Pregnancy Announcement Ideas

    Pinterest Pregnancy Announcement

    You only get one chance to announce your pregnancy! It should be special to you, and eye catching to your social media following!

    When we announced our pregnancy with Sawyer I scoured Pinterest for weeks trying to find the perfect announcement. I didn’t want anything cliche, and I wanted it to be unique and special. A picture that we could frame and love forever.

    I chose right.

    Although I did draw inspiration from Pinterest, the image is my own and I had an incredible photographer. To this day it is my most popular blog post ever and it has been re-pinned on Pinterest over 27,000 times!  A lot of the traffic to my blog comes from this one pin! Basically, a lot of my success as a blogger comes from my pregnancy announcement (which just goes to show that your content can make or break you! If you ever have questions about starting a blog you can always contact me).

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    Month 11


    Note: I wrote this before Sawyer’s first birthday but never published it! It escaped my mind until now and I figured I should get it published before I get his 12 month one up!

    I’m pretty late in posting this, given that he will be one in less than a week (cue the tears), but here is Sawyer’s 11 month update!

    At his last check up (9 months) he was 20lbs 15 oz and 30 inches long. I would assume he’s at least 22 lbs by now and that he’s grown about an inch. He’s huge!

    Ever since he self-weaned and switched to formula he’s been growing like a weed! I’m so glad to have the weigh issues behind us  and have my squishy chunky baby.

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    How to Make the Most of Your Summer!

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SToKcoldbrew #CollectiveBias

    How to Make The Most

    I can’t believe we’re coming up on the end of summer! It absolutely flew by and we’ve had so much fun! I know what some of you are thinking ‘I didn’t even do anything this summer!’ .

    We, as a society, are so lazy! I blame Netflix. Netflix has made us lazy, ha! But it’s true! And while I’m always down for a good binge watching session, I want to present during the summer. For my family and friends, I want to get out and explore and experience! We live in Colorado, half of the year we are shut up inside due to the snow and cold temperatures. So during the summer, I want more than anything to be active! I know when Sawyer grows up I want him to have amazing memories of summertime with his family.

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    What’s the Deal with Jamberry Nails?

    Whats the Deal With

    I see Jamberry everywhere these days and I’ve always been curious. I love having my nails done. But since Sawyer was born it’s something I’ve had to give up due to time and costs. Having along time to go to the salon is one thing, but the expense is another! Why does it cost so much for some nail polish?

    One thing I will always splurge on is a much needed pedicure. Feet are so gross and I’m willing to pay to make mine pretty, ha!

    But I missed my pretty fingernails. From time to time I would do them myself but it was so time consuming and they would start chipping after only a day or two. When I saw Jamberry consultant starting to pop up on my social media feeds, I was interested, but I thought there was no way nail “stickers” could be very good quality or last very long.

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    A Touching Tribute from Legoland California

    The One World Trade Center

    Disclaimer: I received park-hopper tickets from Legoland, CA and a media pass to the unveiling of the One World Trade Center in exchange for promotion. All opinions expressed are my own. 

    I can’t begin to explain how honored I was, not only to be selected as an official Legoland blogger, but to also be invited to the unveiling of the new One World Trade Center in Miniland, USA. I cannot wait to make many more memories with Sawyer at Legoland as he gets older! We cannot be more excited to be a part of this program!

    Miniland, USA is by far my favorite part of Legoland. It is so incredible! I could spend all day there just looking at all the displays (especially the Star Wars scenes…but that’s for a whole other post). Everything is built on a 1:20 scale and it’s amazing. They have models of Las Vegas, Washington DC, London, and more! It’s almost breathtaking seeing all the intricate details and hours of work that must go in to making them.


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    Friday Favorites: Fab Fit Fun and more!

    Friday Favorites

    Happy Friday!

    It’s been a super crazy week and life is currently taking some crazy twists and turns. After a long few days of grown up decision making, I am definitely ready for a relaxing weekend!

    You know that thing you see all over instagram? Well, I got one. And today I’m going to tell you if it’s really worth the hype.



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