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]


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]


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]


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]


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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Orange Beach 2014

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Even though school doesn't start for another two weeks, I thought it was time to dust off the computer, upload all of the summer pictures, and record some of our favorite summer memories. I know I've had a handful of sponsored posts this summer and very little personal content, and I don't want any … [Read More...]

Family Road Trip Memories… Then and Now

My favorite thing about this summer, so far, is all the time we've spent together. Family dinners, days at the pool (all day, every day), road trips, days on the beach, eating watermelon on the porch. We've had a lot of time together, and at the beginning of the summer, I was honestly dreading it a … [Read More...]

Simplifying the Every Day


*This post is sponsored by Dr. Smith's Diaper Rash Spray We're currently smack dab in the middle of a simple summer. We've gone to the beach. We go to the pool almost daily. We pack lots of lunches and spend our evenings at home watching movies. There is still plenty of laundry to be done and … [Read More...]

July Goals

July Goals

June Goals Revisited Well.... I treated my goals about the same way I treated my blog. Out of sight, out of mind. I didn't read three books, but I read two. I didn't walk Boudreaux every day. We did make a little bit more progress on Hayes's big boy room. But, most importantly, we spent time out of … [Read More...]