• Family,  Seasonal,  Thoughts

    This Is What Motherhood Looks Like

    When I had my Zara, I would I stand totally in awe, bouncing with this tiny newborn in my arms in the mirror, and I would repeat in my head, “look, you’re a mom! You are not the same. This is what motherhood looks like.” But That wasn’t entirely true for me. Motherhood is placing one foot in front of another every day… it’s a compilation of trials, and tears, and exhaustion, and pure joy. Motherhood is being strong when you want to cry, it’s crying when you cannot be strong anymore. It’s feeling fierce guilt that you yelled too loud too much, and fed them too many meals with cheese…

  • Seasonal,  Thoughts

    Mixbook

    Now a days I’m in search of moments. I’m in search of reasons to connect with my family. It’s easy to buy stuff, I’m in search of the things money CAN’T buy. I go to bed smiling when my kids share stories with me, or we have an extra fun night giggling really hard. So, when I have to answer the question, “What do you want for Mother’s Day?” Naturally my response is I want the good stuff, I want to feel the love of my children. Oh, and coffee in bed!  Mixbook was a really awesome way to experience that kind of love from my kiddos. Here’s how they turned…

  • Accessories,  Fashion & Style,  Phoenix and Scottsdale,  Seasonal,  Thoughts

    Vinotive

    Hey there February, you just came out of nowhere! Can you believe we are heading into Valentines day? It is one of my most favorite times of year. How can you not love love? How can you not love flowers, hearts, candy, and wine?! Speaking of which, I think I’m going to style my husband’s bar as a Valentine’s Day gift to him, and I’m starting with Vinotive. A couple years back, my husband stumbled on some really high quality wine at an estate sale and decided to resell it online where you can try and you can check here. It became a side business and hobby for him. As…

  • Clothing,  Fashion & Style,  Phoenix and Scottsdale,  Seasonal,  Thoughts

    Scottsdale

    Like I mentioned in my previous post, we tend to think the grass is literally greener on the other side and not be thankful for the amazing things our town has to offer. Lately, I’ve been trying to find fun restaurants and new things to do in Scottsdale. One of my favorite recent discoveries is the art installation over the Scottsdale canal near Old Town Scottsdale.  

  • Accessories,  Clothing,  Fashion & Style,  Phoenix and Scottsdale,  Seasonal,  Thoughts

    Vacation Mode

    Holy smokes, it’s cold outside…but not here. As a former Chicagoan I remember cold like a fond memory…. pretty white blanketed landscapes, crunchy footsteps, cold air that bites your cheeks. The truth is, I don’t think I ever felt that way once while living there. I constantly pined to be in vacation mode, and when the opportunity to go away to university in Arizona presented itself I jumped all over it. Fast forward, and here I am complaining of missing the snow, missing the magic of crunchy footsteps and sparkly white landscapes. It’s so funny how that happens, isn’t it?