Good morning all! Earlier this week I asked on my Instastories if you would be interested in series to that bring readers together to discuss topics and overwhelmingly the answer was yes! I have thought of a few basic categories to that each of the posts will fall into. The discussions with be three times a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and will take place in the comments section. At the end of the post I will have three questions that you can sort of reflect on. If you have any other burning questions feel free to leave them below! One of my New Years resolutions was to be more conscious about my health so Wednesday’s will be dedicated to Wellness. Today’s post is on a vitamin brand that is taking the guesswork out of your vitamins and supplements, Care/of.
In every day life it is sometimes hard to feel inspired. Day in and day out you do the same things. You get up, feed your kids, get dressed, go to work, and do it all over again and again and again. You compare yourself to others, you wish for things you don’t have, and you can get down on yourself easily. I know I can feel uninspired by the day to day activities and have had plenty of times where I can’t help but compare myself to others. In fact, I sometimes feel uninspired by writing strictly about fashion and how I style each piece. It doesn’t always seem authentic and it isn’t what I worry about day to day.
You may have noticed already, but over the past few weeks my blog has made a little bit of a change. If you have been following me for a long time you already know how much I love fashion but in this current point in my life, I have a love for something else. That something else is my family. You may have noticed more iPhone photos and more selfies and that’s simply because those moments are real.
You may begin to see more posts with Cameron, with my husband, and more posts with meaning. You may see posts about beauty, fashion, and what we are eating this week but you will also find posts to also feel inspired by!
Yesterday, I heard a quote and it really stuck with me..
“Thoughts turn into things so choose the right ones.”
By feeling inspired by this I decided to sit down and write this post. This post is meant to share some ways I have been feeling inspired lately!
Figuring out your baby is hard. The second you think you have it all down everything changes and throws you for a loop. We have had some sleep issues lately but Cameron and I have always done very well with eating. I nursed him for about 6 months and then headed when I headed back to work I decided to start giving him formula to make things easier for his caretaker as well as for me and him. I talk a little about our nursing journey in this post.
When we made the switch to bottle feeding it seemed as though we searched high and low for bottles that worked for him. We would find a bottle that he liked but the flow was so slow he would get frustrated. Sometimes it would be just the opposite. The flow would be too strong it seemed like he was guzzling down his bottles and almost choking! When we came across Smilo bottles we couldn’t have been happier.
Since we celebrated Valentine’s Day early last weekend with our trip to Foxwoods, it is looking like our Valentine’s Day will be spent at home this year and I couldn’t be more excited. I love to cook and drink wine and luckily Mark loves to drink wine with me and eat what I cook! This year, I stocked up on some delicious food from Martha and Marley Spoon. I love boxes like this because it takes all of the guess work out of making your meal. Last week, I made Minestrone soup for lunch. You may have caught it on my instastories! Since Mark wasn’t home that day I shared my soup with Cameron. It is so much fun seeing him try all sorts of different foods. In fact I was laughing last night because he hates spaghetti but loves minestrone!
Last weekend Mark and I had a chance to have a weekend away at Foxwoods. As new parents, finding time to get away together is hard to come by so we jumped at the opportunity to head out of town for a quick night away! Of course we were sad to leave Cameron, but at the same time we were happy to be able to relax and spend some much needed quality time together. Normally when we look for a night away, we look for a place that is 1-2 hours away from our home. Foxwoods made the perfect overnight trip because it is only about an hour away from where we live. Mark and I try to do this every once in a while. It is nice to get a chance to sit down and have a meal alone together and to have conversations we normally wouldn’t have at home. An added perk of this trip was time to be able to sleep in! We had a full itinerary but we made sure to make time for us! Follow along to see more photos from our trip and to hear about our stay!
Today’s post has been something I have been wanting to put together for quite some time! As many of you know, I have a career outside of blogging. I work for an amazing company during the day but at night and on the weekends, I spend a lot of time on my blog. Sometimes this means working 80 hour weeks between the two. But to be quite honest, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I have been able to connect with so many people in ways that I never thought were possible and I have been able to feel more confident in my life and career. Today’s post is meant to share a few tips for those of you who are interested in becoming a blogger, are already a blogger, or if you’re just looking for some fashion inspiration! Keep reading to find out more about how I got my start in blogging and a few ways I keep myself motivated!