March 11, 2015

February 27, 2015


It's Friday! Here's some of the best things on the internet this week:

- The new Noah's Ark movie by Veggie Tales. My kids had no idea what Veggie Tales was until, like, two months ago. Now they can't get enough. We don't have cable, just Netflix, and praise the Lord for Celery Night Fever --- they are literally obsessed. You should have seen the joy in their eyes when I presented them with the all new Noah's Ark. They loved it! Your kiddos will too. I'll give one of you you a copy, just leave a comment here! 

- Evy's Tree sweatshirts. Everything from Evy's Tree is my fave. My current obsession is The Stripe Diana Wrap. It's perfectly for this ever growing belly of mine. And no, I'm not even halfway.

- Lemon Cheesecake morning buns. Do I need to say more? I actually haven't even made these yet and I am already in love with them.

- I feel like this is a strange website (?) but I made these completely healthy cheeseburgers at my sisters house last week and MYLANTA. Best burger ever and the secret sauce, bless it.

- This bedroom. I'll move in tomorrow, thanks.

- THIS PICTURE. SPRING. I want Spring so bad I can taste it. Every February I think to myself, Why is it I live in upstate New York again? I'm confused. Someone get me out of here.

- These dreamy ombres (1, 2, 3, 4)

- Perfect makeup.

- This video about the beauty and the brokenness of adoption, telling the story of RAD that so often goes untold.

- My always creative friend, Jen, made these pillows I'm drooling over.

- The gold and white dress taking over the intra-net. If that dress isn't white and gold my entire life is a lie. Anyone who sees black and blue (like my husband) I don't know who you are anymore.

- This video by Russell Brand. I don't know anything about this man besides he was married to Katy Perry for a hot second. It's refreshing to hear someone 'out of the norm' take a stand against pornography.

- Why do moms always talk about coffee and wine? Dy-ing.

Happy weekend, playas.

February 26, 2015

February 25, 2015


Every girl has days they want someone else's hair. I can remember wishing for many different things over the years, hair color, style, and length being some of them. I've had red, black, blonde, and brown hair, and every color in between. I've been short and long, I (over)used sun-in in sixth grade and had this amazing puffy orange chin length hair, a personal favorite of mine, that I was quite proud of back then. I've had color correction more times than I count and every time I go blonde, I go dark the next day. When will a girl learn?

I feel like I really got into my hair groove after getting married. Nothing magical happened, I just started knowing what worked on me, and teaching myself how to style my hair. When I think back to high school and straightening the life out of my hair, which looked quite hideous, I ask myself, What exactly were you thinking, Danielle? I wasn't. Duh.

Now there is nothing more that I want than big hair. Curls, waves, and volume are all I really need. Straight no more, my friends. I will dry shampoo the shiz out of my hair to give it more volume. I love me some hot curlers and a one inch curling iron like it's no body's business. Big hair is one of my love languages. I love my curls, and I hope you love yours too.

It's time for you to rediscover the curls you were born with! Walmart has teamed up with Dove Hair, encouraging women to #LoveYourCurls. You can share why you love yours right here. It's really empowering to a younger generation of girls to see women confident with who they are and what they look like. There isn't anything more beautiful than confidence. Rock your curls with pride, teaching them to do so as well. Dove Hair + Walmart are doing just that, inspiring the next generation of curl girls to love their hair.

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This post is sponsored by Lunchbox, but all opinions stated here are my very own. 

February 24, 2015


My baby girl is THREE! Three going on thirteen. She is sweet and sassy, she's independent and silly, she's a mishmash of girly girl and one of the boys. She knows that she is the most beautiful on the inside, her name is not just Story, but Story Kate -- she won't let you think otherwise. She loves Daisy Duck and Daniel Tiger. She loves to laugh, and dance, and sing, and her dream day would be being read to from sunrise to sunset.

Story Kate, You're the apple of my eye. I am thankful for the day you were born, that God gave me you, and that He knew I needed a daughter. I love you more than I can say. Happy 3rd Birthday! You'll always be my baby girl.