The Four Seasons St. Louis

The Four Seasons St. Louis

So this is not a post I was planning to write but I got SOOO many questions and comments about our mini staycation at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis that I figured I’d share info here for yall! If you missed it, I surprised Michael with a night away at the Four Seasons for his 30th birthday last week. It was a big birthday and I wanted to celebrate him in an extra special way AND it was our first night away from Kennedy, so that was a big deal, too haha…

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Seven Tips for Finding a Balance With Social Media

Seven Tips for Finding a Balance With Social Media

Today I’m sharing this post alongside my friends Arin from Arin Solange at Home and Navy from Navy Berlin, plus some other gals as part of Arin & Navy’s fun Summer Blog Series. I’ve already participated in two other posts with these two this month if you’ve missed them… read my blogging journey here and my mom hacks here. This week’s topic is all about finding balance with social media, which is especially tricky when it’s part of your job, like it is for me. I am by no means an expert and haven’t figured it all out, but over the past few months, I’ve tried really hard to find a balance and set better boundaries with social media…

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Fourth of July Hosting Essentials

Fourth of July Hosting Essentials

The 4th is quickly approaching and we are so excited to be hosting some friends next weekend for a fun cookout. There are several kiddos that will be there as well, so we plan to have a little pool set up in the backyard and lots of fun things for everyone. I was browsing for some fun hosting things that would be good for our patriotic get together (or really any summertime party) and thought yall might be interested to see…

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My Blogging Journey + Your Questions Answered

My Blogging Journey + Your Questions Answered

Hey friends. I’m super excited for today’s post. My two friends, Arin (Arin Solange at Home) and Navy (Navy Berlin), are hosting a fun series with different bloggers each week this summer and today is the very first link. I’m so glad they asked me to be part of it. Arin and Navy got a lot of requests and specific feedback from followers about what topics they’d like to hear a group of bloggers talk about and today’s theme was one of the most requested: to share our blogging and Instagram story…

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Community Over Competition

Community Over Competition

Hey friends. I’ve got a little bit of a different post for you today… I’ve been seeing and hearing some things on Instagram lately that, truthfully, have just rubbed me the wrong way. Being in this industry of having a blog and showcasing my life on Instagram as a job is definitely unique and a bit weird at times, but it’s also been an amazing way to meet people, experience new things, work with great brands, and learn SO much. Lately, I’ve been feeling a little discouraged on the platform though, and after listening to a recent podcast where this was a topic, I felt like I needed to share my two cents on the matter…

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, all! We are so thrilled to be celebrating the birth of our Savior today along with the birth of our own special gift this year. 2018 has been a whirlwind and quite frankly, the complete opposite of what we experienced in 2017. God has been so kind to us this year and we are filled with deep gratitude when looking at all of His provisions…

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August Favorites

August Favorites

Can you believe tomorrow is September 1st?! I, for one, cannot because you know what that means... NEXT MONTH is baby month! OMG. We are over the moon and just counting down the weeks and days until we get to meet our girl. In the meantime, I wanted to do a quick monthly recap and share some favorite things from August with yall before the long weekend…

In the meantime, I wanted to do a quick monthly recap and share some favorite things from August with yall before the long weekend. But don't forget to check back tomorrow (Saturday) for a full round-up of ALL the Labor Day Weekend sales you're not going to want to miss…

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5 Favorite Things About Marriage

5 Favorite Things About Marriage

Today is a very special day in our home... it's the day that the love of my life and baby daddy was born! Michael is without question the very best part of my life and I love celebrating him more than anyone on this planet. In honor of him, and how much I love being his wife, I thought it'd be fun to share some of my favorite things about marriage. These may not be novel ideas but they are for sure some of the best parts as far as I'm concerned…

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One Year Blogging Anniversary + Current Favorite things

One Year Blogging Anniversary + Current Favorite things

Happy hump day! Yesterday was a significant milestone for me as I celebrated one year since my very first blog post and the official launch of the Alex Marie Jordan blog! Hard to believe I've been cranking away at this thing for a whole year now and actually a whole lot longer if you count the time spent before yall ever saw anything haha…

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The 2018 Mother's Day Gift Guide

The 2018 Mother's Day Gift Guide

Happy Friday, friends! As promised, today I'm bringing you a huge roundup of some awesome gift ideas for the mamas in your lives. Don't forget, the big day is just TWO weeks from this Sunday! :) Although I've never received a Mother's Day gift, I have given many over the years, plus I've consulted with some mama friends to get their input on what they'd like to receive most in order to put together the best guide possible! Let's get to it...

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The Importance of Date Night

The Importance of Date Night

It's Friday, and for us, that usually means date night! Michael and I have always loved spending time together but at the beginning of 2017, we made a deal to make date night a weekly occurrence. I would say we've done a really good job of making that a priority and haven't missed too many since then. Our dates look a little different each week, but I wanted to share a few things that we value in a date night and why it's so important to us...

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January Recap

January Recap

Happy Friday! And Happy February! Is anyone else so relieved the weekend is finally here?! This was a short week for us considering we just got back from vacation, but it's been a crazy few days and I'm already ready for a break haha. 

Today I want to share some of my favorite things with yall, because it is Friday after all, while also just recapping the month of January. It was a super busy and exciting month with lots of great outfits, posts, travel and fun...

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LIKEtoKNOW.it App Explained

LIKEtoKNOW.it App Explained

Hi friends! Happy hump day! Today I wanted to take a little time to talk to yall about LIKEtoKNOW.it… If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve likely noticed that many of my posts will let you know that you can shop my look with the LIKEtoKNOW.it app by taking a screenshot of the pic. This is SO convenient and applies across all different platforms: Instagram, Instagram stories, Facebook, Pinterest and Snapchat. 

I realize not everyone is familiar with the app or site, so I want to help explain a little further what it is and how you can use it to make shopping the looks of your favorite influencers way easier...

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Let's Talk Self Love

Let's Talk Self Love

Okay, time to get real. Do you ever feel like you're not [blank] enough? Fill that in with: pretty, skinny, funny, smart, successful, fit, organized, thoughtful.... You name it, we all have insecurities, right? I'll be honest with y'all, I've had self esteem issues for most of my life. As a girl who has never been a size 2 in a world where that's "normal", it's hard to look the other way sometimes...

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Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

You've made it to Friday! I know a lot of people went back to work this week and kiddos went back to school, so a week like this always feels a little hectic. Yay for the weekend! In thinking through some fun new ideas for the blog this year, one thing I want to try is a "Friday Favorites" post, which I've sort of done before, but want to make more consistent in my content line up. No theme or any particularities for these posts, just a chance to share some favorite things I'm loving with yall. We'll see how it goes?!

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Top Instagram Posts from 2017 + NYE Weekend Sales Roundup

Top Instagram Posts from 2017 + NYE Weekend Sales Roundup

I've seen a few similar posts to this and thought it would be fun to look back on the highs of 2017 and take the opportunity to talk a little about Instagram with yall. This is a bit lengthy, but very interesting, so stick with me! As an incentive, I'm also sharing some great NYE weekend sales at the end of the post. ;)

First off, you've probably heard a lot of complaining about the new Instagram algorithm this year and how it's kind of been a pain for anyone who's trying to get their posts seen on the platform. I know for me personally, I'm super frustrated when I sign on and at the top of my feed are pics that are days oldWhat the heck!? I feel like I'm missing SO many posts from my friends, family and favorite influencers because of this.

Good news: there are a couple of things you can do to try and help the algorithm and start seeing the posts you like...

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