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Strolls Through Our City

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Upon moving into an up-in-coming Atlanta neighborhood, a new stroller was just simply necessary! I found that we needed a hassle-free product that would make our on-the-go lifestyle easier to manage. That solution was the UPPAbaby "G-LUXE" Travel Stroller! I had a definite checklist when it came to what I needed when toting Axel around the city. Number one, it needed to be lightweight enough to where I could easily and quickly load him in to run our errands or walk to the nearby parks. Number two, I needed for it to be easily collapsible to be able to throw it in the back of my car when Axel tags along on my photoshoots. Number three, I wanted it to be sleek and chic to compliment my sense of style.

Let me just say, the UPPAbaby "G-LUXE" exceeded my expectations and fulfilled all of the items on my must-have checklist. Not only is it lightweight, travel friendly and sleek, but bonus...it also features a one-handed reclining backrest, an adjustable footrest and an extendable UPF 50+ sunshade as well. So if he happens to take a snooze on one of our strolls, he'll have the comfort that he deserves. The UPPAbaby G-LUXE is the lightest full-size reclining umbrella stroller in its class and I wouldn't tote Mr. Axel Hawk around the busy city in anything else. 

Thank you UPPAbaby, for making for a pleasant and hassle-free transition into a new neighborhood within a new city. Axel definitely digs his new mode of transportation, as does mama and dada!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of UPPAbaby. The opinions and text are all mine.


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ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS

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ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS

All I want for Christmas is these two right by my side, always. The holidays are always a little nutty but add in a wild 1.5 year old "man" to the mix and its doubly nutty! Mr. Axel Hawk is always on the go, wanting to play with every stick and leaf left on the ground. He wants to climb walls and do front rolls on a regular basis and basically gets down and dirty all day, every day! I think we will ask Santa for a bundle of twigs for Christmas! That'll save all of his elves the hard work of making toys that don't keep his interest for long enough.

As sweet and loving as my little boy is, he's quite the handful, keeping mama and dada on our toes and definitely testing our patience here and there. BOYS will be BOYS! Am I right?! Though his wild and adventurous demeanor drives me a little bonkers at times, it also is one of my favorite things about him. He's a curious soul, who wants to experience all that life has to offer and that makes for one proud mama. Every new discovery is something that will stay with us forever. Axel Hawk, you are intelligent, generous, loving, weird and wild. A mix that I wouldn't trade for even one full night of sleep. Who needs sleep anyways?! 

Take a look at our family photo session below, showing the mood swings of a 1.5 year old and the love we, as parents have for each other and our little wild man.

Photography by @joellegrace

Thank you for reading and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from my family to yours.

Xo,
Olivia + Trig + Axel
The Metal Romantic


G R O W T H

Blogger, Motherhood, Photography, StyleOlivia NicoleComment

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...

Xx,

The Metal Romantic

Photography by: @trig_perez