11 years married today💕💕💕
Grabbed breakfast, got our nails done ;), massages, painted our first shiplap wall (the true test of marriage...), and now headed to dinner. It hasn’t always been easy but it’s 1000% worth it because it makes today that much more sweeter than the beginning. Love you babe🥂🖤✨🎨
http://liketk.it/2Edin @liketoknow.it #liketkit #LTKunder50

11 years married today💕💕💕 Grabbed...

My dress is on sale for $33 and going quick! Runs TTS. You can shop all of my looks at the link in my bio or download the @liketoknow.it app and follow me over there- Ellabrooksblog 🖤 http://liketk.it/2Eczh @liketoknow.it #liketkit #LTKunder50 #LTKsalealert

My dress is on sale...

Classic Mel😉 This cute coat sold out so fast during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale I never had time to share! But it’s baaaack👏🏻 Yes I was dying of heat taking this pic☺️ but come Fall/Winter👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Go down 1 size (wearing a size 2) http://liketk.it/2Eagc @liketoknow.it #liketkit #nordstrom

Classic Mel😉 This cute coat...

Full look at today’s OOTD🖤 My tee is from @zara which I can’t link😭 I’ll try to find it and put it up in my stories. I am going to link some graphic tees you guys went crazy over in my stories a few days ago- all around $15! My exact shorts are linked, $10 sunnies & $37 purse! Shop all of my outfits at the link in my bio🖤
http://liketk.it/2E8MD #liketkit #LTKunder50

Full look at today’s OOTD🖤...

The perks of working together - “lunch meeting” 😊 #nonottlikethat #likefood #eating

The perks of working together...

Literally obsessed with this blazer😻 it’s on sale for $32 with code GET20. Wear it in the fall over denim shorts, with jeans and booties in the winter, or pair it with heels and black pants for workwear🖤 Fits TTS - wearing a size 4 Also, my oversized sunnies are only $10👏🏻
Shop it all at the link in my bio 
http://liketk.it/2E74h @liketoknow.it #liketkit #LTKunder50 #LTKsalealert

Literally obsessed with this blazer😻...

#sundayswiththecoles 🖤 Can we all take  a second to appreciate that huge genuine grin on Jude’s face😍😍😍 #judemood is feeling life today💃🏼👏🏻✨Ps- had to include our self time fail👌🏻
#sundayswiththecoles http://liketk.it/2E5oh @liketoknow.it #liketkit #LTKfamily

#sundayswiththecoles 🖤 Can we all...

Fresh hair✨✨ thanks to my girl @painted.by.trista 🌈 (cut, color, & hand tied extensions - I have one row for volume)
My denim jacket is on sale for $31 with code ENJOY- fits True To size. Everything else linked at the link in my bio! 
http://liketk.it/2E499 @liketoknow.it #liketkit #LTKunder50 #LTKsalealert

Fresh hair✨✨ thanks to my...

The perks of being the baby...
1. Mom and dad rarely say no
2. You get treated like a baby even when you’re no longer a baby 
3. When you fight with your siblings & everyone gets in trouble- you always win🥇
4. You get away with going barefoot👣 amongst other things because by the last, as long as they’re alive🙌🏻
#judemood #mybabyboy #guesswhoelseisthebaby🙋🏼‍♀️
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The perks of being the...

☕️ at one of my favorite coffee shops - @bluebottle in SF😍💯 Linking all outfit details at the link in my bio- my headband comes in a pack of 3 for $15, loooove the fit of this jacket, these are some of my go to mom jeans (on sale), and these slides are also on sale! http://liketk.it/2E1zp  @liketoknow.it #liketkit #LTKshoecrush #LTKsalealert #LTKunder50 #amazonfashion

☕️ at one of my...

A letter to my daughter – God knew I needed you

I had always wanted a son first. A big brother to protect, oversee, and look after his siblings. And then we found out we were having you. What’s ironic about all of this is that we were first told you were a boy. You had your foot at the right place at the wrong time and sure enough they mistook it for something else 😉 … four weeks later we found out you were a girl. You were the easiest baby and then you turned one. Your fits were something I can’t even put into words. Your strong will, resilience, and perseverance to drive us crazy worked! There were many times your dad and I questioned our parenting skills because we just couldn’t seem to find a disciplining practice that would work on you. There were many nights I cried asking the Lord to help me see the areas I needed to change or improve on, hoping it would help change your attitude. I have never stopped asking for his guidance, but this was more of a cry for help.

Like I said… strong willed to a T. But guess what- the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. The minute I saw your personality starting to bloom, I saw SO much of me in you. It’s actually scary how much. Scary because I knew of the strength that lied within you, yet hopeful because I knew that strength could and would be used for good. I know it because I’ve seen it happen in me. I’m still learning, but I can tell you that your mommy has grown in so many ways because I have trusted God with these strengths and have asked Him to use me in ways I was fearful of for so long.

Now that you are seven, I can look back and say that God knew exactly what he was doing all along. He knew I needed you. He knew I needed a little me to rely on His guidance and His strength in parenting. He knew I needed you because you have probably taught me more about myself than anyone else. He knew I needed you because you have showed me what it’s like to back down when I didn’t know I had it within me #hellotypeApersonality. He knew I needed you because you have showed me that you can be strong willed AND passionate AND giving AND thrive in life. He knew I needed you first because you are THE BEST big sister to your brothers. He knew I needed you because you are mommy’s little helper around the house.

I am SO proud of you and am so thankful God gave me you first. Now I can’t see life any other way. If there is one piece of advice I would give you it’s this… always trust God along your journey. Even when you’re fearful or unsure, you will look back someday and understand why it happened. Life will be bumpy, there will be lots of ups and downs and even zig zags along the way, but in those moments remember to trust that God has a plan for your life. He made you JUST the way you are for a reason.

Thank you Jesus for my baby girl!

 

XOXO
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