Redecorating The New Home

It’s been over four months and I already need to redecorate my new home! Can you tell I’m an interior designer already?

My mind has been racing with color pallets, art from galleries I’ve visited, and, of course, the Restoration Hardware Fall 2014 catalogue. I’ve received a bit of flack for wanting to redecorate so soon, from basically everyone I know (and everyone that isn’t insane, like me).

So, while I try to win this argument, I figured I would share some of my ideas on this blog – lighting, color scheme, furniture, and more. Continue Reading…

My Top 3 Favorite Bloggers

Bloggin’ ain’t easy…

Every one of my friends thinks starting a blog easy easy, and that’s true. The physical process of starting a blog is pretty painless. I had this blog developed in less than two weeks by an old friend.

What’s not easy is writing.

I didn’t know that before I started this blog. When everything was completed and I was staring at a blank page, it was a bit scary. Where the heck do I start?

That’s when I put away the Word document and started to do some research on other bloggers and their methods. I’ve gained a lot from their posts and figure that the least I could do is mention some of them in a blog post.

Check them out below!  Continue Reading…

My Favorite Parenting Books

One I was pregnant, I started read. I mean reading a lot!

There was really nothing else I could do. You can only watch so much television and I had yet to discover how to blog (I wish I had). So every day I would sit outside on our back porch with a pile of books and read for hours until my husband came home.

I would tell my friends and they all had the same reaction, “Really? Isn’t that boring after a while?” To be honest, that’s what I thought it would be before I started. But I decided since I spent a lot of money buying books, I might as well actually read them.

Side note, yes I am one of the very few people in the world that still buys books in the store (not ebooks). Remember those things filled with paper? Haha :).

I had never been one to sit down and really got into a book. In fact, the only real reading I had done before was some romantic novels when I was in my twenties.

This time I wasn’t reading for pleasure (pun intended), I was reading to learn how to be the best mom possible. You see, when I was pregnant, I was scared half to death of being a mother. Maybe it was the hormones causing my emotions to spike, but I would wake up panicing at night.

In my mind there were hundreds of “What if’s”…

What if I forget something? What if my baby comes out unhealthy? What if he gets lost and I cannot find him?

Reading parenting books was a way to put my mind at ease. What is funny is that there was an overarching theme in all of the books: “Don’t worry.” Yes, it seems stupid but it’s true.

You can do all the preparing in the world but it won’t keep your son or daughter out of danger 100% of the time. You just have to give them care, love and affection – that will guide you along this wonderful journey we call motherhood.

Although that was the theme of most of the books I read, there were some really great takeaways in terms of how to adjust to different milestones and specifics of dealing with certain problems as a mother, such as postpartum depression.

Below are a few of my favorite books… Continue Reading…