How We Got Our Kids to Stay in Bed!

It’s the first week of Autumn! Even though we’re still enjoying warmer days, I know fall is right around the corner with all it’s exciting festivities! We are 6 weeks into the start of school and the kids have transitioned from summer’s lazy life to a solid school routine. It’s been a great change! AND I’m so thrilled to share with you how we helped our kids FINALLY quit my biggest pet peeve surrounding their bedtime routine (insert HALLELUJAH!)!

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EASIEST Way To Eat Healthy When You Don’t Have Time

Happy Thursday, friends! It’s been a sunny, beautiful day. The kids are about to go down for bed and Aaron & I will sneak in a workout, hang a chandelier that I’ve been dying to get up, and then relax while watching one of our favorite shows (The Last Ship is amazing). Now that school is in full swing for the kids, we’ve picked up doing regular home workouts together either in the morning or after the kids have gone to sleep. We’ll pop on a TV show in our movie room while lifting weights or cycling on the spin bike before we pass out for the night. I really LOVE this new routine! Aaron’s working 1 day a week as an associate orthodontist while working on building his practice which will open April 2019! We are so excited and are so thankful that the income from Hello Ivory Rose and my Instagram are supporting us in the mean time.

If you follow along with me on my Instagram stories, you’ll know I’ve been chatting a lot about eating a healthy diet and exercising. I don’t follow any particular diet and I avoid temporary fads like sugarless months, etc. When I’ve labeled particular foods as “off-limit” or “bad” then I mistake that to mean something about myself if I’ve given in the to “bad” food. So, to protect my relationship with food and to keep it balanced and positive, I full-heartedly believe moderation is everything and being intentional about what foods I’m eating and WHY I’m eating them. Easy to say, hard to do, right?? I’m a complete work in progress and I’ve got big goals! View Post

New Mamas! 9 Ways To Help Your Life Feel Organized

I get asked a lot by fellow mamas how my family and house seems to always stay tidy. My secret?… It doesn’t!! I can literally be the worst at having my life together. View Post

My Favorite Fast Snacks + Giveaway!

Happy Saturday, my loves! How’s your weekend going?! I hope it’s a good one for you, with plenty of connections with all the good people in your life. Maybe a lil’ shopping (wink wink). It’s a strong drizzle here in Texas that should let up by the afternoon. I’m about to pop out for lunch with a dear friend of mine and then come home to swim with this cute family of mine. We try SO much to embrace relaxing weekends. It’s been such a joy to have spent the last 2 months traveling our hearts out and now it’s a season of slowing down to focus on what really matters in our home–Family.

(I’ve got an AMAZING giveaway for 10 winners! Scroll down to see!) View Post

Home Tour: Loft Before & After

You guys! It’s been a long time coming and I’m excited to finally share an update to our upstairs loft (featuring before & after photos). View Post