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My Favorite Things

Wonder no more because consider this your go-to guide for all of my very favorite life hacks. Pull up a chair, friend and let's chat all about all of my favorite things I just KNOW you'll love too!

Ever wonder about the tools I use to run my business, life, and motherhood?

We all struggle picking out the perfect font. Ever wish you could have a super quick look at how your business name looks in every font on your computer? Girl. I have just the hack for you! With Wordmark.it, you can do EXACTLY that. Time saver? I think so.

Wordmark.it

Before I post anything to Instagram, you can bet my nose is in Planoly making sure each image looks beautifully styled in my feed. Planoly makes it so easy to plan out the way your feed looks - just upload your photos and slide them around!

Planoly

If you're looking for a custom looking website design for a fraction of the price of a custom design, look no further! I've crafted a line of customizable Showit website templates that will make your work, expertise, and personality shine. My personal fave? The link page to put in your Insta bio.

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F&W Template Shop

The industry standard, professional tools I use every day to design logos, brandmarks, marketing materials and SO much more for not only my clients, but for my own business and personal design needs as well. Think - Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

Adobe Suite

Constantly searching free stock photography sites for your Insta feed? Dying for some beautifully styled photos that actually fit your brand? Social Squares is my favorite place to find gorgeous photos to sprinkle into my Instagram, website and marketing materials. With fresh new photos added weekly, you can't ask for anything better!

Social Squares

The client management system I use day in and day out to run my business. Dubsado allows you to save some SERIOUS time by helping you manage projects, communicate seamlessly with clients, handle contracts and invoicing, schedule appointments, and so much more.

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Dubsado

I only wish I stumbled upon Showit sooner. This program is the best thing that ever happened for creative business owners. Built for photographers, it opens the door for beautiful design, a user-friendly interface, and serious functionality that is simply unbeatable.

14 Day Free Trial

Showit

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All of my favorite tools for business.

I use Vistaprint for basically all of my business' printing needs. They seriously make it so simple to upload your graphics preview in 3D, and order, without having to worry about it not showing up the way you expected!

Vistaprint

In 2019, I was on the hunt for the perfect piece of artwork to display in my baby's nursery. Without much luck, I decided to design my own printable quote to frame for the room. Then I thought, if I'm after this, surely others are too! So I created a collection of beautiful printable quotes for your home.

Willow Home Prints

Yes I just took a hard left turn. But seriously - I don't care what brand you get, no cookie dough ice cream has enough cookie dough in it. So my best advice? Buy your own container of cookie dough from the store and throw some chunks into that ice cream. You'll thank me later.

Cookie Dough in Ice Cream

During college, I was one of the lucky ones to gain the Freshman 15 (ahem, more like college 50...). Between stress eating between classes and work, a few too many nights out with friends, and not nearly enough exercise, my health fell to the wayside. In 2017 when I got engaged, I knew I had to make a change if I was going to live my best life and look the way I wanted for my wedding. I stand by Weight Watchers which helped me to drop 30 of those pounds and keep them off through a lifestyle that was manageable for me.

Weight Watchers

I used to drop all of my money at salons month after month, because guys? I absolutely LOVE having freshly painted nails. Anyone with me? But there came a point that it finally hit me, I could probably do this myself at home. So I hopped onto Amazon, bought me a full on salon quality dip powder kit and started doing it myself. Now friend, there's a bit of a learning curve so don't expect perfect nails the first go round. But when you think you can get the whole kit for the same price as getting them done at the salon ONCE, it's a total game changer!

Dip Powder (from home!)

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My personal faves

This is the number one thing that saves me money without having to do a darn thing! Anytime I go to check out on any website, Honey checks to see if there are any promo codes out there on the world wide web that might work on my purchases. So many times Honey will come in clutch and save me some moola!

Honey

I am literally in my Lightroom Mobile app daily, whether it's editing my Youtube thumbnail photos, or the latest monthly milestone photoshoot of Callen. The Preset Market has the most PERFECT bundles of presets to transform any photo with one click to look Instagram (or frame on the wall)-worthy! They're worth every penny!

The Preset Market

Okay, I'll be honest. I told Blake we have to use these with Cal first before the less pretty pacifiers. But real talk - paci's don't get much more adorable than these ones, and while I may be biased, I think our sweet babe is pretty darn cute in the first place!

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Ryan & Rose Paci's

This adorable baby lounger has been a total game changer for me. Babies love being snuggled in our arms ALMOST as much as we love snuggling them. But let's be honest, there comes a point we have to be hands free to get anything done in the house. I'm obsessed with our Snuggle Me in the Natural colored cover. And a little hack for ya? Tune into their websites Thursday mornings at 9am to snag an "Imperfect" lounger for WAY cheaper. I scored an imperfect lounger and cover myself and can't find a single flaw no matter how closely I look!

Snuggle Me Organic

Save $40+ each Thursday morning!

Can you say hands-free? I did a ton of research on the best baby wraps. There are so many great ones out there - Tuck & Bundle, Solly Baby, Wild-Bird, and more. Ultimately I chose Tuck & Bundle because they were lighter weight and I thought the little leather tag was super cute and would make it easy to find the center of the wrap. You guys,  there are days my baby won't stop crying but then I put him in his T&B and like magic he is happy and asleep within 5 minutes. I couldn't live without this wrap and I just know you'll love it too!

Tuck & Bundle Wrap

It seemed like all throughout my pregnancy, I kept seeing and hearing about mama's losing their babies to SIDS or other sleep related incidents. With so many veteran moms recommending this breathable mattress, I knew I had to have a Newton. If anything were to ever happen I would regret settling on a cheap alternative instead of investing in a product I could use with not only our first babe, but with future children as well.

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Newton Baby Mattress

My ride or die. Since the moment I found out I was pregnant I had my eye on a Fawn bag, and now that it's gotten plenty of use, I can truly say it is a top notch diaper bag. I always wear it as a backpack, but you can also make it a shoulder bag as well, and it has a compartment for everything. Not to mention the buttery soft and high quality material it's made of.

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Fawn Design Diaper Bag

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Things I'm loving as a mama

REALLY QUICK: Some of the links mentioned on this page are affiliate links. That just means that when you click on the link, it won't cost you more (in fact, it will often SAVE you money!), but I may receive a commission for sharing it with you. But no worries, girlfriend, because I would only ever recommend the best products that I actually use and absolutely LOVE.

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