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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.

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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!

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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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

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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October 2021; our month in video

woah! can you believe that october is already over and before we know it we will be celebrating thanksgiving? it was a very busy month for us between homecoming, adult trick-o-treating, hotel getaways, and lots of time with family. we ended the month of two nights of dressing up and trick-or-treating with the kids. always… Continue reading October 2021; our month in video

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September 2021; our month in video

September has come and gone and you know what that means: a new video recap of our month! It was a family-filled month with school starting back up, hotel overnights, backyard camping, and birthday celebrations. Putting these videos together always make me appreciative of the life we have and the people in; we truly are… Continue reading September 2021; our month in video