Mother's Day Gift Guide - For the mom who has it all
Fashion, Holidays, LIFESTYLE, Travel

Mother’s Day Gift Guide – For the Mom Who Has It All [Blog Hop]

Welcome to our special Mother’s Day Gift Guide Blog Hop!!! Thank you Jenn over at The Body Type Stylist for sharing all of your stylish Mother’s Day gifts ideas. So many pretty things!!!  If you are joining me here at Espresso Ever After for the first time, WELCOME and let me tell you a little about myself.

My name is Jenna Wodiske and I’m the mommy/lifestyle blogger behind Espresso Ever After. I am having way too much fun living this mommy-hood life in sunny Arizona!! I am a Jesus lover, wifey to a fantastic husband, & a mommy to two beautiful little girls. I am a topknot-wearing, photo-obsessing, latte-loving mama … enjoying this thing called real life!

I started this blog to share all of my adventures in mommyhood & to creatively inspire others. I strive to produce quality content coupled with beautiful photos and creative delivery, and I hope you taste the supportive and encouraging flavor of Espresso Ever After. I’m glad you’re here, and hope you’ll enjoy this journey with me!

This Mother’s Day… what do you get a mom who has it all???  That is a great question, here are a few of my favorite ideas! 

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Boxwood Wreath Tutorial | DIY Home Decor
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Boxwood Wreath Tutorial | DIY Home Decor

I love having greenery in my home, there is something so refreshing about greenery.  I will admit that I do not have much of a green thumb so I am always on the lookout for authentic looking plants and decor without the hassle of keeping a real plant alive.  One greenery item that I absolutely adore is the preserved boxwood leaves, especially as wreaths.  They look good all the time and they are fun to use as statement decor pieces.

Boxwood Wreath Tutorial | DIY Home Decor

This DIY project came to life when I fell in love with the 11″ Smith & Hawken™ preserved boxwood leaves wreath at Target because it is fabulous!  The color is a rich green, it comes with a woven hanger and it looks so real!  It inspired me to get creative and do a little DIYing!

I have been wanting to add a fun wreath to my eat-in breakfast nook in my kitchen and this wreath was perfect to work with.  So I picked up my wreath and ran over to Michaels to select a roll of ribbon… and got crafty.

Boxwood Wreath Tutorial | DIY Home Decor



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What My Girls Are Wearing | Matching Easter Dresses
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What My Girls Are Wearing | Matching Easter Dresses

Easter is here! I absolutely love this time of year.  From Palm Sunday to Good Friday to Easter… it’s all about Jesus, and its so exciting to teach my girls that He is Risen, He is Risen indeed! I also love all of the Easter festivities such as egg hunts and matching Easter dresses.  When I was a little girl, my parents were intentional in teaching us all about Jesus during this wonderful and special time, and of course, they added in ridiculous amounts of candy, eggs, and bunny rabbits!  A special memory I have as a little girl growing up was getting a new dress every year for Easter.  Every year my mom would dress my sister and I in new fluffy tule matching dresses, while matching my little brother in his darling suspenders.  Some of my favorite family photos are those taken on Easter in our Sunday best.  Knowing how much I love that tradition, I have continued it with my girls and thank goodness they love to match!

What My Girls Are Wearing | Matching Easter Dresses

Every year, immediately after Christmas, I start looking for darling and affordable Easter looks… terrible, I know.  This year I fell for these bright floral dresses.  I love going with a pop of color mixed with a cheerful pattern. Easter is such a happy and springy time, and as their momma, I believe their outfits should embody that!  Enjoy these sweet Easter photos, and remember the perfect accessory this Easter is a matching or festive basket! 😉

What My Girls Are Wearing | Matching Easter Dresses

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Styled Easter Brunch With Just Destiny Mag + World Market
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Styled Easter Brunch With Just Destiny Mag + World Market

I have been so excited to share this with you!  I was honored with the opportunity to model on a Just Destiny Mag and World Market Styled Easter Brunch collaboration.  It was a fun filled day of watching the talented Destiny work her magic with fabulous pieces from World Market.  I was able to test out all of the yummy recipes, indulge on the eye candy that is the decorations and learn from the best when it comes to designing a themed tables-cape.  Destiny has every aspect covered for your Easter brunch from one-of-a-kind recipes, matching decor, bunco cards/gifts and so much more.  Thanks to Destiny and World Market we can all throw an Easter gathering that is one for the books!

If you are not familiar with Just Destiny Mag let me spill the beans.  Destiny is a lifestyle blogger, designer, wife to her Mr. Right, mom of 3 and a sweet friend of mine since high school.  She lives her life rooted in her faith and gives God all of the glory.  Check out her online publication HERE and get ready to drool over all of her creative projects.

Styled Easter Brunch With Just Destiny Mag + World Market

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She's Two Fancy | 2nd Birthday Party
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She’s Two Fancy | 2nd Birthday Party

My baby is two so you know what that means – PARTY time!

Since we did the big first birthday party, we decided to scale back this year and just celebrate with a few close family members.  But, just because it is a small party doesn’t mean it doesn’t need a festive theme and cute decorative touches! I decided to hit up Target (one of my favorite spots) for all of the birthday decor and as usual I found more than enough goodies.

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Our Month In 9 Squares - March 2017
Our Month in 9 Squares

Our Month In 9 Squares – March 2017

Dear March 2017, 

What a fun month! March 2017… You were a month filled with fabulous weather, outdoor activities, lots of bubbles and wonderful memory-filled family time.  It was so much fun celebrating and party planning for my sweet little girl’s second birthday and of course we loved all of the fun that St.Patty’s, Spring Training and March Madness brought to the month.  With the welcoming of spring, we started working on spring cleaning and home projects, which always brings me so much joy!

As I gladly welcome April, I am ready for a month filled with more family adventures, continuous beautiful temps and of course my BIRTHDAY!  CHEERS to April!!!

:: Our Month in 9 Squares – March 2017 ::

Our Month In 9 Squares - March 2017

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Arizona Mommy Blogger Photo Shoot
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Arizona Mommy Blogger Photo Shoot

Motherhood isn’t easy! …So why go it alone?

Arizona Mommy Blogger Photo Shoot

Finding mom friends that are in the same stage of life (i.e.. running around after littles), is the best way to get through this crazy season of life. Having mama friends that you can talk to about all of your real life day-to-day moments is not only important, but it is vital to your mama sanity! For that reason I am so thankful to have met some amazing local AZ mama bloggers to do life with. Continue Reading

Two much fun! Happy 2nd Birthday Payton!
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TWO Much Fun – Happy Birthday Payton

When I look back on these last two years with Payton, the one word that comes to mind is… FUN!  Two years ago today my quirky, smiley, and independent baby girl joined our family, and made me a mom for the second time, and Praise God, life has never been the same!

Two much fun! Happy 2nd Birthday Payton!

I didn’t know what to expect when I found out we were having our second daughter. I naively thought that she would be just like her older sister. Boy was I wrong, Payton Reese is quite literally the complete opposite of her Big Sis!  God has quite a sense of humor and I’m sure He has loved watching me grow and nurture my sweet little mini-me. And mini-me she is!… Payton reminds me so much of me as a child, and sometimes that can be scary, but it has given us an extra special bond from day one!

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Monthly MUST Haves - February 2017
Monthly MUST Haves

Monthly MUST Haves – February 2017

Monthly MUST Haves is a monthly recap on products, services or companies that have caught my attention, or that I have fallen in love with over the last month.  A fun way for me to share random things that make me happy, in hopes that they might bring you joy as well!

This February edition of Monthly MUST Haves is jam-packed with 3 amazing companies and extremely creative mom-approved products! I can’t wait to share them all with you! Enjoy!
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Sincerely Us - Let's Stay Home Canvas
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Let’s Stay Home | Sincerely Us – Shop Feature

The perfect print can give new life to any space. We have this large wall above our buffet in our kitchen and I have been looking for the right piece to fill the space for quite some time.  As you know, picking the perfect statement piece is not that simple; it must be the right size for the wall, must combine all of the styles in the room and since it is the focal point it must be eye catching.  After months of searching I fell in love with the Sincerely Us SHOP on Instagram and once I saw this print, I knew it was the perfect addition for our room.  It is simple, yet striking and exactly what I was looking for.  It displays a saying that speaks us as a family.

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