I've shared about my hesitation to wear color on my lips before and now that I've embraced it, it's one of my favorite beauty products. This is my favorite lipstick and color for fall right now...
Well, I am super delayed with this post! I said last week that I would share the remainder of our Boston trip on Friday but when the day came and I sat down to put this together Easton wanted all of my attention. Then we spent the weekend with my husband's family and he was off until today so that also took all of my attention. But finally, my son is distracted right now (update: it's now 11:54 pm and I'm just able to come back to this) and I'm finally able to share the rest of our Boston trip today...
I am so fortunate to have a generous and kind brother who flew Easton and myself out to Boston for a long weekend. We stayed with him, his girlfriend Caroline, and her family in Brookline, a thirty minute commute away from the heart of Boston. I'd never been to Massachusetts before and had two requests while we were there: I wanted to visit Harvard and see the harbor, both of which I requested with an awful Boston accent. I'm so excited to share the first part of our trip today...
I have been on the search for, in my opinion, the perfect ankle boots. Yet everywhere I looked I was either underwhelmed by the selection or overwhelmed by the prices, I just don't have the option to drop $60+ on boots at the moment. Then one day, in an internet search, I came across just what I had been looking for...
Now that it is officially October, I really feel like fall is really here. With the weather having finally cooled down, I'm trading my t-shirts for long sleeves and sweaters. I've cut and colored my hair and painted my nails black, I think I've totally converted and now love fall.
We have a busy month ahead of us! On Thursday Easton and I are flying to Boston for a long weekend, my husband's birthday is in a few weeks, and of course Halloween! I'm also embracing the fact that I am that mom who will dress my child in multiple themed outfits leading up to holidays and I think Halloween is going to be my favorite. I found this mummy pajama set at Kohl's and right now it's on sale! Did I mention that this is one of three outfits I have for him just to dress up in the spirit of Halloween? I don't even have his costume yet...
With all the craziness that is about to happen, today I'm hitting pause and just relaxing with my sweet little one. In the meantime here are some cute photo's of my mummy.
A month ago it seemed like all of a sudden my Facebook and Instagram feeds were full of women with FabFitFun boxes, claiming you'd receive around $200 worth of products for $40 with a subscription. Being an avid subscription lover with Ipsy and wanting to stretch my dollar as far as possible, I decided I'd try the Fall box out. I was curious to see if all the 'hype' was worth it. I am nowhere near cool enough to be sponsored for this post, I spent my own money so my opinions are truly my own. Here is my honest and unpaid review of the Fall FabFitFun box...
Today we went for a drive with the main goal of taking pictures. I want to so badly to have professional photos taken of our family but that's not something we can afford at the moment. So instead Tom and I pass the camera, and Easton, back in forth in hopes of capturing images that melt our hearts. I feel like today we succeeded...
Lately I feel like I have been giving myself a lot of unnecessary stress, worrying about things I didn't need to. I am convinced that it's one of the reasons it took me so long to bounce back from getting sick and also brought me to a rut with my blog. I lost all creative energy and even though I have a long list of upcoming post ideas, I was drained and couldn't commit to one idea.
In times like these, I find it very important to focus on all that is good in my life instead of creating things that are bad out of thin air. To be honest, there isn't really a bad things going on in my life right now. There is a lot of uncertainty but that comes with life and I need to learn to not only be ok with that but patient as well. So today I am going to go for a walk with outside with my son and clear my head. While I'm walking I'll be reminding myself of all the amazing things I have going on right now...
* Easton is healthy and happy
* Tom is so supportive and is able to handle whatever stress I throw at him
* We have a roof over our heads and food in the fridge
* I was able to get a pair of new glasses so I can finally see clearly again
* We're traveling as a family in a couple of weeks to one of my favorite places ever
* Easton and I have two trips lined up less than a month from each other to visit family
* I am loved
Fall is in the air, or should I say: Fall is all over social media. I feel like all I see anyone post about these days are pumpkin spiced lattes and Halloween. Growing up in Southern California I never experienced a true Autumn until I moved to North Carolina, even then I longed for my favorite Spring and Summer.
This year something changed, despite not being on the pumpkin spiced flavored anything train, I'm excited for Fall! It's mostly due to Easton and getting him to experience things at this fun age with him and partly because I got some cool new pieces of fall clothing. Even though the first day of Fall isn't until September 22nd, I'm planning ahead with an Autumn Bucket List that I'm excited to share with you...
I've always admired a woman who wears a jumpsuit. I've loved them for years but told myself I couldn't wear one until I lost so much weight. Now that I've been more focused on loving myself for who I am right now that statement sounds ridiculous!
I actually wanted to do a fashion centered post for a long time, even before I started honest momma but had convinced myself that I needed to be a certain size to do so. Looking back, I'm sad for constantly hating on my body and wish I had just embraced it then. It would have saved me a lot of heartbreak.
I can wear whatever I want and when I found this jumpsuit, I was so happy. It took awhile to build up my confidence while wearing it, and I was nervous to have my picture taken in it. But once I saw the pictures I was pleasantly surprised. I didn't hate myself and the way I looked. Instead I thought, "dang momma!" It was totally worth the practically getting naked to just use the bathroom. Now I'm planning when I can wear this outfit again.
You can find my jumpsuit at Old Navy and heels at Kohl's.
I'm a twenty-something mama who honestly has no clue what I want to do in life at the moment. For the longest time that scared me but now I embracing it and documenting it here.