#momlifeinthemaking 764 Posts

Well my son may have decided to sleep through his whole birthday party but at least I have these cute decorative leftovers. 🤷🏻‍♀️. #letthembelittle #minisinmind #momlifeinthemaking #decemberbaby #placesetting #christmastable #rusticchristmas #myseasonalnest #mymerryhome #christmasdecorating #decornewbiesunite
Are there any cookie baking parties in the books for this weekend? I can’t wait until Barrett can smear frosting all over my kitchen and decorate his very own 😊 these moments with him are so sweet and going so quickly, but I’m looking forward to the next phase too. - - #momlifeinthemaking #momlifeisthebestlife #santascookies #christmasplaid #redandblackchristmas #rusticmademodern #EtsyOrganizedNeatly #etsyseller
I think we all can agree that one of the most Christmasy things you can do as a parent is to make your kids be good for at least one month with either direct or indirect #SantaThreats 🤶🏻
In a strange turn of events, her brother fell asleep at 11am (speaking of which, I should probably go check on him 🤔). Meanwhile, she is enjoying some quiet time with her princess puzzle. 👧🏼 :: #agreatpassionfor #momlife #momlifeinthemaking #momswithcameras #candidchildhood #mom_hub #moments_of_mom #letthembelittle #parenthood_unveiled #parenthood_moments #momentslikethese #littleandbrave #weekendwithtextures
I didn’t think I would become one of those #elfontheshelf kind of “moms”, but here in the Casa de Medina, as Izzy’s Second Mom, I’m not about to let that little girl down. So yes, we made that #epic #gingerbreadhouse with the backward “d”; and yes, I did buy her a girl elf, because Mom number one took the boy elf when she moved out. I also bought #lucyelf the cool bonus elf kit, so she has climbing boots and other kinds of gear. #momlifeinthemaking
I'm SO excited to slave for hours over a gigantic Thanksgiving feast that my toddler is going to eat approximately 1/2 a dinner roll of. 😑 Raise your hand if you have picky eaters in the house!!!✋ I literally love ALL the food. It's a problem.😂 We spent Thanksgiving day with the hubs family, so Saturday we're having a feast at our farmhouse. I'm all about tradition. So no matter what the holiday, even if we go somewhere, we ALWAYS celebrate at home too! Today's agenda includes buttery pan rolls & pies. Check out my stories to get in on the action (chaos). 😘 #theblondebartender
I'm cherishing every moment with this little guy and so excited to experience Christmas this year with him... Everyone says it goes by so fast, but seriously, how has it been 22 months already? He's more a kid than baby these days and even though I miss those baby cuddles, seeing his personality come out and watching how he interacts with the world is the most incredible experience. He's such a loving, generous and joy-filled person and it blows my mind that I get to be his mom. #yyjparenting #momlife #momlifeinthemaking #beautifullife #parenting
One month with our London Rose🌹 She eats, sleeps and poops like a champ. Also has the cutest coos and smiles you'll ever hear and see. So in love with our baby girl 😍Her full one month update is now #ontheblog 😘 • • • • • • • • #momlifeinthemaking #motherhoodunplugged #babylistbabes #lifegivingsquares #yyj #motherhood #thisisvic #ig_motherhood #ohheymama #myhonestmotherhood #motherhoodnow #imsobloggingthis
It has been a weekend full of fun, fellowship, and festivities! I'm forever grateful for ALL the wonderful people I'm surrounded by in my life and couldn't have asked for a better birthday weekend!!!❤️ ✨Sweet Dreams, my friends!✨ . . . #celebratelife #livejoyfully #birthdaycelebrations #mypartypeople #birthdayqueen👑 #boymom #boymomoutnumbered #momlifeinthemaking #mycheerfulhome #itsmybirthdayweekend
I was nominated a few times to share ten things about myself. Well, I'm finally getting around to it, but I'm going to share 10 things I don't often talk about. It's easy to get caught up in the picture perfect of Instagram, so while I post those pretty pictures, I want you to remember I'm real. The good, the bad & the ugly. 💯😘 1.) My younger sister and I have always had an on/off relationship. It's currently OFF and has been for over a year!!!💔 2.) Growing up sex and not getting pregnant was always hammered into me. I had no idea how common sexually transmitted diseases were until I became a carrier of the HPV virus. 3.) My marriage and the relationship I have with my husband is the worst it's ever been. This is by far our hardest season of life thus far. Till death to us part. 😚 4.) I have very few friends. I can't do high maintenance relationships. My family & home life have always come first and frankly, that's enough for me.💯 5.) I'm not good at forgiving. I'm the girl that walks away and never looks back. 6.) I didn't invite my father to my wedding. At that point in his life, I didn't even recognize the man he had become. He passed away three months later. 7.) Growing up I used to 'rub it out' ALL the time. I didn't even understand what I was doing, I just knew I liked how it felt! 😂 (I'm DYING inside sharing this!!!), but I somehow knew it was forbidden and secretly referred to it as my 'period'. (YOU GUYS! 🤐) 8.) In high school I totaled my girlfriends parents car making a U turn in the middle of the highway late at night. We were T-boned by an oncoming car. They were on vacation and I didn't even have a license to drive. 😣 9.) All growing up my parents would have 'adult time' in the pump house (shed w/ our well pump) after my Dad got home from work. Come to find out, they were smoking marijuana. I didn't find out until I was in high school at a friend's. I walked into her garage and said, "Wow, this smells exactly like our pump house!" She then told me that's where her dad smoked his pot. I DIIIIIED!!! . 10.) I am NOT a hugger. Immediate family YES, friends & distant relatives...SO awkward!!! I'm that rigid back patter that just can't deal. 😂
The innocent heart a child. Something I never fully appreciated until we had our sweet daughter and got to witness the world through her eyes. . . Everything is new and needs to be explored. "What's that" is a phrase I hear probably 50 times a day. Afternoon dance parties are a must. . . Every passerby gets a "hi" and "bye" and a huge smile. Her smile lights up even the darkest room and her giggle is my favorite song. . . Being a mom isn't glamorous. Moms are not in it for the glory or praise. It's a challenge and it's a struggle some days. But it is SO worth it. . . So @instagram that is what I'm thankful for this year 💫 . #WHPThankful
You better watch out 😜... excitement is mounting for the arrival of the holiday season! I can’t wait to experience Christmas through the eyes of our little guy 😍 - - #holidayprep #winteriscoming #christmasdecorations #tistheseason #deckthehalls #christmasplaid #momlifeinthemaking #momlifeisthebestlife #christmaswalldecor
Sweet London Rose's birth story is on the blog 🌹🌹🌹 Even though she came 12 days late, it happened in God's perfect timing (which up until I was verrrrry not happy about😑) So thankful for my miracle girl 💕 www.ssheart.com #ssheart • • • • • • • • #momlifeinthemaking #motherhoodunplugged #babylistbabes #lifegivingsquares #yyj #motherhood #thisisvic #ig_motherhood #ohheymama #myhonestmotherhood #motherhoodnow #imsobloggingthis
I wear my wedding band everyday but only wear my ring on special occasions. I blame the minimalist in me! Jewelers gave me the weirdest looks when I was searching for my *pearl* engagement ring. I felt like Julia Roberts when she tried to buy clothing from those expensive department stores and no one would help her. @falkenbergs_jewelers in Walla Walla came to my rescue. They were just as excited as I was about designing my unique ring! I love it just as much now as I did when Kyle proposed ❤️ . . . Photography by @melissamcfaddenphotography . . #wedding #weddingring #pearls #jewlery #photogrpahy #sweetsaturdaysimplicity #blog #lifestyle #design #engagementring #weddingplanning #weddingdecor #weddingflowers #wallawalla #pearlring #pearl #style #momlifeinthemaking #minimalist #minimaliststyle #minimalism #simplelife
I’m loving these wreaths on our front door!! So sweet and welcoming right?! Let’s see if James notices 🤣 . . . Oh and I totally had the kids paint our orange pumpkin white 🤣 They had some fun and I’m a happy camper. I’m going to try to use it and a centerpiece for thanksgiving if it holds up another couple weeks. Fingers crossed 🤞🏻 . . #blameitonmyvintageheart #showusthevintage #showusthecolor #momlifeinthemaking #modernhome #modernfarmhouse #farmhousestyle #farmhousedecor #vintage #vintagefinds #howyouhome #howyouholiday #mykidsdigs #fridaydiy #FrugalFridayFind #farmhousefridays #farmhousefriday #farmhousefriyay #cottagestyle #simplechicorshabby
Yesterday sucked you guys. I don’t want to relive it but I was tired and emotional and stressed and there were many tears shed. But today, TODAY is a new day folks. I got a good solid 3 hours sleep in a row. WIN! Kids are coloring and getting along. WIN! Today is gonna be a good day. . . #chalkboardart #blameitonmyvintageheart #showusthevintage #showusthecolor #momlifeinthemaking #modernhome #modernfarmhouse #farmhousestyle #farmhousedecor #vintage #vintagefinds #howyouhome #howyouholiday #mykidsdigs #fridaydiy #FrugalFridayFind #farmhousefridays #farmhousefriday #farmhousefriyay #cottagestyle #simplechicorshabby #chalkboard
I was created to create. Through ALL of my children I see the most amazing creation of all. And it makes my heart content ❤️ . . God created you to do amazing things! - Ephesians 2:10 . . #cottonstemheartsmommin #momlifeinthemaking #thishomeofours #sweetsimplehome #thedailydiyhome #homesweethome #rainydayplaydohfun #cottonstemheartsmommin
Sometimes you need to set up a chair as your official photographer. Chair did a pretty good job. And that last one is for my peeps...you’re welcome! #cottonstemheartsmommin 👩‍👧‍👦 :: #agreatpassionfor #lovelifeoutside #lovelywanderings #livesimply #petitejoys #fallfoliage #momlife #momswithcameras #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #childhoodunplugged #momsofinstagram #momlifeinthemaking #littleandbrave #theartofslowliving #weekendwithtextures
Babies don’t need toys, all they need are nice things to pull a part and for Mom to clean up😴. Embracing the mess with this monkey these days as I’m back to work in 2 weeks 😫. #minisinmind #CottonStemHeartsMommin #momlifeinthemaking #ikeaeverything #myikea #wovenbasket #plaidblanket #babiesindecor
@katiebettendorf ・・・ Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. 1 Peter 3:3-4 ▪️ ▪️ Find this adorable baseball tee over at @evergreen.goods. Use code KATIEBEE for 15% off! ▪️ ▪️ Unicorn headwrap from our friend Haley at @blushingwillowsboutique_kids. ATTISON10 gets you 10% off. ▪️ ▪️ #attisonjane #queenkatiebee #flatlay #babyflatlay #babybrandrep #brandrep #babiesofinstagram #babiesofig #replife #girlmom #babyootd #babieswithstyle #trendybaby #supportsmallbusiness #shopsmall #godisgood #handmade #shoplocal #pnw #momlifeinthemaking #brandrepsearch #babiesofinstagram #babiesofig #loveherlittleshop #replife #girlmom #cutekidclub #babieswithstyle #trendybaby
8:30am shots at 9 month check up calls for pjs, cookies, and a toy run🍪🦄 #targetmom
Who loves flannel? 🙋🏼 Sharing my favorite pieces from my Fall capsule on the blog today! Link in profile. . . . . #flannel #lifestyle #fashion #blog #minimalist #capsulewardrobe #minimaliststyle #simplicity #thesimplelife #seasonofsimplicity #momlifeinthemaking #clothes #winter #fall #fallfashion #sale #jcrewfactory #mordstroms
And in the blink of an eye we’re parents to a 9 month old. #4weeksold
You know how I KNOW I'm a crybaby!?! I cried when a stethoscope was handed down for Christmas in a @hallmarkmovie. 😂 I was a ROCK until 25, I swear!!! Xoxo #theblondebartender
While I'm busy working on the rest of my inventory for @vintagefixmarket , I'm going to be sharing some of my favorite Instagram accounts with you! @skinnytaste is always giving me new ideas for low carb recipes! I need some avocados. STAT. . . 🥓For more details on my weight loss journey, visit the link in my profile and type in "diet" into the search bar!🥑 . . #blogging #food #lowcarb #diet #lifestyle #bloggerstyle #seasonofsimplicity #momlifeinthemaking #diy #recipes #dinner #lunch #snack #carbfree #weightloss #weightlossjourney
Monday Morning Snugs brought to you by Ophelia and @juna.and.ingrid sweetness💗 #Babygirlclothes #smallsupporters5
🍂🍁The trees are finally reaching their peak in Northeast Ohio and it's absolutely STUNNING! We took the "6 pack" on a little excursion to visit one of Frank Lloyd Wright's homes today and also took in some of the good Lord's glorious creation (see my stories for some of the fun). Although man may be gifted with certain talents and artistry, nothing compares to my God's craftsmanship🙌🏻We stand in awe, soaking it all in with grateful hearts🍁🍂 Now, we're off to check out the Magnolia Hearth & Hand line at Target😬 Stay tuned cuz I've got something special for ya'll coming this evening and it has to do with Target!🎯 . . . #mysixsons #oursixsons #keepcalmandlovefall #momlifeinthemaking #autumnleaves #fallfoliage #allthefallfeels #getoutandexplore #enjoynature #cottonstemheartsfallfoliage #fallfeels #boymom #cottonstemheartsmommin #sundaywalkinnature
The two happiest moments of my day are when she wakes up, and when she goes down for her first nap... #noshame #smallsupporters5
Happy F R I D A Y! It's been awhile since I've done a Friday introduction so here are some facts about me... 1. My name is Laura and I'm mama to Luca 💙 (16 months) and London 💕 (2 weeks old!) who came 12 days late 😳 2. I'm currently off work for a year (yay 🇨🇦!) but I loooove where I work @gtchurch and still stay connected through my year off ❤️ 3. I'm legally blind in one eye due to a childhood illness but you'd never know as I still have full control of it 👀 4. When I was 18 I lived in London, England. There I said goodbye to my ordinary life and hello to Jesus ❤️ that year was so impactful that since then I always planned to name my first daughter London 💕 5. I'm three years older than my hunk of burning love husband 🐆 6. We live on an island on the West Coast of Canada, the most beautiful part of the world 🌲🌊 Now tell me a random fact about you! 📷: @rachaelalexandra.co • • • • • • • #momlifeinthemaking #motherhoodunplugged #babylistbabes #lifegivingsquares #yyj #motherhood #thisisvic #ig_motherhood #ohheymama #myhonestmotherhood #motherhoodnow #imsobloggingthis
It's the little memories that will last a lifetime. Oh my sweet baby Otto, I love you more than you'll ever know. Xoxo #theblondebartender
I don’t know about you guys but this totally fits my life right now! #Repost @farmmommabrand ( @get_repost) ・・・ I love seeing all of you ladies posts with your gorgeous homes and pretty Rae Dunn mugs, so I was so excited when I found this mug @homegoods a month ago because I envisioned a perfect picture of my office holding it up proudly.... I tried several times only to realize that I have never once in my entire life been able to drink a cup of coffee without 1. Spilling on myself and 2. Having the cup look like this with coffee spots all over from where I haphazardly sloshed it over. I'm a hot mess 99.9% of every single day lol! I'm so busy in my little life and racing mind that I even bought blue mascara two days In a row without realizing it. Seriously. I was determined to have that photo but then I realized that I own one Rae Dunn mug (don't get me wrong I want more), I have four children, and my house looks like I lost a game of jumanji. So, I've decided that I'm just going to embrace the hot mess that I am and throw myself on your mercy because I kind of really like being me as I continuously crack myself up. I will always have a thousand things going on with a thousand thoughts going through my head and that's OK with me lol!!! Ladies I love your posts so much and I wanted you to know that. I thought you would get a giggle out of my photo as perfectly imperfect as it is 😂😂😂 #raedunn #letsaddressthemess #momlifeinthemaking #bossmom #letterboardlove #istheweekdunnyet #dunngoodday #asimplecountrylife #youveoutdunnyourself #mystylewednesday #mystyleoffarmhouse #beentheredunnthat #howdoyoudunn #decorandcaffeine #myownhomestyle #doitforthedunn #hotmess #embracethehotmess #adhdatitsfinest #lovemylife #hotmessexpress #coffeemademedoit #coffeecoffeecoffee #coffeecup #ispilledagain
We may still be boycotting smiles but let me take a minute to talk about @shopchookies .. the cutest teether that attaches to your keys and diaper bag.. #shopchookies #babyteether #themomtribefollowloop11
Did you know November, amongst many other fantastic Holidays, is also #prematurityawarenessmonth ... This lil girl showed up 6 and a half weeks early at a whopping 2lb 15oz, and we've been along for the ride ever since... She has our hearts in her little hand, and I can only hope to one day show has much determination as she has. I know she will be the best big sister ever... • • • #applepicking #tenleyjane #fieldtrip #farmhousehappy #momlifeinthemaking #momblogger #momlife #dadlife #expectationsvsreality #expectingmommy #orchard #braeutigamorchards #colorpop #myscenewithgreen #effortless #smilemore #prematurebaby #preeclampsia #preeclampsiaawareness #nicubaby
As if he's not already swimming in a sea of sugar, he's snagging the cake right from the stove as well! Gah,.....the struggle is real!!! I guess I'll just have to do my part and consume as much of the sugar I can to help clear it out of the house🤣 . PS.~ There's still a little time to share for #pioneerwomanwednesday . We'd love to see what ya got! Sharing my sweet Salt & Pepper shakers as well as that darling spoonrest! . {"Kiss the Cook" sign from @vintagemetalco Go check them out to see more of their awesome work}☺️ . #momlifeinthemaking #thestruggleisreal #kissthecook #boymom #kidlife #swipernoswiping #gimmeallthesugar
Throwing it back to this cedar planked bookcase! An easy and inexpensive way to transform any shelving unit! Link to the tutorial is in my profile. . . . . #diy #bloggerstyle #design #woodworking #palletfurniture #pallets #furnituredesign #furnituremakeover #chalkpaint #homedecor #home #seasonofsimplicity #momlifeinthemaking #remodel #bloggerlife #crafts #fixerupper #fixerupperstyle #homefurnishings #books #bookcase #bookshelfdecor #bookshelf
Hello November🍂🍃 T-Minus 17 Days til I Do💍 📸: @andrea.brewster
Happy Halloween from my baby bear + lion! 🐻💕💙🦁....now time to eat their candy 😂 • • • • • • • • #momlifeinthemaking #motherhoodunplugged #babylistbabes #lifegivingsquares #yyj #motherhood #thisisvic #ig_motherhood #ohheymama #myhonestmotherhood #motherhoodnow #imsobloggingthis
The best part is, she doesn’t have a single tooth🌊🦈 #1sthalloween #totallytubular
I'm going to miss all of the pretty leaves! November brings more fog and less sun. Enjoying the last day of the most beautiful month of the year! Happy Halloween! . . . . #fall #falldecor #leaves #leaveschanging #winteriscoming #october #diy #simplicity #seasonofsimplicity #momlifeinthemaking #minimalist #minimalism #simplelife #simplelifepleasures #minimaliststyle #halloween #holidayseason #holidays #pacificnorthwest #pnw #pnwlife #blogger #blog #bloggerlife #bloggerstyle
Someone’s discovered cookies... and cries when you take them away(can’t tell if it’s a learned behavior) #copyingmom
One of my most popular blog posts is this DIY vintage suitcase table! Check it out by clicking the link in my profile! . . . . #diy #diywoodworking #shabbychic #vintage #vintagedecor #vintagestyle #table #crafts #blog #blogging #blogger #seasonofsimplicity #momlifeinthemaking #design #home #homedecor #homefurnishings #luggage #suitcase #minimalism #minimalist
Sunday Night Mood(please send apple cider and/or hot chocolate)✌🏻
A little throwback to Gianna's first trip to the pumpkin patch......in her Guns 'n Roses onesie of course 😆🤘🏻 I can't believe how fast my baby is growing!! #momlifeinthemaking #giannaleigh
I love it when the kids write on the chalkboards. I’ll just walk by and see a new drawing here and there. It’s so much fun. But this one is a pretty special. I’m assuming it’s from my oldest just cause she has the better handwriting but I’m honestly not sure. If you can’t make it out, it’s says, “Love Live Slow” Pretty profound words coming from a 7 or 8 year old. Soaking this all in today folks. 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 . . . The kids are hanging with grandma today. @kara_chel if you’d ask them for me. I’d love to know who wrote this and her story behind it. 😘 . . #simplesaturdays #simplesaturday #sleepinginsaturday #saturdaysimplicity #farmhousestyle #farmhousedecor #modernfarmhouse #modernfarmcharm #mydecorvibe #cottagedecor #vintagestyle #chalkboardart #chalkboard #momlifeinthemaking #vintagegoods #corbelsandcandlesticks #avintagesoul #mycreativehomestyle #followmetojunk