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Pretty in Purple + Tiny Tags Giveaway

In Family, Fashion by Madison Mayberry77 Comments

Outfit Details // Brixon Ivy Lace Detail Dress (Stitch Fix) // Tiny Tags Mini Dog Tag Necklace // Shoes from my wedding five years ago! The Christmas before Ainsley was born, there was only one thing on my wish list: A Tiny Tags mini dog tag necklace inscribed with Ainsley’s name. I’ve never been a huge jewelry person, but I saw the necklace on my friend Natalie’s blog and just had to have one for myself. Thankfully, my Aunt Gwen … Read More

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Natural Contouring Tutorial

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Good afternoon, ladies! Thank you all so much for your great response to my last makeup video tutorial. I may not be the most skilled at heavy makeup, but I’m your girl when it comes to natural looking, easy makeup. Today I wanted to share with you my easy, natural routine for contouring your face. It’s great for giving your face definition and shape but not so extreme that you look like you’re ready for a red carpet or photo … Read More

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Easy Weeknight Meal // Black Bean & Grain Enchiladas (Vegetarian + Non Veg Versions)

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Easy weeknight meals. Gosh, isn’t everyone in search of more of those? Honestly, despite the fact that the kitchen is my happy place, I still get flustered and frustrated about weeknight dinnertime. We all know how rushed it can feel to get a meal on the table in the short two hours between 5 and 7. You know, after work and before the kiddos totally melt down and refuse to eat because they are tired? The rush to eat dinner, … Read More

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Stitch Fix Lately

In Fashion by Madison Mayberry4 Comments

It’s been way too long since I’ve last posted about Stitch Fix, hasn’t it? I’ve had a lot of friends and family ask if I’ve still be getting monthly fixes, and the answer is a resounding YES. I’ve had a mixed relationship with Stitch Fix over the past few years. Some of my fixes were pretty lackluster and didn’t fit my style or my requests, and I thought about canceling my subscription for a while. But about a year ago … Read More

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Sweet Potato and Cranberry Muffins

In Family, Food & Recipes by Madison Mayberry4 Comments

Now that our family has gotten into a little bit more of a routine and Ainsley is eating more “real people” food, I’ve been trying to think ahead a bit more. Although I’ve never been huge on meal prep or advance planning, it’s become a new part of my weekend reality. Doing about an hour’s worth of prep each weekend prevents me from spending crazy amounts of money on fruit + veggie pouches or feeding Ainsley endless pb&j sandwiches – … Read More

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My Every Day Hero

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**This post was sponsored by Imprint. All opinions are my own. Last night we were chatting with friends about the first year of parenthood. Guys? I’m not joking when I say the first year is the strangest mix of challenging and wonderful all bundled up together. No matter how many books we read or how many people we talked to, there was no way for us to really prepare for the life-changing reality of adding a little person into our … Read More

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Quick & Easy Every Day Makeup

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Good morning! If you’re time-pressed like I am most days, then you probably find getting ready every morning to be a little bit of a pain. Hey, I want to look put-together and pretty like everyone else, but the idea of spending a lot of time doing so isn’t my jam. Thankfully over the last number of months as a mom I’ve perfected my quick and easy makeup routine. It takes about 6 minutes (maybe less when I’m not trying to … Read More

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What I’m Wearing // Weekday Mommy Wardrobe Edition

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When I first transitioned from pre-baby life in the corporate world to my new life as a freelancer and mom, I had a little bit of a style identity crisis. My body had gone through so many changes and sizes, I didn’t have use for all the corporate dress clothes that I wore before baby, and the only clothes I had purchased for the cooler weather were last year’s maternity items. I was more than a little lost! Over the … Read More

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Don’t Miss the Point

In Family by Madison Mayberry5 Comments

It’s no secret that Joe and I are a little bit like a 70-year-old couple. We like to go to bed at a decent hour, wake up early, watch the Nightly News after dinner and watch 60 Minutes on Sunday nights. I have no shame in my love for 60 Minutes – it always leaves me feeling a little more informed about current events and is a great conversation started for us as a couple since they frequently talk about … Read More

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Easy Baby Eats // Banana Date “Milkshake”

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As promised, I have another recipe to share with you in my “Easy Baby Eats” series. I’m hoping to make this a more regular part of Espresso and Cream, because feeding a baby is, well, a challenge sometimes. I’m trying my very best to feed Ainsley healthy foods and encourage good eating habits as she gets older, and at the same time it can be so frustrating when you spend a lot of time making a healthy meal only to … Read More

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Only the best for you, baby

In Family by Madison Mayberry2 Comments

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, then you already know that I can’t stop talking about the new Beautycounter Baby line that launched this week. I’ve said this before, but when I was trying to get pregnant with Ainsley (and having some trouble) I became increasingly interested and aware of the impact skincare products can have on our health, hormones and more. It was around that time that I discovered Beautycounter and started using their skincare, and later … Read More

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When Worry Wins

In Family by Madison Mayberry9 Comments

When Ainsley was born, the first thing that the doctor said was “She has such a beautiful little body!” And me? “Oh my gosh, Joe, she’s perfect!” was quickly followed by, “Are her ears funny?” We laugh about that now, but at the time it was anything but funny for a first-time momma. You see Ainsley was born with little skin tags on the outside of her ears; her ears were completely normal, except for these funny little tags on … Read More