Eloise Is Two!

Friday, July 30, 2021












My darling girl turned two years old on July 27. I cannot believe how fast time is going by; I am so grateful we get to spend all day with her every day. Being her mom as been as wonderful as I imagined and I cannot wait to see her become a big sister when the new baby arrives in November. This was the first time we actually had grandparents join in the celebration {quarantine made it difficult last year} so it was very special to have family this time around. 

We did a mermaid theme party, complete with a balloon garland, mermaid cake {my first ever!} and outfit. She loved every minute of it. She ended up on a sugar high by the end of the night. We started off the day with donuts, Peppa Pig balloons and a couple gifts and then took her to Aba {Mediterranean restaurant} for lunch since she loves hummus and veggies. We can back home for nap time and she was ready to party some more by the time she woke up. 

We are excited to see what this year has in store for her. Seeing her grow up and develop her own little personality and opinions has been delightful and I cannot imagine all of the 'firsts' we will experience during this coming season. 

Thanks for reading, stay healthy xx
N. 



Our Family Is Growing!

Monday, June 28, 2021











What a wonderful year 2021 is turning out to be :) We are having our second baby in November! We are extremely excited and happy for the upcoming arrival of this little bundle. The road to this pregnancy was a very bumpy one, we found ourselves in situations we never thought we would have to deal with; making us feel extra grateful for this baby. 

Currently 19 weeks and counting, baby is due the day before Thanksgiving. It's going to be a wonderful holiday season!

You might have noticed my absence from the blog and social media overall. As with Eloise, the first trimester was brutal. I was extremely sleepy, tired and at times sick...add a very active toddler to the mix and and we ended up with a VERY rough few weeks. Second trimester has been a drastic change, I have energy and feel so much better aside from occasional back pain. 

I look forward to continue to share all things fashion, baby, family and travel in the coming months. We have a few trips planned this summer that I'm super excited about. We booked our babymoon to Cancun and our summer family vacation to Colorado. Cannot wait to get out of this heat for a few days!

Until next time, 
Nicole


Staying Motivated On 2021

Tuesday, February 9, 2021



Hello February! We got here so fast.

Between putting our Christmas decorations away and saying goodbye to the last guests I had very little time to blog and shoot content the first few weeks of the year. As we are entering the 2nd month of 2021 I feel more at ease, organized and ready to take on the new weeks ahead of me. There is always a great deal of excitement for me in staring something new...whether it's a jar of new anti-wrinkle cream, a planner or a new year.

This time around I look ahead and I see a bit of a challenge, quarantine exhaustion is a real thing and I am feeling increasingly anxious about being home most of the time. These feelings prompted me to make a plan to get motivated during this pandemic and actually reach my daily goals. And here I share a few items helping me to stay on track on 2021.

I take pride on being very organized and running a daily To Do list. Having a place to jot down ideas and look at my calendar is very helpful. I had initially purchased this planner but decided to upgrade to a bigger one. I had this one last year and the space was perfect so I ended up with another large one. I love the plastic cover and how light it is. 

Proud to report I have been sticking to my running and weight training routine for the past 3 weeks now! I am starting to see a difference in my body. Cute workout clothes help A LOT. I wear a workout outfit during the morning 5 out of the 7 days of the week. This forces me to exercise since I am already dressed for it. 

Quarantine granted me the time to take care of my skin like I never had before. I started doing more masks and started the year by adding two different ones to my weekly routine. I can see a HUGE difference in my skin already. This is perfect for cleansing without over drying and this is perfect for glow. I look forward to my night hot showers followed by a mask. 

We don't have many choices for things to do outside of the house, so a visit to the park happens a couple times a week for us. Wearing comfortable clothing with sneakers is a must. I am big fan of the dress + sneaker combo so I just added these pink ones and these white ones to my collection. 

I try to change out of my workout clothes every day. More often than not I'll take a hot shower and get into a comfortable sweat pants and matching sweatshirt. These are perfect for walking around the neighborhood in the evening. I am not fully dressed but also not in my pajamas. 

We own a Nespresso and used it daily. Until we rented an Airbnb back in December and they had a drip coffee machine. I found this delicious coffee and looked forward to every morning. I decided to get a drip coffee machine was soon as we got back to Texas. This was my choice, programmable and simple. Love coming downstairs in the morning to a house smelling like vanilla coffee. 

We were spending way too much time on our phones and tablets. I want Eloise to become a great reader so we must lead by example. I committed to a book a month and so far it's been great. Currently reading Becoming by Michelle Obama. Love her so much!

Springtime is one of my favorite times to spruce up my decorating. Since January and February are strange {typically dark and cold} months I like to start adding lighter tones to my home. This year I opted for a couple new tablecloths from Amanda Lindroth and new table mats from Target. The prints make me so happy! 

Blues On Blues

Friday, February 5, 2021










Monochromatic outfits are everywhere lately, I blame it on the return of matching sweatsuits we all have been wearing at home {AKA pandemic fashion}. It was only a matter of time before the tonal outfits started happening in my closet too. I am a big fan of the Royal Dress from Tuckernuck {seen here in red} it is loose, comfortable and looks dressed up without being too constricting. This cotton navy one I am wearing is perfect for the sunny days ahead. Paired it with my monogrammed flats I got myself for Christmas, obsessed with the color and fit! The hand painted monogram gives it such a fun pop of color. The cord earrings have been on my radar for over a year now, but could not decide on a color. Imagine my surprise when I came across a gracious woman who hand makes them for a reasonable price...got myself four different colors and styles already haha. They are SO WELL MADE and light. Can't wait to wear them all summer!

Happy Friday! Hope you have fun socially-distanced Super Bowl plans. We are staying home {duh!} and cooking a few recipes to watch the game. I'm in charge of mac & cheese, wish me luck! 

xx, 
N. 



 





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