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Holiday Gift Guide – For Baby and Toddler

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The ultimate Christmas gift guide for baby and toddler

The ultimate Christmas gift guide for baby and toddler A few days ago I posted a Holiday Gift Guide – For Her, and today I thought I’d share my Holiday Gift Guide – For Baby and Toddler. I have a two year old and a two month old, and I always struggle to find things for them that they’ll love and actually use. Plus, I try to keep the clutter to a minimum in our house, so I’m especially careful…

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Hydrangea Wreath with Copper Accents

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Hydrangea Wreath with Copper Accents

This hydrangea wreath with copper accents will make the perfect addition to your home for the holidays!  This post may contain affiliate links At the beginning of September, I talked about drying limelight hydrangeas [here] and mentioned that I was planning on using them for a wreath later on in the Fall. I used the hydrangeas throughout my home for my Fall décor [here], but now that I’m changing things up around here, I thought I’d finally use them to…

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Holiday Gift Guide – For Her

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The ultimate holiday gift guide - for her // Perfect Christmas gifts for all of the women in your life!

In honor of the biggest shopping day of the year (BLACK FRIDAY!), I’ve put together a Holiday Gift Guide – For Her.  I always feel a little funny when I create a gift guide “for her” because, well, it’s basically my own wishlist. ;) BUT all of these items are things I love, some of them I already own! There’s something for just about every woman in your life, too, so hopefully this gift guide makes your Christmas shopping easy. This…

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Where a Kid Can be a Kid

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Chuck E. Cheese's: Where a Kid can be a Kid

This post is sponsored, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.  When I was a kid, I remember going to a few birthday parties at Chuck E. Cheese’s. It was like the ultimate birthday spot for a kid: pizza, games, and prizes. So the other day when I was invited to attend a grand re-opening at a Chuck E. Cheese’s, I knew we had to take Henry. I mean, it had probably been over 25 years since I stepped…

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The Best of Hearth and Hand

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The Best of Hearth and Hand

The Best of Hearth and Hand, Chip and Joanna’s new collaboration line with Target.  This post may contain affiliate links It’s no secret that I’m mildly obsessed with Joanna Gaines. Ok, “mildly obsessed” might be putting it lightly. ;) (Remember when I visited Magnolia Market?) So when I heard that Chip and Jo had a new line coming to Target, I obviously was excited. Because, hello, Target is the greatest store and when you combine it with Magnolia?! Yes please!  The…

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Mom Hack: A Shopping Cart Hammock

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Mom hack: A shopping cart hammock for baby so there's more room in the cart for your groceries and Target "essentials" like coffee...and wine!

Mom hack: A shopping cart hammock for baby so there’s more room in the cart for your groceries and Target “essentials” like coffee…and wine!  This post may contain affiliate links Before Ruby was born, I shared a roundup of our tried and true baby gear must-haves…and included a few items that I hadn’t tried yet but was excited to. You can see the whole roundup [here] and my review of the DockATot [here]. I’m back with another review today –…

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Halloween Mantel with Copper Accents

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Halloween Mantel with Copper Accents

My Halloween mantel with copper accents has traditional Fall colors and natural elements This post may contain affiliate links If you saw my Early Fall Home Tour [here], then you know that I incorporated a lot of non-traditional Fall colors like navy, white, and green. I loved the fresh feeling it brought into our home! But when it came time to decorate our mantel for Halloween, I wanted the cozy feel of more traditional oranges and reds. Halloween is Henry’s…

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The Best of Target’s “A New Day” Line: In-Store Try On

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The Best of Target's "A New Day" Line: In-Store Try On

The Best of Target’s “A New Day” Line: In-Store Try On This post may contain affiliate links The other day I made my first trip to Target with two babies…and managed to try on ONE sweater, so basically it was a huge success. I mean, shopping with an almost two year old and a newborn AT THE SAME TIME ain’t for the faint of heart, you guys. So trying on an article of clothing (albeit not in the dressing room,…

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Why I love the DockATot

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Why I love the Dockatot

Why I love the DockATot: an honest review of the baby lounger we’re using for our daughter!  This post may contain affiliate links HI! Remember a few weeks ago when I shared my tried and true baby gear must haves? I included a few items in the roundup that I was excited to try this second time around, and one of those was a DockATot! So today I’m sharing my review…plus a discount code if you want to purchase one…

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Tried and True Baby Gear Must Haves

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Tried and True Baby Gear Must Haves, Baby Gear Essentials

Tried and true baby gear must haves to help you through the first years of baby’s life This post may contain affiliate links Yesterday marked one week out from my due date, so I thought to celebrate I’d share a roundup of my most favorite baby items. Plus, I’m sharing a few things that I’m excited to try this second time around. We used every single thing on this roundup when Henry was a newborn, with the exception of the…

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Early Fall Home Tour

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My early Fall home tour – a fresh and simply styled home with neutrals, cool tones, and touches of traditional Fall colors Happy Monday, friends! I’m so excited to kick this week off with my early Fall home tour. I’m the last blogger on today’s tour, so if you’re here from The Welch House, you’ve reached the end of your tour! At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other bloggers on the tour. Be sure and stop…

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Chalkboard Wall with Hanging Copper Planters

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Chalkboard Wall with Hanging Copper Planters

A chalkboard wall with hanging copper planters: perfect for turning a big, blank kitchen wall into something that is stylish, fun, and functional!  This post may contain affiliate links Hey guys! I hope you’re having a great weekend so far. I am really excited to be guest posting over on Sinkology’s blog today  – this post will also be shared over there. They have tons of awesome posts so if you’re looking for some serious food, décor, and DIY inspiration,…

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Drying Limelight Hydrangeas

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How to dry limelight hydrangeas - easy and FREE fall decor!

Drying limelight hydrangeas is a really quick and easy way to extend the life of your hydrangea blooms, and make great Fall décor that is FREE!  This post may contain affiliate links This year for Fall, I’m really trying to keep our décor simple. I’m doing that for three reasons:  I don’t want our home to feel cluttered, I don’t want to spend a ton of money, and also…we have a baby due in two and a half weeks (OMG!)…

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Inspiring Fall Porches

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Inspiring Fall Front Porches

A roundup of inspiring Fall porches to get you ready for cooler temps! Hi guys! I hope you had a great, relaxing, long Labor Day weekend. We definitely did! Labor Day signifies the “end of Summer”, but the temperatures haven’t dropped yet! So while most of you probably are a ways off from thinking about Fall, I always jump the gun every year and break out the pumpkins and cozy stuff early. I’m not finished decorating our home for Fall,…

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Upstairs Bathroom Flooring, Paint, Tub and Sink Selections

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Upstairs Bathroom Flooring, Paint, Tub and Sink Selections

We’re making progress! I’m sharing our upstairs bathroom flooring, paint, tub and sink selections today, so you can get a little sneak peek at what the space will look like when its finished!  We have been preparing for our upstairs bathroom renovation for quite a while. As far as the design process has gone, I first put together a post  on creating a modern farmhouse style bathroom [here] with a bunch of options and styles to choose from. It’s always…

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