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Ready for the most dramatic bathroom makeover EVER?! Well, buckle up friend! We can’t wait to show you this wild transformation.

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November 30, 2020

BATHROOM MAKEOVER: The Story of Our Plantation Style Hawaiian Home Renovation

Where are my HGTV extreme makeover fans?! The moment you’ve all been waiting for is FINALLY here… our kitchen renovation is done and we can’t wait to share.

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November 25, 2020

KITCHEN MAKEOVER: The Story of Our Plantation Style Hawaiian Home Renovation

baby girl and her mother cuddling

The other day I happened upon my very first website I started 5 years ago, in April 2015. I found a blog post I had written, long before I was a mother or even married. I reread it with fresh eyes from a mother’s perspective and it brought me to tears. So I wanted to […]

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April 27, 2020

A Letter to My Daughter

Where my mamas at?! I’m about to REAL and RAW about breastfeeding and motherhood in this blog post. Buckle up and get ready… you’re in for a real treat.

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February 19, 2020

Getting Raw: My Breastfeeding Journey

newborn baby girl with pink hat and swaddle

My ideal home birth turned into into a hospital birth, which became a c-section. After three days of labor, I was so thankful to finally meet our sweet baby!

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December 12, 2019

Eloise’s Birth Story: Part 2

pregnant woman in water

Everyone thinks pregnancy is nine months (and it is!), but it’s the WHOLE nine months, and 40 weeks is actually the START of month 10! Baby Roman decided to ignore the nine/ten month suggestion and stick to her own timeline. My pregnancy was super easy and low-key, so OF COURSE, birth would be quite the opposite…

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December 10, 2019

Eloise’s Birth Story: Part 1

When Andrew and I planned our New Zealand road trip, we had several bucket list destinations, including Crystal Cathedral, Pancake Rocks, and Queenstown, but what’s a trip to New Zealand without spontaneous adventures? We made room for a little bit of both, and here I’ve complied a list of our favorite adventures on both North and South Island. Every sight was breathtaking and awe-inspiring, and we are soooo ready to head back!!

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April 1, 2019

Our Campervan Trip Through New Zealand: PART TWO

Andrew and I spent ten days exploring both the North and South Islands of New Zealand in the fall, and it was hands-down the most magical ten days EVER!!! We rented a campervan and traveled to national parks, glaciers, hot springs, and just anywhere that was beautiful (which was everywhere!). Campervan life was totally new to us, so I thought I’d share the basics of what campervan life is all about!

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March 29, 2019

Our Campervan Trip Through New Zealand: PART ONE