My Everyday Featuring ... Shaynah Dodge

[#1] Share with us a snippet of your story.
I am Shaynah of the blog "pirates and peonies" or @ruffledsnob on social media. I love fashion, coffee table books, and interior design. Laughter is my favorite sound in the world and I don't take anything too seriously. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for almost 9 years! He is my rock and keeps me tied to reality. Together we are raising our 3 boys who keep our lives full of chaos and wonder. You can often find us jumping on the sofa, singing at the top of our lungs, and giving lots of sloppy kisses. We love costumes and we love adventure and we love life!

[#2] What is your favorite part of the day with your little one[s]?
The mornings! We always wake up slowly and I love the intimate moments that happen when the boys hop in our bed - those are the times where we all really sit and listen to each other and laugh over nothing. It is so pure and just full of moments I want to bottle up!

I also love our daily adventures to new parks and trails. Minnesota is filled with beautiful views and amazing scenes. We love venturing out and discovering the little world we live in. Climbing trees and running free is a beautiful part of a child's memory and I hope to encourage all these behaviors for as long as possible! We try to get muddy every day the weather allows!

[#3] Name Instagram MOMS who inspire you.
@kellywilde - she has such a beautiful outlook on love and raising children. She shares her true reality and I love that! / @danniremender she has a clean and crisp way of capturing her happy children and their stylish life. Plus, she is super fun! / @dancelittleliar she is extremely talented! Her photos always seem so deep and emotional

[#4] What are your staple go-to pieces from your closet this month?
Always a maxi dress! They are so comfy and simple. Such a no-brainer.
Madewell Andie Sandals - the perfect summer heel, they go with everything.
Rag and Bone floppy fedora - makes yesterday's curls look acceptable.
Converse - always +forever.

[#5] The chores are done, there's nothing expected of you and you've got 45 minutes of personal free would you spend it? 
If I have free time you will definitely find me running to Anthropologie or any book store. I don't even need to make a purchase! I just love looking around and being inspired. I am so visual, and I love looking at things that other minds have created!

[#6] If you could give us a peek inside your home - what image would you share and why?
I would probably say our fireplace area. We spend so much time building forts and reading in that space together - it is open, yet feels so small and cozy. 

[#7] Share a photo you wouldn't typically post on Instagram but depicts real life happenings.
I am not a neat freak. I am more of a free spirit and I am very laid-back. I try to enjoy my kids while they are little, so it often means something is forgotten or left for another day... haha this is definitely part of my life I try to keep a secret! 

Be sure and follow @ruffledsnob on Instagram! You can also keep up with the series by following @kelliandvanessa or #myeverydaymoms