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Crazy In Love with Crazy 8 | Valentine's Day Looks
CELEBRATE, Fashion, Holidays, LIFESTYLE

Crazy In Love with Crazy 8 | Valentine’s Day Looks

The month of LOVE is upon us and you know what that means… time to dress up my GALentine’s!

Crazy In Love with Crazy 8 | Valentine's Day Looks

I am CRAZY for these Valentine’s Day inspired looks from Crazy 8! Crazy 8 has the sweetest, and most love-inspired Valentine’s Day collection.¬† Their lovely looks offer a collection of hearts, flowers and all the red and pink our little hearts desire.¬† So much love was put into every piece and their looks are sure to be a hit this season. Continue Reading

Thoughtfully Gifted - Chip Chip Hooray
CELEBRATE, CREATE, DIY, Mommy Break Features

Thoughtfully Gifted – Chip Chip Hooray

When you gift, gift a story. – Thoughtfully gifted

To me a gift is so much more than a present. Every gift tells a story, from the wrapping paper to the meaning behind the gift.   Do you ever wish you could mail the PERFECT gift to a friend that would brighten their day, make their birthday extra special or just send some extra love??!!  Well I have the perfect company for you!

Let me introduce you to Thoughtfully. ¬†Thoughtfully¬†is a gifting company that is creating a new gifting experience much more exciting than the traditional gift basket. ¬†Thoughtfully believes that a gift should last long after the beautiful wrappings have been torn away. Thoughtfully creates unique gifts that¬†tell a story ‚Äď a curated adventure perfect for each special individual in your life.

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Welcome 2017 - La Brisa Photography
CELEBRATE, Family, Holidays, LIFESTYLE

Welcome 2017!!!

New Year’s Day is always an exciting day! ¬†It is a day that brings new adventures. ¬†It is a day that allows us to look forward to change. It is a day that opens the door¬†to new goals and dreams. ¬†So as we ring in the new year, let’s give thanks for all of our¬†blessings!

For my family, we say goodbye to year full of wonderful memories, and we welcome a new year that promises to be exciting and joyous!

We are so excited to celebrate new beginnings… WELCOME 2017!



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From my family to yours, we wish you a Happy New Year!www.espressoeverafter.com

Thank you for the beautiful photos La Brisa Photography.

Christmas S'MORES In A Jar | Gift Tutorial
CREATE, DIY, Holidays

Christmas S’MORES In A Jar | Gift Tutorial

I love giving gifts!!! But lets face it, this time of the year can get pretty pricy if you have to buy a gift for everyone you care about. ¬†That is why I am all about DIY presents. ¬†If you can buy in bulk and make multiple gifts at once, gifting doesn’t have to be exhausting or expensive.¬†Remember, it’s not the cost of the item that makes it special, it is the thought and care behind the gift that really matters.

This Christmas “S’MORES In A Jar” DIY gift tutorial is perfect for anyone in your life that likes chocolate, campfire S’MORES or mason jars. ¬†It is easy to make, filled with yummy goodies and will bring S’MORE love to¬†your Christmas season!¬† Continue Reading

Getting Christmas Crafty | Reindeer Photo Gift
CREATE, DIY, Holidays

Getting Christmas Crafty | Reindeer Photo Gift

I don’t know about you, but thinking of a new and unique creative way to make a gift for a loved one for Christmas is exhausting! I love getting crafty, and putting my DIY-thinking cap on, but sometimes life gets in the way and we are too busy when it comes time to executing our amazing and complex ideas. ¬†If this hasn’t happened to you, that is amazing, but true confession… it definitely has happened to me! ¬†This time of year can be very overwhelming thanks to Pinterest. ¬†To help you out this year, I made an easy-to-do, very inexpensive and simple photo craft for all of the grandparents in our lives. ¬†Trust me, very little creative skills are needed for this one! ¬†I hope this adorable and easy-to-make tutorial brings you peace in this crazy-busy time and allows you to impress your loved ones. Are you ready to get crafty???
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Santa 2016
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Santa 2016 | Christmas Tradition

Every year we take¬†the girls all dressed up in their matching Christmas dresses to Santa’s Wonderland at¬†Bass Pro Shop for their annual Christmas photo with Santa. Truth moment…¬†every visit I hope for at least one crying girl; I adore a good cry face! ¬†This year proved to be almost identical to last year with an extremely¬†sad face from my sweet 1.5 year old who still doesn’t love the idea of sitting on some strange man’s lap! And for the second year in a row, my four year old was beyond excited to greet¬†Santa with a smile and proceed to tell him what she would like for Christmas. If you are wondering what she asked for,¬†I learned that she wants purple glass slippers and a pink wand; good to know!

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25 EASY TO RE-CREATE ELF ON THE SHELF IDEAS
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25 CREATIVE ELF ON THE SHELF IDEAS

This post contains affiliate links.  All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

December 1st is tomorrow, and you know what that means… Elf on the Shelf returns!

If you are looking for some¬†Elf on the Shelf¬†inspiration, then search no further! I have compiled my 25 favorite Elf on the Shelf ideas for you to use, so that you don’t spend all of December trying to think about where to place your elf next. ¬†Below¬†you will find¬†my 3-part series highlighting¬†25 creative¬†ways to bring the spirit of Christmas to your home with the help of the Elf! Continue Reading

Personalized Gift Giving Guide | Shutterfly
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Personalized Gift Giving Guide | Shutterfly

The way to my heart is through a personalized gift. ¬†I am all about the sentiment behind a well thought out and creatively unique gift. ¬†It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, to me, it’s the little touches that go along way. ¬†So I have teamed up with Shutterfly, the master of everything personalized, to guide you through some of my favorite personalized gifts to help you give the gift of PERSONALIZATION this year! ¬†With Shutterfly, personalized gift giving is so easy and definitely the way to go this holiday season.

:: GIVE THE GIFT OF PERSONALIZATION WITH SHUTTERFLY ::

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Let's Cuddle with Gentry California & Kid Friendly Holiday Movies
Fashion, Holidays, Printables

Let’s Cuddle with Gentry California & Kid Friendly Holiday Movies

I don’t know about you, but I am beyond¬†excited for the holidays this year. ¬†I love decorating the house, the chilly weather and the cozy and snuggly¬†times shared with my family. ¬†One of our favorite holiday traditions is cuddling up¬†with the girls,¬†and watching¬†our favorite¬†holiday movies. ¬†We love to put on¬†our favorite pajamas, snack on goodies¬†and get into the holiday spirit. ¬†It is a tradition that my girls have come to love and look forward to, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

Let's Cuddle with Gentry California & Kid Friendly Holiday Movies

This year I decided I was going to go all out and surprise the girls with matching pajamas, and I found the perfect shop to get them at. ¬†If you haven’t heard of Gentry California, you are in for a treat. ¬†When I came across this mom-owned adorable shop,¬†I fell in love! ¬†Gentry California specialized in¬†monogrammed and personalized¬†apparel¬†for babies, children and women¬†and everything is beyond fabulous! Continue Reading