3 Super Simple Tips to Keep Your Kitchen Clean

It’s been 90 degrees, y’all. DREAMY!!!! We’ve been thrilled with these warmer days because we’ve been able to enjoy swimming.The spring weather has become more and more beautiful now that we’re seeing less rainy days. My kids are f.i.s.h.i.e.s. and could spend their entire days swimming and snacking on fruit.

I get asked a lot by fellow mamas how my house seems to always stay tidy. My secret?… It doesn’t!! When I shoot photos in my home to post on Instagram I love the artistic challenge of styling that space. As part of that I make sure the area where I’m styling my shot is beautiful and clean. I clear the clutter, I arrange the furniture an fluff the pillows. You guys, this is SO fun for my creative brain! It’s similar to those who love to decorate a beautiful cake or design a detailed scrapbook page. PLEASE don’t mistake my love for styling shoots to equate a perfect home. None of us on instagram have perfect homes, kids, or lives. We know this, right? It may be easy to forget when you’re neck-deep in laundry and dirty dishes. My house certainly isn’t picture-perfect sparkly all, or even most of the time! But I will say this…I do LOVE to keep my kitchen clean. Luckily, my hubby feels the same way. Especially the counters, if they’re cleared off and wiped down then I’m okay with the rest of my home being messy with toys and princess outfits tossed all over the floors. View Post

Before & After Kitchen Makeover

Woo hoo! The FINAL BIG KITCHEN MAKEOVER POST!

Get ready for photos chalked full of white marble, gold, natural woods, and a few animals to keep things lively. I’d love to start this off with telling you that I’m a dreamer. I’ve got huge visions for what I like to create and then I simply make it happen without apology. But I had NO IDEA WHAT I WAS DOING since I have zero design experience and have not read an inch of the latest trends in homes. I simply want a functional home while also being a die-hard-fan of every piece I bring inside with me. I wanted more than anything to feel inspired and moved when I walk into this space. And I tease my husband who second-guessed every decision I made (for good reason! My fantastic plans for the entire house were pretty wild.) We absolutely love each part of this kitchen and I would do it all over again!

ps. I linked every item at the end of this post. scroll on down 🙂 View Post

Let’s Shop Wayfair’s BIGGEST Sale of the Year + Patio Round-up

It’s beginning to look at lot like SUMMER! Down here in the south, we’re seeing 70-80 degrees and it’s been dreamy. I’m becoming super pumped to fill our outdoor space with the ultimate patio furniture! I’ve been scoping out different patio sets for the last month and holy moly, ya’ll. Between sectionals or sofa sets to beautiful dining tables and hanging chairs.. the possibilities are endless!!!

GREAT NEWS! Today, April 25th is View Post

My Journey To Motherhood + Tender Mother’s Day Gifts

Happy Sunday, sweet friends!!! It’s sunny and gorgeous outside! I love this time of year, in between spring and summer. We’re soaking up the longer days outside and the kids are giddy as all get out to jump in their pool! Bring on the early summer days!

It’s Mother’s Day in a few short weeks!! What a great reminder to step back and feel extra gratitude and love for the mother’s in my life. This holiday also helps me feel more abundance in the efforts I put into this calling I love so dearly. My husband usually asks me if there’s anything extra he can do to View Post

Lily Jade GIVEAWAY + Diaper Bag Essentials!

Happy Friday! It’s almost the weekend! Tonight, we’re celebrating my hubby’s birthday with a dinner and movie. Keeping things casual after last weekend where he surprised me with a Roaring 20’s Murder Mystery party to celebrate my 30th birthday! Our birthdays are a week apart, it’s been fun to share the weeklong celebrations together for the last 10 years. View Post