CHASING SADIE IN BASIC DENIM

When Sadie started walking at 9 months old, she had all of the determination in the world.  Everywhere she walked, she strutted with purpose and she tried her very best to keep up with her big sister.  We snapped these photos back in October just before Sadie’s first birthday. If you scroll down to the first photo below, it’s one of my favorite photos of Sadie ever.  It perfectly captures her spirit and confidence and it melts my heart. I hope she walks like this into her first day of school, into the college of her dreams and even her first job interview someday. Rounding up a number of shots today from this particularly warm day in October when Sadie was running around in the most beautiful park in Pasadena, California with all the gusto in the world.

COZY EARTH: THE COMFIEST LOUNGEWEAR

LA mom blogger, RELish By Arielle wears Cozy Earth Bamboo joggers and pullover

What a crazy year last week was! Just over a handful of days into the new year, I’m wrapping myself in all of the cozy items I can find for some extra comfort. From this crazy, seemingly never-ending virus to everything happening in the news right now, it’s A LOT.  Sharing a post featuring one of my favorite loungewear brands I’ve been living in recently, Cozy Earth.  From joggers to tops and even the softest bedding, Cozy Earth pieces are made of the most breathable bamboo material.  Since they’re currently having a 25%-30% off sale, I’m rounding up some of my fave pieces to share with you so you can cozy up too.

NAIYA’S 18 MONTH UPDATE

Naiya is officially 18-months (going on 18) today and I’m sitting here wondering where our baby went! When Naiya was first born, every parent I knew told me to savor every stage because it flies by so quickly.  Now,  I’m the mama telling every pregnant mom I know the exact same thing because it really is impossible to imagine until you’re in it. Our mini is truly non-stop these days and I’m excited to share the latest and greatest Naiya photos and updates with you below. As you scroll through, keep in mind that almost all of Naiya’s giant smiles were from listening to ‘Baby Shark’ (for a change) on my phone. What is it about that song?! The rest of her smiles were from me jumping around like a crazy mama trying to keep that smile going. Either way, her face is priceless!

HOW TO CURATE A CAPSULE WARDROBE

Now that I’m a mom, getting ready in the morning has become a much bigger challenge.  I used to get up slowly, leisurely pick out my outfit of the day, go on a long run and shower.  Those were the days…and those days are long gone.  The more mobile Naiya is getting, the less time I have to pick out outfits and the less time I have to make myself look presentable (let alone shower!). Thankfully, over the past few weeks, I think I’ve found the secret to getting dressed quickly: curating a “capsule collection.”  Hello, game changer!

CLASSIC BLACK ROMPER

Teaming up with Gray Monroe today to share a classic black romper I’ve been living in recently. I love that it’s not technically maternity but that it has such a comfy, loose fit. I also love that it’s wearable now, a couple of months down the road when my bump is sure to pop even more and hopefully after pregnancy too. Better yet, it’s currently on sale for just $30.00 so you can’t go wrong (pregnant or not!).