FAQ’S

PHOTOGRAPHY
What kind of camera do you use for the photos in your posts?
I have a canon rebel t1i and love it, but a lot of my photos I share, LATELY, are taken with my iPhone!


What editing software do you use?
When editing photos from my digital camera, I use photoshop. I love actions. Pioneer Woman has some great free sets! I also always play with the levels, curves and shadows and highlights. The burn and clone tools are my best friends.


How do you Edit your iPhone Photos?
I made a video tutorial showing step by step how I edit my photos! My favorite apps are Snapseed and Afterlight. I also love moreBeaute2 and Retouch.

BLOG AND BUSINESS
I’m wanting to start or build my blog, how did you grow your blog following?
When I first started blogging I blogged regularly and did a lot of link ups and commenting! Connecting with other bloggers and tapping into the community is key in getting your blog out there! Answering e-mails and making connections with followers is important! BE YOU. People are drawn to authentic voices. Pinterest is a magic worker: Create graphics that are pinnable. Check out My Steps and Tips to Start a Blog Post and Start a Blog Pep Talk Vlog.

HEALTH AND BEAUTY
What makeup do you use?
You can take a look into my makeup bag here or my favorite beauty items…But my mascara is maybelline full n’ soft in very black and I love the benefit play sticks for foundation. love love it.
How do you do your hair when you have a sock bun?
I have a secret weapon..got it at H&M.. it’s an upgrade from the sock bun. The scratchy material holds your hair better. Also dirty hair works best.. with suave dry shampoo in it.

HOME DECOR
Where is your green trellis rug from?
Rugsusa.com


Where are all of your gallery wall frames from?
They are mainly all from IKEA but mixed in are some fromes from michael’s, thrifted, big lots and the dollar store!


Where are your grey sofas from?
IKEA.


Where is your black and white stripe rug from?
IKEA. A long with 95% of the home decor we own. 

FAITH AND FAMILY
What religion are you?
We are Catholic!


Who is Shannon?
My best friend from high school. You can read more about the amazing person she was and her story, here. She was killed through an act of domestic violence. She was an amazing mother and friend and her story of strength, faith and forgiveness is giving strength to many in the same situation as her. We all miss her terribly.


Do you want to have more kids?
Ben and I both come from big families and love it. We would love to have more children, God willing! {I seriously need some more grace from God if that happens!} But I remember when we had 1 baby..so hard, then gets easier.. 2 babies..so hard, then gets easier.. 3 babies.. so hard, then gets easier. I’m seeing a pattern here. ;) We did not have a third baby to try for a boy…but we are happy we got one :) Would love to have a little sister or brother for Micah! It’s so amazing seeing their personalities blossom and their friendships with each other. Motherhood is hard, messy, beautiful and so rewarding!

 

Motherhood

  • Spontaneous Tea Parties

    Sometimes we can get so busy with our to do lists that we push aside time for friendship and making special memories with our kiddos. You are making memories with your kids all day long… sock pairing party…popsicles outside on the porch. Every little random moment in the day can be made special. But I […]

  • Favorite Beauty Products (Most Drugstore)

    I LOVE hearing about beauty products people have found and love. I spend most of my shopping time at Target so that’s where most of my items are from! These are a mix of new (this month) and old (since high school) favorites. Hope you try some of these out and love them too! MAKEUP […]

Home and Hostess

  • Valentine’s Day Printables + Free Printable Banner

    I recently was asked to re-list in my Etsy Shop these valentine’s day printables I created! So I thought I would share them again on my blog in case you are looking for some valentine’s day printables! They are a cute idea for classroom or teacher gifts! The most popular ones are the fish, keep […]

  • Micah’s Modern IRON MAN Party

    Suddenly I realized Micah was turning two in a week! I texted some friends to come over monday night for cake! Life was too crazy that week to plan anything..but when it hit the weekend I knew I wanted to try and throw together something fun! Micah loves IRON MAN. It’s probably the second thing […]

RECIPES

  • Simply Juice Drinks $$ Giveaway + My Pregnancy Cravings

    I’m excited to be teaming up with Simply Juice Drinks for a fun giveaway! Their e-mail couldn’t have come at a better time. 8 weeks pregnant and their new juice drink line is exactly what I’m craving! We always have their orange juice in our fridge, but I took a look at the new drinks they […]

  • My Mama’s Banana Bread Recipe

    I’ve shared this banana bread recipe in the past. But the photos didn’t do it justice. It’s SO DELICIOUS. My mom gave me this recipe and it’s one you need to have in your recipe box (or pinned to your Pinterest recipe board!!) My kids love it.. I love it.. and I’m always so glad I made […]

DIY Fun

  • Valentine’s Day Printables + Free Printable Banner

    I recently was asked to re-list in my Etsy Shop these valentine’s day printables I created! So I thought I would share them again on my blog in case you are looking for some valentine’s day printables! They are a cute idea for classroom or teacher gifts! The most popular ones are the fish, keep […]

  • Dollhouse Makeover- VIDEO

    I was so excited when Santa… found this dollhouse on craigslist for $25(including the furniture) MAKEOVER TIME! Because of the incredible amount of interest via social media, I made a video showing details on the dollhouse! I had a blast fixing up this cute house for our girls’ christmas present. They LOVE it.. and so does […]

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