Surviving the “Terrible Twos”| What you really need to know

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The “terrible twos!” Myth or reality? Shall I brace myself now, and savor every moment until then? Should I start counting my blessings? I’ve heard horror stories and seen countless tantrum videos posted online. What should I expect? These are all questions that I asked myself over and over leading up to my son’s second birthday. It’s funny, because on the outside, everyone always thinks I have it completely under control (I’m a master of perception hehe), but the truth of the matter is that I had major anxiety about the dreaded “terrible twos.” For me, it was more of a “what would it be like to experience this in public” kind of thing, but you know what, I have some breaking news to share with you.  Wait for it…..wait for it!

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Happy New Year 2019| Get to Know Me Tag

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Happy New Year friends! Can you believe we made it to 2019! What a year 2018 has been!  I don’t know about you, but I’m very excited for the new year. I’m excited to continue to experience, share, create and inspire not only on my blog, but on my YouTube Channel and Instagram account as well. I wanted to take a moment to thank each of you for supporting my social media journey. As a new blogger and YouTuber it means a lot to me because I put a lot of time, energy, thought, and preparation in to each piece of content I create! So, I thought I would do something a little different this week and get a little personal by re-introducing myself, and how this blog came to be.

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How to Style Your Christmas Dining Table | Featuring Pier 1 Imports & Bed Bath & Beyond

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Happy December! I can’t believe Christmas is just around the corner. Two weeks our and counting! There’s always so much to do between present shopping, wrapping gifts, hanging lights, getting your holiday outfits together for your fam…the list goes on! I personally love all this though, and the one thing I love the most is decorating my home for Christmas. I’d like to think I go all out for the most part, but the one thing I am exceptinally proud of is my holiday table setting. Since John and I first moved in to our home almost four years ago, I’ve continued to add a little more to my table every year, and this year was no different! If you’re stomped on where or how to start decoring your table, I’ve got you covered in this style post. The majority of these pieces are from Pier 1 Imports and currently on sale. So, let’s get right in to it!

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Christmas Ornament Haul | Featuring Pier One, Shutterfly, & At Home

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Tis the season! Can you believe just a few days ago we were celebrating Thanksgiving? Then Black Friday took over, and now it’s already Cyber Monday! I feel like the holidays always go by so fast, but that’s probably because of all the crazy busy fun we get to have….from decorating, to gift shopping, to all the Christmas traditions. One of my personal favorite Christmas traditions is decorating our tree! This is something I look forward to every year. I always have those few ornaments that are extra special, or just EXTRA if you know what I mean 😉 and of course, every year I also try to add a few new ones to the mix. I recently took advantage of some Black Friday sales and made a few ornament purchases. So, I thought I’d do a little ornament haul for you in case you need a little inspiration to decorate that gorgeous tree of yours! A few of these ornaments I’ve had for a few years, but luckily they have all been restocked for you. Enjoy!

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How to Achieve a Modern Halloween Dining Table

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It’s October!!! And that means fun fall activities, cooler weather, and spooky Halloween decorating! I happen to be a big fan of Halloween, and ever since my husband and I moved in to our home almost four years ago, I’ve been busy accumulating my Halloween decor. I decorate the usual fire-place mantle, front yard, and living room shelving however, this post is going to focus specifically on decorating one of the focal points of your home…your dining table! I love a well-decorated, well put-together dining table any day…and Halloween is no different! So, if you don’t know where to start, or maybe you just want a few new ideas to hold you over through all the Halloween parties you are hosting, I’m here to help you out! Oh, and the best part is that all these pieces below are more on the affordable side. A few of these pieces I’ve accumulated over the years (but have been restocked for you) and several of these pieces I just got this year (yes, I’m stepping up my game)! So let’s get started!

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A Modern Fall Harvest

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Hello friends! If you’ve decided to do some decorating this year for fall, but you don’t know where to start or what to focus on, don’t you worry I’ve got you covered! While I do love decorating my front entrance and fire mantle for holidays, this post is going to focus on one of the main gathering spots in most homes….the dinner table! There’s nothing I love more then a well put together and show-stopping dinner table setting. So, if you desire all the oohs and awws from your house guests, I’m here to help you out. Let’s get started!

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Exploring the McNay Art Museum: I love my city series

“A room full of lights all to ourselves for 60 seconds!”

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Last week my little family and I spend a beautiful Sunday exploring the McNay Art Museum. It had been years since I had been there. In fact, the last time was freshman year of College for an extra credit project, and before that was for a photoshoot! So yes, I guess you could say this was my first time really exploring this beautiful place in its entirety as an adult, and I’m so glad I got to experience the day with my husband and son!

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