• My Sad Elephant Sound

    When you are entering parenthood for the first time you tend to think that you can handle it. I know I did. You read the baby books. Then talk with your doctors. You are on top of the world. No challenge is too great for you to handle. You got this. Then you have a baby, and you realize all… [Continue Reading]

    My Sad Elephant Sound
  • 7 Effective Ways to Stay Motivated

    Ah motivation. One of life’s fickle of qualities. It ebbs and flows depending upon a plethora of reasons: circumstances, moods, successes, failures, thoughts, physical needs and wants, etc. We have all had those days where motivation seemed elusive. How on earth can we ever get it? Personally, this has been a season in my life where I have to work… [Continue Reading]

    7 Effective Ways to Stay Motivated
  • Finding Pictographs in Flagstaff, Arizona

    Last week, Will, Bella and I got to head up to Flagstaff (one of my favorite places) for the first time since I’ve been pregnant. It’s literally 15-25 degrees cooler than Phoenix at any given moment. Can I get a hallelujah?! If you are a hiker, I highly recommend Flagstaff in the summer. The hikes are absolutely beautiful. The forest… [Continue Reading]

    Finding Pictographs in Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Dear Mom Who’s Having One of Those Days

    Dear mom who’s having one of those days, Man alive we try to pretend these days don’t exist. However every once in a while it seems like our superwoman cape just can’t stay on tight enough and falls to the floor. Oh this happens for a multitude of reasons, not the least being we’ve finally pushed ourselves too hard for… [Continue Reading]

    Dear Mom Who’s Having One of Those Days
  • 3 Things You Can Do to Feel Beautiful

    We all have those days right? The kind where you look in the mirror and you see an ogre looking back at you, and you have this sneaking suspicion that an ogre is actually prettier than the mess you seem to be? Forget feeling beautiful. You’d settle for acceptable! There are those days where you feel like an a-list celebrity… [Continue Reading]

    3 Things You Can Do to Feel Beautiful

Wonderstruck Life

Friday Finds – Cozy Blankets

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Picture this scene with me. It’s windy and rainy outside. There’s a roaring fire in the fireplace. The kind with actual wood, so you get all of that glorious popping and crackling noise. You’re sitting on the couch with your hubby cozying up in your favorite chunky blanket, sipping on  some hot cocoa. The Christmas tree is on in the…

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My New Obsession with Watches (and Why I’m so Obsessed)

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This post is sponsored by Wristology Watches. However all thoughts and opinions are my own.  Lately I have been craving analog. Has this happened to anyone else? I love what I do. Seriously, I LOVE WHAT I DO! Blogging has become a deep passion of mine, and it is a great joy to plan shoots, edit photos, write articles, go…

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December Outfit Ideas

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Can you all believe we are finally in December?! This is my first time being in a place with an “actual winter.” Truthfully, I’ve never been in a place where the trees are all bare for part of the year! Californians have it lucky ;). I’m enjoying it, although truth be told, I do miss the sunshine. I was always…

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Friday… Um… Saturday Finds

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Hey all! My in-laws are in town, so you know I was soaking up their awesomeness last night instead of writing ha! Thankfully God blessed me with amazing people for in-laws. Any one else love their in-laws? Anyway, today’s Friday (Saturday) Finds are coming to you from H&M. They are having a spectacular sale right now, and I am needing…

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Makes 3 Organics Lavender Body Balm Review

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Please note, this is a sponsored post. All views are my own. Please see full disclosure statement here. I love all natural, organic beauty and personal care products. In fact they are now the only kind that my family and I use. I’ve become a little obsessive, even reading labels, and making my own products when I can’t find or…

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Old Navy Fitting Room Session

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I have been hearing from a few of my fellow life+style bloggers that Old Navy has revamped their style a bit, and it’s fantastic. Really fast, this is not a sponsored post. Anyway, I’ve been watching some of the things these ladies have posted, and have really liked what I’ve seen. You can follow them on Instagram here and here….

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The Ultimate Hostess Gift Guide

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*Please note there are affiliate links in this post from various companies including but not limited to Amazon. If you click on one of the pictures below and choose to buy something I get a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks! Host/hostess gifts. ‘Tis the season of party after party, which brings up the inevitable questions: should I bring…

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For the Love of Family

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My outfit details: Top: Gibson & Latimer (currently on sale) | Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters | Boots: Arturo Chiang, available in black here I love family. Anyone who’s known me for more than 10 minutes knows this. For all it’s quirks and chaos at times, I think it is one of the most wonderful and meaningful parts of life. When family is…

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Five Friday Finds – Sweaters with Ruffles

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Line & Dot Tiered Ruffles Pullover Eri + Ali Preston Ruffled Sweater J.crew Ruffle Sleeve Sweater Bp. Ruffle Pullover WAYF Sophie Cable Sweater Normally I’m not the biggest fan of ruffles because they remind me of pirates. Actually they remind me of that episode of Seinfeld where Jerry wore the ruffled shirt his girlfriend gave him, and every one made…

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30 Scarves for Under $30

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Hey all! Happy November! Side note, can you believe it’s already November?! I feel like time goes by faster for me now that I’m a parent. I don’t know what that’s about, but it could slow down a little bit. Does anyone else feel me? Sorry for the radio silence the last three weeks. I really didn’t want to stop writing,…

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