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My controlling personality and being a mom

I’ve always had a controlling personality. Not the kind of controlling where I need to know where my husband is and who he’s with 24/7, that’s a bit dramatic. More the controlling personality where I am fine doing all the work in a group project because I know it will get done the way I […]

22 Jan 2017

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Coffee Chat Vol 6

Happy Wednesday! It’s the first Coffee Chat of 2017! I’m so excited to have you here. This month the hosts of Coffee Chat are talking about our top posts we wrote in 2016. Alexis: “2016 was a great year for me. I feel like I finally started nailing my posts on A Blissful Haven. Some […]

11 Jan 2017

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Holiday Gift Guide for the New Mom

I received products in exchange for the purpose of this post. This is a sponsored post, all opinions are genuinely my own.    With Christmas just a few short weeks away I need to start buckling down and getting my shopping done. I wish I could just tell everyone “Hey, Christmas isn’t about the gifts so […]

8 Dec 2016

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5 Essential Products for New Moms

This post is sponsored by JORD Wood Watches. All opinions are my own. #jordwatch #woodwatch #wearjord The last month transitioning to parenthood has been quite the adjustment. You try to prepare yourself for 9 months, and your friends and family will give you advice, but you really don’t know what you need until your little […]

15 Nov 2016

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Coffee Chat Vol 4

 Alexis: The fall season always reminds me to reflect on all of the things that I am thankful for. I like to sit back with a journal and write down all of the positives from the year and write everything that I’m thankful for. I’m thankful for my health, my family, getting engaged to my […]

10 Nov 2016

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Mattix Newborn Photos by Tayli Stowers

I wasn’t originally planning on getting new born photos done because it seemed like a lot of work and the first week transitioning to parenthood was exhausting. Thankfully my friend Kylie and her sister Tayli from Driven by Love  were nice enough to convince me to take a few pictures while we were all hanging out. It […]

4 Nov 2016

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Transitioning to parenthood

Coming home with a new baby for the first time is pretty terrifying. I knew there would be a lot of work – changing poopy diapers, staying up all night, nursing, comforting him, etc. but I didn’t have much experience with babies so I felt pretty unprepared. I wasn’t worried about delivery but bringing him […]

30 Oct 2016

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A stroll through the park

What happens when you don’t give Dakota direction, ha! Our little boy was a little jaundice so I really wanted to make sure we got outside for a couple days to help get rid of it. We recently had a new all abilities park open up in town so we decided to go check it […]

19 Oct 2016

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Mattix James Larsen: A birth story

Our baby boy is finally here and he is perfect in every way! I went into labor Saturday evening and I was not expecting it! I remember waking up Saturday morning and Dakota and were joking about how that could have been our last night sleeping as just the two of us – little did […]

16 Oct 2016

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Coffee Chat Vol 3

Happy Thursday! It’s time for another Coffee Chat! This month all of us hosts are discussing what our favorite fall traditions are! Grab a warm cup of coffee (of tea) and enjoy!  Alexis:  Fall is definitely my favorite time of year. Fall brings not only my birthday, but also all of my favorite things. My […]

12 Oct 2016