Me and my girl Jalynn.
Last night I went to an event for Collabor8 I will blog more about it later, but I just wanted to come on here and say how much fun I had last night. I felt like I was just so authentically me! It was a nice change. I haven't been posting as much as I used to on social media; or my blog for that matter. Most of my feed has been taken up with pictures of Ella, which of course was inevitable to some degree haha But being completely honest, the real reason for my lack of posts is my current lack of self-esteem. After having Ella my confidence took a dip - physically, emotionally, just all of it. Man, postpartum can be a rough transition, amiright?!
I used to share more about what I was doing, my passions and interests. There has been a real lack of that on here and I am trying to get back to doing more of the things that I really enjoy and not be embarrassed about taking a picture of myself. Yes, I have been so hard on myself that I haven't wanted to post pictures with me in them. I know this is totally irrational. Why is being kind to ourselves the hardest sometimes? What is sad is I was that girl that oozed with confidence, I probably had some extra for you if you needed some! haha But over the years, due to several factors, I have seen it dwindle. My goal lately has been to get that back, to get back to me. To be better at taking care of myself and loving myself. So here's to making changes and creating better habits! May we all be a little kinder to ourselves - we can't afford not to be! 😘
Ella around 5 months old - Xan's Eye Photography
A week ago was Mother's Day, and while we kept the day pretty low key, I relished in the fact that I am a mother. Having children is something that I have always wanted to experience in life. I love being a part of a big loving family, and I have always wanted that for myself with my own family. Actually becoming a parent was beyond anything I could have imagined. It is hard to articulate the love a parent has for their child. You have a love you have never felt before and because of that everything now scares you, it is overwhelming and so incredibly joyful.
Joy has been my word to describe parenthood... I am just so full of joy. I am so happy right now, and how could I not be? I am a mother to a lively, happy, sweet and adorable little girl. I am the luckiest, and our days are full of so much joy. I find such satisfaction in caring for her, serving her, helping her learn. It is true what they say, her happiness is my happiness.
Life is good, God is good.
Life is good, God is good.
I shared these flats on my Instagram last night, I have been wearing them non stop. I love a pop of color, and I love how they can take the most casual of outfit and dress it up! While I do love me some color, I was seriously considering these amazing neutral blush tone ones, or these really fun textured black ones! They are currently 20% OFF right now at Nordstrom. You wont be disappointed, you will wear them with everything.
Anthropologie also has a killer sale going on right now with 20% OFF your ENTIRE order! USE CODE: XOXO And yes this applies to sale items as well, so you can get some great deals this weekend. I have been eyeing this dress in the sale sections. And I am super tempted to get this top, I just think it would look great with jeans and some flats, like the Halogen ones I just shared! haha Oh and this amazing shirt dress! But don't forget their home section, I love love love this candles and have been wanting to get this coconut milk + mango one for forever! I put together some great finds here:
J.Crew is also having a great sale, In stores & online: extra 30% off sale styles & 25% off summer-ready picks. Use code EXTRAEXTRA These v-neck linen tops are a must have staple and with J. Crew quality and this sale on top of the discounts, you will want to grab them up! Here are some more great sales picks as well.
After we bought our house I was on the hunt for a great door mat. I finally hunted down this adorable one from Target. It was old out for awhile and they recently brought it back, along with a bunch of other great styles. I thought I would do a round up since there were so many cute ones that also happen to be on sale this week! I picked up a few seasonal ones that I can't wait to use, like that adorable watermelon one!
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♥ the best day
♥ bikinis & diet coke
♥ disguised blessings
♥ a novel about my feelings
♥ a "utah" mormon
♥ twenty five before twenty five
♥ blonde hair
♥ four eyes
♥ remember to be kind
♥ arm pit hair