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 urban decay’s creme to powder foundation. I also love and use almost every day Maskara’s IIID Foundation/contour Kit!
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 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

  • One Pan Chicken Marsala Recipe

    I don’t know if this is an “official” Chicken Marsala recipe…but it’s AMAZING. I make it when I want something that tastes like I spent forever cooking it, but in reality it is a sinch to whip up. I’m not even joking… this recipe is a one pan wonder. Two if you count the plate […]

  • Sleeping Dad Series

    You can’t fall asleep with a cute baby on your chest around here without it being documented. haha. From these pictures you would think that ben sleeps all the time… he is just really good at falling asleep within minutes and the kids can’t resist a comfy dad to sit on. It’s a new hashtag on […]

Home and Hostess

  • Cute Hot Dog Sugar Cookies

    This past fourth of July I was in charge of bringing some desserts for our family’s cook out! I had seen this idea on pinterest months ago and knew I wanted to try it! These Hot Dog Sugar Cookies would be perfect for a summer backyard cook out or a baseball party or shower theme! […]

  • DIY Faux Birch Cement Tube Dessert Stands (My Dessert Table DIY)

    This has to be one of my favorite DIY Projects I’ve done! From start to finish it was so fun creating these Faux Birch Stands! I made them out of Cement Tubes… and used them as stands for my dessert table! I had seen similar items to purchase…but I wanted a grouping and my budget […]

RECIPES

  • One Pan Chicken Marsala Recipe

    I don’t know if this is an “official” Chicken Marsala recipe…but it’s AMAZING. I make it when I want something that tastes like I spent forever cooking it, but in reality it is a sinch to whip up. I’m not even joking… this recipe is a one pan wonder. Two if you count the plate […]

  • Cute Hot Dog Sugar Cookies

    This past fourth of July I was in charge of bringing some desserts for our family’s cook out! I had seen this idea on pinterest months ago and knew I wanted to try it! These Hot Dog Sugar Cookies would be perfect for a summer backyard cook out or a baseball party or shower theme! […]

DIY Fun

  • Ben’s Surprise 30th Birthday – Mustache Bash

    Ben turned 30 last week! woohoo! Two days before, I decided hmm maybe it isn’t that crazy to try and throw a party even though we just moved here. I REALLY wanted to make it happen for him… so event though I didn’t have much time, I was determined to throw this party together—without him knowing! […]

  • My Girls’ Behavior Chart Printable

    I created this behavior chart for my girls because I was needing something visual to motivate them to be good. My girls are really into picking who they are gonna be, in books…shows…pretend play with their toys… so I put a princess that looked like each of them on the chart. It was a hit! […]

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