Spring is here, once again, and quickly rolling into summer and I find myself faced with the decision to start or I could say– restart blogging. But, this time my focus is much more scattered since, like my life, it is much more of a three-ringed circus with a lead performer and several rotating acts that get a chance at the spotlight. I guess I would consider myself the Mistress of Ceremonies.
To give you a little background, for those who may not know me. First off, WELCOME!, thank you for taking the time to get to know me. Originally, I am a born and bred, small-town Texas girl who had a big dream of moving to the big city of New York. So, I got my degree in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing at The University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. And, as soon as I graduated I couldn’t get out of Texas fast enough. I got, what I thought was my dream job working for my idol, Vera Wang. I worked at the Bridesmaids division. The stories I could tell… But, I’ll leave that for another time. Over the next twelve years, I worked with some pretty amazing people and had some once-in-a-lifetime experiences. I worked for a chic, but grounded couple that met in line at Studio 54, some celebrity stylists on a variety of projects from television pilots to styling NYC socialites. My husband, Chris, and I even gave running our own custom menswear line a shot before it became so mainstream. Regardless, I love to see that it has become something that is so accessible. A well-fitted garment on anyone makes all the difference. And, throughout the years, I have worked with private personal styling clients and fashion-tech startups such as; Keaton Row, Share Some Style, and Snap+Style.
Fast-forward to today, I am a stay-at-home mama to our circus’ ring leader, Sebastian but more appropriately called “Bash,” with an infectious smile and an appetite of a pre-teen. I never thought out of all the jobs I may have had in my life that this would be my favorite. I actually wake up every day excited “to get to work” and steal several hugs and kisses as I pull him out of his crib. To be greeted with his partially gummy and gnarly-toothed mouth sends my serotonin levels through the roof. As the saying goes, it is unlike any other kind of love and there is no way to explain, you just have to experience it. I am so glad I am getting to experience it with Chris and our first baby, Dexter. Well, he’s our furbaby, but still our first. He definitely still gets plenty of the spotlight in this circus. Dexter is a rescue pit bull mix that made the move from Long Island, New York to Austin, Texas with us last February. He has adjusted to the longer days, warmer winters, a larger home, and his own backyard just swimmingly. He loves Bash like he is his own.
So, getting back to why I am here, why you should even care, or what to expect from another blog from another “mom blogger”. Over the years, I have created a loyal following that still seems to want to hear from me even though I have stepped back from working with clients at this time. This will be a little more of a “lifestyle” journey and one that I am hoping to tweak along the way based on things you may want to see or hear more of. I am really hoping this will be a mutually beneficial platform where I can extend any resources I may have to you and you with me. And, believe me, I love to learn from others especially anyone that has gone through the same thing, i.e. Wonder Weeks, how to make your nail polish on your right-hand look as good as your left, easy recipes, and the list goes on.
*Disclaimer: I received my B.A. in Fashion, so cut me a break when it comes to grammar. I write how I speak. So, hopefully, this will feel more conversational than a boring essay.