Red, White, and You

I love summer time. Days are slower, schedules are less hectic, and there always seems to be more time for friends and get togethers. It always makes us want to go out and explore together. There are so many days that we feel “restricted” because…

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Anthony Vince Nail Spa

If you’re in the Charlotte area, I’ve recently had the pleasure to visit a new nail salon in the area, Anthony Vince Spa.I want everyone to close their eyes and think about the nail salon they usually go to. When you walk…

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Ringly

I was given the opportunity to try out a Ringly Luxe Bracelet to see what it was like, if I liked it, and how it could fit in with my daily life. Everything below is my honest opinion.  First things first- I’ve…

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Spit Up With a Side of Guilt

Y’all..this week I leave to go on my first ever “momcation.” I never left Hallen for an extended period of time when she was a baby, because I just couldn’t leave her side, and well…she needed me! I felt guilty leaving…

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What Makes You Smile?

 Life is so hectic these days. Kids are no joke with how busy they make you! I definitely understand why people have always said “kids keep you young.” You’re constantly on your toes (literally and figuratively), and there are no two days alike…

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Spring Travels

Our May filled up so quickly! I feel like we’ve been traveling for the past month. We finally found a system that worked to make Hazel happy in the car, though! So, the last two trips were relatively low stress. Just lots of pumping…

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Hazel’s Nursery

I’ve wanted to share Hazel’s nursery with you guys for a while now, but I just don’t quite feel like it’s finished yet! The reality is, though, that I’ll probably be putting those finishing touches on it later this year…

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SudPrize Bath Balls

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I know most kids go crazy for bubbles in their baths. I did! It was one thing that would make me jump in the tub when I was younger.Well…we’ve tried bubbles a handful of times with Hallen, and she freaks out. At first, I was like…you’re a kid! Like the bubbles! But, for some reason, her little sassy self just can’t stand them. So, when we first tried SudPrize bath balls, I was nervous. Inside, I was telling myself, “just act normal. Just act normal…pretend this is just like every other bath.” I…

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Spring Travels

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Our May filled up so quickly! I feel like we’ve been traveling for the past month. We finally found a system that worked to make Hazel happy in the car, though! So, the last two trips were relatively low stress. Just lots of pumping in the car! When there’s a crying baby involved, you don’t really care if you’re hooked up to a pump driving by everyone. If you see something you don’t want to see, don’t look in my windows! We did have such a great time celebrating my grandmother’s 80th birthday…

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The half yearly sale is upon us! Most things are 40% off! I’d love to go there and try everything on, but realistically…with two little ones, it’ll all be online this year! It started yesterday and goes until June 4! I love their sales. I always find some of my favorite brands for some great prices! I’ve put together a few of my favorite things just for you! Most of them that I’ve chosen are under $100 on sale, but there are a couple that are still full price, but still at a good price…

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Summer Hot Spots

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When we first moved to the Charlotte area, we lived right behind the best snoball place EVER! We didn’t realize it until someone told us, though. Once we learned it was just across the street, it became a pretty steady part of our diets. If you’ve never been to a Pelican’s SnoBall place, do yourself a favor, and pop on over to the closest one. It may be an hour’s drive, but it’s worth it! Kevin and I were both so sad when we moved 20 minutes away from ours. But, low and behold, just…

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Since the month of May has the day we celebrate all types of mothers, I figured I’d keep the “mom” theme going.What has your mother, or one of your role model’s who’s been like a mother, instilled in you? Were you taught to shoot for the stars, to never stop dreaming, treat others as you would treat yourself, always be kind and respectful? One thing that I’ve always wanted to be as a mother is to be more patient, selfless, a teacher to my kids. I think we all have those days where we, as…

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Hazel’s Story

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I figured since Hazel is three months old now (as of tomorrow), it’s time to tell her birth story! It’s taken me long enough! You may not be interested in reading it at all, but I always love reading stories about labor, especially when I’m pregnant! You can read Hallen’s birth story here.I had always told EVERYONE that her due date was February 17th even though the doctors went by a due date of the 27th. I said there was no way. I know my cycle like the back of my hand. With so much…

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Last Mother’s Day

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Just writing the title of this post, tears stream down my cheeks. I remember the gut wrenching feeling of knowing that one of my children’s hearts had stopped beating who was supposed to be growing inside of me. It was Mother’s Day weekend 2016, and the ER doctor had just delivered us the news that even he didn’t want to say aloud. We lost our baby. He tried to give us hope by telling us maybe I was earlier along than I thought, but I knew there was no chance of that. We had just moved to…

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Sassy Toddlers

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Look at the camera. Smile. Sit down. Stop hitting your sister. Stop hitting the dog with your stroller. Don’t throw that. Stay in your room until I come and get you. No, you can’t go outside without me! Stop pulling my hair! YOU HAVE TO WEAR PANTS!The words on repeat at our house lately. And I have no clue how it happened. Hallen was seriously the easiest baby on the planet. No lie. I could have had quadruplet Hallen’s, and I could have survived easily. She didn’t need any help going to sleep, she nursed…

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