Potty Training, Teething, Talking - oh my! Avery Update

I absolutely love sharing photos and videos of Avery with you guys on Instagram stories but I realized I don't ever really give actual updates! So for my memories and to keep you all in the know I decided to write up what's going on in the world of Avery these days. Honestly I regret not doing this monthly since she was born, but you can only keep up with so much as a mom, am I right? Plus I have the milestones recorded in her baby book - okay enough justifying myself, here we go! :P

Avery is 10 and a half months old! I can not fathom that! I swear we were just anticipating her half birthday and here we are starting to plan her first *cue the mom tears*.

How To Stay On Budget This Holiday Season

Today's post is a little different and on a topic that is really important to me and I hope to share more around in the future! Like it or not, money is an important part of our lives, in fact it's a critical element. And when you think about how little we're actually taught about money and how to handle our own, it is concerning.

With the craziest weeks of shopping upon us, I thought it would be a good idea to pop in with a little reminder to not get sucked in to the materialistic world we live in, especially on social media!

Dreams Don't Work Unless You Do - Life Update

I've started this post at least three times now and I think I finally know what I want to say!

I always like to keep my posts conversational, we are friends after all! I hope you think of my blog like you're catching up with an old friend, that is my ultimate goal.  I wanted to write today's post to share some big news with you, because it feels weird to me to just go on as if nothing has changed (don't worry - it's good news!).

Baby's First Gift Guide - Best Gifts For The First Year

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Blogging Q+A - How to Start a Blog

In October of this year Sugar Spice and Sparkle turned FOUR years old! I can't even believe it has been four whole years.  Many of you may not know this but I also had a blog that focused on craft tutorials prior to switching over to the fashion and lifestyle niche, so I've been doing this for a long time (here is my first ever post, oh gosh why am I sharing this with you?? #embarrassing).  Blogging has been a constant in my life through many seasons.  I've taken quite a few breaks, posted consistently, posted sporadically, grown and plateaued, and it's been a fun ride!

A Week Without Instagram - What I Learned

If you're following along on Instagram (which of course you are, right?!) then you know that last week I #snapped.

Okay that is a bit dramatic!  But I did decide to do something I don't think I've ever done before which is delete Instagram from my phone for a whole week.