VORTEX HIKES

Every year on our way through Arizona we stop in Sedona for a few days. This year, we only stopped in my favorite little town for a day but it was just as magical as ever. After an evening of walking around the shops and buying some essential Sedona souvenirs (crystals, t-shirts, smudge sticks, and…

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MALIBU VILLAGE MURAL + 10 THINGS

Here are some photos from Malibu Village, where we spent the day eating at our favorite restaurants in the area and browsing through stores I can’t afford. I also thought it would be a good idea to share 10 random little things about myself and life lately. I’m studying to get my BFA from Boise…

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1ST FAMILY PHOTOSHOOT

Recently my friends from E+E Photography took photos of our little family. They just moved into a new studio and used us as models to test out shooting in their new space. As always, I LOVE how the photos turned out! We took them just in time for Acacia’s 3rd month and my 23rd birthday.…

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1ST MOTHER’S DAY

For my first mother’s day, I woke up to Dustin making breakfast (biscuits and gravy, my favorite!) and then we spent the rest of the day at the zoo. It was also Acacia’s first time visiting! She slept almost the entire time, but she was awake for the penguin and zebra exhibits so I’d like to…

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6 WEEK POSTPARTUM UPDATE: WHY MATERNAL CARE IN AMERICA SUCKS

The United States is ranked 61st in Maternal Health and we have one of the highest infant mortality rates in the developed world. For being one of the wealthiest nations, this country is one of the only ones lacking in maternal care. Three weeks ago, I started hemorrhaging at home due to some retained placenta that…

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