Over the last few months I’ve been blessed with more time to read due to cuddling a newborn! I decided to soak up some of our snuggles with tunes on in the background (John Mayer + James Morrison on Pandora) and cozying up with a good book. And in doing so, I have been blessed greatly by quiet time and books that have taken me along for journeys, life stories, laughter, tears and adventures.
Dear May 2018,
May, Where did you go? Half of the month I spent thinking it was still April, blame it on the newborn sleep deprivation, haha! In all seriousness, it flew by. We spent the month watching our little babe eat and sleep her way through each day. Although we’re all sleep deprived, she has been the biggest blessing to our family – totally worth it! We also watched our oldest graduate up to first grade. How can kindergarten be over, que mom tears!
With June upon us, we’ll do as we always do this time of year… duck out of the AZ heat as much as possible. And of course making memories every second that we can! Gotta love summer vacation!
Dear February 2018,
February 2018, you did not disappoint in the LOVE department, it definitely was a red and pink-filled 28 days! It was a month filled with family time and of course lots of sweets! Let’s just face it, little girls just love everything Valentines! The girls had their first father daughter dance, and it was beyond adorable. The weather got the love memo as well, and has been dreamy and chilly – my favorite! We were able to take a family trip to the mountains for some much needed bundled-up family time. And now as we enter March we have a 3 year old birthday to celebrate and just a few weeks to-go before baby #3 joins the party! So much to look forward to!
This book is ALL THE THINGS!!!
Big Little Lies is filled with friendship and laughter, touching moments, twists, murder and a dramatic ending… after all isn’t that what you want out of a good fiction book? When you read this book you will understand why it is on the New York Times Bestseller list and why it was turned into a tv show. To be honest, I heard about the tv show before I read this book and that sparked me to read the book first, and I am so glad I did!
One thing I have learned about fashion is that it is easy to make a statement… with the help of one simple accessory. A great necklace is my go-to statement piece for every look. Whether you are dressing up a graphic tee, adding a pop of color or a little sparkle, you can take your look from day to night with a blingy accessory.
Here are three different ways to add a statement necklace to your go-to look!
BIG NEWS: 🎉 I am so excited to share that I have been picked up by The Huffington Post as a contributing blogger!!! This is a special honor, and I’m so thankful to all of the Espresso Ever After followers that have loved and supported me in this journey!
Check out my first published post on The Huffington Post – Click HERE!
Thank you for the support! … Go visit the post! 🙂
If I could have asked my younger self where I would be at age 31… I promise you I never would have imagined a mom to two beautiful girls! I always thought that I would make a great boy-mom, and truly anticipated having a home full of dirt-covered little dudes and a family room covered in sports balls and legos! BOY was I wrong! God has a great sense of humor. Instead I have a home full of princess dresses, an over-sized bright-pink Barbie Dream house, drawers of bows and headbands, and baby dolls around every corner… and the crazy part is, I wouldn’t trade it for anything!
Since becoming a mom I have noticed how easy it is to get caught up in the craziness of the day and neglect my face and skincare regiment. I use to take it so serious, and just recently noticed how often I just fall into bed exhausted with all of my makeup from the day still on my face, ugh! I decided this had to change.
I have extremely dry and sensitive skin, so I searched for a product that is right for my skin type, easy to use and at the right price. I found it. Simple Skincare products have become a big part of my nightly routine, and I love them!
Urban Dictionary describes it perfectly:
Mom: The woman who loves you unconditionally from birth, the one who puts her kids before herself and the one who you can always count on above everyone else. Just telling her your problems makes you feel better because moms always know how to make it all go away. Even if you fight, know that she’s just looking out for your best interests.
When I became a mom everyone warned me: “life will never be the same again.” It always reminded me of the song – “It’s the end of the world as we know it.” I heard what they were saying but I didn’t truly know what they were saying until I became a mom 1,424 days ago. And it’s true, life has not been the same. It’s been better… better than I could have ever imagined it! Being a mom is truly one of the most rewarding experiences of my life thus far!
Mother’s Day has become such a special holiday to me. I am so thankful and beyond blessed to have two of the sweetest little girls that I love so much and I am honored to be their mom. Being a mom is truly the best! That being said, I cannot do what I do as a mom without the unquestioned love and support of my amazing husband. I am so blessed and grateful to have such a devoted, thoughtful and relentlessly loving husband. Thank you, Travis!
My husband usually asks me in advance what I would like for Mother’s Day, but this year that didn’t happen. (Hence why I posted my Gift Guide for the Men this year – lol!) But, much to my surprise… he did not disappoint, instead he exceeded my expectations! For my Mother’s Day gift, my sweet husband told me to get dressed up, and while I did… he got the girl’s dressed up in darling, matching dresses; he obviously knows the way to my heart – matching dresses! He surprised me and took us to a nearby park for a mini mother/daughter photo shoot. I am so thankful that he knows what makes my heart explode with happiness. I love that I have adorable photos to always remember and look back upon. These are the crucial moments that I will always want to look back on! Thank you Travis for capturing the most precious moments with my girls! Truthfully, the BEST Mother’s Day gift I could have asked for!
“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” — Robert Browning