28.6.16

365 Days...



365 days ago my arms held you for the first time. 365 days ago my love grew again by leaps and bounds, multiplying more than I thought could happen truthfully. 365 days ago I laid eyes on you as my heart swallowed every ounce of my being in that moment. 365 days ago I became your mom and you became my sweet baby Lailah.











365 days isn't quite long enough to have you as my little baby. 365 days goes way too fast and I can't believe we are here, already. I have had 365 days already to love you, care for you, kiss and cuddle you, giggle and smile with you, laugh and hold you, cradle and protect you. It's been 365 days with you by my side.











It's been 365 days of cherished and truthful moments. 365 days of wishing for time to stand still, just awhile longer. 365 days of wishing I could bottle up every single moment inside my heart, to never forget. 365 days of the last first, and the firsts one last time. 365 days of watching you grow more beautiful, curious and lovely. It's been 365 days of joy with you my darling. 365 days of pure, beautiful bliss...











365 days of watching you wonder about the world around you, watching your sense of love for others grown and you change right before my very eyes. 365 days of you being my joy and 365 days of being your mama. It's been 365 days of wondering how I got so lucky to call you mine.












Looking forward to the next 365 days of adventure, wonder, love, growth, curiosity and so much more. Happy Birthday to you baby girl.... I love you...

xo
Mama


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5.1.16

Be Still....

"Be Still" those words I often found myself pondering on many times in 2015, more so than ever before it seems. Those seemed to be some of the hardest words I have had to listen to from myself as stress, overwhelm, truth, and so much more negativity crept through my mind many times. 


I have had to cut myself some serious slack these past few months as I have had a baby and things never go ever as planned with structure, timing and planning and I have had to learn that it's totally okay. I wanted to share what I would consider my word to be for 2016, or in this case phrase. "BE STILL" One of my favorite verses from Psalm 46:10. He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;  I will be exalted among the nations,   I will be exalted in the earth.” 

So many times I would let negativity creep in after having my daughter because here I was at a good point in my business before, after raising two kiddos already, I felt so overwhelmed with having to do it all over again. Many times I would say I just want to do this and follow my dreams, and make pretty things all the time. I realized that wasn't fair at all and that I can still follow my dreams while still raising my newest baby. I may still have to do it in the background, but I have done it for many years after working full time and part time outside of the house. 

Sure, it may take some time still and I have to say no to a lot of things right now, but I am okay with that. These moments in life don't last forever, in fact they are over in the blink of an eye. Realizing that was the same exact thought I had when I decided to have one more child. I have to just be still and know God is doing everything he intends to do in my life at that moment, at every moment. Weddings will always be there, flower jobs will continue to come and go, commercial work will always there, but the devoted time I have with my kiddos and hubby can quickly come and go. I am surely okay with that. 

If any of you reading this are feeling the same way thinking about the stress of balancing life, kids and a business I am right there with you friends. Be still and know that you are exactly where you are suppose to be. Do you have a word for 2016? I would love to read them in the comments below. Happy 2016 sweet friends.



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20.11.15

NEW WEBSITE LOVE

You guys... This might be the most epic post this year. I have been working timelessly behind the scenes for the past year or so on my website. After, a major platform change, learning a new platform the crazy hard platform called Wordpress I finally did it! Man, that feels so good to say.


Fresh new content, event pictures and a new experience to complete my branding is up. More editorials coming soon too! When I originally contacted Jenny Sanders at Graceline I told her my story and the organic feel I really wanted, she knocked it out of the park. I am so happy to say my new brand feels 100% like me. Timeless. clean and modern. I hope you love it as much as I do.


So what are you waiting for go check it out, and let me know how you like it. 




xoxo,
Valerie
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