dress (eliza j)
black long coat (snowman ny) / double stroller (bugaboo donkey) / boots (stuart weitsman) / purse (stockX)
dress (eliza j)
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, and you are all enjoying the break. I have been loving & experiencing all sorts of feelings as we just celebrated another beautiful Christmas. I feel like I’ve been on pause the last couple of days. I started cleaning up Christmas, undecorated the tree, felt sick to my stomach about it and redecorated it. What’s wrong with me? I’ve never had post Christmas blues, but this year I’m feeling it.
Lots of inward feelings this time of year as we just celebrated Brooklyn’s first Christmas and finalizing my theme for 2018.
to be continued…
This post is sponsored by StockX, all opinions expressed are 100% my own.
Pinch Me! Did this really just happen? I now OWN the bag I’ve wanted since July 2016! (see post here: I-have-been-changed)
I first saw & fell in love with the Louis Vuitton Kimono bag in NYC, it was love at first sight, until I saw the price tag. We had recently just moved into our home and I knew that I wanted to do a kitchen remodel and paint my home when I returned from my trip so I decided to postpone my purchase.
And I’m so glad I did. I found my $3250 bag for $2600 on StockX making the bag close to 25% off original price. My purchase was well worth the wait!
What’s your dream bag?
I remember my first dream bag, and my first designer bag I ever bought, was the black patent leather jumbo Chanel. When I first started blogging I told myself no matter what! I have to stick with my blog until I can payback my ($2000) camera I bought to shoot with for my posts and I couldn’t quit until I could buy in cash my dream Chanel bag. I could have asked my husband to do this for me, but this was something I wanted to do, these were my dreams I wanted to fulfill. So with the help from him being my photographer, and a few months later I accomplished the first of my blog goals. Here we are, a few more handbags and lots of goals accomplished 5 years later. Today I am prouder than ever to still be blogging. It feels great to have a platform and a space to make my dreams a reality.
If you’ve been saving for, or eyeing a bag, I recommend checking out StockX. You can find thousands of pre-owned and pre-loved authentic designer bags in a unique space. What makes it unique is that StockX is a live “bid/ask” marketplace, think buying stock in the stock market where a seller can set their price, and a buyer can either buy now or place a bid on the item. When a bid meets the ask, the transaction happens automatically. StockX sells Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Hermes all items have been pre-owned & loved as they are all in excellent condition. I can’t speak for all bags, but my Louis Vuitton Kimono looks & feels BRAND NEW! I couldn’t be happier that I checked out StockX!
**This being my last post until Christmas. I wanted to share this special song I heard as I leave you to enjoy the sacred December nights with family. But first, I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas. If you have been like me the whole month of December rushing around not knowing what to put under your tree. I hope this song brings you peace. You see, this year I am not going to give my children their ultimate Christmas wish. Instead of focusing what won’t be “barking” underneath our Christmas tree I am excited for all the other “things” this season brings. “Oh Come Let Us Adore Him, Oh Night Devine, Holding on to Silent Holy Nights. I am excited to spend these sacred December nights with the ones I love. I wish you all a very Merry December and a beautiful Christmas. No matter what is or isn’t under your Christmas tree.
We did it. Brooklyn and I, for the first time ever, spent longer than 3 hrs away from each other this weekend when papa Bird decided to purposely take me somewhere where babies weren’t allowed. This being the first time Brooklyn was going to miss a feeding from me and use formula, I was very selective on what formula I was going to give him.
I have fed Brooklyn from my body since the day I conceived the little cutie. For 6 months we’ve been attached either by the umbilical chord or through nursing. About two months ago I introduced Brooklyn to the spoon and have since incorporated some baby foods, oatmeals and yogurts into his diet along with nursing 6 or more times around the clock.
As his first non breast milk formula experience I went with Comforts™ Infant Formula because it is the closest formula to breastmilk and believe me I researched. I felt comforted (no pun intended) my pediatrician recommended using Comforts™ infant formula as a great addition to breastmilk for times when you aren’t able to be with you baby.
What sold me on Comforts™ is there formula is NON-GMO, ingredients have not been genetically engineered. They are designed with all the vitamins & minerals your baby needs for a healthy first year & beyond.
I am so excited for this new milestone and that we have found Comforts™ formula. Brooklyn was sound asleep when we got home from our date. The sitter reported that he took to it great and fell asleep right away. He woke up at 3 am like he usually does, I nursed him and it was like we didn’t even skip a beat. I had a great time with my husband and was so relieved that my baby took to Comforts™ formula. It was such a blessing. Freedom from nursing and a night out feels good knowing I have my babies best interest in mind.
To Learn more visit www.comfortsforbaby.com
This post is sponsored by Comforts™ Brand
A couple weeks ago I asked all you to tell me your favorite Christmas tradition. Today I’m going to tell you mine. I love picking out a real tree together and wearing Christmas jammies all December.
My favorite tradition that was shared with me on instagram last week was “Christmas Adam”. The night before Christmas Eve one of my readers calls it Christmas Adam. They have ribs for dinner, watch a Christmas movie together in the great room where the tree is and everyone in the family has a giant slumber party. I thought this was so funny and so great.
Hope everyone is having last night of sanity before the Christmas break begins.
*pictures by @jbphotography99
Why is it the last thing I need, the ONLY thing they want?
My arms are full but my heart is heavy, as I have 12 more days to decide if my kids will be getting their ultimate Christmas wish.
Hudson is the one who is begging for a puppy. He has worked, earned and saved for a dog for a very long time and it’s the ONLY thing on his Christmas list.
I feel like he is at the perfect age, but it’s me who is not at the perfect stage.
I have tossed and turned about this for a long time, so whats it going to be?
A Christmas Puppy?
a letter in their stockings
Dear Bird Children Thank you for being such wonderful children this year, you are all on the "nice" list. I want to let you know that I received all of your letters this year. Mrs. Claus and I even found you the perfect puppy. I spoke with your mother and we all agree that she feels very blessed this year to have added another baby into the family. She is very excited to celebrate Brooklyn's first Christmas and would love for me to hold the puppy for next Christmas when she has at least one more of her own Bird babies potty trained. She wants to make sure she is done having children before she adds a puppy to the family, because once you have a puppy he becomes a family member so you have to take these things very seriously. I want you to know we want to give you every wish you desire. But sometimes the answer is wait. I hope you understand and you enjoy the other presents I bring to you this beautiful Christmas Day. May we all turn our hearts towards our families and friends and thank the Lord our Savior this day. For coming down as a babe in a manger so that we can all return to live in Heaven again. Glad tidings I bring and my heart it doth sing as I watch you play in harmony. I love you very much Until next year S. Claus
I don’t necessarily love this singers style but I did have her CD growing up and our current situation reminds me so much of these lyrics.
Cherie Call – No Lyrics
A little boy at the end of a day knelt by his bed to say a prayer
And Father up in Heaven heard the prayer he prayed
And listened to each word with greatest care
The boy said,
“Please bless that tomorrow I won’t have to take a bath,
And bless that they will cancel school for snow.”
And God had the power to protect him and never let him grow
But He said, “No.”
And there are yeses that our father can hardly wait to give
And they are packed in every crevice of the lives we live
Sometimes God will pour down miracles and amazing twists of fate
And other times He chooses just to whisper, “Wait.”
How many times have I prayed for blue skies
So no one has to cancel the game
And I feel so abandoned when the sky gets dark
Never knowing all the ones who prayed for rain
And usually the story’s even trickier than this
With solutions that only God could know
But if you ask Him if He’s ever overlooked you
Or ceased to love you so
He’ll say, “No.“
12! More days to decide. Oh! What are we going to do?!!