Baby Consignment Sale Experience/Haul at JBF

Where did September go? It was a very busy month for us, combined with Isaac in the pits of some intense teething (seriously, 5 teeth in just one week- my eyebags tripled in size), I didn’t reach a lot of goals. BUT, I was able to participate in the Just Between Friends consignment sale I was so excited about!

Consignment sales are seriously the way to go if you are blessed to have one in your area. It really is worth looking into. I am extremely grateful for ours and I wanted to support our sale more this fall because it doesn’t help just me, but it helps lots of other moms too.

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Cleaning Spree! + Baby Clothing Organization Solution

As we approach the end of summer, I welcome our mini “New Year” where many people naturally begin to reset, make new goals, and get organized in preparation for school and the holidays.

I have been doing my fair share of life “editing” these last couple weeks. Namely in the budgeting department and I’m also deep in the decluttering mode.

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Baby Book Scrapbook: Page Idea List/Outline

Ultrasound flip-page

Are there any other moms out there who still scrapbook? I feel like it’s a dead trend because nobody I know talks about it, but all the supplies at the craft stores are saying otherwise!

Before my son was born, I went on a hunt for the perfect baby book. There are some pretty cute fill-in books out there and it seems like lots of people print photobooks instead. I am so gosh-darn picky though. Nothing fit us just right. I’m a big fan of incorporating memorabilia (like cards, hospital bracelets, etc) and if I missed a milestone, having a blank space in the fill-in books would drive me batty!

So I decided to churn up the old 1999 scrapper in me and make a book myself. Pretty crazy of me in retrospect since it is so time consuming, but a beautiful keepsake is forming and there are no regrets… yet.

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Our Birth Story- First Baby!

Baby’s beautiful newborn photoshoot was done by photographer April Cunningham

They say you forget a lot about giving birth but I haven’t yet, which is a miracle coming from this mom-brain. I mean, I could tell you anything about my son’s bodily functions during the last 4 months but how old am I now? No idea.

So it is probably best if I write down the story before it gets pulled into the abyss where my age went (which is also probably for the best). When I was pregnant, I loved reading birth stories. So here is mine!

My original birth “plan”: Go in and get out of the hospital as fast as possible with no meds.

How it actually went…

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