I recently went on a little thrifting trip. I've been doing this every Thursday for a couple of weeks now, so it seems to be my new "thing" to do on Thursday afternoons. I won't complain (wink). I decided to explore new places and, boy, was that a good idea. I found this store in our little downtown area. This is just half of it. I spent who-knows-how-long walking around over and over again. Every time I would find things I missed in my previous round. My "10 min" stop ended up being closer to 2 hours of pure delight for my eyes and soul. There were so many things I wanted to bring home and actually, many things that I wanted to get just to give away to my future blog readers. Maybe a future vintage home giveaway? #squeal.
Hope you guys had a great weekend and woohoo for Monday! (positive thinking, friends. Positive thinking.)
Sweater: H&M Leggings: H&M Shoes: Toms After I became a mom, I completely forgot the meaning of the word "style." My closet was full of sweat pants, tees and loads of grey, grey and more grey... oh, and black. I recently started feeling the need to be a bit more playful with the things I wear. I realize the importance of feeling good, confident and excited about the way I look. I've noticed how I love pieces that are different, pops of color, things out of the ordinary. Not long ago, I read a blog (I really wish I could remember which one it was) that basically said: "Every day, do something that scares you." Bam. Loved it. Made it one of my resolutions. I can still feel the introvert in me hyperventilating when I repeat that statement. But I need it. I need to shake off all fears, all insecurities, all doubts, and start spreading my wings. This applies to every area of my life, really. From my deepest dreams to my closet. I want to feel more and more alive. I want to exert life. And joy. And laughter. (Yes, if one of my outfits makes someone laugh, I'll take it. Mission accomplished ;). I'm thrilled about this new season. I'm even more thrilled I get to share it with you. Thanks to The Wiegands, Holden on baby, Small fry, Cara Loren, Ascot Hart, Deep in the hart, In honor of design and Tales of me and the husband for putting this Mama Style link up together. You guys rock. xoxoxo
On the 26th, I'm turning 29. My last "twenty". Wow. I'm finally here, at this point in life. I have to admit I'm pretty excited about my thirties (maybe because of the fact that I still feel like 18?? #scratcheshead). Anyways, my best friend just came to me one day and said: Hey, I want to take you to New York ... it's gonna be my belated birthday present for you". I said something like : WHAAAAAAAAAAAA???? HOLY CRAP!!!!. I took my mom to NYC last August. It was our very first time in the City of Lights, and holy shoot, that place has a magic, a magical vibe in the air that makes every cell of your body feel alive and on steroids!. When we came back from that trip, I started missing the city almost instantly. For the longest time I daydreamed different scenarios and schemed numerous plans that would, somehow, take us back. I wanted to breathe that air once again. I longed to feel "that" alive. I cannot believe I'm going back, and this time, I'll have my best friend by my side. Like the awesome nerd I am, I downloaded a countdown app on my phone and I stare at it every day. I'm not posting a picture of that app because it's a pretty lamo one, so until I find a cool one that's worth being posted, I'll keep it in quiet anonymity. All I can say is: Four. Freaking. Months. Holy crap. Hey, NYC, here we come, gorgeous. See ya in a bit. XOXOXO
I can't believe my little baby boy turns 4 tomorrow. So many mixed feelings. I wish I could stop time. I keep asking my husband: can they just stay babies??. He keeps answering: haha, you say that every year.
I love every year. I love every stage in his life. I love to watch him grow, but I hurt when I watch him grow as well. I realize that nothing can stop time. Nothing can make an hour longer, a minute longer, a second longer. All I can really do is become a good stewardess of those hours, minutes and seconds that have been given to me, cause they ain't comin back ;). I keep trying to stay focused on this fact. To be intentional about the time spent with him reading, creating, painting, snuggling and playing. This is a hard task when mama is tired and worn out. When all the brain wants to do is shut down. However, the heart beats stronger and louder as a friendly reminder that there's someone that is being nourished, strengthened and loved, whose roots are growing longer and deeper with every hug, kiss, compliment and minute of attention that I can offer.
I love you, Josias. I'll spend the rest of my life doing my very best to prove it to you.
So, we ended up canceling our boy's bday party because he's sick. :/. Only God knows when we'll reschedule this party; this month is full of all sorts of events. Since we had to be locked in our house due to sickness overload, we were all being grumpy and moody for the past 3 days. We REALLY needed to get out. Couldn't handle any more confinement.
We decided to go to one of our most favoritest spots for dinner: Arturo's Taco Truck. This is definitely THE BEST taco place around and it's run by the nicest latin dude, Juan. Since there's no sitting arrangements and it's cooold around here, we all sat in the back of our Pilot with the heat on and ate our tacos and quesadillas all snuggled up. Josiah is obsessed with going on "adventures" so this was a treat for him. Afterwards, we made a quick stop at his favorite spot, Starbucks (yes, I know, already, we got him started early lol). We came back home after our little adventure all happy and excited. They went to bed super fine and Andrew and I are now painting some, drinking some, enjoying each other some.
Mom&Me is going to be a series of pictures that I'll be posting every Friday to be intentional about bringing mom "back in the picture". I rarely show up in my kids' bday party pictures, the first time they walked, their first christmas parade, etc. It must stop. So, today's picture is of Josiah and moi, having fun and being silly willies under the sun.
This is my heart for both of you, Josiah and Abi Liv: I want to be an example for you of a little human being that lived a full life, enjoyed the simple yet priceless things, made laughter a daily ingredient and knew how to love deeply. Love you two.
After roaming the web for quite a while looking for some inspiration for this blog post (btw, is it ok to admit that I have writer's block in my third post?? #scratcheshead), I stumbled across this site and went on a pinning rant right afterwards. These guys have pretty neat stuff that's worth your time. My favorite category was QUOTES. Check them out here. Enjoy!!! :) Now, if you excuse me, I'll go ahead and get myself some creative aphrodisiac. #zzzz
I seriously need to order this t-shirt. My little tribe has been struck with bugs (the sick bugs), making for an overly exhausted and not fully recovered mama (and daddy, too.) Now these suckers are trying to get our little buddy, Josias. Colloidal silver, vitamins, elderberry syrup, oil of oregano and apple cider vinegar are our natural superheroes these days. On top of the sickness, it's Josias' 4th birthday party this Saturday. We're really hoping he gets better since he's been begging us to "turn 4" (and for a birthday party) for MONTHS! Fingers crossed. I have to say, I'm loving all the Hello Apparel products and can't wait to place a little order myself! Find them here, order this t-shirt here and follow them on Instagram --> HELLOAPPAREL Have a sweet day! XOXOXO
Hello world! Welcome to this little blog in the wall. I'm Pame, wife and mom of two shenanigans, vintage lover, helpless daydreamer and adventure seeker. From this corner of the world, I'll be sharing everything kiid. From mama+kiddo style, tips, room decor, vintage finds and heart-to-heart posts about motherhood+parenting.
I'd like to dedicate this blog to those two little thieves in the picture. They steal my heart daily. They steal smiles by the tons. They make my heart alive every day. I believe that the day they were born, I discovered I have 134+ feelings that I had no clue were there. My pride and joy. The apple of my eyes. They teach me how to see, feel and live with the innocence and excitement of a kid. They're like a fresh balm to a jaded heart. To Josias and Abi Liv, you two are my inspiration and your beauty makes me want to create, explore and just BE. Be who I was created to be.
I also want to thank Andrew, my soulmate, my best friend, the one that has encouraged me all along. The one that sees an oasis when all I can see is sand. And sand. And more sand. You know I couldn't do this without you. I love you. I love you more every day. I grow more and more in love with you.