| baby chunk & smiles for days. this friday, I’m getting all four wisdom teeth removed and my very honest dentist told me to brace myself for a rough procedure — so I’m over here getting really nervous & in a really weird mood. you guys, I’m like 50% contemplative & 50% freaking out. the contemplative part of me wants you to know that I really try to create an authentic space here. I don’t want you to feel like I’m just another blogger. I make it a goal to not post only ads, but to show my heart, to be real + relatable and I hope that’s what I’m conveying. I hope you feel encouraged and welcomed in my little space on the gram because I appreciate you, every like and comment you leave in this space. you’re supporting my side hustle and I am fully aware of that. I am grateful for each and everyone of you. thanks for being here. & the part of me that’s freaking out is constantly taking deep breaths and I’m over here trying to remind myself that I’m in God’s hands & I’ll be fine.
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| #ad • we went to the doctors office this week for check ups & the boys were obsessed with the doll house they had in the lobby. I’ve noticed that interactive play which mimics real life is their favorite. so grateful to @tinytukkinss for gifting us this little #plushplayhouse with cute critters. the boys spent all day yesterday rocking all 8 little critters to sleep & being nurturing parents to the rest of the #plush #TinyTukkins gang. I know playing house may be considered “girly” to some, but these boys will be fathers someday & I really hope they help their wives by being hands on fathers. watching Felix rock all the babies, making sure they all had blankets for nap time gives me hope that they’ll do just that. & Marcus will probably be a handyman because within minutes he was inspecting the stability of the house and all the cribs. 😂
| #ad • filling our home with pieces that make our home + lives a little more bright is one of my favorite things to do. like this bright futon from @dhpfurniture. it’s the perfect pop of color in our living room and one of my favorite additions to the living room refresh we’re doing.
| it’s slowly turning to fall — look at those leaves! I know in my heart that fall doesn’t officially start until Sept 22 this year, so I’ll be over here clinging onto summer for the next week while everyone is sipping their pumpkin spice latte already. 🤦🏻♀️ confession though, we bought a pumpkin pie on Monday because there was a miscommunication when I pointed out Costco had some. & so not to waste it, I ate a slice. the guilt was so real. I’m sorry I betrayed you summer. 😭😂🤪 wagon :: @keenzstrollerwagons
| we’re sprucing up the boy’s room and trying to make it a place they want to hang out in by incorporating decor + pieces that we all love — like this sign from @arrowtowndesigns. it combines their love for sharks with mama’s modern & sleek style. go check out the small shop here on insta • the owner is such a sweetheart & really worked with me to find a design that worked for us. if you need a sign for a event or any space really, I highly recommend @arrowtowndesigns.
| letting my motherhood be more about things I did with my kids instead of what I did for them. in all honestly, it feels like we do it all and the fact of the matter is that we do actually do it allllllllll. but, looking back on my own childhood, my fondest of memories came from the moments my mom was doing something with me, not for me. so, as I continue to do it all for these little babes, I’ll put more emphasis of doing it with them — because what’s more memorable than your mom pretending to be a dinosaur at the park full of people staring. 😂