Spring is almost here! And even though Seattle is still a bit brisk, I’m already putting together my spring wardrobe collection. It’s fun, playful, and I’ve discovered a new accessory that I’m totally obsessed with.
It’s a unique watch that’s made of wood. Yeah, that’s right, wood!
JORD makes a variety of designs, for both ladies and men watches, that are versatile and so cool. You can dress up any of your outfits this spring, as these wooden watches bring on a touch of elegance, while at the same time, the minimalist designs make it the perfect accessory for your day-to-day.
JORD gives you a variety of stunning wood options to choose from, as well as styles. I personally am in love with the Meridian, which has a thicker band and bigger face. My favorite part of this unique watch is the small display of the inside gears! So it’s classy, yet badass, which is a perfect fit to my personality!
I, probably like most of you over plucked or over waxed my eyebrows early on. A mistake we would all live to regret. My eyebrows weren’t bad before I decided to get them microbladed, but I was definitely going for the thicker brow look. I had 2 different consultations, and after seeing both girls, I decided on one and took the terrifying step and made the appointment. I was terrified. I mean this was my face that could potentially be ruined. BUT, I went to a very respectable place with a great reputation, and let’s be honest, I had also been heavily IG stalking the girl that would be microblading my eyebrows to check her work. The cost was around $650, then $100 approximately 6 weeks later to get your touch up appointment.
The day of the appointment I wanted to puke I was so nervous. I kept finding every excuse to cancel it. I had an upcoming trip to New York, and of course was blaming the humidity there as to why this appointment just couldn’t happen. Nonetheless, I went in, got it done, and was OBSESSED! She had done such a great job. I couldn’t stop staring at my eyebrows the first week after they were done.
Do I have hair extensions?
No, I don’t have them in anymore. I had hair extensions after I had my first child because I lost so much hair. I then kept them in through my second baby boy, but I finally took them out about three years ago and have LOVED the freedom of having no hair extensions! Don’t get me wrong, they were awesome, but the maintenance was too much for me.
Do you have eyelash extensions?
No, I used to have these as well. I got eyelash extensions about six years ago when it was first blowing up, and I did not have a very good experience. My eyes ended up getting completely swollen and I lost almost all of my real lashes. I have been so scared ever since to try it again. I also use an AMAZING mascara so I feel like I don’t need them.
What is my diet?
I actually have a pretty high in fat diet, but eat very few carbs. If you’re familiar with the Ketogenic diet, it is most similar to that, however not as strict. I’m going to write a blog about what a week of my eating looks like, so stay tuned!
Do I workout?
Not really. I did BBG last year before my Hawaii trip, but I honestly never made it past week 13! My plan is to start again, but I just haven’t yet. I eat really well for the most part, so that’s how I stay fit! Plus, I have 3 little boys with quite a lot of energy to chase after every day!
Why did I start blogging?
Honestly, I followed a lot of really amazing Blogger’s, and I would always look and think I could do this too, but then quite honestly was too scared to jump in. I was worried that it was too saturated of a space, and I wouldn’t be successful. But then, with the support of my husband and a few close friends I took the risk and jumped right in! I have a degree
in Broadcast Journalism, and I have always loved to write, so I though combining my love to write and fashion was a no brainer. I wrote a blog about this here.
We all want connection, don’t we?
As humans, we’re a social species wired for community and belonging. All throughout ancient history we lived in villages. We were part of tribes. We relied and were dependent on each other.
Back then, this all depended on the family you were born into, your culture, history, and language. And most of this still holds true today.
Except that today, in our modern world, we have more choices. We have more opportunities. We have greater access to different experiences and to different people. These factors play a big role in shaping our values, and how we grow, according to these values.
And how lucky are we to be able to have these choices?
At the same time, this luck often comes with a price. Maybe we shift and drift apart from those who were once close.
And sometimes the price is even bigger….and means judgement from those who are supposed to be our people. Sometimes it means jealousy. And criticism. So we find ourselves, in a circle we once trusted and relied on, to a circle that brings us down.
Do you know the quote, “You’re the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.” ? Crazy, right? I mean, if that’s true, the people part of your circle, tribe, or whatever you want to call it, have a significant influence in your life.
It’s hard to step back, and reevaluate our tribes. Some members have been there our whole lives. But the reality is, as we get older and grow, our values become stronger, and the only way we can truly thrive is by having a tribe in support of our growth. People who say, “I got your back.” People who understand us.
Growing up I always wanted to be a career woman. Ambitious, well-dressed, and completely independent. I could see it perfectly in my mind.
As I was raised in a big family in rural Washington, there were always so many kids in the house. I was an Aunt at the young age of 12, and took that job seriously (well, as seriously as a 12-year-old possibly could). It was going to be the coolest aunt ever. And for me, it was enough. I hadn’t planned on ever having my own kids. Or even getting married for that matter.
You know how sometimes, even when your childhood is a happy one, you want a completely different experience once you’re an adult? That was my case. I wanted to see what big city life had to offer. I was hungry for opportunity. I wanted to conquer the world.
And along the way, I got pregnant. And it wasn’t planned. Yet, there was no doubt in my mind to accept this great responsibility.
I hear that many women love to be pregnant….they feel amazing….they have this “glow.”
That wasn’t me. I hated being pregnant. I felt it was the worst version of myself, and this made me wonder if I was even going to be maternal.
But once they put little Cash in my arms, all my doubts slipped away. I had never been more certain of anything in my life. My mission was to be a mom.