• Aubrey Turns Six

    Aubrey Turns Six

    July 29, 2018

    This is our annual open letter to our daughter on her birthday.Dear Aubrey,We seriously must apologize for the delay of your birthday post and birthday day CELEBRATION! As the oldest middle child, you are so very patient and understanding. You're kind, freaking gorgeous, and smart rolled into one package.Home LifeYou ...more

  • Tips for Preparing to Visit Worlds of Fun with Kids

    Tips for Preparing to Visit Worlds of Fun with Kids

    July 12, 2018

    Having been born and raised in Kansas City, I always take for granted how easy it is to visit Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun for a fun-filled staycation! And for those coming from out of town, you probably want to understand the lay of the land (no pun ...more

  • Toddler Diaper Bag Essentials for Toddlers and Younger Kids

    Toddler Diaper Bag Essentials for Toddlers and Younger Kids

    July 3, 2018

    As a mom of four, I have finally figured out how to pack LIGHT when going out. I'm all about minimalism these days. I remember the days when I had one child and packed a ton of stuff on our outings. I saw another experienced mom friend who pretty much ...more

  • Baby Skincare Routine for Changing Seasons

    Baby Skincare Routine for Changing Seasons

    June 18, 2018

    If you would have told me when I married my hubs that 9 years later, we'd be blessed with four gorgeous babies, I wouldn't have believed you. It's been a whirlwind of almost a decade, and our family has been truly blessed to have grown so fast in a short ...more

  • Conrad Turns Three

    Conrad Turns Three

    June 14, 2018

    Conrad. Our favorite son.You've made it to three without being potty trained buddy! Way to go!! Kidding.You've changed so much this year. You've got a ton of personality. You are the wild one of the bunch. We love you so much, happy birthday!!Here are a few memorable moments from the ...more

  • Brain Development Activities for Two Year Olds

    Brain Development Activities for Two Year Olds

    June 8, 2018

    I received product and compensation from Mead Johnson Nutrition to create this post written by me. All experiences and opinions expressed in this post are my own and not those of Mead Johnson Nutrition. You can contact Mead Johnson Nutrition with product related questions or comments toll free at 1-800-BABY-123 ...more

  • Ansley Turns Seven

    May 30, 2018

    This is our annual open letter to our daughter on her birthday:Dear Ansley,We cannot believe you are turning the lucky number seven. As the oldest daughter, you take after Dad and I when it comes to being strong willed. You definitely get your wit from your dad. Oh, the funny ...more

  • Early Spring Vegetable Garden Tips with a Cold Frame and Raised Bed

    Early Spring Vegetable Garden Tips with a Cold Frame and Raised Bed

    May 29, 2018

    This post is sponsored by Miracle-Gro and Bonnie Plants, but all excitement is my own.With this great weekend weather, we decided to start our garden for the year! Living in the Midwest, we typically start our garden anywhere between February and April. That's Midwest weather for you. Sometimes, you get ...more

  • Best Baby Shower Gift Ideas

    Best Baby Shower Gift Ideas

    May 23, 2018

    This is a sponsored post with Sam’s Club and Huggies®. Thank you for supporting the brands that I love and that make this blog possible.You guys, it is baby shower season! I love seeing these growing bellies with all of my friends. With four kids in our family, I’d like ...more

  • Donating Home Decor

    Donating Home Decor

    May 22, 2018

    This post is sponsored by Goodwill. All excitement and enthusiasm are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsored that make this blog possible.In 2012, we moved into our home without a lot of furniture. With two kids at the time as well as being early in our careers, we really ...more

  • Lorelei Turns One

    Lorelei Turns One

    May 21, 2018

    This post is sponsored by Carter's; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.Our last baby turns one today. I cannot believe how fast time has flown for us. Every year, we write an annual birthday post recapping the year as an open letter to our children. This is Lorelei's ...more

  • Nine Year Anniversary

    May 16, 2018

    My hubby and I have been married for nine years today. He's pretty much the greatest catch ever.I wouldn't necessarily say that we are a power couple (I wish!), but I will say that while we have completely different interests, we are more alike than we want to think we ...more

  • First Moments with My Last Baby

    First Moments with My Last Baby

    May 14, 2018

    This post is sponsored by Similac. Thank you so much for supporting the brands that I truly love and that make this blog possible.The Midwest is finally experiencing some spring weather after winter decided to overstay its welcome. So, on the first night after work that we had above 60 ...more

  • Tips to Handle a Grumpy or Cranky Toddler

    Tips to Handle a Grumpy or Cranky Toddler

    May 8, 2018

    This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Triple Paste; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.I cannot believe my little Lorelei is turning a year in a few days. With three other siblings, you can bet that our house is pretty loud. However, this girl ...more

  • The Best Farmhouse and Cottage Style Decor from eBay

    The Best Farmhouse and Cottage Style Decor from eBay

    May 7, 2018

    This post was sponsored by eBay. All excitement and opinions are my own.This year, winter is overstaying its welcome. I am ready for spring! If I’m quite honest, I’ve been trying to take down our Christmas wreath from our mantel – since, well, Christmas. When I’m swapping out décor, I ...more

  • Does the Ektorp Sofa Cover Fit Pottery Barn Basic Comfort?

    Does the Ektorp Sofa Cover Fit Pottery Barn Basic Comfort?

    February 12, 2018

    As you guys know, I'm in love with my slipcovered sofa that I splurged on a few years ago . I also wrote about the truth of having white slipcovered sofas with kids  and why I chose the Pottery Barn sofa over the Ikea Ektorp. My slipcovered Pottery Barn Grand ...more

  • Umbrella Basket for Easter

    Umbrella Basket for Easter

    February 1, 2018

    As an alternative to the standard garden variety basket, I decided to use an umbrella basket for Easter baskets instead! This is a super cute way to store goodies.amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "sengerson-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = "Easter"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "bf9ff3a4996bbd9614bf400ce7512704"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B06WRRJ8D6,B06XS7ZW8V,B00ELN4TFO,B01MS3U6JI";What to ...more

  • How to Hide the Mess with Farmhouse Style

    How to Hide the Mess with Farmhouse Style

    January 26, 2018

    This post is in partnership with Cost Plus World Market, a brand I love. All opinions and excitement are my own. As a mother of four, at times I've struggled with how to put the mess of toys kids leave tossed everywhere inside the house, laundry piles that are a mile ...more

  • Easy Shortcut Eggs Benedict (No Poached Egg)

    Easy Shortcut Eggs Benedict (No Poached Egg)

    January 25, 2018

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Conagra Brands. All opinions are mine alone. #YouPAMDoIt #PAMInControl #CollectiveBiasDuring the week, our family embeds a grab-and-go breakfast on most days for the first meal of our day. Getting four kids ready with school bags and daycare supplies takes a ...more

  • Family Room Planning and Decorating Modern Farmhouse Style

    Family Room Planning and Decorating Modern Farmhouse Style

    January 22, 2018

    Now that we've finished up the craft room, we're starting a new project! Typically, at the beginning of the year, we get a lot of projects done in the months when every midwesterner is stuck inside of their homes due to cold weather. For us, that means either plopping our ...more

  • What to Do with Old Christmas Cards and Holiday Greeting Cards

    January 1, 2018

    When Christmas is over, I love collecting my friend's old Christmas cards and making them into an album every year. With the tradition becoming more of photo cards rather than traditional greeting cards, I hated the idea of throwing my precious friends faces in the trash only after a few ...more

  • Top 30 Blogger Craft Projects for 2017

    Top 30 Blogger Craft Projects for 2017

    December 28, 2017

    As the year draws to a close, I've been looking back at the past year for 2017 to see what my favorite projects have been. We've sure come a long way this year, even with a baby in our midst! While it's fun to see our very own projects, I ...more

  • Eight Year Blog Anniversary

    Eight Year Blog Anniversary

    December 20, 2017

    Guys, I can't believe that we've hit my eight year blog anniversary. This blog was born on December 17, 2009. From the very start, it was a personal blog that then transformed into an amazing photography business. That then spiral into a lifestyle blog because my friends and clients always ...more

  • Parkville Family Photography at Park Unversity - Hughes Family

    Parkville Family Photography at Park Unversity - Hughes Family

    December 14, 2017

    I am so in love with this family of four! Aren't they the cutest?! We did their family session right on the lawn of Park University, which has an adorable water feature out front.I've met a few people who have never had family photos done. Ahh!!! It is an ...more

  • Pressure Cooker Pho Noodles Recipe

    Pressure Cooker Pho Noodles Recipe

    December 6, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Homemade4TheHolidays #CollectiveBiasWho has started their holiday shopping by visiting Sam's Club? (Me - raising my hand.) I love going to Sam's Club to stock up on my Christmas shopping list as well as ...more

  • Overland Park Arboretum | Redman Family Photography Session

    Overland Park Arboretum | Redman Family Photography Session

    November 30, 2017

    This sweet little family met up with me at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens on a gorgeous fall day! I still couldn't believe it was October and it was still in the mid-70s! What a beautiful session with a sweet little girl. I will be documenting her as ...more

  • Annual Christmas Card Traditions

    Annual Christmas Card Traditions

    November 22, 2017

    This post was made in partnership with Minted.com and may contain affiliate links. Thank you for supporting the brands I love that make this blog possible. You guys! Christmas tunes are already spinning in our house. We put up the Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. This year, the kids really ...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

  • 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

  • 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