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Two much fun! Happy 2nd Birthday Payton!
CELEBRATE, Family, Holidays, LIFESTYLE

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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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

Our Month In 9 Squares - January 2017
Family, Our Month in 9 Squares

Our Month In 9 Squares – January 2017

Dear January, 

Thank you for bringing a month of change! I always look forward to creating new goals, spending time planning and dreaming about the future and wishing for what is to come with the new year.  2017 is going to be a fabulous year!

We started the month off with a couples-only snowy vacation to reconnect and kick 2017 off on the right foot, and then spent the rest of the month focusing in on our family. My hope for the month was simplicity so that is just what I did; simplified, organized, relaxed and recouped from a busy 2016.

You were a dreamy month January, but now I am ready for all the LOVE that February brings!

:: Our Month in 9 Squares ::

Our Month In 9 Squares - January 2017

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In Due Time Devotional - Book Review
Book Reviews, Faith & Encouragement

In Due Time Devotional | Book Review

We are all waiting on something! 

Have you ever had a time in your life where you needed to trust in God and His timing, but it just seemed too hard?  Have you ever tried to make something work on your timing, not His, and it just didn’t work?  Have you ever been so defeated that you were ready to give up?  I have!  When you are going through trials and struggles it can be hard to remember to put your trust in God, but that is all we can do.  Trust in Him and His timing, His will and His way.

In Due Time Devotional - Book Review

My strong, encouraging and beautiful friend has been so vulnerable and has opened up her heart in the most honest and inspiring devotional.  In Due Time is a 60-day devotional where Caroline Harries shares her own story, her losses and longings as well as shares the truth from God’s word to declare that God is good in the midst of waiting.  No matter what you are going through, this devotional shows you that daily steadfast time in the Word will give you hope and encouragement in these times of troubles.

I love how each daily devotional seemed to find me right where I was, and was the perfect inspiration I needed each day.  God truly meets us in our waiting!

In Due Time Devotional - Book Review



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I love what Caroline wrote in my book, “Jenna, Remain steadfast! God is in the waiting!”  Thank you Caroline for writing this devotional and for opening up and touching so many with your story.

Let us not grow weary in well doing, for in due time we will reap a harvest, if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9

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Matching in Shédo Lane | Stylish Sun Protective Apparel
Fashion, LIFESTYLE, Mommy Break Features

Matching in Shédo Lane | Stylish Sun Protective Apparel

As a mama to fair skinned girls who live in Arizona, I am always looking for ways to keep our skin safe from the harsh sun!  I was recently introduced to Shédo Lane from the makers of SwimZip (one of our favorite sun safe swimwear companies).  Shédo Lane is similar to SwimZip in that they use sun protective UPF 50+ fabrics.  But, skin protection is not the only bonus from Shédo Lane clothing.  It is also stylish clothing that is made from the softest material you have ever worn…  no lies!  Their UV sun protective apparel brings together function and fashion, so we can indulge in the sun and not worry.

And good news, Shédo Lane has us all covered (literally!).  They offer clothing for the whole family; men, women, children and babies.  If you know me, you know I love matching my girls.  They are in prime ages where they request it and think it is fun, so I capitalize on the opportunity to match them any chance I get.  Yes, I am one of those moms which makes Shédo Lane a perfect company for us!  Their  apparel comes in different sizes and in the same colors and patterns so I can mix and match the styles between the girls!



Matching in Shédo Lane | Stylish Sun Protective Apparel

My girls are obsessed with their striped swing dresses because they are ridiculously soft.  Laid back comfort coupled with athletic style make them perfect to run around in at the zoo.  The girls love these twirling dresses so much that they even ask to sleep in them, and I don’t blame them.  The dresses fit true to size and come in the perfect colors to layer.

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I love my striped infinity scarf, and yes the fabric matches the girl’s dresses.  I love that it protects my vulnerable neck area and because it is so versatile, it can be worn multiple ways with it’s handy and stylish button up closure.  Wear it completely snapped up like an infinity scarf, unsnap it to wear it casually draped around your neck, or go halvsies and leave it half snapped for a scarf/collar effect. The possibilities are endless!

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I also fell in love with the women’s open back long sleeve shirt.  It has become my favorite workout shirt because of it’s stylish and breathable open back and of course I love the handy thumb holes.  When I am outdoors I am always looking to wear something comfortable, sun safe and this uber soft jersey knit is the winner!  I am not one to show a lot of skin, so I appreciate the modestly open back, the round neckline and a moderately fitted front. Trust me, because it is so soft and cozy, you’ll want to wear it everyday… and I pretty much do!

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All of these items are UPF 50+ sun protection, tag-less and machine washable.  Win-Win-Win.

I also appreciate that family-run Shédo Lane believes in giving back.  They donate 5% of their net profits to non-profit skin cancer fighting organizations.  I love when companies give back. Let’s all support one another!


So what are you waiting for?  Give Shédo Lane a try and pick out your favorite pieces from their sun safe and stylish collection.  You, too, will be amazed at the soft materials and cute looks to choose from.  Next up on my shopping list: kid joggers for my girls, a quarter zip for my hubby and  a snuggle wrap for myself!  So may great options!

Happy sun-safe shopping!www.espressoeverafter.com

I received some of these items in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.  This post contains affiliate links.  If you decide to make a purchase through my link, I will make a small commission for it. This doesn’t cost you anything additional. These commissions help to keep the rest of my content free. Thank you!

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#JustSTART | STARTplanner
Family, LIFESTYLE, Mommy Break Features

#JustSTART | STARTplanner

It is always smart to plan ahead and with this STARTplanner I am about to start 2017 off right. 

I am so grateful for my 2016, it was filled with many wonderful blessings. 💜 I love that every December I get to spend quiet time looking back at my year in review and begin goal setting for the new year ahead. I am so excited for the special things coming in 2017 and I can’t wait to fill up this beautiful STARTplanner, it is going to be the perfect way to stay organized in the busy season ahead.

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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.

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Family, Our Month in 9 Squares

Our Month In 9 Squares – December 2016

Dear December, 

And just like that, the holidays are over.  December was a festive month filled with wonderful Christmas adventures, and it was extra special sharing it with our sweet girls, (You know what they say, the holidays are magical when shared with little ones, and I couldn’t agree more!)

We celebrated the birth of Jesus, ate our body weight in Christmas cookies, sang our little holiday hearts out, watched every Hallmark Christmas movie possible and of course enjoyed bundling up for the cooler weather.  December is my favorite month of the year, not just because of all of the fun activities the month brings, but because of the joyful spirit in the air and all of the family time and memories made each year.  December you will be greatly missed.

As I pack up the Christmas decorations and close the door on December, I excitedly anticipate the new fun times ahead as we ring in a new year and welcome the adventure that will be 2017.

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Monthly MUST Haves - November 2016
Fashion, LIFESTYLE, Monthly MUST Haves

Monthly MUST Haves – November 2016

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!

Here are my November Monthly MUST Haves… these items would all make great gifts & stocking stuffers for the upcoming holidays! (Hint…hint!)

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