• Ultimate Guide to the Most Affordable Family Pajama Sets

    Ultimate Guide to the Most Affordable Family Pajama Sets

    November 21, 2017

    Now that our family of six is complete, and my kids are little enough to still think matching mom and dad is awesome, I've ordered us some matching family pajamas. You guys do not even understand how long I've been wanting these! Especially for us to match. I've seen some ...more

  • Best Board Game Gifts for Elementary School Kids

    Best Board Game Gifts for Elementary School Kids

    November 20, 2017

    With the holidays around the corner, I'm sure a lot of you are looking for some board games that also promote learning! Here are a few that are tried and true that my young kids love!Favorite Board Games as Presents and Gifts for the Holidays Qwirkle. It takes a little bit ...more

  • Favorite Frosted and Flocked Holiday Christmas Wreaths

    Favorite Frosted and Flocked Holiday Christmas Wreaths

    November 17, 2017

    Christmas is just around the corner, so you better believe I already have a home decor theme for my humble abode this season! As you may already  know, I'm in love with neutrals and anything white. It just so happens that this Christmas season, I'm doing it all frosted and ...more

  • Holiday Gift Guide for Moms Who Love Technology and Gadgets

    Holiday Gift Guide for Moms Who Love Technology and Gadgets

    November 15, 2017

    I am definitely a mom who embraces technology. You know how in school, they show you a bell curve on adoption rates on any type of change: laggards, middle, and early adopters?Well, I'm definitely part of that early adopter phase. Do you remember when Palm Pilots were first introduced? Yep, I ...more

  • Tips for New Soccer Moms - The Ultimate Field Survival Guide

    Tips for New Soccer Moms - The Ultimate Field Survival Guide

    November 14, 2017

    #advertisement I received compensation from Dr. Scholl’s® to write this post. All opinions are entirely my own. #CustomFitRelief #DrSchollsIf you are a mom thinking about putting your toddler or child into soccer (or any sport for that matter), I'm sharing with you some soccer mom tips and tricks I've learned ...more

  • 5 Awesome Cozy Winter Bed Ideas

    5 Awesome Cozy Winter Bed Ideas

    November 13, 2017

    With the fall breeze transitioning possibly into small flurries around November, it is definitely time to get your bed as comfortable and cozy as possible. And if your state participates in Daylight Savings Time, it is coming to an end. This means that it is darker longer and sooner! All ...more

  • English Landing Parkville Family Photography | Puglisi Family

    English Landing Parkville Family Photography | Puglisi Family

    November 9, 2017

    Lainey and Joe invited me again this year to do their annual family photos in the gorgeous English Landing area of Parkville! Remember their session last year on the boat?I excitedly obliged because their extended family was also going to be there!I love capturing the love of the grandparents and ...more

  • My Favorite Picks from Target Hearth and Hand Home Collection LIne

    My Favorite Picks from Target Hearth and Hand Home Collection LIne

    November 6, 2017

    As if you guys don't already know, Joanna and Chip Gaines introduced a collection to Target called Hearth and Hand Home Collection. I feel like the collection inspires a little mid-mod and farmhouse style together.These pieces are selling out super fast (and it was just released this Sunday)! You might ...more

  • Farmhouse Style DIY Kraft Paper Scroll Art

    Farmhouse Style DIY Kraft Paper Scroll Art

    November 3, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DIYHolidayWithSCJ #CollectiveBiasThanksgiving is only a few weeks away, and it's getting me super excited because I'm going to see a lot of my extended family soon! In the last few years, our extended ...more

  • Maternity Photography Shawnee Mission Park | Blair and Josh

    Maternity Photography Shawnee Mission Park | Blair and Josh

    November 2, 2017

    I am so in love with this maternity photography session at Shawnee Mission Park with Blair and Josh. Do you guys remember their gorgeous wedding at Weston Barn Farm? First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage!Their baby is destined to be beautiful. I am ...more

  • DIY Fire Truck Costume Out of Boxes

    DIY Fire Truck Costume Out of Boxes

    November 1, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #nothinglikeahug #CollectiveBiasMy kids LOVE everything to do with crafts and dressing up. While Halloween has just passed, it doesn't mean that they can't wear the costumes around the house throughout the year.Out of ...more

  • Shawnee Mission Park Family Pictures | Schile Family

    Shawnee Mission Park Family Pictures | Schile Family

    October 26, 2017

    I am so in love with this family! I've known them forever. Remember when Jack was just born? He was one of my very first photo clients! Then his brother at 6 months and his cake smash? I can't believe how big he is now! Can you believe how cute ...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

  • 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

  • Triple C Cereal, Chocolate and Caramel Mix Recipe for BOO-grams

    Triple C Cereal, Chocolate and Caramel Mix Recipe for BOO-grams

    October 10, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, MARS Incorporated. All opinions are mine alone. #BOOItForward #CollectiveBiasI am so excited for Halloween this year! My oldest kids have a little spunk and sass and KNOW what they want to be for Halloween. There are NO family themes for ...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

  • How to Decorate a Parade Float

    How to Decorate a Parade Float

    September 25, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ThinkOutsideTheWipe #CollectiveBiasI've signed myself up this school year to becoming a troop leader for two of my girls that are in a scout program. It will definitely take a lot of planning to ...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

  • 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

  • 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