Style

My Style Staple

  When I think about my style staple it has to be the headband. During my maternity leave this gold headband made me feel put together when inside I felt topsy turvy. If i wear my signature bun, a headband and red lipstick=date ready in 5. On the weekends I am wearing a turban or band for workouts or around…

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Mamahood

Have a Loved Weekend

Honestly its hard to write as if things are normal. I told Marcos last night that my fear is that gun violence is feeling more normal, to everyone. My newsfeed is crowded with the tragedy in Florida plus the latest Trump drama, and the Olympics. I am thinking over here about what my next move will be. I am not…

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Travel

A Bay Area Break

Our big trip to  Italy  and the birth Fitz put my wanderlust on hold for awhile. I don’t like the idea of an airplane with a baby/toddler but I do need a break from the grind.  I am craving a short vacation in the bay area that includes: wine, friends, cheese, burritos, walking, the city and a beach. Hopefully we can…

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Mamahood, New Parenthood, Relationships

Fitz’s First Birthday: Part 3

The first birthday party was a success!  Read Part 1 and Part 2. We have been cleaning up in phases and are still finding crayons under cushions and smears of frosting at baby level.  Friends and family came to celebrate,  eat delicious tacos made by Marcos, and enjoy Jungle Juice. Marcos and I somehow got Fitz to sleep before the party…

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Mamahood, Relationships

Fitz’s First Birthday: Part 2

By Shannon I was sluggish about planning a party for Fitz’s first birthday.  Read why here. I think it all felt too huge. I kind of just wanted to get a Negroni at Dio Mio,  our favorite restaurant and the place where Marcos timed my contractions before we headed for the hospital last year. Timing contractions at Dio Mio I ended…

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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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