Father’s Day Gift Guide

Happy Monday!

As you know Father’s Day is this Sunday so I came up with a little gift guide with my husband, who will be celebrating his first Father’s Day! ( So exciting!)




Travel Kit: The hubby has this and loves it! It fits everything he needs for when we leave town.

Timex Watch: This is the hubby’s pick for his Father’s Day gift. I may or may have not purchased it for him.

Magnanni Belt: I love it!!

Cleansing Shaving Cream: This product is sooooo good!!

Gucci Wallet: As soo as the hubs is ready for a new wallet this is his go-to!

Apple AirPods: The fact that the don’t have a cord is genius.



Inner Strength

I was afraid to go to Greek school and I was afraid to go to Sunday school. There were three girls there that always put me down. They know exactly who they are and I kind of hope that they are reading this post so they know what they put me through. I wouldn’t exactly call what they did to me bullying but it was close. It was enough to not make me want to go to those places. I dreaded when I had to go and face them. What if they made fun of my clothes? What if they called me retarted again? What if I accidentally wore something similar to one of them and then called a copycat? I begged my mom to not make me go. I begged and begged but I had to. I was afraid to speak up, who knows I may have said something they found funny and laughed at me. These girls were the definition of “mean girls”.

Fast forward about fifteen years. I feel like they still look at me that same way. At first I thought I was paranoid, but I know they do. I’ll always know that look that I also got back then.

Now it is different. I am a grown woman with inner strength. I am more confident in myself and don’t feel intimidated around them the few times a year that I do run into  them. If you are wondering what happened to them, they moved away (insert praise hands emoji).

I pray that my daughter does not have to deal with girls like that in the future. I pray that all little girls don’t have to deal with that. No one deserves to feel afraid to go anywhere. I pray that all girls/women have and find inner strength.


The Perfect Mom Bathing Suits

Happy Thursday! I hope you all are just as excited about the weekend as I am! Today I am going to share the chicest, yet mom approved bathing suits with you. I am sure many of you moms can relate to the fact that your tummy has a little extra going on so these one piece bathing suits and high waisted ones are perfect for that. I just ordered this one and love it! I am looking forward to adding a few more to my collection.

I would love to hear what some of you have gotten for Summer!




Motel Valentina One Piece | Topshop Ruched Front Plunge Swimsuit | Motel Rocks Valentina Swimsuit | J.Crew Strip Lace up One Piece | Ted Baker Stripe Ruffle Swimsuit | J.Crew Ruffle Bandeau Bikini Top | J.Crew High Waist Bikini Bottoms

Lexi’s Favorite Reads

I am sorry for the lack of posts lately, but with a 10 month old life can get pretty busy. I have previously shared a post on how important it is to your child and I am still a firm believer on that subject.

I absolutely love reading to Lexi. Even though she isn’t old enough to understand a lot yet I honestly believe there are books that she really enjoys more than others. Maybe it’s the pitch in my voice, but today I want to share her favorite reads with you all. These are on constant rotation and yes that means some books get neglected, but why wouldn’t I read what makes her smile?

These below have been our go-tos for the past month or so.

What are some of your little one’s favorite books?





Mommy Hugs | Where’s Ellie | Will You Be My Sunshine | Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada | Everything is Mama | Giraffes Can’t Dance | Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Get My Fire Place and Mantle Look

Last week I shared my coffee table look with you so I thought that I would share my fireplace and mantle. It pretty much correlates with my coffee table with the mercury glass but I have added some faux greenery and terracotta vases which I love.


Vase: Pottery Barn | Branches: Pottery Barn | Lantern: Pier 1 Imports ( Similar Here )




Vase: Pottery Barn | Lantern: Pier 1 Imports ( Similar Here )


Candle: Pottery Barn | Pillar: Pottery Barn ( Similar Here ) | Faux Branches: Pottery Barn ( Love these )


Get My Coffee Table Look

Now that the holidays are over I put out my “everyday” coffee table decor and I could not be more proud of it. I love mercury glass, it is so timeless and goes with a lot of the decor around my home. I just love this beautiful, simple coffee table look.





Tray: Target | Pillars: Pottery Barn ( Similar here ) | Coasters: Anthropologie | Candles: Pottery Barn | Large Vase: Pier 1 Imports | Small Vase: Pier 1 Imports


Photos by: Hannah Decossas Photography

10 Resolutions For 2018

Illustrated Fireworks New Year Card

Last year and basically every year I make a list of resolutions and will follow them for a bit and then don’t follow through. This year is going to be different. I am going to follow through with them. These are going to improve my daily life and am looking forward to it.

What are some of the resolutions on your list?

Go Unplugged for half an hour everyday. I believe this is something very much needed. It is the perfect time to just unwind and clear your mind.

Learn something new. I have always wanted to learn Spanish. I took French in high school and I’ll be honest that I don’t remember any of it. So I really want to learn some basic Spanish. Wish me luck.

Read to Lexi everyday. As you know Lexi is special needs so I really want to help her expand her mind even at such a young age. I believe that will be very beneficial to her as she grows up.

Improve my skin. Now that I am 29 I have become more aware that I need to protect my skin more. Of course I use products to keep it healthy, but I want to create a regimen and stick to it.

Take a woman’s vitamin. This one goes hand in hand with the above resolution. I am nearing 30 so I think this is a must.

Eat breakfast everyday. This is a meal that I usually skip. I don’t know why to be completely honest. I believe that this meal will really set my energy for the day so even a banana would make me happy.

Eat one healthy meal a day. I love food. I definitely am not a picky eater. I have to say that I am not the healthiest eater and that is something I need to work on.

Read one book a month. I used to read a lot, but its something that I haven’t kept up with lately. This is something that I want to change because it is relaxing to sit down and read a good book.

Be more organized. When I say this I mean my closet. I really need everything to be in order.

Go for a walk two to three times a week. This will be good for the mind and body.

29 Things

I turned 29 yesterday so I thought I would share 29 things about me that you don’t know!



I am TERRIBLE at math.

I absolutely despise everything Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings.

I have five tattoos and do want more.

Touch is my love language.

I am a very introverted person, which always surprises people.

I do love meeting new people though.

I love shopping alone so I don’t have to be rushed.

I Love Lucy is my favorite show.

I am currently binge watching Saving Hope and Degrassi: The Next Generation.

My finger nails are ALWAYS painted.

I could eat sushi everyday if mercury poisoning wasn’t an issue.

I do love myself sweet and sour chicken if I can’t have sushi.

I have a huge obsession with meat and three dishes.

I have three different email accounts on my phone.

I don’t like to cook and don’t have the desire to learn to be better at it.

I do know how to bake some amazing brownies.

I drink hot coffee during the Summer.

My husband and I have been together for almost nine years.

We met when we were kids and yes I thought he was cute back then.

Being a mom is my favorite thing.

My baby is a Special Needs child and I am determined to give her the best life.

I love to sing the car and sometimes I do get stares at red lights.

I live in the same town that I grew up in.

Santorini is my favorite travel destination.

I am not good at sports at all.

I can see the lake from my kitchen table and I love that.

Laundry is something I always dread doing.

Most girls prefer heels, but I prefer flats.

I purchased my first designer bag in high school ( Dooney and Burke ).

I am spending my Birthday with my family and I am very thankful for them.


Fall Around the Home

Fall. I just can’t describe how much I love this season, especially October. I think it is the fact that I get all my decorations out to put up around the house. I think the fact that this year I have a little one at home makes the time even more special. In a previous post I shared some decor that I am loving and would like to get. I did end up purchasing a few pieces and I would love to share them with you all.


Wreath: Local Shop ( Similar here and here )



Pumpkin: Pier 1 Imports ( Similar here ), Fillers: Pier 1 Imports


Tray: Target ( Similar here ), Pillars: Pottery Barn ( Similar here )





Pumpkins: Pier 1 Imports, Wood Logs: Pier 1 Imports ( Love these )


Straw Pumpkins: Pier 1 Imports, Glass Pumpkins: Pier 1 Imports


Photos by: Hannah Decossas Photography