I have experienced a lot of challenging things in my life but nothing could have prepared me for trying to keep a 1 year old entertained all day, especially during a global pandemic. Mama’s, am I right? I never want to be one of those people who let their child watch TV all day but I am embarrassed to admit that it’s happened a time or two (cough… or three). In order to keep my little one busy and not watching Elmo 24/7, I’ve come up with my top 5 things to keep your toddler busy during quarantine. It’s time to get messy! I asked around and so many mothers told me about the idea of finger panting by making your own edible paint. So I got to work in the kitchen and created some paint. I found my recipe at LOVEVERY but you can also find some from Amazon like these from Crayola . 2) For the mothers who are not about the messy life, this is a great idea! Thanks to Facebook and the parents out there with amazing ideas, I found one that I can’t wait to try! I love that this can be done on a […]
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Wow, it’s so hard to believe that our little Asher is already 1 year old! He has brought so much joy to our lives and new challenges that have made this journey so fulfilling. He didn’t have the birthday we expected, thanks to Corona, but we still managed to get some great pictures and can’t wait for his actual party soon! Here are some of our favorites!
5 months into becoming a mommy and y’all, this job is no joke! For the first time I’m sitting downstairs, alone, with a cup of coffee, writing this blog. I have wanted to write and do a catch up on what life has been like but it’s been such a struggle. Not just because babies are such hard work (best job in the world though) but because I unexpectedly found myself suffering with postpartum depression. When I was pregnant with Asher, it was so hard to connect to this baby growing inside of me. Don’t get me wrong, I was excited, but I wasn’t connected to him yet. I talked to friends and some experienced the same thing and others immediately connected to their baby as soon as the stick showed positive! No one talked to me about postpartum. I mean, I had seen friends and family experience it but I had no idea what to look for and what was normal and what wasn’t. After Asher was born I felt strange. I was happy but I almost felt like I was watching someone else’s life happen in front of me. I remember seeing him for the first time and […]
So I realized, I am the worst blogger in the world. Since October, life just seems to have gotten away from me. Mainly because my brain has been consumed with all things baby! I found out at the end of July 2018 that my husband and I are expecting and it’s been a whirlwind ever since. Pregnancy is the strangest, most amazing thing I’ve ever experienced. As I sit here at my home in Houston, TX awaiting on the arrival of our little boy any day now, I thought it would be a great time to update everyone. Technically less than one week to go! I can’t wait for everyone to meet our little one.
Anyone who knows me knows that I love my lash extensions! It’s part of my look. I’ve always loved the look they give and waking up already looking fabulous is a major plus. I think I’ve had them off and on for about 10 years now, BEFORE lash extensions were even a thing. Now days you can go just about anywhere and get them done, which I wouldn’t necessarily recommend, do your research before letting someone glue something to your lashes! I’ve experienced some nightmares! I used an amazing lash artist in London named Emily at Angel Beauty. She is hands down, one of the best lash artists there is! Because of this, when I’m home in Houston it’s hard to find anyone that matches her standards. Now that I’m going to be home in Houston for a bit, I knew that keeping up with the lash extensions wasn’t going to be something that I could do. It is definitely a luxury and when I’m performing it’s something that I can justify. When I’m home, I’m not as active on the performance side of things. So what are my options? Strip lashes? No! Au Naturel? If I have to. After doing […]
So, it’s been 8 months since I said ‘I Do’ and I’ve debated writing this blog for quite some time but I’ve decided, it’s a common issue that needs to be addressed. My wedding was a “small” affair. We invited about 100 people knowing 15 or so would RSVP their regrets. What we didn’t expect what the amount of people who RSVP’d ‘Yes’ and didn’t show up. So life can get crazy, right? Things happen last minute that are totally unexpected. I mean, my own sister in law got in a car accident and could make it. Totally understandable things! Btw she’s ok and wasn’t harmed in the accident. I think what disappointed me, as the Bride, was looking out, expecting to see faces of friends and family and seeing empty tables. Empty tables that carried a big price tag might I add. So my focus shifted from my amazing reception to the well being of those who couldn’t make it. Thankfully everyone was ok, they had their reasons. So what do I really want to address here? The faux pas of all faux pas, the excuse to the bride and groom after the fact and then the “your gift […]
I can hardly believe it. All of those months of planning and the day has come and gone. It was incredible. I honestly wish I could do it all over again. I’m so glad I’m not one of those people who regretted having a wedding. I know the planning can be a bit overwhelming at times but it’s completely worth it. I opted for a smaller wedding. About 75 people, in the end after the inevitable no shows (which is a whole other blog all on it’s own!) – it was perfectly intimate but big enough to have a great party. In previous blogs I sang the praises of my wedding planner and I still am! Sava at Two Be Wed was amazing. I could not imagine trying to do this without her. She was remarkable. Nothing phased her. When people were rude or disrespectful, she handled it with a smile. She made every single element of the ceremony and reception more than we could have ever dreamed. Sava treated me and Chris, as well as my family, as if we were her family. Taking such good care of us. If you’re in Houston, don’t even bother putting together your […]
I am fortunate to have some of the most incredible friends ever on both sides of the pond. Before Hurricane Harvey happened and I was still “home” in the UK, my closest friends in the UK threw me an amazing Hen Do party! We started the night pretty refined at the Mandarin Oriental for cocktails, then made our way to dinner. This was quite the experience! We actually went to a comedy burlesque show. If you want to laugh and do something out of the ordinary, I highly recommend this. If you’re shy and don’t like getting on stage, this isn’t for you. It’s a small room and the chances of you ended up on stage with the Master of Ceremonies is about 100%! From there we made our way to a cheesy club where we danced the night away! But we weren’t finished. Our feet couldn’t deal with walking (or it was probably just mine) so we jumped in a few Tuk Tuk’s and had them take us to the first pizza place we could find. I mean, what’s a night out without two dinners! Check out some of the pictures… Next we have the Bachelorette Party. Like many […]
Ok, things are getting fun with this wedding planning stuff! The other day we picked out linens, which you wouldn’t think would be that exciting but it suddenly makes things feel very real. Oddly, I almost cried seeing it all set up… I didn’t even cry when I tried on my dress! So Chris and I made our way to Spring, Texas to a place called Heather’s Peace of Cake. We took the scenic route for Chris to scope out some photoshoot locations for his business and we just had to get a shot of me in front of this little wall. After all, I matched it! Alright, moving on to the good stuff! We made it to Heather’s and they had our cakes all ready for us to try! There, waiting for us in all of the sugary glory was a traditional wedding cake, Irish Cream cake, German Chocolate and Red Velvet. Oh. My. Word! It was so good! Chris and I pretty much went straight into sugar comas after that. In the end we ended up choosing the traditional wedding cake, red velvet and white chocolate with a raspberry filling. Definitely not on the pre-wedding meal plan but […]
I have done a complete 180° from when I started planning my wedding until now. Originally I planned on just ordering our invitations from an online site for as cheap as possible but then I met my wedding planner and she introduced me to Half Moon Lettering in Houston, TX. So the question is, how important are these details? I’ve concluded, for me, very important. It sets the theme of your wedding, in a sense it becomes your brand for not only the wedding but for everything wedding related afterwards. The invitations tell the guests exactly what kind of wedding they are about to attend. So from the moment they open the invitation to when they walk into the reception, there is a consistent flow. I haven’t picked out all of my little details and invitations yet but take a look at some that are in the running! What are some little things you splurged on for your wedding? Image by Mint Photography Image by Dana Fernandez Photography Image by Mint Photography Image by Dana Fernandez Photography