RED & What happiness is now for me

Red is my favorite color and it pretty much describes me.  I'm outgoing, I wear my emotions on my sleeve and I have to admit I do like to stand out.  I rarely wear all black, I don't think wearing a LBD is great for events, and I would always choose dressing up over dressing down.  In designing this skirt (the inspiration behind this skirt is on tiffandjen.com), I wanted to use my favorite color and evoke "holiday" but still wearable after the season.  I was pretty excited when I got my final design and the first outfit in my mind was pairing it with this chambray top, which is a definite essential in the closet.  

I can get pretty excited about clothes, accessories, designing, and running a business, but recently my (and my hubby's) biggest achievement has been with our oldest one.  Grant recently . . .

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So Grant, my oldest who is 2.5 years old decided he wanted to be potty trained.  I won't go until details but as I shout with happiness everyday when he goes to the bathroom and I buy him Ninja Turtle underwear, I laugh at how much these steps make me so happy.  Seeing him do something that is so normal for us and him grow from being my little baby to a little boy is quite amazing.  The things that used to fulfill me and make me happy have shifted.  Don't get me wrong I still love fashion, shopping, trash TV, getting all dressed up but the happiness I feel from the little things mean so much more.  We've been dancing to Taylor Swift "Shake it Off" because he loves the song, he saw a picture of Ariana Grande is now mesmerized by her, when I say the words "bootylicious" he taps his butt (quite funny) these little things are moments to me that I will never forget.  Last night as I was twirling around dancing with him I realized how I need to do this more and less work.  My goal this holiday season; do something thoughtful whenever I can, shop/support small businesses and create the best memories as we celebrate our first Christmas as a family of four.

I say this often on my blog, but I really do thank those that read this blog and have purchased items from t+j Designs.  It has given me the opportunity to be a mommy, entrepreneur, and blogger.  Without you, I wouldn't continue this blog and we wouldn't have t+j Designs.  I may work a lot but I am lucky that I can dance with my son, pick him up early if I want, go to music class, swim class, etc without having to answer to anyone but me.  I've been able to work hard but based on my decisions and not on my bosses or a big corporate environment.  Thank you.

My motto:  Be Thankful, Be Glamorous, Be You

4 comments

  1. Love everything about this skirt & post! Jen, you completely rock! Now I just need to find a reason to rock that gorgeous skirt.

    (And kudos on potty training-we are in the thick of it & that is an accomplishment in & of itself!)

    Chelsea
    Haute Child in the City

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  2. YAY!!! Can Grant come teach Liam now? :)

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  3. Its basically all about trendy accessories and that is what women bother the most which is a good thing because fashion should be the one that is in trends.

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