• Baby Snack Idea for 9 Month Old

    Baby Snack Idea for 9 Month Old

    April 18, 2018

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stonyfield Organic YoBaby Yogurt.Some days, this working momma needs a break from the routine of cooking and cleaning. It seems like as soon as I'm home from work, the kids are hangry for some snacks, including my youngest baby ...more

  • Non Candy Easter Basket Ideas for Kids

    Non Candy Easter Basket Ideas for Kids

    March 28, 2018

    I cannot believe that Easter is just around the corner! This is the first year that all four of our babies are celebrating together. I just can't believe that my little tribe will be looking for Easter eggs together!These days, I'm more cognizant of how much candy I'm giving my ...more

  • Stitch Fix Reveal #16 - Jeans for Shorties

    Stitch Fix Reveal #16 - Jeans for Shorties

    March 19, 2018

    I can't believe that this is my 16th fix! I'll be honest, this weekend I went shopping on my own for jeans and I will say that I must have been spoiled with monthly clothing subscription boxes! I spent three hours shopping and found a single top. These days, time ...more

  • Easy Homemade Powdered Laundry Detergent Recipe for Sensitive Skin

    Easy Homemade Powdered Laundry Detergent Recipe for Sensitive Skin

    March 17, 2018

    It's been six years since I've written about my DIY laundry detergent . Four kids later, I'm still using this recipe, but without measuring and with the addition of OxyClean.With my family of six, we go through laundry like no one's business. A week's worth of laundry means seven loads ...more

  • Our Fun Half Day Trip from Kansas City

    Our Fun Half Day Trip from Kansas City

    March 7, 2018

    This post is sponsored by Booking.com, but all excitement and opinion are 100% my own.I have a confession. We haven't been on a family vacation...EVER. I know, that's crazy right? The hubs and I have been planning a BIG vacation for our kids next year. You know, visiting someone with ...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

  • Craft Room Makeover Reveal - Phase 3 - Cabinet Doors

    Craft Room Makeover Reveal - Phase 3 - Cabinet Doors

    January 11, 2018

    I'm so excited to share with you my final reveal of our craft room that showcases the final phase of the craft room cabinets. It was four weeks in the making, but we finally got here.I'm sure you have seen the previous post on our progress with one of our ...more

  • Craft Room Makeover Reveal - Phase 1 - Paint Color

    Craft Room Makeover Reveal - Phase 1 - Paint Color

    January 7, 2018

    This post has been sponsored by BEHR®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.I'm so excited to be sharing with you the first phase of our craft room makeover reveal!We have a little loft area on our second floor that I've converted into our little craft room. With four kids, ...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

  • DIY Guest Bathroom Hand Towel with Quote

    DIY Guest Bathroom Hand Towel with Quote

    December 4, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GPHolidayAtHome #CollectiveBiasI am so excited that Christmas is around the corner. I love celebrating this season with family and friends! What that also means is getting the house all ready for guests to ...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

  • 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

  • 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