GALENTINE’S DAY: MOM & BABY

Los Angeles mom blogger, RELish By Arielle, celebrates with her daughter in matching robes for a girl's day

Happy Valentine’s Day, Everyone! So excited to celebrate with the fam today–especially because Naiya is finally old enough to enjoy it (for at least a few minutes)!  Since I’m working today and Naiya will need to go down for the night right when I get home from work (#thestruggleisreal), I planned a special “Galentines Day” celebration for her and I over the weekend. This past Sunday, spent a couple of hours relaxing in bed (in between running around to chase her). It’s been raining like crazy here in LA so it was the perfect cozy day to stay inside and cuddle. Excited to share some of our favorite photos from the day–all of which were inspired by Life Magazine and Old Hollywood. I’m also rounding three Valentine’s Day sales happening today that you should know about.

MOM & BABY UPDATE: 17 MONTHS

I can’t believe Naiya is 17-months and will be turning a year-and-a-half on the 30th.  I keep blinking and months seem to be flashing right by.  Naiya is growing like crazy and her little thigh rolls are starting to slim out (cue the ugly tears!) She’s a full-out toddler now and I find myself scrolling through her photos from a few months ago wondering where our baby went. Rounding up our outfits of the day today as well as a mom and baby update.

TODDLER POUCHES WE’RE OBSESSED WITH

Los Angeles mom blogger, RELish By Arielle's daughter wears a tulle skirt with pom moms

For the first six months of Naiya’s life, we were both completely soy, dairy, nut and gluten free. We basically ate air. Looking back, sometimes I’m not even sure how we survived it! Naiya’s gut wasn’t fully formed yet and she had horrible food allergies and painful reflux.  Since I was nursing her, I had to eliminate any potential allergens from my diet too (more about that here).  Thankfully, Naiya has now grown out of her allergies we still try to eat as clean as possible. Naturally, we both fell in love with the most amazing soy, dairy, nut and gluten free probiotic pouches. The best part? These pouches don’t taste like air at all–they’re flavorful, delicious and Naiya can’t stop gobbling  them up! Sharing a bit more about these pouches below as well as where to snag the cutest pom pom skirt for your mini.

TWO WAYS I’M DETOXING THIS YEAR

Los Angeles blogger, RELish By Arielle shares how she's detoxing and cleansing in 2019

Powering up for the rest of the week by cuddling my O.G. fluff baby, Winston and sipping some delicious tea before the day gets too crazy. Let’s face it: this pup needed some extra attention on le blog because Naiya has definitely been stealing his spotlight since she’s been born!  Dog mama’s: once you had babies, did you feel tons of guilt about not being able to cuddle with your pup as much? If so, I’m right there with you! Today, I’m sharing a couple of ways I’ve been detoxing over the past couple of weeks.  I was feeling like I was dragging after the holidays so part of my new year’s resolution was to try a couple of detoxes I’ve never tried before. From the most amazing juice cleanse to a detox tea you need to know about, I’m rounding up all the things for you below.

HOW TO SCORE YOUR FIRST JOB IN HOLLYWOOD

how to nail your first job in Hollywood

I had the privilege of speaking on a panel for Syracuse University recently and it was one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had in a long time.  I was able to chat with college juniors and seniors studying out here in LA for the semester as they geared up to apply for their first jobs. If these kids are any indication of our future, I left feeling like will be in great hands. They’re smart, they’re positive thinkers and they want to make a difference.  Since I haven’t shared too much about my work life outside of RELish with you here, this particular panel inspired me to open up a bit more about it.  So without further ado, today, I’m sharing my favorite secrets on how to nail your first job in Hollywood. If you read this and you do end up making it, I ask only that you continue to pay it forward, that you always stay humble and most importantly, that you hire Naiya as your assistant someday.