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Like I’ve been mentioning so much lately, things were pretty dark and dreary last year. It seemed like things would only grow darker, but then something appeared: the light. I feel like so much positivity has been presented in 2015, it’s almost too much to bear. That’s why now, on my 34th birthday, I have to stop and really give thanks for this amazing life and everyone that shares it with me.

I’m about to embark on a whole new journey in just a few months, and I couldn’t feel more pumped to take on the challenge of my new job as mommy. The blog is growing and I have such big plans for my professional career. I’m finally starting to think that I can throw around the term, “girl boss,” without feeling silly.

I am looking at 34 with such brightness and energy. I have made a lot of mistakes recently, sure. But I know I am never too old to learn, and that I did. I learned a lot about myself and what I want out of my life and am so happy that I am moving full steam ahead in that direction. I still don’t have life figured out, but that is what makes the ride so exciting.

Thanks for wanting to be a part of that ride.

xoxo

The Geekie Awards Nominee

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So I’m back from our amazing and dreamy BabyMoon in Islamorada, FL and I couldn’t have come home to better news. I found out this little ‘ol blog has been nominated for a Geekie Award for Best Website & Blog. Are you kidding me?! I nearly passed out and died. Actually, what I did do was scream and dance like a fool. After being a blogger for about 6-7 years and honing in on a specific focus (that would be geeky fashion/lifestyle) about a year ago, I can’t believe something like this is actually happening.

Once I get the information for voting, I will definitely share it with you all so you can help bring in those votes! Of course, I have all of you to thank. This blog would be nothing without your readership, support and interweb love. 2015 has been such an amazing year, I can’t really wrap my head around it.

Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the actual awards ceremony in Santa Monica as I will be 9 months pregnant and a mere 1 week from my due date, but I’m sure I’ll find the right person to go in my stead. Excitement is running through my body like electricity and I honestly keep thinking back to a reading I had late last year. The woman looked me right in the eyes and smiled, while saying, “You are on the brink of getting everything you’ve ever wanted.” I, of course, chuckled and tossed it to the side. I was in such a dark place and found it so hard to believe that anything good could be coming my way. Now, I’m starting to think she was right after all.

Sending you all as many positive and beautiful vibes as I’ve been receiving lately!

A Hard Year

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I toyed with the idea of writing this post multiple times. I don’t tend to get very personal on my blog, so it’s always a very scary thing to bare your soul to the world, especially about a topic that is so emotional. However, I have read quite a few posts from fellow bloggers describing their experiences and it made me feel so much better and less alone. It made me realize that I could maybe do that for someone else who has gone through a similar experience, while also being extremely cathartic for me.

I had a missed miscarriage last year.

It was probably the worst experience {to date} of my life. I have never been the same. I doubt I ever will be. It was soul shattering and heart breaking. It stays with you.

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Accio Baby!

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Needless to say, after 7 years of marriage and a heartbreaking loss, we are SO excited to welcome a little bit of magic into our lives this coming October! I can’t wait to share the journey here on the blog, and hope to bring all the geek chic you expect to mommyhood.

Accio baby!

Visiting Conversation Pieces

So something pretty special happened while I was visiting California this past week. I was able to sync up with a lot of my west coast friends, but I had one special visit in particular. As you all know, I’ve worked with the small boutique, Conversation Pieces, for some time now. They have been my longest partnership and I have really built a great friendship with the shop’s owner, Audrey. She has always been such an inspiration to me to live your dream and never, ever give up. Despite so much adversity, she looks at life through rose-colored glasses and that is something I admire so much. On this trip, I was finally able to meet her, Angel and see Conversation Pieces in real life!

Audrey was able to meet my hubby, we went to brunch at an adorable cafe nearby and I was able to shop to my little heart’s content in one of the cutest boutiques I’ve ever walked into. It was so great to see everything that Audrey worked so hard to make a reality, and of course, to give her a very big real life hug. I really wish we lived closer so this could be more of a frequent occurrence!

For all of you in the Southern California area, definitely make sure to check out Conversation Pieces’ storefront and make sure to tell Audrey that Meli sent you! I can’t wait to show you all the goodies I picked up!

1150 E Wardlow Road
Long Beach, CA 90807