Faithfully Beautiful

Relaxing Toddler Night Time Routine

This post has been sponsored by SoCozy, but as always the opinions are 100% my own.

Did I just put the word “relaxing” and “toddler” in the same sentence? I have come to the realization that those two opposing forces are not generally in my vocabulary simultaneously, however, I am integrating new ways to make night time just a little easier. I’m not promising this will make them fall asleep any earlier (although a mama can hope!) but I can say the process has become a fun bonding time for me, Ryland, and Landon. Speaking of those boys, they have both suffered from sensitive and dry skin since they were born, but the SoCozy products that we have been using for the past few months are ideal for them!

Cooking Homemade Meals When You Can’t Cook

When I say, I’m not a cook… I mean that. I’m totally guilty of searching on Pinterest for things like, “How to cook for my family when I don’t want to cook?” Anyone else totally with me? I am not very comfortable in the kitchen and going to the grocery store is one of those tasks that (especially with kids) just haunts me throughout the week. I’m all for eating good food. In fact, I’d say I’m pretty good at that! 😉 I am stoked to share with you a service that has made cooking so much easier and even (dare I say it) more fun! This mama needed some help in this department, so I’m sharing 5 reasons why Dinner Thyme is perfect for me!

Take A Picture, It Will Last Longer!

I am a picture TAKER. Now, I wouldn’t call myself a photographer, but taking pics anytime, anywhere. That’s me! More so than taking pictures, I love looking back on them. Honestly, since I became a mom the idea of “take a picture, it will last longer” has never been so real. These kids of mine are growing up literally by the day and I routinely take a peek back at their baby pictures and laugh, cry, and reminisce.

Breakfast Waffle Pops

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If I could eat one thing for the rest of my life, delicious breakfast food may be the winner! I am a sucker for tasty waffles and Eggo Buttermilk Waffles have been my favorite to keep stored in my freezer for as long as I can remember. With how easy and quick they are to make, they are definitely a great option for busy families and people on the go in the mornings. In order to make breakfast a little more fun and exciting for my little guys, I decided to make some breakfast waffle pops and I’m pumped to share them with you!

10 Reasons Why Moms Don’t Get Dressed Everyday

Sure, it seems easy enough for those who aren’t mothers.

Get up. Get ready. Start your day.

But my oh my, if someone would have told me before I had kids just how much time and energy it would take to do those 3 simple tasks, I wouldn’t have believed them. We all see those mama’s who look put together everyday, or maybe we love to stalk that fashionista mom’s Instagram feed and loathe her for being able to wear heels and lipstick on a daily basis… For all of us who have been there and done that motherhood thing, I know you can relate to these top 10 reasons why mom’s just don’t get dressed everyday.

A Look At Landon’s First Year

Every mom says this but I just cannot believe how true it is! The days are long but the years are short. My baby is about to be ONE next month and this past year just flew by. We have been so blessed to have this little man join our family and I constantly tell him, “Even though we didn’t know it, God knew we needed a Landon in our lives.” Being a mama is such a joy & one of the best parts is having the privilege of watching them grow and learn and celebrating each FIRST that they accomplish!

Tampa Moms, Wanna Save Money?

It’s almost here! The grand opening of Sprouts Farmers Market in Carrollwood is only a week away and I simply cannot wait! I’ve shared tons of reasons why I am excited about the opening from all the incredible foods that they serve to their mission in our very own community, but now I’m sharing the details on the big week ahead and how it can help you save money – during the opening and beyond! Will I get the chance to see you there!? When are you heading out to the store?

Breastfeeding + Beyond : Tips & Necessities

My journey through breastfeeding was waaaay harder than I had ever imagined. I felt like so many times before having a baby, I was prepped about how hard birth would be. tactics to help me through it. Yes, it was hard. But it lasted 2 days… Breastfeeding, well that lasts a whole lot longer! I am no expert in any way, but I have breastfed both of my boys. 10 months for Ryland, and heading on 1 year for Landon. It wasn’t easy, but I have some tips + products that helped me through!