3 Beginner Projects with Cricut Joy

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cricut. All opinions are 100% mine.

Thank you to Cricut for sponsoring today's post! As some of you may know I started my blogging journey as a craft blogger (head over here if you want to see some amateur work lol) so this collaboration is a dream for me! This post contains affiliate links. As always all opinions are 100% honest and my own, and I only work with brands I 100% believe in! 

Who is ready for a little craft time? Since we've all been spending more time at home than ever before it's the perfect time to pick up a new (or bring back an old) hobby. I'm going to share with you 3 step by step tutorials for projects I made with my Cricut Joy machine. Whether you're a Cricut veteran or are brand new to the machine, I think you'll be able to handle these with ease!

How To Find Coordinating Family Outfits

Thank you to Burkes Outlet for sponsoring today’s post. Since I haven’t been going out much at all due to concerns around the coronavirus, I did all my shopping online at burkesoutlet.com and you can expect the same great prices and quality items as you can find in store. I will also say that I was pleasantly surprised with the shipping speed! My order arrived within 2 days of ordering!

If you know me then you know I love pictures (and videos) of my family! As much as I share online, I take even more than I show! While our kids are little I have made it a priority to do family photos frequently, which can get pricey when you’re talking coordinating outfits, photographer, etc. We usually get a professional photographer once a year and use a tripod and our own camera for the other times, but that’s for a whole other post! Today let’s focus on outfits for the whole family, without breaking the bank!

At Home Newborn Photoshoot | Tips and Tricks

Newborn photography tips

Baby Georgia is here! In case you are not following along on Instagram (which if you’re not you’re missing out on a lot of newborn cuteness!) I’m thrilled to announce the birth of our second daughter, Georgia Anne.

Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week - Pregnancy and Grief

This week is maternal mental health awareness week and as someone who follows a lot of other mamas, it has been at the forefront of my social media. Though the main focus seems to be around things like postpartum depression and anxiety related directly to motherhood, it has still brought up a lot of emotions in me related to grief and how motherhood has affected my grief journey.

Dear Avery...

I wrote a letter to my baby girl still growing inside me, so I wanted to write one to her big sister too.

Dear Avery,

I haven’t even started writing and my eyes are already filing with tears. Our world is about to change in a big way and I just wanted to write you a note to remember these last days and weeks where you’re my only child. 

What's In My Hospital Bag? Free Printable Checklist

If you haven't already, be sure to check out my "What's In My Hospital Bag" video on YouTube!

Maternity Photos with Toddler

family maternity photos toddler

The world is so crazy right now, and my life is kind of on tilt at the moment on top of that, so getting the photos back from my maternity photo session was a serious mood booster! We moved our session up by a week because as things started to get crazy with the coronavirus I was getting nervous that we may not get to do them. Thank goodness that worked out because sure enough a stay at home order was in place by the time our original session day rolled around.

Dear Baby Girl...

mama tee, baby bump, third trimester

Dear Baby Girl, my second daughter, the missing piece of my heart, someday I'll tell you the story of the time you spent in my belly, and how you kept me afloat through many seasons of drowning.

8 Ways To Use Puzzles (Besides The Obvious)

Toady I was shopping for a few new puzzles for Avery (specifically a lower case letter puzzle and a numbers 1-20 puzzle) and came across one of the puzzles that she's loved since she was about 18 months old. I had the idea for this blog post when we first got the puzzle but never got around to it, but today I saw the puzzle is just over $5 now! So I decided I better tell you guys about it!

Maternity Capsule Wardrobe

Lately I have been seeing a lot of talk around capsule wardrobes again (they were really big a few years back) and I, being pregnant, decided that a maternity capsule wardrobe would be a great idea!

Watch the YouTube video (with try-on) here!