1/4 of our year in photos; 2023.

Can you believe that we're a third of the way through 2023 already? We've had a busy first few months of birthdays, getaways, and just every day life. It's been a bit since I've blogged, so I wanted to share with all of you just a little bit of what we've been up to. Ringing… Continue reading 1/4 of our year in photos; 2023.

Lifestyle, Year In Review Videos

2022; Our Year #LeParteyof6 Style

2022 has come and gone. Admittingly, I’m one of those people who feels differently when the year ends. I love the newness of a fresh planner and the quietness of January. However; I love to take this time to reflect on the past 12 months and share our favorite memories. 2022 seems to have both… Continue reading 2022; Our Year #LeParteyof6 Style


2022 Holiday Family Pajamas

Every year we pick out a new set of holiday pajamas for the family, and this year was no different. EXCEPT this year, I actually didn't procrastinate and had them ordered before the end of November. A big mom win! We were actually flipping through the Costco flyer that we get in the mail and… Continue reading 2022 Holiday Family Pajamas


Our 2022 Fall Recap.

What a fun filled fall! Fall is certainly my favorite time of year and I wanted to recap some of my favorite memories with you! A weekend trip in to the city! John and I love taking weekend trips in to the city and decided to take another trip before the weather gets too cold.… Continue reading Our 2022 Fall Recap.


Halloween Costumes from Amazon for the whole family!

I look forward to family Halloween costumes every year. There are so many ideas out there for family costume ideas, but as a family of 6 it gets a little more difficult. In years prior, we've dressed up as Minions, Superheroes, and Angels and Devils. After brainstorming a bit, we decided on dressing up as… Continue reading Halloween Costumes from Amazon for the whole family!


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.


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)


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


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.


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.