Dear Baby + What’s in My Hospital Bag

Not long little one. Not much longer now. It’s been 8 months since I first knew of you, first danced because of you. And in those 8 months we’ve walked through so much together, daddy keeping watch all along, big sister marveling at your visible wriggles and jumps. Those jumps and wriggles, what comforts and…

Link Love: Baby Basics

Hey, hey, hey! I’m officially in 3rd trimester you guys and am feeling all the things you would expect: exhaustion, anticipation, impatience, excitement, etc. My little closet for baby is filling up rapidly with odds and ends that make my heart experience all the feels. Tiny jumpsuits, teensy diapers, a sweet little rabbit. We’ve been…

Behind the Blog Scenes: Template Resources and Logo Design

Just before Thanksgiving my blog got a glamorous makeover. When everything was polished up, I seriously could not stop staring at my web page. It was like I had gotten a fabulous new haircut and kept “accidentally” catching a glimpse of myself in the mirror. Instead of keeping all the secrets of how I went…

Day 12: The Herb Garden Soaps Giveaway

12 days. 12 shops. 12+ hard working women. And 12 dreams. That’s what this series has been about, making their talents and efforts known, encouraging small business support, and showcasing jobs well done. I’ve had a blast introducing each and every one, and today is no different. For our final feature I give you, The…

Day 11: e&e home decor giveaway

Can I just say how thankful I am for each and every one of you? I set out to promote and support 12 small businesses and hard working women this Christmas, to share their stories, applaud their efforts, and showcase their talents, and you all have responded so kindly and supportively! Thank you for sharing…

Day 10: Phoebe Flock Giveaway

Let me introduce you to Joanna, enthusiastic momma and inspiring creative from Greenville, SC. She’s the kind of gal that will change your life in one conversation. I’ll never forget her words about bold and gracious motherhood followed by her wisdom on creativity and freedom she shared with me over my first cup of loose…

Day 9: Hey There Design Giveaway

  Ladies and gentlemen (wait, are there any guys that read this blog?), I give you the talented, creative, generous, long-suffering designer of my new logo, Jordan Boesch! No really, there’s a thread of 58+ emails in my inbox of us going back and forth over the perfecting of my logo. The fact that she stuck…

Day 8: Mama King Studios Giveaway

Mary Lekoshere is a resident doctor’s wife, momma to two crazy cute kids, and an incredibly fun and talented artist, trained in 2-D art and gifted in illustration. If she didn’t have such a knack for art, she would definitely have a solid career as a comedian. I’m just sorry for all of you who don’t…

Day 7: Arbonne Cosmetics Giveaway

//1 blush //2 mascara //3 mineral powder foundation //4 powder brush //5 lipstick //6 eye liner I remember the first time I was allowed to wear make up. It was my 16th birthday, and my big present was my very own set of cosmetics. Oh how I had waited and longed for that day, thinking that it would never come, that I would never be allowed…

Day 6: Local Parity Giveaway

I’ve never liked elaborate patterns, animal print, or overly cutesy designs. Since I was young, I’ve gravitated towards solid colors, earthy tones, and simple lines. There’s something romantic about them I think, something timeless. So it was no surprise that when I stumbled upon Local Parity I immediately fell in love with her handiwork and began…