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Looking for a good book to read? Big Little Lies is all the things! It will keep you guessing chapter after chapter. I highly recommend!
Book Reviews

Big Little Lies – Book Review

This book is ALL THE THINGS!!!

Big Little Lies is filled with friendship and laughter, touching moments, twists, murder and a dramatic ending… after all isn’t that what you want out of a good fiction book?  When you read this book you will understand why it is on the New York Times Bestseller list and why it was turned into a tv show.  To be honest, I heard about the tv show before I read this book and that sparked me to read the book first, and I am so glad I did!

Looking for a good book to read? Big Little Lies is all the things! It will keep you guessing chapter after chapter. I highly recommend!

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How To Make A STATEMENT : Statement Necklaces

One thing I have learned about fashion is that it is easy to make a statement… with the help of one simple accessory.  A great necklace is my go-to statement piece for every look.  Whether you are dressing up a graphic tee, adding a pop of color or a little sparkle, you can take your look from day to night with a blingy accessory.

Here are three different ways to add a statement necklace to your go-to look!

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Published on The Huffington Post

Published on The Huffington Post

BIG NEWS: 🎉 I am so excited to share that I have been picked up by The Huffington Post as a contributing blogger!!! This is a special honor, and I’m so thankful to all of the Espresso Ever After followers that have loved and supported me in this journey!

Check out my first published post on The Huffington Post – Click HERE!

Huffington Post

Thank you for the support! … Go visit the post! 🙂

Much Love!

Raising Girls
LIFESTYLE, Mommy Break Features

Raising Girls

If I could have asked my younger self where I would be at age 31… I promise you I never would have imagined a mom to two beautiful girls! I always thought that I would make a great boy-mom, and truly anticipated having a home full of dirt-covered little dudes and a family room covered in sports balls and legos!  BOY was I wrong! God has a great sense of humor.  Instead I have a home full of princess dresses, an over-sized bright-pink Barbie Dream house, drawers of bows and headbands, and baby dolls around every corner… and the crazy part is, I wouldn’t trade it for anything!

Raising Girls

It is true when they say Jesus has you exactly where you should be. I have never felt so blessed for my family and my surroundings.  Continue Reading

Simple Face Routine

My SIMPLE Nighttime Cleansing Routine

Since becoming a mom I have noticed how easy it is to get caught up in the craziness of the day and neglect my face and skincare regiment.  I use to take it so serious, and just recently noticed how often I just fall into bed exhausted with all of my makeup from the day still on my face, ugh! I decided this had to change.

 I have extremely dry and sensitive skin, so I searched for a product that is right for my skin type, easy to use and at the right price. I found it.  Simple Skincare products have become a big part of my nightly routine, and I love them!  Continue Reading

Motherhood Series Post
Faith & Encouragement, LIFESTYLE

MOMMIN’ Aint Easy : Real-life Motherhood

Urban Dictionary describes it perfectly:

Mom: The woman who loves you unconditionally from birth, the one who puts her kids before herself and the one who you can always count on above everyone else.  Just telling her your problems makes you feel better because moms always know how to make it all go away. Even if you fight, know that she’s just looking out for your best interests.

When I became a mom everyone warned me: “life will never be the same again.” It always reminded me of the song – “It’s the end of the world as we know it.”  I heard what they were saying but I didn’t truly know what they were saying until I became a mom 1,424 days ago.  And it’s true, life has not been the same. It’s been better… better than I could have ever imagined it!  Being a mom is truly one of the most rewarding experiences of my life thus far! Continue Reading

Mother's Day 2016

Happy Mother’s Day – Mother/Daughter Photo Shoot

Mother’s Day has become such a special holiday to me.  I am so thankful and beyond blessed to have two of the sweetest little girls that I love so much and I am honored to be their mom.  Being a mom is truly the best!  That being said, I cannot do what I do as a mom without the unquestioned love and support of my amazing husband.  I am so blessed and grateful to have such a devoted, thoughtful and relentlessly loving husband.  Thank you, Travis!

My husband usually asks me in advance what I would like for Mother’s Day, but this year that didn’t happen.  (Hence why I posted my Gift Guide for the Men this year – lol!) But, much to my surprise… he did not disappoint, instead he exceeded my expectations!  For my Mother’s Day gift, my sweet husband told me to get dressed up, and while I did… he got the girl’s dressed up in darling, matching dresses;  he obviously knows the way to my heart – matching dresses!  He surprised me and took us to a nearby park for a mini mother/daughter photo shoot.  I am so thankful that he knows what makes my heart explode with happiness.  I love that I have adorable photos to always remember and look back upon.  These are the crucial moments that I will always want to look back on!  Thank you Travis for capturing the most precious moments with my girls!  Truthfully, the BEST Mother’s Day gift I could have asked for!

“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” — Robert Browning

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Mother's Day Gift Ideas ... for the men

10 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas … FOR THE MEN WHO DON’T KNOW WHAT TO GET!

Disclaimer : Husbands, Dads, Sons, or just MEN in general… this post is for you!

If you have a special woman in your life that you are struggling to shop for this Mother’s Day, have no fear, I am here to rescue you!  I have compiled a list of 10 ideas to assist you with your Mother’s Day shopping/planning.  If you feel like you have NO IDEA where to even start… START HERE.  Mom’s, if that lucky man in your life is struggling to find something special for you this Mother’s Day (or let’s face it, if he has dropped the ball in the past)… send him this post and sit back and relax … I got ya girl! 

Here is a list to get you thinking for Mother’s Day… “What does my lady want???”

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