Fall Capsule Wardrobe and Life Lately

Hey you guys!

I know it’s been a long time since I’ve published a blog post! And as you can see things have changed a little on the blog! I have been in the process of moving my blog over to where you are reading this now and most of my attention has been on creating YouTube videos! What!? I know that's still what I say when I think about it, haha.

A friend who does the occasional video was talking to me about starting to create videos because I was interested in filming a video on what’s in my fall capsule wardrobe. So I decided to give it a try and have since been doing more and more videos! I honestly love creating them! I will attach the two videos that I created first.


4 Hair Styles to Wear with a Hat

Hey ya’ll! How are you doing? We have been enjoying our summer. Living in Southern California, it doesn’t start cooling down until October, but I have decided not to complain and to just think of it as extra time to spend swimming with my son (he went from somewhat enjoying the pool to absolutely loving it this year so I’ve been trying to take him as much as possible).

Today’s post idea came to me because of my love of wearing hats and a comment from a friend who said she likes the idea of wearing hats, but never knows what to do with her hair that actually looks cute and not like she isn’t trying. So, here are 4 ways to style your hair with a hat! In these pictures, my hair hits a little below my shoulders. I have since cut it even shorter and I can still do all of these!


Summer Wardrobe Remix Challenge-10 Pieces; 11 Outfits

Aww, wardrobe challenges. A year and a half ago, I had never even heard of such a thing. Now, I have completed two and am looking forward to doing more in the future.

Last fall I participated in Unfancy's wardrobe challenge and I loved how it helped me view my wardrobe and to learn to be content with the items that I already had in my closet. This summer wardrobe remix challenge is a 10x10 challenge. Meaning, you choose 10 items of clothing that you then wear over the next 10 days, therefore, creating 10 different outfits (I threw in one extra because I was excited about it, haha)

I already had a summer capsule wardrobe, so I just pulled my 10 items from that. I did not intend on making almost all of my items a member of the blue family, but apparently that's what I have the majority of in my wardrobe currently. ;)

Here are the 10 items that I chose.

Three Summer Wardrobe Staples

Hey you guys! I feel like it’s been too long since I’ve done an outfit post! (Even though I just did my 4th of July style). Today I wanted to share with you my top three summer wardrobe staples!

So it’s been a while since I’ve talked about my capsule wardrobe. I am still doing it but with much less rules and guidelines as I mentioned in my post here. Over the past year, I haven’t put a ton of thought into my capsule wardrobe planning. I have been keeping it simple, replacing worn out items, adjusting it to my stay-at-home mom lifestyle, and really just wearing what I love!

Ok, on to my three summer wardrobe staples.

2 Ingredient Toddler Approved Popsicle Recipes

Hey y’all! So I’m just going to just straight into the post! Today I am going to share two of our favorite summer popsicle recipes that seriously take less than 5 minutes to make, especially if you already have the watermelon cut up!

When my son was just starting on solid foods I really wanted to limit his sugar. I even made him a homemade birthday cake for his first birthday that was sugar free (it had applesauce and bananas to sweeten it, and it was actually really yummy.) So when summer rolled around after his first birthday, I knew that I would want to offer him popsicles as a fun summer treat, but I didn’t want to just give him something that was basically flavored sugar. (And no, I don’t think you’re a horrible person if you do give your child sugar, my son has had his fair share…especially this year…we live very close to a place that sells ice cream ;) but it was a concern of mine to limit his sugar intake).


Mother-Son Independence Day Style

What?! You’re hearing from me again within less than a week! Haha, yes! I really wanted to share these adorable mother-son Independence Day outfits and mini photo shoot. I still can’t believe that it is July already! It felt like just yesterday we were baking sugar cookies and dancing around to Christmas music.

As I mentioned in my last post, I am also a photographer and I love taking pictures of my son, so yes, I do plan and shoot mini photo sessions for him for almost every holiday and milestone in his life, haha. My husband actually laughed at me for wanting to take Independence Day photos of my son, but I mean, how cute is he? I just love this bright red polo on him! I think I’ll have to buy him more bright red shirts in the future.

6 Tips for Photographing your Toddler

Hey! Did you miss me? It feels good to get back to writing after my little “summer break”. Sometimes I just have to take a step back from everything that I am doing and focus on the most important thing in my life; my relationship with God, my husband, and my son. As much as I love blogging, I refuse to let it get in the way of those relationships.

Today, I want to share with you a few tips on how to photograph your toddler! If you don’t know, I am also a photographer. I began teaching myself how to really use a camera about 5 years ago and in 2015 I finished my course on photography from New York Institute of Photography. I am happy to say that I have come a long way from where I was when I bought a camera about 5 years ago, and I love that I have the ability to capture those moments I never want to forget with my son. And it is my wish to help you capture some of those precious moments with a few of my tired and true tricks for photographing your toddler.