What kind of camera do you use for the photos in your posts?
I have a canon rebel t1i and love it, but a lot of my photos I share, LATELY, are taken with my iPhone!

What editing software do you use?
When editing photos from my digital camera, I use photoshop. I love actions. Pioneer Woman has some great free sets! I also always play with the levels, curves and shadows and highlights. The burn and clone tools are my best friends.

How do you Edit your iPhone Photos?
I posted a Tutorial showing step by step how I edit my photos! My favorite apps are Snapseed and Afterlight.

I’m wanting to start or build my blog, how did you grow your blog following?
When I first started blogging I blogged regularly and did a lot of link ups and commenting! Connecting with other bloggers and tapping into the community is key in getting your blog out there! Answering e-mails and making connections with followers is important! BE YOU. People are drawn to authentic voices. Pinterest is a magic worker: Create graphics that are pinnable. Check out My Steps and Tips to Start a Blog Post and Start a Blog Pep Talk Vlog.

What makeup do you use?
You can take a look into my makeup bag here or my favorite beauty items…But my mascara is maybelline full n’ soft in very black and I love the benefit play sticks for foundation. love love it.

How do you do your hair when you have a sock bun?
I have a secret weapon..got it at H&M.. it’s an upgrade from the sock bun. The scratchy material holds your hair better. Also dirty hair works best.. with suave dry shampoo in it.

Where is your green trellis rug from?

What paint color is your playroom?
“ALOE” by Sherwin Williams at Home Depot.

Where are all of your gallery wall frames from?
They are mainly all from IKEA but mixed in are some fromes from michael’s, thrifted, big lots and the dollar store!

Where are your grey sofas from?

Where is your black and white stripe rug from?
IKEA. A long with 95% of the home decor we own.
What religion are you?
We are Catholic!

Who is Shannon?
My best friend from high school. You can read more about the amazing person she was and her story, here. She was killed through an act of domestic violence. She was an amazing mother and friend and her story of strength, faith and forgiveness is giving strength to many in the same situation as her. We all miss her terribly.

Do you want to have more kids?
Ben and I both come from big families and love it. We would love to have more children, God willing! {I seriously need some more grace from God if that happens!} But I remember when we had 1 baby..so hard, then gets easier.. 2 babies..so hard, then gets easier.. 3 babies.. so hard, then gets easier. I’m seeing a pattern here. ;) We did not have a third baby to try for a boy…but we are happy we got one :) Would love to have a little sister or brother for Micah! It’s so amazing seeing their personalities blossom and their friendships with each other. Motherhood is hard, messy, beautiful and so rewarding!


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    Amanda Rinehart
    August 16, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    Hey lady!
    Your links to your blogging resources are broken. I’ve read them before so I’m no TOO sad, but someone else might be so I thought I would let you know! :D

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      August 17, 2015 at 8:06 pm

      oo thanks I’ll fix those!

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    September 12, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Hey! Could you post an updated link to your video tutorial on how you edit iPhone pictures, please? Thanks!

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    Molly Wilson
    December 17, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    Hey Natalie. I am IN LOVE with your blog… Go you! Mommy of 4! :) I have a friend who is selling face products called Rodan+Fields and I am helping her get her business started. Are you interested in trying it out and blogging it to help us get some more business? Email me!

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    January 1, 2016 at 4:44 am

    Do you home school?

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      January 2, 2016 at 11:19 am

      Not this year but we did last year!

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    January 2, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    I’d love to hear your insight, pros vs cons. We are considering it for our four next school year.

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    February 2, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Hey Natalie! I’m taking your blogging e-course and am reading through your FAQ and noticed your beauty links are broken. Just letting you know!

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      February 2, 2016 at 10:01 pm

      thank you!!! I’ll fix them tomorrow. I appreciate that :)

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