It’s the last official weekend of Summer and I’m hardcore celebrating. And by hardcore celebrating, I mean lighting my @raedunn fall scented candles, binge watching Netflix and going to bed before 10pm. 🙌🏻 Remember when our nights didn’t even start until 10pm? I would dance all night, get back home with just enough time to shower and change before heading out to work. AND I could work a full 8 hours without ever feeling the fact that I hadn’t slept in more than 24 hours... Now I’m unable to function if someone wakes me up 15 minutes early. Getting old is awesome. .
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It’s the last official weekend...

I read something the other day on Facebook that said that the song that was number 1 on your 14th birthday, defines your life. I googled it, excited to find a message, a sign (I’m a sucker for that sort of thing). Instead, I found it was “Cream” by Prince. 😐 Cream? What does that mean? Ice cream? Coffee creamer? 
So I looked it up... and read the lyrics. "Cream" was meant to mean “cream of the crop”. There are lyrics like “everything you do is success” and my favorite part... “Do your dance
Why should you wait any longer?
Take a chance
It could only make you stronger”  Message received, Prince. Message received. 
What song was number one on your 14th birthday?
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This girl lost another tooth last week. I’ve been waiting for this toothless smile since she knocked her other one out last year. Unfortunately, it’s not going to last long because her adult tooth is already growing in 😭. (Zoom in to see) Yesterday I noticed both of her front-bottom teeth are peeking out behind her baby teeth too. Does anyone know how to slow down time. A button? A phone call? Maybe a time machine? My baby isn’t a baby anymore. Cue the tears. Have you celebrated any milestones with your kids recently?
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This girl lost another tooth...

I don’t get bouquets of flowers for no reason…. But I do appreciate the flowers that grow by our mailbox, like this one. And it made me realize something this morning.  I’m over it. 
I’m over comparing my life to other people’s lives on social media.
My house might not be as fancy. 
My wardrobe is not as expensive. 
I don't apply makeup as well or even at all most days.
I don’t have beautiful, long flowing hair.
I don’t drive a car that’s worth bragging about. 
We don’t go on lavish trips around the world. 
I don’t carry loads of money in designer handbags. 
Does that make me less of a person? 
Does that make me less of an influencer? 
No. It makes me a regular 40-something Mom who has chosen to open up and share our lives on social media.  It makes me someone who has built this hobby of photography and writing into a business that has solely supported my family for a year and a half. 
I’m proud of that. 
I’m proud that I’m not a follower.
I’m proud that I have worked hard for what I’ve achieved.
I’m proud of influencers like me who are unapologetically themselves.  What are you proud of? .
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F O U R T E E N. 
What do you give your oldest daughter when she turns 14? Well, when you’re me, you write her a poem and post it on the blog for the world to see. Head over to read it and let me know what you think. Then, help me wish Lucia the best 14th birthday ever 👇🏻👇🏻
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It was just after Iyla's third birthday. She seemed to be on track, at least according to the pediatrician's checklist. She could follow instructions, name most familiar things, knew her first name, spoke in sentences and could carry a conversation, though she was hard to understand most of the time. We enrolled her in preschool that year and she was a little social butterfly. But as that school year went on, her teachers started to notice that she was struggling to get her words out. Most people that know Iyla today, have no idea that she was in speech therapy classes for two years. They have no idea that I fought it for almost 6 months and that I felt a tremendous guilt about it, because I thought it was my fault that she was stuttering as badly as she was. Today on the blog, I’m sharing the mistakes I made, in hopes that if you are ever in this situation, you take advantage of early intervention. .
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There are two types of kids. 1) The kid who wants to eat the same thing every single day of the week, sometimes more than one time per day and 2) The kid who loves something one day and then hates it the next. #ad Which type of kid do you have? Or, are your kids like mine and bounce back and forth between the two? Either way, there is a way to make lunches more fun for kids. I'll let you in on a little secret... creating fun lunches is more fun for us too! This week, we created our first character, Inspector Caper Eyes. Head to the blog for more details! Plus, learn why we choose @JuicyJuiceUSA new better-for-you options, which are packed with functional benefits with juicy flavor that parents can feel great about serving to their kids.
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Remember I told you guys about our day dates now that the girls are #backtoschool? Well, we’ve really been enjoying them. #sponsored We walk, talk and laugh (a lot). Have you seen our IGTV yet? It’s a cheesy, beautiful video of what our relationship is like. I love that we’re able to connect and that we can make the time in our day to focus on our relationship and our health. Since we have three daughters, it’s even more important to go the extra mile when it comes to taking care of ourselves. These awesome @amazfit watches help us with that. I have the Amazfit Verge and Super Dad has the Amazfit Bip. They are lightweight, have app notifications and track your daily activity, your heart rate and so much more. The Amazfit Bip comes with a 30-day battery life and the Verge comes with Alexa built-in and you can make and receive phone calls through the watch. We can track our activity, sleep and heart rate and hold each other accountable for better decisions, when it comes to fitness and health. Visit rcl.ink/UyB to check them out and make sure to take advantage of the sale they’re currently having. No discount code necessary! What are you doing to get back to you? .
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Take me back to the time when all I had to do was color in the lines, learn my abc’s and take a long nap everyday. Why didn’t we appreciate what we had back then? .
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#AD Our girls love nature, so this weekend, we headed to a local nature preserve for a little animal watching, walking and family time. We always pack the essentials when we're heading out in this Florida heat, including snacks, sunblock and @smartwater, because we know how important it is to stay hydrated. We love smartwater® because it's purified water made using vapor distillation, similar to the way water is purified in nature. It's available in 700mL and 1L bottles. Now through 9/15, you can save $2.75 off at Sam's Club, so stock up! (limit 10 per member) https://lnk2.io/abYC5gD #kidsfitness #fitnessfun #daddyslittlegirl #natureseekers #naturephotos #exercisemotivation #familyfitness #fitnessforlife #qualitytime #bestdad #bestdayever #bestfriendgoals #fatherdaughter #dadofgirls #smartwater #hydrate #hydration #drinkwater #marshalls #marshallsfinds

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A Sneak Peek of My Super Home Office

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Isn’t it funny how your work environment can make such a difference in how productive you are?  When I quit my “real job” years ago, I took a chance on myself. I decided that I wanted to try to make it as my own boss.  It was terrifying and I had so many moments where I thought I was crazy for trying, but I refused to give up on myself.  Now, here I am, almost 4 years later, able to support my family as a full-time blogger, sitting in my beautiful home office. Say what?!

When my husband asked if I wanted the spare room to be converted into my home office, I couldn’t say yes fast enough.  I had a vision in my head of the perfect office.  Like most people, I created a “Home Office Inspiration” board on Pinterest and got to pinning.  Though pinning and actually finding the perfect pieces are two very different things.  After a month, it’s almost complete and I finally feel official!  From 9am until late every night, you can find me in my new chair, writing, researching, engaging, editing pictures and taking phone calls from brands and blogger hopefuls. It’s comfortable, it’s beautiful and it’s all mine.  I couldn’t be happier. Honestly, I’m so much more productive now.   And although it feels more like a job, I’m still having the time of my life.

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Color Scheme

I had a color scheme in mind but it totally transformed with each piece that I brought in.  While I’ve been told that red causes anxiety (and lord knows I don’t need anymore of that in my life), my logo is red, black and white, so it made sense to build my office around my logo.  Black/white stripes and solid red became the main focus, with accents of gray and white.  The final piece, my new chair arrived last week and has made such a difference.  Not only is it so comfortable, but it reclines if I feel like taking a little break and watching some Netflix.  Handmaid’s Tale anyone?

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I knew I needed some sparkle.  That was my non-negotiable.  I wanted a huge chandelier but since we have a ceiling fan that we can’t remove and huge chandeliers cost as much as my car, I opted for a beautiful crystal desk lamp. It adds just the right amount of girly and provides the perfect amount light when I’m working late into the night.  Best of all, it fit in my budget.

The rug was a tough one. I must have looked online at hundreds of rugs.  I couldn’t decide if I wanted a shag rug, a pattern, a solid… but I knew I needed something to cover up this old, ugly carpet.  I found this beauty on Wayfair.com and it just felt right.  As soon as I put it down, I knew it had found it’s home. It’s soft enough that the kids love laying on it when they feel like hanging out with me.

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Good Shelves Hold Special Memories

I always see these beautifully decorated, floating shelves on Pinterest and I knew I wanted some in my office.  I wanted to fill them with things that mean something to me.  So you’ll find a picture of my Nana, a couple of her favorite decorative pieces that she gave me before she passed away, a card that my friend Kim sent me after I accomplished a pretty awesome goal (she’s the sweetest), the 6 books I wish I had time to read, including “Girl, Wash Your Face” and a little wooden treasure box that belonged to my Papa.  Inside the old box, you’ll find a really old one dollar bill, a card that he wrote on and a couple of random things that have no monetary value, but mean the world to me because they were his.  It’s my favorite part of the office because I can add meaningful things to it anytime. We often head to our local thrift store and find fun decorative pieces like this vintage car that was only $8.

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Finally, the Star of My Office

Finally, the star… My handmade, custom wood circle logo sign from iEngravedit.com.  It’s the first thing I see each time I walk into my office and the last thing I look at when I walk out at night. I knew I wanted one of these for a while, I was just waiting to find the perfect small shop to create it for me.  When I reached out to Katherine, the owner of iEngravedit.com, she was so helpful and eager to create it for me.  When it arrived, just weeks later, I couldn’t hold back the tears.  It was even more beautiful than I could have ever imagined.  The craftsmanship shows how much she loves what she does.  The sign itself is 24″ x 28″ and fits perfectly on my wall where everyone can see it.  In fact, it’s the first thing people notice as soon as they walk in.

If you are in the market for a wood sign, I couldn’t recommend iEngravedit.com more.  She offers a variety of signs and can probably create anything your heart desires.  She’s offering free shipping with any purchase $100 or more, to my readers with code SuperShip for a limited time.

Do you have a home office?  What is your favorite part about it?  Comment below and let me know!

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  • Ranch Office
    October 3, 2018

    Hi!

    I truly love your office. It looks super special. And the black and red colors match perfectly.

    I´d love it if you could share other spaces of your house. I´d wanna see your other spaces. An get some ideas from there.

  • valmg @ Mom Knows It All
    July 31, 2018

    Your office looks so bright and inviting, and organized. I wish I could have a home office, unfortunately we don’t have room for one so I’m stuck in the corner of the living room.

  • Aduke Schulist
    July 27, 2018

    Your office color scheme is my kitchen color scheme lol. I love it!! And that chair looks so comfy.

  • Bianca Dottin
    July 27, 2018

    Such a fun office! I don’t have one yet but I’ll have one in our new home and I’m so excited to decorate it.

  • Dana Brillante-Peller
    July 27, 2018

    I can’t get over the mini chandelier. So many pretty touches in your office — I love it!

  • Carrie Liu
    July 26, 2018

    Love your color scheme! Especially the red chair. I think the pop of color makes the space look fun.

  • Nina Kasper
    July 25, 2018

    I love your office! So sleek and clean!!

  • Becca Wilson
    July 25, 2018

    I really love the way that this all came together. That is such a beautiful logo and color scheme.

  • Nancy Polanco
    July 25, 2018

    I love the colours that you chose! And that sign is perfect!!! I would love to get one for my site and for my office. Thanks for the recco!

  • Clair
    July 25, 2018

    So true about having a designated place for work! We are in the process now of trying to set up a work space for me during the day and when my husband has things to work on at night. Loving your home office design!

  • Jeannine
    July 25, 2018

    Your office space is so much fun. I love the red in there. You must feel so inspired when working there. Mine is kinda ready for a make over.

  • Erin S
    July 25, 2018

    The red is such a great modern touch. Love the shelves

  • Danielle
    July 25, 2018

    Your office looks so darling girl! I love the way it looks!

  • Sondra Barker
    July 25, 2018

    This office looks like its coming along great! I especially love the organization stuff

  • Geekdad248
    July 24, 2018

    Your chair is so PLUSH!!! That model car is very impressive. I found myself looking over that photo checking out all the details in it. Very nice work space you have there!

  • Echo
    July 24, 2018

    This looks amazing! Makes me quite jealous! I wish I had a workspace of my own.

  • Kita Bryant
    July 24, 2018

    I am really excited to see the whole thing! It looks like it will be amazing!

  • Sara Welch
    July 24, 2018

    That is some really nice space! Having a good work space is important for productivity!

  • D at Be you and thrive
    July 24, 2018

    Gorgeous office! Thank you for the inspiration. I am looking forward to a studio outside the house, myself! This too shall happen 🙂 xoxo! ~ D #BeYouAndThrive

  • Vanessa Delia
    July 24, 2018

    This is such a nice space to work in. It makes me want to update my office!

  • Yeah Lifestyle
    July 24, 2018

    Totally loving your office space, red is also my fav colour and I love bling too. So everything looks just right for me. The iEngravedit.com logo picture looks super fab as well.

  • Rika
    July 24, 2018

    This is a great home office! Love the clean design, so bright! I need to create my own home office, right now, I just use a small space in the corner of my living room.

  • Rosey
    July 24, 2018

    Oh my gosh the desk lamp is adorbs. That’s a wonderful substitution for the real deal (which really does cost as much as a small car, lol). Very nice!

  • Tiffany La Forge-Grau
    July 24, 2018

    Ugh, I need to organize my home office. I love how clean and inviting yours is, but still fun with some mom vibes lol! Maybe this weekend I’ll do a fun remodel or something because you’ve got me inspired 🙂

  • Autumn Jenkins
    July 24, 2018

    This looks amazing! I have yet to make my office area my own. I absolutely the color scheme you chose too!!

  • Wendy Polisi
    July 24, 2018

    I love the decor you chose! It is very neo-modern; looks really great!

  • Aaron Smith
    July 24, 2018

    I love it. It looks fantastic!

  • Rachel
    July 24, 2018

    That is all so cool. I dont know if I will ever get a real home office though i need one.

  • What Corinne Did
    July 24, 2018

    Having your own home office must be amazing! Loving the furniture and pop of colours! So pretty! I wish I had my own office too

  • Bella
    July 24, 2018

    Loving how this turned out for you. The red definitely was a great choice. I love spaces that are cheery.

  • Valerie Christie
    July 24, 2018

    Pretty creative! Love the bold colors and especially that chair! I have to order one for my desk!

  • Maegan
    July 24, 2018

    I love that you centered your color scheme around your logo! I don’t have a home office currently, but you’ve inspired me to make it a priority when we move later this year! Beautiful space.

  • Stephanie Parrell
    July 24, 2018

    So your home office is a dream! I would never want to leave if I worked there. So clean and crisp great for clarity and getting work done!

  • LavandaMichelle
    July 24, 2018

    What a cool office! It looks so nice. Everything goes so well together! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Tara
    July 24, 2018

    What a great home office. I look forward to the day when we can move into a place with the extra space to have home offices and more room.

  • Tami
    July 24, 2018

    I recently redesigned my office area. It’s amazing how much more productive I’ve been in my new happy place. Lovin’ the colors you’ve chosen.

  • Catherine Shane
    July 24, 2018

    I really admired your set up so cozzy and looks relaxing place. Very comfortable to work in this kind of home office.

  • Marcie
    July 23, 2018

    I also added branding to my home office! It makes such a difference! Congrats on your new digs!

  • Marysa
    July 23, 2018

    I love it! So clean and simple, but beautiful with the pops of color and accessories. Looks like a great place to work! I wish I had my own little retreat like this.

  • kumamonjeng
    July 23, 2018

    I really love the vibrant colors which include red, black and white, this is a good theme colors.is The cute crystal desk lamp is really something I adore and wanted to have in my room.

  • Heather
    July 23, 2018

    I love it! It’s so necessary to have a space in your home to be able to work where you are the most productive. I love that office chair, it looks really comfy!

  • Gladys Parker
    July 23, 2018

    I imagine your office as a whole is so creative and fun just by looking at the pieces. Your sign is super cool and I want one!!! I like the carpet you chose and the bright red chair screams fun, different, creative!

  • wendy
    July 23, 2018

    The red chair with the sparkle-truly a wonderful workspace. I love how you thought it all out. Nice happy place to work.

  • Ann F. Snook-Moreau
    July 23, 2018

    Those organizers with the bins are so awesome! They look colorful and fun but are functional too . . . and are such a great way to hide away clutter 😉

  • Sabrina Fox
    July 23, 2018

    I love the colors mixed together so much! I’d love to turn my home office into something like this. Wow. Truly dazzling.

  • Ann Snook
    July 23, 2018

    Ooo, that chair looks so comfy! I love the little knickknacks you have . . . they add a touch of personality and a homey feeling to your office so it’s not all work and no play.

  • Laura G
    July 23, 2018

    I love the vibrant colors. Makes for a very energetic place to work! Love it!

  • Kimberly Gladsden
    July 23, 2018

    I love that you have created a meaningful space for yourself. It will help you thrive and focus even more! It’s important to have a positive work atmosphere- even if you work alone! You did a great job! I’m so glad my card made it to your special shelf! 😉

  • Erica {Mama Ash}
    July 23, 2018

    I love engraving, what a great idea for an office. When at home, I love having key/star products that I love that catch my eye too. My home office is my living room, hahaha!

  • jenna | the urben life
    July 23, 2018

    I love your home office!! I need to start decorating mine haha

  • Sarah Bailey
    July 23, 2018

    Oh my gosh your office looks like it is going to be amazing I love the colour scheme! I mean who doesn’t love red!

  • Erin
    July 23, 2018

    Your home office looks like a bright and inspiring space to work. I love the wood logo sign you had custom made. I’d love to do something like that when I someday have space for an actually at-home office.

  • Amber Myers
    July 23, 2018

    I love how it turned out! What great colors. I wish I had an office. I just work from the couch in the living room.

  • Anna
    July 23, 2018

    I love how it turned out and the combo of masculinity and feminine! Xo ~Anna

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