Mamahood, Relationships

Fitz’s First Birthday: Part One

By Shannon I’m in a discombobulated state when it comes to  Fitz’s first birthday. On one hand its this major milestone and cause for celebration. We made it a year! So, let’s throw a party for Fitz! (But really, for ourselves ;)) On the other hand its accepting that my infant is entering toddlerhood. That the foggy newborn days are…

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Mamahood, New Parenthood

Gift Ideas for Babies

Let’s face it,  babies will enjoy the Amazon Prime boxes the gifts arrive in and then eat eat the wrapping paper after opening their gifts. Marcos and I will probably get Fitz 2-3 gifts.  Here’s our list. Fitz LOVES music so a first harmonica could be fun. Fitz also enjoys tearing, stretching and pulling things apart. Mostly paper. These blocks…

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Style

Brow Game Changer

The product that I use the most often, that makes a huge difference, is a brow filler. I had read about these before and they seemed complicated or the way they were used made people look very “made up.” Aillea, a natural makeup store that we love in Denver, offers a brow brush and filler that you can use lightly…

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Style, Travel

The Perfect Red

Red lipstick is my go to look that makes me feel instantly together. It gives a pop to an outfit and a hop to my step.  I like a red/orange look personally. The only problem with red is that it can become such a mess! I should try one of those lipsticks that never come off that you see advertised all…

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New Parenthood, Relationships

How to NOT be a Grinch

The holidays are my favorite time of year. I get all mushy for sweets, white twinkling lights, and Christmas movie marathons. This year as a new mama that is working full time, I get Grinchy (grouchy at Christmas) after a long day of work or when the Christmas lights are tangled. Here are some things that instantly lift my mood.…

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Style

Face Washing is such a PAIN

I avoid, and kind of always have, getting ready for bed. Sometimes, I avoid getting ready for the in the morning too, but WORK. When I was young I would often just splash cold water on my face and call it a day. Now, I will often just do nothing. Also, I now have wrinkles on my face because of…

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Travel

Hygge Away

This fall/winter I have mentioned the word cozy about 979,000. Half of those times, using the Danish word Hygge (pronounced HOO-GA). The word translates to cozy but more than that it is a way to be grounded in togetherness, community, light, comfort, warmth, and sweetness. The Danes have long dark winters and the Hygge way of life gets them through. …

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Travel

The She-Cave

Marcos and I spent  a lot of time in our upstairs living room after Fitz arrived. We did shifts where one of us spent half the night with Fitz while the other slept in our room. Those times were tender and hard. The blue walls of this tiny room, felt to me, like they were caving in.  I was craving…

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Style

Winter Wish List

What things are you loving for winter? Here are my top three picks. For winter date nights, special events and holiday portraits   For a mama to look instantly ready. Wear this eye,  lip and cheek stain in the Cheek to Cheek color.  I love the way these look and feel.  You can feel put together, even if you are…

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