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SO…. I might just have the best news ever for those of you with kids. Our family assistant, Grace, used to be both of my girls’ 3rd grade teachers [yes I’m grateful and goodness we adore her!] but I have it on good authority that this roundup of gifts includes actual teacher-approved gifts worth giving. […]

holiday guides 2023 | the teacher’s wishlist + all things dirty santa/under $30

holiday guides 2023

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Well hello friends! Your native Nashvillian here… checking in to play holiday tour guide today!! I am always happy to share my favorite things about Music City because I think it’s the best place ever, but for this edition, we are talking all things HOLIDAY. The fun outings and events you’ll want to take note […]

A Music City Christmas… Nashville Holiday Festivity

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I know, it’s the ones you’ve been waiting for!!! A little over a month until the jolly jolly elf makes his way down your chimney so it’s time to put the pedal to the meal and get to shopping for the littlest ones on your list. All the gifts + goodies from babies to teens […]

holiday gift guide 2023 | babies and kids, tween + teen and my girls’ wishlists too

holiday guides 2023

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More than a decade… that’s how long I’ve been shopping with Minted. They’ve been on a mission from day one to be an inclusive brand offering exceptional art from creatives around the world, and they’ve never failed me when it comes to all things art, custom gifts for friends + family and of course our […]

make it minted… our 2023 christmas cards

holiday guides 2023

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When our new family assistant, Grace, started back in August, she came up with the idea of Jeff and I sitting down with her at the end of each week to make sure we have all ducks in a row for the week ahead and it’s been absolutely amazing for our overall producitivity and family […]

our end of the week check-in!

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I first began this blog idea last fall and it was one of my most read posts for the entire year [see the original post here]… I know it can be super overwhelming trying to find the perfect outfits for your upcoming family portraits with your favorite photographer so I am back for another edition […]

styling the family for fall 2023 pictures

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Some things are absolutely worth the wait and these pictures are just that. The greatness that is L’Amour de Paris has gone and done it again with our family’s photoshoot and day in the life video from when we were in Venice back in June and I’ve been itching to share these images + video… […]

our family photo + video keepsakes from venice

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It’s been looming over our heads for more than a year and I know when I post this I am subjecting myself to lots of critiquing because parents get really fired up about these types of conversations, but before I get into the nitty gritty, I want to note we talked a lot about this […]

teen talk… getting a phone + our family contract

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How in the world has it been over a month since we headed across the pond to our favorite country to celebrate Carson’s 10th birthday?? I know I have made you wait long enough for the official recap posts so I thought it would be easier to divide them by cities: first Rome and then […]

our adventures in rome

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I’m a paper snob and not sad to say it. I think my love affair of all things paper + stationery began back in my elementary years when I had to have the best + brightest Lisa Frank folders and of course anything I could talk my mom into from Sanrio Surprises. Let’s just say […]

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