle of joy, I decided to hire out Anna-Marie Photography even though I myself am a newborn photographer. With my past experience of capturing photos of my clients as well as my other kids, it would be a ...more

  • Liberty Memorial Family Photos - Howdeshell Family

    Liberty Memorial Family Photos - Howdeshell Family

    June 25, 2017

    I absolutely adore the Howdeshell family! They are the cutest little family.I love when my clients want Liberty Memorial family photos done! I mainly get a lot of requests for engagement photos and wedding photos at Liberty Memorial. I think having the Kansas City skyline that that venue provides makes ...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

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

    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

  • 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

  • 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