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October 28, 2019

Where the Wild Things Are seems to be an extremely popular choice as the theme for a boys first birthday. Maybe because the tag line "Wild One" lends itself so well or maybe because all 1-year-old boys are actually wild. Either way, it's great because there is tons of inspiration for this theme, making it easy for you to DIY most and find anything else you're looking for on places like etsy! If you're here because you are look...

March 5, 2019

The hashtag #milestomagnolia is an understatement in my case as I traveled 4,669 miles all the way from the northwest of the UK to Waco Texas. Since I've been living in the UK for the past 2 years, I actually missed out on the whole Fixer Upper HGTV gold and it wasn't until a visit to my parents this past fall that I discovered, fell in love with, and binge watched it all. Sadly, I only caught onto it after the series already...

February 6, 2019

If you're here, then chances are you've heard of the Dock-A-Tot and you have questions. Whether you're expecting, desperate for more sleep or gearing up to be gift giver of the year at your next shower, you'll want to know what you're getting before you spend semi-serious cash on a big pillow! 

How I heard about the dock-a-tot 

I first looked into the Dock-A-Tot after a blogger I follow had her baby. She swore by two items for g...

January 23, 2019

So how is it exactly that I met my British husband? You asked, and now I'm answering. I get asked this question on a pretty regular basis. I guess mostly because people are curious how a midwest girl ended up living in the north west of the UK. 

Believe it or not...a LOT of conditions had to be JUST right for that chance meeting. I'm not kidding, there are so many details that if they'd be changed ever so slightly, I'd have nev...

January 16, 2019

I am going to start by mentioning (incase you didn't notice already) that I am not a blogging guru, so I have never and likely will never claim to know all the ins-and-outs that I'm sure so many of the successful bloggers know. Now that I've put out that disclaimer, I'd like to share with you a few apps that I've stumbled upon along the way that have helped me do things like plan my Instagram grid, track my blog traffic, great...

January 4, 2019

It's that time again when we take a few minutes to access where we are in life and reflect on the past year with posts of our top memories using hashtags like #solong2018 in preparation for #newyearnewme. We all hold ourselves accountable to different goals each year, some we stick to but let's be honest, most we don't. This year I'm setting myself what I think are attainable goals that will add value to my life in 2019. 

(Fun...

November 21, 2018

Stretch marks are probably one of the things I dreaded most with pregnancy. I wanted to do everything I could do set myself and my skin up for the best chance to grow a tiny human without any stretch marks to prove it. In all of my research, I had read that stretch marks are hereditary so if your mother has them, there is a chance you'll get them too. I guess despite this fact, I was able to avoid them, even though my mom got...

May 14, 2018

There's this formula we all think our pregnancy is going to follow. The morning sickness, followed by crazy cravings and the cute bump, "glowing" skin and finally with you pushing your beautiful baby into the world in a bespoke robe with this perfect "I woke up like this" look. The experience later to be shared on Instagram with professional photography quality pics. That's a lot of pressure! And let me tell you, we've got pre...

April 30, 2018

Did anyone ever tell me that newborns would be this hard? Because I really don't think anyone ever told me... Instagram and Facebook moms make it look so easy! These past 7 weeks have rocked my world and I only have one kid, a hands-on husband and a temporarily live-in mother to help! Hats off to single parents and parents of multiples! One (of the many) things thats been amazing is the number of fellow moms who have reached o...

February 13, 2018

I love having flowers in the house. Well, really any plants and greenery. But just because I love them, doesn't always mean they love me back. I've tossed even the "easiest" house plants in the trash and was convinced my house was toxic (because obviously it was my house, not me). Thankfully, when it comes to fresh flowers in the house, I seem to have found the perfect formula for getting the most out of your blooms! 

1. Trim y...

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