Sunday, June 12, 2016

Free Printable: Father's Day Handprint Craft (Updated for 2016!)

Just one week until Father's Day! I've gotten so many emails in the past few weeks about updating my free printable handprint craft for Father's Day (see previous 2012, 2013, and 2014 versions) -- so here it is! 

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Infant Favorites (Twin Edition)

I'm continuing with my "favorite products" series and sharing with you some of our favorite things in our EIGHTH month (seriously?!) with the twins.
 GIRLS: one / two / three / four / five / six / seven / eight
BOYS: one / two / three / four / five / six / seven / eight

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Owlet: A twin mom's helping hand

Once in a while you come across a product that is truly life-changing. This product is (hands down!) my favorite purchase since the twins were born prematurely at 30 weeks gestation. We couldn't live without it now!

Owlet baby monitor and twins

When my oldest child, Lily Kate, was born, I lost SO much precious sleep in the beginning weeks and months. After arriving home from the hospital, I slept in a dimly lit room with her by my bedside and I'd basically check on her every 30 minutes -- I'd softly lay my hand on her belly and wait for a rise and fall to conclude that she was still breathing. (Can anyone else relate?!) What if I told you there was a product that stayed up all night, continuously checking the vitals of your baby for you? A product that is designed to alert you if heart rate or oxygen fall outside of range?

What if I told you there was a product that stayed up all night, continuously checking the vitals of your baby for you?

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Lola & Brooks - 6 Months Old!

Our sweet babies are already 6 months old!

Seriously, how has it already been 6 months?! Time certainly stood still when they were in the NICU, but since they've been home, life has been crazy fast!

So here's a little about them right now: (Keep in mind they're 4 months corrected)

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Cuddle+Kind: Help End Childhood Hunger

I am so happy to share with you this awesome company, Cuddle+Kind. As as designer, I have a trained eye to  immediately notice little details -- and these little cuties do not disappoint! Their adorable (I mean adorable) 100% premium natural cotton dolls are hand-knit in Peru by skilled artisan women, which in turn provides them with a sustainable, fair-trade income. The dolls are hypoallergenic, non-toxic, and have a high stitch count for durability and safety. That's enough to make you go run and buy one, right?? 

But here's the best part: 
For every doll purchased, 10 meals are provided to children around the world! Cuddle+Kind has set a goal to provide 1,000,000 meals each year to hungry children. Can you imagine what kind of impact that is making?

Monday, April 4, 2016

Building Our "Forever Home" - Part 1

I'm not sure if we're just stupid or crazy, but yes, we are building a home during ALL the chaos in the first year with the twins. We bought our land 3-4 years ago and we've been saving, waiting for the right time to build our "forever home". It just so happens that 'right time' was this year. We started working on our plans in late 2014, almost finished by spring 2015... and BAM (in my best Emeril impression) - we found out we were pregnant with twins the week before Easter! We scrapped the whole plan. It took us about 9 months with myself being on bed rest and the twins in the NICU to get the plans finished and like we wanted. Trust me, there was a whole lot of, "Ashley, can we please work on the plans today" and "I don't feel like it" going on. Ha!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Free Printable: "He has Risen"

I can't believe Easter is one week away! I've been in a creative slump and finally got on my computer today during the babies' nap time.. first time in months! I created a new Easter print for my shop, but decided to also share it with you guys! 

View and download the 8x10 version HERE and the 5x7 version HERE.
 If you download it, please leave a comment letting me know -- and I'll know to offer more printables on my blog! Enjoy! xo