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I am so so so lucky to have some really amazing friends. As a military wife, I am uprooted, sent to a new city & forced to create a community wherever I go. I am feeling incredibly grateful this week, because I have so many local friends that I absolutely adore. We are all so different in so many ways & also so very alike. The one thing that pulls us together is respect. None of us do anything exactly like one another, but no one judges. What is best is what is best for our family. Period.

I talk about creating a “normal” here a lot. What is normal for my family is certainly not normal for all families. What I do is best for me, but definitely not best for all. The way we eat, the sleep routine we follow, the way I teach, the way we talk to each other & the way we talk about the future are so crucial to our daughter’s development. I see little things, some intentional behaviors & some not, rise to the surface every day. She is learning. The way we do things in this house is going to be at the core of her identity for a very long time. This is nothing to take lightly. It’s really pretty awesome. Because I love the person she is becoming.


& here are the links to all of you who are doing this with me! Be sure to let me know if I missed you by adding a comment to this post. I promise to add you, as long as you link me back! (& do let me know if the link needs editing)

Brown-Eyed Girl PhotographyBump Meet BabyCapturing MemoriesCapturing My TimeCyan Baby BlissFitoriKatie Clay PhotographyMcBabyBumpNew Mom AdventurePhreckle Face Photography{rik-see} photographySurviving EndometriosisThe Buckeye HomesteadThe VanDyck FamilyWicked Kate

Hi! Hello! I am Shawna, the founder of Styleberry Blog. This creative corner of the internet has become a learning haven for moms and creatives, offering a warm and encouraging nudge to those who wish to be better and do better, but often don't know where to start. From Decorating to DIY to Diapers and Paleo-ish Dishes, I strive to make the complicated simple and empower women to take action beyond their personal comfort zone. I subscribe to the Shine Theory & so strongly believe that we shine when the women around us shine and mutual support—lifting up instead of tearing down--will always be the culture here. Are you in? I hope so! Beyond the computer, I run Styleberry Creative where I work with clients to create low fuss, high function spaces that are pretty and practical in San Antonio, Texas and beyond. I LOVE making a house a home. My own studs out renovation is now complete and I am now back to working with clients. Please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you'd like to work together! I hope you’ll join me on this fun new adventure! Xo.