Walt & Whitney's 2nd Birthday Photo Shoot + Video

It's no easy task trying to get family photos, especially trying to capture Walt and Whitney together. Thankfully we had an amazing photographer, Mckenzie Coronado, and a beautiful space to capture every shot for their second birthday.

I'm sharing some of my favorite photos plus a fun behind the scenes video where you can see my antics of trying to get them to smile!

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Charleston, SC Travel Guide

Charleston, South Carolina has stolen my heart and has become on of my favorite U.S cities. Founded in 1670, Charleston is known for its rich history, well-preserved architecture, distinguished restaurants, and friendly people. This beautiful city has something for everyone!

Check out my travel guide on best restaurants, shopping, activities and hotels! 

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Two Years Raising Twins | What I've Learned

Most people would probably say "I can't believe it's already been two years!", but it has definitely felt like two years. Every day since Walt and Whitney were born (minus a few kidless vacation days) have been LONG and hard. Don't get me wrong, I love my children, but man I feel like I've been continuously beat up from 2016 to 2018. I've aged dramatically, and get the most intense back/neck massages in the mall because my body aches from constantly carrying two 25 lb weights in each arm (sitting at a desk staring at a computer doesn't help). I thought it would be fun to share what I've learned the past two years!

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January Small Goals

Recently, I've been asked what my New Year's Resolutions are, and I respond "I don't make yearly goals but rather small monthly goals". I started writing monthly goals almost a year ago, and they have made a major impact on my life. Each month I'll set 5 goals, and try my best to complete them. One goal can be as simple as book a dentist appointment, and some can be more complex. I try to do a little of both.

In December I completed 5 out of 5 goals. See what I accomplished and what I'm planning for in January!

When Motherhood Feels Like a Complete Mess

I hope you don't look at my pretty photos on my blog and Instagram and think I have it all together. Some days I might have a few things together, for instance I can pull an outfit together and get to work on time, but when I get home my kids eat freezer waffles and goldfish because I forgot to go to the store. I lose my temper easily when Turner asks me to get him a glass of chocolate milk in a "fancy" cup for what feels like the hundredth time while Walt whines at my feet.  Not to mention my children have watched Boss Baby for 65 consecutive days because it's the only thing that can keep them quiet while I clean.

2017 Recap - A Year of Joy & Sorrow

As I look back on 2017 I immediately think of two things. Grieving the loss of my father and the joy of my family. It's important to understand within joyous moments sorrow can also exist and that's OK. A successful year doesn't mean I didn't experience any lows or pain. A successful year means I fought hard. I fought for faith, my marriage, kindness, my children, and love. I cried so many tears and smiled so many times. I'm sharing a recap of my favorite experiences in 2017, and what I'm looking forward to in 2018!