Posts tagged mompreneur
She Designed A Life She Hated...I Am She

For the past three years, I thought I was designing a life I loved… through my home, my business, my family, and just everything. I had moved across the country with my family, my husband had a great job, I was able to launch a subscription box, I was pursuing my masters, I had shed my “baby weight” by the power of nursing…I mean, life was great…right? The hard truth that I only recently had to come face-to-face with was that I had designed a life I HATED, not loved. I was only “pretending” to be this strong and happy and put-together person. This post is an introduction to, not just new content, but a new me…a real me, not by design, but by transformation. By the grace of God, I have survived a serious case of “growing pains” and while I do not know what lies ahead or what comes next — like at all — I do know that I want to share the entire wild ride with you, unapologetically, and truly loving the space I’m in. 

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How to Stay Comfortable (and Sexy) Working From Home

Last year I did a whole series on my YouTube channel sharing some of my productivity hacks & habits, from an A to Z of my go to resources to staying physically & mentally productive as a work from home mom. One of my simple yet super effective “hacks” has always been to get dressed — I learned the hard way that while it sounds nice to say you’re working from home in your pajamas, it doesn’t make for a very productive day. After having my daughter, I decided I deserved better, and now working at home full time, I made a commitment to myself to not just find bras that fit or “good” bras, but bras that I could look good and feel good in all day at home and outside. Enter ThirdLove

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What I Really Learned By Going Back To Design School

Pursuing my masters degree what something that I’d always wanted to do when “the time was right” but after almost a decade of being out of school, in 2016, I made the choice to go for it, studying interior architecture & design. While this wasn’t exactly the same type of architecture program I was studying back in 2003, talk about full circle! Have I completed the degree yet? Nope! Yet in the 2 and a half years since I started the program I’ve learned more about myself (and the industry) than I bargained for — and spoiler alert: none of it is actual lessons in design (but don’t tell my professors that). 

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Pros & Cons of Moving

So in my lifetime, I've moved 7 times. With every move, I found myself constantly trying to define my life via my space. I'm someone who lives in my head, and with that, someone who's always planning and envisioning and daydreaming. I'd get lost in thought planning changes I'd want to make; because no matter what was happening around me, I needed to be able to control my home. With each move, this has never changed. But also with each move, I've learned just a little bit more about myself, the people in my life, and honestly, the world around me.

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My Toddler Bedroom Room Tour & Reveal

Over the summer we decided to give our daughter her own room, which meant moving out of my home office & transitioning that room into a space fit for a threenager — fun but peaceful, child-friendly but chic, and most importantly something she would love!

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Renter Friendly Upgrade With Removable Wallpaper

Time and time again you hear about what isn't possible as a renter, with one of those things being wallpapering! But to be fair, almost no one likes to wallpaper, not even homeowners, because when you think of the removal process all you know is that it sucks! This is why I've been a long time fan of removable (or "peel and stick") wallpaper.

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Design Plan: Cozy Princess Hideaway

When you search “bedrooms for little girls” on Pinterest, you get a hodgepodge of ideas from inspiration rooms to diy projects, so needless to say I had to think long & hard about exactly what my vision for her room would be. My daughter has had all of one request — pink! I put together a design that featured a mix of colors & textures that would be soft enough of for a little girl, but also chic & timeless, because the last thing I wanted was to change her room every couple of months.

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Part 2 of My 2018 Amazon Prime Day Round Up

If you've been hanging out with me in real life or virtually for any length of time you know that I am an unapologetic shopaholic -- much to the chagrin of my husband & wallet -- but what you may not know is exactly where I love to shop. Topping that list for YEARS is Amazon, and for that reason, I am a PROUD "card-carrying" Prime member

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How We're Beginning Our 3 Room Transformation

I told you all the decisions and thought process leading up to our choice to give our daughter her own room. And while I also slightly touched is on what this meant, design-wise, I didn’t really get into the specifics of what a room swap could really unfold into. 

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2018 Amazon Prime Day Round Up: What's In My Cart?

If you've been hanging out with me in real life or virtually for any length of time you know that I am an unapologetic shopaholic -- much to the chagrin of my husband & wallet -- but what you may not know is exactly where I love to shop. Topping that list for YEARS is Amazon, and for that reason, I am a PROUD "card-carrying" Prime member

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Shop With Me: Hobby Lobby Shopping Haul For Toddler Bedroom

This shopping haul may be the first of many as we transition our daughter into her 1st room, in addition to switching up other areas of our condo due to the move. In case you missed it, you can read about the whole thing HERE but in short, I've moved out of my home office, aka our second bedroom, and we're giving it to our daughter. While this was intended to be a quick & simple trip to Hobby Lobby (is there ever such a thing) it turned into a bit of a mini haul.

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