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    Our Kitchen Remodel Progress

    When renovating your home, you have to be prepared for the unknown. While, we weren’t originally planning on remodeling the kitchen until Phase II, plans quickly changed during some of the demo process. One thing led to another, and well, here we are, giving our kitchen a very necessary glow up. In today’s post, I am sharing our kitchen remodel progress. I will also be sharing all the details of where we sourced items and which ones we used. Keep scrolling for more details! The Before As you can see, our kitchen was pretty dated and didn’t represent who we are. It was dark, felt cramped and had an awkward…

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    Our Scottsdale, Arizona Home Remodel

    In December of 2019, we bought a house in our favorite neighborhood! Finding the perfect home for our family, was all about location, location, location! It took 3 long months of searching, but we finally found THE ONE. It is a 2,000 square foot, 1970’s ranch style home on a quaint little cul-de-sak street. When we bought this house, we knew that we were biting off more than we could chew. It needed some serious TLC as it hadn’t really been maintained or updated for several years. In fact, it could have used a good gut job. But that just wasn’t in our budget. So we decided to work in…

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    Thankful

    Tis the season to give thanks so I wanted to reflect back on this year and honor the highs and the lows. Here’s a list of things that I am thankful for: 1. The birth of my daughter Kaia. She is like golden hour. Everything glows differently with her here. She is my whole reason for being, my why. Everything I do, is for her and my family. She makes me dig inside myself to be a better person, to face my fears and to love harder, deeper and without condition, so that I can be a good example for her. Kaia is full of so much joy, innocence, wonder,…

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    Rediscovering Your Personal Style

    My personal style journey has been a bit of an evolution. I can look back at certain times in my life, and see how it directly influenced my fashion choices. I went through a LOT of phases. Like my boho phase, to my preppy phase, to my Art Director phase, to my desert wanderer phase…Now, I am in my mommy phase. To be completely honest, it is the phase that I love best, because I feel my happiest. When I began to investigate where I wanted my personal style to go, I took several steps to help lead me to the next phase in it’s evolution. This time around, it…

  • Matching Mommy + Me Leopard Swimwear from June Loop Swimwear High-Waisted Leopard Bottoms and Golden Mary Top - Baby Leopard Onepiece Swimsuit
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    June Loop Swimwear

    We are ready for summer, well, at least when it comes to what to wear! (Not so much the triple digit heat.) Kaia and I are twinning in our leopard print swimwear from June Loop. Leopard swimmies seem to be all the rage this season and I have to say, these suits are my absolute fave. June Loop was created by my friend Kristie and her mom June, to accommodate the post-partum body. For the past three years, her and her Mom June, delicately sewed each piece by hand. Now, they manufacture their line in the USA. I have several of these suits, and I have to brag about the…

  • Baby Girl Cactus Boho Themed Nursery - Anthropologie x West Elm x Pottery Barn Baby
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    Kaia’s Boho Cactus Inspired Nursery

    I had so much fun designing and decorating Kaia’s boho cactus themed nursery while she was in my belly! It really kept me occupied during those months we waited for her! I started the process by pinning things I loved onto my Pinterest Nursery Board. You can view it here! Will let me have full range to do whatever I wanted and he helped along the way building shelves and the curtain rod! I guess you could say he was the Chip to my inner Joanna! 😂 I decided to go with a boho cactus theme nursery that would flow effortlessly with the rest of our house. Besides, we’re in the…

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    Birth. Renewal.

    So much can happen in a year. Last Easter, I had a miscarriage and it devastated me. I laid in bed, with the windows drawn. I was an empty vessel drowning in an ocean of my own tears, with my mattress as an island. Yet, this Easter painted a very different story… It was 6 A.M. and the world outside was just beginning to stir. I awoke to sunlight pouring through the windows. The shadows of the tree’s leaves danced sleepily upon our white bedroom walls. A morning owl sent her greeting. I was the only one not sleeping at our house. The dogs laid at my feet, snoring in their…

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    Wildbird

    I set out to find some wildflowers with my little wild flower, close to home. (We’ll stretch our wings a bit farther when she gets older.) As we drifted through the blooming fields, I carried her in my Wildbird baby wrap. I absolutely love this wrap as it can grow with us from her newborn to toddler stage. We have the Stork-Chambray style and I love how minimal it is. The fabric is natural and breathable for those warm summer days. Lately, I have had my eye on this birdy. The peach color is perfect for the season. Baby Wearing Benefits There are so many benefits to wearing our babies. For one, it just…

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    Welcome Kaia – Our Birth Story

    Spend time talking to your girl friends, mom, aunts and well…any woman who is a mother for that matter – when it comes to the birth of our babies, nothing really ever goes as planned! Maybe I was a little naive to believe mine would go any other way but picture perfect. I had a deposit in for a birth videographer, a photographer coming in for fresh 48s. Yet – I had to cancel all the photo ops as I underwent an emergency c-section. The last days leading up to giving birth were pretty agonizing for me. My body was at its absolute maximum capacity and there was no more…