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Oh Two-dles! | Brady’s Mickey Mouse 2nd Birthday Party

we celebrated our favorite two year old last weekend with a Mickey Mouse themed party! I finished most of the decorations after the kids had gone to bed and the next morning I woke up to Brady slapping me on the face screaming “MOOM! COMERR (come here)! MickeyyyyyyyyNOUSE!!!” he was SO excited, which made my […]

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Pampering + Pajamas | Parker & Jolie’s 6th Birthday

Jolie and Parker turned six years old last week and we celebrated them over the weekend with a girls only pampering and pajamas party! we have been to Sweet & Sassy a couple times (they got their ears pierced there this time last year!) and when given the option for their party this year they […]

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Texas State Railroad Polar Express + Weekend Fun

we kicked our December off on the right foot with a swing through the Target dollar spot for all the cold weather essentials.. which included these $3 cat earmuffs that has made a permanent place on Baker’s head. especially important when it was 70 degrees on Friday..AND most importantly, these Santa hats for our trip to […]

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Trunk or Treat | Rockford Peaches

we had a low key weekend that ended with a bang at our church’s trunk or treat. I took it back to the 90’s with our costumes this year based on the movie A League of Their Own. my sweet little baseball team was a big hit 🙂 I’ve been wanting to dress my girls […]

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fall bucket list | painting pumpkins

we celebrated October first + wasted no time in marking items off our Fall Bucket List! when we were picking out pumpkins and things over the weekend, I made sure to pick up a few pumpkin pie pumpkins with intentions to paint them all the fun colors for our front porch. of course painting + […]

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34 years + Oktoberfest

well, I’ve been thirty four years old for a full week now, and I feel no different than before 🙂 I really love my thirties more than any other decade and look forward to what the new year ahead might bring! last week Jolie started with fever on Sunday evening and then Parker followed along […]

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first weekend of fall | bucket list

it was the official first day of Fall over the weekend, and Texas delivered us some cooler weather! way out of character for Texas this time of year, and after posting this photo to instagram it seemed like lots of other friends were experiencing our usual 90 degree heat in September. we’ve had a stretch […]

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photo every hour :: girls night out

I haven’t done one of these in awhile and this weekend was jammed packed- Sunday was the perfect opportunity to share my photo every hour 🙂 Jordan was at the fire station and the kids and I slept in a bit, which doesn’t always happen, but when it does, its glorious! eight.nine. occasionally I’ll hear […]

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five on friday

one. fall layersit’s been very warm here still in Dallas, but the weather seems to be trending down a bit as we aren’t hitting the 90’s at 8am anymore.. although the 150% humidity offers little relief at all. once it hits September 1st, I am forcing myself to leave the sweaters on the hanger but some […]

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Staycation at the Gaylord Texan | Part II

time for part II of our staycation! you can see part I HERE 🙂 we woke up bright and early to hit breakfast with the fam- we opted for breakfast at the main restaurant which is served buffet style and very delicious! I ate their frittata and house made chicken sausage both mornings and I’m […]

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Staycation at the Gaylord Texan | Part I

I went back and forth about breaking our staycation recap up into a couple posts..but after loading about 100+ pictures to my computer this morning I decided to spare you the never-ending scroll and share our time by day instead 🙂 looking back through all of these photos it just reminded me how much fun […]

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Baker’s Boho Fiesta 3rd Birthday

still recovering from the excitement of the weekend, you guys last week was SO full! baby appointments, celebrating sweet Baker Bree turning three, my mom and brother came in town and we all found out the gender of this little one! my head is spinning! Saturday friends and family came together for Baker’s third birthday […]

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summer bucket list :: sensory play

summer is here! and finding things to do with my kids to keep them busy can be a challenge- especially when I don’t have the energy to take all four of them to the pool by myself or boil in the heat at the park! 96% of our week is spent in our swim suit […]

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horse camp 2018

the twins had their first experience with “camp” this week! I don’t think I’ve ever dropped them off and left them for anything like this before, outside of preschool. I had been talking it up for a few days and Jo kept mentioning how much she was going to miss me every time we talked […]

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summer bucket list | 2018

//visit the splash park// Heritage Park just opened up a beautiful splash pad that we will for sure be frequenting this summer! its large with plenty of comfortable seating for the adults! we tend to hit the splash pads around 12:30pm when most have gone home for lunch and nap times. we eat an early […]

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indoor play on Monday

I really love Monday’s- the start of a fresh week and a new to-do list. we had a great time yesterday and I snapped about 800 photos to show for it. I decided that instead of spending the day at home we would visit peek n play for the afternoon to get our wiggles out. […]

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five on friday | sunshine + horses + ice cream

one. roly poly love on Easter Sunday, uncle Adam introduced Parker and Jolie to a roly poly and they have been OBSESSED ever since. Parker came home from Miss Teresa’s house with one in a jar and would have slept with it in her bed if I wouldn’t have been able to convince her to […]

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Brady’s ‘fire station ONE’ first birthday

we had an awesome time celebrating Brady’s fire station ONE  first birthday party! this party came together much more than I could have imagined thanks to Pinterest (of course) + Jordan for being such a HUGE help. not to mention, a major shout out to AFD for spending their saturday afternoon with us! Jordan went […]

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lake weekend

we’re home after a full weekend of fun (and lots of kids) at the lake! our supper club hit up the Tapella’s lake house for a long weekend to finish off the last of Spring Break- complete with 4000 pictures, boat rides, burgers on the grill, fishing with leftover hotdogs from lunch, and lots of memories […]

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December bucket list : Dallas Zoolights

three more sleeps! I can’t believe how quickly this month and holiday season has flown by.. it feels like thanksgiving JUST happened? last night we took the kids to the Dallas Zoo for their Zoolights event for an evening filled with family fun and a million lights. we always go to the Fort Worth Zoo […]

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December bucket list :: ice skating + polar express

our stay at the Gaylord Texan part II :: see part I HERE Saturday morning started with breakfast before we hit the ice rink! a REAL outdoor ice rink. in texas. on a 60 degree day. it was perfect.  I’ve never been ice skating before, so this was as new to me as it was […]

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December bucket list :: sitting on Santa’s lap + ICE! at the Gaylord

happy Monday! here we are in Christmas week, and I cannot believe it! were in the single digit countdown to Christmas and I am probably more excited than my kids. we had a really fun whirlwind of a weekend and I documented with about 4700 pictures and I’m happy to say we checked off about […]

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kid krafting | glitter ‘frosted’ pinecones

its no secret around here that I’m not crafty.  in fact, I might be the least crafty mom you’ll ever meet. I try SO hard because the girls, especially Parker, love doing arts and crafts.. but usually, if it didn’t come off the shelf next to the crayons and markers I don’t find success in […]

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Believe in Unicorns | Jolie + Parker’s 5th Birthday Party

I can’t believe how quickly this party came and went! I had an entirely different plan for Parker and Jolie’s fifth birthday party- a (girl power) superhero theme to which I was planning out obstacle courses for all the ‘heros’ to climb through in the backyard.. a Pinterest board full of decor ideas and cake […]

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big girl getaway | great wolf lodge

last week we took our big girls, Parker and Jolie, on a mini staycation to Great Wolf Lodge. we didn’t really tell the girls what we were doing until we dropped Baker and Brady with the grandparents and made the 30 minute drive to grapevine for a special treat to celebrate turning 5! we arrived […]

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December bucket list

 I can’t believe its December 1st!!  we are spinning our holiday wheels over here and attempting to cram in as many Christmas-y things into the next 25 days as possible!  as I was coming up with our December bucket list I was texting Jordan every five minutes to see about adding something else to the calendar.. […]

Traditions

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Halloween 2017 | Troll Squad

halloween was THE best day!!!  these holidays are getting better and better every year!  this year, when talking about halloween costume ideas, I let the big girls decide what they wanted to be.  Parker announced that she wanted to be POPPY.. but then Jolie insisted she wanted to be Poppy as well and we had […]

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weekend road trip | part ii

on Saturday morning Jordan and I slept in (again!!) and headed over to my parents house for breakfast and to see the babies.  my parents, bless them, kept the kiddos for us while we were away and it was SO good to see them! I scooped Baker up and snuggled with twins and about ate […]

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weekend road trip | part i

I need a weekend coming off this weekend:) we arrived home on monday afternoon from a super fun weekend with my family- I felt like we had been gone FORever, but really it was just a handful of days.  we kicked off our weekend on Thursday night after dinner- we did our normal bedtime routine […]

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fall bucket list | 2017

its the first day if FALL! y’all. we welcome the first day of fall here in Texas with 90 degree heat + thunderstorms on the horizon.  BUT I did warm up with the yummiest latte this morning- have you tried the Maple Pecan Latte from Starbucks, yet??  forced myself into leggings for a solid 5 minutes […]

Littles

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lets flamingle! | Baker’s 2nd Birthday Party

hands down my FAVORITE party to date. there are so many things you can do with a summer birthday and Baker’s flamingle was no exception.  it usually takes me a handful of months to put together one of my parties, and having just given birth to a baby I wasn’t totally motivated to get this […]

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weekend + Baker’s Bday Celebration

ya’ll its Wednesday and Ive just now gotten my act together to share about our weekend. I suppose Monday I was recovering/cleaning/organizing the mess..and Tuesday I was actually STILL organizing the mess/recovering.. very little cleaning is happening these days, so don’t be fooled.  ANYway- this weekend, in particular Saturday, was SO FUN.  the day started […]

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five on friday | let’s flamingle!

images via pinterest  I’m SO excited for tomorrow!  today is full..and you can probably find me in full party mode + running like a chicken with me head cut off! my parents and brother will be in town this weekend- the first birthday party they have ever attended for one of my kids, so thats […]

Littles

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photo every hour | baker’s birthday

we celebrated Baker’s second birthday on Tuesday with a full day spent with family complete with swimming + pizza + cake.  our day started bright and early with my two early risers.. seven.  eight. I ordered these darling donuts from a little mom + pop donut shop right up the street from our house. Baker’s favorite thing in […]

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weekend + July fourth

Man I am riding the struggle bus to keep up with the daily happenings of this crew of mine.  a little recap for ya of our weekend and fourth of July holiday festivities.. lets start with Sunday, well because thats the only day I got dressed and snapped any kind of photos to share:)  Sunday […]

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mother’s day weekend at the lake

this weekend we kicked off our summer with the best possible way I could ever think of!  the Tapella’s bought the most beautiful lake house on Cedar Creek Lake and we spent the last four days living the lazy life with some of my most favorite people and their babies on the planet.   at […]

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celebrating Brady // baby boy sip + see

we celebrated our baby boy yesterday with the sweetest and most thoughtfully planned sip and see by my girl Brittany, my sweet mother in law, and her bestie, Teresa.  Teresa loves my family big.. while I was nursing Brady in her room yesterday before the party started I noticed pictures of my girls framed next […]

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Easter 2017

the days after a holiday weekend are SO slow.  yesterday was filled with rainy day snuggles and bottomless coffee.  Jordan was at the fire station and the girls and I.. plus the teeny baby boy didn’t leave the house.  Baker didn’t even get up until almost 11am!   Easter weekend was beautiful and filled with […]

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valentine’s day | throw back

2 0 1 3  I think JoJo was tipping the scales at 6 pounds and the dark hair that covered their newborn head was slowly starting to fall out and replaced with a strawberry blonde color for Jolie and a dirty blonde for Parker. omg… I just cant.  2 0 1 4 those jammies. baby […]

Littles

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feeling festive on february first

I just handed the girls three giant bowls of popcorn and then realized its 6pm, which is dinner time apparently.. SO, popcorn for dinner it is! fiber and whole grains.. maybe I’ll throw in some string cheese to balance out the food groups. makes me feel better. it is also February 1st!  these kind of […]

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Merry Masseys | 2016

I promise I’m almost done with the Christmas posts.   as a gift this year for Jordan’s parents we arranged a photoshoot- the first photos ever of any of the extended family together.  it was long overdue. but figuring out schedules and getting about a billion people on board and on the same page about […]

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weekend // christmas fun

this weekend the christmas spirit (and weather!!) arrived here for the Massey bunch.  we’ve been nothing short of excite for the holiday season, but life in general has been insanity and going about a million miles a minute- growing a fourth baby and having three very busy ones to tend to is no joke..so its […]

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Parker & Jolie’s Paint Party

Parker + Jolie are FOUR and we celebrated over the weekend in the most colorful way!! I’ve thrown a lot of parties and this one has got to be the best and most fun YET!  the girls are at a pretty perfect age for this kind of activity party.. we kept the group small this year […]

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photo every hour | thanksgiving 2016

thanksgiving was a busy day!  a good day filled with food and sweet family and amazing friends (that are basically family) that hosted us for the delicious meal.   — eight. I cant leave my bedroom without brushing my teeth immediately.  first brush then coffee.  so backwards but thats just how I do it. nine. […]

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Texas State Fair 2016 | fall family photos

we did something totally different this year for our family photos. we went to the fair. after tagging a long with Brittany for a session she did out there for a sweet couple, I decided last minute to scratch all plans for our traditional holiday card pictures and do something fun.. because what better way […]

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a week’s trip | back “home”

I’ve been meaning to sit down and recap our busy week away all day long and just haven’t had the time to load my pictures and get the words down on the screen.  we just got home from being in Austin for the first time in almost 6 years.  my parents have lived in that […]

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photo every hour | halloween 2016

five. an early start to my morning (actually about 4:45am) and off to camp gladiator for the next hour!  six.  my favorite time to “work“.  after bootcamp I usually have a couple hours before anyone wakes to blog or style a handful of stitch fix clients:)  seven. my work was cut short- she was awake […]

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wild + free | celebrating baby Cohen

you know me.  and you know I love a good party. myself and Andrea’s two college roomies have been planning this special day for months and I cant believe its actually come and gone! tons of Andrea’s closest friends and family gathered at my home to celebrate her baby boy Cohen- and it was such […]

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weekend | pumpkin everything

IT IS October, after all!! this weekend was FULL and so fun- and we are still recovering.. well I am still recovering.  its amazing how easily my energy level can be zapped. we spent every moment together as a family with only interruptions to take naps for Baker and me, myself, and I- and baby […]

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toddler tailgating + little mango | giveaway

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.. we LOVE small shops.  working with and shopping small has been rewarding in more ways than just the CUTTE clothes.. watching these businesses grow from the ground up through support of others like me and you- not to mention being able to find basically anything I’m […]

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weekend + thank you

first of all.. I don’t even know where to start with a thank you.  we are literally over the moon with excitement about this baby and the fact that its a BOY!  its just wonderful news!  I love him so much already.  the hundreds of sweet comments and calls and texts and messages and emails- […]

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photo every hour | take me out to the ballgame

7am we dont always fit in a Saturday workout, but they are probably my favorite of the week- maybe because Jordan and I get to workout together.. plus the trainers always pull out their biggest toys (think tractor tires and sandbags). a fun way to start my weekend! 8am 9am everybody looooves the kodiak cakes! […]

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Baker’s Berry Sweet First Birthday

I cant believe the day has come and gone so quickly!  celebrating miss Baker was so much fun and we had all our best friends and family there to wish her a very happy FIRST birthday!  when I started to think about what I wanted to do for Baker’s birthday party, I knew I wanted […]

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3 Day Weekend | Fourth of July 2016

happy tuesday, friends!  I’m still rubbing my eyes after the busiest weekend ever- although jammed to the brim with stuff , we had the best time- and the babes were just along for the ride.   we grilled.  we ate.  we swam.  we grilled.  we grilled some more.. we ate.  we swam again. saw some fireworks. […]

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baker bree | first birthday wishlist

oh my goodness.  we are in countdown mode!  our sweet girl is turning ONE in a little over 2 weeks and how in the world do I explain how fast this year has gone?!   I am loving every minute of her little growing self and cannot wait to celebrate her in a BIG way! […]

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camp gladiator | week four

I did it!  I finished my first four weeks of camp gladiator.. and I didn’t quit!  I had Britt to motivate me to go every morning because. well she was sitting in my driveway to pick me up at 4:50am and I couldn’t just leave her out there.  we made it about 4 days every […]

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rough riders | summer fun + POGO pass

friday night we took the girls to their first baseball game!  we met up with our sweet supper club friends (with 9 kids under 5 in tow + one in the womb) and headed out to the home stadium of our local minor league team- the rough riders.  every time we get together as a […]

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3 day weekend

we got a real taste of what the summer is going to look like for us over the these three days.  the big girls had their last day of school last week and we spent the rest of the week really soaking in this time together before its 800 degrees outside.  summer wardrobe is in […]

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weekend things

feeling refreshed this Monday morning.  this weekend was spent with lots of family and friends- the best kind of time!  I got out for a girls night with my dear friend Amy.. we don’t see each other as often as we like because of, well, life is insane, but when we come together its like […]

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our weekend | life’s a zoo

this weekend started with our first trip to the zoo as a family of five!  we have been trying to go for weeks and couldn’t make it work- but finally we made time and the weather couldn’t have been more perfect.  the big girls had a blast seeing all the animals we talk about everyday. […]

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