The Longest Hiatus Ever 

When I started this blog I really didn’t have a specific direction that I was going to take it. I wasn’t sure if I could even successfully keep up with a blog, and I guess I was right.

It’s been years since I’ve posted, however I thought about my blog every day and all the things I could’ve posted about. So now, let’s rewind the last 2 years <<<

At the end of 2015, my Mr. & I bought a house! We had been renting a house prior to that for almost two years. Owning your own home is like nothing else. It makes being an adult more real ha!

But 2016 was one of THE most special years of my life. My Mr. & I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary AND became parents to the most handsome son ever {a biased opinion, I know}! In November of  2015, we finally decided to take the steps to see fertility doctors because we weren’t conceiving and I had been off BC since 2009. When everything checked out with me, all we needed to do was get the Mr. checked. Well that became a difficult task since he had to continue to travel for work out of state. Things weren’t looking good for us at that point, but we stayed hopeful and continued to have faith that God would bless us when the time was right.

Our faith helped us get through a difficult time with the loss of my Mr.’s stepdad in March. And in late April, I found out I was 3+ weeks pregnant! I was lucky that my pregnancy wasn’t hard at all. From the 1st trimester all the way to my delivery-everything went well with no complications. We were blessed with a health baby boy on December 13, 2016 and our lives were changed forever! Elias has brought nothing but pure joy & love to our family’s life.

It’s now the middle of 2017, I’m on summer break and enjoying every minute of being home with my SONshine (my mom was watching him when I returned to work from maternity leave). I don’t have the luxury of being a SAHM, so I will be back to teaching next month. I will now be a 2nd grade teacher and teammates with one of my closest friends! We are so excited to be back together again. I have also decided to take a {HUGE} risk and become a Lipsense Distributor with Senegence. More on this topic later.

For now, these have been the biggest & most memorable {milestone} changes that have taken place in my life in the past 2 years. My goal for 2017 is to continue to work on my blog, grow my business, explore new opportunities & live in each moment with my family!

Wish me luck!

With Blessings & Love,

The Season for Rompers

If you haven’t noticed, but the time has come for the season of rompers to begin!  I have been seeing so many fashion bloggers and Instagramers posting some fantastic rompers and have enjoyed seeing how they style them.

I was quite hesitant on the idea of wearing a romper at first, so I knew I didn’t want to invest a whole lot of money if they didn’t work out and fit my body type.  I bought this romper via an Instagram shop, and was pleasantly surprised at 1) how comfortable it is 2) how it fit my body 3) how stylish it was!

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I love the colors and the print on this one and felt confident enough to buy another romper.  if you haven’t jumped on to the “romper bandwagon” I suggest going to different stores and trying on a variety of these comfy little numbers.  You might be pleasantly surprised like I was!  I’m still looking for the perfect jumpsuit/full length romper…but I won’t hold my breath since I know how difficult it might be to find one for my fun-sized frame!

So, are you willing to go out and give the romper a try?

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Romper {thrifted} So many styles to choose from here | Tan wedges {Groupon} Similar here and here | Crystal dome statement necklace {Brina Box} Exact | Aviators {Target} Similar here | Handbag {Kate Spade} Cute & affordable here

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My first IG Loop Giveaway!

I’m so excited to announce the involvement of my first Instagram loop giveaway for….are you ready for this….

A $300 gift card to….

TARGET!!!!

How exciting right?! Because let’s face it…who DOESN’T love Target 🙂 My Mr. actually asked me if I was able to participate in the giveaway since he knows how much I loooove that place haha.  I was just there this afternoon, and of course walked out with more than what was on my list {story of my life when I go there}.

If you’re not already following me on Instagram, my username is @thispetitelife Go check out the loop giveaway.  I promise you’ll find some other lovely bloggers as well as fantastic boutiques that are also participating.  You won’t be sorry you double tapped the photo 😉

Stop waiting and….GOOOOO! Good Luck!

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Playing catch-up

You know the saying, “time flies by…when you’re having fun?” Well, time also flies by when you’re a busy woman with a full-time job as a teacher trying to finish up the end of a quarter! So, I apologize for pretty much falling off the face of the blogging planet, if anyone actually cares/noticed.

Yesterday was my first official day of spring break! Many things/events have gone on since my last post, so today I’m trying to play catch-up. The most exciting event that currently took place in my life was attending my first blogger panel discussion. The panel discussion was open to new bloggers and/or bloggers seeking advice on how to grow their following. I was super nervous and excited all at the same time. I’m so glad I went because I met some really supportive and lovely ladies, as well as learn how some of the most well known bloggers in Arizona juggle the blogging life! I learned some really helpful tips and hope that I can soon start to implement them into my experience with blogging.

Anyway, I’m off to go and pack for a week in NY again! I know, I know…why would anyone in their right mind leave a state with temperatures in the mid 80’s to go to a state of temperatures in the mid 40-50’s?! One reason: My Mr.  He’s still out there for work, and instead of spending my spring break alone enjoying the sunny, warm, AZ weather I’m choosing to spend some much needed QT with my Mr.! That’s the secret to our marriage 🙂

I’m hoping I can snap some really great photos with my new Nikon and share them with you all! For now, I’m posting my ootd’s from my Instagram.  Follow me on Instagram to find out where my outifits are from! https://instagram.com/thispetitelife/  OR search my Instagram @thispetitelife

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