Thursday, December 31, 2015

new year resolutions | 2016

I'm normally not one to make New Year Resolutions. But this year is different for me. In 2015, my husband got a new job, we moved to a different town, my small business took off, I became pregnant, I had to discontinue my college classes (my last semester), we had many different pregnancy scares, we were blessed with baby L five weeks early, we pushed through (and are still pushing through) her many different health problems, and we have experienced more love, fear, hope, and change than we have any other year. So I feel like it's important for not only me, but for my family, to set some goals for the upcoming year.

My New Year Resolutions:

  • Enhance my relationship with the Lord. This year was the best year for us, but it was also the hardest. I found myself asking "Why?" a lot, and fearing the future more than I should. I used to read my Bible every morning, and I did for a while after L was born. But when her health problems began, I was very hard to pick up my Bible and read when I was trying to calm a pained baby. So I began hurrying my prayers, but then in return, getting upset when I didn't feel as if He were here helping me. It took a deep realization that He wasn't drifting from me, I was drifting from Him. He will never leave, and I had to remember that on a daily basis. It is a resolution for me in this upcoming year to grow closer to him every day of the year.
  • Be the best wife and mother I can be. I will strive every day to be the best wife I can be to K and be the best mother I can be to L. They deserve all of that and more. I am so blessed to be a wife and mother and I will never take it for granted! 
  • Love myself the way I am (and the way I look). It's no secret that pregnancy is hard on your body. You gain weight in places you didn't even know existed, your bone structure changes so you are able to push out a sweet baby, stretch marks become a part of your body, and your body is just different. I have struggled with my body image immensely for as long as I can remember, but I want this year to be different. I want to love my body the way it is because even though it is different, it's beautiful in the ways that it's different. It carried and birthed a sweet baby girl, and I don't want to hate it because it shows that journey. 
  • Stop caring about what other people think. I feel like this is a hard one for a lot of people, and I will be the first to admit that it's extremely hard for me. I always fear that I won't be good enough for those around me, that they won't like me if I'm "me". But who said that I had to be "good enough" for all those around me? The only One I need to be concerned about how He thinks of me is the Lord, and that's it. I'm not living my life for every one else, and it's as simple as that.
  • Enjoy every day. We have had some rough days in 2015. Days that I thought we would never get through. I found myself wishing for the next day, the next Friday, the next weekend. But in that wishing, I was wishing days away that were so special. Days spent with my daughter, days spent with my husband, days that are gifted to us from the Lord. No matter how hard the day is, I will enjoy it, treasure it, and love it because that's one more day I have been blessed with.
  • LOVE. I spent a lot of this year working on love, but I want to continue it into 2016. I will love all of those around me, because that is what our Heavenly Father has commanded us to do. The more I love, the more love I bring into our lives and the lives of those around us.
I will probably come up with a resolution or two after the New Year starts, but these are the ones that I'm going to start the New Year off with. I'm so excited to start this New Year with my family, and I can't wait to see what it brings!

What are your New Year Resolutions?

{If I have faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. -1 Corinthians 13:2.}

xoxo, Brandi

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

daily thoughts as a mom



My mind set is very extremely different now as a mom compared to before our baby was even though of. It's nothing out of the ordinary to sing about changing a diaper or talking to my husband about baby poop. I laugh out loud to some of the thoughts that go through my head as a momma.
Here are just some of my daily thoughts that run through my head as a mom:

How long has it been since I’ve washed my hair? Dry shampoo = life saver.

What is that? Poop? Spit up? Drool? Let’s be honest. Does it really matter anymore?

Did I grab the diaper bag? Did I grab the pacifier? Let’s grab some extra clothes, too. Oh, probably another burp rag. Some socks, too, just in case. Water bottle is important. Heck, let’s just take the whole fridge. You never know when you might need that.

How many hours of sleep did I get last night? This week? You should probably just not ask that question. The answer gets depressing after a while.

When’s the last time I ate? Probably should just stop asking that one, too.

I wonder what phenomenon that dads having running through their bodies that they can sleep through that crying. I wonder if a nice cold bucket of ice water would wake him up.

I swear we just trimmed your nails. Seriously, how do baby nails get so long so quick? 

I should probably go check on the (sleeping) baby. Even though it's probably only been five minutes.

Maybe I will get ready today! I’ll do my hair and put on a nice outfit! Haha. Hahaha. Hahahahahahahahaha.

Mom bun for the win today everyday!

But my most favorite thought of all....
I never knew my heart could hold so much love.

{Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: many women do noble things, but you surpass them all. -Proverbs 31:30.}

xoxo, Brandi

Sunday, December 20, 2015

moms | stop judging each other



The definition of the word “Mom”, as told by the Urban Dictionary, is as follows:


The woman who loves you unconditionally from birth, the one who puts her kids before herself, and the one you can always count on above everyone else.

This definition does not read:

The woman who loves you unconditionally from birth, the one who puts her kids before herself, and the one you can always count on above everyone else…but only if she gave birth naturally/had an epidural, breastfed/formula fed, used disposable diapers/used cloth diapers, and so on and so forth.

Why are we, as mothers, judging other mothers so harshly? You, as a mother, understand first and foremost how difficult being a mother can be. Why are we making it even harder by throwing our opinions like blades at other mothers?

If you had a natural labor, good for you.
If you had an epidural, good for you.
If you had a cesarean, good for you.

We all gave birth to a beautiful baby. You are no less of a mother no matter how it happened.

If you breastfeed, good for you.
If you pump and feed your baby breastmilk, good for you.
If you formula feed, good for you.
If you do a mix of all three, good for you.

You are feeding your baby and that means you are being a good mother.

If you breastfeed in public, good for you.
If you don’t feel comfortable breastfeeding in public, good for you.
If you breastfeed covered up in public, good for you.
If you pump before you go out and bottle feed your baby in public, good for you.
If you give your baby formula in a bottle in public, good for you.

You are feeding your baby and that means you are being a good mother.

If you use disposable diapers, good for you.
If you use cloth diapers, good for you.

If you have something covering up that baby’s bottom, then you are doing just fine.

If you co-sleep with your baby, good for you.
If your baby sleeps in your room in their own space, good for you.
If your baby sleeps in their crib in their own room, good for you.

You are doing what is right for your family, and that’s okay.

This list could seriously go on and on... and on and on.
Some mothers are physically not able to breastfeed, for one reason or another. Some babies don’t sleep if they are in the same bed as their parents; some babies don’t sleep if they aren’t in the same bed as their parents. Some moms have to go back to work and pump to feed their baby. Some parents can’t afford disposable diapers. Some mothers had to get an epidural for medical reasons; some mothers had to get a cesearen for medical reasons; some mothers just simply wanted an epidural.

And it’s none of your darn business. 
You are no better or no less than a mother for any of these reasons (and more).

It really is just as simple as this:

Moms, stop judging each other. Your family = your decision. Not your family = not your decision.

Every time you feel a judgment coming on, take a deep breath, and transform that judgment into love because we all could use a little more love as we do the most difficult and beautiful job in the world.

{Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgement you pronounce, you will be judged, and with the measure you use it, will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, “Let me take the speck out of your eye”, when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye. -Matthew 7:1-5.}

xoxo, Brandi

Friday, December 18, 2015

it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Christmas is by far my favorite holiday to decorate for. Our entire attic is filled with Christmas decorations (which hubby loves to take down every year).

I didn't decorate as much as a usually do because it proved quite hard to do with a new baby. But I still love it, nonetheless.

Kitchen:


I'm obsessed with this red glitter wreath hanger. I found it on clearance for $1 last year!


Frosty the Steelman....



I found this gorgeous gold snowflake at Hobby Lobby last year on clearance for 75 cents. #win.

Living room:









I'm so excited to use this plate (Target $1 section) with L when she gets older. I think it's just so cute and fun. Right now it's just setting out because if it doesn't have to do with milk or cuddles, L isn't interested.



Is it a mug, or a candy holder? We will never know.




I'm obsessed with these glitter ornaments. Again, The Holy Grail Store, Target, $1. 

{When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. -Matthew 2:10}

xoxo, Brandi


Thursday, December 10, 2015

why I ask for prayers on facebook



Whenever we have had a trying or difficult situation, I have been know to post a status, asking for prayers. I have often times wondered if people have gotten annoyed when I ask for prayers on Facebook. Maybe they think I’m doing it for attention or that I’m being needy.
But I can assure that this is far from the truth. I do not ask for prayers on Facebook to get attention; I ask for prayers on Facebook for one simple reason: Prayer is powerful. As mere human beings, prayer is one of the strongest tools we have to connect to our Heavenly Father, as He listens to every word we say and watches over every part of our lives.
There are many verses and passages in the Bible that state that prayer is powerful and much needed in our lives:

Because He bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath. -Psalm 116:2.

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. -Matthew 7:7.

This is what the Lord says: I have heard your prayer and I will heal you. -2 Kings 20:5.

There are also many verses and passages in the Bible that state that we must pray for each other:

Therefore, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you many be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. -James 5:16.

I pray that your love for each other will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in your knowledge and understanding. -Philippians 1:9.

When I post a status asking for a prayer, even if only one person responds, I know that that is one more person that is calling out to God for our sake and praying for us in their own way. That is one more prayer, one more powerful prayer. 
When I am scrolling through social media and I see that someone is going through a hard time or asking for a prayer, I immediately stop and pray for them and their situation because that is one more prayer, one more powerful prayer.

So yes, I may annoy a couple people by asking for prayers, but I also reach out in a humble manner to those who are willing, and ask for that one more powerful prayer because every prayer matters.

{For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. -Matthew 18:20.}

xoxo, Brandi

Saturday, December 5, 2015

favorite lactation recipes | (so far)



I absolutely love breastfeeding, but it hasn’t been without its challenges. You can read some inspiration about struggles with breastfeeding here.

One challenge of mine was been suffering from low milk supply when L had a medical condition that prevented her from breastfeeding for a little while. I was trying to pump while in the hospital with her, but that was much easier said than done.

When we got home, I noticed that I had a dip in my milk supply and I was desperate to get it back up since we started breastfeeding again. I started researching online ways to boost my milk, and I was a little skeptical when I saw the recipes to help boost milk supply. But I was desperate, and what’ll you know: it worked.

So to any mommas suffering from low milk supply, you should really try out these recipes and see if they help you as much as they helped me!

Lactation Brownies: You can’t taste anything but the brownie and I love that! I found out that they stick really bad, even with spraying the pan. So you might want to use foil on your pan to prevent sticking!
I found the recipe on this blog.

Energy bites: I made these bites both for energy + for breastfeeding. You could throw a little bit of brewer's yeast in these, or just leave them how they are. The oats and flax seed are very beneficial for lactation. You can find that recipe here.

Overnight oats: Oatmeal does wonders to boost supply, but the real kind works much better than instant. I’m not a huge fan of plain homemade oatmeal, so I tried overnight oats for breakfast and looooved them! Just pop them in the fridge the night before and boom, breakfast and boob milk all in one.
This blog has seven different kinds that are all yummy! 

Brewer’s yeast: I started just throwing this stuff in everything that I could mix it in. Most of the time I can barely taste it! I bought my brewer’s yeast here.

Water: Don’t forget to drink water momma’s! Don’t drink past your thirst level but be vigilant to drink when you are thirsty. It makes a big difference!

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any more lactation recipes in the comments below!

xoxo, Brandi

Thursday, December 3, 2015

L | two months!

Happy Thursday, loves!
We are almost to the weekend! This week has been dragging by for me. Has it for you?! Maybe it’s just me. Haha.

As of Thanksgiving (I’ll get on track with these someday. Maybe.) L turned 2 months! My oh my where does time go?!

Weight: 8 pounds 4 ounces. She’s such a little peanut! (She was a preemie, by the way. I feed her. A lot. I promise.)

Height: 21.5 inches. She’s going to be a shortie just like her momma & daddy!

Loves: water noises, car rides, bath time, being worn on momma (as in baby wearing), listening to mommy and daddy talk to her, her swing, playing with her hair, listening to The Piano Guys (future musician, maybe?), eating, and when momma and daddy tickle and play with her.

Hates: diaper changes, getting dressed, hiccups (seriously though, she yells at them. Cutest thing ever.), being put down, and naps (who hates naps?! Silly girl.).

Is able to: hold her head up for a really long time, roll to her side, grasp onto anything & everything, smile, coo, giggle, & squeal.

{You are so precious to me, sweet as can be, baby of mine.}

xoxo, Brandi

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

five reasons | why I got married young

There is definitely a new "normal" in today's society about how young is too young to get married. When I got engaged at 19 and married at 20, I heard just as many negative comments as I heard positive.

“Are you pregnant?” “You have your whole life to get married.” “Are you sure he’s the one?” “You’re too young to know what love is.”
and so on and so forth.

So, to all you negative Nancy’s who shame couples about getting married young, this is why I got married so young:

1.) We felt led by the Lord to do so. And I don’t know about you, but I certainly don’t question His direction.

2.) Because even though we were only in our early 20’s, that didn’t mean we didn’t know what love was and that we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together.

3.) We found our “soul mate” early in life, and there’s no shame in that.

4.) Despite what everyone said, we knew what we were doing to the best of our ability. We didn’t “jump” into anything and we prepared ourselves as best we could to be a married couple. We prayed and talked long and hard before tying the knot. We didn’t just hop in the car, drive to Vegas, and say “I do” in front of Elvis (although I do not judge those who chose to do that). 

5.) Marriage still has the same definition at 20 as it does at 40. Whether you get married at 20 or 40, marriage is still something new to those who have never been married. Those who get married at 40 still get hit with the hardships of marriage, just as those who get married at 20. We just found out earlier in our lives.

Getting married young isn’t for everyone, and we’ve endured hardships, just the same as everyone, but there hasn't been one day that has gone by that I have regretted getting married as young as I did. Couples who marry at 50 may divorce, and those who get married at 20 may not. It’s not your age that defines your marriage, it’s the effort that you put into it, no matter what your age. 

{So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate. -Matthew 19:6}

xoxo, Brandi

Monday, November 30, 2015

10 thoughts | for those who struggle with breastfeeding



For those who struggle with breastfeeding, I am truly sorry. I am one of those women, and I understand from the bottom of my heart how difficult it is when you and your baby have a hard time breastfeeding.


Before I get started with this post, let me first say that I in no way shame those who formula feed for one reason or another. I’ve been there, and there is no judgement here. For those of you who judge moms that formula feed, here’s to sticking my tongue out at you and saying “Shame on you.” You have no idea what another mom may be going through in her breastfeeding experience.
Okay, anyway. 

Even before I became pregnant with L, I always knew that if I had kids, I wanted to breastfeed them. It was just what I felt was going to be best for me/my children. That didn’t change throughout my whole pregnancy with L. 
I wanted to breastfeed L. That was it.

Haha. If only it were that easy.

Now, for some moms, breastfeeding is that easy. I wish I could say that I am one of those moms.

So as one of the moms that do struggle with breastfeeding, here are 10 thoughts for you to hopefully help you in your experience.

1. It's your choice. If you choose to breastfeed, then that is your choice. If you choose to pump and feed your baby breastmilk, then that is your choice. If you choose to give your baby some breastmilk and some formula, then that is your choice. If you choose to give your baby formula, then that is your choice. Whatever your choice, you are doing what is best for your baby, and that is all that matters.

2. Some days will be harder than others. With L, we have some days where I’m like, “This is it! It’s working! I love breastfeeding!” and then others where I go cry in the bathroom and yell at my boobs. (Really though.) You will get through it.

3. Don’t listen to those who don’t understand. I can’t even tell you the number of times where I’ve had a mom say, “You need to breastfeed because anything else is horrible for your baby.” No. For one, as long as you are feeding your baby, then you are doing what’s best for your baby. Two, your situation is just that. YOURS. It’s no one else’s place to judge you, and if they are, they don’t need to be a part of your experience.

4. Breastfeeding isn’t all or nothing. I’ve had this said to me so many times. Even if you give your baby one drop of breastmilk, you are giving him/her one drop of your goal! You are working towards your goal, one drop at a time!

5. Lactation consultants are incredibly helpful. L and I go to a breastfeeding support class every week that is guided by lactation consultants and it’s one of the best parts of my week because I can just relax, get help with any problem we are having, and work closer and closer to our goal. Seriously, look into seeing one. They are awesome.

6. But, you don’t have to stick with just one (lactation consultant). I saw 3 lactation consultants before I found Michelle. Michelle and I instantly clicked and I trust her with all of our breastfeeding endeavors after that. Not all lactation consultants are the one for you, so don’t settle. Find the one that you want to help you through your journey. You may be with them for a year at least, so again, don’t settle.

7. Don’t compare your experience to that of others. I haven’t met one woman yet that has had the exact experience that I have with breastfeeding. Similar, yes. Exact, no. It can be helpful to swap stories and advice, but don’t get so upset that it isn’t going how it went with “her”. Your experience is special to you and your baby. It wouldn’t be as special if everyone had the same experience.

8. Don’t beat yourself up. I need to take my own advice on this one. I’ve sat and cried, so angry with myself, thinking it was my fault that we have had the problems that we’ve had with breastfeeding. It is no ones fault, and it definitely isn’t your fault! Some people just struggle with it. Just like some people struggle with cooking. Some do and some don’t. That’s all it is! It will get better. And just like with cooking, practice makes perfect progress.

9. Don’t set expectations. If you don’t set expectations, then you won’t get your hopes up to just have them beat back down by a bad day. I go into my day saying, “If we have a good breastfeeding day, then that’s great! If not, we will try again tomorrow."

10. This too shall pass. That bad day, or bad week, will pass. You will get to that point where it will work out in one way or another and you can take a huge breath and say, “We did it.” 


{I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. -2 Timothy 4:7}

xoxo, Brandi

Friday, November 27, 2015

fav on a friday | Mother Earth Creations

Hi loves!
How was your Thanksgiving?! I hope it was absolutely wonderful!

I had such a great time yesterday! It was L’s first and I’m just so thankful for our family. It was a wonderful day filled with family, friends, food, and laughter!

This week for my FridayFavorite, I wanted to rave about my new favorite products that I have been obsessed with since I first used them: Mother Earth Creations body scrubs.


(Yes, this smells like you are rubbing Starbucks on your face. Yes, it is the best thing ever.)

I first became really interested in organic/natural products when I was pregnant with L. I became super conscious about what I was putting on my body since I was growing the cutest little baby in my body. That interest didn’t diminish after I had L because I just felt much better about my body knowing that I was cutting out so many chemicals and uneccesary ingredients that I was putting on my skin.

So when I found Mother Earth Creations, I was super excited. Her products are not only affordable, but they work wonders on any kind of skin type: dry, oily, aging, wrinkles, eczema, stretch marks, you name it! She just recently came out with a diaper rash cream as well that I’m planning on buying for L!



No matter what kind of skin you have, you should definitely check out her shop (listed down below)! I only had to use my scrub once and my face felt completely different.


(I was in no way paid or endorsed to write this blog. This is 100% my own opinions and experience.)

{Your beauty should be that of you inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. -1 Peter 3:4}

xoxo, Brandi

Sunday, November 22, 2015

walk by FAITH | not by sight

It was on my heart to write about one of my favorite Bible verses:




{“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” -2 Corinthians 5:7}

Since having Little Baby L, I have prayed on this verse many, many times. L was born 5 weeks prematurely, and even though 5 weeks doesn’t seem like much, it definitely is when it comes to babies. L has had so many health problems since she has been born, many of them stemming from her prematurity.
As I sat and watched her in pain, sick, in incubators, and getting poked and prodded, my heart broke into a million pieces. For L’s first month here, she spent more time in the hospital than she did in our home. Looking at things from my sight, I felt broken, sad, and guilty. 

One day I was driving home from the hospital to grab a quick shower while K stayed with L at the hospital. I turned on my favorite Christian radio station, even though my mind was elsewhere, deep in thought about L. I started to pray, praying that Jesus would heal my daughter, while giving her the strength to get through all these painful issues, and to give K and I the ability to help her in every way that we could.
As I ended my prayers, I turned up the radio to distance my mind from my thoughts. Just as I did, the song “No Longer Slaves” by Jonathan David and Melissa Helser came on. As I listened to the lyrics, I could feel God speaking to me from them.

“I am no longer a slave to fear; I am a child of God.”
Why was I fearing when God when holding His children in His hands? He was holding all three of us, safe in His comforting arms.

“From my Mother’s womb, You have chosen me.”
God chose us to be L’s parents. He blessed us with her because He trusted us to be her parents. Why would I question His reasons for everything going on?

“You split the sea so I could walk right through it; all my fears were drowned in perfect love.”
He loves us SO much that He takes every fear, worry, and hurt for His own and replaces it with His love, comfort, and hope. 

I felt a huge weight lifted off my shoulders as I cried and listened. It was going to be okay because He was with us. He would heal her in His time, and He would give us His strength until that time came.

That is not the last time I let fear into my heart. But, when I feel fear coming, I remind myself that faith is stronger. I must walk in faith, day by day, to save my heart from fear and to give all my worries to Him because there is no point in worrying when He is in control of everything. I must, and we must, walk by faith, not by sight.

xoxo, Brandi

Friday, November 20, 2015

fav on a friday | thanksgiving favs

Happy Friday, loves! 
Can you believe it's almost Thanksgiving?! I feel like we just celebrated the Fourth of July! Even though I can't believe it's already almost here, I'm so excited that it is! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, and it's Little Baby L's first, so I'm double excited.

So for this week's FridayFavorite, I figured I would write about my favorite things about Thanksgiving!





1} Family. My absolute favorite thing about Thanksgiving is gathering with my family and celebrating why we are thankful. I love cooking all of our family recipes together (and trying new ones!) and sitting around the table enjoying dinner together.


2} Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. It's been a tradition in my family ever since I can remember to watch the parade while cooking and preparing dinner. My mom and I always sit and talk about which of the events are our favorite and how the parade is different from last year. It's a tradition I have grown to love and one that I'm so excited about passing down to Little Baby L this year!


3} Food. Calories? What are calories? I'm pretty sure it's a law that calories don't count on Thanksgiving.. Somewhere, anyway. I'm a natural born foodie to begin with, so Thanksgiving food is definitely on my list of favorites. My favorite thing to eat on Thanksgiving: my mom's broccoli casserole. It's to die for.


4} Full belly feeling. Am I the only one that knows this feeling? That feel of pure fully belly bliss that induces you into the best nap you take all year? No? Yes? 


5} Football. 'Nuff said.


5} Preparing for Black Friday. Now, when I say this, I don't mean that we go out at noon on Thanksgiving to sit in front of a locked door for 12 hours. We are firm believers that we save Black Friday shopping for, you know, Black Friday. However, I do like to sit with K and figure out where we are going when and figure out approximately how many cups of coffee our bodies can handle before we explode. 


What are your favorite things about Thanksgiving? 



{Give thanks to the Lord, His steadfast love endures forever. -Psalm 136:3}


xoxo, Brandi

Thursday, November 19, 2015

the momma behind | little momma life!

I sat and thought for hours what I should write my very first blog post about. Then it hit me: Duh! I should introduce who I even am, since you are reading about my deepest darkest secrets and all…. Just kidding. But really; meet the momma behind Little Momma Life! 

I’m married to the love of my life, K. (Cliche, I know. But it’s true!) We got married on January 4, 2014, and we’ve been peeing in front of each other ever since! Oh, and we talk and kiss and stuff, too.



I became a momma to the most beautiful baby girl ever (I’m biased, but I can’t help it.), L, on September 26, 2015. She’s the best part of K and I, and she’s pretty darn adorable, too! I'm currently a stay at home momma to her.

I was saved by the Grace of God in 2011 and I’ve been living my life for Him ever since! I owe everything in my life to Him, and I have no shame in saying so!

I’m a small business owner! I own Little Stitches by Brandi Little, otherwise known as #LSBBL. Feel free to check out my shop in the link above!

I’m a lover of many things, including: coffee, baking cats, reading, crafting, fashion, shopping, holidays, flowers, glitter, candles, monograms, gold, Grey’s Anatomy, Target…. Okay, so I love a lot of things.
But I love Jesus and my family most of all!

I started this blog to {hopefully} spread some encouragement, inspiration, and love to all those who need it. 
So if you are reading this, I hope that you join me on the rest of my journey, find some hope, and share a few laughs!

Let’s be friends!
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