I decieded to wear some earrings (for the first time in.....I have no idea how long) that I got as a gift from my sister.  (She brought back from Disney Land! Ah I just loooove her )
Anyway, I wanted to show them off, but my hair is so darn thick, so obviously a ponytail was the only option, but I've been doing lazy ponies, side-brides etc every day since having our little girl.  So I came up with this, just to mix it up a bit.   It's pretty self explanatory.  I wasn't able to get step by step pics because there was no one around to take them, but it's pretty easy to figure out if you have questions just email me :)


STEP 1:  Take a 1 inch chunk (adjust thickness as needed depending on your hair)
from behind your left ear.  Do a normal braid, tie it off, pull at the strands to make loose.
Do the same to the right side.

STEP 2:  Take one of the braids, pull it up and over the top of your head, and bobby pin it at the end.
Repeat with the other braid.

STEP 3:  Pull the rest of the hair back into a ponytail and voila! 

Tip:  To avoid getting a bump at the base of your braid, braid the hair up in the direction that it's going to be laying over the top of your head.  Hopefully that made sense.


Perks of Being A Mommy

I feel that all too often pregnancy and post pregnancy have such negative things associated with them.  Having a child certainly does take a toll on your body and emotions and everything and anything ha ha.  But there really are some great "perks" aside from having a new little "miracle" to snuggle up to, and the sheer joy you feel.  I'm going to share some of them with you.  I'm only a first time mom, so I'm sure there are tons of "perks" and "joys" to being a mom that I haven't discovered yet (I look forward to learning them) but I'm going to share some that I enjoy.

1. You burn 1000 calories/daily (if you are breastfeeding)
2. You can get out of anything, hehe.  (not as powerful as the pregnancy card but the next best thing)
3. Built in "Magic Potion" aka breast milk.  (It seriously cures everything!  I use it on my breakouts and     I kid you not they are gone within a day-2 days max)
4. You are encouraged to take naps
5. There is a little person that is literally part of you


Thai & Veggie Fusion

These noodles are some of my favorite.  (Rice noodles that you can find pretty much in any ethnic section of the grocery store).
This dish is so simple and really didn't take that long.  It's filling, but not to the point of making me feel stuffed and bloated.
Here's how ya do it!

You need: Rice noodles, cabbage, red onion, bell peppers, mushrooms, broccoli (really any veggies you like) & chicken (optional), soy sauce, tiniest bit of balsamic vinegar.

How to:
Boil noodles until soft.  Set aside.
saute red onion w/chicken & veggies in olive oil
Plate chopped cabbage, toss in 1 tsp vinegar.
Add noodles to veggies, mix together with soy sauce & salt/pepper to taste.
Place over cabbage.



So now that things have settled down with moving, having a baby and getting the hang of the whole "new mommy" thing...I've decided to start up with my blog again!

And with it is coming a lot of changes.  I realized that since starting up my blog and Youtube channel, I was trying to be like somebody else.  Sure I enjoy fashion, health and fitness and whatnot, but was trying to do it like other bloggers and youtubers that "I" enjoy, but I wasn't super passionate about it, because it wasn't really me being "me"  if that makes any sense at all :)

So I'm still going to share my fashiong/beauty tips.  But I'm also going to be throwing in some life hacks, workouts, recipes (since having our baby girl I've been looking into even more quick and healthy meals).
I'm also going to actually do what I wanted to do with my blog from the beginning, which is to build women up, and help all girls feel good about themselves and recognize their own natural beauty.  

The name of my blog will be changing....but no worries if you can't remember the new name, I'll have the site redirected to my new domain.  

Hopefully by next week everything will be reorganized and all set up with more posts and tutorials.  And I can't wait!!!

Check back soon.