Monday, March 2, 2015

Liv and Hope

Words can't describe all the emotions that go into the process of adoption. There is literally every emotion coming from all sides. While growing up my best friend, whom also happened to be my cousin was adopted. I knew no difference. All I knew was that I loved her and we were family. 
Last year I had the beautiful blessing of becoming an Aunt to an adoptive neice. it was a time full of highs and lows for her sweet family. She is the most beautiful little girl and in my oppinion, she has always been a part of our family. She even looks just like her daddy. We have been so blessed to have such selfless women in this world with a willingness to put the needs of their children's first. Every wanting and willing woman deserves to be a mother. We feel that if there are mothers out there calling for our help, then we should, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, do what we can. Whether it be monetary or just simply spreading the word. 

Last year Jamie and I had the opportunity to meet such a willing and wanting woman, Amy. She also has a wonderful husband and the most beautiful daughter that would undoubtedly make and amazing big sister. Amy is smart, loving, giving, beautiful, a fantastic dancer, and a mother through and through. When you have been blessed with such an amazing little human it is hard to stop at one. That is what happened when they were blessed with beautiful Hope. You can read more about their story 

Recently after a long road of twists and turns another miracle finally came knocking at their door and they have the opportunity to share their love with another tiny human in just a few short weeks. The baby is arriving fast so they are needing all the help they can get. This week there will be auctions, fundraisers yard/bake sales, and their go fund me account.

Amy also has the cutest clothing shop that was inspired by their journey. You can read a little more about their journey here: 
Another way to show your support is to shop their amazing line over at Liv and Hope buy their shirts. They are so comfy and are sure to become a go to! 

 I am wearing the "Work It" tee in a size small. 100% of the proceeds go towards their adoption fund. Sadly this shirt already sold out but make sure you go check out all of their cute womens and childrens shirts here:

They are amazingly comfortable and long! 
After you have a look at her website make sure you head on over to Liv and Hope's Instagram page for a ton of beautiful items up for auction including a Target GC from us.  
Let's help this family out babes. 

Speaking of adoption.. I had to adopt this little miss during my photoshoot ❤️ Oh how I adore little Ava. She insisted that we took some photos together. 
Sheena & Jamie 

Work it Tee// Liv and Hope
Neon Yellow Statements  Necklace// Kiss Me Mint

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

My Little Mini

I often wondered what life would be like with a little princess. Most of the time I would hear people telling me "You HAVE to have a little girl! or "You need one!" As if I had much of a choice with the cards I was being dealt. Two boys down, I had to give it one more go.  I am so glad I did. I can't wait for future spa dates, shopping trips, and helping her get ready for her first dance while the boys go do their manly men stuff. Don't get me wrong, I love sports, but I doubt my sons will let me "get them ready" for the big game.

The other morning my boys were downstairs playing video games so Ari came upstairs with me while I got ready for the day. I'm sure it was like 3 in the afternoon..but at least it was being accomplished. She sat in the sink while I did my makeup. I was in heaven as she shook her little shoulders in rhythm to the tunes we were listening to, while playing with my makeup brushes. I could get ready all day long if this was my view. I had to take this shot of her in our fleeting moment so I could remember it exactly as it was. I think I will try to do this more often with my children. I know they grow so fast, so documenting the special times I have with each of them if sure to hold more value than staging the perfect photo. But are both for your enjoyment :)

Denim Shirt// Osh Kosh
Gold Sequins Tu Tu// Our Savvy Style
Leopard Slouchy Beanie w/ Faux Leather Bow// Fox Hallow
Necklace// Think Pink Bows
Black Bow Moccs// Baby T Moccs


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Sweetest Things Cake Shoppe!

Last week we had a special delivery from  
The Sweetest Things Cake Shoppe and baby, was it delish!  You guys have to check out her cakes too. Keli, the owner, is the cutest thing you've ever met and her baked goods are to die for.  Keli's shop info is at the bottom- you won't be disappointed!  

Of course I had to do a few pics of my sweet Ava, her new custom apron, and the cutest cupcake ever!  
Thanks Keli for the cupcakes and Mel for the apron!