charlie ryan burrola 4/12/18

Still can't believe our little charlie is finally here! We are so lucky to have him and are soooo obsessed. He was born on April 12th, 2018 at 1:03pm just one day after his due date. I was supposed to be induced on my due date but went into labor naturally (luckily since they ended up not having a room for me at the hospital and didn't until 3 in the morning). Contractions were wayyy more painful than I was anticipating and I was begging for the epidural (shoutout to anyone who has a baby naturally because idk how you did it). I only had to push for 10 minutes to get little man out and he came out perfect and we could not feel more blessed and happy to have such a healthy baby. love you forever charlie b :)

PHILIPPINES!!!

first things first lets meet da crew

megs, mad, aaltotes, and armandito

first stop cebu city; where the streets are insane and the kids are cute until they attack

beach villa in argao ;)

whale sharks 

kawasan falls 

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chocolate hills 

and last stop SHANGHAI for some sleeping and really hard time communicating with people haha also our cute driver making us take this pic in front of our hotel

kenzie t photography home shoot

i am so so so obsessed with these pics that Kenzie T Photography took of us (find her on instagram @kenzietttt) take a look and i can guarantee youre going to want her to make you look like this too :)

diy dried flower wall hanging

i posted a pic of this dried flower wall hanging on instagram a few weeks ago and you guys seemed to really looove it and wanted me to make you one. well as much as i would love to make you all one, i have no idea how i would ship these. they are soooo fragile because dried flowers. so i thought i would do the next best thing and show you how i made mine. its super easy

 

1. so first things first you need some flowers to dry out. these are just a cheap bouquet from the grocery store so really whatever works

 

 

2. there are a lot of different ways to dry out flowers but what i do (idk if this is right) is just take them all out and lay them in a box. they take about a week to totally dry out so put them somwhere that won't be in the way and won't be found by little hands. they are MESSY

 

 

3. while you wait for you flowers to dry you need to find a stick or pole of some kind to hang them on. im sure you could buy one from the craft store but i literally just took one off a tree in my backyard. (i thought the tree was dead but it was not and it was soooo hard to get it off so i recommend a dead tree)

 

 

5. now that your flowers are dry, cut some string (i used twine) at different lengths and tie your flowers on. try to tie them on at various places so that all of your flowers aren't hanging in the same places. i tied my strings to the branch first and then tied on the flowers so i could see where they would hang but either way will work great

 

 

 

 

6. add some other random stuff (if you want) like a dried flower crown and some ribbon from @honeysilkandco and you are done! super easy.

 

please let me know if you have any questions or need anymore help :) and if you make one i would love to see it!

 

xo - madi b