Life's greatest blessing. A group that dreams, laughs, plays and loves together. Those whom you can always count on. Always present not only in the good times. The MOST precious gift.
I cannot believe we are getting ready to wrap up 2017! Is it weird that I'm sad this year is ending because my baby was born this year!? I don't want to face the fact that in just a few short months we will be celebrating her first birthday! This has been the best as well as the most life changing year of my life. Adjusting to being a new mom, having a new baby and a new lifestyle was harder than I could have ever expected and is not as easy as cute Instagram photos portray. Being young and the first of your friends to have a baby can leave you feeling lonely and like you have no one to relate to. It took a lot of tears and sleepless nights but I think I've finally gotten over the hump of exhaustion, I have the confidence to take on any new situations motherhood throws at me and most of all I wholeheartedly understand the definition of selfless love. I'm beyond grateful for a husband who is so hands on with his baby girl and works so hard to provide for us. I don't know what I'd do without Patrick's positive attitude, comic relief and him reminding me that I'm doing a good job at this mom gig. Going into the New Year I want to always remind myself to never take anything for granted, to try and always be present and to love like crazy.
I really want to thank you for following along on my journey through motherhood. I really have loved using social media to document life's precious moments and being able to connect with other moms has been such a blessing!
Wishing you all the happiest New Year!
This post is long over due (Mom life) but I'm so excited to share with you our photos from our stay at the Hyatt Maui.
This resort is seriously what dreams are made of! The Hyatt has everything you could ever want and more! The second you enter the lobby you are taken back because it is so beautiful and you are even greeted by amazing animals including birds, fish and PENGUINS! Yes, Penguins! They are from South Africa and have a beautiful habitat set up. Every morning you can watch the penguins enjoy their breakfast fed to them by the animal trainers. They are so cute you will want to take one home with you! The pool is unreal. It is just feet away from the sand and ocean! There are waterfalls, caves, swim up bars, cabanas and the yummiest food! There are two sections to the pool so on one end you can be enjoying a relaxing honeymoon but on the other side of the pool your kiddos will be in kiddie pool heaven. The kid pool has water slides, a draw bridge, toy dolphins and turtles in the shallow end and unlimited fun! The rooms are super nice and all of the staff at the Hyatt is SO friendly and made us feel so welcome! There are multiple restaurants on the property so you really never have to leave the resort! I have to mention the shaved ice on the property. It was delicious! The ice is shaved so thin and you have to add a scoop of ice cream to it! My mouth is watering just thinking about it! We attended the The Drums of The Pacific Luau at the resort which is known as the BEST Luau on all of Maui. The food was incredible and so was the entertainment. You guys, I genuinely have zero complaints. You can't go wrong if you decide to travel here. It is romantic, family friendly and one of the best vacations I've ever been on!
Hi ladies! I was online shopping for Thanksgiving and holiday outfits today and I thought I would share all of my favorite finds with you! It's nothing fancy but I hope this helps you find your perfect outfit for special occasions this season!
DRESSES + JUMPSUITS
SWEATERS + TOPS
I'm sharing this adorable active wear outfit from one of my favorite websites Largo Drive! They carry all of the BEST brands in one spot making it a one stop shop! They also have everything from swimwear to dresses and I can find everything I need for a vacation or just a day around town with the fam. This active wear set is unlike all of my others because its super cute and I feel great about wearing it out in public! As a mama being comfy is everything! Largo Drive is offering my followers 20% sitewide with the code KARISSA20 for the next 48 hours so RUN don't walk to go and grab yourself some goodies!
My shoes are linked below:)
I'm a "succa" for you!
The prettiest blooms from The Bouqs Co!
Summer is here and that means fresh flowers in the house always!
That also means I have to hear my husband say "Why can't you just buy fake flowers?" The answer is I just can't!!!
Use code XOKARISSA to receive 20% off your order all summer long!
Welcome to my life as a wife and soon- to-be mama!