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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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What to pack in a hospital bag
9/03/20

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 […]

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

Pregnancy

Elvie

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

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 […]

August 24, 2020

Pregnancy

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Pregnant Resource Vault

July 29, 2020

Baby Journey

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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 […]

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7/13/20

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 […]

Life Lately + Maternity Photos

Lifestyle

SC Home

Our SC Home is on the Market!

I still don’t know if the fact that there’s a “for sale” sign in our yard has really hit me yet. I knew this would happen though – when the time came, everything would start happening at an extremely quick rate. Sure enough, it is. Not only is the house on the market and we’ve […]

June 22, 2020

House + Home

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June 15, 2020

Baby Journey

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Tupta Tot #2 Second Trimester Recap

How do you feel physically, emotionally, and mentally? Physically, I felt (and still feel) fantastic. My energy was really high and even working out I felt strong and capable. I started feeling pelvic floor pressure around the start of the second trimester so I modified my workouts accordingly and started to see a physical therapist […]

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Home Gym
5/28/20

Happy Thursday to you! I hope you’re having a good one so far. Today I’m going to be sharing all of the details on our garage gym. For a couple of years now, I didn’t think that I really had enough to say or share to warrant a post but I’ve been asked about it […]

All About Our Garage Gym + Minimal Equipment WODs

Wellness

Joy!

Five Things Bringing Me Joy Recently

Hey guys! I hope you’ve been having a great day so far. Thank you so much for taking time out of it to stop by! I’m always so thankful to have you here. I had my 28 week appointment today *shocked face*. It’s going by so quickly. I’m excited but also trying to soak up […]

May 19, 2020

Lifestyle

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Curly Girl Method

May 8, 2020

Hair and Makeup

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Changes I’ve Made to my Curly Routine + Video

In August of last year I shared my curly girl routine HERE that I had been using for about 6 months at that point. It was a very long and detailed post with a video included so if you’re just getting started with your own curly girl journey, I suggest starting there! In the months […]

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