Big Brother/ Big Sister Gift Ideas

Big Brother/ Big Sister Gift Ideas

A new baby is a sweet, huge change for a family! We are preparing to introduce a little boy to the world, and I want my other kids to feel special and included on the day their brother arrives. So I am in the process of making Big Sister gifts! This time, our Big Sister […]

Yes, My Kids Have A Schedule

Yes, My Kids Have A Schedule

Yes, my kids have a schedule. And it has made me a nicer mom. And a better mom for that matter. Now there are clear expectations and there’s not as much whining and complaining. Our whole day down to the minute is not scheduled! That sounds like too much stress for my kind of mothering […]

My Story of Finding My Birth Mother

My Story of Finding My Birth Mother

I am adopted. I have always known that. I have always loved it. I have always been so incredibly grateful for my birth mother who loved me enough to place me in another woman’s arms so that I could be raised in a complete family. That incredible, wonderful woman has always *ALWAYS* held a special […]

Our 2019 Disney World Trip

Our 2019 Disney World Trip

Many of you understand what I mean when I say that Disney is not just a place to me; it’s a part of me! I’ve been to Disney World twice and Disney Land once before, but it was a dream of mine to go with my husband and young kids. I really wanted to have […]

Disney Tips You’ll Be Glad You Read

Disney Tips You’ll Be Glad You Read

Disney planning takes a lot of time, but you’ll be glad you did it! Here are things I specifically did or wish I had done for our trip this year to the Happiest Place on Earth. *Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, but only for the best stuff, and it doesn’t cost you extra! Thanks […]

Why I Couldn’t Share My Wedding Photos

Why I Couldn’t Share My Wedding Photos

My wedding was three months ago, and my husband and I absolutely love being married. He has already learned to put the toilet seat down and I have learned to be on time to places (or at least I’m trying). We started dating in high school and dated for two years before I found myself […]

Walden Farm Review

Walden Farm Review

Four years ago, my family thought we were going to a little pumpkin patch, but we actually stumbled upon one of the best-kept secrets of Middle Tennessee. Walden Farm, located in Smyrna, is way more than a pumpkin patch. We were blown away by all the farm had to offer: pumpkins, flowers, food, and tons of […]

19 Unique Halloween Activities You’ll Want to Try

19 Unique Halloween Activities You’ll Want to Try

Looking for Halloween activities you haven’t done a million times? We’ve got you covered. 19 Unique Halloween Activities You Should Try *Disclaimer: This post contains a few affiliate links. We may get a small commission based on your purchases, but it does not affect the price you pay. Thanks for supporting This Blue Dress! 1. […]

Four Parties

Four Parties

We sisters LOVE the TLC show Four Weddings (and boy, did we binge-watch it before Madison’s wedding!). Each episode features four brides that compete for a grand prize honeymoon by having the highest-rated wedding. The brides-to-be (all were strangers before the show), attend each other’s weddings and give each wedding a rating based on different […]

The REAL Pre-Wedding Checklist

The REAL Pre-Wedding Checklist

As a bride during the age and reign of Pinterest, I can tell you of the million wedding checklists out there. Ones for your decorations, ones for your reception, ones for your bridesmaid duties, there are so many! I could sit here and give a lecture on how none of these things matter (because they […]