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May 2015

oven roasted almonds chocolate

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds - thanks for your support! Yesterday I posted about how things are going with breastfeeding the 2nd time around, so today I thought I'd share a few of my breastfeeding essentials. One of the the biggest perks of breastfeeding is that it doesn't really require much "gear," [...]

breastfeeding round 2

breastfeeding the 2nd baby

For anyone who has been following along since Eleanor was a baby, you know that despite doing it for 13 months, breastfeeding wasn't the easiest endeavor for us (<-- read more here). I'm extremely happy to say that things are totally different this time around! I wasn't sure what to expect with baby #2. I came to [...]

everly: 1 month

baby 1 month photo shoot on calendar

The past 4 weeks have flown by - Everly is already 1 month old! A lot has changed with my little girl in a short amount of time. My sleepy newborn is becoming more alert and engaging. All of the baby lessons I learned with Eleanor are coming flooding back to me as we experience [...]

weekend refresh

Hi friends! I hope you are all enjoying your long weekend! You may notice that Makingmine is looking a little different today - with help from my amazing husband Jeff we did a site refresh on Sunday afternoon. After doing some thinking about my goals and the future of this little blog, I decided a [...]

grandparent gift

grandparent gift

Mother's Day was a few weeks back, but I have yet to share Eleanor's fun little gift she put together for her grandmas. I was inspired by an idea I found on Pinterest, but E and I made it our own with some special supplies and a personalized message :) Art projects with a toddler are [...]

sun care and sun sense

sun care and sun sense

Thanks so much to Anna Lise from Complexion Concierge for guest posting today! Her expertise in skin care and sun safety is so important as we head into summer!  In 2013 research out of the UK found that 80% of “aging” is caused by the sun. By observing women all 50 years old, the study [...]

the first 3 weeks

Hey there! Long time, no talk! I've definitely missed writing here on Makingmine and keeping up with all of you, but I've been exactly where I need to be - with my girls! I'm not 100% sure what Makingmine will look like week to week, but I'm hoping to get into a Monday/Wednesday/Friday posting pattern. [...]

My mom and I have always been close, but since having kids of my own, her advice, support, and friendship have become invaluable. Our family is so lucky to live close to both sets of our girls' grandparents - it's been fun watching Eleanor and Everly develop special relationships with each of them. Like me, [...]

When we left off on Monday, Jeff and I were headed into labor and delivery to meet our little girl... We arrived at midnight, and I was only 3cm dilated. I was disappointed but not surprised since I was slow to dilate with Eleanor too. At 12:50 I got an epidural and at 1:05 my [...]

I wrote a few weeks ago about creating/changing up my personal skincare routine, and I actually didn't stop there. With a new baby arriving soon (hi baby Everly), I focused on the products the whole family was using and reevaluating if they were the best choices. Everyday Happy reached out to me to try a [...]

Hello and happy Monday! Thank you so much for all of your kind words and warm wishes for the birth of little Miss Everly! I've been soaking up every moment with my baby girl - newborn snuggles are pretty great :) Today to kick off a week of Mother's Day goodness (ahem, awesome giveaways), I thought [...]

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