• fashion,  lifestyle

    One Year Blogiversary!!!

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    This entire week has been a week of celebrations after celebrations. Rhys, my spirited middle child, turned three so we celebrated his birthday party at Funtopia. More on that in a separate blog post.

    Yesterday, this blog turned one year! I feel like I’ve been blogging for way longer. My Instagram now also has 40k followers. I remember a year ago when I started posting pictures on Instagram, I had less than 500 followers and seeing other bloggers having 10k plus seems like such a far goal to reach. I never in my wildest dream would imagine this little blog of mine can grow this big this fast. I’m so grateful to all my friends that supported me. Mainly my girlfriend, Jamie. She’s been my rock throughout this even when I doubted myself. Of course I have my biggest thanks to my Instagram husband, my Giant. Without him, I wouldn’t have these beautiful pictures to post. He learned a VERY long time ago that all the groans and complaining will only delay a shoot. So he knows to keep quiet. Lol.

    I can’t wait to see what a year from now will take this blog but so far, it’s been AH-mazing!!!!

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  • fashion

    Make A Wish

    blowing dandelion seeds

    Blowing dandelion seeds gets me nostalgic. Reminds me so much of my childhood. I tried my best to photograph ALL the kids blowing them but it was just now possible. I just wanted to pop in a say hi really quick. This is the only time today I’ll be able to blog because I’m working an event tonight. Hope you’re all enjoying this gorgeous Thursday and have a fantastic weekend!

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  • outfits,  personal

    Back to School

    Pausing life to indulge in a #mommoment over here. Roman’s first day of back-to-school was yesterday and needless to say I might have gotten a wee bit choked up – my firstborn is heading back to school for the second year! I swear, he’s growing up in the blink of an eye. This year, Roman’s class is almost all boys, just the way he likes it, wild and crazy!

    I’ve had quite a few questions about how I manage to maintain my former identity (i.e. woman) with three little ones. Once you have children and are in constant mom-mode (you know, keeping alive your very own little humans), it’s easy to forget about yourself. I’ve found that it helps to pause, and ask yourself, what makes you feel good? Is it eating well? Going for a run? Finding time to have a glass of wine with your girlfriends or go on Date Night?

    For me, it’s as simple as starting each day with doing my hair and makeup and putting on a curated outfit. Having a little creative ‘me time’ sets the tone for my day before I head out the door and allows me to feel like myself – feminine, fresh and ready for fun! In my hot mom wheels with sliding doors, of course, a.k.a. stacked Toyota Sienna minivan. Off to preschool we go!

    How was your back-to-school? 

    What I Wore-



    Boots (old, but similar here)