Why I hate Instagram

As I scroll and scroll through endless over-edited Instagram photos... I get this pit in my stomach. I'm immediately discontent with my extremely normal life. I begin to envy the houses I see with perfectly styled bookshelves and floors so clean you can actually see the rug. I'm jealous of the people who's lives seem …

Piper Marie Turns 2

So our precious, perfect, amazing little girl turned 2 only 3 days after her baby brother made his entrance into this world. I felt bad at first since mommy was just getting home from the hospital, and tending to her own diapers... so we didn't have much of a birthday celebration for her. (sidenote: holy …

The Love of a Father

I'm brought to tears as I sit here at Starbucks studying... watching a curly red-haired young girl giggle at every word that comes out of her father's mouth as she sips on a strawberry shake, topped with a pound of whipped cream. I can't hear a word they are saying as Pandora blares in my …

The Big Move Part 2

As many of you know, the Duhamel family is migrating back to the motherland that is Northwest Arkansas. I have been wanting to write something about our move since we decided to but I found myself in a weird place, frozen. I feel like that the overwhelming(ness) of this life change is so big that …

The Big Move part 1

  If you've been following me on Pinterest the last couple of months, I'm sure I've been blowing up your home page with a gagillion pictures of home decor ideas. That's for 2 reasons: I suck at home decorating. A common misconception when I tell people I'm an interior designer is that I would be …

The Other Woman

From the moment I felt her touch, her soft breath on my chest, her warm fingers grasp mine.... I was hooked. This tiny life would change me forever. I could never imagine my life... a day... a SECOND apart from her. 13 weeks went by faster than I could blink. I remember sitting in the parking …