Welcome 2018!


The holiday season is over and with it a new year has begun. Its time to put to rest old grievances and to look forward with optimism.  Personally, I am planning on losing weight for the umpteenth time ever…. In all seriousness, my main goal for this blog is to get into fashion in a big way! I’ve talked a more »

Time to Weigh in: Breastfeeding


One of the current hot topics now days seems to be how to feed baby. Breastfed vs Formula. Covered vs Uncovered. So I thought that I would share my personal experiences with Octavia and Jean-Luc plus a coupon code for my new favorite anti-colic bottle! Octavia When I was pregnant with Ocki we determined beforehand to exclusively breastfeed. It is more »

Merry Christmas 2017!


Once upon a time when dinosaurs wandered the earth, also known as when I was in Jr. High, paisley print and bell sleeves made a bit of a comeback and along with them, corduroy pants. I had about five pairs and I wore the crap out of those puppies all through high school. Come to think of it, I may more »

Ginger Cookies


Yesterday I brought you some delicious cranberry and white chocolate cookies. Today I am giving you the recipe for the best ever ginger cookies. These are a Thanksgiving tradition in my family and they are perfectly suited for the Christmas holidays as well. I think what really sets these cookies apart is the use of fresh ginger. It really makes more »

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies


Nothing quite says the holidays like stuffing yourself full to bursting with all manner of confectioneries, amiright? I usually try to post relatively healthy eats (for my own sake!) but I took some divinely sugary and waist inflating cookies to Thanksgiving dinner and had many a request to post the recipes on the blog. So today I am coming at more »

Winter in Phoenix!


Freestone Park Gilbert AZ

Once upon a time I used to love snow. There was something so magical about that white fluffy stuff, especially during the Christmas season. Then I learned to drive. What once seemed to make a sparkly white winter wonderland is now a slushy, muddy, and dangerous mess. So when we got the invite from my brother-in-law to come down to balmy more »

Gratitude Never Goes Out of Style!

Fashion Lifestyle

Alpha and Omega Nordstrom Lace Bell Sleeve Top

Happy Thanksgiving! Today I am going to keep things short as I am wanting to spend as much time as possible with those for whom I am most grateful, my family. But I did want to take a minute to to say thank you to all those who read my blog and/or follow me on my social media accounts. Sometimes I am more »

The Perfect Thanksgiving Sweater


Thanksgiving is just around the corner and so I thought I would share my favorite sweater for the holiday! I actually bought this sweater a couple years ago but it is still in stock! I paired it with some simple black jeans… And some adorable oxford heels! The shoes are old so unfortunately I could not find the exact pair more »

A Study in Blue


Steve Madden Beattle Clutch

I’ve always wanted to do more fashion posts but felt I had a lot of limitations. I am my own photographer. Like seriously, is every blogger out there married to a professional photographer with limitless time restrictions or so ridiculously rich that they can afford a photographer to follow them around all day? I was taking photos on my phone. more »

10 Minute Solid Perfume

Beauty DIY

Coming at you today with a super duper easy diy beauty project today inspired by my own little Ocki. Earlier this week as I was getting ready in the bathroom Ocki busied herself emptying every drawer and cabinet as is her usual habit. Among her spoils was a ziplock bag full of those little sample perfumes. It was not long more »