Life changes rapidly. Babies don’t stay little long. Those moments need to be captured and preserved. I take pictures of my girls on a daily basis using my point & shoot camera and smart phone, but I am most definitely not a photographer. Even if I had a fancy schmancy camera I would still not be a photographer. So much goes into becoming a successful photographer beyond having the equipment. So much learning, practicing, editing skills, and much more. Today I am excited to introduce you to an amazing photographer that never ceases to amaze me with each picture she … …..
It’s Saturday which means it’s time for the weekly Willow update! I enjoyed writing my pregnancy journal and sharing my journey with everyone so much that I have decided to continue by writing about Willow’s first year. And so each week I will be sharing how my baby girl is growing and changing plus lots of pictures! PICTURES FROM WILLOW’S 42nd WEEK Willow and I also had a breastfeeding photo session with the super talented Jennifer Madden Photography. She captured some photos that I will cherish forever and I can’t wait to see the rest… WHAT WILLOW’S DAYS & NIGHTS … …..
It seems like just over night Willow has become more mobile. She can roll, crawl, sit herself up from crawling, and pull up. Since she is so much more active now she really enjoys playing with toys and one of her favorites is a Lilliputiens play set that she received from HABA to try out. HABA is the exclusive US distributer of Lilliputiens, the land of little wonders, which includes a line of small, fairytale rattles, puppets, and squeakers. These adorable toys are 100% original from the patterns to fabrics to characters and were designed by a team of five … …..
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Success® Rice. When it comes to cooking I am far from being referred to as a chef, but I am making an effort to learn and try new recipes. One of my favorite foods is rice. I could eat plain white rice with a little bit of salt and butter on it every single day. The problem is that Dustin and the girls aren’t a fan of my blandness. Instead they want foods that are exciting and full of flavor, but I want foods that are easy to make … …..
When the seasons change, we tend to think about making other changes in our lives. Now that summer is officially here, some people are not only thinking about how they will spend the warm weather months, they are also looking ahead to think about their lives in general. Many families consider moving to other locales, and in order to do that they need to sell their homes. Even people that are not planning on moving right away or within the next few years, recognize that at some point they might want to put their homes up for sale. If you … …..
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Warner Bros. Have you started thinking about what to do for Father’s Day? It’s only a little over a week away on June 16th. Sometimes it’s hard to come up with a fun gift idea for men. And let’s face it ties are the most boring gift ever… well unless the recipient is a tie collector, but that’s totally not the case with my hubby. I don’t even know if he owns a single tie! I do know two things that almost every guy likes – action movies and … …..
If you are a woman in your late 20s through 30s I bet you remember jamming out to New Kids On The Block. I have such fond memories sitting on my front porch with my boom box playing cassette tapes and hitting rewind to hear my favorite songs over and over again. Hangin’ Tough. Step by Step. You Got It (The Right Stuff). Am I bringing back those memories yet? I remember dreaming of meeting my heart throbs – Jordan Knight was my favorite – in real life or even just seeing them in concert. But it never happened… Fast … …..
With June finally here, there is no doubt that we are in the summer months. Summer is a great time for a lot of reasons. It is a time when families take long awaited vacations, whether to Disney World, the Grand Canyon, or Paris. It is the time for going to the beach, playing in the ocean, and spending a lot of time outdoors. Summer is when friends stay up late over a bottle of wine on the deck, sharing secrets and creating memories. Many people think that summer is also a time to forget about their homes’ fireplaces. After … …..
We spent last week at Virginia Beach with my parents, sister, and her friend. The ocean water was rather cold, but the weather was great and the pools were heated. The girls had an absolute blast every single day. We played in the sand – I even made some sand sculptures including a sand cat. We went swimming. Went to a playground right on the beach. Took walks along the boardwalk. Rode a big family bike – twice. Ate ice cream – many times. And the girls slept in every morning. It was rather amazing. We also visited the Virginia … …..
I love that Alleigh and Kaelyn share a birthday, but what’s even better is that they love it as well. The first year we celebrated their shared birthday I decided that every year I wanted it to be a big deal from the decorations to the food and everything in between so it would be something they would always enjoy and look forward to. I even wanted them to have matching birthday outfits. And so when my big girls told me that they wanted to have a princess themed party to celebrate turning 3 and 5 I knew that their … …..