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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31 Days of Breaking Bread: Breaking Bread with Your Own Family

So here's a Monday morning confession for you. My little family of four is feeling very disjointed to me this morning. I know it's Monday morning, and who should have it all together on a Monday morning? But it's the truth. We had a very busy weekend. A fun weekend, but we were all kind of all … [Read More...]

31 Days of Breaking Bread: Safe Zone

Shauna Niequist on hospitality

Shauna Niequist's book, Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table, is a favorite of mine. Her stories about her cooking club and the things they have experienced together leave me laughing and crying with them. And her recipes are pretty amazing, too. I highly recommend you pick up this … [Read More...]

31 Days of Breaking Bread: for when you’re feeling small

In this stage of my life, I've called myself "just a mom" more times than I'd like to admit. I always try to catch myself and backtrack so I'm not diminishing the role I play in my kids' lives, but it's still something I say. I clean up messes. I read books. I teach. I discipline. I referee. I … [Read More...]

31 Days of Breaking Bread: the pretty is okay, too

So we've talked about how we should be giving ourselves the freedom to put away the fine china and the linen napkins and to embrace the real and the authentic in each other and our homes. We've talked about the importance of inviting for the sake of community and not feeling the pressure for … [Read More...]