Baby Items I HAVEN’T Used & Regret Purchasing

She gets cuter everyday! Somehow, Charlotte is almost 5 months old. Naturally, we had to have a little photoshoot. Honestly, we didn’t go over the top with buying tons of baby products and gadgets. Even so, we ended up with some items that we never used or only used once that I wouldn’t have purchased […]

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My favorite Christmas Traditions

As I’ve shared before, Christmas is HUGE in our family. It’s celebrated for 2+ months with lots of festivities and traditions older than I am. I thought I’d share some of my favorites in case you’re looking to start one with your own family. 1. Building gingerbread houses. I’ll be the first to say that […]

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Christmas Tree Farm Visit

On Sunday, we visited a local Christmas tree farm to get a picture with Santa. Unfortunately, Santa was out sick. We still snapped a few pictures, saw some animals and picked out greenery that I placed on top of the hutch my dad built. It was just the addition I have been looking for. Hopefully […]

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Baby & Expectant Mother’s Gift Guide

As you probably know, this Christmas will be our first one as parents and I’ve had so much fun picking up gifts here and there to help Charlotte open this Christmas. Although I see so many gift guides on blogs each year, I don’t see many relating to babies and even less to expecting mothers. […]

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4 Month Postpartum Update

I update on Charlotte pretty frequently on Instagram but not always on how mama is doing with postpartum life. If you haven’t seen my postpartum essentials list for the earlier weeks, be sure to check that out too. Four months later, I feel pretty good and I’m settling into my new normal. I guess I […]

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Day Trip to Madison, Indiana

I grew up visiting this charming Indiana town pretty much every weekend but Saturday was Charlotte’s first time. We did some Christmas decor shopping, had Hinkle’s burgers (my fave) and chocolates at Cocoa Safari Chocolates. The leaves were absolutely breathtaking all around. Saturday’s haul! The Polar Express is one of my favorite Christmas movies so […]

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Mountain Getaway

I’ve spent the last few days up in the mountains of Tennessee with Charlotte, my husband, my parents and 3 pups. We’ve had so much fun exploring, eating, shopping and relaxing in our cabin’s hot tub. It has been so special for me to take Charlotte to all of the places that I’ve loved since […]

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Bath and Body Works Christmas 2018

Apologies for no post on Tuesday but we’ve had a very busy week around here. On Sunday, we will be leaving for Charlotte’s first vacation and packing for us and a 3 month old is getting the best of me. BUT today’s post is to share such an exciting trip we took yesterday to Columbus […]

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Fall Tag!

I came across a fun tag questionnaire going around on Instagram and thought I would play along. Send/tag me in your answers if you do this! 1. What is one candle you MUST light every fall? Um, is all of them an answer? 2. When you think of fall, what does it remind you of? […]

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How To Celebrate Fall Without Leaving The House

I think most new moms notice that leaving the house isn’t a frequent occurrence. We’re venturing out more now that Charlotte is almost 3 months but I’ve found that if it’s during nap time or a feeding, it’s usually not worth it. However, I still want to enjoy my favorite time of year so I’ve […]

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