Author Archives: Jill

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When Life Hands You Lemons in a Bluebonnet Field + A Ninja Husband

Somedays I don’t know why he puts up with me. He knows now that when I say it’s time for our annual torture fest- pictures inView full post »

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I Want To Give You Some Bluebonnets

I never really thought I was attached to Texas when I lived here the first time (actually 2nd time, I couldn’t really remember beingView full post »

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Laundry Has Some Nerve

I had so much fun teaming up with all free clear on this sponsored post, taking my aggression out on laundry. I’m pretty sureView full post »

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9 Times Leyna Just Could Not With Me And My Camera

Every now and then someone will question or comment about why I don’t write and share more about Leyna. Listen, I promise she’sView full post »

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Time Lapse Video Could Not Be Easier With This App

Blinkbuggy, an app I’ve written about before and love, is launching a rad new feature soon, and they’ve sponsored this post soView full post »

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Happy National Siblings Day!

ISeeMe Books has teamed up with me to celebrate National Siblings Day by sponsoring this post! They are giving away books and a sentimentalView full post »

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Oh Please, Get Over This Myth

Myth: Feeding your baby is for bonding and turning off life, looking into their eyes, and devoting all your attention to them while youView full post »

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How To Prepare For & Conduct A Business Call At Home With Children

11:30 prepare lunch 11:45 make sure nobody needs to potty or a diaper change 11:50 turn on Thomas in the living room for one child 11:55View full post »

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Instagram Picture Play In Snapseed

I get questions from time to time about how I edit my photos, both my DSLR ones (more coming soon!) AND the ones I post in Instagram that IView full post »

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Almond Nutrition Coaching- Because Feeding Ourselves Is Confusing, Plus A Giveaway! {Contributor}

Stephanie Totty is contributing today, and talking about a super awesome service called Almond. It’s a virtural, personal nutritionView full post »

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Avery & Austin and the #PerfectPlaydate Subscription Box

Here’s a fun thing I’m excited to share with y’all! You know how subscription boxes are filling up mail trucksView full post »

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The Only Thing Preventing You From Being The Parent You Want To Be

“Are you the parent you want to be? If not, what’s stopping you?” I asked that on my Facebook page yesterday, and theView full post »

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Easter Basket DIY & A Q&A For MYHABIT

When I was 16, I was selected to go to a weekend-long Rotary Youth leadership camp in San Antonio. I remember meeting one of my bunk matesView full post »

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Things Toddlers Don’t Understand

1. Why do the bananas break? WHY?! 2. How to sit on mom’s lap and yet also play with a toy on the other side of the room. At theView full post »

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Hello Kitty Inspired Wreath Tutorial

We have a serious obsession with all things “cat cat” around here, and have since long before Leyna turned 2. Actually, thisView full post »

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Spray Paint Grapevine Wreaths For A Modern Update

If you’ve been around long enough, you know that I have a borderline unhealthy obsession with wreaths. Like this one, and this one,View full post »

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Tips To Keep a 365 Photo Project From Becoming A Chore {Contributor}

Suzanne is blowing my mind with her 365 photo project. She’s making it look so easy that I asked her to write about it for me… I meanView full post »

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A Calculated Kind Of Smart (And A First Haircut)

When our dog Bruno had to wear the cone of shame for any reason (and there were many), he would just… sit there. Motionless. Shifty eyes. IView full post »

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The Evolution Of My Diaper Bag

With my first baby, I was that mom, the Martyr MacGyver with the Mary Poppins Diaper Bag. I had it all. I was prepared for anything.View full post »

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Manual Shooting Made Easy(ish)

I truly believe the (not so) secret to getting images that WOW from your DSLR camera is to force yourself to learn how to shoot in manual.View full post »

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The Hat

I got it for him the Christmas before? After? we got married. It was $15 at H&M. It was an afterthought. A random thing I picked up soView full post »

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One Day You’ll Realize They Were The Big Things

Before he could do much other than lay there and look at me with big eyes swallowed up by even bigger cheeks, back when he stayed in theView full post »

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The Whole 30 Made Me Gain Weight, I Don’t Regret It

I completed the Whole 30 by the beginning of February. It changed my life for the better. It also made me gain weight. Yeah…. after 30 daysView full post »

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How To Drink Like A Grown Up- A Video!

This is BIG! This has nothing to do with babies or kids or potty training or crafts. It’s totally out of the box for me, but IView full post »

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34 And Snow Boots

I bought my first pair of snow boots ever last month, right after we booked a cabin in Tahoe. Because Tahoe and snow boots, right? If notView full post »

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I Try To Stop Time When You Sleep. It’s Filling Up My Camera Roll.

Last week we returned from 8 days away from the kids. It was refreshing and relaxing, but I think all we really needed was 7 days. We spentView full post »

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2nd Floor Safety- Tips for keeping your family safe in a 2 story home

Allstate is back with another collaboration today- this time they are answering my questions about how to keep our family safe in a 2 storyView full post »

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Hurry! Before he gets here! Why Chuck E. Cheese needs to ditch the rat.

When my sister Kelly was little, she was terrified of Shamu. Not the actual whale, but the walking character at the park. My mom tried toView full post »

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Our Stupid Easy Valentines This Year- Last Minute Because Obviously

I came up with ideas for the kids’ Valentines last month, and I ordered all the supplies weeks ago. The plan was to get them made andView full post »

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What I Wish I Would Have Known My First Pregnancy {Contributor}

Contributor Julie Forbes is back with some great advice for pregnancy first-timers. She just welcomed her 3rd baby, so she’s kind ofView full post »

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Time Is An Asshole

“Hey mom…. I have a crush on a girl.” That was his random statement to me recently. He dresses himself most days. He likesView full post »

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LoLo’s Puppy Nursery – Room Reveal

There is one whole room in our house finally complete! I think I’m just going to live in it, and never leave it. I’m sureView full post »

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Big Impact, Little Cost: Display life’s little moments on a clipboard wall

This home has considerably more wall space than our last one, which is equal parts exciting and overwhelming. On one hand, I can’tView full post »

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My Newfound Ability To Start

There have been plenty of days when I’ve fantasized of a time that I could write a blog post telling you all how I finally felt likeView full post »

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Working Mom Drops Mic {contributor}

I have a pretty important guest post today from great friend and regular contributor Stephanie. I think once you read it, you’llView full post »

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I Have No Real Answers. I Just Know All (My) Toddlers Are Maniacs. And I Deal.

When Kendall, my first, started the climb-all-the-things-attempt-death stage of toddlerhood, I simply felt doomed. Like, I made it throughView full post »