• Baby
  • 1st Birthday Party | Jayden’s Wild Rumpus (Part II)

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    Once the scene was set, we were ready to party! …but first, I had to rush home get myself and my baby ready and then rush back, resulting in Jayden and I arriving 20 min late. At least “fashionable late” is totally a thing, which I think we nailed. From the moment we stepped in, […]

  • Baby
  • 1st Birthday Party | Jayden’s Wild Rumpus (Part I)

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    I decided on the theme for Jayden’s first birthday, back in May.  It’s nowhere near original… I’d be the first to admit, a “Wild One” b-day party is pretty basic.  But I really didn’t care, I knew I would be able to execute it in a unique way.  I always loved the book “Where the […]

  • Baby
  • Jayden’s Birth Story (One Year Later) | 9.24.15

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    As I sit down to write this post, I just put the finishing touches on the final project for my son’s first birthday and re-tucked him in after a nightmare.  I can’t believe it’s been a whole year… 365 days, wow! Everyone always tells you about how fast time goes by and to enjoy every […]

  • Outfits
  • How to Update Your Wardrobe On A Budget

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    Labor day weekend, signifies the end of summer, the (unofficial) start of the Fall season + the beginning of my favorite time of year! Pumpkin spice lattes are back, Fashion Week is in full swing, cooler mornings have made an appearance + it’s now time to start thinking about our Fall wardrobe…even if we are […]

  • NYC
  • NYC Summer | Central Park with J Crew

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    I can’t believe this weekend is the unofficial end to summer. Wow, that went by fast! Summers in NYC (as hot + humid as they may be) are the best! With this being my tenth summer living in NYC, I would consider myself somewhat of an expert, but with that said, no matter how long […]

  • Fashion
  • NYC Family Style | Cocoa & Hearts

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    If given the opportunity to match my son, you better believe I will take it.  Camo t-shirt for me + camo shorts for him… yes, please. Before becoming a mom, I never thought that a mommy + son could have twinning moments, but after become a #boymom, I realized twinning moments are not reserved for […]

  • Explore
  • Strawberry Picking | Windy Acres Farm

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    A few weeks back, at the height of strawberry season in New York, we headed out east to Windy Acres Farm, to pick our own strawberries.  Strawberries + blueberries are Jayden’s favorite fruit, so we thought it would be a fun adventure for the whole family. We had originally planned to go on Saturday but the […]

  • Baby
  • All-American Baby

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    Being raised in California, by a white mother, I learned at a very young age that the color of your skin does not define who you are.  In my family alone, we are each a different shade, for me as a little girl, that was normal.  Once I hit the age where I started going […]

  • Motherhood
  • Maternity Photos | 9 Months Pregnant

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     Today, I’m (finally) sharing photos from my maternity shoot with Zoe Hiigli Studio.  I always knew I would want to take maternity photos, but wasn’t sure if I wanted to go the artistic or lifestyle route.  I decided on the artistic, mainly because I had so many lifestyle photos for my blog, that I thought […]

  • Fashion
  • Denim On Denim + The Perfect Leather Backpack


    Denim on denim is my go to mom-iform (who am I kidding, I’ve been rocking this style, long before I became a mom).  Seriously, I could wear a form of this outfit on repeat, day after day, if laundry was a little easier to get done.  One of my favorite purchases I’ve made within the […]