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Nobody Told Me It Could Feel Lonely…

September 11, 2016

Being a stay-at-home mom is both a blessing & a privilege.
It is my greatest work everyday. I wouldn’t change being at home with my boys for anything. However, did anyone ever tell you how lonely being a stay-at-home mom could feel sometimes?

Nobody told me.
There are days that I barley speak to another adult (other than my husband, or the cashier at the grocery store). Sometimes I almost forget to turn off the “baby talk!” When I do get to speak to another adult, I feel… invigorated. Mostly that’s talking to my personal trainer 3 days per week, but hey, it’s great, I’ll take it! Oh, then when I finally have a lunch with a girlfriend or my sister, I’m over the moon happy!

The point is…We as mother’s can’t feel guilty for feeling lonely, or wanting something more. That’s a big reason I started blogging. To feel connected to other women and to have a creative outlet. I also love working out now – go figure! I’ve been consistent with my fitness since February, and got a personal trainer in April. Working out is my therapy. We need to disconnect from our home life for just a little while. We need that “me time,” or girls night out, or a weekly date night.
Isn’t it funny that I have been a mother for 3 1/2 years, and I’m still trying to find myself? I think I go through stages where the “loneliness” doesn’t bother me at all. It’s probably because I’m on mom auto-piolet mode. You know, just when things are so busy I don’t really have time to think. But then other times, the feeling of loneliness sets in. I know some of you may think, “oh come on! how can you be lonely when you’re around your kids all day?” Well, it’s not that kind of lonely. Like I said, I love being a stay-at-home-mom. It’s just about missing the connection with other adults regularly. Think about it…pre-kids, I was here, there, everywhere! Traveling, going out & meeting people all the time, going to parties & events…it was schmooze – central for me, hahaha! I’m a people person & I miss that. After being blessed with beautiful little humans in my life, I think I just lost myself a little bit. And I can’t forget that by taking care of myself physically, mentally & emotionally ultimately helps all of us. It helps me be a better mom, wife & friend.

If you feel the same way, I just wanted you to know that you’re not alone. It’s perfectly normal. I’m here to tell you: Nobody told me being a #SAHM could feel lonely, but it can, and it does sometimes. So there…I told you.

Try to get involved with projects, or your kids’ school, call your bestie and plan a weekly lunch, or maybe start a fitness routine. Anything to help you disconnect and regroup.
I just have to figure out my balance. But I’m hopeful that one day there will be a happy & healthy balance between home, kids, relationships & social life! That exists right?!

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: For Her

February 10, 2016

Vday Gift Guide 2016

Row 1:  Candy Hearts Accessory Bag | Red Roses Bath Oil | Watch Lace + Mesh Chemise Row 2:   YSL Crossbody | Pajamas Ear Crawlers Row 3. Embossed  Heart Card CaseSleep Mask | Confetti Print Wallet 

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I put together this little gift guide so that I may help give you ideas for a special friend, your sister, a co-worker… or whomever in your life. These V-day gifts are sure to please any kind of gal! I found all of these items at Nordstrom. Prices range from $25—$1500, and everywhere in between.

As for me, my husband and I will be spending our 5th wedding anniversary + Valentine’s Day in Aspen, Colorado. My hubby and this celebration trip are all the gift I need! ♥

Happy Valentines’s Day to all of you!

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NYE 2015 Blogger Goals

5 Blogger Goals for 2015

December 30, 2014

I’m still new at the blogger thing. But I’m teaching myself, learning + passionate everyday! Even though I may not have as much time to devote to it as I really want/need…I really do love it + want my lovely little blog to become a lovely, big, amazing, super-duper blog (is that too much to ask?)! I know that blogs need time. Lots of it. And right now, I’m split a gazillion different ways. I’m a stay-at-home-mom to a 2-year-old + a 4-month-old (need I say more)? But I will. My days are consumed by my beautiful little boys. There’s nothing more I love than to be a mom to my two babies. And I’m fortunate enough to be able to stay home with them! I breastfeed, clean, cook, kiss boo-boos, change diapers, run to the “potty” 15 times a day (with my potty trained toddler), cuddle, teach, play and on it goes… But then there is Petals and Pumps, my other little baby. My 5 blogger goals for 2015, are devoted to her!

1.  Grow my blog and social media followers.:  It’s a damn hard thing to do. I’m realizing it takes hard work, patience + persistence.

2.  Carve out more time to do what I love:  share/write/blog.

3.  Be more organized + plan, plan, plan!:  I’m actually a pretty organized person. I’m a to-do list freak + an avid note taker. But still, I need to organize my blog topics/ideas better + plan ahead. This will help me become a better blogger (and help my sanity – hahaha!).

NYE 2015 Blogger Goals

{ based on my collection, I’d say I’m ready to get organized + plan! Power Sheets, To-Do List, Blog Planner.}

4.  Inspire!:  Who doesn’t want to inspire others and be inspired?! If I can help women become more confident, learn something new or even just help a fellow momma out there feel like they’re not alone in this mommyhood thing  (because being a stay-at-home-mom can feel pretty lonely at times), then I’ve done my job!

NYE Blogger Goals

{ my boys and I back in October. }

5.  Collaborate:  I would love to start working with other bloggers and/or companies that share the same passions as I do in 2015. Show and inspire my readers more, together!

NYE Blogger Goals

{ yay – beauty products + pretty things! }

What are your professional or personal goals? Would love to hear them!

Happy, Healthy + Blessed New Year to all!

 

Xx – Kristen

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Petals and Pumps

Currently Loving…

November 20, 2014

I’m really loving this weather we’ve been having here in Miami! It’s been in the 50’s/60’s since Tuesday night, and that’s all right by me! Coming from someone who grew up on the West Coast – I miss the chill.

Currently Loving_weather

I’m also loving my nail polish. Isn’t this silvery-gold color cool?! I got my mani done last week, and since I’ve been rocking this color I’ve been getting so many compliments + inquiries about it! It’s perfect for the holidays!

Essie Nails

{ Color:  ‘Jiggle Hi, Jiggle Low by Essie }

my new milk frother by Aerolatte (via Sur La Table): This little gadget is AWESOME! It froths my coffee just beautifully! If you’re a #coffeefirst kinda person, YOU NEED THIS (it’s just under 20 bucks too)!!

AeroLatte by sur la table

{ Look at the froth on that (my late this morning)! }

AeroLatte

This bluetooth speaker by Bose! Finally, I’ve found the best bluetooth speaker (trust me I’ve tried many!). I’ve been enjoying it for a couple of weeks now, playing holiday tunes throughout my house from my kitchen. My husband + I love it! It was so simple to set up, right out of the box. It has the quality you expect from Bose –  the sound is great + it looks cool! » It comes in fun colors too. (BEST value found on QVC.com)

Bose bluetooth speaker

 

 

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