5 Things I’ve Learned Since Upgrading the Nifty Fifty to 50mm 1.4

5 Things I’ve Learned Since Upgrading the Nifty Fifty to 50mm 1.4

Very rarely do I publish photography tutorials lately because, frankly, my photography hasn't been all that great. Primarily because my gear was in disrepair, which caused a severe lack of inspiration. I just wasn't motivated to create beautiful photography that documented our family legacy. That all changed once I upgraded the Nifty Fifty - my 50 mm f/1.8 - to a 50mm 1.4. Why did I wait so long?! Here's what WAS going in my photography world: - My 50mm 1.8 was broken. The Nifty Fifty (as so lovingly called in the momtog world) is awesome because, as a prime lens (meaning a lens that doesn't … [Read more...]

 

Pretty Side Banded Ponytail: Curly Mixed Hairstyles

Pretty Side Banded Ponytail: Curly Mixed Hairstyles

Did you know summer months can wreak havoc on curly mixed hair? The kids are more active, sweating and playing in chlorinated water, causing you to shampoo it more. Excessive shampooing can make the hair dry and cause breakage. It's tough! Biracial hair (and curly hair, in general) requires lots of moisture. Summer months can make it difficult to maintain. I'm excited to partner with JOHNSON’S NO MORE TANGLES® to provide curly mixed hairstyles that will help protect biracial hair from drying out during the hot summer months. Nourishing products, like Johnson's No More Tangle's Detangling … [Read more...]

 

Holiday Traditions: Red, White and Blueberry Bread Pudding

Holiday Traditions: Red, White and Blueberry Bread Pudding

I wanted to make a staple from Daddy D's all American childhood to celebrate the upcoming holiday. 4th of July is filled with holiday traditions in our family, and adding this Red, White and Blueberry Bread Pudding to the celebration seemed like a great idea! This bread pudding recipe is filled with white chocolate chips and blueberries, then covered in a chunky strawberry sauce. It's festive and decedent. I thought I hit a home run. Especially since Walmart had asked us to celebrate this patriotic holiday with them, I thought for sure it was the perfect reflection of all my family's flavors … [Read more...]

 

5 Simple Ways to Feel Connected While Mom’s Away

5 Simple Ways to Feel Connected While Mom’s Away

July is upon us and I'm revving up for a busy month. In addition to a fun family getaway, I've got a few important work events happening all within days of each other. For as many trips as this blogging road has taken me on, of which I am always grateful, there are even more that I have to decline. The reality is that I'm a mom to two very young kids, and being away from them is never easy. In partnership with Cricket Wireless, and in preparation for this crazy month coming up, I thought I'd share 5 simple ways to feel connected while mom's away. I'm a Cricket Ambassador and this post is … [Read more...]

 

Black Plum and Goat Cheese Strudel Recipe

Black Plum and Goat Cheese Strudel Recipe

Who doesn't love a yummy pastry for breakfast every once in awhile? My husband especially loves fruit strudel or turnover. They're quick and easy on a rushed weekday morning, or feel like a treat on the weekend. But while looking them over at the grocery store, I always think, "I can make these at home". So, this time, I did using beautiful black plums and tart goat cheese. For this post, Walmart asked me to highlight their stone fruit. Stone fruit are fruits that have large, "stone" pits in them, so like: plums, peaches, nectarines, pluots and apricots. Daddy D loves plums and when I went … [Read more...]

 

Curly Boy’s First Haircut!

Curly Boy’s First Haircut!

It was not long ago when I wondered when my little curly baby boy would get his first hair cut. Well, last weekend it happened. I planned to post some pictures of him sooner, but I needed some time to get used to his new look. Curly mixed hair care is a lot of work, I will never deny that, but I didn't want to cut Sebastian's hair prematurely. Ultimately, we decided to cut his hair because it is so hot out here in Vegas and because we knew that we'd eventually keep his hair in a cleaned cut look. For his first curly hair cut, we knew we'd be going to Kidville at Tivoli Village. The kids … [Read more...]

 

Copy Protected by Chetans WP-Copyprotect.