How I Start My Morning Routine With Cold Coffee and Jesus

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I have two kids that are 22 months apart (the oldest just turned 2!). My days usually start with “mommmyyyy! It’s time to wake uppp!” …and then my morning routine begins. I make sure the littlest one is still asleep in her bassinet as I stumble to our bedroom door, yawning down the hall to grab my toddler from her room. She greets me happily, but it’s not yet 8am and my brain hasn’t quite woken up. I don’t smile as big as I should. I mumble something about changing her diaper and getting her dressed for the day.
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All I can really think about is getting her in her chair for breakfast, so I can have a few minutes to sit and drink my first cup of coffee. Hot or iced? Which pump flavor should I use today? My mind is caught up in a swirl of almond milk and bold roast as we both head to the kitchen (she runs, I lag behind).

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This Is How We Do: Strong Marriages

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Welcome to week three of our new series, This Is How We Do! This week, I rallied up some of the best advice of from my married girlfriends on creating a strong marriage through hard struggles. Growing together through the seasons takes hard work and daily intentional effort to get through the challenges that come up in our years of being married.

Whether it’s being a military wife, overcoming adversity, healthy compromise, deciding together on whether your family is complete, healthy disagreements, effective communication, facing infertility, being a supportive spouse…there are so many trials that we experience as husband and wife.

And to create a strong marriage with a firm foundation to get us through these seasons, we need to face these struggles together, work through them prayerfully, and take the necessary steps to make sure we grow closer through them not apart. Read below for some real and raw advice on This Is How We Do: Strong Marriages – growing together through the seasons! Continue reading

How I Whiten My Teeth While Drinking Coffee

This post is generously sponsored by Smile Brilliant. All opinions are honest and my own. ❤

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I’ve been on a coffee binge since I brought home the Keurig K-Cafe for John for father’s day (if you didn’t know, he’s a bit of a craft coffee snob). We love to go out for coffee all the time, and have found the most darling little coffee shops near us ever since we moved to Temecula, CA. Great for our tummies, but bad for our bank account!

So since we decided to make a switch and only have coffee at home via the K-Cafe and our french press, we’ve definitely saved money and it’s been more convenient to just make our coffee at home. But, I have also started seeing more noticeably what drinking coffee all the time does to my teeth and I am not a fan!

As a busy girl who wears many hats, I am always looking for ways to help other boss babes out with easy and simple solutions to everyday issues while living a real and fulfilled life. And now, I’m happy to add at-home teeth whitening to the blog as another way that real-girls can show up confidently to our everyday – without sacrificing our coffee 😉 Keep reading for a fun giveaway I’m doing, at the end of this post!

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Announcement: New Weekly Series On Marriage And Motherhood

I have a big announcement! A new weekly series is starting today, over on my Instagram…

✨THIS IS HOW WE DO: MOTHERHOOD + MARRIAGE✨

We’ve all been there – you’re in the thick of it, and pick up the phone to ask your friends, call your mom, look up Bible verses, Google and search Pinterest – trying to find a clear answer to *thriving* during the daily struggles of balancing marriage, parenting, motherhood, finances, working, time management, friendships, meal prepping, cleaning, going “green”, working out, getting enough sleep….and the first thing you ask or type in is: “how do I do/say/manage/balance/get ____?” Continue reading