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Six Month Pictures Two Months Late…and That’s OK!

Oh the monthly baby pictures…how I despise thee. Honestly, whoever came up with the monthly circle stickers to put on baby onesies and therefore making it mandatory that we document each month with perfectly staged pictures of our babies was not thinking it through… I have spent way too much time feeling guilty over not taking the perfect monthly picture, or completely forgetting it all together until the month already went by that I’ve come…

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Happy Halloween from The Joneses

[soliloquy id=”1820″] Happy Halloween from two kitties and a storm trooper! Halloween has become SO.MUCH.FUN in our house now that Cade is getting older. He loved helping me decorate the house in all our spooky decor, he’s been asking to take walks every night around the neighborhood to look at all the houses who really go all out with their Halloween decorations, and I can’t tell you how many times he asked me to take…

Favorite Fall Decor That's Affordable

Favorite Fall Decor That’s Easy + Affordable

Fall is one of my favorite seasons to decorate. All the burlap, rusted colors, pumpkins, gourds and hay bales I just love it all! Seasonal decorating can get expensive, and sometimes it’s hard to spend lots of money on items that are only out of the attic for a short time each year. I like to find Fall decor that is affordable and cost effective – here are a few of inexpensive options to shop…

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Seven Week Sonogram

Throwback to this day last year… Oh was it a big one for me. We had our 7 week sonogram appointment at my REs office. Walking into that waiting room, I remember not being able to sit still, fidgeting, flipping through magazines I wasn’t even pretending to read, my mind racing. Is this it? Did it finally work this time? Am I actually going to see my baby (babies) on the screen? I had imagined…

5 Fun Olympics Themed Activities for Kids

5 fun learning activities for kids watching the Olympics

When my sister and I were little we LOVED watching the USA gymnastics. My favorite memory was watching the 1996 team, I wanted to be Dominique Moceanu so bad! We were SO into being like the USA gymnastics team, my dad built us a wooden “balance beam” that we put in my room and made up our own routines on and choreographed them to music! (There’s even VHS home movies that show off our big…

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Easy Grapefruit Frosé (Frozen Rosé) Recipe

Easy Grapefruit Frosé (Frozen Rosé) Recipe Try this refreshing frozen rosé grapefruit cocktail, a frosé recipe with added tart sweetness of grapefruit! Perfect for wedding showers, mother’s day brunch, or a warm summer afternoon on the patio. 1 bottle of rosé ((standard 750mL) ) 1 cup ruby red grapefruit juice 1 cup Crushed Ice sliced grapefruit and sprigs of mint (for garnish) Pour rosé and ruby red grapefruit juice in ice cube trays. Let freeze…

10 Things They Don’t Tell You About Labor and Postpartum

There are so many things I wish I would’ve known before I went into labor with Cade…you’ll hear a lot of women say, there’s no way to prepare yourself for labor and delivery…you have to experience it for yourself! It’s very true that every delivery, and every woman’s postpartum experience is COMPLETELY different. Some women go into labor and within a few hours, it’s all over and they’re back to normal within a couple weeks,…

Father’s Day Coffee Bar

  The hubs loves him some coffee. Nothing fancy. No frills. Just plain black coffee. Pretty boring if you ask me, but hey to each their own! I was pondering a few weeks ago about what to get Bryan for Father’s Day. Lately, for Christmas and Birthdays we’ve been giving each other gifts that are for the house. New curtains, new furniture, a new porch swing, etc. Those are the best gifts because we love…

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The Day We Have Been Waiting For: Our IVF Twin Girls Delivery

March 14 2016 5:42 AM My phone alarm beeped. I set it the night before knowing I wouldn’t need it. I had been awake already for an hour, and only went to sleep 2 hours before that. Plus, I get up to pee every 15 minutes like clockwork, soooo….. really no need for an alarm. But who would want to take the chance of being late to their own scheduled cesarean section? I mean, I’m…

Twin Girl Pregnancy Announcement

MORE BOYS? GIRLS? ONE OF EACH? WHAT WILL THE TWINS BE??

    I thought long and hard about how to reveal the twins genders…After all, we found out their genders over a month ago and I’m just now posting this! (This could be due to my favorite personality trait, procrastination. Or my second favorite, forgetfulness. Which pregnancy is only magnifying!) Pinterest was scoured, Google was searched and searched. There are SO many cute, unique ways to do gender reveals these days!!! When it came down to…

New House Progress

Our official sold sign and Bryan and Cade walking the property in the background   We’re about 8 weeks away from moving into our dream home. AHHHH!!! I’m beyond excited!!!!!!!!! Until then, there are SO many things to decide on and get done. Which furniture should we sale and which should we keep? Should I keep Cade’s room the same fireman theme, or completely start fresh? Which pieces can I DIY to help save decorating costs?…

We’re The Joneses

How Our Decorating Went From… My husband Bryan and I met in high school. I should’ve known what a hard worker/overachiever/ambitious guy he was when he told me he started his own lawn business at age 11. He said he used all the money he made that summer to buy the best riding lawn mower out there, which he used to pull his trailer carrying all his lawn equipment around his neighborhood. I could go…