• New Favorite Blogs

    While weddings are my true love, I’m also a sucker for DIY blogs, home blogs, food blogs, craft blogs, or any combo of those.  While these blogs aren’t new, they are newer to me and I wanted to share them.  Whether you own or rent your home, are handy around the house or not so handy, have lots of money to spend or very little, there is something for you.

    Young House Love
    I absolutely love this blog and what it represents- a young couple who bought their first home and renovated it with lots of love and little money!  There are so many great household projects featured and I have a few on my list thanks to this blog.  I also love how they show you the before and after photos of their own house and tell you where they bought everything.

    This blog has a little of everything- fashion, travel, food, crafts, DIY projects, music, and more.  I particularly enjoy the “DIY” and “Now You’re Cookin” sections!

    City Cradle Designs
    For any type of event or party planning details, this blog has it!  There are tons of cute party DIY decor ideas, personal touches, and fun ideas.  It is a perfect resource for that cocktail party you want to throw for friends, or your baby’s first birthday party.

    Ok, so many of you probably know of GOOP, and it isn’t new to me either, but I’ve developed a renewed love for all things GOOP recently.  If you aren’t familiar with GOOP, it is a blog written by Gwyneth Paltrow about her favorite things, places, people, restaurants, must-dos, etc.  While you may not be interested in the cleanse she does to drop 10 pounds quick (I wish I could but I’m just not that disciplined!), you may want to check out her favorite restaurants in a city you’ll be visiting sometime soon.  Also, I just adore Gwyneth!  I think she is fabulous, and I appreciate the time and information she pours into this site.  And I think she would be a fun girl to have a beer with.
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    •  Continuing the Halloween theme today because I'm in a Halloween mood  Last year. My favorite movie as a kid became Charlie's favorite last year and he wanted to be Jareth so bad. I wasn't sure I could pull it off, but we did. Even down to dressing Calvin as Toby because he was the perfect age. I don't think it will ever get better than this for me. #dancemagicdance #babewiththepower #labyrinth  Motherhood is a constantly evolving state of total joy, exhausted agony, superhuman strength, and very human failures. As soon as you celebrate that superhuman successful day, it is replaced with new challenges. And just when you think you can't go one more day, you get a day so magical you want to have ten more babies. I'm in the midst of one of those exhausted phases again but I keep trying to remind myself that it is this phase that makes the magical days shine brighter. In the wise words of Miley Cyrus (I'm actually serious): it's all about the climb.  We've got this mamas. (Tag a momma who needs to get cheesy and read the words to a Miley Cyrus song ) #battlefieldmotherhood _______________________________________________ I can almost see it. That dream I'm dreaming, But there's a voice inside my head saying, "You'll never reach it." Every step I'm takin' Every move I make feels lost with no direction, My faith is shakin' But I, I gotta keep tryin' Gotta keep my head held high There's always gonna be another mountain I'm always gonna wanna make it move Always gonna be an uphill battle Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose Ain't about how fast I get there Ain't about what's waitin' on the other side It's the climb The struggles I'm facing The chances I'm taking Sometimes might knock me down, But no, I'm not breaking I may not know it, But these are the moments That I'm gonna remember most  Just gotta keep goin', And I, I gotta be strong Just keep pushing on, 'Cause... There's always gonna be another mountain I'm always gonna wanna make it move Always gonna be an uphill battle Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose Ain't about how fast I get there Ain't about what's waitin' on the other side It's the climb.
       Countdown to Halloween is on! Reminiscing about that time Charlie was @macklemore for Halloween, 2013. Kid was two weeks shy of three and played the part to a tee. What is your favorite costume you or your kids ever did? #isthatyourgrandmascoat #poppintags #charlieasmacklemore #babymacklemore #bornentertainer #charlesdashiell  We have this hat, passed down to Charlie from my friend's little boy, then passed down to Calvin. It's just a simple grey hat but it is so so cute and is the thing that my boys wear the most in the toddler years. It holds so much sentimental value for me. Well yesterday I took the babies on a walk and somewhere along the way Calvin chucked it. He also tossed his shoes but I saw those right away. It wasn't until we stopped for lunch that I realized the hat was gone. I was so sad about it that I retraced our steps to see if I could find it. No luck. I'm pretty sure he tossed it in Goodwill while I was digging for stuff for our Halloween costumes. Which means it is gone, because when you lose something in Goodwill it is seriously like looking for a needle in a haystack. I've been sick about it ever since, which I know is silly. It's just a hat, after all. But it's one of those things that I was planning to pass to Quincy and then save forever and when I was old and grey I would dig it out of the attic and take a walk down memory lane. You moms know what I'm talking about. But it's gone and all I have are photos and the memories. Luckily Calvin had started putting it on Quincy's head and last week I snapped this picture. Charlie and Calvin both kept saying "cuuuuuuute" ❤️ I hope it makes its way onto another little boy's head someday #thefredrickboys #calvinandquincy #brudders #thebrotherhoodofthegreytoddlerhat
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