Recipes

Recipe: Street Corn Chicken Tacos

If there is anything you should know, I LOVE tacos. I could eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every. single. day. You mix that with some elotes or street corn? I'm sold. The combination of my two favorite foods...cue the mouth watering. Okay, enough of me trying to sell you on making these. Just… Continue reading Recipe: Street Corn Chicken Tacos

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Happy birthday, our sweet boy.

Sometimes people walk in to you life just when you need it most. That was certainly the case with you, Mason Allan. When I met your daddy, I knew that part of falling in love with him was making up a whole lot more room in my heart for you and your sister. That was… Continue reading Happy birthday, our sweet boy.

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First Day of School Interviews (2022)

And just like that summer is over and we're back with another year of school! Our girls started 9th (high school...ahhh!), fifth, and third grade this year. And our sweet boy started pre-school. He was sooooo ready; me? Not so much! We kicked off the new year with some of our typical “first day of school… Continue reading First Day of School Interviews (2022)

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Travel With Us | Virginia Beach, VA

Over 20 hours in the car with two young kids? Were we crazy? Probably. But worth every minute? ABSOLUTELY! John and I planned a spontaneous 6-day trip while the girls were on vacation with their dad in Florida, with the destination of Virginia Beach, VA in mind. We knew it was going to be quite… Continue reading Travel With Us | Virginia Beach, VA

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Ain’t no party like an ART party.

Over the weekend we celebrated our little girl turning the big E-I-G-H-T in a few short days. We asked Aubrey what she would like to do to celebrate her birthday and she chose to have a party at home with family. After going through a few fun theme options, she decided on an ART party.… Continue reading Ain’t no party like an ART party.

Lifestyle

So, let me reintroduce myself.

This could be the place where I rattle on and tell you I’m a mom, a lover, a craft-enthusiast, but rather, I want to use this platform to share more than that. So who is Shayla Jo? I’m still trying to figure out everything I want to be and I’ve got a whole lifetime to find… Continue reading So, let me reintroduce myself.

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1/4th of our year in photos.

A fourth of the year has about gone by and we've been nothing short of busy. Between birthday celebrations, mini-vacations, and every day life April has snuck up on us. I wanted to share a bit of our year thus far with all of you; enjoy! Valentine's Day John and I drove up to Chicago… Continue reading 1/4th of our year in photos.

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A letter to my daughter on her 10th birthday.

Well here we are. You are officially a pre-teen. Two whole hands old. An entire decade of life is behind you. I’ll be honest, Mahkena. You turning ten is so hard for me. While you want to be double digits and get more into your big girl status, my heart sinks just a bit. Ten years… Continue reading A letter to my daughter on her 10th birthday.

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45 seconds of January.

2022 came in full speed and just like that, January is already over. Still coming down from all the hype of the holidays, we didn't have much plans for this month. Truthfully; it was nice. We got to relax a bit at home and just unwind from all the chaos of Christmas. One month down… Continue reading 45 seconds of January.

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2021; Our Year #LeParteyof6 Style

Leaving 2020, we hoped that covid would stay with it and 2021 would bring everyone a fresh start, mostly pandemic free. Unfortunately, that was not the case and it affected this year just as much as the last. But one thing is for certain, we tried our best to not let it hold us back… Continue reading 2021; Our Year #LeParteyof6 Style