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My hope is that this space serves YOU and helps to make your life feel a bit more elevated and a lot more joyful. I will be sharing simple recipes, affordable finds (and what to do with them), tips and tricks, our home (wherever the Air Force and life takes us), and a lot of joyful life in between.

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Room makeover
10/21/20

At the beginning of July we were able to make it back home to my parent’s house to spend a week there before Ellie arrived. We always manage to stay super busy when we’re home so we didn’t relax a ton but as always, it was so great to be there. I’m missing it as […]

My Childhood Bedroom Makeover

Living

A Letter to our Ellie Girl – The Story of how She Came into this World

I wrote this letter to our daughter Eleanor after she was born so that she knew everything that went into her coming into the world. In case I forget any detail someday (or have moved onto Heaven), I wanted her to be able to read back on this and know the answer to the question, […]

October 20, 2020

Journey to Motherhood

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Pregnancy Third Trimester Recap

October 19, 2020

Baby Journey

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Tupta Tot #2 Third Trimester Recap

Although Ellie girl has been with us for 9 weeks now, I wrote this post a few days before she arrived and still wanted to share. Some of you might not care to read this after the fact, but I probably will want to look back on this later on! Here are my answers to […]

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Holiday favorites Anthro
10/15/20

I want to start this post out by saying if you are paying off debt or are trying to stick to a tight budget, please do not continue reading this post! Your financial goals are more important than this stuff I’m about to share! I’m cheering you on!!! Christmas is my favorite time of the […]

Anthropologie Holiday Collection Favorites

Holidays

Maternity clothes

Minimal Maternity Wardrobe – Summer Due Date

About three years ago when I was packing up my closet to prepare for our move from Phoenix to South Carolina, I realized that I had so many clothes that I didn’t wear and I basically wore the same pieces on repeat. At that point, I got rid of so much stuff and decided I […]

October 14, 2020

Pregnancy

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What to pack in a hospital bag

September 3, 2020

Pregnancy

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What We’d Pack in a Hospital Bag + Free Printable

Almost three weeks ago our little Eleanor was making her way into the world. Goodness, time is flying… It hurts my heart a bit. Ironically enough, the 2.5 days that we spent in the hospital felt like they took forever. I think that was just because we wanted to get home so badly (despite how […]

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Elvie
8/24/20

I tend to do a lot of research and question asking when it comes to buying pretty much anything. Breast pumps though, well, really most baby products, I feel like was on a whole other level for me. I will say though, once I learned about the Elvie from a great friend of mine, the […]

Why I Got the Elvie Breast Pump & How I Ordered it with Tricare

Pregnancy

Pregnant Resource Vault

Resources We’ve Utilized During Pregnancy

Birth Class We can’t recommend this enough! Specifically Lauren’s class. She typically does these in person but because of COVID she revamped everything to make it online so even though she’s based out of Northern VA, we were able to do this with her which was amazing. The course is broken up into four, three-ish […]

July 29, 2020

Baby Journey

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July 13, 2020

Lifestyle

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Life Lately + Maternity Photos

Two weeks ago tomorrow, Stephen and I were sleeping in the house I grew up in when I awoke to multiple messages (mostly from friends stationed or deployed across the globe) asking if Stephen was okay. “Yeah, he’s was sleeping right next to me, what’s up?” I quickly learned that there had been a fatal […]

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