New Adventures

So it’s almost been 3 months since the birth of our sweet boy Tiago Cruz DeShields. He’s the most lovable thing ever and absolutely loves to cuddle. Look at that face👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾!!


Having two babies makes life really busy for the hubs and I. It’s both challenging and rewarding.  It’s both exhausting and exhilarating. It’s taken us a while but we are really figuring out our new normal. We took some amazing advice from some sweet friends of ours and we’ve decided that we should  write our own adventure. We both love to do new and exciting things and that shouldn’t stop because we started a family. One of those adventures are our datenites. The past couple of weeks they’ve been falling on Sunday nights. Yesterday we went to a music festival to hear Pokey Lafarge. If you haven’t heard of him and you like Americana music, I highly recommend him.

I took this pic in front of this door because it reminded me of my trip to Cuba a few years back when I was single and had no children This  was just one more reminder that we should keep pursuing our traveling dreams. We are going to show our children the world 🌍.

Outfit deets

Hat: H&M

Dress: Target

Backpack: Target

Sandals: Bronx Diba

Jord Wood Watch Giveaway!

Hey family!

So, pregnancy the second time around has been different, but I’ve learned a lot when it comes to my wardrobe, and that is… Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize! I’ve been loving long fringe necklaces, head wraps, and now my new fave this Jord Wood Watches! Here are 5 reasons why I’m crushing on this brand and how you can win one of these beautiful timepieces

  1. They’re made of real wood! Jord Wood Watches uses about 8 different types of wood to create their designs. In addition to their amazing woods, they use sapphire glass, the most luxurious and durable glass for the face of a watch.
  2.  Their designs are dope! Jord Watches focuses on creating modern designs for men and women, and to be completely honest it was very hard for me to choose.
  3. They customize your size! When ordering your watch, you’re asked for your watch size in inches or centimeters. They even send you a copy of a ruler just in case you don’t have one. It’s great because you know the watch will fit you perfectly when it arrives!
  4. This brand has an amazing story! I love the story of this brand. They are a group of creative people from various backgrounds that have put their talents together to make an awesome product for consumers who are concerned about sustainability and efficiency.
  5. They’re Local! Y’all know I love to support the homegrown. I ‘m so excited that this brand is born in St. Louis and making a global impact!

Click here to enter to win a $75.00 gift card at Jord Wood Watch!

 

 

 


Mrs. DeShields…Overcoming Married Life Obstacles

Marriage is a beautiful thing! It’s also probably one of  the toughest things anyone will ever do in their life. Marriage is about being completely vulnerable, emotionally naked and it’s also a mirror that shows you who you really are. Kenny and I are coming up on 3 yrs of marriage and we’ve both grown personally as well as collectively. It’s really quite amazing actually. I love him more today than I ever have. A lot of times people see our pictures and post and think that we’ve had the “perfect” relationship but let me  tel, you that is completely false. We’ve seen some really  dark days, but our commitment to each other, our faith and love brought us through. We also sow into our marriage. Whatever you sow you reap and that what we believe. Here are five ways to reap an amazing harvest in your married life:

1. Date night: Alone time is so important especially when you have children.  When Kenny and I first had Shiloh, we had a date on our deck while he was asleep. We are deliberate about making time for each other no matter how busy we get.

2. Hang out with other happily married couples and ask questions.

It’s great to hang out with newly weds as well as couples who’ve been married a while. It’s great to be inspired by young love and learn wisdom from mature love.  Don’t be afraid or ashamed to ask them how they made it.  There’s no dumb question. Real Talk.

3. Seek wise counseling: I highly recommend pre-marital counseling not the “froo froo” stuff but the real deal. Kenny and I read the book Preparing for Marriage and it really forced us to talk about issues that we probably wouldn’t have until they came up in our marriage. We also sought counseling in our marriage.  We’re both messed up people with messed up pasts and counseling was a safe place to process those issues together.

4. Education: Power of a Praying Wife/Husband, Love Dare, The Five Love Languages, and Fire Proof are some amazing marriage books that will help you grow in intimacy with your spouse. I highly recommend all of them.

5. Follow a Marriage Ministry: Following a marriage ministry is so great and really helped us our first two years of marriage.  We learned through Karen and Jimmy Evans. We learned how to create a marriage vision and align our life according to what we sow for our marriage.  Another awesome ministry to follow especially on Instagram is Marriage 365. Casey and Meygan are a really awesome couple that are champions of marriage.  They give great date night tips, encouragement and even help in the bedroom;). One last resource I want to give you is a new online magazine, 2Half2Whole is a marriage magazine that’s goal is to inspire married couples. There are tons of great inspirational marriage stories in the magazine as well as tips.

Marriage life is so wonderful, but you don’t have to do it alone.  There are so many resources available and with Jesus at the center you’re bullet proof.  Loves love ya! Feel free to share your thoughts on this post!

Top: Target Skirt: Blush Boutique