Fashion & Lifestyle

1/1/17

2017 GOALS



2016 - A YEAR OF  TRANSITION
  • Put our house up for sale in January
  • I became a stay at home mom in January
  • Sold our house in February
  • Moved in with my in laws for a few months 
  • My parents moved closer to us (part time) for my dads new job in May
  • HENLEY GRACE HOPKINS joined our family June 2nd
  • We went to California as a family
  • Found a place to rent for a year
  • I started selling for SeneGence (aka LipSense)
  • Krew turned TWO
  • Christmas was magical, and spent with the people who matter most. Our family!

Last year was FOR SURE a year of transition, a year of growth in more ways than one. With all the happy things that happened to our family (we are truly blessed) we also experience trials that have shaped us and taught us. We have all learned and continue to learn! I am excited for 2017, I am motivated and inspired! I am excited to see where my business will go, the last couple months have blessed our family and for that I am SO grateful. Oh and it is my golden birthday year so I know it will be good!! 

I have never set as many goals as I am setting this year. I have never felt more motivated than I do this year. So here we go: 
2017 GOALS

SPRITUAL: 
  • Pray, read one chapter and watch one inspirational video every. single. day.
  • Attend the temple every other week
  • Attend all three meetings of church every. single. Sunday.

AS A WIFE:
  • Go on one date a week without kids - Even if it is at home without kids around
  • Pray & read scriptures together
  • Attend the temple together
  • Serve, serve, serve


AS A MOM:
  • BE MORE PATIENT - Help??? Hahaha
  • Have ONE activity a day planned for Krew
  • Limit screen time
  • Potty Train Krew
  • Give my kids my all of my attention, get down on their level and play
HEALTH:
  • Work out 5-6 days a week, even if it is just 20 minutes a day. SOMETHING is better than nothing
  • Drink more water
  • NO SODA
  • Cut WAYYYYYY back on sweets and junk. Like I mean WAY back! I don't want to say no sweets because that would be setting myself up to fail and I don't want to be unrealistic here! haha
PHOTOGRAPHY/BLOG:

  • 2-3 blog posts a week
  • Do at least 2 photography sessions a month
  • Do more photography/lightroom education

SENEGENCE (AKA LIPSENSE):
  • Help at least 5 people on my team become work from home mommas/wifes (more than 5 would be amazing)
  • GROW GROW GROW
  • Earn a car
  • Be able to pay ALL our bills (rent, cars, and phones is all we have) with just my earnings by March

This list is long I know, but I need it written down. I need to be held accountable! I need to do every single thing on this list because I know that I can. I hope to be able to look back on 2017 and feel like I did my very best to be a better person and to be more successful! 


12/20/16

Navy Jumpsuit feat. TOBI










Long Sleeve: Target - Jumpsuit: c/o TOBI - Booties: Roolee - Scarf: Buckle - Watch: Michael Kors
Lip Color: LipSense - Fly Girl (I sell it if you are interested)

You guys! I am so in love with jumpsuits, rompers, overalls, etc. They are so cute and so fun to style! At first I was so nervous to try them but I AM IN LOVE! I love this navy jumpsuit from TOBI. It is a tank top and instead of throwing on a cardigan like I do pretty much everyday in this cold weather, I decided to do something different. I love the slit detail on the side with this long sleeve underneath. That way I wasn't covering up any details with out freezing to death in a tank! Also, I love blanket scarfs right now. Not only do they keep me so warm they are so cute! Now lets not forget about these shoes that I wear like every day! They are cute, comfy and easy to run after Krew in. I am not just saying that either! I love that I can dress up in heels, still feel cute while still being able to keep up with Krew... barely! Toddlers are tough and boy does he kick my but most days, but I sure love him and his energy. I can't wait to see his eyes light up on Christmas morning. It makes me just thinking about it!


12/18/16

Burgundy Tulle feat. Pink Blush









MY OUTFIT -  Skirt : c/o Pink Blush - Heels : Amazon
HENLEYS OUTFIT - Dress: Costco (crazy right?) - Tights: Target - Bow: Little Poppy Co.

Happy Sunday! I always love the Sunday before Christmas. Yes I know Christmas is on a Sunday this year but we will be traveling so we won't be getting dressed up for church. Funny story about this dress Henley is wearing. Last year before I found out what I was having I saw this dress, I thought is was so cute and the only size they had left was 6 months. I was with my mom and said if I have a girl she will be able to wear this next year as a Christmas dress. She bough that dress for baby girl and said "if we find out your baby is a boy I will return it". Sure enough under the Christmas tree (I found out we were having a girl right before Christmas) was this cute little cream dress. 
I loved being able to take these pictures with my baby girl in my Christmas outfit. When I saw this skirt from Pink Blush I knew it would be perfect for a little photoshoot with my baby. Being a nursing mom I stick with skirts so I am not trying to nurse in a dress, although I have had to do that a few times at church. Thank goodness for blankets! Hahaha I hope you all have a fun week leading into Christmas. We have lots of holiday parties to attend and maybe we will squeeze in a visit to Santa with the kids. Make sure you are following me on Instagram @lifestylebymariah, I am  teaming up with Pink Blush to giveaway a $50 gift card to Pink Blush!