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DIY Small Closet Organization

I don’t know about you, but where I’m from we have the smallest closets! I’ve never understood this. We live in Los Angeles, so we don’t have basements, there’s no cellar. We have garages and closets. That’s it. That’s all the storage space. So over the years of moving from house to house, I’ve learned a couple of tricks. Here are my favorite tips for DIY Small Closet Organization:

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What I’ve Learned about Life with a Newborn and Toddler

life with a newborn and toddler

Wow! The past few months have been a whirlwind! Thankfully, I did tons of prep work before Little Miss was born and the business has pretty much kept itself running. Sorry I haven’t been able to drop in and update you on our new life yet, but here’s a brief taste of what life has been like with a newborn and toddler over the past few months.

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How I Kept my Business Going after Having a Baby

So life as an entrepreneur rocks. It has some drawbacks, but overall life is pretty sweet. I get to stay home with my kids and wake up whenever I want (ha I haven’t slept in past 6:30 am in months!)

But seriously, it’s pretty awesome. One of the drawbacks is that I don’t get a traditional maternity leave. No one is going to do the work for me. No one else is going to write the blog posts, take the pictures, complete the personalized orders, answer the emails, or do any of the other 5,000 things I do every month.

When my son was born, the blog and business sat on the back burner for months and months. When we figured out we were pregnant with Little Miss I knew that couldn’t happen. I had to prepare this time to take a couple months off and hopefully still have the business run itself.

I don’t make a ton of money doing this, but I still didn’t want to let it go by the wayside like last time. So this time I did things I little differently to ensure the blog and business would stay afloat through those first few months with a newborn.

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Toddler Learning Tower - Ikea Bekvam Hack
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Toddler Learning Tower – Ikea Hack

Toddler Learning Tower - Ikea Bekvam Hack

For Bugs second birthday I really wanted to make him a toddler learning tower. I’ve seen them all over Pinterest and they look so awesome! With the new baby coming, I want him to be able to be really involved.

He loves helping us with the laundry and we already use chairs and step stools so that he can reach the sink or other areas that he’s too short for.

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How to Prepare for your Photo Shoot

How to Prepare for your Photo shoot

One of the most frequently asked questions that I get is how to prepare for your photo shoot. That and what to wear!

I’ve written a couple times about what to wear and how to prepare for various photo shoots. But since I was doing my own maternity photo shoot, I thought it would be the perfect time to talk to you about how to prepare for your photo shoot.

This video originally was an Instagram story, but I figured it would be perfect for the blog as well.

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construction birthday party printables
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Construction Birthday Party

construction birthday party printables

Bug’s second birthday was a couple weeks ago and we decided to throw him construction birthday party! I know he won’t remember these parties at all at this age, but I have so much fun creating all the decor and planning the party. So I went all out for his second birthday again.

I will admit that this year was a little harder with being 8 months pregnant. But I think his party came out perfect. Originally, we were going to have it at our house in the backyard. We ordered tables and chairs and a bounce house. Then it rained all day before the party and was 100% chance of rain for the day of the party. So we moved the party up the street to my mom’s house. Thankfully they live so close.

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Visiting the Aquarium of the Pacific

In July for my birthday, we decided to go to the Aquarium of the Pacific. My sisters were both in town and my one sister brought her kids too. We wanted to do something that would be fun for all of us and the Aquarium of the Pacific was the perfect activity! I haven’t been in years and it really was so much fun. I brought my camera along so that I could capture some pictures of the whole family together. It is really rare that we are all together.

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27 weeks pregnant
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Weekly Bump Photo

I’m officially in the third trimester. Every week I take a weekly bump photo to track my bumps progress. I did this with Bugs too. This picture was taken last week, but I am officially 28 weeks and in my third trimester. I’m really starting to feel it. I’m starting to feel big and anxious! It’s definitely different this time around, taking care of a toddler and being pregnant. I thought I was tired during my last pregnancy! Now, I’m definitely exhausted. But it’s so much fun taking care of a toddler, even if I’m super tired most days.

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