Mar 21, 2019

A Letter To Me "BEFORE" You

Dear Me,

I know you're fantasizing about life with kids. The snuggles. The true smell of a fresh clean baby after bath time. Those adorable giggles and sweet open mouth slobbery kisses. Take it all in. Because it's also so much more than those moments.

It's a lot of hard work. It's patience you never knew existed within you because you're child is having a melt down over the crust not being cut the right way ( or is it off this week because we keep changing our minds every other second ).  It's counting to 10 to try not to argue back with your 5 year old over something so insignificant that you can't even understand why you're attempting to argue back in the first place.

Exhaustion hits every few hours and your husband wonders why you go to bed so early. Well- one true reason. Motherhood. It's not the endless Netflix shows, the clean and gleaming house, the laundry put away and folded neatly because you have all the time in the world. There are small glimpses of that here and there but it's truly just an endless cup of coffee mentality.
You have doubts every other minutes. Are you making the right choice? Are you feeding them the right food? Are you taking care of them the best you can? Did you plan enough activities for them to be exhausted by the end of the day so they'll sleep? Are you watching too much TV because you're trying to balance working from home, answering e-mails, planning content all while cooking ( and sometimes burning ) dinner while your children fight in the playroom over the same toy.

You learn a lot about yourself when you become a Mom. When you start to feel overwhelmed, you become panicked and judgement gets cloudy. So you call your husband to calm you down and talk it out because he's not dealing with the tornado that's surrounding you but can guide you out of the fog. I'm so grateful to not only having my kids help me but my incredible husband who is my right hand man. I couldn't do it without him somedays.

It's a one breath at a time. One moment remembering how little they were and how excited and terrified you are for their future. It's the scariest most rewarding job out there. Within the chaos, I found myself, my role in life and the way to better myself through my kids.

I"m teaming up with a few of my other favorite bloggers to share their story about before having kids so be sure to check them out below!

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Mar 20, 2019

25 Spring Dresses To Wear For Any Occasion

I'm so excited we're getting closer and closer to warmer weather! Spring is upon here in the Midwest and I'm sure you all know how anxious we are for the sunshine, cool breeze and comfortable dresses to throw on!
I have a few favorites to share but my all time right now is one I've had for a few years but always seems to be in style. THIS maxi is under  $34 and extremely comfortable for any occasion!

I can't tell you how many compliments I've gotten on it while out and about or even taking with me to trips like I did last summer to Italy! It's a cotton material, draw string and gorgeous flower print. How could you not want to grab it?! It comes in 37 other colors too and it's true to size ( I'm wearing a small ). It has this great elastic waistband that fits under your chest too and makes you look slender!

I love the buttons that go all the way down to your knees and its up to know how much leg you'd like to show too. You could also throw on a cute jean jacket to give it an entire casual look.

Below are 25 amazing spring dresses you can wear for any occasion! I can't wait to hear which one's you'll grab!

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Mar 11, 2019

Must Have Spring Clothing For Girls

Thank you for Deux par Deux for sponsoring today's post. All opinions and pictures are my own. 
My daughter has always been one who loves to dress herself in whatever she may find in her drawers. I've been looking for some cute pieces to add to your wardrobes, especially with warmer weather on the way! When I found Deux Par Deux, an adorable Children's Clothing store that offers truly some adorable pieces, I couldn't wait to grab a few things for our little lady! The aim of the brand is to create premium designs and manufacture kids clothes at the finest quality embellished with cute decorative elements and unusual patterns! 
They are intended for active and playful children whose parents are conscious of their kids comfort ( aka my daughter ha ) Every item is guaranteed freedom of movement and comfort of every little fashion-lover who wants to look different from others. The company was founded in Canada and offer clothing for babies, toddlers, infants and older children up to 16. 
Lily's style a mix of tom boy and dress up. I wanted to grab a few easy outfits for her to throw on, run around outside and truly feel comfortable in. Likewise, I also grabbed a few dresses and skirts that she would love to wear to school or play dates with friends. Here are a few of our favorites we put together!
All the clothing pieces are extremely comfort, cozy and Lily loves putting together her own style with mixing and matching. The detailing and craft of each piece is truly a work of art and I love how much Lily enjoys showing her skirts, shorts and tops to friends and family members. Now we're just anxiously awaiting for spring to come, melt the snow, and let us enjoy them outdoors!

You can save 10% off using code INSTACAITWILL10 on 
all of your favorite Spring items too! 

What items are a must for your kids this Spring?

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