Monday, May 22, 2017

|On Parenting| Unconditional Love

I wanted to write a special post for Mother’s Day but the words wouldn’t come to me and I wanted to be authentic. Being a mom has its ups and downs, good days and bad days. I’m blessed to have a partner in crime who helps me navigate through the adventure and for that I am grateful.

My appreciation for the love of a mom has deepened so much recently with my own mother being here with me as I wait out these last few weeks of pregnancy on bed rest. She has been a true example of selflessness.

She took leave from her new job, she cooks and cleans daily, she makes sure that I’m eating and drinking water, and she takes me to all my appointments. It doesn’t end there, she’s been a super grandma making sure the kids eat dinner on time, have snack for school, laundry washed and put away, bath time and bedtime routine is on track.

These are tasks I’d normally do but can’t, and she’s stepped in with no complaints. That’s love. I’m in awe of her. She saw we needed help and she just sacrificed her time, friends, lifestyle, etc to come in and keep the family running.

It’s been a true visual testament to the unconditional love a parent has for their child(ren) and I can only hope I measure up to being as wonderful, caring, loving and selfless a parent as she is.

Mom, I am eternally grateful for your unwavering love and support. I never have to question if you will be there for me. Thank you, thank you, thank you – I can’t say it enough. It’s not enough, but I hope you know how much you are appreciated, how much it means to have you here, and how much I LOVE YOU. 

Sunday, February 19, 2017


Mr. Williams,

It’s hard for me to remember a time when we weren’t a ‘we’. When things were just ‘me’ and ‘mine’ and not ‘us’ and ‘ours’. And you know what? I’m ok with that. All the memories, laughs, difficulties, celebrations, and love we’ve created over the years are much better because of US. There is no one else I would want by my side navigating through this journey of life than you.

Your love saved me in so many ways, ways I don’t think you’re even aware of, but that I am so grateful for. Thank you for showing me what a relationship can be when both people work together, give together, pray together, love together. No, we’re not perfect, but it’s in those imperfect moments that I can appreciate all we’ve built and been through.

I am so blessed by you and to have you.

So here’s to a lifetime of more laughs, jokes, and adventures with the only person I want beside me.

Happy 6th Anniversary!

I love you.

Mrs. Williams


Monday, January 30, 2017

I'm back!

I haven’t blogged in almost 2 years. There have definitely been times I missed it, but mostly I felt relief at not having the pressure to come up with new, exciting content. I didn’t feel like my input on the season’s go-to color, or the latest shoe trend was really important. 

I started feeling anxiety with having to keep up with the blogging world Jones’s. Which, is not why I started blogging…it just became too much, too fast for me to handle. I was wearing myself thin. Lately, I’ve been feeling the itch though, needing an outlet to get thoughts out of my head. I’ve never been much of a journal keeper, I never know what to write, so my entries are always so blah. BUT a blog, an online journal for the world to read my thoughts?! SURE! :)

Don’t worry, my thoughts are NOT all emo, political thoughts. I think about lots of things. So in the coming weeks, or months or however long it takes I’m going to switch up the layout/design on here to match the direction I want to go in. I’ll keep the name – too lazy to think of another, and I’ll be posting. Not every day, but when I feel like I have something to say.

I’m not keeping up with the blogging Jones’s, this is just for me. So I hope you’ll pop by every once in a while, I’ll try to keep it fun and entertaining but I can’t promise there won’t be a serious post every now and again.

Love and light to you all


Friday, April 24, 2015


Tomorrow I say goodbye to my 20’s.

It’s both bittersweet and exciting. I think entering my 30’s makes me feel as though I am officially a grown up, never mind the fact that I am married with 2 kids. That doesn’t make you a grown up, 30 does :).

 30's. That's like real adulthood. Gross.

If I had to pick one word to describe my 20’s it would be growth. I have just learned so much about myself the past 10 years and have really grown into myself. I feel comfortable with having an opinion and stating it, about realizing that I don’t need a million friends, just a few good ones, and about my worth and value as a woman, as a partner, and a person.  I really matured the past 10 years.

My 20’s saw me through so much; I suffered the worst heartbreak of my life and found the greatest love of my life. I made friends, I lost friends, I had wild nights with my girls and quiet nights at home. I drank way too much Tequila and laughed till my sides ached, I went on road trips, and I travelled. Sometimes life knocked me on my ass, but I got back up and kept pushing. I stopped thinking about how I was “supposed” to do things, and started doing them in the ways that made sense for me.

I experienced the pain of a miscarriage and the joy of pregnancy. I created two absolutely beautiful and perfect human beings. My life is forever changed because of the gift of my son and daughter. If nothing else I know I did 2 things right. Well…3 things, because I picked a pretty awesome husband to be a dad ;).

I have no qualms about leaving my 20's behind. I enjoyed them - I did some things right, I screwed up plenty of others, and I had a lot of fun in the process. I look forward to my 30’s  because 30 is a privilege. Really, it is. {Admit it, it's a miracle you're still here after all the things you thought were a good idea in your 20's...}

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sunday Style: Seeing Spots

I don't know about y'all but March 1st marks the start of Spring in my calendar!

So cheers to Spring, polka dots, and chambray!

Shop these cute looks and more over at Modcloth