Excited over Sleep


Has anyone else noticed that the older you get, the more your interests and habits change in ways you never thought they would? Like I’m talking about things your parents would do and think ‘thats not going to be me when I’m older’. Well, it is and the best part about it, you’re going to actually like it!

I’m not sure when exactly it started, but over time I started to realize that the things I do and care about now aren’t things I would really think too much about 5 years ago. For example I love my night time routine, if I don’t do it then I don’t sleep as good and thats going to throw me off for the next day and nobody likes to have an off day, amiright? My skincare routine is something that has changed drastically over the past probably six months or so and let me just tell you…game changer! I absolutely love taking good care of my skin first thing in the morning when I wake up and it’s the last thing I do before bed, it makes me feel so fresh and it’s such a confidence boost when your skin is clear and hydrated. But guys, I’m not just talking about going to bed early and getting enough sleep at night but even things you do for fun are a little different now!

At least for me, goings out for casual drinks for happy hour with some girlfriends sounds way more fun instead of get hammered at the bar with a bunch of other hammered people shouting over the DJ to talk to one another. Don’t get me wrong, every once in a while you gotta let loose and have those kinds of nights, but personally I’m so busy that when I do get some time to catch up with friends, I want to actually talk to them, find out whats going on in their lives and have meaningful conversations. And if we are being totally honest, if I have a night off I would rather stay in, light some candles and read a book or  watch a show like This Is Us or something about living in tiny homes wearing my robe. with slippers. after a bath. maybe with some tea…or wine (depending on the day) and go to bed at a reasonable hour. I know, I know, I get prettttty wild. For real though, these are the things that I actually enjoy doing now!

Another thing I’ve noticed, is that my spending habits have changed as well. I mean the things I pay for now are obviously different then what they were in high school because I didn’t have a kid then, but besides all the tiny little shoes and preschool tuition I have to pay for, investing money for trips I want to take, essentials and products that are better for our bodies and environment are more important to me then buying things just to have. Going back to my skin care, I have come to realize that paying a little more for good products with only good ingredients, without all the chemicals makes such a difference and is so worth it. Clothes are big for me too. It has become so hard for me to spend money somewhere like forever21 on something so ridiculous that will give me very little satisfaction over something that is ethically made and gives back to the artisan or community. I could go on and on about this topic but I think it deserves it’s own post so I’ll just tell you my new rule when I’m shopping…if I don’t absolutely love it and won’t wear it more than 30 times, I am not going to get it. Trust me, just this rule alone has stopped me so many times and really makes you more aware of your purchases. Try it out and see if it works for you!

Change is inevitable. As much as people can try to fight it, it happens and it’s not always a bad thing. Our habits, ambitions, desires all shift as time goes on and personally, I welcome all the new that comes with the ebb and flow of life. So if you don’t like to spend your weekend raging until 2a.m. every night and would rather be binge watching the new season of New Girl on Netflix, all I have to say is own it, accept it, do you (but don’t forget its okay to rage too)!



The Holiday Card I Never Send

Cloth + Style, Family + Baby, Uncategorized


These pictures were made possible by Hannah Morgan  & Starbursts…




Project Me & You

Family + Baby, Uncategorized


ME: Working more hours than I have in my entire life between two jobs and being a mom. Ironically, trying to slowly cut coffee out of my diet even with the lack of sleep I get, just because I think it would be better for my health. Really considering going back to school, just trying to work out the scheduling. Trying to get outside and travel as much as I possibly can because life is about freakin’ living my friends! Hustled to get a passport in time for an upcoming trip because a new law required it for all flights including domestic, only for the effective date to get pushed back until 2020. Awesome. Chopped my locks and go back and fourth between if I should keep it short or grow it back out because I kind of miss it every now and then. Also, go brown?? Can’t decide. Upgraded to Spotify premium and wondering why it ever took me so long, especially with my music ADD. Thinking about upgrading my car as well. Can feel it in my bones that 2018 is going to be real good to me.

YOU: Cooking up a storm in your play kitchen on the daily. Rearranging all your toys and putting them around the house in very specific, random spots you think they should be. Talk about baby brothers and baby sisters all the time and asked if we could get one from Target. Collects boxes and needs to bring at least one with us where ever we go. Most of the time you start your sentences with “Sometimes I…” and tells me “that’s enough” when you want me to stop doing something like brush your hair. When you get caught doing something you’re not supposed to be doing you immediately say “nothing.” and hide the evidence. Still a picky eater but starting to really take a liking to chicken and fancy cheese plates. Will sit and watch the bachelor with me and during the rose ceremony will call me up to except a rose from you…of course I accept every time. Decided you didn’t want to wear diapers one day and potty trained yourself like it was nothing. Will call me from the other room just to tell me you love me.


Callan is Three


She’s Three! Holy smokes, how do I already have a three year old?! People tell you they grow up fast but you really don’t understand just how fast until you blink and all of a sudden they are another year older!


In the morning me and Dominick surprised Callan with a room decorated full of balloons…

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and banners…

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party hats…

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and of course a donut cake (& presents)!

Callan’s Tresanera

Normally, I start getting ready for Callans birthday party months in advance and go balls to the wall on a big Pintrest party but this year was a little different. We figured we would skip the stress and save some pennies on a good ole fashion birthday party at the house with family and a few friends and i’m so happy we did because it was absolutely perfect!

In honor of Callan’s Mexican roots, Dominick and I decided to throw her a Tresanera because we just couldn’t wait until she was fifteen!

Vamos de Fiesta!…


Dominick’s Uncle, Grady, and his girlfriend, Brooke, saw this dress last Swallows day and just couldn’t resist, I mean…how could they?! It was perfect for the celebration!

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Callan cheesing in front of her second pinata (because you can’t have just one) with her Tios, Danny & Andrew and of course her best friend (cousin) Ben!


What can I say, shes a natural.


Ah Mi Amor!

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We didn’t rent out a park this year or spend months prepping for the party, but Callan spent the day surrounded by people who love her, playing so hard she ended the day with the dirtiest feet, hair barley in pig tails and a ripped dress. That’s what I call a successful birthday.

Callan is constantly changing and i’m sure year three will have its fair share of surprises but it is seriously such a blessing & surreal thing to watch. She went from this tiny 6 pound, wrinkly little person who can’t do anything on her own to this independent toddler who is telling me “no, I do it myself” all the time and now takes us an hour to get out the door because she insist on putting on her jacket by herself. I love it, every minute, even the hard times when it can be hard to see the beauty in it. I made her sure, but she is so much her own person and everyday I see more and more of her wild, caring, silly personality come out. Then just when I think I can’t love her anymore than I already do, she does something, she grows, she says something, breathes, anything really and I fall in love all over again.

Callan is my love and my light. She is honestly the biggest blessing in my entire life and i’m so unbelievably happy she entered my world earlier than expected just so I can love her just a little bit longer.

Happy Birthday Baby C !

Turning 23 Among the Trees


Personally, i’m not big on celebrating my own birthday. In fact, I don’t even usually tell people when my birthday is because I don’t like all that attention on myself. So, this year me and my boyfriend Aaron, skipped out of town for the weekend and headed somewhere I’ve been really wanting to go…the Sequoias! Giant, tall trees and exploring a place with no Wifi is way more my style of celebrating anyway! Here is a little peek into what some of our trip looked like…


Last year was probably the hardest year of my life, but I learned a lot about myself and for that I am thankful because those experiences and lessons I went through, made me have a better understanding on who I am and what I truly want out of life. So, with that being said I am fully embracing turning 23 and am so excited for whatever this new trip around the sun may bring and the new lessons it will teach.