It finally feels like fall here in LA. I love this time of year. Cozy weather. I bet there's not a kid in the world that doesn't love snuggle time. There's not a ton of activities for a 4-year-old and a 4-month-old can actively do together, but snuggling is one of them. We left our walk (pictured above) to go curl up on the couch and read books. Hayden loves looking at the pictures and touching the books. And Huck feels like he's "reading" to his baby brother. We'll be engaging in fun festivities for the holidays (starting with a fall festival this weekend), but sometimes it's even better to stay home and chill... then OsciePants (the pug) can join, too.
These super soft, organic outfits on Hayden (the footie) and Huck (the separates) from SOFTSIE are pretty snugglicious. They are infused with aloe, jojoba oil and vitamin E. The outfits are actually nourishing their delicate skin while our little bundles are wearing them. I love how Hayden feels when I take him out of his Softsie footie! And they're made right here in the USA to boot! Now, if only they would make them in my size! My friends at Softsie are giving all of my readers 15% off with code COZYFALLthrough Oct. 16th at www.SOFTSIE.com! ENJOY!!
Some days just are.
How was yours? #haydenjh
@ohjoy + @mixbook + @shrinershospitals = 💜💙💚❤️💖💛🧡🌈⭐️
#ohjoyformixbook 📸: @amytangerine 😘
Explaining to @oscarthehappy that he’ll always be my baby puppy. In no way did I try and replace him with Blueberry Cook (swipe left). But he wasn’t having it. We had to recreate that photo anyway (last slide). 🙄🙄🙄Pugs can get so dramatic and jelly! 🤪🐶 🤣
#nationalpuppyday #pugsofinsta #pitsofinstagram #adoptdontshop
#furbabylove #pugsnuggles #fourleggedfriend
Happy Thursday, y’all.
Make it a special one.💫 so tired today, but gonna put on 💄and a great attitude and keep going! (I accidentally posted this, deleted it, then reposted so it’s that kinda morning!)🤦🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️ anyway....
Throwing back to a meeting last week where I only needed two things in my back pocket: my pass to get on the lot, and @tightlipd lipgloss packets. 💋💋💄It was a good meeting, so fingers crossed! 🤞🏼🤞🏼😉 Ps- tag a friend who needs a #onthego #pursefree lipgloss:) I’ll send a few of you all some to try!!
Never a dull moment. ⭐️ behind the scenes and in front. #bigbangtheory #outoforder
Hayden is ecstatic about his new play-doh section in the pantry 🤣 and I’m ecstatic about the organization. #momlife Regarding organization: who wants to win a pantry makeover valued at $5000? Can you even imagine? Eeep! #ad All the details to enter are up on the blog today! These Easy Find Lids™ by @Rubbermaid fit together (and STAY together as you can see) so you are never searching for lids to keep your food fresh. #Rubbermaid is giving one of you a MAJOR MAKEOVER. GO check out the blog along with tips from experts on maintaining an organized pantry. Ohhhhh I hope someone I know wins this #makeover! How often do you go through and maintain your pantry? #EasyFindWin #Rubbermaid ps- Hayden had so much fun, I added too many photos on the blog. Thx😘 @joelhenricks for taking them all. #StayOrganized #pantrymakever
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Our son Huck was with us this weekend. I asked him what he wanted to do this time. He said visit the Huntington Gardens and hang out with his family. Good choice, Huck. Happy St. Patrick’s everyone! One of my very favorite blessings comes from the Irish:
May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm on your face, may the rains fall soft on your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.
32 years! 💫 Wow! Congrats, @boldandbeautifulcbs, the Bell Family, writers and crew:) What a privilege to be a part of this iconic show! And a huge thanks to the VIEWERS that have gone on this journey with us. (More party fun in stories😉) @cbsdaytime
#boldandbeautiful Oh and styled by the talented @kaleycuoco ⭐️ 🤣 but for real! #styledbycuoco .
#boldandbeautifulcbs #boldandbeautifulitalia #bridgetforrester #logangirls #soapopera #daytimedrama #beautiful #amourgloireetbeauté
It’s safe to say my kids thoroughly enjoy @chickapig the book. Huck (6) is doing a great job reading it to me. I love the #dreambig concept of the book and want to share WITH YOU. So, WIN your own copy PLUS the Chickapig game AND the cute plush chick! Perfect #Easter package! Details below.
Ps- for anyone like me that’s been a @davematthewsband fan forever, it comes full circle! Dave is part of the @chickapig team that created this sweet character!
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#chickapig #chickapiggame #littlejoechickapig #target #childrensbooks #easterbasket #huckandhayden #chickapigtarget #haydenjh #DaveMatthews #storytime #blendedfamily #stepmom #soaps #workingmoms
30 years ago today, the world got smaller, or bigger? #HappyBirthday #worldwideweb. #foreverchanged
Also, in other news...just saw @jennymollen in her birthday suit. No correlation, I’m sure, but good grief. I need to go workout. New stuff up on the blog😉 #beforetheinternet #rememberwhen #itsasmallworld .
My baby sister is 30! @jordynschatte You were the joy of our lives when you were born. And the joy of our lives today (well, you share that position with Hayden and Huck now;) Enjoy your thirties, my darling...old enough to look back, young enough to look forward! This is your decade, Mrs. Schatte.
She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. ❤️
Can’t wait to see what all God has in store for you. I LOVE YOU.
Ps- happy belated birthday!!
Congrats to you and Elan on the birth of your precious little prince! May we raise boys that turn into men who treat women right! #boymom I could not be happier for you, sweet friend. Can’t wait for my time to snuggle baby Rise. 👼🏻 🥰 @jacquelinemwood_1 @elanruspoli
Way back Wednesday. Well, not that far back😉#haydenjh .
Calling all parents: new post up on the blog for those of you considering another baby (especially those closer to my age!😳😉) #EncourageEachOther #openingup #linkinbio .
It was a beanie kind of day. I even think I had it on backward. 🤷🏼♀️ How was yours?
Up even earlier these days with Hayden informing us he needs to ”potty.” SO proud of him for letting us know (so miss a little more sleep)! 😴One of the biggest tips in #pottytraining is to keep them hydrated with water more than any other liquid (preferably not right before bedtime, but we’re working on timing;) 🤷🏼♀️ Hayden’s favorite thing to do is get his stool and fill up his bottle with water from our @home_master_filters. Like father (and mother), like son. Oh... and I’ll take this opportunity to say TODAY is the start of #NationalNutritionMonth. Check stories for some fun charts to screenshot. Water IS the basis of good nutrition after all. You know I’m writing more about this on the blog today… 💃literally right now, so it’ll be up soon. I’m answering your latest questions and gearing up for the next Q & A live with #HomeMasterFilters. Have an awesome day, y’all. Go fill up your water bottles! #MineralWaterOnTap #haydenjh
Who said, “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy.” Just took this snap post a much needed sculpt class... so much anxiety today. anyone feel me? Ugh. But... #happynow. At least happier😉 .
Ps- thx @bippyanderson for bringing it 💯
#excersise #sculpt #anxietyrelief #drinkwater #legallyblonde #ellewoods #ashleyjones #Godgiven #naturalendorphins
At it again, y’all! Honored to be supporting @PBSAmericanMasters. Leave a ❤️ if you’re marking your calendars for Friday night’s episode on #HollyNear. If #Parker were a real person, she would seek out Holly and they’d do something great together. Ha! (Insider thing for #GeneralHospital #Pristina fans!) #sponsored This epic, 28 time Emmy-award winning #docuseries never ceases to amaze me. I’ve heard of Holly before, mostly in the context of her work as a singer and women’s rights activist… but honestly didn’t know much about her. Wow. She was #timesup wayyy before #timesup. She was “singing for our lives” —about humanity and #loveislove long before it became a hashtag of our culture. She is who she is: an advocate for women all over the world (but especially Chilean) alongside Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem, a believer in the power of love and a real entertainer. Watching this season of #AmericanMastersPBS, there has been a common thread with sincere, successful musicians that understand music is an agent for social change. I don’t want to spoil this episode too much, so I’ll just say #6degreesofKevinBacon! Who has played that game? lol Cuddle up to watch March 1st 9p ET. #IlovePBS #WCW
Money is a terrible master, but an excellent servant. My dad recently reminded me of this PT Barnum quote. If you ask anyone that knows me well, I always seem to be doing my “taxes.” It’s become a running joke. 😂Right now, it actually makes sense because it’s tax season! For the last few years around this time, Joel and I promised each other to “get our finances in order” and save more for the future. This little one will start preschool soon (potty training, now school!) and we need to be saving for college, etc. We’re actually getting organized now; I’m teaming up with the Certified Financial Planner Board on the blog. I really hope you take a look at the post up today. I felt vulnerable writing it because money is not an easy topic to discuss, but it’s necessary. Especially if we want it to serve us and not the other way around. Do you have any questions about #financialplanning? #Retirement? Do you have someone you trust to guide you? Tell me about it below! and… see you on the blog! Link in bio! #CFP®pro #CFPBoard #haydenjh #cfppro 📸: @ographr
At the incredible album release concert party for @badflowermusic @badflowerjosh👏🏻 with my favorites. Also: proof of life outside of partying at the potty (@joelhenricks and I are #pottytraining ICYMI- I promise I’ll stop talking about it soon). #twodifferentworlds #badflower
Forget partying at the Oscars, we’re home Partying at the Potty. POTTY TRAINING HELP. So, this post is for parents! If you’re not dying to discuss learning to potty... feel free to (❤️) and keep scrolling🤷🏼♀️. Very proud of this little man so far, but I am in need of some specific advice RIGHT NOW. I updated the blog post up with the current 💩situation today. Grateful
for all the DMs on instagram and twitter, but others going through the same thing can’t read them! Some of you have given gems that others could use, too. I’m reading questions from one person that another one of you answers, but no one can read it but me! LOL
I would ideally like to share ideas all in one place for everyone to benefit.
If you’re like us, knee deep in potty training, or have a success story (tips!) or about to start this whole thing,
feel free to share on the blog or comment below. Link in bio and it’s the first post up. See you there. #partyatthepotty #pottytraining #everybodypoops #OscarSunday #haydenjh #momlife #parentsupport #babyboylove