Today’s post is going to be me sharing a bit of a Life Update! Hopefully I inspire you to reflect on your own life and you will see that life’s changes don’t always have to be anxious but can be exciting.
Life always changes and so many things happen.
Sometimes faster than we can process. During those times, growth is happening. Growth is great for you as a person, for your relationship & for every aspect of your life. Unfortunately during those periods we either feel overwhelmed or anxious. We let the beauty of life and the process of change pass us by and we get stressed and fearful of what’s to come.
I’m that exact way.
I’m a mom of two and currently a stay at home mom. If you’re a stay at home mom you can empathize with the feeling of restlessness. The feeling of wanting to go back to work but not having a career to return to. At the one year mark of my mat leave when it was time for me to return to work I decided to quit my career working at the Bank & stayed home with both kids. It didn’t make sense to spend a fortune on daycare and lugging kids from A to B, when I could just stay home and be the best caregiver my kids could ever have (their own mom).
I have been reflecting on my life and what is next for me for a while. Many are envious of being able to stay home but it comes at a price. (We can go into that in another post!)
Putting all my worries and anxious feelings aside I decided to start an eyelash course. I have done them before and enjoyed it but was never certified. ( I’m a huge lash fan myself) So very soon I will be starting my own home business. I am super excited to start something new. I have worked in the beauty industry before but never took the leap to making it my own.
I can’t wait to share my new journey with you all. Would you like a post on how to start your own business? Or how to choose a business?
Anyways, I hope you can see that we are all the same and have fears that we need to overcome. This is one of mine! I’ve always been scared of new things and finally I’m trying something completely new. Overcoming my anxiety is Huge for me and I can’t wait!!!
Do you ever feel anxious about new things that are happening in your life?
Wish me luck for my first day next week!
I was just looking through my Insta feed at all the gorgeous inspo accounts and travelling babes and was wondering how some of them take their photos. What camera and stuff because some images do look higher resolution than others.
I figured maybe some of you are wondering too how I take mine and who does it for me. So here is all the info on that with some of the best 5 tips to make your feed look better!!!
How I take my Instagram Photos
1. Mostly my 3 year old takes my pictures. He’s getting a lot better at it. Got to start ‘em young right!?
2. I found my iPhone takes the best ones for Instagram. I like the size and quality of my phone best.
3. If I’m indoors I try to use my Sony A5000 so I can work with the lighting better.
4. Always try to use daylight. It’s just so much better and really gives you the best result.
5. Lately I ALWAYS try to have my hair done. Lol I hate looking at my photos and my main regrets are my hair at the time haha you just look so much more put together when your hair is done! 😝
What are some of your Instagram Tips?
Do you want me to share how I edit my Instagram Photos?
finally got some sun today. I re-designed my blog with a new theme. What do you think? I feel like it’s more interactive! And this way there is more photos to look at, instead of scrolling through each post!
December 1st marks the first day of Vlogmas on Youtube and so I started vlogging my everyday. I think it’s a great way for you to get to know me better. I will film some everyday routines and cleaning with me, get ready with me, some hauls and more. I will link Vlogmas here for you guys.
Have you started christmas shopping yet?
And just like that… it’s Fall.
Wow, it’s been a minute since I have posted on here. To be honest, it was literally just a lack of technology skills on my end. My site got shut down for spam and I had no idea why or how to help. I mustered up the courage to read up on it and tackle the problem myself without contacting a web developer so here we are! I fixed it! HAHA YAY couldn’t be more happy.
How have you guys been? Are you enjoying the Fall weather? Getting everything in Pumpkin Spice and kicking leaves everywhere you walk? I love fall. It means layering all the cute clothes I haven’t worn in a while and snuggling up in blankets and feeling super cozy. Now I just need a new house with a comfy fireplace and I’m all set.
If you have been following along on my Youtube channel then you would know that we are in the middle of house hunting and could possibly be moving in the next little while. Very exciting but so nerve wrecking. Not knowing what place we will find. And we are the fixer upper kind. So maybe there will be lots of DIY’s in our future! Do you guys like home makeovers?
New Season, means new makeup. I just got to try the Age 20’s compact foundation. I am in the shade #35 and it comes in this super pretty sleek packaging ( get it here). The cream goes on super smooth to my skin even when applying it with a beauty blender, no primer needed. It doesnt feel cakey and gives pretty decent buildable coverage. if you haven’t tried a cream foundation yet, then you simply must. It’s perfect, not messy and feels super light weight. As an added bonus it also has SPF. I always forget SPF and so this is so convenient to have it built into my foundation routine. Does your foundation have SPF?
If you want to see me applying my new foundation routine then you can just click on the video below and it’ll take you straight to my YouTube channel and to the review.
So, I hope I got you guys a bit up to speed with my life and what’s been going on!
xo 😘 Tabea
Finally my long awaited H&M package arrived at my doorstep. The shipping was fast, but when you’re used to Amazon Prime deliveries than anything longer than 3 days seems like too long.
I was super excited for my espadrilles.
Turns out they are the most comfy summer flats I have ever owned. How have I just now gotten myself a pair?
I basically showed you guys what I ordered in a past post but thought it would be nice to see what things look like once they arrived. I snapped a couple pics like a try on Haul for you!
The pocket T and espadrilles are my favs. What do you think?
1. Grateful for my mom watching my babies so I can run errands 🙂
2. My slow cooker – making a real meal possible in 5 min prep time
3. Grateful for my camera tripod so I can take my own photos whenever M isn’t in the mood – 3 year olds don’t always want to do what you ask them to lol
4. Grateful I am blessed with health – my tonsils started to hurt and I pray it’s nothing serious
5. My cuddly bed I get to fall into every night
What are you grateful for today?
it’s a new day and I thankfully started it early. I love early mornings. I am so much more productive when I get up and finish my morning routine before 9am. Of course the babies also don’t give me much choice in laying in bed for long these days. Works in my favour most days. lol
I want to share my updated morning routine soon with you guys in a new video. For now I thought I would list some things that are essential to starting my day.
- Wake up – Get dressed
- Pour coffee – even if I am reheating it 10 times a day
- bathroom – brush teeth, do hair & makeup
- Prep Breakfast for the kids and I – usually waffles and cheerios – Ny is eating on her own. HUGE TIME SAVER lol
- vacuum – too much dog hair every day lol
- go for a walk before 9 am – it gets too hot in the summer
- have a morning snack and put Ny to sleep
- start working on the computer while M plays
That’s what my mornings typically look like. We substitute morning walks with other errands that need to be done on other days.
Currently sitting outside listening to the birds.
Hard to believe there is such tumult in the world. Especially back home in Germany. Difficult to understand why people try to fight each other with violence and why we can’t just live in peace.
I am grateful
- that we live in a safe place
- we have drinking water
- we have each other as a family
- getting along – not always easy but as long as we have love we got this
- the pretty birds chirping in my ear – even though sometimes they are just too loud lol
What are you grateful for today?
Woke up before everyone today and am writing this post. I want to share my new video with you!
I started a new series that will last for 30 days.
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I am going to document my journey to losing the last 10 lb. I technically already lost it but i gained 10 lb. in the last little while because of moving and new routines and not caring and watching out for my weight. I also want to get more fit but I want to start by losing some and being more active. I have a hard time with working out. I am going to try different things and see what works for me. If you have anything to lose you should join me and comment on my Videos. We can keep each other motivated!
Let’s do it!
I mentioned how I get rid of my craving for soda. They are high sugar and so bad for you. I love carbonated water and usually it’s just about the fizz for me. My husband got me the Sodastream for Christmas and I love it. They have some flavours you can add as well but a dash of some juice will help stop your craving too at a lot less sugar and calories. I’ve linked it here for you from Amazon.
Five things I am grateful for today
- waking up early
- feeling energized and not sluggish
- being healthy to play with my babies
- having the means to buy groceries for our family
- enjoying working from home 🙂
What made your day today?
Day 4 of sleep training and she went to bed without one peep. I’m the happiest right now! Amazing what consistency does for your kids. It’s in your hands to turn them into amazing humans! And the work starts at such a young age!
Let me know if you want some details on this maybe in a Youtube video so I can explain it all in detail!?
I took the baby’s to the lake near me and enjoyed a snack on a bench while we watched the baby duckies. So sweet how they all stick together so closely and follow their mama. I hope my kids will always be near me and I get to enjoy their company.
I finally got my lilybod leggings in the mail. I’m so excited for them because I love their Instagram and they exceeded my expectations. The quality is so nice and you can tell the stitching on them will hold up. Who else hates when your leggings tear in the crotch area? Lol
I picked my top 3 from their page and added some other basics I’ll be wearing them with. Which one is your fav?
Five things that made my day
1. Taking the babies to the lake
2. Living in such a beautiful place admiring Gods creation
3. Cute conversations with my three year old about life
4. Ny going to sleep without crying. She’s learning to love her bed 💕
5. Having a close relationship with my brother. Love him 👍🏼
What made you happy today?
What kind of videos do you like to watch?
Don’t forget to share this post with your friends, it’ll make my day! Talk to you guys on Friday!
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Today was such a nice day even though it started off super chilly in the morning. I spent such a fun time with the kids. Made some flower crowns, no big deal. Had to take some Instagrams. It’s sometimes a challenge to get inspired to post new content. Browsing other peoples feeds comes in super handy and helps me decide what pictures I could take and work for my page. I follow a ton of inspo accounts and they all have a pretty similar feed with reoccurring themes.
If you’re lacking some inspiration yourself then here are five super popular Instagram Photo Ideas
- Climb a mountain and act like you went on a huge hike in your cutest workout clothes.
- Always drink Starbucks … because everyone can afford a Starbucks everyday, duuhh. Or you can just reuse your one cup over and over for every post. lol
- Braid your hair, add some flowers and don’t show your face
- The Eiffel Tower is always a good idea 😛
- Pose over a delicious plate of french fries and avocado Toast with the biggest side order of belgium waffles with all the toppings
There you have it! All things to get you inspired and hopefully reposted by one of those huge inspo accounts.
Five Things I am grateful for today!
- My coffee – felt so chilly today and it hit the spot!
- had a huge bowl of strawberries for lunch
- snuggles with my babies
- the white T I cut into a crop top – it’s my go to and I need more colours ( DIY soon?)
- getting in touch with some awesome companies to work with for the Blog – be excited 🙂
Going to tan outside now! Love you all
*All photos are from Pinterest
Today marks one week of M night time potty training and we are going full speed towards no more diapers. He is almost 3 1/2 and to some this may be late but for a boy he was potty trained quite fast at 2 years old. We had a couple set backs along the way but he did really great. I am having more trouble with the night time training. Hopefully this will be the end of Baby number 1 in diapers at night. It’ll be a big relief. I send him to bed at 7:30 and then take him to the bathroom around 10:30 – 11pm and in the morning his diaper is dry! I think I will give it a shot without any tonight. I will let you know how it goes!
Took a couple of photos the other day and I thought these turned out cute with Ny. I wanted to share one of my favourite things which is wearing long sleeve sweaters with some cute shorts. I’m always chilly especially if I have to go to the grocery store! It’s freezing there. A sweater always comes in handy. My sweater is from Hollister ( similar here), Shorts from Guess ( similar here) , Backpack is ALDO ( similar here) Nike Flip Flops (here ) & my Pom Keychain is from Ardennes ( similar here). Ny’s Headband is from carters ( here) , Pants are H&M (Similar here), & her onesie is from Old Navy ( similar here).
I found some similar pieces you might like. What do you think of Sweater and short combos?
Here are my five things I’m grateful for
- Potty training success with M
- Grocery shopped the nicest Mangos today
- Having a car to take me from A – B
- The sunshine – makes me happy everyday
- When my Bible app sends me a Verse I just needed to hear today!
What are you grateful for this Friday?
Enjoy your day and don’t forget to share this post with your friends. It’ll make my day!!!
Spent the day today mostly in the sun. It was so beautiful out for the long weekend. I love days when I can accomplish everything on my ToDo list. I prefer doing things first thing in the morning. Today’s post I wanted to share some fashion appreciation.
I have been so happy about my hellomojo sunglasses. They are different than any other pair I own. I always play it safe with plain colours but this one has such great flower details all over the frame. So pretty with a cute gold accent. The lenses are super reflective and look so cool.
I was able to score a coupon code for you too. With ALEIDAMOJO you are able to get 20% off your very own pair of sunglasses. Much needed with the amazing weather!
As always here are my five things I’m grateful for today.
1. Obviously my @hellomojo sunglasses
2. Having time to lay out in the sun
3. My mom who took the time to plant some things for me
4. The long weekend – because who doesn’t love Mondays off
5. Watching Ny as she gets better at standing all on her own. Big girl!
What are you grateful for?
Don’t forget to get your Mojo sunglasses here!
got to spend some quality time with my little family yesterday. We went to this goat farm and saw some cute baby goats and had some goat milk ice cream. I got a small cone, strawberry cheesecake and chocolate, and it was sooo much. I loved sharing it with the kids. Ice cream is always my favourite treat and I could have it every single day if I had my way!
Later we took Malik to the mall for some new shoes. We got him these super cute Jordans. Just like his daddy’s style. He has been growing so fast lately. It seems he has gone through 3 shoe sizes in the past 9 months. Is that normal? Makes me want time to slow down. Which reminds me it’s my birthday next month. Time flies.
Go follow my Insta Stories so you can see what we get up to!
Tabea Aleida ❤︎
Hope you are all doing well. Today I want to share my favourite Netflix shows to watch while your bored or staying at home with kids. I always found I had more time when I was a mom of one. I binge watched so much. Many of my followers are just having their first child so I thought it would be fitting to share some really good shows with you. I am always needing new show suggestions.
- Suits – a really smart Lawyer show with 6 season to binge watch back to back
- Gossip Girl – for all you Fashionistas that love teenage dramas – lots of binge watching
- Scandal – Bound to get you into Politics with 6 seasons available
- Full House – a nice show to have playing in the background, its wholesome and fine to have playing if you have toddlers
- Riverdale – put your kids down for a nap and get sucked into the teenage murder mystery – not a binge watch show – it only has 10 episodes this far
Let me know what your favourite shows are so I can start something new.
What type of Youtube videos do you like to watch? My new Video goes live tomorrow and I’ll link it below for you guys to watch!
Tabea Aleida ❤︎
Welcome to My Blog!
I am so excited to start this new Journey of mine. A new chapter in my NEW Life! You might ask why I am starting a new Life and so I thought I will share some Questions and Answers in my first blog post!
We just moved and I am excited to get a fresh start on life. How many people can say they got to have a fresh beginning in their life? I am one of the lucky ones. I have had many fresh starts. I have moved a lot. Most of my life. Many significant events in my life were marked by big moves! Cross country and across Oceans.
I am excited to share a new side of me with you! So here is more about me…
I am married to my best friend and I am a mom of two little ones, three years and 8 months old. I grew up in Germany. My mom is German and my dad is Cuban. People always tell me how weird of a mix that is.
I currently find myself transitioning from a working mom to a stay at home mom and as crazy as that sounds to me I am so excited I get to care for my family in that way.
I am 31 years old and as much as I like to deny it, I have to remind myself that every year I am blessed with more wisdom and have to be grateful God is keeping me around to be with my loved ones. Whoever said getting old is a bad thing?!
I have a degree in Fashion Merchandising and have been present online for quite some time now. I have a Youtube Channel that I love with a passion. It allows me to be creative and do whatever I want with it.
I am looking forward to sharing mom-moments with you guys and everyday things that happen. I love fashion and beauty and so that will be a part of my Blog as well. I will soon be decorating my new place and want to share that with you as well. You can expect new blog posts at least once a week! Subscribe, so you don’t miss out on anything that happens in my life. I will be linking my Youtube Videos here as well so you are a part of everything.
I want to get to know my followers so please, if you are reading this post to the end tell me one thing about yourself. It can be anything as simple as what is your favourite food?!
Until next time,
❤︎ Tabea Aleida