• 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

  • Lenexa Family Photography | Black Hoof Park with the Jaffe's

    Lenexa Family Photography | Black Hoof Park with the Jaffe's

    August 31, 2017

    I love Black Hoof Park in Lenexa, Kansas for family photos! It has so many rustic areas for gorgeous portraits of growing families. It has a little park that you can bribe kids with to get them to smile for the camera!The Jaffe family did some gorgeous fall portraits ...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

  • Smart Tech Gadgets for the Home

    Smart Tech Gadgets for the Home

    August 28, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SamsungUnlocked #CollectiveBiasSince we've added our fourth addition to our family, managing schedules, priorities, keeping our home clean, and our sanity in check has become quite challenging. With both parents working in our household, ...more

  • Photographers in Kansas City - Chelladurai Loose Park Family Photos

    Photographers in Kansas City - Chelladurai Loose Park Family Photos

    August 24, 2017

    Photographers in Kansas City always gather around Loose Park as their tried and true destination for family photos! As with all of them, I can think of a handful of places that will provide a large variety of backdrops for family photos. One of those places is Loose Park.I love ...more

  • Reflections from Maternity Leave

    Reflections from Maternity Leave

    August 21, 2017

    This was my first week back from my fourth maternity leave. Each of my maternity leaves have been 12 weeks long, most covered by short term disability and the other half by vacation time. Each leave was a little different than the others in terms of concerns I had, whether ...more

  • [AD] Life Hacks for Back To School for Parents

    [AD] Life Hacks for Back To School for Parents

    August 15, 2017

    This post is written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #StockUpMakeSmiles #CollectiveBiasI'm so excited that the weather is getting a bit cooler, which often signals ...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

  • Kansas City Family Photographers - Loose Park Family Session

    Kansas City Family Photographers - Loose Park Family Session

    August 10, 2017

    'Tis the season to be looking for Kansas City family photographers! Look no further than moi! If you are looking for a family session for your holiday cards, I'd love to be your photographer. I've got some amazing ideas for places to bring your family session to life. Check out ...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

  • Delicious Creamy Tomato Based Tortellini and Chicken Soup Recipe

    Delicious Creamy Tomato Based Tortellini and Chicken Soup Recipe

    August 1, 2017

    Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CampbellsShortcutMeals #CollectiveBiasThe week that I start back to work from maternity leave is the same week that my big kids are heading back to school. To prepare, I stopped by Walmart to ...more

  • Snow Globe Party Favors Using Empty Jars

    Snow Globe Party Favors Using Empty Jars

    July 30, 2017

    Note: This post was sponsored by American Greetings, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands I love that make this blog possible!Spring time is fun-filled with birthdays almost every month in the season for our family! Each child in our family has a DIFFERENT character that ...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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Preparing for Four Kids Under Six

    Preparing for Four Kids Under Six

    May 19, 2017

    I'm not going to lie. Right now, I'm imagining having four kids under six. OMG.My oldest two were 13.5 months apart. I remember that was the hardest for my husband and I. Adding a third was easier than managing a toddler and newborn.This time around, I will also have 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

  • 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

  • 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 Christmas Gift Idea for the Bride in Your Life

    Best Christmas Gift Idea for the Bride in Your Life

    December 13, 2015

    With 38% of engagements occurring between November and February, I know that there are tons of guys looking to make this holiday extra special.  And for those who have proposed and are planning their big day, I'm sharing what every bride would LOVE to have: a pair of Tieks for their ...more