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Review: Katie Hall Photography

Review: Katie Hall Photography

We recently had the pleasure to work with the very talented photographer, Katie Hall, on our family portraits.  The first time I had seen her work was when she shot the wedding of my midwife.  I loved how her photos just pop out at you and bring such a realism to the subjects.  She really is […]

July Baby Update

July Baby Update

Our babies are the world to us, each of us will share some little facts about our munchkins that are 24 months and younger on the 4th Tuesday of each month. Jessica’s daughter Clara Age: 9 months Height: 26″ Weight: 15.5 lbs Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel Clothing Size: 6 months Shoe Size: 2 Teeth: 2 […]

10 Things I Miss…

10 Things I Miss…

I want to start this list off by say I LOVE being a mommy and I ADORE my girls. I have to admit I can compile a small list of pretty-not-important things I miss about not being a mom. They are as follows: 10. I miss not falling asleep with an itty vampire baby sucking […]

Our Humble Abode

Our Humble Abode

This is our beach cottage, Cabinista Shortada. We named her out of sillyness, but she even has her own drink (Jameson on the rocks served in a coconut shell) so the name isn’t going anywhere. She’s nothing fancy, but is comfortable and cute. We’ve spent the last 3 years decorating her with items found at yard sales, […]

Watching What Our Children Watch

Watching What Our Children Watch

Television has never been an interest of mine. I personally could live without having a tv in our house. My husband, however, is a huge sports fan so not having a tv is not an option. Our 3 year old has never been one to sit to watch television. He would rather play in his room or outside, which […]

All Natural Rust Remover

All Natural Rust Remover

My beach cottage has harder water than what I am used to in Chicago. It makes getting my diapers clean a bit of a hassle and it also leaves horrid rust stains on my tub. When Rust-Off was failing to work, I scoured (very punny, right?) for a solution. Turns out an all natural, super […]

Oh What A Girl

Oh What A Girl

I had two dolls growing up: Erica & Karen. I played with them for years. I never had a boy doll, they were always girls. All of the children in our family were girls. I had a sister. My dad worked out of town, so it was always just my mom, sister, & I. I was never around boys unless […]