33 reasons I love being a mother

1. Playing doll is totally acceptable.
2. Acting silly is fun again. 
3. I get to watch Disney's Princess movies over and over and over and over again. Or Strawberry Shortcake. 
4. Spending almost $500 on Walt Disney World's annual pass is perfectly justified.
5. I get to ride Dumbo and Mad Tea Party without getting weird stares from strangers.
6. Baby talk is actually fun. 
7. Tea party is twice as fun. 
8. Don't have to feel guilty about buying cupcakes cause you know I'll be sharing them with the babe. 
9. I get to create my own make-believe stories. 
10. Having a messy house is totally excused.
11. I read more children's book. 
12. I won't be alone for the next 18 years. 
13. Strolling around the toy aisles is totally fine now. 
14. My house has  more colors. 
15. Playing legos is fun again. 
16. Teaching the babe new words is precious. 
17. Buying cute little clothes that I wish my mom had bought for me when I was little. 
18. My baby is one of the reasons I take photography as my new hobby.
19. Therefore, I have the perfect excuse for spending $2200 on a camera. 
20. Pushing stroller at a park has become a new form of exercise. 
21. Who knew peek-a-boo could be so much fun!
22. I have an instant friend. 
23. Don't have to sleep alone at night. 
24. Everyday is a new learning day. 
25. Realizing that I am on earth for a reason or two. 
26. All of the sudden I look 10x cuter holding a cute baby in my arms. 
27. I eat more veggies and fruits. 
28. We get our own lane at the airport check-in line! awesome. 
29. Taking naps on weekend is totally cool. 
30. Realizing that I have so much love to give. 
31. Learning the new meaning of love. 
32. It's a good feeling knowing that someone is always happy to see you at the end of the day. 
33. Realizing that my life has a whole new dimension to it. 


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It's a bright and flowery Monday!

Top: Anthropologie
Skirt: Anthropologie
Bag: BCBG Max Azria
Make-Up: Chanel
Photographer: Tommy Rohloff


10 Skincare Tips

1. Take Vitamin C daily.
2. Drink LOTS of water!
3. Avoid the sun!!! It is your skin's biggest enemy.
4. Always, always, always wear sunscreen even when you'll be indoor all day.
5. Always put on moisturizer on your face even when you are not wearing make-up.
6. Wash your face at  least twice a day. Do NOT use body soap!
7. NEVER, ever! touch your face with your hand/fingers, unless it is cleaning time.
8. NEVER go to bed with make-up on!
9. Rely on good skincare products. They are expensive for a reason!
10. Don't put your face against your pillow when sleeping.

I'm using Dr.Perricone MD products for my skincare right now. I highly, highly recommend The Cold Plasma line. They are absolutely the best!!! Expensive as heck but my gawd so totally worth the money. You can order online or go to your local Sephora store.

For make-ups, I use several different brands but I rely mostly on Chanel's products. Again, they are a bit expensive but they last a long time!

Now, I'd like to hear some of your skincare tips and fave make-up brands!


What I am wearing now!

Top: The Limited
Jeans: Banana Republic
Belt: The Gap
Bag: Forever21
Shoes: Aldo
Make-Up: Chanel
Photographer: Tommy Rohloff
Location: Downtown Jacksonville, FL



“A pearl is a beautiful thing that is produced by an injured life. It is the tear [that results] from the injury of the oyster. The treasure of our being in this world is also produced by an injured life. If we had not been wounded, if we had not been injured, then we will not produce the pearl.”

--Stephan Hoeller--