“Why does it feel so good to get rid of things? To unload? To let go? Maybe because when we see how little we actually need to survive, it makes us realize how powerful we actually are. To strip down to only what we need. To hang on to only what we can't do without. Not just to survive, but to thrive.”
love the hair bow.🎀she's so adorable😘 Thank you @lifeastheadams
'Bailey is absolutely obsessed with her Bessonjoujou by @Gabbybox
backpack! Ever since we got this in the mail Bailey has been wearing it nonstop! Already talking about taking it to Kindergarten with her next year!
I absolutely love this as a mama! Bailey can have something of her own that is extremely stylish to put all her snacks, or little toys in that don’t flood my purse anymore! Hallelujah! I get my purse back!
A few major stand outs with this backpack are: it’s wipeable! If any snacks were to spill all you need is a baby wipe to clean it up! Let’s face it, as moms we always have some with us! I also love that it’s kid sized, and it’s easy for them to carry on their own! And it’s extremely lightweight!
If you want to purchase the same backpack or anything else from Gabbybox you can use my code lifeastheadams20 for 20% off your purchase!'
Where are my Hocus Pocus lovers at? 🔮
I am so happy it’s time to start bringing you more Hocus Pocus Etsy finds (I already have some up on my feed!) and this is one I am in LOVE with!
A backpack with Dani, Billy, Max and the ultimate witch, Winnie. Yes please!
Thank you to the amazingly talented Etsy shop: grapeloverarts for gifting me this backpack.
I can’t wait to take it to Salem! And then have my own Salem use it one day! Head to the link in my profile to find their Etsy page!
Because daddy is leaving on a jet plane and mama needs allllllllllll the help she can get this week🍂💗
Joy behind my ears and over my heart🌟 #plantmagic
Here is a picture of my child being her most true self with a mouth full of pasta... just like her Mama. The world is making my stomach hurt these past few days and this photo makes my heart sing, so I shall focus on it... and her face... and her little voice singing “pizza pizza pizza” in the next room 😂 #allthecarbs
🍕🍝♥️ (and before he posts an annoying comment about it, I just want everyone to know that @richkeith
took this picture 🙄)
I haven’t been pulling out my camera with my kids as much lately and I want to do it more. It’s fun to take (and edit!) pictures just for myself and not get hung up on how they will be received!
After a couple of weeks with no phone or internet (I know, how did we survive?!😣) we’re finally back online! But only just, we’ve still no internet so I’m just running on data for the time being😬 it has been nice, having. A little break from everything and spending some quality time together. Having no reason to pick up my phone has also given Charlie a break from having the camera in his face every five minutes as well, he thanked me for this by throwing it on the concrete outside and completely smashing the back of it. Thanks @apple
for making the back of it glass🤬 we’ve been spending our few days cleaning (I can already see how jealous you are😉) and cooking up some yummy things as well as taking some super long walks to find all the new places we can go to now we’ve moved to a new town. Our house is spelt coming along, and by slowly I mean I’ve been sat watching tv for the past couple of evenings with a tub of ice cream to my left and cake to my right. A well deserved rest right? I mean looking after a toddler and decorating a house is difficult to juggle when they ‘enjoy’ painting but with all the wrong colours and making the biggest mess you’ve ever seen. But now I’m going to end my rambling and let you move on to the next post because the truth is, my life isn’t actually that interesting😂
You guys I feel like I'm part of the circus. This girl has figured out how to open our door, climb on our bed and grab the coke can my husband left on the nightstand. Once she figured all that out she decided to spill it on our carpet. After cleaning it up it was lunch time. As the microwave beeps I hear an odd noise. I round the corner and there she is diaper off peeing on the entry mat. On top of that I let her ride on my shoulders the other day so Everytime I get to her level she tries to climb on my head. AND we're all sick so when she doesn't get her way there's a huge fit involved. Pray for me guys.
and just like that, it’s all things fall 🍁🍂 made a variation of my plant based mac and cheese using chickpea pasta, pumpkin and sweet dumpling squash. added paprika and a touch of maple syrup to the sauce for some sweet smokiness. olive oil tossed greens for a little freshness and topped with hemp hearts + spiced pumpkin seeds✨
“I can show you the world / shining, shimmering, splendid”
Excuse me while I’m all “momma nostalgia” looking through old photos of our adventures together🦄🦋💕
Sunshine on a rainy day! ☔️
A yawn and a wink and cute as can be!
There are always going to be barriers to getting that perfect shot, sometimes you just have to shoot through them. I've joined a few insta-friends to work on new techniques in our #newclicksnewtricks
group. This week we are focusing on "shooting through". Please click through the different ways we all interpreted this technique and show each artist some insta-love. Next up is @mom_to_wildboys
And just like that it’s fall in New England! Time to get out the chunky sweaters like this little gal. @homegrownknotco
has some of the most comfortable and beautiful looking ones, don’t you agree?! Tap the photo to see the other top small shops featured in this photo.
MEBIE BABY X KNOTBABY
We are so excited to announce that we have partnered up with one of our favorite shops for an exclusive collection of matching swaddles and turbans! To celebrate, we are giving away a set of your choice to one lucky winner!
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The collection consists of 4 colors and will be available exclusively through the @mebie.baby
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Giveaway ends Friday, September 28th at 5PM PST. This Giveaway is not sponsored or endorsed by Instagram. #knotbabies #giveaway
Captain of the cool kids.
He was born with all the confidence he will ever need.
When the sun flare hits just right 🙌🏻
This little Clemson fan thought it was funny to stick his tongue out at me 😋 He must know I’m a die hard Carolina Gamecock fan 😉 I hope everyone has a happy Tuesday!
Keeping it classy and sassy at the State Capitol. Love this family session that is currently on the blog.
A mothers love reaches far beyond circumstances and feelings...
It sees past flaws and imperfections...
And celebrates God’s gift of love, sent from heaven in the form of a child
Today I am packing to embark on a 12-hour road trip. We leave in the morning. Anyone have any good tips for car activities for little ones to keep them busy?
Current family favorite .... just playin’, but he really is the sweetest, and just the quietest little thing. 💙(This helps offset the sounds from the toddlers running around ALL day!)
We’re in full effect and in the swing of things at home. Our routine is on point (for now), and the girls are really good with him.
That’s what’s good over in our neck of the woods. What are you up to today?! I’m contemplating taking little man out for a ride in the stroller now that fall weather is here! 🍁🍂
Mama Bear and Little Bear outfits are from @lovedbyhannahandeli
➡️Save 15% on your order with code “kspaetti15” .
#lovedbyhannahandeli #lbhe #mamabear
We are so over the moon and excited to share the news of the birth of our son, Wade Albert Branch IV. Born Saturday, Sept 22nd at 10:02pm- weighing 8 lbz, 1oz and completely healthy. God is faithful and we are forever grateful, in love and changed by this miracle baby! Let the adventure begin 💕
Words to live by, my friends.
I mean, come on, who can compare to this?! #swipeleft
Any other photographers use Photoshop Actions to help save time editing?🙋🏻♀️⠀
I love that with Actions, you can easily recreate intricate edits with just a few clicks.⠀
But, if you’re spending a ton of time trying to scout through all the actions you have in order to find your favorites, it kind of defeats that whole time-saving purpose, doesn’t it?⠀
In today’s #MBTutorialTuesday
video, I’m sharing some tips you can use to organize your Photoshop Actions and keep your editing process streamlined and efficient! Link in profile if you want to watch. ❤️⠀
The Final Countdown! We are just a day away from our due date and I still can’t believe that we are about to become parents and have a little mini in our presence!
People continue to ask if I’m done being pregnant. I’m honestly so blessed to say, I’m really not. Yes, I’m getting to the stage where it’s a little more uncomfortable. My body’s getting a little tired of caring the extra weight, I’d love to not be peeing every five seconds, and the heartburn, definitely done with that business. But, if that’s the worst of what this pregnancy has brought me, I consider myself insanely blessed and can truly say, “No, I’m not done”. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it and I am genuinely going to miss feeling him inside of me! Although, I’m sure I’ll enjoy him just as much outside, in real life!
People also ask if I’m excited and ready. Again, that would be another hard, NO. But, ready or not, this kid is comin! I’ve been told that you can never really be fully ready, but that you just sort of grow and morph into it the second he’s placed in your arms. It’s hard to believe that’s true when you feel so incredibly clueless, but I’ll definitely hold on to that and trust that if Kim Kardashian can figure it out, I’m sure I can too. Not to mention, I have the best partner on the planet to do this with. And as far as feeling “excited”? There’s a whoooole lot of feels going on inside! I’m sure “excited” is in there somewhere. I watch videos of moms meeting their babies for the first time and I cry my eyes out. Unsure of whether I’m feeling completely terrified of this insane life change, and the fact that somehow a giant watermelon is about to come out of me, or if I’m just so incredibly overwhelmed with love and excitement and anticipation, my feels can’t handle it. Probably a little bit a both! In the end, I’m thankful that I can rest in the fact that we aren’t in this alone. We have amazing friends surrounding us, and an amazing God who’s givin me unexplainable peace and calm through this whole experience, and I know He’s not gonna stop now! And if you don’t hear from me in a minute, I’ll see you on the other side, Friends! 💚💙🤗
'The past is a place of reference, not a place of residence.' Stay in the present where you have the ability to change and grow towards your goals! Staying in the past is tempting but living there won't get us where we wanna go. And if that past wasn't that pleasant you have ability to make your future better!💕 This program reminds me that we are capable of so much especially with so many other women succeeding and it changing their confidence, their outlook… shoot their whole dang future! Waiting for perfect timing is like waiting to win the lottery… you’ve gotta choose to wake up and live EVERY SINGLE DAY! One workout won’t change your life! One day of healthy eating won’t make you skinny! BUT deciding that today is THE DAY where you become the captain of your life CAN ABSOLUTELY be the first day of the rest of your life!
We really enjoyed our first fall weekend! 💛🍁