She Who Fears

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Best Day Ever

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So, that thing called life? It happened this past week. Blogging every day is hard, but I guess that's why this is called a challenge, right? Last week I hung out with friends lots of friends, started working out, and finished creating my 101 in 1,001 list. Yay! But today I'm back to tell you all about my favorite day ever for the #blogtemberchallenge and I'm afraid that it's a tie! 

+ Day one: Wedding Day

This was no doubt, one of the best days of my life. It was a day that changed everything. I wouldn't have changed anything about my wedding day: a simple, woods elopement. If I could re-marry Miles every day of my life, I would. And in a sense, I do. I get to say yes to marriage and celebrating it every single day, and it's the greatest. If you'd like, I have a whole page of my blog dedicated to this day. We have a pretty sweet video that still makes me cry.

Actually, just because I think it's so great, I'll put it right here for you to enjoy before reading on about my other favorite day ever.

Pretty sweet, right?

+ Day two: Birth of Mattheus

Now, don't get me wrong, this day was also pretty awful. As a matter of fact, from midnight until 2:30ish when Mattheus was actually born were basically the hardest hours of my life. No doubt. But. The amount of love and support I received from Miles during those painfully long hours was seriously unreal. I couldn't have done it without him. AND what a treat to get to cuddle in bed with my husband and sweet baby all day long after that. I am so in love with my two dudes. They both bring me immeasurable joy, even on hard days. 

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For those of you that don't know, I had a home birth, and I wrote about it [in a seriously long blog post] here, which you are also more than welcome to check out if you're into that. Let me forewarn you, though: I was brutally honest throughout.

And you? Can you pick out the best day of your life?

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Cyber Jordyn

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Blogtember Prompt: The real you vs. the online you. Are they the same or different?

They're the same.

I try to be as open, honest, and genuine as possible here and everywhere else I engage. Sometimes I think that this can be a bit much, especially lately as I share about all the lovely things happening to me post part, but I know that I really appreciate genuine online voices and so I'd like to do the same. 

It worries me that my life might be portrayed a lot differently than it truly is though, to a reader. Because despite what anyone might believe, I do not have it all together, and quite frankly, sometimes I still cry for no reason but to cry. I am also semi afraid of the dark. So there's that. But in all reality, I have found that I tend to mostly share the happier snippets of my life on social media and so you aren't getting clued in on all of the "I don't think I can make it another minute" moments that are happening over here.

Two women that have encouraged me so much lately in how they engage with social media are Rachel and Valerie. You should follow both of them on insta. I really hope that I can engage, love, and encourage my followers the way that they are able to, because they truly do it so well.

And you? Are you pretty steady or a little more bipolar than you'd like to admit? 

Who have you portrayed me as? What kind of life have I led you to believe I lead?

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What's in my bag?

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Well howdy doodee folks! My deepest apologies for already falling off of the Blogtember bandwagon! This past weekend ended up being a little bit crazier than intended and I had exactly negative five minutes to sit down and blog. In other words: I hangout with my family and friends from the minute I opened my eyes until I closed them and that was way worth it. I hope you had a fab weekend, too!

I'm pretty pumped to hop back in for today's prompt: what's in your bag? I think that it always says a lot about people to check in their purses and I am pretty sure that what's in mine will reveal a lot, too. 

So, I used to carry a wonderful canvas + leather cross body that Miles gifted me, and then a smaller Noonday cross body after that....but now, I carry...

A diaper bag! Woo!

It's just not practical to carry both a purse and diaper bag so I consolidated to just one, and here's what's inside:

+ An Aden + Anais swaddle in case cold weather strikes!

+ A burp rag - ugh

+ A few extra diapers in the form of one shell and two soakers

+ A binky -- even though Mattheus never takes it! Haha

+ Some wipes and solution - holla for savin motha nature

+ A wet bag to store dirty diapers until we get home

+ Changing pad (came with bag)

+ An extra onesie - that is actually too small for Bub now. Good thing I pulled this out haha

+ A pair of baby sweats

+ Approximately one million pairs of baby socks

+ Hand Sanitizer because we have to care about germs now

+ A carseat/nursing cover - best thing ever!

+ Chapstick - because chapped lips are never fun

+ My wallet -- I know, it's amazing. My best friend gifted it to me a few birthdays back!

+ Bug spray (I'm allergic to mosquitoes)

+ Gum - bad breath is never okay

+ Almost empty water bottle

What are the staples of your bag? Link up with us!

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