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Family Photos by Brandy Britton Photography

Having professional photos done is one of my weaknesses. I just love having photos that document each stage in our lives. I know the girls will cherish them when they’re older, too. Our go to photographer has always been the amazing Brandy Britton (Brandy Britton Photography). She has been there to document some of the most special moments in our lives, including Elsie’s birth. She just has such an eye for capturing raw, real life moments that I love so much! And her photos are  ...

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7 Cheap, Easy Dinner Ideas

This post may contain affiliate links. Please visit my disclosure for more info.   The majority of us are on a budget, and sometimes it can be difficult to live within those means, especially when you have a family.   One of the things I used to struggle with was sticking to our grocery budget…..because food is just insanely expensive! But, I’ve finally learned how to stretch our budget while also being able to make delicious, filling meals for my family. So, I’m  ...

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Happy Blogiversary, Mama State of Mind!

Wow. I can’t believe today marks an entire year of blogging!   When I started my blogging journey last year, I was a bit doubtful. I had very little confidence in my ability to succeed as a blogger. Fast forward to today and I would’ve never imagined the success I’ve had. I’ve had the opportunity to connect with fellow bloggers, work with amazing companies, and even review some of their products! My self esteem has skyrocketed as well and I am just so thankful I  ...

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Road Trippin’ (Part Four) – Day Three: California to Arizona

In this post I’ll be covering day three of our trip: Paso Robles, CA → Tucson, AZ   On the third day of our trip, we really wanted to have time to stop and sight see. We set out extra early and were able to make a few stops along the way! Our original plan was to stop in Blythe, CA. but we decided to drive late into the night to make it to Tucson, AZ.   Here’s the route we took:   We had a few stops in mind for day three, so we checked out of our hotel at 8 am,  ...

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