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    The Importance of Your Mom Tribe – Evereve #dresslikeamom

    Happy Monday friends,

    Yesterday I had a fun event with my favorite mom bloggers at the new Evereve store in Baybrook. I loved getting to partner up with Megan, Michelle, and Channing for this amazing Mom’ Day Out event sponsored by Evereve, Popbar, Alex and Ani, and Maggiano’s. It almost marks our one year anniversary when we did our first event together last year. It is so refreshing to be with other mom bloggers in the area who get what you do as a blogger and as a mom. Motherhood can seem isolating or lonely at times, and without my mom friends I don’t think I would have my sanity. I can’t thank blogging enough for all the amazing mommy friends I have made. Today I am sharing this adorable outfit inspired by Evereve’s #dresslikemom campaign, and the importance of your mom tribe.

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    Family, Fitness

    5 Activities You Can Do With Your Toddler to Replace Your Boring Cardio Routine

    When I say I don’t do cardio, I mean I don’t do cardio in the gym. But I am constantly doing cardio keeping up with my little man. Everyone always ask me how I stay fit, and I am not joking when I say being a boy mom. This little guy keeps me on my toes, whether it’s asking me to play baseball with him, or being his jungle gym he likes to climb and jump on, this momma gets her daily workout just trying to keep up with this busy toddler. Today I am sharing activities you can do with your toddler to replace your boring cardio routine!

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    Family, Fashion

    Easy Mermaid Makeup Tutorial – Our Family Halloween Costumes

    Can you believe it, Halloween is only a week away? I’m especially excited about this Halloween because my husband will be off to spend it with us. And on top of that he is actually wants to dress up this year.  Our family costume theme is “Out in the great big blue ocean…” I fell in love with these cute mermaid leggings from Tipsy Elves. They are cute, comfortable, and easy to run around with my active toddler in. I had so much fun with this easy mermaid make up tutorial. Watch the video on how you can create this easy mermaid makeup tutorial, and see our family costumes below! Continue reading

    Family, Fashion

    Pumpkin Patch + 5 Activities for Fall

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    Hey guys,

    Can you believe it we are already half way through the month! I am so excited for all the fun Fall activities we are having this month. But I am even more excited to be sharing it with my little man. I love this stage we are in. I told my husband for the first time in I finally feel like I have this motherhood thing down and it feels so good. I am not one of those people where motherhood came easily. I was never fond of the newborn stage, but this stage has to be my favorite. It is a new adventure with my little man. I love watching him learn, and talk, and show me things from his perspective. I love his energy, his joyful spirit, and his sweet love for his momma. It honestly makes my day when he gives me all those sweet kisses and hugs, and tells me “Momma thank you so much,” for the little things like getting him a cookie or taking him to the pumpkin patch. He melts my heart every day, and I am so thankful to be his momma. There truly is something special about being a boy mom, and I wouldn’t want it any other way. Today I am sharing our fall checklist and the things we look forward to doing this month.

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    To My Instagram Husband…

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     Today I wanted to take a break from all of my NYFW to share what’s on my heart. This week has been surreal, surpassing my wildest dreams. I remember laying there in my hotel room, a midst all the chaos, and all I could think about was how thankful I was. How thankful I was to have such a wonderful husband who was working double after the Hurricane Harvey disaster with work and then coming home after a late night to take care of Jayden, all while encouraging  me to have the time of my life at New York Fashion Week. But even before I got invited to NYFW, he had already promised me he would take me to NYC so I can live out my Sex and the City dreams. If you know my husband, he is a simple guy, he isn’t into big cities, photos, and the latest trends, but he has always been the thoughtful one. From the moment we were dating, I remember him surprising me with orchestra seats to the Houston Ballet to see the Nutcracker because it was something I had dreamed of seeing. He has always gone out of his way, out of his comfort zone to help me achieve my dreams. So today I wanted to share these photos my husband surprised me with for our anniversary, and a letter to my Instagram husband.

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    If There is One Thing You Can Do to Help Us, Do This.

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    Hey guys so I had this really amazing post for you guys about tips of finding a family photographer,  and of course to share all of these beautiful family photos we took with Olya Helga Photography. But instead I wanted to share what is heavy on my heart lately.  As all of ya’ll know we have been going through a lot down here in Houston with the Hurricane Harvey after math and the flooding that came with it. If you have been watching my Instastories you know we have been unable to reach our family do to the streets being flooded. Family who live not even fifteen minutes away, and it is truly disheartening. But I think what is most disheartening is reading all the negative things people are saying about God’s word and towards the people who preach it. Would you believe me if I told you I was criticized and told I was insensitive because I attributed my family’s safety and our house not being flooded to the power of prayer and to the glory of God? I never thought in my life I would be criticized for my belief, and by a fellow Christian surprisingly, especially during this time where we need prayer the most.

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    A Letter To My Son From Your #1 Fan

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    Dear Jayden,

    It’s me, your number one fan. I have been since the day I found out I was having you, I knew there was nothing I wanted more than you. To see you grow, to see you flourish, to see you become the man God has destined you to be. I could only imagine when you were growing inside me, what you would look like, what your personality would be, and know that you are here you are more than I could have ever imagined. Is it so wrong for me to think you are the most perfect little being that God has ever created? I am so amazed by you, each and every day. I stare at you while you sleep and I thank God everyday for giving me such a blessing. You are my little angel in disguised, my saving grace. I owe so much of me and who I am now to you. I never knew I could be this strong, love so much, and be who I am today without you.

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    Family, Travel

    11 Tips for a Day at Disney with a Toddler

    Thank you Disney World for partnering up with me this post.  As always all thoughts and opinions are mine alone. Thank you for supporting those who support this blog.

    Alright guys so here is the second travel guide of our trip this past month. We had the opportunity to partner up with Disney for a fun-filled day with our family visiting the Magic Kingdom and the Animal Kingdom. We picked those two parks because they were my favorite the last time I went, and the most kid friendly for Jayden, meaning we would have plenty opportunities to meet Mickey! Plus we only had one day so we didn’t want to over exert ourselves. We really enjoyed our time and honestly we couldn’t have asked for a better first trip to Disney with Jayden. I mean as a mom you always fear the worse, meaning complete breakdowns in the park with an over exhausted in patient toddler, but we were lucky that day, because non of that happened. Honestly I can attribute a lot of that to careful planning and these tips here. Here are 11 Tips for a Day at Disney with a Toddler.

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    10 Tips for an iPad/iPhone Free Road Trip With a Toddler + Ruffle Black and White Swimsuit

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    Happy Monday!

    This month if I’ll be sharing all about our road trip and tips and tricks with traveling with a toddler. It really was such an amazing vacation, and very relaxing to unplug, connect with my family, and enjoy our surroundings. Now to be fair we only have one kiddo and for the most part he was very entertained just being outside and playing in the pool or at the beach. So let’s get back to the road trip, yep 36 hours on the road with our little guy and we survived. Haha I’m being dramatic when I say survived because we had a great time on the road. So what did Jayden do the whole time while we drove with no iPad or iPhone to entertain him? Well let me tell you. Here are some tips and tricks to an iPad/iPhone free road trip with a toddler.

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