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Our home remodel… and the best room in the house

This blog is sponsored by  Maytag®. The content and opinions expressed here are that of my own. My husband and I embarked on a huge home renovation project in 2015. I had owned our little 1950’s California Ranch Style House for over a decade and had made little upgrades here and there over the years. But as this home went from a bachelorette pad to our married house, we started thinking about how to make the two-bedroom, one bath work with the family we wanted to start. Thankfully we started the project early. What began as a...

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Laundry… Part One of My New Love Affair

This blog is sponsored by Maytag ®. The content and opinions expressed here are that of my own. When our son Baylor was born last fall, people told me lots of things about what to expect with a second child. Stuff like, “Boys are so sweet” and “It’s adorable to see your first born become a sibling” which all made me giddy inside at the thought of bringing another little into our tribe. However, the most consistent thing I heard was, “Two kids are a game changer.” Excuse me, I’m sorry, but having felt like nothing...

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And baby makes four…

Welp. We did it. After what seemed like the gestation period of an elephant, I finally went into labor and had our son one day before his actual due date. Aside from three days of acupuncture to get things moving, it was pretty textbook this time around -- 12 hours, start to finish, pushed for about 15 minutes and Baylor boy was born, 7lbs 3 oz, 20.5 inches long.  Hashtag, blessed. This was an incredibly different birth experience from my first with Georgia, which lasted nearly 36 hours, was mired in complications (like my cervix refusing...

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Sustainable Parenthood

Sustainability in parenthood.. is there such a thing? I've been thinking a lot about the environment since I became a parent. Maybe I'm more wired to care and be aware of the world I'm leaving behind for my daughter or maybe I'm just old and watching the news now like my parents and trying to armchair quarterback the world's problems. What I do know is that parenthood brings with it a whole new level of waste. Have you ever shopped on Amazon? It's literally mama's little helper but the amount of packaging drives me up the...

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Hair with Justin Anderson at DP Hue

As a busy mom, tending to my own grooming needs tends to go by the wayside. All too often I feel like I’ve woken up and suddenly have a Cruella de Ville grey streak running down the middle of my head.  Getting ready to start filming Season 2 of “Hollywood Darlings” this past fall, I had some serious work to do. Thankfully Justin Anderson, blonde guru, helped me out. I had the most incredible visit with him at DP Hue in LA where he took me under his wing and brought me back to...

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Mac & Mia – ultimate style for kids!

I've mentioned how much help I need in the styling department. I have no time to shop and when I have tried on the past, let's be honest, Georgia is not really "into" the mall yet. It's a struggle keeping her entertained in a stroller while trying to do anything productive and I usually wind up stressed out, having wasted several hours of the day and find myself in the food court, eating my feelings in Wetzel Pretzel while she runs around on the verge of a meltdown. I love to dress Georgia up but I...

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Family Beach trip

While we were back on the east coast, we took a family beach trip down to Sea Island, GA. We stayed with one of my oldest and dearest friends Rebecca (whom I've known since 3rd grade!) I just love it down there. Huge old oak trees, hanging with Spanish moss, warm calm water and more humidity than a steam shower in the jungle (which makes for awesome hydrated skin and questionable hair choices). Humid is why I invest in a hat. (This one is by J.Crew) My parents came down too and loved watching Georgia explore the beach...

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