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In Lifestyle, Motherhood on
February 6, 2018

6 of My All Time Favorite Bloggers

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Happy Tuesday Guys!

A few years ago I discovered this whole blogging world and immediately fell in love! That was before Instagram was ever a thing and a blog post was all there was! So today I want to share those moms that started it all, the ones that introduced me to this world and the blogs I still stalk!

Let’s start from the beginning, from my first ever blogger!

Becky of From Mrs to Mama

Becky no longer blogs but I used to read her blog daily! Her blog was a little bit of everything and I love reading it all. You can read a few of her posts here! Every once in a while I like to go back and read a few of her post. I love the way she writes and paints a perfect picture of what she was trying to say!

Amber of The Massey Spot

Amber still blogs and I still visit her blog often! She changed the name of her blog but her blog is still the same and oh so good! She was pregnant with her twins when I started following her and now she has 2 more sweeties! Her blog is my goal!

 

Veronika of Veronika is Blushing

Veronika has been one of my favorite fashion bloggers since day one! Before I knew there was such a term as fashion bloggers! Her outfits inspired me and made me see the possibilities of new outfits within what I already had!

 

Jessica of Garvin and Co

Jessica was and still is one of my favorite bloggers! I love her blog, her style and I’m usually looking to her for inspiration, great stories and amazing clothes for my little one!

 

Kate of Small Things Blog

Kate is the sweetest person and one of the most inspiring girls ever! She blogs about makeup, hair and even fashion! I remember watching her videos over and over again as I tried to copy the hair tutorial.

Last but not least Heidi of As the Foreste Grows

Heidi no longer blogs, but her Instagram is great! Her blog was also a must read daily for me!

 

Go give them follow them and let me know your favorite bloggers! I love finding new friends to follow!

In Home on
January 19, 2018

Laundry Room Basics

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Hey Guys! Happy Friday!

Well, today I want to talk about the items that we have for our new laundry room. You know the one we have done absolutely nothing in yet I have most of the accessories for! These little guys have me dreaming about laundry and I’m happy to report not the nightmare kind of dreaming!

I have said this over and over again, as much as I want this laundry room to be pretty, I need it to be useful and very practical! There are only 3 people in our family but do laundry for what feels like 10.

 

 Laundry Cart 

This is the most the most expensive item on my list and actually on my want list too, I just can’t bring myself to spend so much on it, but I’m definitely looking for a cheaper option. Will keep y’all posted.

Holder

If you’re like us and have different mops and brooms for your house you need this. It eliminates being hit on the head with the broom when you reach for the mop.

 

Wall Hooks

I actually got this this weekend. I plan to put our baseball caps and even shirts that don’t go in the dryer.

 

Small Basket

Ok, you’ll need a few of these! I always love a good basket, it just makes everything so pretty!

Gray Pot Plants

As much function as we want from a room there always has to be a pretty aspect! Greenery kind of do it for me!

Pendant Light

If you have it in your budget, these are a must. Nothing opens a room up like a new light! It may be a simple fix but it makes the room worth $1000 bucks!

Glass Jars

We don’t use pods in our house, but I use this to put my wool balls with Lavender. Also planning to buy a bigger one to make our own softener. Trying my best to go as clean as possible this year! I’ll have a post on this next week!

Drying Rack

I cannot be the only person with missing socks in every load right?! This is not my favorite item but thinking if I paint it, it would look good, but again its function, it’s perfect!

 

Happy Friday!

In Home on
January 12, 2018

Laundry Room Dreams

Let’s talk laundry rooms.

I hate them all… Really. I love the smell of clean, fresh laundry right out of the dryer but that’s it! It’s my least favorite chore, but it has to get done. Is there a laundry fairy? It would be awesome if she could take it all away and put it back clean. A girl can dream right!

So, in efforts to make laundry more pleasant, we have decided to make over the laundry room. Ok, let’s back up.

It’s not going to be more pleasant but I’ll least I’ll have a pretty and functional space to work in.

Laundry Closet

In our old home our laundry room was a hall to the garage and in the new house, the laundry room is more like a closet. It’s helpful since I can just shut the doors and none will ever know the mess behind it. I’m totally kidding, well partly kidding, but the truth is that the laundry closet is also in a hall next to our kitchen which makes it super functional to throw a load of laundry in during the day.

Functionality

This is probably my biggest issue. Whoever thought that a closet or a hall was enough room for laundry definitely did not do any laundry. Well unless you are my mom who does all her laundry and puts it away in one day. I don’t know how she does it, but I’ll be working on at the entire 2018. I’m looking for something that works for our family of 3 and in the future for more little ones!

Inspiration

Here are a few of my inspirations and I’ll share why.

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I actually know the blogger that made this and this is perfection! I might be exactly what we do! Now I just need a window.

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Ok, I’m secretly in love with this! Stacking them will give me a lot more room. I would love to do a stacking system for the baskets!

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I love the classic wood color mix and of course that floor! On the organization factor, I love the folding space and the baskets on the side.

I would love to see your laundry rooms or if you have any inspiration. For more of mine, you can head to Pinterest to see them all

Send me a DM on Instagram all your pictures!

In Lifestyle, Mamas, Motherhood on
January 3, 2018

There is a Place

There is a place where fear has to face the God I know!

I heard this song this morning and it was just what my heart needed.  I’ve talked about this on here before but if you are new you can read more about it here. My heart has been a little fearful this past year.

Last year I lost a baby so close to me, a baby in our home daycare and it literally broke me to pieces. I have never imagined going through something like this and as much as I don’t want it to affect me I have days where it hurts too much. Where I can’t even think!

I have given that burden to God, but I would be lying if I said that I have never relived that call. Relived that moment! Relived my first the panic I felt, relived the moment where I felt there wasn’t enough air in the car for me to possibly breath in. Everything hurt, everything shattered at that exact moment!

This New Years Eve came but I came with a freedom I had not experienced in a while.

As I sat in church on Sunday my Pastor preached on fear, isn’t funny how God knows exactly what we need and when. He preached on how we are not to fear, on how we need to let those fears go to be able to not only move ahead but live the way God wants us to live. He talked about something most of us know, yet we lack the capacity to apply it.

The bibble states 366 times ” Do not Fear”. No matter the version or language do not fear is there. Even for leap years.

There, on that stage, I left my fear. I left the fear of letting Bella sleep without me. Without waking up in the middle of the night and checking on her more times than I can count to make sure I saw her breath through her belly.

As it marks the anniversary of my sweet angel’s death, I realized once and for all, God wants more from me. He wants me to trust Him fully, to give Him my all, which includes that fear.

That small fear, OK, that giant fear so it can meet my wonderful, HUGE God!

I will fell on my knees and glorified His name. Because when I’m at my lowest is when He glorifies through me!

This is not to say that my fear has miraculously disappeared but I lean on Him to be my steady ground! Maybe you too, you have fear, whether small or big but just remember the God that stands for us. He has given us the strength to make it through one more day, one more tomorrow and one more the next day!

I lean on Him to be my eyes, to be my strength and to be my all.

So what is your fear today? What has been keeping you down?

I hope you listen to this song and use your “do not fear” for today, remember that tomorrow will have it’s own and so will the next day.

If you wish to do the same please feel free to message me and I’ll pray with you and for you!

In Lifestyle, Motherhood on
January 2, 2018

Happy New Year- 2018 Goals

Happy New Year Loves!

Hope all of you had a great New Year’s Eve! I’m so excited for the new year! A new year brings so many opportunities, so much hope and in my case so much simplicity. This year I am determined to simplify my life and everything we do.

This past year with the move we realized we have so much stuff, like really how can three people accumulate so much, and with a bigger house we don’t want the opportunity to fill it up and have even more stuff. Instead, we want to simplify our life, only use we what really need and get rid off all the things that fall into any of these categories.

  • I’ll use it when I lose weight
  • Multiple items that are the same
  • I’ll save it because I’ll need it soon
  • I’ll save it just in case

This is probably the biggest goal for this year, and it’s one that will make the rest of them fall quickly and easily into place. After reading this book, I want to clean everything and have my house be perfectly in order. Don’t know how long that will take if I’m being completely honest but a start is a start right?!

This year I want to be the best at home! What exactly does that mean? Well, change starts at home, with your people, your family. You know, the ones that have seen you at your worst and still love you! Yeah, those.

Being the best mom, wife, and daughter I can be. Being the light for them, that way they can radiate wherever they are. Changing the world one prayer at a time and one clean room at a time. (I say this one staring at my mount of clean laundry, at least is clean right)

What are your goals this year? Do you do resolutions?