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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I read something the other...

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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I don’t get bouquets of...

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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It was just after Iyla's...

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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There are two types of...

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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Remember I told you guys...

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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Transforming the Nursery into a Guest Room

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Shortly after our youngest daughter turned 5, I realized that it was probably time to redecorate her nursery. A little late, I know.  A part of me may have kept it longer than I should have because I didn’t want to let go of the idea that my baby was not a baby anymore.  With the decision that our family was complete, we obviously didn’t have a need for a room with a crib or a changing table, so we finally agreed to turn that nursery into a guest room and I couldn’t be more pleased with how it turned out.

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With family all over the world, we wanted to turn this room into an inviting, comfortable space for our loved ones to stay when they come to visit.   I wanted it to feel like a home, but look like a boutique hotel.  Easier said than done and shout out to those interior designers who do this for a living.  It’s a lot harder than HGTV makes it look!

The Bed.

The most important part of the room makeover was the bed.  It’s the spot that will make or break a person’s vacation.   If you’re not getting a good night’s rest, you really aren’t going to enjoy yourself.  I researched different companies and was excited when Leesa decided to partner with us.  I had read and heard so many great things about the company and knew that it would be the perfect mattress for our new guest room.

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The day the mattress arrived and we unboxed it, I was so pleasantly surprised.  The Leesa mattress is beautifully designed and engineered with three premium foams for cooling, body contouring and pressure-relieving core support.  It was just as comfortable as it was beautiful.  The Leesa mattress is designed to cradle and support your body while avoiding the sinking feeling and overheating found in other foam mattresses. And it’s SO comfortable.

Just a day after the mattress arrived, our Aunt came to stay with us for a few weeks.  She told me that her bed at home (which cost her thousands of dollars), left her with an aching back and sleeping on the Leesa mattress, after just one night, she found that her back pain wasn’t there.  It was at that moment I knew that we had chosen the right mattress.

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Color Scheme.

Next on my list was the color scheme.  I knew that I was going with gray and white for the two main colors but wanted a bright, fun accent color.  Our family is a huge fan of the song “You are my Sunshine” because it reminds us of our Papa, who sang it to all of us when we were children.  I decided that yellow would be the perfect accent color so that I could also incorporate a sun and beach feel to the room (similar to the nursery decor we previously had).  This also allowed for us to repurpose some of the furniture we already had in the house, as well as small decor pieces which is great when you’re on a budget like we are.

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One of my favorite pieces that we were able to leave in the room from the nursery was our seashell mobile.  I picked this gorgeous piece up in Key Largo about 6 years ago for under $20.  There was something about it that I fell in love with instantly.  It’s not only beautiful to look at, but it makes a beautiful, relaxing sound as the shells clang together.

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Artwork.

Artwork was a big deal for this room. I looked at so many different websites and thought at one point about just making a large canvas of our family, but I wanted the biggest piece, over the bed, to have a strong message attached to it.  For me, anxiety is something that took over my life years ago and I struggle to keep under control.  Over the last 6 months or so, I’ve taken on a new perspective and wanted a message that would encourage others to tackle their fears head on, as well.  I went on a stock website, purchased this background image and then added the words “if you never try, you will never know.”  Once it was finished, I uploaded my artwork to photography.com and went with the modern, sleek, acrylic print option.   The finished piece is absolutely the centerpiece of the room and really brings a fun, bright, positive message to the entire room.

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Thinking about boutique hotels, there is always that one, beautiful, comfy chair where you can sit and relax, read a book or even get on your laptop.   It didn’t take long for me to find the perfect chair for our guest room on Wayfair.com.  It’s gorgeous, comfortable and goes perfectly in the room, adding a touch of class and taking up the bare space near the closet.

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Workspace.

I knew I wanted to add a desk and was lucky enough to have one already in the house.  We purchased this double desk and matching chairs for our two oldest daughters at Ikea years ago. While they used it for a bit, somehow they found that they’d rather do their homework on the kitchen table or on the floor.  Go figure.  So we moved this into the guest room, added some cute and decorative cloth baskets from Target (perfect for storage) and a lamp that we had also purchased from Ikea years ago. Voila… the perfect desk area for our guests!  It’s also turned into my little working space lately which has been nice!

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Memories.

About 5 years after my Grandfather passed away, we were at a local fair.  We walked into the craft show building and right in front of me was this beautiful carved wooden sign.  I knew we had to have it.  It’s been proudly displayed on the wall ever since and goes perfectly with the new guest room’s theme.  It’s like a part of him will always be with us, each time I look up at this sign.

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Overall, I’m so pleased with how the guest room turned out.  It’s become a room where the girls and I come in and lay down to watch a movie (and usually fall asleep because the bed is that comfy).  I can’t wait to welcome some more guests.

A Special Deal.

If you’re in the market for a new mattress, I highly recommend Leesa and now is a great time to try it out.  Just go to Leesa.com and use code evergreen for $100 off this Leesa mattress. Plus, Leesa will give you 100 nights to fall in love with your new mattress, or they will give you your money back!  You literally have nothing to lose (except maybe the restless nights and back aches!). Hurry though, this code won’t last long.

So how did I do with the room?  Comment below and let us know!

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21 Comments
  • Cindy Gordon
    April 4, 2018

    Once the kids are gone this is one of the first things I am doing. It is a really nice way to get things back to normal when they’re gone.

  • Claudia Krusch
    April 4, 2018

    I love your color scheme. This is the color scheme i have in my powder room. Love all your ideas!

  • Ruth I.
    April 4, 2018

    Love all these ideas! The theme looks fab. I actually like the color scheme and art work.

  • rika
    April 4, 2018

    The bed looks so comfy. I want to upgrade my bedroom, currently shopping for new furnitures and mattress. Thanks for sharing the review.

  • Lisa Marie Heath
    April 3, 2018

    I love that you went with a grey and yellow theme! The yellow brights some brightness to the area while the grey keeps it balanced

  • Marysa
    April 3, 2018

    What a beautiful room. You’ve really thought of your guests, from the decor to the workspace to the comfy mattress. I would love to decorate one of our rooms like this!

  • Bonnie G
    April 3, 2018

    That must be really fun to redecorate a room how you like it. 🙂 In a couple of months we will be changing a room and really excited about it.

  • Jessica
    April 3, 2018

    The room looks amazing!! Love the color scheme!

  • Lynndee
    April 3, 2018

    I think you did great! I always have a color scheme too when decorating a room. And that art work is nice. Love!

  • Trina
    April 3, 2018

    Love the throw pillows and the desk is amazing! Love the design.

  • Terri Steffes
    April 2, 2018

    I adore so much about this post! The color scheme is a m a z I n g! I also love the look of that mattress. It made me sleepy just looking at it!

  • Tomi C
    April 2, 2018

    I am, or shall I say WE are, in the process of changing one of the bedrooms to a guest bedroom. Linens, a new bed and new flooring on tap once we finish painting the room. Your progress looks amazing.

  • Lisa Favre
    April 2, 2018

    I love the yellow and grey tones you went for! The soft color palette is really inviting and just looks great overall!

  • Leah
    April 2, 2018

    I love what you decided to do. The colors are stunning!

  • Gisele
    April 2, 2018

    It sounds like you did a great job re-decorating that nursery. The thing about getting a mattress in the mail is what do you do with the old mattress? I have three old mattresses that I need to replace but I’ll need to get rid of my existing ones. This Leesa mattress sounds awesome!

  • Joely Smith
    April 2, 2018

    I love your new decor and color scheme! The grey and yellow is gorgeous! LOVE the pillows! I want to try a Leesa mattress too!

  • Heather
    April 2, 2018

    It looks great. We are trying to get a guest room ready for out of state visitors coming in May. I have to buy bedding this week and end tables and decor. It’s exciting, but expensive. I can’t wait until its done.

  • Ashley
    April 2, 2018

    We got a Leesa mattress recently and love it! My back problems thanked me lol

  • Gemille Sleweon
    April 2, 2018

    I love the color scheme you chose. This is the color scheme i have in my bathroom. I also really like the desk. I’ll be moving on my own soon (graduating from college) and i cant wait to decorate. I’ll check out Leesa.

  • Jeanette
    April 2, 2018

    That looks like a great mattress! We just redid our guestroom. I actually like the ideas you have here with a yellow and gray. Those are some really pretty colors. That bed looks beautiful and I might just do that myself.

  • Stacie
    April 2, 2018

    I love what you’re doing with the room. The colors and the storage are nice. I’m always a fan of neutral colors.

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