Diary of a Brown Eyed Girl

Fashion Friday Link Up

Friday, November 20, 2015

Fatima....who is a wife, Mama, blogger, personal trainer and photographer featured the Shout Out Dress from Sassy Sweet Apparel Company. I  love the shoes and necklace that she styled with it, not to mention her adorable baby girl on her hip too! What a cutie! In her feature, she mentioned the importance of modesty in the society in which we live today. She said:

"Social media tells us, the more skin we show the better it looks. It is so sad how BIG of an impact social media has on us but specially the youth. The media tells them to be immodest, to look a certain way, say certain things, to wear lots of makeup etc. I had a 13 year old come to me today at church, telling me how my clothing is always so cute and modest. She honestly made me tear up. I remember being that age, trying to be cool and trying to fit in. She straightened my testimony today, to lead by example. So this week my goal is that, be an example to others and specially my kids. You never know who's watching you."

Visit her blog HERE or her Instagram HERE

 Shop the Shout Out Dress HERE 

(Currently on SALE right now and there are 3 other colors to choose from too!)

Dr. Brown's Bottles Review

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

We love Dr. Brown’s Natural Flow Bottles.

As a new mother, I did not want my baby to experience colic. I spent many hours looking for the perfect bottle. I wanted my baby to drink from the best bottle possible. Finally, I found Dr. Brown’s Natural Flow and fell in love.

No swallowing of air
Dr. Brown’s bottle features a patented two-piece internal vent system that works unlike any other bottle design. The vent system fully vents the bottle for vacuum-free feeding, which is similar to breastfeeding. As the baby feeds, air is channeled from the nipple collar through the vent system, bypassing the breastmilk or formula, to the back of the bottle. 

Protects vitamins and nutrients
Air never mixes with the breastmilk or formula which minimizes oxidation and helps preserve essential nutrients like vitamins C, A and E.

Comfortable feeding
Babies feed comfortably because the vent system allows them to nurse without fighting the negative effects of a vacuum or the discomfort of ingesting air bubbles. This helps to reduce feeding problems like colic, spit-up, burping, and gas. The breastmilk or formula flows freely, without nipple collapse. If you want to prevent colic, or if your baby has reflux or is very gassy, this bottle is a must have!

Why buy Dr. Brown’s Natural Flow Bottles?
  • Helps colicky babies settle down / sleep
  • Reduces colic, spit-up, burping and gas
  • Helps prevent fluid in the ear / No vacuum
  • Easy to clean, Dishwasher safe
  • Recommended Age Range 0 & up
Dr. Brown’s Natural Flow Bottles are also available in wide neck, bpa free plastic, and glass. Make sure to buy a few extra bottles to place in your emergency/first aid kit. We recommend placing the plastic bottles in your kit because they weigh less than the glass bottles.


Jacket: Charlotte Russe // Jeans: Destination Maternity // 
Earrings: Down East Basics // Headband: Buckle // Shirt: Target
Fall/Winter is my absolute favorite...especially here in Arizona.Today was the first really chilly day here in Arizona. We definitely get spoiled with heat...sometimes a bit too much so when it's only 60 degrees we feel like we are going to freeze to death. I was excited that I finally got to wear this comfy jacket that my Husband bought for me. He has great taste huh?!? Brownie points for the Hubby! I love everything about this jacket. Not only is it sooo soft and comfortable, but it's almost like wearing a big sweatshirt. I love the button detail up the front, the big hood (forgot to picture that), deep pockets to keep my hands nice and toasty and the zipper pockets on the front and the left arm that would be great for holding money or credit cards when you don't want to carry a purse. 
Snag this comfy jacket for only $32.99 at Charlotte Russe.

I Love My Body

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

(Baby) Onesie: Carters // Headband: Target 
(Me) Headband: Buckle // Sweater: Target // Earrings: Down East Basics // Jeans: Destination Maternity
I have been completely MIA from this little blogging space of mine. Not only because I am a full time Mommy (which is crazy busy), but since having Olivia I have wanted to just devote my full time and attention to her...and it's been so wonderful. 

I have missed the blogging world and have especially missed posting a few times a week being able to document my life and all the memories that I want to look back on and cherish forever.
For the past couple of months, I have been SO self conscious about my body image and that is why I have refrained from posting any pictures of myself on my blog or on my Instagram. I have felt like I have to be the weight that I was (135 pounds) to post any fashion posts or just posts in general picturing myself. The weight has been very difficult to get off. I have really been watching what I eat and started drinking Isagenix shakes every morning. In less than a month, I have already lost 11 pounds. So I am getting there and I am proud of myself for the weight that I have been able to lose so far! I have also heard that women who have c-sections, that its a lot harder to get the weight off. Don't know if that is true or not??

For the past few days I have been really thinking and praying about my body image and about this body that God gave me. I woke up this morning looking in the mirror at myself and felt like a million bucks. It doesn't matter if I am not 135 pounds like I was before having Olivia. It doesn't matter if I have a little pooch tummy that sticks out a bit. It doesn't matter if I am still wearing maternity pants and tops. It doesn't matter what others think of me. None of that matters. I am grateful for this wonderful body that I have been blessed with and even MORE grateful for this body that gave me my sweet beautiful daughter that means more than anything to me. So poochy tummy, cellulite, stretch marks, surgery scar and flat butt I will embrace you because I have her. I am still going to work it like it's nobody's business!

I am back to blogging once again!

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