First off, I just want to say THANK YOU for all the messages pertaining to my last, more personal blog post. It means so so much that anyone would respond to it! So many of you guys empathized with me in your feelings of being overwhelmed by Motherhood so it’s nice to know I’m not alone in that. That’s the biggest reason I wanted to build up a community of Moms, so that we can uplift and support each other though tough times because life’s not always rainbows and butterflies!;)
Anyways, I got the idea of doing this type of blog post a while ago from another blogger (kicking myself because I can’t remember the blog’s name) and immediately wanted to do it! So much goes on behind a picture (or even video) that no one sees and I thought I would shed some light on what’s been going on as of late… 1. This picture was taken on a day where I didn’t vlog. We took a spontaneous trip to San Diego (2 hours away from LA) to look at a house. I had been obsessed with this house for a few days and envisioned us living there already. I just knew it was the one for us! My Grandpa lived in SD so I had always imagined me living there because it’s just so beautiful. We went to look at the house and although the inside was perfect there was something about the area that just didn’t feel right so we passed. It was kind of sad because we got all hyped up, but we both came to the agreement that San Diego as a city didn’t feel right for our family, but another place did instead. 2. OH man was this day interesting to say the least. I vlogged it, but sooo much went on behind the scenes that I never mentioned. It was the first time I ever got paid to go to an event and I was already nervous about that because lets be honest, I’m a small fry in the Youtubing space LOL. I rarely ever go to events and boy are there a TON in LA. One because I’m awkward and don’t want to hassle with the baby’s nap schedule and two because uh hello, TRAFFIC! Only those in LA know how it is going from the South Bay to anywhere near Rodeo Drive after 11am. Anyways, I decided to go and bring a blogging friend along. First off, it was at a mansion 5 seconds from Rodeo Drive in Hollywood. The celebrity (Jaclyn Smith) had her own entourage following behind her ever step just like in the movies. Anyways, the real interesting part was when we had to valet our cars and of course everyones driving a BMW, Tesla, or Audi and my old, Mazda 6 pulls up with the lining half off? I just kept telling myself OH WELL, at least I own it! LOL Honestly, a new car is the last on my wish list right now, but it was still slightly mortifying. 3. This was one of the best days. My job is so unique and out of the ordinary that none of my friends know what to do with it. All they know is that I post videos online and get free stuff they get handed in a bag when they come over. It’s so rare when anyone asks how it’s doing or what I’m doing, about my goals, or ambitions or anything except Shelby. She’s been on my channel before and she was actually my twin in sorority (meaning we both had the same big sis). She’s always asking about what’s going on with my job and we dream of running a girly business one day together or me employing her and us designing fun things! She’s been my true supporter. On this day I got to gift her a bed from a brand that wanted to work with me and it was the best. I’m so grateful that my job allows me to do things for those closest to me. It’s amazing. 4. This was truly a good day. Although it was the day before Annabelle got super sick in NorCal, we spent it strolling along the coast, eating Pizza My Heart (BEST pizza EVER!), picking out an ornament for our tree that says ‘Capitola’, and just enjoying the sunshine in November. Oh, and Annabelle ate her first pizza and cried when it was all gone.5. Sometimes I am guilty of using a tripod and wireless camera remote;) It can be frustrating with a baby especially because she’s addicted to the remote and just wants to hold it. I mentioned in the caption that she was drawn to our Christmas tree and that’s why she was looking behind me, but she was actually looking for the remote I threw back there to take the pic..LOL!
6. Okay, this pic got CRAY. I do sponsored content from time to time (as SOOO many people like to remind me:) and I did a campaign for Johnson & Johnson. Not because they were paying me, but because I had been gifted a ton of baby wash at my baby shower from friends and that’s what I had been using for months on Annabelle with no issue. Once I posted this picture I got a ton of emails/DMs/etc. shaming me for using “toxic products” on her and “how could I be so irresponsible to promote them”. Insert major EYE ROLL. First off, I promise you, I never knew of the scandal with their company and second off, it was with their baby powder not anything else. Now, I know that doesn’t excuse anything and better safe than sorry for your infant, but jeeze!! People sometimes forget I’m just a regular Mom over here doing regular Mom things like using baby wash I got as a gift. Ay yi yi.
I hope you guys like this different type of post. I’m going to try and use my blog as more of a personal outlet into my life for anyone that’s interested so stay tuned and let me know what you want to see more of in the future! Also, I’m going to try and post weekly at the very least <3