I'm still in shock that the Christmas season is already here!  It has been so fun decorating this year for the holidays and seeing Nixon's face as we add new decorations to our collection.  One of the first things that we did to get into the holiday spirit was taking family photos a couple months ago.  We love being able to send out Christmas Cards each year and the earlier I can  prep for that, the better.  My awesome sister Mckenna took us up to the mountains and captured fun moments with us as a little family.  I was so excited to pick out a photo and wanted to hurry and find the best Christmas Card to go with it.  I went on to Minted where they countless options of holiday cards that made it so hard to choose! I was able to customize the options to exactly what I wanted.  One of the features I love with Minted is that they will send you samples of the different paper types so you know exactly the quality you are getting.  I will never order my cards anywhere else because they truly do give you only the best! Once I placed my order, I was shocked with how fast it came .  They had all my cards and envelopes packaged so beautifully.  Thank you Minted for sending me the most gorgeous Christmas Cards that I can't wait to share with my family and friends!




Hey guys!!  I wanted to put together a blog post of my microblading experience since I have been getting a lot of questions about it you should do it or not. And the answer is YES.  I have put this off a long time because I din't really know if it would be worth it.  I can tell you within the past two weeks, I have had more compliments on my brows than ever before and I feel so much better about myself having them look perfect all the time.  So before you go, you don't need to do ANYTHING with your brows. Just show up and Desiree will do the rest. She first put topical numbing cream on my brows for 30 minutes to make sure I was comfortable.  Then after that, she talked to me about the look and the shape I wanted.  I showed her a picture and she was able to map that same look out for my brows. Then she had me pick the pigment.  For this part, I recommend going at least one, if not two shades darker than what you pick.  It ends up looking lighter than you expect. It was surprising to me that the whole prep process is what takes the majority of the time!  Once she actually starts microblading your brows, you're pretty much almost done! So now time to talk about the pain. Yes, some areas of my brows were more painful than others.  But Desiree was able to stop and add more numbing cream to help those sensitive areas. Beauty can be pain so it was worth it for me. And really, like I said before, the actual blading part is super quick so I just took it! Let me know if you guys have any more questions!  Hurry and go book your appt with Desiree and if you mention my name, she will give you the most insane deal of only $175!!! Normally $350!



Henderson Party of 3

Shirt: Target

Denim: Asos

Watch: Kyboe

Nixon's overalls: Zara (similar)

Bedding: Bed,Bath and Beyond 

Recently we had Kenna Wilson Photography come do an in-home photo shoot of our little family. It was so fun to just be in the comfort of our house while she captured candid moments of us together.  What I loved about this photoshoot was that Kenna was so quick with capturing just what she needed too before Nixon would get too out of control. It's been so fun to see Nixon's personality develop as he gets older and I just want to have EVERY SINGLE moment captured so I never forget!!! 




Zurcher's Party Store: Gold banner balloons, small balloons, utensils, plates, cups, hanging gold pin wheels, cake topper

Summit Inn Pizza:  Amazing pizzas 

Dolce Bella by Erin: Gorgeous cactus watercolor sugar cookies and macaroons

Jane: My Cactus shirt

The Sweet Tooth Fairy: Decorated Cactus Cake, cake bites, snickerdoodle cookies

Tylie's Tasties: Nixon's Smash Cake and cupcakes

Magnolia Bloom Boutique: Cactus balloon, cactus cupcake toppers, cactus confetti, green and yellow tassel garland

My Big Balloon: Large balloons with garland

Cactus Plants: DIY by me through Pinterset 

This past week we celebrated our Nixon's first birthday which I am still in shock about!  It is so crazy to me that this time last year, he had just joined our lives as we welcomed him into this world. I don't even know where to begin when it comes to talking about how amazing this year has been with our baby boy.  We look at life with a whole new meaning and every decision we make is based around what will be best for Nixon, and for how we will be raising him.  Being a mom to Nixon has been the greatest thing in the world and I wouldn't change it for anything! 

Earlier this year I knew I wanted to have Nixon's first birthday be cactus themed.  In his nursery, he has a cactus accent wall so he has had no other choice but to love cacti from the beginning! I can't thank everyone enough who helped make Nixon's party so special! And such a huge thanks to my sister Mckenna for being our photographer!