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Tips for Picking Outfits for Your Family Photos

About one month ago, I hadn’t had a single professional family photo taken, besides our wedding day. But now I’ve done three different looks with two different photographers, so I’m basically a professional. Duh. All kidding aside, I’m going to share a few tips I learned along the way but mostly I’ll be sharing tips from our photographer Beatrice Cormann who runs L’Atelier des Artistes, a fine art photography company here in Connecticut. Beatrice has over 15 years of experience as a renowned hair and

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Pregnancy Q&A | Preparing for Baby 2, Weight Gain, Pregnancy after Infertility

What was it like getting pregnant this time around? It was definitely different than with Miles. We had just started going to infertility treatments and had our first IUI a week before the quarantine. The IUI wasn’t successful and all ongoing treatments were canceled due to Covid. I was feeling very defeated. We had just gotten started and now I had to face the prospect of going MONTHS without help. But, then it happened, sort of unexpectedly. I wrote a whole post about getting pregnant

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52 Things To Declutter Today (that you won’t miss)

Overtime, we all end up with stuff we don’t need. And, stuff accumulates more stuff, which is why I LOVE to do regular decluttering. This list is 52 Things You Can Toss Today that you’re not going to miss! Reasons to toss things? It’s old. And not the cool “vintage” old. More like, “it’s expired, it’s completely worn out, it doesn’t work anymore, I never used it” kind of old. I might need it one day (but you won’t). This is the most common reason

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Top Picks From Amazon Prime Day 2020

Amazon Prime Day 2020 has kicked off, so here’s the inside scoop. I’ll keep this page constantly updated with the newest things to hit Amazon Prime Day! What is Amazon Prime Day 2020? Amazon Prime Day is a two-day blockbuster sale event on Amazon. TONS of products go on sale for this limited time. Amazon Prime Day is available only for Amazon Prime members, so if you’re not already a member you’d need to sign up in order to get the deals.

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26+ Command Hook Hacks

If you’ve been around But First, Coffee for more than a few of my videos, you’ve probably seen me use Command strips because the truth is, I use them FOR A LOT OF THINGS. I have found SO MANY FREAKING USES for command strips and hooks I can’t even tell you. I literally always keep a small collection on hand at all times for tackling all sorts of things. And no, this is 100% no sponsored, I just really really love Command strip. And so

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Honest FabFitFun Review – What You Need to Know & What’s Inside?

You’ve probably at least heard the name “FabFitFun” at some point if you spend any time at all on social media. The subscription box launched about 10 years ago and has grown in popularity since then. Maybe you’ve wondered “What is the FabFitFun box?” Maybe you wanted to see what’s inside. Maybe you find yourself asking…”is it really worth $49?!” In this post, I’m breaking it all down. What the heck is the FabFitFun box, what’s inside, how does it work, and…most importantly…IS IT WORTH

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26+ Command Hook Hacks

If you’ve been around But First, Coffee for more than a few of my videos, you’ve probably seen me use Command strips because the truth

Favorite Finds – Fall 2020

Home Stuff 1. Black + Decker Dustbuster: I’m not sure how I haven’t had one of these in my life yet. EVERY parent needs a dustbuster. I use it daily for cleaning up little spills, the car seat, vacuuming up after I sweep, literally you’ll find yourself grabbing it ALL THE TIME. The BEST thing is it comes with a little hanging wall hook so just hook it near an outlet and it charges while it hangs. 2. Countertop Fruit/Veggie Basket: This is one of

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My Go-To Items From Old Navy (for mom and baby)

Lately I’ve been getting tons of questions for my go-to products from Old Navy. So, I wanted to put together a little list sharing my favorites in each category. For Me Jeggings: Their Rockstar jeggings are one of my go-to. This is thick like a jean but has an elastic waistband like leggings. They are structured but have more of a legging feel. Fits true to size, I get longs.

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Halloween Toddler Activities That Won’t Break the Bank

Halloween activities to do with your toddler this October using mostly products from the Dollar Tree! Learn how to make fizzing bugs, Halloween playdough, and more. It’s time for another round of fun toddler activities. If you’re new here, I’ve shared a ton of toddler activity ideas in the past (I’ll link them at the bottom of this post) but I thought it’d be fun to do some that are seasonal. So, I’ve come up with some really fun Halloween toddler activities to do at

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Favorite Finds – Fall 2020

Home Stuff 1. Black + Decker Dustbuster: I’m not sure how I haven’t had one of these in my life yet. EVERY parent needs a