Faithfully Beautiful

Stylish Summer Bags

I am a bag lady, lets just call it as we see it. I have always LOVED purses and backpacks and clutches, but since having kids, it’s been even more fun discovering new brands of diaper bags because the necessity for organization and durability is at an all time high. When I discovered Gadikat, I was instantly sold on their cute styles and the fact that the ability to keep everything organized was also at the forefront of their minds when creating their products.

Our Smarty Pants

Becoming a parent gives a whole new meaning to so many words that you always knew – yet never appreciated to their fullest potential. A NAP, although once a great mid-day break as a non-parent, has suddenly become the sanity saving hour that gets you through your sleep deprived life. Dinner time, although once one of my favorite times of the day to wind down, get in a good meal, and chat with the hubby, has become extra long minutes of bouncing a baby on one hip while catching flying spaghetti with the free hand – and if you’re lucky getting a bite in yourself before it’s cold. Smart products, although once something that was practical and useful, is now something that SAVES you from countless temper tantrums and you cannot get through the day without.

Smart (+Cute) Mommy Accessory

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I live for SMART and CUTE accessories and products for mommas. Just because we have evolved into this wonderful life stage called motherhood doesn’t mean we wish to have frumpy clothes and bags soaked in dripping bottles of milk all the time. If you are anything like me, the spills and the unorganized chaos in my bag occurs far too often, but I am DONE and it’s all with the help of this beautiful new diaper clutch from Logan + Lenora.

Why Screen Time Is Okay For Kids

As a new mommy, I never really knew what to think about screen time – whether it be the computer, TV, or tablet – and honestly, I didn’t have to think about it much. Ryland (up until about 18 months) had zero interest in sitting and watching anything and didn’t get much excitement out of electronics. For that I was grateful, because so many people associate screen time as a negative thing. However, now that he is about to turn two, and flourishing every day in his vocabulary and understanding of new things, I am seeing that there are actually amazing resources out there that give him a proper break that he deserves as well as fuel his love for learning.

Summer Neutrals

Summertime and the living is easy! I have always loved the warm weather, the excuse to head out to the beach at any hour, and the beautiful Florida city I live in & this summer for some reason I am just really loving the neutral palette. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am a sucker for bright colors – but there is something so classic about mixing and matching neutrals that makes me happy.

The Perfect Beachmate

By now, you all are aware of our love for the beach and the great outdoors, but it wasn’t until this summer that heading to the beach became a HUGE ordeal. For one, we have a second baby now, so my two hands are now magically non-existent because each one is sporting a child and on top of that Ryland is now getting to the age where he needs toys and buckets and snacks and drinks, galore! Even with two parents, conquering a beach day is hard work and I found us making multiple trips just to get our stuff down to our little piece of paradise. This has all changed though, thanks to the Beachmate!

Mom’s 5 Simple Tips To A Great Morning

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Mornings… Is there a worse word in the English language? I have never been a morning person, but when I think about it, I’m not a night owl either. So, what does that make me? A sleeper? Maybe so & I’m totally cool with that! However, since having kids, I no longer have the option of sleeping when I want to. They are now the dictators of my sleep schedule and so I have had to find creative ways to jumpstart my day that put me in a great mood (instead of LONGINGLY day dreaming of being back in bed…) I’m sharing with ya’ll today 5 simple tips to having a great morning!

My (Almost) 2 Year Old

As you make your way to the big T-W-O, I wanted to write down the first things that come to mind when I think about you – and trust me, I think about you a lot. As you get older and the days go on, I never want to forget these times. Although you won’t remember much (if any) of these very special two years we have had together, I will cherish them in my heart always. YOU made me a mommy, and for that I am eternally grateful. Thank you for being my sunshine, & happy (almost) birthday to the greatest little kid I know.