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HUGE giveaway about to happen!


Hi there! I've been super busy over hear meeting up with several amazing Holy Mother-preneurs to bring you a SUPER giveaway! We have worked so hard on this project! Starting on Monday, September 10th on my Instagram account @holymotherpreneur we will be sharing all the deets!

There were so many ladies that wanted to team up on this giveaway that it turned in to an ENTIRE month of goodness!! Each week of the giveaway, I will be featuring a Holy Mother-preneur of the Week and announcing our giveaway! These ladies are hard working mommas with lots of heart and I can't wait to share more about them with you!

If you don't already, go follow me on Instagram at @hollylrobbins & @holymotherpreneur  
By following those two accounts, you are ONE STEP closer to winning! **wink, wink*!

Happy Thursday!


Creekview Farm | Our piece of heaven


For the first 15 years of my life, I grew up in the city, mostly the Stone Mountain area. When my mom + dad decided to purchase land in Social Circle, Georgia, I was like, where the heck is that?! Being a teenager and only knowing what it was like to travel 2 minutes to EVERYTHING, the idea of moving to the country was a big NO for this girl. At least that's what I thought at first. Once we settled in, I loved all the land around us! And I got to see cows - EVERYWHERE! I have a slight obsession with cows. lol My nickname in high school was Holly Cow. Now that Trey and I have lived on our sweet little piece of heaven for over ten years now, we have decided to put this land to use. We are having a livestock fence installed and we have big dreams for our little "petting zoo" of a farm. At this time it involves, mini cows, dwarf goats, a mini donkey and eventually chickens. I'm SO excited for the adventure!

Here is some of the progress. As of today we have much more of the fence and gates installed. Almost done! I even made a logo for our little farm.

Eliza's Newborn Session | Social Circle, Ga.

I'm so excited to share Eliza's newborn session this morning! I've been photographing this couple for years and now they are a family of three! These two made the most beautiful baby girl and it was an honor to photograph her cute, little newness. Eliza Taylor was born on January 9th weighing 6 pounds and 7 ounces - so teeny and sweet! She was very alert during our session and I was able to get some great photos of her pretty blues. Monroe_Ga_Newborn_Photographers_0018.jpgMonroe_Ga_Newborn_Photographers_0019.jpg Monroe_Ga_Newborn_Photographers_0020.jpg Monroe_Ga_Newborn_Photographers_0021.jpg Monroe_Ga_Newborn_Photographers_0022.jpg Monroe_Ga_Newborn_Photographers_0023.jpg Monroe_Ga_Newborn_Photographers_0024.jpg Monroe_Ga_Newborn_Photographers_0025.jpg Monroe_Ga_Newborn_Photographers_0026.jpg Monroe_Ga_Newborn_Photographers_0027.jpg Monroe_Ga_Newborn_Photographers_0028.jpg Monroe_Ga_Newborn_Photographers_0029.jpg Monroe_Ga_Newborn_Photographers_0030.jpg Monroe_Ga_Newborn_Photographers_0031.jpg Monroe_Ga_Newborn_Photographers_0032.jpg Monroe_Ga_Newborn_Photographers_0033.jpg Monroe_Ga_Newborn_Photographers_0034.jpg Monroe_Ga_Newborn_Photographers_0035.jpg Monroe_Ga_Newborn_Photographers_0036.jpg Monroe_Ga_Newborn_Photographers_0037.jpg Monroe_Ga_Newborn_Photographers_0038.jpg Monroe_Ga_Newborn_Photographers_0039.jpg Monroe_Ga_Newborn_Photographers_0040.jpg Monroe_Ga_Newborn_Photographers_0041.jpg Monroe_Ga_Newborn_Photographers_0042.jpg Monroe_Ga_Newborn_Photographers_0043.jpg Monroe_Ga_Newborn_Photographers_0044.jpg Monroe_Ga_Newborn_Photographers_0045.jpg Monroe_Ga_Newborn_Photographers_0046.jpg Monroe_Ga_Newborn_Photographers_0047.jpg Monroe_Ga_Newborn_Photographers_0048.jpg Monroe_Ga_Newborn_Photographers_0049.jpg Monroe_Ga_Newborn_Photographers_0050.jpg

18 Week Hump Day bump date. . .


Today we kept RyAnne out of school for the first part of the morning so she and Olivia could hear baby “R’s” heart beat at my checkup. I love seeing my girl’s eyes light up when they hear that sweet little thumping! It’s the most fabulous thing in the world to hear it and know my little one is doing well in there. The rest of my appointment went down hill quickly. As soon as I lay down on the table, my midwife asked me to lift my shirt so she can put the heart monitor on my belly. The FIRST thing she does is poke her finger right through my herniated belly button! OUCH! And how RUDE! I know it has to be all over my “chart” that I have a hernia because I have mentioned it at every appointment - well, expect this one. I was so upset that she didn't ask me about it before poking around. It’s obvious it’s herniated and now it’s sore. Thanks lady!

Then we got on the conversation about working out. She told me I shouldn’t be lifting weights heavier than 5-10 pounds. I brought up that I was doing 30 pound curls, 60 pound tricep pull downs, 60 pound lat pulls and 75 pound bench presses with no pain. So she decided to hike her estimate up to, “Well, I guess you could lift around 20 lbs.” OMG, it’s beyond frustrating! She didn’t seem to be the budding bit of health so I don’t know how credible she is. This was my first time meeting this midwife and I’m freaking out!

It’s not easy taking advice from someone like her with a horrible beside manner and contradicting estimates. I know every pregnant woman is different - body, mind and soul - and it must be hard to calculate these things. I just wish I could find a practice that considered connecting with their patients and making them feel comfortable. After all they are delivering our next family member!

The last thing we discussed, which she DID find on my chart, was how big Olivia was when she was born - 10 pounds, 10 ounces. She said she was concerned that I might end up with Gestational Diabetes and that she wanted to go ahead and schedule my glucose test, TODAY! We weren’t prepared to hang around for an additional hour after waiting 45 minutes to be seen. So, I get to do that next week.

I have been a crying mess, breaking out in tears all day, hyperventilating style and Olivia is trying her best to make me laugh! I have been so excited about this appointment and hearing our baby’s heart beat, what a kill joy!

I have been working out and eating so well this pregnancy, and to hear all these things just really makes me feel like I’m failing. I didn’t leave with much positive from her. I did contact one of my sweet clients and ask her for a referral to the practice that delivered her baby girl. After speaking with the front desk lady, she gave me so much helpful information and stayed on the phone with me answering all of my one hundred thousand, crazy lady, pregnant questions! lol So while, this day has pretty much been the crappiest feeling day, it is ending on a good note. I think I found a new practice!