Jean-Luc is here!

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Newborn boy 1 month

I am happy to officially announce that Jean-Luc has arrived. For all those interested in the gory details: Birth Story When I had Ocki my water broke first and I never went into labor on my own and I had to be induced with pitocin. This water breaking first business seems to be a genetic trait as that is how more »

Lets talk food: Cravings vs Hunger!

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healthy eating, pregancy diet, hunger vs cravings, craving vs hunger, emotional eating, overeating, binge eating

I naturally cycle through periods where I eat super healthy for a few months then I’ll fall off the wagon and treat my body like a garbage disposal for weeks! Being pregnant I find not just myself but others making excuses for me when I graze throughout the day. “Are you sure you’re eating enough?” or “That’s the baby telling more »

5 Things I Love Best about Being a Stay at Home Mom!

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You hear a lot about the title “mom.” There’s that hot mess stereotype. You know, we’re all just frazzled Mrs. Weaselys. That “mom” is the most important job — the way underappreciated but sometimes coddling sentiment. You hear about moms losing sight of who they are. “Mom” becomes the whole identity, you are a shadow of your former self. Those more »

Baby #2 on the Way!

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Whelp, we’ve done it again! We are so happy to announce that Ocki is going to be a big sister. Due date is August 27. This little one is also looking like its going to be a surprise. We didn’t find out Ocki’s gender on purpose. For this little one we were going to find out but it kept its more »

October Faves

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**This post contains affiliate links. Today I’m trying something new — my first Intrepid Bliss youtube video! I’m kind of petrified but hey, I’m also all about expanding my horizons. Just please, no pitchforks if its completely terrible! For my very first video I’m showing off some of my favorite finds this month. I realize my videographer skills needs some more »

Cat Eyes & Unicorns

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**This post contains affiliate links Today I am wearing one of my favorite tops. I love that this shirt is the perfect union of classic and whimsy. I think we all need a touch of magic in our lives and these unicorns are the perfect way to get there while remaining understated. This shirt rocks! Gotta love those white legs. Lol.  more »

The Blog Tour Award

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Weeks ago I got nominated for the Blog Tour Award by Kim over at The Thirty Something Life.  If you haven’t checked out her site, head on over! Kim does tons of beauty reviews and everything in between. If that sounds like your cup of tea then I know you’ll love her site. Three weeks later and here I am. more »

The Intrepid Guide to Facing Criticism

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I am not sure how many of you are aware but Intrepid Bliss actually started out as a self-help type site. Sometimes I feel a little lost as to the direction in my own life and I know that a lot of people are in similar situations. My aim was to help myself and to hopefully help a few other more »

Versatile Blogger Award!

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Hi there everybody! Last week I was nominated by Alyssa for the Versatile Blogger Award (you should check her blog out!).  I am always so flattered by these nominations! It really does feel good to have others recognize the hard work and efforts put into a blog. Thank you so much Alyssa and all of my readers! I also really more »

Liebster Award!

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I am very pleased to announce that I have been nominated for the Liebster Award by Shannon at Graceful Habits. If you haven’t checked out her blog already, do! She has some awesome beauty reviews and tasty recipes—-Nutella Smoothie anyone? I love these awards. They are an awesome chance for small bloggers to be recognized. They allow the chance to get more »