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I received an email the other day, mamas water had broken and the baby was coming. I love receiving these emails, the excitement and anticipation of a new arrival, knowing that we’ll soon schedule the session we’ve been planning for months is just the best. Can’t wait to meet this new little soul soon!


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Last night at 11:59pm, Nathan asked me to dance as the clock turned over to our 9th anniversary ❤️❤️

Nine years ago, on a very warm Friday night in West Virginia, I walked down the aisle with wildflowers in hand to marry my dearest, best friend!!! We celebrated with our closest friends and family on the lawn that evening with funfetti cake by the light of the moon, tiki torches, evergreens covered in twinkly lights ✨!!!

As we danced in the kitchen, we both were just in awe of all that has come to pass in these few short years — the good, the beautiful, the tender mercies, the holy hard 😭🙌🏻

God has blessed us greatly and our hearts are full of joy!!! THIS IS US!!! Love you forever, Nathan Vail!!! XO.


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Feeling like a Fairy God-Mother from the Disney Movies. The Fairy God-Mother always came along with kindness and grace lifting up the people around her. ❤️ #motherhoodismymuse


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In these times of UberEats, Amazon Prime, and a less than 24 hour news cycle, it seems nearly impossible to keep up with what’s going on. ✨
Here’s a friendly reminder to just be HERE. Life comes at us faster than ever, but we only really get one moment at a time, and it’s up to us to make the most of each and every one!
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I like to reset my mind on the present with a long run and playing with my toddler. ✨
What’s your favorite for staying in the moment?


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it's in the eyes.
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#childhoodunplugged #livethelittlethings


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Happy Monday! We had the best time this weekend celebrating our friends wedding. More on that on the Blog @motherhood_charm including reflections on being 30 this month and what it means to me, more importantly to leave my 20s behind. All outfit deets + more photos of us from the Wedding on the Blog, too. 💕 Follow us on @liketoknow.it app - http://liketk.it/2wWtt {outfits linked}
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Every momma needs pictures like this....the most genuine smile, a twinkle in their eyes, and a babe on their back! ❤️❤️


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We are going through a massive transitional period, more so in the past couple months. It's quite exciting + I am sooo fucking grateful for this pregnancy for kick starting us to think about our lives more seriously in terms of financially and spiritually 💫
Happy #26weekspregnant to us + nearly 6 months married! 🍕🥪🍨


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🤔🤔When you are out of ideas 💡 you appoint yourself an assistant and have them pose mommy and daddy! It actually turned out really fun! I’m going to have to remember this trick! 😍
Rosie, thanks for making your parents dance 💃🏻 It turned out really cute!!!


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A throwback to a happier and healthier time about two weeks ago 😜 2/3 kids are down with a nasty virus. Medicine is being dolled out like candy and the nose frida is working overtime. At least this guy is still healthy and keeping us laughing 💛


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Can’t even handle the cuteness 😍😍


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This cutie starts Kindergarten next week and I’m only 50% ready, maybe 60% ready, 75% after this week 🙈 but she’s 110% ready. It doesn’t seem as scary because she’s at the same school she was for Pre-K, but it’s not lost on me that my big girl is starting big school and that she’s carrying the weight of being the big sister of 3. • We’ve both been refined and grown this summer and have come out closer on the other side and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. • Isn’t that the beauty of it all, that the sweetest, most beautiful things are often the hardest, most refining? .
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Sunbathing in my 20s: baby oil, baby oil, baby oil.
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Sunbathing in my 30s: baby monitoring, baby toys, baby diaper laundry. #thatmomlife #bitsfromthebackyard


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Can I get an amen!!? 🙌🏻
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I came across this quote in a book I’m currently reading and it spoke to my mama heart. With such a crazy summer of moving, traveling and now sickness, it feels like my mind is anywhere but here and now. There’s guilt from the past and worry for the future, endless to do lists and the needs of three young loves that can never seem to be met. I’ve felt such a conviction about how fast it is truly going and the fear of missing these years paralyzes me. So I’ve been working to be more present, to put away my phone, put the to dos aside and say yes to the moments. To be honest it isn’t always easy but already the reward is oh so sweet.


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It’s #NationalBookLoversDay! I have always been a nerd/bookworm 🤓!! It is impossible to pick just one all-time FAVORITE book, a few are The Nightingale, To Kill a Mockingbird, and In Love and War. 📚
I am a sucker for historical and cultural fiction. 📖
Are you a book lover? Turn me on to some of your faves!


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For eleven glorious years I have been married to this man. It feels like both a million years and just yesterday all at the same time. Three amazing children and our lovely little house on the coast is the fruit of such wonderful years and I couldn't be happier. This photo completely sums us up, one baby distracting the daddy, one smiley mum, one silly little boy remembering to smile but just can't ignore those fidgets and one little girl daydreaming whilst her rabble try and coordinate the family photo. But it's us, and I couldn't ask for more.
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It's only 7am but we have already seen far too much of today thanks the that pointy baby. Then in our exhaustion someone (clearly not me) over snoozed the alarm and we all had to scrabble around to get the children dropped off and us in to work. And all of this is because some muppet (me) said they would work and forgot it was our anniversary. So that's our morning round up. I feel it may be a very long day. Happy Thursday everyone.
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Thanks for the 📸 @joannablake15 .
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our bodies, inspire|

we grow life, how amazing are we🌿
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Image by @kellycolchin ✨


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Oh mamas, these first birthdays are really something else. Yes, a celebration of your babe but also a celebration of your journey, a year of learning, growing and knowing.


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How do you get over your bad moods? As a nearly full time working, home educating, breastfeeding, counter of lost hours of sleep mama you can be sure that I can get the hump like the best of them. Tonight I tried to shake the mood off here at the beach and thankfully mother nature rewarded us with a 👌🏻sunset.
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We caught so many great shots in this amazing night which I can't wait to share with you, if you aren't already please hit the follow button and come join us for the journey.
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Last night with Mother Marcie & baby Zion. 🌊 I have so much to say about this mama right here...someday I’ll share with you. But if you met her, you know how special she is. ✨♥️ @bananalady


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• is she even for real?! •
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one month until my due date, which also means one month with her as my only child. hoping to soak up as many precious memories with her. she is so fun right now, and i can’t imagine adding to our mix, but I am trusting the Lord to help us navigate our upcoming changes.
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mamas of multiples, what’s your best advice for adding siblings?!


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Third waiting room and appointment for the day 😅❤️ I told Nathan that I feel like I’m running a marathon, but I can’t see around each turn and the light is still kinda hazy at the end of the tunnel. If it’s possible to overdose on Valor.... I think I have accomplished that today 😬🙌🏻 Putting drops in my palms, rolling in circular motion to meet my DNA, breathing deep, tracing along my heart and wrists — a “calm” in the storm of emotions. #valorgivesyouwings #braveoil


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Summer days and newborn toes ❤️ such a joy to photograph this mama again with her second daughter. Life with a newborn doesn’t always feel as beautiful and peaceful as this looks but someday the hard parts start to become blurry and slowly fade, leaving beautiful memories and longings for all the moments again.


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From the very beginning of our lives we’ve had a natural need to receive. Without it we couldn’t have grown. We wouldn’t have wanted nourishment; we wouldn’t have wanted care. And what we must realize is that we do not outgrow this need to receive. Receiving times are for everybody, and so are giving times. ✨ -Mr. Rogers


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I just love this! .
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I will admit that when I was asked to photograph the Waters Family I was a little nervous....a family of 7 seemed like a daunting task. I’m glad I didn’t let fear consume me... we got some wonderful portraits and I had such a blast!!


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I’ll bet this is not the first you’ve seen this quote. It’s one of those womanhood, motherhood quotes that reaffirms how we juggle life.
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This week I’ve been lucky enough to restructure my work hours. I go into work more days of the week but work fewer hours. I finish for the day at 2pm which means me and my four kiddies are settled in at home by 3pm. I feel such a sense of relief washing over me.
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Though this isn’t ticking all of my personal and mama goals, it’s going a long way to make all of the ‘have tos’ of right now fit in around a lot of our priorities. Our afternoons will look the same each day. The babies have shorter hours at day care, my big kids are no longer being picked up in the dark. We’re not rushing to after school activities, and we can visit our new local library. I’m not spending all of my day off rushing around after chores and then left feeling frustrated when the next work day rolls around.
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It’s allowing me to be more of the kind of mama I really want to be - present, patient, available, slowing their young lives down, just as they should be. We’re moving in the right direction, and for that I’m grateful.


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First day of swim lessons! I’ll admit the thought of getting 3 kids swim ready and to the pool every morning for two weeks makes me slightly nauseous. But if that teacher can convince them that water on your face isn’t a death sentence, we’ll call it a win! 🐠


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Give me all the sea air and snuggles!! My forever beach buddy....
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📷: @slater_rc


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Just a 🧒🏼 and his 🐶. And add in ⛰️ and 🌊.... I’m one happy momma!!


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Today I received “anointing of the sick” ❤️🙌🏻 The beauty of the sacraments wraps us up in such mystery and grace in both times of valleys low and mountains high!! From the waters of baptism rushing salvation over our precious newborns to the sound of chains falling in the confessional; Eucharistic moment after moment, confirmation, “I do” in holy orders or matrimony, buried in Christ only to live again... eternally 🙏🏻💃🏼!

My head and hands were marked with holy oil — a valorous crowning — heaven reaching down to kiss and claim me as a daughter of THE good, good Father. Thankful for outward signs and smells, words laced together in prayer and petition, to meet me, all of us really, in our human reality 🌿.

PRAYER REQUEST // I know so many people are already praying for us - and it is so so felt!!! But this past week scared me as appointments and all are coming together to figure out a game plan for my low hemoglobin levels and the looming c-section.

👉🏻I received a blood transfusion 2 weeks ago when I was miraculously still walking, and not passing out, at a 5.8. 👉🏻I am currently at a 7.2. Which is better, but not best for surgery 💔.

Pray for red blood cells to multiply and increase!!! Pray for iron levels to rise in union with that!!! Pray that there are no other underlying health issues or complications — and that this is all just to blame on the GIANT placenta supporting the life of our girls!!! Claiming the miracles here!!!! Thankful for a God who hears and always answers BEST — regardless of what we “think” should happen 🙏🏻💕💕 #catholicmama #myvailtwins #projectblessed


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We are nearly six months into our marriage + third pregnancy! 😱 It went quick, really fucking quick! So much so that we are left spinning, wondering what the fuck is going on 😂
I thought marriage was just a piece of paper but I am learning more everyday, that it actually really isn't. It's more complex, it has it's tanglements + curveballs. The tattoo on my wedding finger is a constant reminder of our permanent love + partnership, not just in parenting but in our relationship as two individuals sharing life together. It's exciting, thrilling and the most grown up I have ever felt! 🌷


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Big long swings are one of my most favourite things.
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Today the children really had me thinking about childhood. They had a whole park full of amazing creations that really sparked curiosity. There was a cat and mouse swing, tyre swings, kinetic slides, tree houses, zip lines, a viking pole, more things you could climb than you can shake a stick at, but Pru and her friend spent over three hours doing handstands on a crash mat. Practicing, practicing, practicing. It made me wonder what I dedicated, as an adult, that much time to. It reaffirmed my beliefs that I need to protect their childhoods, to carve out large chunks of free time for them, and perhaps take a leaf from their books and dedicate a little time to growing my own skills.
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Even if I wanted to I never could have dreamed you up 💗


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Have been so busy lately that I almost forgot how to just take a moment for myself❤️


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“You may go into the fields or down the lane, but don’t go into Mr. McGregor’s garden.” 🌿
For some reason this picture instantly made me want to read The Tale of Peter Rabbit, after which two things became clear:
1. More Beatrix Potter needs to be read in this house.
2. I’m pretty sure I’m not chasing after a Flopsy, Mopsy, or Cottontail.
#herfathersdaughter #poormrsrabbit #bitsfromthebackyard


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It’s #worldbreastfeedingweek ♥️
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To celebrate tell us what it was like the very first moment you breastfed. Were you nervous? Scared? Overjoyed? Exhausted?
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We want to know what it was like for you! Sharing your story can inspire soon to be mamas. 🙌


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#worldbreastfeedingweek - my BFing journey with Lo has been so different than it was tandem feeding the boys. In many ways it has been much easier and so much more enjoyable, but it’s still had its challenges. a few weeks after Lo was born she got super colicky and sensitive to certain foods. She got flustered trying to feed while I produced too much milk for her tiny 4 pounder body. We’ve tried tons of different feeding positions, food eliminations, different burping methods, and holding her upright after feedings. she is also on meds to help the discomfort of acid reflux. Since cutting out dairy she doesn’t vomit in the large amounts she did, but still spits up regularly. Now that we’ve got into our rhythm, I love our time together when she is nursing. All that being said, I believe #fedisbest. With the boys we did a bit of everything, because that is what WORKED for us! Some of my fondest memories are feeding the boys their formula bottles before bed, rocking them in the chair, and chatting with Tim, sharing our days. Today I celebrate my FEEDING journey with Lo and cheers to all you mamas doing what’s best for you and your babe(s) 🧡💗
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Woke up around 4am to pee, again, lol.... and discovered that we had not two tiny Vail children in bed with us, BUT FOUR 😳😂 I am not sure our queen-size bed is gonna hold all the awesome that is coming!!!!??


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Motherhood ~ gift wrapped in love + chaos 💫


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I was listening to a podcast this week and the topic of ‘what is your why’ came up. Big question, cliche question, but - the only question. The interviewee suggested that the answer to this for a lot of people, especially lifestyle/small business, was to support their family. That while that response is common, it is such a personal response for every person who gives it.
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I loved hearing that. The generic answer might be ‘family’, but what that looks like and FEELS like is so different, so complex and spoken directly from the heart.
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So my why, is absolutely changing the way I contribute an income to our household so that my working hours best support making my family the top of our priority. It means being there at school pick up, sitting down for homework, laying on our backs on the lounge room floor reading piles of books, building block towers 2,567 times only to be knocked down as soon as the last block is placed. It’s not rushing through snuggles, allowing time to be more conscious in our food choices, keeping an afternoon routine that keeps the kiddies happy, it’s to stop the mad rush about at the ends of each day.
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The biggest part of my doing-it-for-my-family ‘why’ though is this: to be an example to my children to show how you can carve out a life to suit your life’s priorities while still meeting your adult responsibilities, like paying all the bills and saving for important experiences. To show them that they have so many more options than 9-5 in a very tall building away from the sunshine.
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#motherhood #motherhoodismymuse #motivation #mywhy #why #lifestylebusiness #businesscoaching #mamacoaching #mama #mumpreneur


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Nail salon sleepover party! Now for fresh-out-the-oven cookies and a movie! #momsohard
#bestfriends #childhood #sleepover #motherhoodismymuse @motherstructure


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I wish summer would never end.. 💗


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This is us 👩👦 all we are missing is Daddy💙❤️ but we love long walks to and from the park ; going to the movies and museums and lastly eating all different kind of snacks and foods


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I showed this picture to Chris to ask if he liked it and he said “awe, her safe place.” ❤️ And I didn’t argue. She may have turned two but she still prefers my arms over anywhere else. #forevermybabyyoullbe
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The best things in life are free! .
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I met with a wonderful friend at @gwealantops for an whole afternoon of outdoor play. This community project is completely free to access and we barely saw the older ones as they ran off to explore.
This morning I drafted a post that I never released, in it I asked for a bit more time to be me, I daydreamed about an eighth day which I could use to find my own passions and creativity. Today as I lounged across the picnic rug and watched the children I knew that if I was ever lucky enough to be given an eighth day a week or even a ninth, I probably would only spend it staring starry eyed at them a little longer anyway.
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#motherhood #unitedinmotherhood #motherhoodismagic #motherhoodismymuse #motherhoodisdarling #mymotherhood #livelifeoutside #livelifeoutdoors #cornwall #cornwallliving #swisbest #getgroundedinnature #livethelittlethings #thesearethedays #thesearethemoments #seeksimplicity #simpleliving #cherishthemoments #ig_motherhood #holdthemoments #ohheymama #clubmomme #momdotme #unschoolers #unschooling #homeed #homeeducation #homeschooled


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Throwing it back two days ago celebrating my pumpkin entering year 2 ! @littlesugarshopny hooked up my son’s cake! Vanilla cake with Strawberry buttercream 🍓🎂🍓 the cake was so moist and the buttercream flavor came out really well not to mention the cake looks exactly like the picture I brought in. Thank you @littlesugarshopny !


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Hi, I’m Vesna ✨ the mommy blogger, & this is Anastasija ✨ she is my dream come true!
In honor of #fridayintroductions and all the lovely new faces I’ve seen around here, I wanted to say ‘HI’ 💁🏼‍♀️ & share a few random facts about me.
But first, the reason I blog over at Motherhood Charm ✨ is to help other mamas feel beautiful! Motherhood Charm is the intersection where motherhood meets style ✨ being a mom doesn’t mean you can’t be stylish, fashionable and feel beautiful in your own skin. —
☕️ I am a morning person.
☕️ Coffee is my obsession, & I am always looking for coffee shops.
☕️ Christmas time is my favorite.
☕️ I don’t have a middle name. There is no such thing in Eastern Europe.
☕️ I have officially been half of my life with the love of my life. ☕️ August is my birthday month. Turning 30 on the 29th.
☕️ I am an Accounting & International Bus major.
☕️ I have zero tattoos. ☕️ I don’t dwell on things. I just move on, ‘chuck it in the f*** it bucket’ kind of a thing.
☕️ I hate doing ironing, laundry, dishes, cleaning...
☕️ My instincts about people are usually spot-on. It’s scary. ☕️ I have no fear. ☕️ My nails have to be painted, always! ☕️ I don’t know how to empathize with people. ☕️ I have a soccer coaching license.
☕️ I believe in you doing you, and me doing me. ☕️ I am super close with my parents & two brothers. Family means the world to me. ☕️ I would lose it if I was away from my boys & lady for more than a few days. ☕️ I cut my boys hair.
☕️ I love skiing. Absolutely favorite thing to do.
☕️ I love exploring new places. ☕️ I’ll go through the trouble of bring a three of my babes anywhere no matter the hassle and challenges just so they can be there & we can make memories together. ☕️☕️ I like to run my Blog & Instagram as I like to run my House — come as you are and stay awhile! ✨✨ Ya think that’s enough? I just realized how much I wrote! OMG 😅

Tell me something about yourself now! 🤔 Happy Friday babes!!! .
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Mom take a picture of me and bubba 😂❤️


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