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From the Mind of my Baby Girl

To all the stressed out and struggling moms out there, who sometimes feel like they just need a break, here’s an open letter I wrote from another (much smaller) point of view. Dear Mommy, As I lay asleep on your chest ever so dearly, I want you to know how much I love you and how I don’t mean to stress you out. You see, I’m just a little baby and I’m still trying to figure out this big new place. I’ve only been on the outside for just a few months now, and I’m still discovering new and scary things each day. You see Mommy, when I decided to sleep all day today, it was because I didn’t really know any better. When I was in your belly, you rocked me to sleep each day as you walked around your office at work and ran errands in the evenings.…

Harper’s Nursery Reveal

SHOP THE POST: My dearest Harper, how are you already 7 months old? In these past few months, you’ve brought your mama and daddy so much joy and laughter. You didn’t smile at us until you were at least a month and a half, you’ve got a pair of lungs like you wouldn’t believe, and you’re trying to crawl but absolutely hate it. I’m pretty sure you’re going to skip crawling and go straight to walking.  Oh, and pink is by far your color. Especially with those brunette locks of yours. Oh my sweet Harper — you’re just perfect! I started designing Harper’s nursery many, many months ago. I wanted her room to be colorful, bright and cheery. Her room has a ton of natural light, which reflects perfectly off the light grey walls and beige carpet (Quiet Durable in Champagne) from Shaw Floors to be exact. Since I kept the walls and flooring neutral, I was able…

Everything You Need to Know About Microblading

For those of you who have seen “microblading” around the internet, but are still wondering what it is, then today is your lucky day. I’ve been wanting to try it for years and I’m so happy I finally took the plunge. Thanks to the AMAZINGLY talented Carrie Hunt of The Browtique, I now have the eyebrows I’ve always wanted. To give you some background, microblading is a semi-permanent makeup that gives your brows a fuller look. It can either fill in “balding” areas (for me, the outer parts of my brows were thinning), or it can simply fill in your existing brows to make them more bold. The technique creates hair-like strokes throughout your brow instead of one single “block” tattoo. The look is incredibly real and very convincing. Before I got mine done, I had seen it done on others and completely thought it was their real brows. So…

Back Porch Makeover

Living in Texas, you just never know what the weather will look like from day to day. Over the summer, the temperatures rise above 100 degrees, while in the winter we’re known to get snow and ice one week, and 80 degrees the next. With warm and sunny days throughout the year, a beautiful pool view, and a movie projector for nightly TV watching, we knew we would use our back patio year-round. We started with painting our siding a matte black to make the space feel more modern. Next, we added a cedar ceiling that my Dad, Father-n-law and husband actually did themselves. Copper accents  were the original inspiration for the space, so I picked up a few copper side tables, lanterns and sconces to finish off the look. But if you ask me, the first two things you notice when you walk out on our back patio are our new Haiku…