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14 great maternity photo ideas Deciding on how to document your pregnancy is usually one of the first things women think about when becoming pregnant.  Let's face it though, some women don't feel very beautiful while pregnant and may choose not to take any maternity photos.  Everyone is different and deciding what to do for photos is very exciting. There are so many cool themes and ideas to choose from, here are 14 really great maternity photo ideas to consider: Underwater photo shoots for maternity, wedding and engagements are really trendy right now.  The light and airy, floating, dream-like look of underwater photos is beautiful and peaceful looking.  Looks like a moment frozen in time. Mother & Daughter photo shoot.  Having your second child is exciting.  Celebrating the upcoming birth with your first child is so sweet and will make them feel included and extra special. Whimsical and magical theme. Adding flowers made into a...

Designing the Nursery-Cute & Trendy Nursery decor Any designer will tell you that a room's decor and accessories are very important for adding character and personality to a space.  For a new mom, decorating the nursery is a lot of fun.  But first, deciding on a theme can be challenging.  Lots of people are decorating their baby nursery in gender neutral tones and colors.  Grey's and neutrals seem to be king when it comes to gender neutral nurseries.  Pattern and texture also play a star role. I thought it would be fun to share some baby nursery accessories that can be used for a boy or a girl (well, most of them anyway) I love you more wall art Got a thing for animals?  Hang these up...

4 tips to avoid the Bedtime Blues It can be very tiring taking care of an infant; many sleepless nights and fatigue can catch up with you.  It's important for babies to sleep, not only do they need to sleep but it allows the parent to get some needed rest as well.  Unfortunately, some babies are good sleepers and some babies aren't.   Many mothers complain that their baby has been sleeping through the night, in a normal routine and then all of a sudden, they change their sleeping behavior and are up during the course of the night.  When this happens, lots of mothers don't know what to do.   Here are a few helpful tips that may make bedtime a much better experience:   Babies like routine.  Having a consistent pattern that revolves around bedtime can be very effective.  If you haven't mapped out a routine in preparation for bedtime, you should.  The first...

Vegetable & Herb Garden Boxes I've always dreamed of having one of those "pinterest-esque" gardens.  You know the ones you see on zillions of boards showing the garden boxes, filled with veggies and herbs all beautifully arranged.  The kind of garden where you can pick your evening veg from, like salad greens or herb leaves for what ever you're concocting in the kitchen. Yes, I know you've dream of that too! Who hasn't, right? Well, this year for Christmas my hubby decided that this was the year to make my dream come true!  How sweet of him :) It took many weeks of planning because it is a slow-to-come-together project as things don't grow over night.  And it does take a while to decide on what exactly you want to do for the garden boxes.  He worked on it for months...

Apple & Cinnamon Loaf #recipe I hate when fruit goes bad.  When the kids don't eat them or you buy too many of them, and they get over ripe and very soon after that, they go bad.  Apples do that a lot in my house.  I know, I'm ashamed (no judgement please).  I buy a lot of apples because its one of the few fruits that BOTH my kids like and eat!  And so do the adults.  I give them fruit everyday and apples are the type of fruit that cuts up nicely for packed school lunches.  I like to add raisins in with the apples sometimes to mix it up a bit as a healthy snack for the kids.  Nuts and other dried fruit would be nice as well.  Apples are so versatile.  I put them in my salads too! After Christmas, I found myself left with several small apples that...

New Year's Resolution: New Year, New Plan Happy New Year!  Welcome to 2016.  I have a feeling this year is going to be an awesome year!  At the beginning of the year I, like many others, reflect on the good, and the bad of the year before.  For most of us, we choose to hold on to the more positive parts of the year instead of holding on to the negative.  Every person has good times and bad times in their lives.  But I think what most of us hope for is not perfection, but rather more positive experiences than negative ones.  A new year is the perfect time to assess your life, figure out your plan and goals and adjust as needed. Here are some the top New Year's resolutions: If you're not the "anti-resolution" type, then I have 5 great tips to help you succeed and put your resolutions into perspective: Write...