Holiday Accessories You Can Wear All Year

I love holiday accessories but I hate that the majority of them can only be worn for about a month out of the year.  So I've rounded up some of my favorite accessories that work for both the holidays and all year!

When you're done checking out these items, head over to my Instagram page!  I'm giving away a pair of the (rein)deer earrings!


Elliott's First Birthday Photos

So funny story... Elliott was awake through her entire newborn photo session.  It was a disaster.  She cried, she just wanted to eat, and she projectile pooped all over her dad.  We got a few cute photos but nothing like the photos my hormonal, postpartum, crazy mind had imagined.

Her first birthday photo session couldn't have been more different.  I created a Pinterest Board with shots that I liked and sent them to our photographer beforehand so he could see what I was envisioning.  But beyond that, I went into the session with no expectations and without trying to "control" the session.  I just let him do his thing.  He was beyond great with Elliott!  I couldn't be happier with the photos that he took!  We will treasure these forever!

Outfit: Sadie Then Ty | Bow: The Splendid Bow | Bunny: Peek A Whoo | Balloon: Amazon| Florals: Me | Photography: Shaun Bales Photography

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Small Shop Holiday Gift Guide

It's here! It's here! It's here!
After many, many hours spent putting this together, I am so excited to bring you this holiday gift guide!  Over the last year, I have really become passionate about shopping small, especially for things for Elliott.  So I knew that I wanted to put together a guide of some of my favorite shops.  This guide isn't sponsored.  It is truly some of my favorites.  I know many of the mamas behind these shops and they are truly great women who work so hard to provide for their families and bless others through their work.  Without further adieu, here is the Small Shop Holiday Gift Guide!

I hope you take a minute to scroll through, click on some of the links to go to their instagram pages and websites and take a look around.  If you do decide to follow along, comment, or even purchase, please let them know that you found them through this guide so that we can track it's reach!

Many of them are holding or going to be holding sales over the next few weeks.  Look out for another post later today with lots of good codes and discounts from some of the featured shops!

You can see a larger version HERE or by clicking on "open" in the bottom right corner.