Did you get your free party planning checklist? Get it here.I’m so excited to have my friend, Emily, sharing here today all about how to jumpstart your day. Emily has a real knack for organization and systems and I wish I was even half as organized as she is. Especially living life with two littles now, my free time is rare and I keep falling asleep at night feeling like I accomplished nothing. So discouraging! I’m ready to conquer tomorrow with these new tips in mind to jumpstart my day. So take it away Emily… Hey there, A Crafted Passion… Read More
Most Popular Posts of 2016 on A Crafted Passion 10. Tips to Throw a Backyard Bridal Shower This post was a throwback to my best friends bridal shower in 2013, but I had so much fun reliving the shower and sharing all the details with you. Plus, her elopment pictures at City Hall are gorgeous!!
Are you looking for a change but not sure where to start? I was too! Leading up to the end of 2016, we kept hearing about this gig called Whole 30 all over the place but didn’t know what the heck it was or what all the hype was about. Well, one year ago my husband and I committed to doing the Whole 30 and it may have been one of the best decisions for our health ever and I seriously think everyone needs to do it! It isn’t just some weird fad or some magic pills to take —… Read More
I can’t believe my second child is one month old! Last night we were sitting at the dinner table and Justin looks at me and says, “Can you believe they’re ours? What more do we have to do to be considered an adult?” Sometimes I feel like I’m still just playing house and one day soon I’ll wake up and this life I’m living will all just be a dream. But, since I don’t think that’s the case and my sweet little Margaret Grace is one month old, I guess it’s time for a baby update. In case you missed… Read More
MERRY CHRISTMAS! Can you believe we’ve almost made it through another year? If you follow me on Insta-stories, you may have seen a few days ago that I quickly mailed out our 2016 Christmas Cards on Friday, two days before Christmas. When you have a less than 4 week old you get a late pass, right? I sure hope so! Here’s the reality friends…I LOVE Christmas cards. As in I never took down the 2015 Christmas cards. We love seeing all our friends and family, plus they doubled as wall decor. #winwin Even though we didn’t get the photos from our… Read More
I don’t know about you, but I look forward to the Christmas season for about 6 months before it arrives. Even with the anticipation though, I always seem to be in a last minute scramble wrapping presents. Especially with a tiny newborn and toddler I feel like getting presents is a struggle. I thought buying/making the gift would be the greatest struggle. Boy was I wrong! I think getting the gift wrapped is the biggest dilemma around these parts. Sadly, this isn’t anything new. Whether it’s for a birthday party, anniversary present, or whatever special holiday it is, I always… Read More
How do I even begin?! I’ve been staring at this blank screen for almost an hour trying to figure out how to start and there are just no words for the crazy ride we went on the weeks leading up to meeting our sweet little Maggie Grace. And I’m warning you now, this post is going to be a beast, lots of TMI, and very photo heavy towards the end but I just never want to forget anything, so here we go…. It all started at an appointment when I was around 34 weeks pregnant. My midwife made a small… Read More
Finding the perfect dresser can be so tough. Add on top of it a serious timeline we had to stick to and that made the whole thought even more daunting. As I started planning Clara’s toddler chic bedroom makeover mid-September for this season’s One Room Challenge, I dreamt of finding a dresser that would be the perfect size to tuck into the odd-shaped walls in our then guest room but also have enough character that it wouldn’t be lame. Here’s my dresser wishlist: Drawers that are easy to open and close for a toddler Had character, or at least potential… Read More