Hayes’s First Fiesta: The Fiesta Details

We had Hayes's First Fiesta at the historic home where Todd's firm is located. They have some gorgeous grounds around the property and we held the party on the grounds. It was so … [Continue Reading]

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Hayes’s Noggin

Thank you all so much for your comments, texts, tweets, emails, and phone calls yesterday. I could really feel them and so much of my worry was taken away. Todd and I have a fairly … [Continue Reading]

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You Are My Sunshine baby shower!

This weekend, with 5 of my friends, I co-hosted a baby shower for a very dear friend. We decided on a You Are My Sunshine theme for the shower. We focused on yellow and orange … [Continue Reading]

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battles and wars

Oh, life as a mom of a two-year-old. Is there anything more humbling? This post is not going to be pretty. Lately, I've just been feeling like I'm failing. I know that a lot of … [Continue Reading]

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I’m a boy mom

Boy mom. I hear this title used a lot. It's not a title I ever thought I'd have. I always imagined myself having two girls and then having a baby boy. You know, when I'd play … [Continue Reading]

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4 years of blogging

If you're new to Blue-Eyed Bride, this is a pretty decent recap post to get you all filled in since the beginning. Every September, this date rolls around. I don't celebrate it … [Continue Reading]

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now that I’m a mommy…

I say things like, "Because I said so" and "go to your room." I find myself counting to three and taking deep breaths to avoid confrontation with family members. I know how to … [Continue Reading]

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my home organization notebook

A few weeks ago, I mentioned my desire to create a Home Organization Notebook based on the one I saw on Honey We're Home. I was so inspired to have everything all in one place … [Continue Reading]

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Green Eggs and Ham birthday party: the details

These posts are going to have to be broken up into two or three parts because there are so many things to see! This post is just going to be the details: decorations, food, … [Continue Reading]

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the night before…

Our lives are going to change tomorrow. There's no way around it. We're checking into the hospital at 5:30 tomorrow morning and the induction begins at 6:30. I have no idea how … [Continue Reading]

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Back to School with Boden and a $250 giveaway!

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I can't believe it's already time for us to head back to school. We are still a week away from Hudson's first day of Kindergarten and Hayes's first day of preschool. We're spending this week at the beach with our family and soaking up the last few days of our long summer. I'll admit that I'm … [Read More...]

Butterscotch Cream Cheese Bars

Butterscotch Cream Cheese Bars

Todd was asking me for some kind of yummy dessert, and we were both looking for some comfort food after we lost Fiona. I hadn't made these delicious butterscotch cream cheese bars in a long time, and I wasn't really wanting chocolate, but I did want something super sweet. These are … [Read More...]

Fiona

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We said goodbye to our sweet Fiona on Saturday. About a month ago, she stopped eating for almost a week. We thought maybe she was just tired of her food. But when we took her to see a veterinary specialist, they did an ultrasound and told us that Fiona had severe liver failure and her liver was … [Read More...]

quick and easy DIY flowers

quick and easy guide to DIY flowers

Columbia, South Carolina is bursting with talent, and my friend Sarah from Fern Floral and Event Design is among the most talented! Their work has been featured in the top wedding publications. I asked Sarah to share her best tips for DIY flowers with the Every Day Cheer readers. Head over there to … [Read More...]