Baby Bump + Blueberry Pancakes

Last week, we had the most fun little lifestyle photo shoot at our house, me & the girls making our favorite breakfast food, blueberry pancakes! I opted not to take traditional maternity pictures this time, but I feel like these pictures totally capture the bump in all it’s (oversized) glory! πŸ˜‰ Doing a lifestyle shoot like this is so much more natural, and way easier on kids than a posed family shoot in the middle of a park. Bonus points for Harper getting to pick out her own outfit & Eloise getting to eat for most of the time. So excited to share a few of our favorites, part two coming soon! XO

Thank you so so so much to our talented photographer, Ashley Scobey of Scobey Photography. We will love these photos for years to come!!
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    Whitney @ Work it Mommy
    June 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    You are all belly and legs! These pictures are darling.

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    Stephanie Tobler
    June 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    I was considering doing a lifestyle photo shoot for our last round of pictures but opted not to. I think I will have to do it for our Christmas photos. What a great way to capture the bond between you and your girls and your adorable bump!

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    Emily
    June 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    OMG, I just love this idea over a traditional maternity shoot. I've always wished for a non-sappy way to capture the bump, and really didn't like the posing. This is GREAT.

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    Living out of Wedlock
    June 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    What a great idea! I love in the moment pictures, these are perfect!

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    Amy
    June 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Amazing… you and your girls are beautiful. Can I ask where you got Eloise's straw sippy cup? I have been looking for one like that. Thank you:)

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    Andrea Worley
    June 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    beautiful. love this type of shoot!

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    Aimee
    June 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    I LOVE these photos! Such a great idea. Cannot wait to see your sweet baby girl #3! What size is Harper's tutu? Not sure if I should get 2t or the 4! Thank you!

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    Anonymous
    June 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Very cute! But next time we want to see your pretty face!

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    bnicolesal
    June 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Such a great idea for a way to photograph your bump with your little ones πŸ™‚ Love it! Wish your beautiful face was shown in them though!

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    Sara Holt
    June 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    I'm in love with all of these photos. I've never considered a lifestyle photo shoot but these truly show the essence of our lives at home. I'm in LOVE! Definitely calling up our photographer to get her ideas rolling on how we can make this happen for our own little family (:

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    mindy D
    June 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    (Sorry if this posted twice!) but I'm loving that whisk bowl! Is it an old purchase or is it still around!? Thanks! The pictures are gorgeous! I like the candid shots so much! You and the girls look so happy!

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    Tawnya Faust
    June 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    All such cute photos, I just love lifestyle photography.

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    Megan
    June 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    I love this idea so much and can't wait for part 2!

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    mindy D
    June 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    I'm wondering about that whisk bowl!?

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    Crystal
    June 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    I NEED THAT GIANT CHALKBOARD!!

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    Carole
    June 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Pregnant with your third and not one ounce of back fat. I loathe you in the nicest way possible! πŸ™‚ You look fantastic! And your daughters…too cute for words!

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    Rachel McInnis
    June 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Love Eloise's sippy cup! What kind is it?

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    Erica
    June 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    These are SO precious! I've said it a million times, but I just love seeing these sweet pictures of you and your girls since I have a daughter as well. πŸ™‚

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    Caitlyn Ziegler
    June 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Sad to not see your beautiful face, but your bod is rockin! The girls are adorable as usual; this was a fun idea πŸ™‚

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    Holly Buckingham
    June 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    These are darling! You all look so adorable πŸ™‚ Love the baby bump!

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    Amy Allen
    June 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Such an adorable idea from the traditional "maternity shoot" LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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    Amy Wiltse
    June 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    What is the brand of Eloise's cup? All your photos are perfect!

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    Jamie @ The Jamie's + 1
    June 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Oh wow!! I love these. You look wonderful! And the girls are the cutest!

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    Liz Joiner
    June 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Love this "maternity" shoot! It really captured what a wonderful mother you are.

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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    City Style Country Living
    June 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    You and your girls are adorable! I love Eloise's headpiece and Harper's 'Happy Camper' shirt is amazing!

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    Anonymous
    June 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    I'm just obsessed with these photos. I always love when people choose lifestyle ones because they feel so natural and I feel like capture real memories. Beautiful!

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    "B"
    June 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    This is the best idea ever! I cannot wait to do this whenever a third baby may come along (I hope sooner than later, my husband hopes later than sooner). Either way these are adorbs, your girls precious and I love the relaxed feel of it all!

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    Elizabeth Birenbaum
    June 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Oh my goodness, these are just the best! I LOVE lifestyle shoots and wish I had thought about that when I had my son almost three years ago. My favorite the picture of you high five-ing Harper while pouring pancake batter!

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    Samantha Neilson
    June 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    I LOVE the lifestyle photo shoot idea! What precious memories you were able to capture, and you look amazing as usual! Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚

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    Bada-Bing Creations
    June 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Can I ask what kind of straw cup Eloise has? I can't find ones I like for my little guy!

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    Fitness Heather
    June 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    These are the cutest maternity photos ever! I love the one where your pouring powdered sugar for Harper. Can't wait to see baby girl #3!

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    Allison Cooley
    June 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    My favorite by far is the high five picture but Harper's face in the one underneath it is too adorable! Plus when did Eloise get so big?!

    'Tis Our Life Blog

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    Nicole
    June 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    they're beautiful, but your face is covered in all of them???

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    Ali Rockwell
    June 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    You make pregnancy look wayyyy too cute πŸ™‚ These are completely precious.

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    A Thousand Words
    June 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    These are perfection!

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    Stephanie Dumm
    June 17, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    I love this idea for a photo shoot!!

    P.S. What is your favorite pancake recipe? Yours always look so fluffy!!

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    Anonymous
    June 17, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    I would like to know too!

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    Anonymous
    June 17, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    I would love to know too!

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    Briseidy
    June 17, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    so lovely! you girls look great πŸ˜‰

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    Crumbs and Curls
    June 18, 2015 at 12:18 am

    These pictures are so great! You guys are just the cutest!

    Kristin
    Crumbs & Curls

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    Leanne
    June 18, 2015 at 12:18 am

    Great pics!

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    Laura Acton
    June 18, 2015 at 12:18 am

    As a photographer, I am always wanting my clients to choose lifestyle sessions. I think they so perfectly capture the memories that are made during every day life. These are beautiful images and you will cherish them forever! Enjoy these last few days!!

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    Sydney
    June 18, 2015 at 12:18 am

    What a fun idea for maternity pics!

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    Summer Ann
    June 18, 2015 at 12:18 am

    Y'all just get cuter and cuter.

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    Nicole
    June 18, 2015 at 12:18 am

    Love it! Thanks for sharing!

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    Place Under The Pine
    June 18, 2015 at 12:18 am

    What a great idea. The pics turned out great.

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    sara McCallum
    June 18, 2015 at 12:18 am

    Yes!! Mixing bowl and sippy cup?? Beautiful pictures!! Miss your pretty face though. πŸ™‚

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    Ashley @ Life on the Parsons Farm
    June 18, 2015 at 12:18 am

    What a great idea for a "maternity" shoot….of course you are always ahead of the curve!

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    Anonymous
    June 18, 2015 at 12:18 am

    I love these pictures, especially the one with Eloise and her soppy cup. So cute. πŸ™‚ I also thought I should tell you that you were in my dream the other night. It was so weird!

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    Jordan Whitehead
    June 18, 2015 at 12:18 am

    Its a lollaland lollacup πŸ™‚ Amazon has them, along with kohls, target etc.

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    Amanda {Kids and Cabernet}
    June 18, 2015 at 12:18 am

    Love all of these pictures so much! The high five one is just precious!

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    Anonymous
    June 18, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    You and your girls are just natural beauties!! Both inside and out. Thank you for sharing these photos. They should be in a magazine! -NG

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    Nat{natyouraveragegirl}
    June 18, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    this is SO cute and exactly what I want to do the next time we have a newborn…hopefully soon!

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    Michelle {lovely little things}
    June 18, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    Amazing photos! you look phenomenal!

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    Erin Peyerk
    June 18, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    What a great idea for a photo shoot! Beautiful pictures!

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    Anonymous
    June 18, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    What kind of sippy cup does Eloise have?

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    MGzPz
    June 19, 2015 at 2:08 am

    Beautiful!
    But your gorgeous face is always hidden! πŸ˜” other than that, I love them!

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    Leah Hazley
    June 19, 2015 at 2:08 am

    LOVE!! Can't wait for more πŸ™‚

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    The Grass Skirt Blog
    June 19, 2015 at 2:08 am

    That dress looks absolutely incredible on you! You're a beautiful bunch of girls. πŸ™‚
    Health & Beauty: The Grass Skirt
    Mommy: The Mini Skirt

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    Bria Sommer
    June 19, 2015 at 2:08 am

    These are beautiful Jess! So creative as a maternity shoot, I'll have to remember if #2 ever happens πŸ˜‰

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    Anonymous
    June 19, 2015 at 2:08 am

    These are precious! I love the idea of a less stress photo shoot. My daughter's 1 year pics were so hard to get because I had these ideas for poses and she just wanted to be on the move, so a lifestyle shoot seems like it would be a waaayyyy better idea! Plus, my hubby HATES posing so maybe this would be less painful when baby #2 gets here. Thanks for the idea and sharing your adorable family!

    Kendra

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    katie snead
    June 19, 2015 at 2:08 am

    These are so cute!!!!! My pancake mornings are a lot messier!!!!!

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    Anonymous
    June 19, 2015 at 2:08 am

    Love the photos!! As always great post! Where did you get the caddy on your table?!?

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    Brooke Powell
    June 19, 2015 at 2:08 am

    Love this post! Great photos!
    Where did you get your napkin caddy on the table?

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    Fifth House on the Left
    June 19, 2015 at 2:08 am

    Beautiful photos! I love seeing your beautiful peaks into your home and family. Thank you for sharing!

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Thank you so much!

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Thank you Ali!! XO

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    I know, I didn't even notice that at first, my face is showing plenty of ones I had printed & the second set I haven't posted yet. I guess the girls were more important here πŸ˜‰

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    I know, she is so big!! I'm sure she'll look even more grown up when the new baby arrives!

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Thank you so much!

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Yes it is the LollaCup! πŸ™‚ They do leak out the straw though, they're more meant for older kids or just to have at the table. We try not to let her run around with it unless it just has water in it because she loves to dump the water out. But we do love them!

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Thank you so much!!

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Thank you! My favorite too!

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Thanks so much, so much easier with kids! πŸ™‚

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Thank you!!

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Thanks so much!

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Thank you! What a sweet thing to say! XO

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Thank you, you're so sweet!

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Yep, a LollaCup. I get them on Amazon & occasionally they are featured on Zulily! πŸ™‚

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Thanks so much!!

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Thank you Holly! XO

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Thank you!!

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Thanks so much Erica!!

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    It is a Lollacup, you can find them on Amazon or occasionally on Zulily! πŸ™‚

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Oh, I can assure you there is plenty of back fat happening! Don't you worry! πŸ˜‰ XO

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Thank you! My husband made it, super easy there are tons of tutorials online, this was just a sheet of smooth finish wood painted with chalkboard paint & framed out in white 2×1 trim! πŸ˜‰ XO

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Ah it is sold out from West Elm! They occasionally bring them back so just keep an eye out! πŸ˜‰

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Thank you!

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    thanks so much, me too!

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Yes, definitely make it happen, so much fun! πŸ™‚ Thank you!

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Thank you! These were less about me, more about the girls & the baby bump πŸ˜‰ But my face is in plenty of others. XO

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Thanks so much! It is a 2T πŸ™‚ they are long but so adorable!!

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Thank you Andrea!! XO

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Thank you so much!

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Thanks so much, I agree! πŸ˜‰ XO

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Thanks stephanie!! Yes, I totally want this type of shoot for Christmas cards, I know it will be much less stressful with the babies too! ;0

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Thanks Whitney! XO

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Thanks so much girl! XO

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    Thanks Stephanie! These were actually the Krusteez brand from a box with blueberries added, just in the essence of time! πŸ˜‰ But I use tons of different recipes just depending on what ingredients we have on hand. The trick to making them fluffy is letting the batter set for 3-4 minutes after mixing before you make them! πŸ˜‰

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Thank you so much!

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Thank you, baby girl loves her morning milk! πŸ˜‰

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Thank you Ashley, you're the sweetest! XO

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Thanks Sara! Mixing bowl is old from West Elm & the sippy cup is a Lollaland LollaCUp πŸ™‚

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    Thank you!!

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Thank you!! XO

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Thank you Summer! XO

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Thank you!!

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    I can imagine it must be so much easier & more fun from the photographers point of view as well! πŸ™‚ Thank you so much!

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Thank you!

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Thanks so much!

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Thank you Michelle!

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Thanks Nat! Hopefully soon is right, praying for you!! XO

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    You're too sweet nicole! XO

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Thank you so much!

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Thanks so much! It's actually from an old beach restaurant in Florida, I asked if I could buy one from the table because I loved it so much. It was holding ketchup, mustard & menus! πŸ˜‰ Wish I had gotten more looking back! πŸ˜‰

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Thanks so much! It's actually from an old beach restaurant in Florida, I asked if I could buy one from the table because I loved it so much. It was holding ketchup, mustard & menus! πŸ˜‰ Wish I had gotten more looking back! πŸ˜‰

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Oh the sink was piled high & everyone was covered in melted blueberries afterward. I have more pictures of Eloise with pancake all over her face! πŸ˜‰

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Yes, they're so much easier on everyone. My husband got out of these because he was at work, we wanted them to be more about the girls anyway. But we will do something similar for our newborn photos I'm sure! πŸ˜‰

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Hoping #2 happens for you! And thank you so much! XO

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Thank you! I live in it, so comfortable!! XO

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Thanks Leah!! XO

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    Jessica
    June 19, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Thank you!

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    Bada-Bing Creations
    June 20, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Thank you! I think we will have both table cups and "around the house" cups πŸ™‚ And you are super sweet and awesome to reply to everyone. I appreciate it so much! I don't know how you do it with two and one on the way…I can barely function with my one, lol!

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    Hackwell4
    June 20, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Simply gorgeous, the only thing missing is your hubby πŸ™
    Thanks for sharing!

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    Katie Mae
    June 23, 2015 at 2:34 am

    Where is that beautiful glass pendant light over your kitchen table from?

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    Chanell Jarvis
    June 23, 2015 at 2:34 am

    I love these photos! So natural and beautiful. And, can I please just say how much I love your blog?! It's so effortless and real, which is totally my favorite thing about it. I would love your help on getting mine started! I emailed you maybe a week ago with some questions about it. Any advice you could lend would be appreciated. I'll be praying for a safe and healthy delivery of baby girl number three, mama! πŸ™‚

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    pottymouthedmommyblog.com
    June 23, 2015 at 2:34 am

    Long time reader, first time commenter πŸ˜‰ I love lifestyle photo shoots and I LOVE these photos (so shout out to Ashley Scobey!) I just wanted to chime in and say – the photographer took an artistic approach and I totally love the images you posted. I could go to any blog and see a zillion posed images with everyone cheesing at the camera- I love your style and your take on this maternity shoot! Can't wait to read a baby post!

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    Anonymous
    August 19, 2015 at 1:13 am

    I am also curious where the beautiful pendant is from! I remember seeing this months ago and had to come back to ask πŸ™‚

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