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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.

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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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AUGUST 2021; OUR MONTH IN VIDEO

August was full of more birthdays, mini getaways, and football games. Here’s a peek at our month and the life I’ve thankful for.

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JULY 2021; OUR MONTH IN VIDEO

July has come and went; and summer is almost over! As much as I hate watching summer go, I love all the memories we've been making thus far. Here’s a look at our month; hope you enjoy! https://videopress.com/v/w6cax4Q8?preloadContent=metadata

Motherhood

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL INTERVIEWS (2020/2021).

can you believe how fast the school year went? i feel like we were just preparing all of the school supplies and getting ready to send them out the door for their first day. and in the blink of an eye, we're here and celebrating the last day of the 2020/2021 school year. our girls… Continue reading LAST DAY OF SCHOOL INTERVIEWS (2020/2021).

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JUNE 2021; OUR MONTH IN VIDEO

Happy June ya’all! This month was full of celebrations between Father’s Day and birthdays, backyard adventures, and bringing home our new Winnie girl. Here’s a look at our month; hope you enjoy!

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MAY 2021; OUR MONTH IN VIDEO

Can you believe that May is already over and summer is officially here? This month was full of celebrations between Mother’s Day and birthdays and a whole lot of fun in between. We ended our month with a family vacation and man, we’re already looking forward to another one. Hope you enjoy this little video… Continue reading MAY 2021; OUR MONTH IN VIDEO

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32 THINGS IVE LEARNED IN MY 32 YEARS

32 years old today, and there has been quite a few things that I’ve learned through the years. I’ve made good choices, stupid choices, and learned that sometimes the only explanation for your actions is, “it seemed like a good idea at the time.” But through it all, I’ve learned. And firsthand, from my own… Continue reading 32 THINGS IVE LEARNED IN MY 32 YEARS