5 Ways to Prepare Your Dog for Baby

This post was originally written for and published on Spencer Unlimited


My dogs were my life. Literally. And it saddens me a tad to say “was,” but nothing comes close to my love for my child. Obviously.

I thought our dogs were perfect in every way and truthfully they were, at least for the life we had pre-baby.  I composed this list shortly after our daughter Adalynn was born because our dogs were driving me CRAZY! Continue reading

Guest Post: Finding Myself All Over Again

The “I Have Something to Say” series continues! Today we are hearing from Kristin:

Being a stay-at-home mom was something that I never knew I wanted. It was something that had never crossed my mind when I was in college or even after I had gotten married to my husband.

We lived in Hawaii, where my husband was stationed, for a little over three years. We were married for a year when we became pregnant with our first child – a beautiful, healthy baby girl! She was everything and more Continue reading

Baby Shower Gift Guide

The following items were gifted to me from the companies listed. As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. 

Last weekend I threw one of my best friend’s a baby shower. While I touched on pretty much every aspect of her party in the post I did about it, I didn’t speak much on the gifts. Why? They need a blog post all their own, obviously! 😉

When I was planning out the gift I had a few things in mind. First of all, this is her third child. While she has most of the items she needs, I still wanted to give those fun, cute first time mom gifts! Continue reading

What to Ask on a Preschool Tour

In the past two weeks I have toured a good amount of daycares in our area. Aside from being a doting mother, as a former teacher, I had quite a few things I wanted to know. I also felt like some of my questions weren’t the easiest to answer, but when chatting with other friends they reminded me that I had every right to ask anything I wanted. This is where my child will be spending a large amount of her time and it comes down to her safety, her happiness, her health, and her education.


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Boho Baby Shower Brunch

I would like to thank a variety of vendors who helped complete my vision. They are linked throughout the post and in a list at the end. I have also linked sites or shared PDFs where all the printables I used can be found. 

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This past weekend I had the honor (for the third time, yay!!!) to throw one of my bestest friends, Kassie, a baby sprinkle. With it being her third, I kept the guest list small and the party details simple. Even though she knows she’s having (her second) boy, I kept the party theme neutral going with a boho/tribal vibe, using colors ranging in greens and whites. Continue reading

Guest Post: Learning Your True Strength

Today the “I Have Something to Say” series continues! If you didn’t read the original intro in the last post, this series is giving women, who don’t blog, the opportunity to share their hearts.

This week’s piece, all about being a military spouse, is by Yazmin Valdez:

As a military spouse, we face many stressful and unexpected situations. What I have learned from these challenges is that they only make us stronger. Four years ago, I married my husband and moved across the country from California to Virginia. Becoming independent was probably one of the greatest attributes that I had to adopt almost instantly. Continue reading

The Best “Bier” in Charleston – Bay Street Biergarten Review

I was compensated by Bay Street Biergarten with a restaurant gift card in exchange for an honest review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. 


My husband, John, and I recently traveled to Charleston to celebrate our five year anniversary! If you read my recap you probably noticed that we did a lot of eating and drinking. We just kept hopping from restaurant to restaurant because everything was so delicious and unique. One place that we particularly enjoyed was Bay Street Biergarten! Continue reading

Charleston Anniversary Trip Recap!


We decided about a year ago that we wanted to take an anniversary trip since this year marked five years of marriage! We decided between international, tropical, local (we live in the coolest area and never take advantage of it), or elsewhere. We ended up picking Charleston, South Carolina – not international, kind of tropical (hello palm trees!), and not local, yet close enough to pretty easily drive there. Continue reading