Repeats🖤 $10 tube top, under $50 high waisted jeans (fit TTS), this headband comes in a pack of three for $15, $12 ear crawlers (earrings ;) & this black faux leather coat is GOOD & on sale (also fits TTS) All details linked in my bio🖤 #liketkit #LTKunder50

Repeats🖤 $10 tube top, under...

Find someone who lets you be you & doesn’t try to change you. Who trusts you, runs with your crazy ideas, and even pushes those ideas further. Someone who loves you when your broken and sees the greatness within you. Someone who pushes you in life but also let’s you be when you just ain’t feeling it. Someone who loves past the “feeling” of love. Someone you will fight with only to turn around and love them even more the next day. Someone you can look back and say, I’m so glad we fought for that. 
This is so cheesy but I 100% believe this is my husband. Thanks for being my person boo😘 #liketkit

Find someone who lets you...

Comfy cozies😍✨ & @walmart from head to toe! The quality of this sweat suit is honestly amazing too! & only $40 total for both. I’m wearing a Small in both top & bottom (fits TTS). Shop it at the link in my bio⭐️✨ #ad #WalmartFashion #WeDressAmerica #liketkit #LTKunder50 #LTKfit

Comfy cozies😍✨ & @walmart from...

#sundayswiththecoles 💕 Back at our weekly wall and we had a great Sunday at church & then out to eat with our family. AND a Forty Niners win! This is rare for us guys... let me celebrate ;)❤️💛❤️✨
Outfit details linked- my bodysuit comes in a few colors and is only $35, I sized up to a US 8. Jeans are on sale for under $100 (size up). Exact belt is linked too. Click the link in my bio #liketkit #LTKunder50 #LTKunder100 #LTKsalealert

#sundayswiththecoles 💕 Back at our...

Date night?? Wedding?? New Years😜✨?? I loooooove this dress & these new white booties too! Both fit TTS. As always, you can shop all of my looks at the link in my bio or by following me on the (free) app - search/follow Ellabrooksblog🖤 #liketkit #LTKunder100 #LTKshoecrush

Date night?? Wedding?? New Years😜✨??...

Home sweet home (almost) 🖤 We had the best week at @azulbeachresorts in Riviera Maya. But nothing beats picking up Ollie🐶 & sleeping in our own beds👨🏻👩🏼👧🏼👦🏼👦🏼
Ps- my bikini is on sale and I just found my favorite self tanner on sale as well. Also my sunnies are only $11! It’s all linked in my bio! #liketkit #LTKunder50 #LTKsalealert #LTKfamily #ltkkidscamp2014

Home sweet home (almost) 🖤...

My boys don’t wanna be in pictures ;) & this girl has her poses down💁🏼‍♀️ @azulbeachresorts 
If you’re new around here, I do something called #truthfulthursdays every Thursday where I spill something that’s on my heart or mind. A little real life, behind the scenes, or just some real talk to this sometimes perfectly pictured space on the internet. 
So here it is... it piggy backs exactly what I mentioned above. Real life. There’s really no way to ever truly see what’s happening in real life behind these squares. I can preach real life all day long & share my heart out but the reality is, it just ain’t possible. This goes for everyone. Which brings me to this... kindness. It goes farther than you think. I love this quote I read on Pinterest... “If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each one of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, & care”  Strangely I’ve learned that while being kind benefits those around us, it also brings more joy to MY life. Have you ever noticed that?? Giving to others will always give right back to you. Everyone wins. Be kind, for everyone is facing a battle you know nothing about💕 #liketkit #LTKunder100 #LTKunder50 #LTKtravel

My boys don’t wanna be...

You guys LOVED this coat and I’m happy to report that it’s back in stock (fully stocked) and 40% off! It runs big so I’d recommend sizing down💕 Wearing a size 2. Shop all outfit details at the link in my bio #liketkit #LTKunder100 #LTKsalealert #LTKshoecrush

You guys LOVED this coat...

🌴🌴🌴 My swimsuit is on sale for under $30 and can double as a bodysuit💯 Pants are from @zara and can’t be linked unfortunately #liketkit #LTKswim #LTKsalealert #LTKunder50

🌴🌴🌴 My swimsuit is on...

It takes a whole lot to get that kinda smile from Jude. & then I zoomed in and saw his eyes🤣🤣🤣🏆 Living it up these three! @azulbeachresorts #liketkit #LTKswim #LTKkids #LTKfamily #LTKunder50 #judemood

It takes a whole lot...

How to create your own diaper bag

Yep… how to create your own diaper bag… with the bags/totes/satchels you currently own. Genius right?! That’s exactly what I thought when I learned of this nifty little insert. Introducing ToteSavvy . They explain it best… “ToteSavvy is the first organizational insert designed specifically to turn any large tote into a fully functional diaper bag. Our patent pending design is unique for it’s rigid yet flexible walls that keep every pocket upright and easily accessible inside your handbag.”

I’m a major handbag freak so when I saw this insert I knew I needed to get my hands on one before Jude arrived. This tote is one of my favorites (total Forever 21 score too!) so how perfect is it that I can still utilize one of my favorite bags as a diaper bag! Love!

They’ve designed a pocket for basically everything, and even thought about the #momlife necessities, including a  little pouch made perfectly for your phone located at the top of the insert so you can access it quickly (we all know the importance of this little detail!) I was able to fit several diapers, wipes, my wallet, a pacifier, butt paste, some snacks, and a bottle into the insert. Oh, and Sophie the giraffe 🙂

You can currently purchase these inserts in Black or Grey.

For more information, head to their website Life In Play Company.

So excited to use this in just a few short weeks!!! (Ahhh!)

Outfit details:

Dress: (repeat offender, 🙂 Here )

Bag: (old) similar, similar

Sandals: (old) similar

Rings: Here


Photography: Ashley Maxwell Photography

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  • Raina Elegado
    March 17, 2016

    Love this! And you are such a cute preggo! <3

    Xo Raina

  • Leah
    March 19, 2016

    You are too adorable! Such a cute bump. Do you wear anything under your dresses to smooth you out during pregnancy?

  • Marianna Davis
    March 19, 2016

    Hi Melissa, how are you?
    I loved this idea! I was wondering if this insert comes with a changing pad for diaper’s changes.

    • ellabrooksblog
      March 20, 2016

      Hi Marianna! Actually, yes it does! It’s located/stored on the very bottom of the insert.

  • Kathy Smith
    April 8, 2018

    Thanks for sharing your tips. I get more ideas from it. I have a two years old twin baby. I am looking for a Backpack diaper bag for twins to travel with my baby.

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