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artsy baby

artsy baby

It should come as no surprise to anyone that I’d introduce my girl to the world of art at a very young age. So at the prime age of 6 months, I pulled out ziplock bags and paint for an…

eight months

eight months

Joy Belle, eight months. How old is baby? 8 months, 1 day. Best moment(s)? I say it all the time, but this phase has been so much fun. My favorite moment(s) was seeing her face while she was swinging. I can only…

essential oils

essential oils

For a little over a year, Justin and I have tried to lead healthier lifestyles. It took some getting use to, but we gradually incorporated more fruits and vegetables in place of processed foods. We kickstarted our healthy lifestyle with…

happy place

happy place

This past week, my sister and her husband rode an elephant. That’s right, an elephant. As insanely awesome as that is, I found my happy place watching my little one play in the bathtub and scrubbing her tiny toes. Don’t…

the heart shaped pink balloon

the heart shaped pink balloon

On the 23rd of each month, I like to celebrate Miss Joy Belle’s birthday. Nothing fancy, just a little something special for her. Last month was a little different than some of the past. Joy Belle had been battling a…

sweet giveaway

sweet giveaway

Words can’t express how thrilled I am to announce a very sweet giveaway! Not only are we giving away some of Joy Belle’s favorites, but something for mommy too. Now until Valentine’s day, you can enter for your chance to win: $25…

first taste

first taste

A few weeks ago, I decided it was time to let Joy Belle have her first taste of real food. All along I had intentions of introducing foods at 6 months, but when the time rolled around, I just wouldn’t do…