Presh of PreshlyMade shares with us some tips on how to host stress free. We also put together some comfy + cute hosting outfits and make 2 super yummy appetizers.
It’s literally been forever since I posted a blog. A year ago this past September to be exact. I think a combination of lack of creativity and time are the culprits, but I never stopped thinking about this blog. I’m almost finished reading a book called the The Artisan Soul, by Erwin McManus and it’s sufficiently set my creative soul on fire! So much so that I had to return to one of my loves, this blog, and talk about one of my favorite topics, fashion.
If you follow my instagram posts, you should be aware that I’m pregnant with baby boy number three (pray for your girl 😂)!
Honestly I love having boys. Heck, I don’t know any different. So as a veteran, I’m not freaking out… well that much!
One of the things I’ve done differently this time around, since it’s my last pregnancy, was enlist the help of a personal trainer. I really wanted to continue to grow in my fitness journey and didn’t want to slow down momentum just because I was pregnant. If Serena Williams can win a grand slam six months pregnant, I can definitely have the fittest pregnancy of my life.
Thank you Jesus that I’m connected with an amazing trainer who has helped me so much. I’m eating clean and training with her twice a week, and I’ve never felt better. At 30 weeks, I have lost a total of 19 inches all over my body while growing baby. I have not experienced pregnancy edema (yet), most of my clothes still fit, and I feel really good! It’s been a great decision.
Although I feel really good, I’m at the stage where I barely want to put on clothes 😂. However, as a working mom I don’t have that luxury. I’ve got a little less than 10 weeks left, so I’ve challenged myself to “stay fine down to the line.” 😂😂😂😂 That’s something my husband would say or this one, “stay fine even with 9… weeks to go”. I’m also taking the minimalist approach to the challenge. Unless you have an endless supply of maternity clothes, most mommas-to-be are limited to the number of items they fit comfortably in the last trimester. So I’ve styled 25 outfits with 9 items of clothing + 1 scarf.
Plaid shirt: Target
leather leggings: Target
Rust sweater: Shop Dress Up
Scarf: Vinnie Louise
Pink Blazer: NY&CO
Houndstooth Blazer: Forever 21
Black Dreas: Motherhood Maternity
Leather Jacket: Marshalls
Africa Sweater: Grass Fields
boots: Bronx Diba
black booties: Target
How was your weekend guys? Our weekend was super restful. The last couple of days Kenny and I have been getting so much sleep, and we don’t even know what to do with ourselves. We’ve been sleep deprived for almost three years, and this is a welcomed change. However, all of this sleep is so weird. I feel like we’re getting too much sleep lol.
We also got to spend some time with friends and family this weekend, and our hearts are so full! It had been a few months since we’ve been able to hang with people, so it was so great to spend time with people we love.
Speaking of love, I love this dress so much! I had planned to wear this dress to a wedding coming up this weekend, but I can’t because it’s an all-black attire wedding. Never the less, this dress is lovely for any of your events coming up, and it’s very comfortable.
Anyways, I had planned to wear this dress to a wedding coming up this weekend. This dress is great for any of your events coming up and it’s very movable.
Here’s the link, and this dress is still available in Red, Black, and White. It does run small, so go up a size.
Here are some similar styles that you might like.
Hope you all are having a fabulous day today! I’m excited about this summer! I’m excited for bbq’s, summer concerts, and spending precious time with my family + friends. What about you?
While we are discussing summer favorites, this look happens to be one of my favorite looks. Short shorts, kimonos, and fringe are the best! These pieces are actually throwback pieces, meaning I got them a long time ago, so they are no longer available, but I have links down below of similar pieces at amazing prices! I’m a bargain shopper :-). Anyhoo, let me know below what some of your favorite pieces are for summer!
I live for denim and it’s even better when you drenched from head to toe in it. These pants from Altar’d State are my absolute faves! I love wide leg, palazzo, bellbottoms pants not just because I’m a seventies girl at heart, but it’s a great way to balance your figure if you’re broader on the top and narrower on the bottom. I love shopping at Altar’d State because they are a mission minded organization + the have great style and home goods. Whenever you shop there a portion of their sales goes to missions. I love shopping on a mission. Denim Top is from Target and vest from Forever 21.
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 🌍.