ALICE + AMES HOLIDAY DRESSES

My oldest daughter Chacha is THE PICKIEST when it comes to what she wears. I was hesitant about buying her one of these dresses, so I just bought one, while I splurged for my younger and bought her THREE! Shhhhhh.... don't tell the hubby. When it was delivered and Chacha tried her dress on, she immediately started twirling!

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MY FIRST ROLE OF MOM WAS STEP MOM

Before I took on the role of mother, I was thrown into the role of Step Mom. It's definitely not what I dreamed of when I got married; going on a honeymoon with my step sons in tow. They were there for every romantic dinner and what was supposed to be relaxing beach time in Hawaii. 

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ONE ON ONE WITH CHACHA

I've heard it's inevitable for your oldest child to go through ups and downs when you bring home a new baby. My daughter Chacha is just a couple months away from turning 4 years old and I can't help but notice the changes she has gone through over the past couple of months. 

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INDIGO ROSE BABY SLINGS

My obsession with indigo died fabrics all started when I was pregnant with my son. I wanted something funky for his crib sheets but wasn't the biggest fan of your typical "boy" prints like cars, superheroes, and basketballs. Don't worry, I will 100% cave into those things once Ru has an opinion but for now, momma wanted something more neutral.

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FIRST DIP IN THE OCEAN

I couldn't have been more excited to show Russell where Mommy and Daddy first met. Hawaii has been our second home for some time now and it has been all of kids' first trip on an airplane AND experience in the ocean. 

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SLEEP TRAINING YOUR BABY

Before I dive into my experience with sleep training, I want to acknowledge and respect that everyone's parenting style is different. There is no "right" or "wrong," and we as parents all want the same thing; for our children to be safe, healthy, and happy.

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RUSSELL FOR KB CUTE DESIGNS

I was so excited to be a part of a photo shoot for a brand I truly love! I am totally serious when I say that I became OBSESSED with this brand when one of my girlfriends gave me a swaddle set as a gift for my second daughter. Thank you Paige! A year later I was pregnant again, shopping at a local market here in Arizona when I met the owner Kerri and complimented her on how much I loved her product. 

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DIY DREAM PLAYHOUSE

MY DREAM: As a little girl, I always dreamed of having a playhouse where I could play make believe with my friends.  Once my second daughter arrived, I was finally able to convince my husband and bring my childhood playhouse dreams to life! I was SO excited! I envisioned a tiny white picket fence, window flower boxes, and dutch door. The only problem, there was nothing ready-made to purchase that fit my criteria. That's when I knew I had to get creative and put a lot of time, paint, and visits to the local Home Depot to make it the itty bitty playhouse of my dreams.

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RUSSELL'S BIRTH STORY

I couldn't be happier to have captured the birth of my son. My husband fought me on having a videographer from the moment I brought it up, but I am so happy I overruled him. LOL. To have my final moments of pregnancy, the delivery of my son, and my daughters meet their brother on film is priceless! Now the hubby understands and agrees after seeing the finished product. Momma always knows best, am I right?!?!

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NURSERY REVEAL

I feel like I have to reintroduce myself since it's been a long time since I've done this, but something came over me and I wanted to start sharing what I've been up to the past year. I've definitely put my watercolor painting on the back burner and have been focusing on my growing family, but I've continued to express my creativity throughout my house and its been super fun! 

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