THE cutest toddler shoes

because we are obsessed with shoes… 1.) pink sneakers 2.) rose gold slip on sneaker 3.) high top sneaker 4.) fringe sandals – also available in pink 5.) new balance sneakers 6.) polka dot high tops 7.) birkenstocks 8.) stephen curry 2 9.) gold and white sneaker 10.) leopard sneakers 11.) tiger sneakers 12.) rio…

yay moms (mother’s day gift guide)

because YAY moms!! for everything we do. for everything we have endured. for all the love that we have given and continue to give. for the late nights and open arms. for never wanting to trade a single second of the chaos. there is nothing like your mother and there never will be. no one…

thoughts on family & a birthday party

yesterday after spending the day with my extended family i started really thinking about what family means. lately we have been over the place. we are all so busy in our respective lives and we all have our own busy schedules to keep. sometimes we forget how important phone calls & text messages can be….

dear teenage madison…

DEAR TEENAGE MADISON, If you are anything like your mom (and I hope you are so much better than me) you are going to be rebellious and argumentative and think you know everything that’s best for you in this world. I know because I was there. And you might even roll your eyes now, and…

Easter photoshoot

gymboree pink organza dress (on sale now) pink shimmer ballet flats (25% off with code PEEP) straw hat with bow detail (on sale now) / Madison preferred to wear it backwards yellow lace & floral print dress (on sale now) bunny ears headband

touche

today i’m struggling with how to explain the Bible to a toddler. i know what passages mean to me but i don’t know how to explain them to a little person. last night we were reading Mark 12:30-31 and talking about “lov(ing) thy neighbor as yourself” when Madison said “except strangers mom – we can’t…

fri-YAY

      1.) pom pom shorts 2.) mini melissa sparkle shoes 3.) yellow skirt 4.) island print romper 5.) polka dot backpack 6.) got it from her mama sweatshirt 7.) bold stripe dress 8.) believe in baseball tee 9.) swimsuit 10.) emoji necklace 11.) cotton dress with stripe detail 12.) floral print tank 13.)…

honor the roll

i am not enthusiastic with reentering the baby stage. back into diapers and co-dependency for everything. as much as most mothers will tell you they love this stage, i haven’t been able to really feel much other than anxiety and fear over it. yes, holding a sleeping beautiful baby in your arms and knowing that…

good vibes only, yay spring

as equally terrified as i am excited – our motto for this pregnancy is GOOD VIBES ONLY after much deliberation, and praying and honestly just total confusion on what was the right decision for us — here we are & here is a little FAQ we are excited madison is excited — as long as…

lent & easter with a toddler

i really wanted to do something with madison this year to help her start to understand the lenten season & easter. it’s nearly impossible at her age, i realize to grasp the magnitude of these 40 days but i know that she is capable of empathy, i have seen it. and i know that she…

i like big books & i cannot lie

if you want to share books, be my friend here must reads: pretty baby / pretty girls / the nightingale / before i go / little big lies / the husband’s secret / the goldfinch / eleanor & park / beautiful ruins books i’ve read recently that will be movies this year (so you gotta…

hump day happenings

everything below make great valentine’s day options or great any day options 🙂 i probably need this design some shoes for your lover & custom id the back – something cheesy like “love you” or something personal shared just between you two like “shuga tooth” (valentine’s day ideas here guys!) mermaid tail blanket, um yes…