Balancing it all

Hey Fashionistas ,

Happy Tuesday hope everyone had a great labor day weekend. Mines was great as i spent it with my family. In fact i was on a brief vacation and it was weird cause i have not taking time off since returning back to work last october after my maternity leave.The time off helped me to process some stuff that has been on my mind lately and i am hoping that my focus moving forward will be in the right direction.Being a fulltime mom and working full time is hard. There are days i want to quit my job and focus on being a mother as i feel im missing out on so much working. I realized that i focus for many years on goals in my career and did not think i can do both having a family.When talking to alot of my other mom friends they also agree about how hard it is to do both.I have been learning that it is a balance and that it is ok to fall short as nobody is the perfect mom but i will tell you i will keep trying no matter what.What are some tips you do to find that balance comment below.

Advertisements

Life after 1

Hi Fashionistas,

Happy Wednesday. If some of you are not aware my son turned one last month and we just finish celebrating his bday party this past weekend. I am so happy that the party is over as it was stressful and im still recovering from it but the look on my son face made it all worth it in the end.What nobody tells you is what to expect after one.

Most do not know but i breastfeed my son the whole year and were still going . I thought right after he turned one we would be done but nope he has other plans.I have been trying to introduce whole milk to him but hes not having it at all but im not giving up at all as i know it takes time.

We have been giving him solids but are still giving him some puree. Working and reading on how to get into that fully as im not with the baby led weaning as of yet.

Caden is sleeping more through the night which is a plus but this momma does not which ill talk about more in another post.I still can not believe this little one is now a toddler where did my baby go so fast.

Alot of people have already asked when im having baby number 2 and that is a whole different post on that subject.

How did you mommas handle your babies after 1. Love to hear your thoughts .

Always on Time

Hi Fashionistas,

*This post is sponsored but all thoughts and opinions are my own. It is a collaboration with Jord *.

Happy new year hope everyone year has kicked off with a bang. This momma has been extremely busy balancing work and motherhood . Where i feel there is not much time in my day.

What keeps me going is knowing that im on time and with Jord watches they always keep me up to date with the lastest fashion and styles.

When Jord reached out to me to model and talk about their amazing watches i could not resist. Now Jord is usually known for their wood watches but their Sier brand is amazing and my favorite.

What i enjoyed is the leather band and marble detailing of the watch. What makes it even great is being able to switch the band so i can either dress it up or down.

If you love watches as much as i do . I have partner up for an amazing giveaway that gives you a chance to get your own jord watch.

Click the link below for your chance to win. Good luck 😁

https://www.woodwatches.com/g/fashionicondrea


<!– JORD WOOD WATCHES ARTICLE WIDGET START –>
<a id=”woodwatches_com_widget_article” ishidden=”1″ title=”Wooden Wrist Watch”>Wooden Wrist Watch</a>
//a%20href=
<!– JORD WOOD WATCHES ARTICLE WIDGET END –>

Reality of Motherhood

Hi Fashionistas ,

It has been awhile since i have spoken with you all but motherhood has taken over and been my new normal. I am thankful to be able to dress once in a blue lol.

I wanted to talk with you all about my birthstory two months later lol. As most of you know my due date was july 8 but around 32 weeks i had to go to the doctor weekly due to my blood type being o positive with a rare antibody attached to it. Now non pregnant its not an issue but pregnant it is a whole different ball game lol. As it can affect the baby growth.

Now im thankful baby boy was healthy but they suggested at 37 weeks i should be induced as they can no longer monitored my growth with the baby.

Now when i was told this i was upset and worried. Anybody that knows me knows how i am. Me being who i am tried to delay it cause in my heart i felt he was not ready to be here yet.

Also around that time there were some issues at my job that I was going through that made it ten times worse so i was pretty overwhelmed and stressed.

This was my first pregnancy and everything i planned out to happen was not going that way.

So on monday June 25 myself and my husband went to the hospital to begin the induction process but when we got to my room to be set up , the nurse explained they were waiting for my doctor to come.

When my doctor arrived he informed me that i will be getting a c section due to me having rods in my back and unable to push naturally as it could lead to serious damage to me in the long run. Of course i was upset but i wanted my son to be healthy and safe. At 1:30pm i walked in for a c section and at 1:45pm Mr. Caden Joseph Summerville was born at 6lbs and 12 ounces 21 inches long.

The love me and my husband have for our son is amazing and indescribable all the sleepless nights was worth it.

Celebrating Him

Hi Fashionistas,

Happy Wednesday. Ive been in my nesting mode getting ready for my baby boy to come and preparing his nursery. At first i felt bad not posting content like i normally do but im preparing for my soon to be new life as a mom.

Today i want to talk about my husband as its his birthday. We are celebrating a milestone as he has turned the big 40. Although he looks Like he still in his 20’s lol.

I remember telling him i was pregnant he was so excited and the first thing he said was no more stressing. My husband is the most easy going person who never let things get to him.

Through this whole pregnancy he has been there every step of the way and i could not be more appreciative and thankful to have a partner and bestfriend like him.

So happy birthday my love. When asked what you wanted for your bday you said you have everything with me and baby boy. We are going to celebrate today and everyday. You get to drink and ill have a mocktail lol.

My non-maternity clothing and bump update

Tags

, , , ,

Hi Fashionistas,

Happy Tuesday. I had a busy weekend full of some fun and also organizing. Hubby and I went to ikea for the first time over the weekend and i can see why everyone loves the place. We are updating our home before baby gets here. Were working on living room first.

I decided i dont want to drive you all crazy with pregnancy post every second but i wanted to share how i have been surviving my pregnancy so far. I am currently 27 weeks in my third trimester like where is the time.

My second trimester was the best thats your best time and moments, energy is up and all.

For most part ive been good. Now lets talk about clothing.

Now we all know maternity clothing can be expensive especially if your not going to use it again.

Now i will say i have purchase some items that have been working good for me and didn’t cost too much.

Maternity leggings

Now not all are the best and some are pricy but i was able to get me a few from kohls and target and they were inexpensive but comfortable. I also purchased leggings from plus size department and that worked well for me too.

Clothes

Currently i sized up in my clothing. I never enjoyed wearing tights clothing all the time so most of myclothing before pregnancy was oversized or loose fit.

Dresses are great to wear as they are comfortable and easy to throw on as well.

Shopping your Closet

Most of my items such as cardigans and dresses have been saving me especially since im working full time.

What are some your favorite non maternity clothing. Love to hear your thoughts.

Making legwear great

Tags

Hi Fashionistas,

Before i begin *this is a sponsored post but all thoughts and opinion are my own*

Growing up as a kid i always had to wear tights and i could not stand it as they were uncomfortable or just plain ugly lol.

So as an adult i was not a fan but when Berkshire sent me some to try on it reunited my love for leg wear again .

What i love are the amazing designs they have created that makes it comfortable and cute.

My favorite are the texture tights as they are perfect for the cold months we have at this time.

So tell me are you down with wearing tights again. Love to hear your thoughts. Until next time.

Surprise im pregnant

Tags

Hi Fashionistas,

Happy Monday,hope all is well with everyone. It has been so long since i blogged and i missed you all so much. Alot has been happening and one of those is that myself and my husband are expecting our first child in july. We are so excited, thankful and blessed.

If you told me a year ago i was going to be a mom i would have said yeah right lol. Don’t get me wrong im excited but im such a planner when it comes to my life but god shows up and says other wise.

My first trimester was hard i was sick almost everyday and made ir rough to go to work everyday or even go out.

Now that im in my second trimester im looking forward to sharing with you my maternity fashion style and what has been working for me and what does not. Thank you for all the well wishes that you have given me and look forward to sharing more. Until next time.

Being Fashionable with a Statement Hat 

Tags

Hi Fashionistas,

It has been so long since i bought youguys a style post but i have missed you all and thank you for continuing to rock me. For the new year i have some really exciting news to share but lets get into todays style post.
*This is a sponsor post but all thoughts and opinions are my own *
If you know me you know i love hats as they are apart of my signature style. So when Scala teamed up with me for their lovely and fashionable hat’s.  I was so excited.
Scala has a lovely selection of affordable hat’s that are stylish without breaking the bank. The boulce and chain fisherman hat in navy i adore. The detailing of it was amazing that i can dress up and down.
For this look i dress it casual wearing some over the knee boots, jeans and cardigan. It was a perfect look just to hang out with friends or casual date night.
Tell me are you a hat lover like me i love to hear your thoughts.DSC_2564DSC_2567DSC_2563DSC_2565

Getting a great car for the right price.

Tags

Hello my Fashionistas,

*This is a sponsored post*

Who does not love getting a new car especially when you can get it at a reasonable price. 

When me and my husband were looking for a new car, we knew what was in our budget and what we can afford.

So when searching for the right car we went through different searches such as make and model. With car.com you you can use their site to obtain pricing on the lastest cars and it will provide you with the pricing and possible payment options. It will direct you of different car dealerships you can go to for further pricing.

This was beneficial for me and my husband when looking for our car. We were able to obtain a 2017 honda accord at our price point. 

I was extremely excited and happy as we were able to get the car we want at the price we wanted.

When looking for the car you want make sure you do your research as well as negotiating as you can actually get better deals at time when letting the dealership know your price point and budget.

Check out http://www.cars.com

So how do you shop for a new car. I would love to hear your thoughts .