MOMMY 101: Month 1


I know, I know…it’s my fourth go around so I should be used to the total drain of energy, the nausea from dusk till dawn, the complete and utter bouts of total insta-starvation that hit oh about 1:00 a.m…well, I should be but I’m not.  Maybe being pregnant on top of chasing 3 small children is what’s making me so crazy.

Although it’s only been a few short weeks, this pregnancy so far has been quite different than my last 3.  I’ve been super moody {poor hubs}.  I’ve been super hungry all.the.time! {poor hubs}.  I’ve had no energy to do a single thing. {poor hubs}.  Jonathan really does deserve a trophy or something.  He never complains, or rolls his eyes {at least in my presence} and he’s always by my side.

Being pregnant always reminds me of how thankful I am to not only have a husband, but a good husband.  A husband who will make dinner, fold laundry, and change diapers at the drop of a hat.  Yes, yes…I’m spoiled.

This is what six week old fetus looks like.  Already, so much has begin developing.


[image via Baby Center]

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{as of 12/2}

Who else is pregnant and how are you feeling?


Young Designers Collective – Hanh Lam


Ramona Earrings –

– Alabaster white calf skin leather
– Patina treated brass bobbles
– Gold plated hook fastening for pierced ears
– Width 1″
– Drops 2.5″ from ear

Aren’t these earrings cute?  The charming Ramona earrings are the perfect way to add a little whimsy to any outfit with its fluffy tassels and patina treated bobble accent. Deceptively lightweight, it is part of the Leather Bound Collection.  The entire collection was handcrafted in their New York City studio and a portion of proceeds from each piece will be donated to Book Aid International.

Hanh Lam is a graduate of the Parsons School of Design.  As a fashion designer, she alternates between two contrasting passions: the organic, fluid nature of knitwear, and the refined, arcane aspects of old-world tailoring. Her knitwear manipulates raw materials into textural forms that are artistic yet wearable. Her tailored pieces combine the constraints of structural lines with feminine details.  Hanh believes knitwear is about letting the raw material guide the hands, while tailoring compels the designer to tame and control the fabric.  Hanh Lam lives and works in New York City and some of her work can be found here.

The Young Designers Collective is an association of artists and designers based in New York City, who design for non-profit organizations to promote good will as well as gain exposure individually and for the cause they are working towards. Sponsored by SI Design and Consulting Inc, they provide young designers a platform that would have otherwise been difficult to build and gain recognition with on their own. In an ever-shrinking world, working together to achieve success has never been more important. They allow for a free exchange of ideas and talents, thereby fostering the growth of artists and art in commercial design. The Young Designers Collective wants to bring appreciation back to the artist behind the designer, to quality or handmade products, and to a more sustainable future.  With philanthropy and fashion hand in hand, we hope to further charitable works as well as bring new talent to light sooner than ever before.

You can also learn about The Young Designers Collective on FB here.


Thank You


similar: boots | leggings | top 

Even though I’ve been blogging for a while, I still get nervous when I hit the “post” button.  I wonder if you’ll like or even read the post.  I wonder if you’ll like my outfit.  I wonder if you’ll come back again.  Half the time, I’m sharing bits and pieces of my experiences or what God has given me and the other half of the time I’m rambling. 

So, I just want you to know that during this season of giving thanks and reflecting on the people who make a difference in our lives, I want to thank YOU!  I thank you for thinking enough of my blog that you’d take the time to see what I have to share.  LOL  I appreciate you for hanging in there with me and for sharing your thoughts on various posts by commenting.

I pray that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family, friends and loved ones making memories that you’ll one day think back on fondly.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Let go of it.

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similar: pants | top | watch | lip

You know that saying, “You can’t fit a round peg into a square hole”?  This is one of my favorite quotes because often I find myself trying to do things a certain way and end up frustrated and sometimes even to the point of throwing my hands up in defeat. Later I realize the process isn’t easy because  I’m forcing something that isn’t supposed to be.  It’s not until I stop, look and listen that I can then see past the process in front of me.  Lessons like these are not only relevant to tasks and daily routines, they are also relevant to our interactions and relationships with friends and family.  Sometimes there are people, friends, family in our lives that aren’t meant to stay.  Sometimes the changes we don’t want are the changes we need to grow.  As we grow older, many of us {hopefully} realize what we need and what we need to leave behind.  Although it’s not easy, in some relationships, walking away is a step forward.  That doesn’t mean giving so-and-so a piece of your mind and storming off, because for some of us a pieces is all we have.  LOL  It means, putting one foot in front of the other and simply walking away.

Have a great weekend!




[similar]: jacket | jeans | shoes | top | necklace | earrings DIY

You know how you come across those posts sometimes and you get the feeling that maybe she was rushed or unprepared  because she either just has a post with a couple of pictures and no text or a little bit of text but it’s like, “Hey guys sorry for the quick post, but I’m running out to _________ with _________!  XO”.  Weeeeeell, that’s me today except my story goes like this.

Hey guys, sorry for the quick post, but I’m running to change clothes so that I can look halfway decent for tonight’s Young Adult LIFE Group that the Hubby and I are hosting. LOL

Oh and sorry, the title is misleading.  This post has absolutely squat to do with running or getting in shape or anything having to do with fitness or being healthy.

LOL  Bye!


Even though the weather is cooling down, California {Los Angeles in particular} is one of those places that is just known for it’s insane {in a good way} style.  So, on any given Fall day you’re bound to see girls hitting the streets in short-shorts and UGG Boots…with the fur.  Well, here’s my interpretation of an L.A. Fall ensemble.  And what better way than with neutrals.  Neutrals are the default color all year long!
By the way, the Hubs and I are back from Miami and exhausted with a capital Zzzzz….. BUT we had a great time.  I can’t wait to tell you all about the branding panel I moderated during the Style Bloggers of Color Conference and some other juicy tidbits.  Stay tuned.
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