Teething = anything & everything in her mouth.  Elle is coming up on 8 months and I am convinced that this is the most fun stage ever. I know, I know, I keep saying that but really it just keeps getting better and better. There is nothing better than her constant giggles and squeals and seriously I die.

I spent this past week in Orem paint our new apartment (!!!) It was hard to come back up to Rexburg and the only reason I was able to was because I missed my hubby so darn bad. We can't wait to move in - it's the most perfect place ever and we feel sooo blessed. It's all thanks to our neighbors the Hunsakers and we couldn't be more grateful.

Another update, I chopped my hair! Officially in the mom club.

Now I don't usually do giveaways on this blog because this is my little families online journal - not a promotional site. But a friend of mine who I met in my ward here in Rexburg started up a little leggings company called Baby Lyla's Leggings (her little girl is Lyla and she is the sweetest) and asked me if I wanted to do a giveaway. Now not only are these leggings cute, they are the comfiest, stretchiest, best quality leggings (i'm NOT getting paid to say this!!) and literally - you need some.

The rules are simple.

1. Visit her etsy shop here and pick your favorite pair of leggings.
2. Go to the Facebook page here and comment with which one you would pick if you won.
3. Follow @baby.lylas.leggings on Instagram.
4. Follow me (@madeline_vance) on Instagram.
5. Tag 3 friends on my most recent instagram photo who would like to enter as well. 

Then you are all done!

The shop has both girls and boys leggings and the patterns are all to die for. You can check Tiahna's blog here because she often posts updates and discount codes for the shop! If you find you never win anything (like me!) you can use the code MADELINE15 for 15% off any order and then the code FREESHIP will get you free shipping on any order of $50 or more. 

Winner will receive a pair of leggings of their choice (sizes 3 month - 3T) Winner will be announced Saturday morning on the bottom of my instagram post! Good luck!


  1. Love your hair!! Sooo cute!

  2. I love how affordable these are! I go to so many baby showers! Definitely favoriting for that!

  3. love love love your hair, and elle and you! :) hurry and move back fast.

  4. i feel like i've said this a million times - but your babe just keeps getting cuter and cuter. and you're rockin the "mom" hair!