These days, I feel like I hear so many women complaining about being pregnant and focusing on the stretch marks and the sleepless nights instead of the miracle and blessing of the new life growing inside of them. I myself am guilty of it, and I know that I spent too much time focusing on some of the more “inconvenient” and “uncomfortable” aspects of pregnancy (like here, here, and here) instead of the miraculous ones.
Here are 5 DIY Christmas Gift Ideas Under $20. Because Christmas is coming, and some of us are on a budget. And because I’m guilty of being that in-law who always gives the homemade gifts, and I’m not sorry ’bout it.
After I became pregnant with Baby T and announced our good news, it was like the whole entire world knew I was pregnant. I mean, I know that anything you put on the internet becomes fair game, but I underestimated the passion of the companies that cater to “New Mothers” when it came to winning my attention and loyalty the minute they somehow found out I was pregnant. I’m talkin’ Gerber, Baby Center, Babies R Us, Enfamil, Motherhood Maternity –… Continue Reading… →
Great news! For those of you who have asked about my wedding programs that I made, you can finally get them customized for your own wedding! Customization will take anywhere from 2-6 weeks, depending on the number of outstanding orders, so please be sure to plan accordingly for your wedding. Just email me at Marielle@theresplendent.com and we can get started on personalizing the program for your special day!
Remember when my friends decorated these amazing DIY baby onesies at my baby shower? Well, I have finally put these onesie decorating skills to use myself, and couldn’t resist the urge to share the results.
Since deciding to stay home with Baby T, budgeting our money has been, well… challenging. We anticipated that it would be hard since we were suddenly going from two incomes to one. But, what I didn’t anticipate was my newfound fondness of taking trips to Target to kill time between naps for a baby who needs constant stimulation.
I have a confession. When I was pregnant with Baby T, I had very superficial perspectives about what it would be like to be a parent and what I thought would define my success as a mother. For example, I thought that dressing my baby in super trendy new clothes, having my house perfectly decorated and clean every day when hubby got home from work, and being that mom who never left the house without her hair done would bring… Continue Reading… →
Did you catch my post earlier this week about all the new baby goodies? Well, great news. We are giving some of these goodies away! If you have a baby, a baby-on-the-way, or even a friend who falls into one of these categories, then you better check out below on how to enter the giveaway and win one of these two sets of handmade burp cloths!
Everyone says that once you have a child, you finally understand what it is like to put someone else before yourself. This definitely seems to ring true for my hubs and I now that we have our little peanut. This past weekend we noticed that whenever we make a Target run, we end up leaving the store with a minimum of 5 new items for baby and nothing for ourselves (which definitely was not the case in the past). So,… Continue Reading… →
For me, one of the strangest parts of being pregnant was watching my body drastically change, and not knowing how I would turn out on the other side. Would I ever look like my old self again? Would it be really hard to lose the weight? Would my hips shrink back to normal? Was this my new normal?
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I'm Marielle, and this is me and my hubby. I've been married to this guy for just over 2 years, have a baby girl who smells like fabric softener and heaven, and recently quit my corporate gig to be a stay-at-home mama. Despite my degree in fashion, the only things I’m accessorizing with these days are spit-up stains and the occasional fabric remnant stuck to my butt. I guess you could say I lead a “resplendently” ordinary life, and that’s the way, uh-huh uh-huh, I like it. (more...)