• Baby Shower Gifts That Keep On Giving + Printable Baby Shower Card

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    Something that I was SO thankful that people did for me at my baby shower was opt to sign books instead of cards.

    Not only did it help us quickly build an awesome library for our little guys but even now when we read some of their favorites, we see notes from loved ones and even pray for them before bedtime!

    I didn't know about at the time, but if I had, I would have definitely added them to my registry! You can quickly and easily go on their site and pick a gift bundle of classic books, bath essentials, sleep essentials, or even diapers!

    They have themed book bundles, like the Eric Carle classics, which are some of our personal favorites. Or you can customize your bundle to your liking!

    Which is exactly what I did! I chose a few favorite board books and also a couple perfect baby toys to gift to a friend. (My boys loooooved this brand of carseat toy, it kept them occupied better than any other toy we owned!) makes it super easy on you too, as their gift bundles come beautifully wrapped.

    And bonus, your gift box is reusable! And all moms know, we need all the extra closet storage boxes we can get!

    Helping start a baby's book library is the gift that keeps on giving. My boys are still reading the books they were given at their baby showers! And helps you take the guess work out by making the perfect packages. They offer way more than just books, too; you can find bath toys, swaddles, and even Sophie the Giraffe!


    And talk about the gift that keeps on giving, they also offer a diaper subscription!

     This is such a foolproof baby gift! 

    (Here’s how an Diaper Subscription works. Upon your purchase of a 3, 6, 9 or 12-month Diaper Subscription, sends an adorable announcement package with a teddy bear holding a certificate that announces your gift! This certificate features a unique code your recipient will use to activate her subscription. Then, each month, your recipient can log in to their subscription and select the brand and size diapers they would like delivered straight to their door that month. The subscription features all of the major brands – Pampers, Huggies, Luvs and Members Mark.The announcement package can be sent directly to your recipient or to you, the purchaser, to present at a baby shower. It’s that easy!)


    So the next time you're getting ready to host a shower for someone, please include this printable insert with your invites to prompt people to opt for purchasing books instead of cards!

    (And if it's your shower, go ahead and share this post with your hostess as a not-so-subtle hint!)

    Download here

    And remember when you're getting ready to think about your gift ideas! I highly recommend their great products, beautiful packaging, and great customer service!

    Also, yours will be the best gift at the shower!


    BONUS: We're giving away a $50 gift card to over on our Instagram later today so be sure you're following along!

  • Twenty Eighteen Resolutions + Printable


    I really love to reflect back + look forward when one year ends and another begins. It brings perspective and helps me grow. Every year, I really enjoy writing out one sentence prompts of things I want to strive towards. 

    Here's what I said for 2018:

    Do the next right thing

    It's one of those coined phrases but on days where I feel overwhelmed, it really helps to say this to myself. Just do the next right thing. One step at a time towards days filled with doing the right thing. Maybe it's laundry instead of instagram, maybe it's a nap instead of laundry. 

    Try Staying Organized

    As a flighty, right-brained creative, I drive the struggle bus on this one. But I'm gonna keep on trying. Give me  all the lists and calendars.

    Enjoy holding my babies at bedtime

    I caught myself rushing through bedtime a lot last year. Just ready for some free time. I want to savor their littleness and hold them a little longer and little tighter. 

    Create community around me

    Invite more people over. Fill my table more often. Be intentional. 

    Go somewhere new

    For our 10 year anniversary hopefully!

    Give my time more generously

    This may not be my season to be a big financial giver but that doesn't mean I can't be generous. I want to see and meet needs by being generous with my time.

    Start praying, stop worrying

    Meaning stop worrying in it's tracks by praying. 

    Be present and engaged

    Stick to my office hours and really enjoy my people when I'm not working.

    Accept my season

    And flourish and grow where I am. In motherhood, in marriage, in friendships, in location.

    Spend my time wisely

    The overall underlying theme for me.

    And my word to focus on this year is: Joy

    Choose it. Be it. Spread it.


    Hey 2018, I'm looking at you with glittering eyes. 

    Here's a printable 2018 resolution prompt for you to download for yourself!

    Fill it in and hang it somewhere you can see.

    Click here to download 

  • Holiday Home Tour (With Bonus Printable)

    Welcome to our home! Grab a cup of cocoa and come on in!

    When it comes to Christmas decor, I try to go more wintery instead of in-your-face Christmas.

    This is so I make less work for myself in January. The tree is the main attraction of course.

    And those white twinkling lights up the cozy factor by, like, 1000x. 

    My son Grady added this Santa hat to the TV and it's probably my favorite touch to this room.

    Switching out the colors and the art helps set the tone for me.

    p.s. I'm sharing this You Warm my Heart printable at the end of this post!

    I shared about this Mother Embrace art piece in another blog post but I felt it was still perfect for Christmas decor thinking about Mary and Baby Jesus. That story just does wonders to my mama heart.

    I'm a little non-traditional when it comes to our tree too. A pom-pom blanket for a tree skirt and a homemade ribbon ball tree topper. No two ornaments are the same on our tree and they all hold the dearest memories.

    G poster

    Making Christmas fun for the boys is such a joy for me. 

    They've enjoyed doing our Advent Calendar each day.

    And our Christmas books are being read on repeat.

    Our dining room didn't change too much from fall to winter. I did add some seasonal and festive touches and rearranged my shelves.

    Pinecone Still Life Poster

    Mornings Away Art Piece

    Felt Like Sharing Letter Board

    I pretty much keep the Christmas decor to our main living areas. Adding it everywhere is just too much for me. I do super small touches like the mistletoe in our bedroom.

    Or a few Santas in the kitchen.

    But my favorite thing to do in our house at Christmas is share it with people we love.

    With festive dinners,

    Hot Cocoa bars,

     Felt Like Sharing Letter Board

    and just sweet times spent together.

    So while of course I want my boys to remember us baking cookies together, being granted all their requests for hot cocoa, dancing to Christmas records, and watching Christmas movies by Christmas tree light, I really just want them to remember a home filled with love because of the One who first loved us. 

    Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

    xoxo, the Goodmans 

    Family Photos by Adam Mullins Photography




    You Warm my Heart Printable

    Adding seasonal art prints are an easy way to change up your decor!

    Check out my shop for loads of other prints and printables!

    Click here to download this print

  • Galantines Brunch + Printable Cards

    Galantines Day is one made up holiday that I definitely celebrate.
    Because good girlfriends are the stuff of life.
    I started doing throwing a little Galentines Day brunch several years ago when I lived in Virginia 
    and for me, it was the perfect way to celebrate the girls who had 
    invested so much in my life by their friendship. I really encourage you to do this. 
    Not Galentines, although that's a perfect excuse, but just celebrate the people who invest
    in you. Good friends are among the best things in life and deserve that celebration.
    For me the food is the hardest part. So I made it easy on myself and made stuff that I know how to make and make well. Two types of quiche and hash browns. And bread and fruit are always an easy add on. 
    Making these Pink Grapefruit Mimosas was maybe my best decision. So delish.
    The recipe is super simple and I just made it up so just go with it.
    Equal parts: 
    -pink grapefruit juice 
    - and champagne 
    and then blood orange slice and blueberries for garnish!
    (You can always sub grapefruit flavored sparkling water for anyone who doesn't prefer champagne)
    I think simple and beautiful is the way to go. 
    Pull out a table cloth, the real napkins, put out place settings and maybe grab some fresh flowers
    and you'll have yourself a well set table!
    I've even made it easy for you and I've included my placards here as a free printable download
    I like to do the printables for you guys as a little thank you for all the ways you support my brand and my online shop. So, enjoy and celebrate the people in your life! These would even make cute little encouragement cards to send in the mail! 
    Update: I've also included this Dear Galentine, Fill in the blank to share those words of affirmation with your best gals!
  • Make a Peeps S'mores Kit + Free Printable

    My heart is swelling this Easter watching my oldest son start to understand the Easter story.
    We talked a lot about how what Jesus did for us was a gift and we decided to make some gifts for our friends. I love teaching him to never miss an opportunity to love and celebrate the people in our lives and how good it feels to give (and not just get) a gift.
    We went to the store and found everything we need to make some Peeps S'mores Kits.
    We love to make s'more at home and use our microwave in lieu of a campfire so we thought our friends might too!
    All you need is some graham crackers, some chocolate and some Peeps marshmallows to make it festive. Plus our printable tags and either a stapler to do a folder tab or some string if you want to make a regular tag.

    Then get as many supplies as you need to make all your s'mores kits.

    Super simple and easy to have your kids do!

    That's all their is to it! Like I said the printables allow you to either do a fool over tag you can staple or you can cut them to use like a regular tag with string!
    I've also included a tag version that doesn't specifically have to be for Easter.
    So you can do these anytime for a special surprise for one of your favorite peeps! :)

    Happy Easter to all of you, my favorite peeps!