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A minimal tablescape for small gatherings

A minimal tablescape for small gatherings


As we grow as a family unit of four, we realize how important it is that we create our own traditions.  For the past several years, the thought of staying home has been one of comfort and great independence.  But whether you are staying home with your family or hosting a small friends-giving, you are going to want to wow your guests with hospitality, decor and over all creativity.  Oh, wait, I just explained how I wow my friends.  But if minimalism has captured your heart and ur bills have simultaneously captured your spendings, look no further.  Actually, you will have to look below.  Let's start there. 
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Kristin Dawn Mejia
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The MOMthly column: How not to feel guilty for wanting more

The MOMthly column: How not to feel guilty for wanting more


Mom Jeans & Mimosas

I recently had a chat with an old friend.  She and I had a nostalgic conversation that started leaning towards what if's.  I felt myself slipping into memories and thoughts, like a stranger staring in the window of a store.  As if now, in present day, I was on the outside peering into what wasn't mine anymore.  Anymore.  What a strange word.  They were my memories, that was my life and surely that was me in the story.  But what I found to be most strange was that person had this selfish, lust for life in a sort of carefree belonging to no-one spirit.  I suddenly felt un-accomplished amidst my two beautiful children and standing in the house my family helped build.  Weeks after this realization, I suffered a panic attack and several bouts of melancholic days and finally after 6 years, I decided that I was giving everything to everyone else around me and for myself I didn't have anymore.

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Kristin Dawn Mejia
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The ultimate travel hack every Family should know about

The ultimate travel hack every Family should know about


There's power in numbers.  Especially when those numbers include several elderly people and a multitude of children. We basically take over terminals, hog all the Ubers and stay at the swankiest spots.  Am I embellishing?  Maybe just a bit.   We travel so much with family, I hardly remember what it was like to travel solo.  It's kind of like being a Mom.  You forget what it was like to use the restroom without someone requesting assistance, (in the form of pounding down the door) for important tasks:  Like finding Lego Batman's missing right arm.  That's why I'm sharing my ultimate travel hack guaranteed to make your national vacation one that you can actually enjoy.  What would you give to not sleep in the same room as your snoring in-law?  Your right arm? Let's just leave it at Lego Batman's right arm, if I can find it...

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Kristin Dawn Mejia
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The fall wardrobe, well plaid + a pretty french cafe

The fall wardrobe, well plaid + a pretty french cafe


Mom Jeans & Mimosas
Since the beginning of time, Tartan and plaid have been welcomed in fall with open arms.  Different shapes, silhouettes and cuts provide variations on the staple design allowing everyone to get a taste of chic in Autumn.  Today, I'm sharing how I pair my favorite cold weather skirt with a casual crop for this season's in between weather.  Make sure to scroll all the way to the bottom for all the details on this look + a look at what's to come on the blog!
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Kristin Dawn Mejia
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