Spring Decorating Trends Inspired By Pottery Barn

Posted in Home Sweet Home, Pinterest Projects & Recipes
on March 27, 2017

Every season, I love to visit Pottery Barn and gasp in awe at their beautiful home decor.  In the past I’ve shared with you some Christmas Decor & Fall Decor, but today it’s time to lighten things up a bit with Spring Decorating!  From basket-weave textures, to aquamarine votives, to terrarium gardens, & succulent walls….it’s all here!

So, pull up a chair, and grab your cappuccino, and enjoy this springtime tour of Pottery Barn.

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A Seasonal Guide to Cozy Living: The Danish Tradition of Hygge

Posted in About Stephanie, Family Life, Inspiration
on March 22, 2017
A Seasonal Guide to Living a Cozy, Purposeful Life

Hygge (actually pronouced “Hoo-gah”) is a Danish concept that has completely changed my day-to-day living.  Traditionally, Hygge is described as a way of embracing a cozy life during the cold winter months.  But, today I’d like to share with you a seasonal guide, that will help you “live Hygge” all year-long…

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Our Unforgettable Trip To Hershey: The Sweetest Place On Earth

Posted in Bucket List, Family Life, Travel
on March 17, 2017

Hershey is like no other place I have ever visited, hence why it’s called “the sweetest place on earth”.  There is literally an ode to chocolate at every turn.  From the street lights shaped like Hershey’s Kisses, to the complimentary chocolate bar we received when we arrived at the Hershey Lodge, every detail was perfect and special.  And, with several amazing places to explore and unique experiences you can only find in Hershey, it is definitely a must-see place for every family.

If you’ve been racking your brain for an extra special place to take your family this year on a vacation, look no further that Hershey.  It won’t disappoint.

So, come along with me, as I recollect our quick and unforgettable trip to Hershey, Pennsylvania.  I’ll share with you where we stayed, where we ate, and the experiences that made this trip absolutely amazing.

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Learning To Embrace Your Story, Even When It Hurts

Posted in Infertility, Inspiration
on March 14, 2017

Going through difficulties in our life is inevitable.  Coping during these deep, dark, life-altering days that change us forever, and learning to embrace our unique story, is the purpose of life, right?  I’ve been through times like that, and had days when I thought I couldn’t go on.  Today, I’d like to encourage you to embrace your story, even when it hurts by acknowledging your emotions; choosing grace over guilt; and walking in faith & hope.

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50+ Creative Ways To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Posted in Family Life, Pinterest Projects & Recipes
on March 10, 2017

This time of year my Pinterest feed is flooded with rainbows and shamrocks and everything Irish…and I love it!  Maybe my love for St. Patrick’s Day comes from my Irish husband (with his adorable reddish beard) or the fact that my birthday falls on the Irish holiday.  Either way, the onslaught of colorful rainbows and leprechaun’s cheer me up after the gray, dull wintertime.

So, today I’ve gathered 50+ Creative Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with you family.  I’ve got everything here from sweet treats to crafts and decor.  Let’s make this St. Patrick’s Day extra special for our littles and our loved ones.  Enjoy….

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Coffee Break With Stephanie: Turning A House Into A Home

Posted in Coffee Break Series, Inspiration
on March 2, 2017

Welcome to my first Coffee Break post.  My hope and desire in the Coffee Break Series is to share with you, my friends, what’s on my heart.  Today I’d like to share with you something that hit me over this past week…the importance of turning our house into a home.  What does this mean to us as women, wives, & mothers?  And, what does this mean for our families?

So, please join me for girl talk, snuggle into a comfy spot for a couple of minutes, savor your coffee, and prepare to be inspired, sweet friend.

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Blogging Basics Series: What I Learned My First 6 Months Blogging

Posted in Blogging Basics Series
on February 28, 2017

I can hardly believe that it’s been 6 months since I’ve started blogging.  It has been such a fun, amazing journey, and I encourage anyone who is considering starting a blog to go for it!

In my Blogging Basics Series, I will walk you through the process of starting your own successful blog.  But, first let me share with you the 5 important principles I’ve learned during my first 6 months of blogging.

Pull up a comfy chair and grab your latte, and join me as I reminisce about the beginning of my blogging story…

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Fertility Boosting Bucket List: 10 Things Every Hopeful Mommy-To-Be Should Do

Posted in Infertility
on February 26, 2017

I’m sharing my own Fertility Boosting Bucket List today, with 10 amazing action steps for any hopeful Mommy-To-Be. I thought this list could be useful to any other couples out there who are “trying”.  You are not alone on this journey. So, here you go, my Fertility Boosting Bucket List….  Continue reading

How To Calm A Fussy Baby: In 5 Simple Steps

Posted in Family Life
on February 24, 2017

A fussy baby that is hard to soothe and console, can be one of the most stressful situations for new parents.  So, today I’m going to walk you through 5 Simple Steps that will quickly and easily calm your crying infant, and give you peace of mind.  I show my new parents these methods each and every shift at the hospital, and I’ve seen them work miracles on my own nieces and nephew.  I know they can help you too….

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DIY Rose Petal Sugar Scrub

Posted in Pinterest Projects & Recipes
on February 22, 2017

As my beautiful Valentine’s Day roses begin to wilt, I wanted to find a way to preserve their beauty longer.  So, of course, I went to all knowing Pinterest, and lo and behold, I found a simple DIY Sugar Scrub using rose petals.  The rose petals add a beautiful color and scent to this sugar scrub.  Not to mention, this sugar scrub makes even the worst winter hands feels soft and smooth.  Here’s the simple 3 ingredient recipe….

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