I had the best time with the SoCal Blogger Babes on Hornblowers Cruises KJAZZ Champagne Brunch Cruise in Newport Beach! The weather was absolutely perfect and the food was to die for!!! My absolute favorite part was the free flowing champagne. The staff was walking around refilling our glasses before we even had a chance to realize they were empty! The jazz music was the perfect touch to a perfect day.
The tickets are $75 a person and it includes a 2 hour yacht ride, a unlimited brunch buffet, and unlimited champagne. I say that is a GREAT deal and would make as an amazing gift for a special occasion like birthdays, anniversaries, bridal parties, Father’s Day, etc. Click here to check out all the different locations they have along the west coast and east coast!
So as I am writing this post I totally realized I wore my dress totally wrong, HAHAH!!!!!! You are supposed to tie the ribbon around the front of the dress into a bow, like so. I personally think it looked cuter the right way but you can totally wear it like I did too! Use code 1SUNSH15 to receive 15% off your entire purchase!
Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful moms out there!! There’s no strength or love in this world like a mother’s love. I truly can’t believe this is my THIRD Mother’s Day with Jackson!! He is the absolute best thing that has ever happened to me and my love for him grows like a weed everyday. Being a mother reveals strengths within yourself you never knew you had, forces you to grow in ways you never thought you would, and brings happiness to your heart that you never knew existed. Seeing the world through your own child’s eye is true gift that I will never take for granted!! Since today is Mother’s day I thought I would share 3 reasons I love being mom! PS. My dress is from SheIn and is less than $20!
Constantly being reminded of the little things – Children live their life’s differently than us old people. They still see the joy in the little things, ALL the little things. One of my favorite things that happens on a daily basis: I’m in a bad mood about something super silly. My energy, vibes, and facial expressions aren’t at their best. I see Jackson get overly excited about something super minimal (our dogs going potty outside, an airplane in the sky, the moon at night etc.) and I immediately realize how beautiful life is and how utterly silly it is to waste another moment in a bad mood. LOVE THAT.
The Love – I did not grow up in a house with two parents or a house filled with a ton of love and affection. I’ve actually never seen my mom live with a male nor did I live with a male until I moved in with Tyler. So to be constantly surround by the love, kisses, hugs, and words of affirmation from Jackson is truly the best thing in this universe. I truly believe love is the answer to everything, it makes everything better, and it brings out the best in people. The fact that I get to wake up everyday with the chance to give and receive love from my tiny human….I truly can’t describe the feeling.
The Fun – I grew up basically as an only child and started staying home by myself in 5th grade. To say that it got lonely would be an understatement. I feel like I always had a little more energy than other kids my age and I always kinda thought it was because I was alone so much. I love getting goofy, silly, and weird with Jackson!! We have the best time playing around!! I also still love watching Disney movies and cartoons so it all really works out.
“As moms, we are in it together – raising the future. We are a tribe of future makers. So let’s support each other.” – Marissa Hermer
How ADORABLE is this picnic setup by @holadarlinsoiree?! Haley put together a fun afternoon for my mom friend Ella and our little ones! Haley is the owner of Hola Darlin’ and her passion for event planning shines through her energy and every little thought out detail in her setups. Her goal is to create the perfect soirees for small everyday occasions and she does it WONDERFULLY!! Ella and I had the absolute best time and enjoyed the tastiest snacks. These pictures will truly last a life time!! If you’re in Orange County looking for an event planner, Haley is your girl!!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, y’all!! I may not be Irish but I’ve always loved celebrating this holiday! I may have celebrated a lot harder back in college than I do now, but we still make the most of the day. This year I threw together this cutetie front top from Forever 21with this sequin skirt to spice it up a little bit. I added this white blazer to dress it up a tad and I honestly can’t decide if I I like the outfit better with or without it!
My necklace and earrings are from Bexo, which is a locally owned jewelry company that I have become OBSESSED with! The necklace I’m wearing seriously takes any outfit from drab to FAB!!! I personally know the owners of this company, and they are seriously COUPLE GOALS!! If you’re looking for that special gift for someone or to treat yourself, consider shopping small!!
Well today’s post is short and sweet!! I did take a cute St. Patrick’s Day picture I wanted to share with y’all. It’s a replica of a picture I took a coupe of years ago. Let’s just say it was WAY more difficult to take this picture now, versus when Jackson couldn’t move. LOL.
Hey Y’all!! Goodness, it has been a HOT MINUTE since I’ve wrote a blog post about my personal life!! When I first started this journey almost every single post had a little life update and I really miss doing those!! I just spent some time reading through old posts and each one seriously had me grinning from ear to ear. It’s crazy how much we forget the little things!!! A few of my favorites areJack’s birth story, Colorado Road Trip, Roger’s Gardens, andAustin Texas I Love You. So, I’m making it a resolution to write / vlog more this year!
I’m sure many of you follow me on Instagram, I’m sure you’ve seen my stories, where I share life updates, story telling, and announcements on the daily!! Including landing my first investor for the company I started 1 year ago called,Blogger Babes Productions. I won’t get too much into that right now, but let’s just say it has been whirlwind ever since – IN A GREAT WAY!!! The fact that I get to chase my dreams everyday while building a business with good morals and ethics, is seriously the best thing that has ever happened to me (BESIDES JACKSON OF COURSE.) LOL.
I truly started Blogger Babes because I wanted to make the blogging industry less nasty, less competitive, and MORE authentic and genuine. There are more than enough brands, shoot locations, and presets to go around!!! The girl world can be robustly NASTY and COMPETITIVE. Trust me I’ve seen it first hand since I was a young girl, which is probably why I have always had more guy friends haha. I truly don’t understand why we can’t all get along, be honest about our feelings, support each other, and have some fun while doing so! One of my favorite quotes is “HER success is not YOUR failure.” My first 2 years of blogging the opposite of this seemed to be the general stigma that bloggers had toward each other. That HER success is YOUR failure. That other bloggers would be “jealous” of the collaborations other bloggers were receiving. It seemed like no one wanted to share tips, insights, or anything they learned themselves from blogging. ESPECIALLY when it came to a new blogger just starting out looking for guidance from an experienced blogger.
We all start at the beginning. I find it absolutely insane to not share tips and tricks with other bloggers, to not want to hangout with another blogger because her following isn’t as high as yours, OR to just straight up think your better than someone else because of your following. I believe bloggers should surround themselves with people who add value to their life, who challenge them to be greater than they were yesterday, and who sprinkle a little magic into their existence. Life isn’t meant to be done alone, and neither is blogging. Find your tribe and journey freely and LOYALLY together.
Another favorite quote of mine: LESSON OF TIME- KARMA When a bird is alive it eats ants. When the bird is dead, ants eat the bird. Time and circumstances can change at any time. Don’t devalue or hurt anyone in life. You may be powerful today, but remember time is more powerful than you. One tree makes a million matches, only 1 match needed to burn a million trees. SO BE GOOD AND DO GOOD ALWAYS.
I kinda went on a tangent there haha. ANYWAY, Jackson is doing amazing!!! He is growing into the most astonishing human being. His whit, goofiness, insane amount of energy, and pure heart keeps me on my toes. Jack is seriously SO SMART!!! He is saying full sentences, remembering things that happened the day before, and can even count to five. Spending time and bonding with him is my all time favorite thing to do!! I’ve been struggling with the amount of time I have to spend away from him to build Blogger Babes, and keep my blog up and running. Starting a business is seriously no joke. And If I’m being honest, which I always am, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I majored in Kinesiology Athletic Medicine at the University of Texas in San Antonio, and took maybe 1 business class during my freshman year. I definitely know less about business than the average business owner, but I’m reading and educating myself everyday! Everything I’m doing right now is so I can have control of my own life and schedule, and to be able to spend more time with my Jack!! I have never been more driven to do anything in my entire life!!!!
This post got way longer than I expected haha! I have more to share and I want to fill y’all in on Newchella, but I will save that for the next post!! Thanks for stopping by and happy new year! 🙂
This little red dress is SO PERFECT for the holidays!!! I literally can’t get over how perfect it is LOL. It’s from my new favorite brand at Target called Wild Fable. I seriously want just about everything they’ve been putting on the shelves, and I can’t pass on the super low prices for the high quality. This dress was only $18 and I love that you can style it so many different ways. I feel like it would look really cute with a white long sleeve turtle neck underneath and some white booties! You could also pair it with over the knee boots, a leather jacket, and a slick high pony. I could seriously go on for ever y’all! I guess one could say I love fashion haha.
It is a must to get pictures at a Christmas tree farm during this time of year. So I picked Jackson up a red sweater from Target of course, and headed to Johnson Brother’s farm with some of the SoCal Blogger Babes! Those pictures will be up next with a Babe Gift Guide! Jack’s sweater is seriously SO cute and really thick. He looked like such a little man in it…totally melted my heart.
One of my all time favorite earrings brands is Sugarfix by Baublebar. They seriously have the CUTEST earrings, and again at affordable prices. I picked up this classic pair from my local Target recently, and they also have them online! My shoes are old but I found a similar pair that I honestly think are cuter than the pair I own. I love the fringe detail, SO CUTE.
If you get this dress, make sure you tag me on IG so I can see how you styled it! Thanks for stopping by! ❤
My pants run a little big, so I would definitely size up!! I’m obsessed with the wide pant legs and the colors. Forever 21 for the win per usual! I also linked a ton of my other favorite plaid pants here!
I get SO many questions about my old Target booties, and unfortunately they are out of stock! I have been looking for dupes for over a year now, and Forever 21 finally decided to grace us with a pair! YAY!!! Not even kidding y’all, I bought a pair as back up because mine are getting scuffed and what not.
My backpack is one of my go-to’s and it’s currently on sale! It comes with super cute black fuzzy keychain (which looks cute on other bags too) and is super spacious. I even use it as a mini diaper bag for Jackson sometimes!
One of my ALL TIME FAVORITE places ever….TARGET!!!! I literally go there for just about everything and then some. I like to blame my mother for introducing me to Target runs at a young age…I stood no chance haha. It’s the first of December and Target has some of the cutest holiday decor this year, so I rounded up some of my favorites and styled a little shoot with @emilyybaranski! We seriously had a blast putting this setup together / shooting it. Stay tuned for more pictures….and trust me we took a lot LOL.
A few extra because I literally can not go to Target or Target.com without seeing stuff I had no idea I NEDED haha. Seriously though, Target still has a ton of amazing sales going on, and if you have a red card that’s another 5% (just get it already!!!) I literally said no for so many years and for this girl that’s prob like thousands of savings I missed out on!!
If you see something in my picture that is not linked above it’s most likely from the 99cent store haha! Feel free to email me if you need a link or have any questions! email@example.com