Finding “Me Time” After Baby

This post was sponsored by @MunchkinINC and @Collectivelyinc but all opinions are my own and I only share things that I truly love with my readers. #LatchLetsMe #MunchkinLatch

Finding "Me Time" After Baby | Being a great mom also includes making sure you have some time set aside for yourself, that's what I found out anyway. | www.elizabethave.com

It’s been nearly 4 months since I stopped breastfeeding Sawyer. That was one of the hardest decision to make.

For weeks I went back and forth, getting frustrated with how nursing was going with him but also wanting him to have the best nutrition possible. Sawyer however ultimately made the decision for me, as I couldn’t just let him cry in hunger, unable to produce enough milk for his little growing body. So I began to supplement with bottles of formula, which turned to full time formula feeding only a couple weeks later.

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DIY Fringe Top Tutorial

DIY Fringe Top Tutorial | Learn how to refashion any woven top or dress into a cute, on trend fringe top. | www.elizabethave.com

Well, guys, I mentioned in my post about family day trips that we’ve been living in Kansas and that there were some changes in the air for my family and me as far as getting settled down in a permanent location. And if you’re following me on Instagram or Facebook you may have already heard the news that we are moving to Oregon. I grew up in Oregon, so you can bet I’m over the moon. But as any move, let alone one across the country, it’s going to take some time to get life back to normal. This will be my last DIY tutorial for a few weeks until we get settled, get internet, get a couch…

You know, the essentials.

Check back Monday for one more special Mother’s Day blog posts, then it might be radio silence for a few. 🙂 Thank you for understanding!!!

In the mean time, you can work on making an awesome fringe top like mine or check out some of my other DIY’s and Sewing Tutorials to keep you busy!
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Loving My Hair Part 2: Making My Hair Cut and Color Last 6 Months

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(Don’t want a spoiler? Read Part 1 HERE before you see the after pics!)

Making Your Hair Cut and Color Last 6 Months |  Part 2 of a 2 part adventure in hair color care with John Frieda Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighter™ Subtle Lightening Shampoo and Conditioner. Check out my journey! |www.elizabethave.com

Hi Guys, I’m back for part 2 about Loving My Hair. If you read the last post, you know that I was in dire need of some hair changes, particularly in the color department! It’s not that my hair color was awful before, but I shared how frustrated I was with the shift in hair tone a few weeks or months after my hair was colored. It never stayed the neutral/ashy brown that I love. Coloring my hair also seemed to be causing more damage to my hair than I care to admit.

Split ends, I’m looking at you.

So, today I’m going to share some tips on making your hair cut and color last 6 months. These are things I’ve learned not just over the last couple weeks since using John Frieda Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighterâ„¢ Subtle Lightening Shampoo and Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Brighterâ„¢ Subtle Lightening Conditioner, but over the last few months, as I’ve tried to love my hair better, keep costs low, make upkeep manageable for my busy #momlife (that hashtag will never get old to me, sorry!), and address my color issues too.
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How to Make the Most of Family Day Trips

This post was sponsored by @GBChildUsa as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received the gb Pockit to facilitate my review.

How to Make the Most of Family Day Trips | Do you love traveling but find it hard now that you have kids? Stop worrying and start day tripping. I'm sharing my families best tips for getting out and enjoying the area you live in one day trip at a time. | www.elizabethave.com

Know my family personally, or even follow me on Instagram, and you’ll quickly learn that we LOVE spending our free time exploring. This could have a lot to do with the fact that we’ve moved 4 times in less than 2 years and we just aren’t yet settled into our forever jobs, town, or home (although there are changes a brewing in this statement). But it could just be in our bones.

With kids, it gets trickier. BUT NOT IMPOSSIBLE! You see, we have learned that family day trips are the key to scratching our travel and adventure bug, while not messing with the sacred bedtime routines and home comforts that our children rely on.

Doesn’t that sound nice?

I’m not trying to convert everyone into family day trippers like ourselves, because who doesn’t love a whole week’s vacay to Hawaii or something? But I just want people to see that having kids doesn’t ruin your travel and adventure life, it just changes it. With the right planning and tools like our gb Pockit Stroller (more on this awesome stroller in a minute, btw), you can have a lot of fun seeing and doing things with your family.

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Drop Waist Dress Sewing Tutorial

Drop Waist Dress Tutorial | Learn how to sew your own dress with a chic, trendy drop waist. It's a quick DIY project that can be done in a weekend and it's ridiculously fun to twirl in. | www.elizabethave.com

I’ve been due for a new sewing tutorial, I know. So today I’m sharing this Drop Waist Dress tutorial. I’ve actually sewn two dresses like this, one was solid black and nursing friendly (I’ll try to share how I did that another time), but I wasn’t a huge fan of how the black turned out, so I tried again. In fact sew probably 2-3 pieces for every one piece that shows up on the blog as tutorial, and the itch just starts itching… I need to get a tutorial up! Because I love sharing these with ya’ll.
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