Monday, June 13, 2016

Win a Free House Cleaning With Mad Maids!

After bringing baby home from the hospital, cooking, doing laundry and cleaning my house were at the bottom of my priority list. The last thing I wanted to do was scrub my bathroom in between feeding my son, changing dirty diapers and trying to get any little bit of sleep I could. So when Mad Maids offered to come over a few weeks ago to give our home a much-needed deep cleanse, it was SO appreciated and a complete luxury! I was so happy! They did an amazing job - cleaning our home top to bottom, even wiping down our microwave inside and oiut (I HATE cleaning the grime out of the microwave so this was AWESOME,) dusting, vacuuming, scrubbing - they did it all and made our house shine. And it was so easy to book with them, it literally took 60 seconds. You can book and pay online once you enter all of your information about your home (# of rooms, bathrooms, etc.), it's super easy and really fast with flat-rate pricing.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

My Must-Have Baby (and Mom) Items

I've been a mom now for 3 months - seriously where has the time gone?? - and I thought I'd share with you some of the items I use every day and can't live without! Starting with Aden and Anais Muslin Swaddle Blankets. These are so soft and extremely stretchy. I used these when Miles was younger and couldn't break out of them ; ). Now I use them as a light blanket when he's in his car seat. At night time I now have him in a Summer Infant Swaddle Me Swaddle but I have to double-swaddle him using a receiving blanket (check out this video on how to do this) because he's getting strong!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Guest Post: 4 Considerations When Hiring a Newborn Photographer

In my last post I shared pictures from my family photo shoot with Fiddleleaf  Photography. I'm so glad I have these precious photos of my son as a newborn with my husband and I : ). For those of you expecting or have recently given birth, I highly recommend getting professional photos taken of your little one. There are so many photographers out there though, how do you choose the right one for your family? Kelly Marleau from Fiddleleaf Photography has some great tips on what to look for when hiring a newborn photographer. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Family Photo Session With Fiddleleaf Photography

A couple of weeks ago my little family and I had the pleasure of working with local lifestyle photographer Kelly Marleau from Fiddleleaf Photography. I had actually met Kelly when I was pregnant, a few weeks before I gave birth. After following each other on social media and deciding we just had to work together, she came over to my house with coffee from Starbucks to meet my husband and I and check out the lighting in our house for the shoot, which wouldn't happen for another month or so, after baby decided to make his appearance ; ). This time was also spent getting to know one another. Kelly has such great energy and is super talented so I was really looking forward to our photo session with our brand new son! Here are some images Kelly took that day.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Introducing My Son + My Birth Story

Gosh it's been so long since I last blogged, over two months ago! I have a good excuse though: I had a baby : ). A baby boy who we named Miles John. He was born on March 23rd at 12:30 a.m. (10 days late) weighing 7 lbs 15 oz, measuring 22 inches long. Since then life has been a whirlwind and a blur. All my focus has shifted to this little miracle and I haven't had any spare time to sit down and blog until now. So I apologize that this official announcement is so late! Better late than never though, right?? 

Since today is Mother's Day I thought it would be fitting to share with you the moment I became a Mama (above) and my birth story, for those of you who are curious how Miles entered the world. (It wasn't ideal.) So here goes!
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