November has been sweet. Being able to do what I love with the love and support of my family, there's nothing quite like the feeling. Not a day goes by where I don't think of how blessed I am to live the life that I live. To have an amazing man, who fully loves me for me. To have a wonderful baby boy, who looks at me every day with eyes of absolute love, admiration and trust. There's times when I wonder if I'm dreaming, or is this really my life? Each and every day, I look at those around me and realize that it is not a dream, but a dream come true.
Becoming a mother has caused for me to grow so much as a woman. It has given me the patience that I need in all aspects of life, and an indescribable amount of drive to continue to follow my dreams. My goal as a mother, is to raise my son with that kind of mindset. I want to always encourage him to follow his dreams, to find out what he loves and to encourage him to give it his all, no matter what. Whatever he chooses to be in life, we will be there to support him. If he comes to us one day and says "mom, dad, I want to move to New York City, we will pack up and move there as a family, all for him to be able to follow his dreams. I want to teach him that sometimes, when following a dream, there will be highs and lows, struggles and satisfactions, but all in all, if you're doing what you love, that's all that matters. That's a lesson that I still have trouble with from time to time. As a blogger, I find myself wrapped up in the things that don't matter, at times. Whether it be the amount of likes that I received on a photo, if someone "followed" or "unfollowed" me, or if there is a slow pace of improvement on followers gained on Instagram. These things don't matter, but I find myself over-analyzing these things from time to time and that's something that I'm working on for myself. What matters most of all is the love from my family. Putting my baby boy to sleep every night and waking up to those big blue eyes every morning, that's what matters. Being in the arms of the one I love, that's what matters. Knowing that my family is happy and healthy, that's what matters. Everything else doesn't even come close.
Until next time...
The Metal Romantic
Photography by: @trig_perez
Halloween is fast approaching so it's time for all of the ghouls, goblins, skeletons and vampires to come out to play! It's the perfect time to "funk" up your look a bit and become your alter ego. Whether you're just playing dress up, or expressing the true YOU, now is the time to add a little DANGER to your look. I mean, it is almost Halloween after all, right? So pull out all of the black from your closet and lurk around in the shadows casting spells or drinking blood (not really, please). The point is, have fun, get a little weird and sink your teeth into the season.
Full look details listed below.
Fall is in the air, and I can feel it! Even though it's technically still hot hot hot, the cool air is definitely coming! There's something that changes in the air when fall is approaching. Everyone seems to have a little more "pep in their step", don't ya think? There's nothing like that feeling I get when I first begin to see the changing leaves and feel the slight cool breeze that makes you just want to throw on a light jacket or a knit sweater. I am forever falling in love with FALL, year after year!
As an on-the-go mama, a functional diaper bag is the most important accessory, that's for sure. It's absolutely necessary to have a diaper bag that can hold all of the essentials, and then some. As a mom, you can never have too much "stuff". You really just never know when you might need that extra pacifier or outfit for your little one, or one for yourself for that matter. Throughout the day, you may have a spit up filled blouse, a pee pee filled onesie, or if you're really LUCKY, a poo poo filled onesie (for all of those up-the-back explosion "accidents") that babies tend to have. The moral of the story is, as a mama you need it all. If you think you don't need to bring something with you, you'll be sorry. Bring it. Bring it all. You can never have too much! The Happ Brand Anna Hobo Diaper Bag has room for it all, with compartments for just about everything! For all of you mamas who like to have things organized in a very specific order, this bag is for you! There is a place for everything, from diapers to bottles, Happ Brand has got you covered with the perfect spaces to accommodate everything you MIGHT need for a day out with your babe.
Do you mamas ever stress out about placing your babe on public surfaces for all of those on the go diaper changes? Don't fret, Happ Brand once again has you covered. The Anna Hobo Diaper Bag also comes packed with a perfectly sized changing pad to relieve your sanitation stress. How could you go wrong with a bag that thinks of everything a mother might need during her day? Everything has a place, creating less time digging through your bag searching for that diaper that you need on the spot.
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If nursing convenience is of importance to you, as an on-the-go mama you definitely also need to check out Loyal Hana. This Cybelle - Navy Angles Loyal Hana Dress is perfect for all of those on-the-go feedings, as there are perfectly placed side seams with hidden zippers for easy access to fill up your little babe while out and about. Loyal Hana has nursing mothers in mind when designing their collections, thinking of easy access and convenience that mamas need when taking their little babe out on the town, while still looking their very best!
More on Loyal Hana coming soon to the blog!