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2019 holiday gift guide : big boy 5-10 years

Nintendo Switch:: i’m pretty sure this has the been a must have gift for a couple of years now! some friends of ours have one of these and it’s seriously cool. you can play on the console itself or unsnap the controllers and hook it up to your tv and play with a group on […]

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Jolie + Parker :: 7 Years

december 6th, 2012. 7 years ago today you, my sweet Jolie and Parker, entered into this world.  making me a mom. rocking our world with your tiny presence and really showing me what true love is all about. SEVEN. I hardly recognized these big girls.     Jolie- you are brave, graceful, independent, oh-so-stubborn, strong-willed, loving, […]

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2019 holiday gift guide :: girls 6-8 years

Kiwi Co Kiwi Crate:: I can’t tell you what a huge hit these Kiwi Crates are for my big girls. I shared last night our cute thanksgiving place card project we got in our crate this month, and it is such a fun way option for screen free entertainment but also a great activity to […]

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2019 holiday gift guide :: 2-4 years

Space Man Pajamas:: I am so excited to see Brady’s face when he spots these Space Man pajamas. I love to gift pajamas and when the grandparents ask about gifts for my kids, I always suggest pajamas! they are an easy and fun gift to give, and these are so unique and imaginative! anything to […]

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2019 holiday gift guide :: 6-12 months

Cuddle + Kind Evan the Elephant :: everyone in our house is a fan of these super soft knit animals. Evan was just released last month and has already been a big hit around here! it is the cutest and probably my personal favorite next to Ella the unicorn and Scout the deer! we love […]

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Playroom Makeover

guys! it is finally finished! we put the final touches to the playroom and I LOVE how it has turned out. this space was once our dining room but about 4 years ago we turned it into a playroom in hopes to organize the plethora of toys we had piled in every corner of the […]

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Mama + Mini Matching with Old Navy

this post brought to you in collaboration with Old Navy. special thank you to Jamie Denholm Photography for capturing our mama and mini looks! I am so excited to share today’s post! I have partnered with Old Navy to share some darling looks for Spring in celebration of Mother’s Day coming up this weekend. inspiration […]

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Baylor Graham | 4 months

four months.. already!! I can’t believe its been four months since we welcomes Baylor into our family, but all that has happened over the last 16 weeks, it also seems like his first few days at home was so long ago!  one thing is for sure, he 100% belongs in our crew and is such […]

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Day in the Life : Mom of 5

I finally got my act together to share a blog post about our ‘typical’ day in the life.  I put typical in quotes because some days look a little different, but for the most part we stick to a pretty normal routine that works well for us! after documenting our day in photos I realized […]

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Easter 2019

we are in holiday hangover.. at some point in the night I turned off the three alarms I had set to get the girls up for school this morning and around 6:38am I rolled over to feel Jolie and Baker in the bed with me..and it took me a second to register what day it […]

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Easter Baskets for my Bunnies

I was going to save this post for tomorrow, but decided to go ahead and get it up asap since I saw on IG that Miranda of Chalk Designs by Me is accepting orders through tonight for her easter basket name tags! I’m way behind on sharing our easter baskets this year, but good news […]

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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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Unruh Furniture :: the Lakehouse Dresser

GUYS. I’m so excited for today’s post! I shared Baylor’s nursery last week on the blog and today, as promised, I’m sharing all about our experience with Unruh Furniture and creating the perfect centerpiece for Baylor’s nursery. I met Sam + Hayley almost two years ago when they came into town from Kansas City in search […]

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Baylor’s Cozy + Neutral Nursery

finally I am sitting down to document our sweet Baylor’s nursery! I love this room and we spend a lot of time in here, even though Baylor is still in our bedroom for another month or so (we usually move the babies to their nursery around 4 months). at least once a day we’re in […]

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Fresh 48 | Baylor Meets the Crew

I’ll never forget the instant well of my eyes and burst of my heart when I saw those little baby feet from under the privacy curtain as they walked into the hospital room.  it had been such a whirlwind since Baylor was born four days before then and finally seeing those sweet little faces brought […]

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Baylor’s birth story | part II

I want to preface this post about our experience in the NICU with Baylor by stating that NICU parents are the most remarkable people I have ever met. our stay is absolutely nothing compared to the families we shared a POD with during the three days we had our baby there. the baby girl across […]

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January 3rd, 2019 | Baylor’s Birth Story

typing this with a sleeping baby boy on my chest. I’ve been trying to get my thoughts about this birth story out for a week and every time I begin to remember all the details surrounding Baylor’s birth I cant help but feel overwhelmed with emotions. so many moving parts and definitely the most eventful […]

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hospital bag checklist | basic mama necessities

the Essentials | ONLY toiletries — basically bring whatever makes you most comfortable for your post-baby stay.  for me it is dry shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, mini shower pouf, toothbrush, face wash.. you get the idea.  I am typically in the hospital for four nights post c-section, and because I am in the hospital for […]

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big girl birthday getaway | great wolf lodge

last week we took the girls, Parker, Jolie, and Baker, on a mini staycation to Great Wolf Lodge. we did this last year the week before the twins’ birthday and had SO much fun- we decided we would try to make it an annual thing. since the twins are in school this year on their […]

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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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2018 gift guide | girls 3-6 years

last but not least, the most colorful of my gift guides, I’ve got a few options for the girly girls in your life 🙂 Baker (age 3) plays right along side the bigger girls (age 6), so this guide is all inclusive of options for ages across 3-6 years. personalized hooded towels :: I had […]

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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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2018 gift guide | toddler boy

we have been doing a major toy overhaul in this house- we spent a good part of last week purging the playroom of items we never play with.. and by the end of it about 85% of the toys were in the donation box. about 4 years ago we flipped our dining room into a […]

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Pajama Jam with Hanna Andersson

its Black Friday- which means that there are 800 other blogs your scrolling through, so I appreciate your hopping over to the blog for a bit of pajama fun as I am sharing one of the best sales of the season :: $25 all kids pj’s + extra 30% off everything (until 11/25)! I’ve included a […]

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third trimester things | baby five

when people ask how far along I am I want to respond with something along the lines of “800 weeks with 72 weeks left to go.” I feel like this pregnancy has been the longest ever, yet the weeks have flown past in a blink of an eye. I’m definitely the most emotional I’ve ever […]

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Pretty in Pink | Girls’ Shared Room

I’m so excited to finally share photos and details of the girls shared room!  the twins have always been in the same room and shortly after we upgraded and transitioned Baker to a twin sized bed (right around the age of two) she started sleeping on a trundle bed in the twins room- the three […]

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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 family photos

I had the pleasure of meeting Katee Bracher of KBratcher Photography several months ago and finally got on her books for our fall family photos. with four kids you never quite know how its going to go, but honestly it was such a great experience with Katee- very casual and she was so amazing the […]

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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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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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bump date | 23-24 weeks

its hard to believe I’m almost 24 weeks into this pregnancy and haven’t done a single “bump” update since we announced. from about 6 weeks until 18 weeks I dealt with horrible migraines, some days they were lasting 8-12 hours. after trying everything my doctor put me on fioricet (which is basically Tylenol and caffeine […]

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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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25 healthy lunch box ideas (for kids)

we are in our second full week of school and I have been having fun meal planning my girls’ lunch meals for the last week or so. my dietitian brain starts working and I push the limits to see what combinations my girls will actually eat when I send it. its among the first two […]

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Brady Jordan | 16 & 17 Months

holy moly the last two months have FLOWN by! you have grown leaps and bounds and into the sweetest, but also the most bull-headed little boy ever. your smile is the most contagious of all four of you and you can bring the house down with your insane laughter and happy squeals. your dad has hung […]

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Jolie + Parker’s First Day of Kindergarten

we did it! well, THEY did it. our sweet Parker and Jolie started kindergarten yesterday and I think it was a great start to the school year. This past weekend was busy busy busy getting ready for their start of school- we stopped into old navy and target and got a few cute outfits to […]

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sister girls | life lately

migraines have made it really difficult to look at a computer screen which also means I have a hard time keeping up with regular blog posts but its about time for a long overdue sister update! I have gotten a few questions about Jolie’s health and sweet Baker turned three a couple weeks ago! I […]

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Gender Reveal | Baby #5

I’m sitting here reliving those moments before the sky turned blue with confetti as I look back through these photos capturing the delight in finding out that this baby was indeed another boy! I had a feeling it was a boy, the nausea and migraines were a big hint for me because I had similar […]

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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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Stitch Fix Kids

*this post contains affiliate links through which I may be compensated but all opinions are my own its finally here! Stitch Fix Kids is here and I’m SO very pumped about it! you might have seen me share before that I am a Stitch Fix stylist (I work from home + get paid hourly, no commission is […]

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Surprise! Its Baby Number 5!

surprise is RIGHT! for everyone. yep.. this baby, while we are OVER THE MOON, was quite a shock to Jordan and I. the other kids were all planned very well, to an extent. Baker was also a surprise but we had been trying for nearly a year (10 months) on Clomid and after two failed […]

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Summer Family Photos

I was SO fortunate to cross paths with the sweetest doll behind the amazing images I’m sharing today. Mykal Bailey is a traveling photographer and happened to be in dallas last week, so we planned to meet up for her to capture my family in a home lifestyle shoot. from the get-go, Mykal and I […]

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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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Sunday Fun in the Sun

checking off our summer bucket list with LOTS of pool time! we spent the day yesterday with our Supper Club besties! the day was warm but the sun peeked in and out of the clouds making for a perfect time sitting poolside without feeling like you’re baking. our first supper club all together since Miss […]

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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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Brady Jordan | 14 months

here we are.  fourteen months with our little stinker. its been a big month of change and “firsts” for this guy. we’ve been dealing with a lot of change on top of cutting about 1 billion teeth so it has been a little rough.  but when he’s not pulling at my legs to be picked […]

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busy days in comfort + style with Carter’s

this post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. we hit the ground running with some fun things lined up for the week and started with the annual monarch butterfly festival. Auntie went last year and raved about it, so we put it on the calendar to take the […]

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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

one. lady bugsI’ve talked about the bug obsession a time or two on the blog, and right now its lady bugs.  Parker is the lady bug whisperer.. that child can tell me “I’m going to find a lady bug!” and return with three 5 minutes later. I mentioned a couple weeks ago about the bug keepers […]

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Brady Jordan | 13 months

on the move and constantly having some place to be or go or see. climbing up and down off the couch and then on the couch.. and then off again. “bro code” tee // sweatsy’all, if he can swing his leg around it, you better believe he’s getting on top of ‘it’. belly flopping from […]

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where I shop | baby boy

 “where do you buy Brady’s clothes?” I get this question a lot in comments, messages, and emails asking for links and products that are my favorite when it comes to shopping for a boy. truth is, while I LOVE shopping for the girls, finding fun and unique pieces for Brady has been just as much […]

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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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Easter 2018 in pictures

happy Monday, friends! I hope you all had an amazing weekend spent with friends + family in celebration of the Easter holiday. I feel like we have been running nonstop for the last couple weeks and this weekend was no exception- we were busy! but ‘good’ busy. my heart is so full! I laid in […]

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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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monday top five

we are still in party hangover here and have zero plans this week aside from the usual errands and keeping up with four kids. the weekend was busy but I didn’t take a ton of photos to share a fun/full weekend recap, so I’m going with my usual five on friday format.. on Monday 🙂 […]

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Brady Jordan | 12 months

Brady is ONE! I can’t believe it! we celebrated our sweet boy this week with his favorite foods: pancakes + cinnamon rolls! our usual spot, seven mile cafe, was practically empty on Tuesday morning so we took our time with breakfast and enjoyed spending our morning with our main squeeze! our day was low key, […]

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happy birthday, Brady Jordan

Brady, my sweet buddy!! you are ONE!  can I just go on the record to say that this was THE fastest year ever. over the last year  our family welcomed an incredible amount of change but you were the greatest joy and addition we could have ever imagined- none of us could think of our life […]

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baskets for my bunnies

I cant believe I’m filling easter baskets! already! Easter ranks up on the holiday list like Christmas for me, aside from the obvious Christian/spiritual reason, I love this season and time of year- Spring time offers the most beautiful weather here in Texas! finding creative ways to fill the baskets for my kids is really […]

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buh bye tonsils + adenoids

after months of dealing with unexplained sickness, oncologists, infectious disease specialists, countless tests, pokes + prods, CAT scans, ultrasounds, scary MRI tubes.. finally, our amazing rheumatologist offered a diagnosis of PFAPA. here we are, almost a year later, with high hopes of permanent relief from these exhausting fever episodes and terrible symptoms that come along […]

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photo every hour | sunday

eight. the kids spent the night at BB + Papa’s house on Saturday night while Jordan and I hung out for an adults only night out (see also Netflix in our jams and in bed by 10pm). I woke up to a very quiet house after sleeping in, uninterrupted and I did what I always […]

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