July 12, 2018

What I think of minigrow


Yesterday, my family and I had the pleasure of trying minigrow for the very first time. 
minigrow is a healthful spin-off fast casual sensation 'honeygrow' known for noodles and greens. 

honeygrow has dozens of locations all over the US and minigrow already has three locations in NYC, one is Chicago and two other locations in Boston.

July 10, 2018

My First Bath


After discovering Mustela a few years ago I knew that if I ever had another baby I would be using this French skincare line on him/her. Since having James, I have been constantly using Mustela's lotion and cleansing gel. What I love aside from the wonderful scent and gentle products is that the brand not only caters to babies but also to mothers.

July 5, 2018

In Pajamas

top: J.Jill  |  pants: J.Jill 

I will be two weeks postpartum tomorrow (Friday) and it still blows my mind how amazing I feel. We're currently spending Fourth of July week in Maryland at our favorite resort, Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina. We like to visit this place once a year but since so much has been happening over the past few months (buying a house, buying a car and getting pregnant) we weren't able to visit until now. Also, can you believe we just celebrated our one year anniversary in our house. It's crazy how fast time flies.

June 27, 2018

Say Hello To My Little Friend


The wait is finally over! Baby James has arrived! 

I can't even begin to express my feelings towards this little human whom I just met yet feel like I've known my whole life. He is incredibly precious and I feel extremely lucky to be his mama. I don't want to give anything away since I really want to write my birth story but I will tell you this much, he is the new love of my life.

June 12, 2018

Somebody Loves You

Hello there, welcome back.
After weeks of resting (and nesting) with no content on the blog I finally feel better and have a clear mind to write/share stories with you once again.

So much has happened in these past few weeks that have really changed me. I'll start with the good news; Baby James is still hanging in there but should be arriving next week. Surprisingly the closer I get to my delivery date the better I feel. Maybe it's the excitement of finally seeing him, holding him in my arms and of course the excitement of getting back to my workout routine which I've been missing very much.

Now for the not so great news that I'm sure many of you have already heard; Anthony Michael Bourdain's passing. If you've been a reader for long then you know how much I admired Anthony Bourdain. His death hit me so hard that it basically woke me up from my uninspired-lack of confidence-staycation. It really shook me. Have you ever experienced that? It's a numbing pain where your life becomes still and you feel it stop for a few seconds.. then your head basically comes back into it's place and all your priorities and dreams are reborn again. All your blessings are a little more visible and you hold your life a little tighter.

No Reservations, The Layover, Parts Unknown.. these were the only shows my husband and I would ever watch on TV. It's insane how someone who inspired so many to travel and write stories could do such an act. Another incredible woman we lost on the same week was Katherine Noel Brosnahan, also known as Kate Spade. 

All these tragic events are a simple reminder that everyone is fighting their own battles behind close doors no matter how happy or successful they may seem. Let's all be nice, respectful and supportive towards one another. Check up on those we love even if they seem to have it all figured out. 

I wanted to write this message before getting back into the flow of things. 
Have a great day and remember somebody loves you!

May 7, 2018

Getting Perfect Hair this Spring


Who doesn't love bouncy, shiny, healthy and smelling good hair? I know I do!
 These next few products that I'm going to be sharing have done just that for me.

Hair is extremely important to me as it has become my security blanket over the years. Growing up my grandmother always washed, brushed and styled my locks. I never payed attention and she never verbally told me how much work it took to maintain hair healthy. After becoming an adult (which I refuse to believe) and years of practice I have found a few steps to keeping my hair looking and feeling it's best.