• Fun

    Indian Wedding

    C and I went to our first Indian Wedding this month and it was AMAAAZING.  I have always wanted to be invited to such a beautiful and festive event like this and well… this wedding did NOT disappoint.  Here are some fun pictures from the weekend. oh man, i have ALWAYSSSS wanted to get henna done on my hands.  c was absolutely BEAMING after she got hers done. friends dance to the bride and groom.  there were SOOO many cool dances and performances.   the groom’s entrance.  this was the first one i’ve ever seen and it was FUNNNN.  there’s a huge celebration welcoming the groom and leading him to the…

  • Family,  Kids

    Threenager

    oh Lord…we are in the thick of the threenager years and it is HARD.  i’m not sure if it’s b/c she’s our first, so just parenting a child is the hard part.  ORRR if our child is really THAT much harder. c is VERY strong-willed and stubborn (go that from me) and there are some things that she just won’t back down on.  i understand her reasoning and WHHYYY she wants it, but the bigger problem is that she’s not listening to what mike and i are saying.  like her will to do something HER WAY and in HER TIME is stronger than any time-out, spanking, scolding, lecture, taking toys…

  • Family

    September Round-Up

    this month went by SO RIDICULOUSLY fast.  work was so busy (prepping for the school year) and i didn’t take as many pictures as i probably should have… But here are some fun moments from September. LUCY’S 5th Birthday!!!!  I can’t even believe that much time has passed since we adopted our little baby love.  c’s slowly getting better at ballet~ it’s been awesome seeing her grow and learn new skills. <3 we showed this mama below (in orange) with a dessert shower for her baby boyyyyy.  so so excited. c’s violin and taekwondo lessons are going strong.  they are sooooooo cute and i love that she’s growing and learning…

  • Holidays,  Kids

    Halloween Costume Ideas

    Halloween is one of my faaaaavorite holidays and having a little one has really multiplied my love for it.  This will be C’s 4th halloween holiday, but like her 20th-24th costume photo opt because… well i’m her mom.  lol. here are some fun ideas of what we’ve done in the past.  i’m not sure what we’ll do this upcoming year, but i know that for trick or treating c is going to be ariel.  before then, i hope our family can dress up as something cute like robbers, some cartoon family, etc.  

  • Fashion

    The Perfect Clutch

    i have no idea why…but i’m super into the idea of clutches.  maybe it’s the royal influence (kate + meghan) but i think it’s the perfect finish to an evening outfit.  i’m going to a few weddings this fall and i got a really plain (but nice) navy blue dress (below) from Gal Meets Glam at Nordstroms.  The dress checked off all of my boxes: sleeves, vneck, fit and flare, length.  Just super flattering for my body.  Anyway… since the dress is so plain, I’ve been really interested in getting 1-3 clutches so really jazz it up (do ppl even say that anymore? jazzzz?) Here are my favorites from shopbop! …

  • MISC

    Punching Debt in the Face

    oh man, do you remember this blog?  i loooooooooved this guy so much.  (the new writer is not the original writer–who sold it after he became successful).  the original writer started this blog to help keep himself accountable for his student loans and he had a really ridiculous way of living so that he could prioritize his debt repayment.  he got married and even had two kids with this mindset/lifestyle.  like you would see his monthly spending charts and graphs and think he was cray cray~ BUTTTT he was able to save so much money that he bought a baller home + his wife was able to stay home and…

  • Family,  Kids

    Table Manners for Toddlers

    oh my, getting a toddler to sit at the table during dinner time can be the MOST challenging part of my day.  c will sit and eat for about 5-10 minutes and then she’ll start to stand in her seat, wander from the table, bring toys to the table, etc.  as a new mama i have no clue when it’s the right time to teach c all the rules, but i definitely needed to put some guidelines in place so that mike and i could EAT or even have a conversation! here are some fun things that have helped us and will hopefully creating a foundation to build on as…

  • Fashion

    short arms

    does anyone else have a really hard time finding a leather jacket that fits?  for some reason leather jackets are made for people with HELLLLLA long arms.  and they aren’t even made so that you can easily alter the sleever!  damn zippers.  i’ve been searching high and low for years but always end up returning them or selling them on poshmark.  ugh. i found a few that i LOVE and i think have shorter arm lengths but they are $$$$$$.  boo. 1 / 2 / 3 / 4

  • MISC

    crumbs

    sadly my blog has been neglected for the past like three years.  i always mean to write regularly and put together fabulously curated posts… butttttt life is not that way.  i work full-time, have a cray commute, usually do the evening routine stuff on my own, and mama needs a long zone out break after c goes down for the night.  our house literally looks like hoarders USA (not b/c we are hoarders, but b/c we never put stuff back in it’s place).  sigh. anyway, since it’s been a while and i thought i’d update on some random things going on… i’m looking for a side hustle.  something to give…

  • MISC

    Violin

    HOW FREAKING CUTE IS THIS PICTURE???  C’s three year old class has a violin teacher come once a week and teach the little ones how to play~ or really…how to get comfortable with a musical instrument.  C played the instrument all wrong, used the wrong fingers/hands but you know what… it is about her WANTING to try it and play right?  My brother tuned the violin for her and showed her a youtube video of a little girl playing the frozen song on the violin.  BRILLIANT idea.  She was so motivated and excited. Although I have never played the Violin and I do not plan on pressuring C to play if…