• Happy Prime Day!! I’m so excited to be shopping all the deals today, how about you?? #ad Lucky for us, my fave @kindsnacks are on sale! You can stock up just in time for the craziness of back to school. This Caramel Almond and Sea Salt bar is sweet and salty with just 5g of sugar! It’s keeping me going while I shop all day. 😉 #kindcollective #bekindtoyourself #primeday #amazonprimeday
  • Blaire cleaned her room and made her bed today. I think it’s so cute when she makes her bed and carefully arranges her animals! She usually cleans her room once a week, Sunday is the perfect day to start fresh. The majority of her toys are in there, she gets them all set up how she wants and I just feel bad making her put them away! Do your kids pick up their toys every night?
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  • Well we don’t have a Nordstrom near us, but we do have an Aldi. Most of their summer items are on clearance and we scored this sweet pool for $7. Winner, winner. 🦄☀️ #blaireandben
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  • messy house, no makeup, and a kid who doesn’t want to wake up from his late car nap... meaning bedtime will be difficult. But what’s so different about that?! 🤪☹️ When your kids come out of your bed for the 1937 time tonight, just know you’re not alone. •
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  • If you need me I’ll be here taking a nap. JK. I’ll be in the car, curled up with my maternity pillow eating milk duds... hopefully taking a nap at some point. And I already changed into a comfy tee and some shorts that won’t button for the 6 hour drive. 🤣🤣🤣 How’s your Monday going?
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  • this. kid. He just melts me with how freaking adorable he is. Then he will go and say something like “Mama I want my binky NOWWWW” and then I remember he’s just as crazy as he is cute. 😍😝 #benjaminp
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  • Happy Fourth! It’s finally under 90° so we are out and waiting for fireworks to start! 🙌🏻 Hope you had a great day with your family. ❤️🇺🇸💥
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stranger: when are you due?
me: October 8.
stranger: 😳😳😳😳
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  • Blaire walked in on me doing the dishes and asked if she could take over. After, she proclaimed she was really good at it so it should be her new “chore”. They’re all yours, kid. 🧽 Do your kids do chores? Do they get an allowance? #blairep
  • This kid! He loves the water just like his sister and they’d spend all day and night at the pool if we let them. I can’t wait for the long weekend! What are your plans for the 4th? 💥 #benjaminp
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  • #ad You guys know we bought our forever home in March, after nearly a year of looking. Finding the right home is stressful! We lucked out and found one in an AMAZING neighborhood! While we love our house and love the location, there are a few things that need to be updated. Like the windows… and while they don’t NEED to be replaced immediately, we know they need to be replaced in the near future and it’s going to be a big job.
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September 24, 2015

Hey, Fall!

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It’s officially Fall and I couldn’t be more excited! I’m most excited for the cooler weather (which just happens to mean layers & boots) because it means we can spend time outside without sweating our booties off! We really have to get out and make the most of it because it’s a long Winter here in Iowa and we’ll be trapped inside going stir crazy before you know it. This Summer was an amazing one! We checked everything off of our Summer checklist (maybe it’s time for a fall checklist?) and it made for a super fun summer. From our first real family vacation, which meant Blaire’s first trip to the beach, to the many hours spent blowing bubbles in the backyard we enjoyed every minute together as a family of three.

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Cheers to Summer – and here’s to Fall! xo

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    amanda
    September 25, 2015 at 10:47 am

    She is adorable! And she grew so much over the summer. No boots or layers in So Cal quite yet. Still in the 90’s out.

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    This Jenn Girl
    September 25, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    What a sweetheart! Orange is definitely her color :)

    Happy fall!

    Jenn | http://www.thisjenngirl.com

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    Oh to Be a Muse
    September 25, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    Super cute photos. I’m looking forward to fall as well.

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    Siffat Haider
    September 26, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Such sweet photos, looks like you really enjoyed summer! I never thought I’d be the type to want kids in the future, but your pictures make it seem like it’s fun!
    xo
    Siffat
    icingandglitter.wordpress.com

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    Taylor McLemore
    September 26, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    Oh my goodness your little girl is adorable!!!!

    xo
    Style is Everything

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    Anna
    September 27, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Loving how you capture these precious moments!

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    Adaleta Avdic
    September 27, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    I love all the photos, it’s like a day in the life type post which is very sentimental and personal. Lovely! & your family is just adorable :) xx, adaatude.com

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    Samantha Bawan
    September 27, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    Loving all the photos! You’re little girl is adorable ❤️

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    Amanda
    September 29, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    Your daughter is adorbale! Looks like you had a fun-filled Summer!

    xx,
    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

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