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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Von Follies by Dita Von Teese


Let's be honest, having a new baby takes a toll on our sexiness, motherhood can be.... well not so glamourous. I know for me personally ever since having Jax it's been extremely hard to feel like my old self again. 

I used to dress up every day, I loved knowing theres somewhere to go (whether it was the grocery store or an actual dinner) I had the excuse to put something new on, do my makeup take time putting on some false lashes and extensions. Aside from the vanity as well as the under garment that of course was for my husband. Having a baby meant more comfort. I always said that I would still dress up after having a baby. Truth is I tried. But didn't go so well. Its gotten easier to just throw on a tee and jeans and walk out the door. Specially when you have to breastfeed, it's the nursing bra and easy large tee.

I haven't been able to breastfeed my baby for as long as I had hoped for so I want to get some of these pieces for future reference. Also your husbands with appreciate this more than your regular ol' nursing bras. I think that what Dita Von Teese has made is amazing for all women. 

Dita Von Teese partnered up with Destination Maternity for this amazing limited edition retro-inspired line for all mamas out there. Von Follies by Dita Von Teese aims to embrace a new sexy side for new (or more than new) moms. The very sexy designs such as the bras that are not only nursing-enables (with clip-down tabs and detachable cups for added comfort) but can be paired with a set of pin-up-inspired high-waist panties (they feature discreet built-in panels for support) also designed by Dita Von Teese herself. The most amazing part of all this (as if it could get any better?) the price ranges from $39-$55! 

So if you're a new mom, about to be a mom or plan on being a mom you need to get on this now! Don't you just love how new things come out to help us moms get back to being ourselves? It's sexy & functional. Those two words are hard to find when you're a mom. 

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Monday, July 21, 2014

DIY || Hand Stamped Crib Sheets

I found similar crib sheets online that I was dying over to have for Jaxs nursery, however they were $65. That's a little ridiculous for crib sheets, that's almost as much as the actual mattress. I decided to give it a try and do them myself. I had recently made the stamps which you can find how to do them yourselves here, all that was left was the crib sheet and paint! I spent a total of $12 (not counting the stamp since it depends whether you make it or buy one) on this DIY. Easiest and cheapest project! With the $65 I would've spent on that one sheet I can make 5 different crib sheets! Any color and style I want. Hope you enjoy it!
Thursday, July 17, 2014

First Birthday || Vintage Carnival

I've been having such an obsession with carnivals lately. We've gone to a couple in the last month. I just love the brightness in the lights, the vintage, the fun and of course all the junk food! I'm about 4 months away from Jaxs 1st birthday but as other moms have recommended, not too early to start planning. So I decided to go with the 'Vintage Carnival' theme idea. I'm not doing a huge party, just family and it will be in Florida so I'm mostly concentrating in the main pieces for decor and food than to rent a huge tent. I put together some pieces that have inspired me. I'm hoping to create some of these project as DIYs so I don't break the budget. Besides his actual birthday party I'm also planning his photoshoot which if its too expensive, I'll be taking myself. I always take his pictures but I would love to have these professionally taken for memory keep sake. I will start purchasing a few things each month and have them delivered to Florida so I don't have to bring it all back with me and run the risk of having something ruined. 

I can't believe how fast time is going by and I will be having a one year old in less than half a year... I think every mom would agree that it goes by too fast. I'm excited to celebrate but so sad that my baby will be becoming a toddler soon. I want him to look back on all of his pictures and see how he had a fun childhood and that we tried to provide nothing but the best for him. 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Fitness Favorites

|| Sneakers | Tank | Sports Bra | Leggings | Book | Water Bottle | Yoga Mat | iPod | Headphones ||

Working out is tough, you need so much motivation to get your butt up and moving. I know the struggle and I'm sure I'm not the only one. For me my motivation is getting dressed in workout clothes and always either reading or watching something that makes me go 'thats it, I gotta get to the gym right now'. Of course the number one motivation is music! Nothing will get you up and moving like a perfect playlist. Whether is for cardio or lifting weights. Anything from 'Eye of the Tiger' to 'Rhythm of the Night'. I always try to separate my playlist, one for cardio, yoga and leg workouts (the way the beats sounds helps keep a steady pace). I decided to share some of my very favorites and hope these motivates you too!

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

DIY || Hand Carved Stamp

There's times I've come across a project I want to make but can't seem to find the right stamp for it. Even after hours of searching ETSY and seeing one personalized stamp for $20? No thank you. I came across the idea of creating my own, and after having one too many project that will require a stamp, I decided to give it a go. I can honestly say I'm obsessed and I will be making so many more! 
Here is my tutorial to make your own hand carved stamp...
Thursday, July 03, 2014

The Making of Harry Potter // Studio Tour

If you know me, you know I am a huge Harry Potter fan. Ive been addicted to the books ever since I can remember. I used to stay up late at night in my bathroom floor reading for hours and hours at a time. I had heard about this tour but never saw it as a possibility since it is here in the UK. Well not anymore, I can finally check this off my bucket list! Pictures don't do justice to this amazing magical place. Everything from the sets, props, hair and makeup, to architecture and engineering. Visual effects, and so much more! I even got to have some butterbeer. Way better than Disney World! I took way too many pictures to even fit in a blog post. I just decided to share a few of my favorites. If you're ever in the UK and you're a fan of the franchise, I can't recommend visiting here enough! You will fall in love all over again. I'm currently back to reading these amazing books!