You guys…its official. This past weekend we celebrated Harper’s First Birthday! I am having allllll the feels about it. How did she grow up so fast?! I swear I blinked and here we are! Things have been so crazy around here I wasn’t really sure what to do for a party. Of course she is only 1 and will never remember it, but she is my last one, so I just HAD to do something! Plus who doesn’t love the chance to do something special with the ones you love most?!
Time seems to be flying by and 2018 is here! I can’t even believe it! I swear I remember all the crazy Y2K worries and here we are 18 years later! My favorite thing about a new year is a fresh start. To me it is like getting a clean slate. With the fresh start always seems to be the addition of goals for the year. I love sitting down with a notebook and planning out a few things I want to focus on for the year.I love hearing goals other people have because they usually spark ideas for me as well, so I thought I’d share this years top 4!
Happy 2018!! I thoughts I’d share my favorite posts from 2017 + a few thoughts with you all. I hope you all had the best week with the ones you love most! This time of year always has me thinking about how incredibly grateful for I am for what I have been blessed with. My family and the opportunity to be in this new home together that we have dreamed of is the best present I could’ve ever asked for. But right at the top of the list as well is you guys. I am so grateful for your support.
Welcome back everyone!! It’s been awhile but it’s been a nice break to spend some extra time with my people. Today I’m sharing a bunch of my favorite planners + after Christmas sales with you all!!
It’s no secret that I am a little OCD. I like things clean + organized and kind of feel like I can’t function when they aren’t! My schedule is no exception! Finding a new planner to start fresh again is one of my favorite parts of the new year. I’m the first to admit with life being so crazy if it isn’t written down, it isn’t going to happen! I know there are a million different calendars + to do lists you can use on your phone. And trust me, I use a few there too. Also there is just something about physically writing tasks and schedules down that works better for me! So with that being said, below are a bunch of my favorite planners I’ve found for this coming year!
I get asked all the time how I pack for all 5 of my little people, without taking up too much space. It’s safe to say I have had a few years of practice. I always stick with a go to plan that makes it quick, organized, and super easy. With holiday travel just around the corner, I thought it would be the perfect time to share my 5 kids essentials I pack every time!!
As if the holiday’s weren’t special and exciting enough, this year is Harper’s First Christmas and it makes everything that much more magical! Having a baby during the holidays is always so special. I’ve never had a baby be this old on their first Christmas! I can already tell it is going to be so much fun! Her little personality is shining through so much these days, and the older kids love introducing her to new things! With it being Harper’s First Christmas, I thought it would be a great time to share some of my favorite traditions we do for each of the little people on their first Christmas, as well as some new ideas for the whole family!
Our sweet Harper girl is growing up faster than any of us like and we can’t get enough of her! Today marks 10 months that she’s been a part of our little crew and it just keeps getting better! I love sharing updates with you about fun milestones + her current favorites so I put together a little list.
With Harper celebrating 10 Months, I thought what better time to share Holiday Gift Guide #2, one of my very favorites to put together…BABY! As a mom of 5, I consider myself just a little experienced in buying for baby. haha!
Family pictures . . the thing every mom dreads + loves all at the same time! It always seems to be the day our little people are their craziest!! And just about everything goes wrong! haha! The prep that goes into getting the perfect pictures can put our stress level over the edge. But the results are some of our most cherished possessions. Being a mom of five, I’ve tackled the task a few times. And I’ve learned a few tips + tricks to making the whole process go a little smoother + almost stress free.
So this subject has been weighing on my mind a lot lately and when I reached out to all of you guys and asked your feelings about it the response was crazy!! So many of you feel this on the daily. Honestly, I couldn’t believe how hard we are on ourselves. I was filled with soooo many feelings that it took a bit longer to put all these words together.
I want you to walk away from this feeling stronger + knowing that you are doing your absolute best! Also know that YOU are enough + exactly what your little people need. I shared a few ways to help us all push through mom guilt below.
One of my favorite things about being back in Utah is being able to enjoy the beautiful mountains! As much as we are struggling to remember what its like to live in cold weather, it is so nice to be somewhere we get to experience all 4 seasons. But I am still not ready for winter. If you’ve never been to Utah in the fall, you need to come and experience it! It is absolutely gorgeous! We loaded up all of our people this weekend and headed up to the mountains to see the leaves. It was so amazing, and freezing! Ha!