Wednesday, September 16, 2015

happy little hippie

pic credz: ali kunz
on mahh bodayy:
diy thrifted jean cutoffs, crop top- motel rocks(last season), 
hat- forever21, gladiator sandals c/o- ami club wear(last season)
on rox:
onesie-farmer's market find

another little photoshoot with my happy lii six month old petite hippie babe.
before the (utah) weather changed, of course.
man, i love this sweet little bb of mine.
she makes me the happiest mama in all the land.


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

happy 6 months to my lil'rox

pic credz: ali kunz
on mahh bodayy: 
embroidered slip dress- free people, lace up over the knee black boots- go jane
statement necklace- rue 21, bracelets- alex and ani
on miss roxie j: carters

guys, i am a mom to a six month old. 
when i think back to last year at this time i would have never imagined how incredibly happy i would be. how incredibly obsessed and in love i would be..
with my beautiful baby girl.
let alone to say that phrase "my baby girl"
i pinch myself on the daily and i can't sleep at night because i am up watching her sleep and thanking god with every breath she takes.
i never knew i could love someone with my entire being.

the last six months have been absolutely amazing, very challenging but also very rewarding.
to have nourished Roxie from 3lbs to almost 13lbs is an accomplishment i am truly proud of, for both my husband and myself. watching her grow is like watching a miracle unfold before your eyes.
my favorite is watching her eyes grow in wonder at the big world around her. 
she now recognizes her mama and her daddy, so just imagine me picking myself up from the puddle i melt into every time she smiles and coos at me.

i reflect back on the last 5yrs of all the trials, all the heartache and all the tears cried and even though it was heartbreaking, i knew deep down inside that we had to keep going.
we had to keep fighting for what we wanted.
our baby.
i wish i could go back in time to all the failed ivf cycles and tell myself everything would be ok. actually better than ok, indescribably amazing.
that our little angel was just waiting for the perfect time to join us.
i am now a stronger mama to her, having gone through such trials.
i feel like the luckiest woman on earth to have been given such a miraculous gift.
our roxie james.
she is everything i have ever dreamed of and more.
infinite love and thank yous to our angel baby baker, jeni and her husband ian.
without these two we would never have our rox. 
also a giant thank you to our amazing drs and nurses at california fertility parters 
and imc high risk department and nicu.

happy half birthday my little babes.
mama and daddy love you so much.


side note* i still need to post her birth story and our maternity pictures, i have just been so consumed with my little rox that time just slips by but, i would love to tell you all more about how she entered into this world, specially for those of you who don't know the entire story.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

kutv ch.2 fresh living- back to school makeup for older teens

my gorgeous teen model, gemma
t-shirt dress c/o: coco and main

prepping my sassy girl, wardrobe/hair/makeup by me :)

#selfies on set with our beautiful host, debbie worthen

with one of my favorite people ever, mary nickles

product used:

skin care is key before applying your daily makeup. 
the acne solution line from burt's bees is amazing and affordable.

for an easy 5minute face:
use a primer with salicylic acid to help reduce acne and redness.
choose a foundation that is light and provides great coverage, like complexion rescue from bare minerals.
instead of powder blush opt for a cheek and lip stain like blissful from tarte.
make sure your eyebrows are "on fleek" using an eyebrow pencil with a spoolly brush on the opposite end.
a pretty basic browns eyeshadow pallet is a necessity, like the one from nyx love in paris.
choose a pretty pink gloss with a hint of lip plumper like the one from sei bella.

add some school spirit with fun colored mascara, eyeliner and eyeshadow in your school's colors.

#hashtagschooliscool a fun technique to try with your colored liner.

locker bag necessities:
blotting tissues or brown paper napkins to soak up any excess oils through out the day.
burt's bees blemish stick for those stressful days and breakouts.
concealer stick for those pesky breakouts or to cover up anything else.
babylips for chappy skin.
a couple fun lip glosses to add pops of color to your wardrobe, like intense butter gloss from nyx.
keep your eyebrows in place with a clear mascara from elf.
waterproof mascara will keep you from getting dark dry flakes during the day.

here is a link to the segment, enjoy!!