My Children are Wearing the Same Halloween Costume This Year [The Story of Two Little Elephant Costumes]

The things that motherhood love inspires. This time last year, I was finishing up the last little details of the Elephant costumes I sewed for Penelope and Oliver. At the time, they were both obsessed with the movie “Dumbo”, so making them Elephant costumes seemed fitting. I made a pattern using one of their bigger…

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DIY Branch & Macrame Plant Hanger

Perhaps this is my way of bringing more green indoors with the cooler seasons arriving, or just me finding new places to hang new plants in the house, ha! Either way, I love how this little DIY turned out. In the process of winterizing our backyard, I found two sticks/branches I had saved from a…

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Beginning of Fall

It’s officially the first day of fall! I happily welcome this new season; bring on the colder days and yellow leaves! We had such a great summer, and without nostalgia, I look forward to another season with my babies. We had a simple summer. My first summer as a mama of two. We traveled a…

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Oliver’s Birth Story – A Strength in me Born [Postpartum Series]

[All the images in this post taken by Vannessa Brown Photography] 9 months ago, I met my little Oliver. For months, I spoke to him while in the womb, caressing his little body through my skin, counting down the days until I would know his face. I say “his”, but at the time, I didn’t know…

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Penelope’s Birth Story – A Journey of Beautiful Healing [Postpartum Series]

[All the images in this post taken by the lovely Vannessa Brown Photography] I have told my children’s birth stories before; to family, to friends, but I finally sit down and write them. Today, I am 9 months postpartum for the second time, the same amount of time I carried each of my children in…

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DIY Cord Shadow Box/ Placenta Encapsulation (Postpartum Series)

When I was pregnant for the second time, I knew I wanted to do whatever I could to help make the postpartum period easier, especially since I knew I would be taking care of a newborn and a toddler this time around. Placenta encapsulation was one of those things. I had heard about placenta encapsulation…

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