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 […]
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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 […]
JessicaClemmons.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. I had an unusual day off on a Sunday and because my husband and I are seriously trying to watch our finances, going out for brunch was not an option. We are also following a Ketogenic’s meal plan but some days we’re a little relaxed with it, but still want to stay on plan. I woke up and looked in the refrigerator and whipped something up with some pretty common left overs. I always have cauliflower in the fridge because it’s the closest thing to potatoes at times. This is also a great veggie to sneak in for those picky eaters! If you’re looking for some inspiration for a yummy breakfast/brunch to fix the family (or just for yourself) check this out! Ingredients 1 tbsp of butter flavored coconut oil 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen cauliflower bits 1/2 tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp salt; or more to taste 1 tbsp dried minced onions (optional) 1/4 tsp pepper 4-6 eggs; depending on your liking […]
Since going full on Keto, I’ve been doing a lot of experimenting in the kitchen. Thanks to Pinterest I have lots of inspiration! This morning I woke up craving donuts. I actually don’t usually like sugar in the mornings but sometimes it’s a must! I took a stroll through Pinterest and found a Keto Donut recipe! Thanks to Low Carb Joy I was able to satisfy my donut craving. I would personally make a few changes the next time I make them. I’ll add one less egg as the dough was a big more eggy for my liking. Potentially will try 3 eggs and 1 egg yolk. I would also sweeten it a touch more. One thing I tried but didn’t like was frying the donut. I felt it soaked up the oil and gave a strange texture. Ingredients 1/3 cup Coconut Flour 3 tbsp . Swerve swetener (more if you like a sweeter donut) 1/2 tsp Nutmeg (optional) 1/8 th (pinch) tsp. salt 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/8 th tsp (pinch) Glucomannan / Konjac Powder (optional but will help thicken) 2 tbsp Coconut Oil , melted and cooled 4 large Egg , Whole 1/4 cup Almond Milk (unsweetened) 1 […]
So I’ve been following a Ketogenic meal plan for about 6 months now. I have to say, I absolutely love it. It’s basically super low carb, high fat and high protein. I am fairly dairy free with it, for the most part, but allow myself some dairy. For a long time I followed the 28 day Challenge by the Ketogenic Girl. It’s wonderful and weightloss is pretty fast but I found it a bit too hard to maintain. Now I mix recipes from Ketogenic Girl as well as some great ones from Peace Love and Low Carb. Occasionally I actually come up with my own! Below is a breakfast pizza using Fathead Pizza Dough. This dough is a life saver! Check out the recipe and try it for yourself. Add toppings you like as well as seasonings! The key is, have fun with it! Keto Breakfast Pizza: Start out making your Fathead Pizza dough. There are tons of recipes but it’s super easy. I used this one from Ditch The Carbs. Recipe also listed below: 1 3/4 cups pre shredded/grated mozzarella cheese 3/4 cups almond meal/flour 2 tbsp cream cheese 1 egg pinch salt to taste 1/2 tsp dried […]
Having spent most of my adult life traveling away from home, chasing a career, I’ve started to realize what’s important in life and you’ll be shocked to know… It’s not the career. I remember being in New York City about 6 years ago and in the back of a cab on my way to a writing session. There were interviews playing on the tv screens in the car and one really caught my ear. A local NY artist was saying what her one regret was. She said at 60 years old, she wished that she spent less time chasing a career and more time focusing on relationships. Not just romantically but also friendships. That moment has replayed in my head so many times. Over the last several years I’ve started to change my way of thinking. I realized that I was at everyone’s disposal but my own. I cared more what people thought of me and wanted from me than my own happiness. We live in a selfish society but I think that most often we aren’t selfish about the right things. Sometimes it’s important to put yourself first and in turn, you end up putting the people that actually […]
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 […]
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 […]