Project 52: 9/52

There are some things in life I never want to forget:  The way Brandon looked at me when we saw each other for the first time on our wedding day, the look of pride when my dad flew an airplane that he stripped down and completely redid, the sight of seeing Brandon carrying a newborn Brayden after I woke up from the c-section, the way my mom is so gracious and gives me advice on a daily basis, hearing Kenley cry in the operating room on the day she was born, and the way I absolutely melted when Brandon told me he loved me for the very first time. Those are just a few of the hundreds of things I never want to forget. I’ve started writing them down in a journal, just so I have them. They will be fun to look back on one day.

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As hard as taking care of sick kiddos can sometimes be (not to mention exhausting!) I do enjoy the extra snuggles. I try to soak them up every chance I get! Last Sunday, K wasn’t feeling so hot but she doesn’t nap. EVER. I managed to talk her into laying with me in our bed, and within minutes she was asleep. She was just so precious laying there with her snuggle bear, I couldn’t resist taking this photo. This did end up backfiring and she was pretty difficult at bedtime– but hey, I will still take the snuggles.

Linking up my Project 52 photos over at Sarah’s blog!

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Sweet Balance & A Break

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #straightuptea #CollectiveBias Motherhood is a constant balance of meeting other people’s needs while trying to meet my own. It’s a daily struggle, weekly struggle- to be able to do what’s on my to-do list and still savor the… 

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What I Wore Wednesday

These cold days have me hibernating in workout apparel, but over the past few weeks, I have ventured out in “real” clothes! Valentine’s Day dinner out with friends: black shirt: Jockey P2P / vest: local boutique (JACK brand), skinnies: Kut from the Kloth Church: Skinnies: Gap / moccasins: Ugg / denim & burgundy tunic: local… 

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Big Hero 6: DIY Baymax Snack Bowls

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BigHero6MovieNight #CollectiveBias When Big Hero 6 rolled out into theaters, Brayden couldn’t WAIT to go! In fact, we saw it twice because both he and Kenley loved it so much. They saw the previews on tv saying it… 

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Read: The Bridge Tender

I was provided a copy of this book by BookLook bloggers in exchange for my review. Emily and Ryan were newlyweds, without a care in the world. They made a pact that no matter what, someday they would return to Sunset Beach, North Carolina to build a home of their own. Fast forward seven years,… 

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Project 52: 8/52

This girl. My heart almost explodes daily because of how much I love her and how the things that come out of her mouth keep me on the edge of my seat. 3 is a whole new ballgame in this house. Kenley is so spunky, opinionated, headstrong, and of course, so stinkin’ cute. She keeps… 

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Best of Me

In the early years of our relationship, Brandon got my best. I would spend an hour getting ready to go out on dates with him, actually get dressed for school, and I was more conscious of what I was doing or saying around him. I wanted him to know I was smart, confident, and beautiful…. 

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Support Immune Health with Ester-C* #24HourEsterC

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias and its Advertiser. All thoughts and opinions are mine and mine alone and should not be construed as medical advice. #24HourEsterC #CollectiveBias The start of a new year comes with the promise of new changes. Whether it be lifestyle changes, or the jump start to finally organize… 

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Project 52: 7/52

Love doesn’t always look like romantic dates, the right thing said at the exact right time, or public displays of affection. It doesn’t always look like gorgeous bouquets, expensive jewelry, or surprises. Love looks like a sweet bouquet of flowers for no reason at all. Love looks like an empty sink of dishes you didn’t… 

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Read: The Fringe Hours

I was provided a copy of this book as part of the Fringe Hours Launch Team. My thoughts and love for this book are completely my own! When I attended the Influence Conference in 2012, Jessica Turner was one of the speakers. I attended her session on Affiliate Marketing and I was blown away by… 

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3 Ways to Stay Hydrated

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and DripDrop®, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #DrinkDripDrop #DripDropHydrates http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV I started back with my fitness Facebook group in January (loving it!) and one of our goals happens to be Water Wednesday. Our coach has challenged us… 

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