Grant inspiration


I typically show my daily looks but today I wanted to share a bit about how my little Grant has changed my life.  He just turned 5 months and has taught me to enjoy and be in the moment.  For the first time in my life, instead of thinking of what I need to do, stress, and worry about every little thing, I enjoy taking it day by day.  His infectious smile and giggle brings me so much joy.  I have moments where I don’t feel balanced; torn in feeling like I’m not a fantastic mother, I need to do more with my blog, more with my jewelry line, more as a wife, as a friend, just plain and simple mediocre at everything.  I’m a perfectionist and it’s hard to juggle it all, but when I look at him smiling at me I realize this is what life is all about.  

I am very lucky, I get to do what I love and have for years.  My biggest advice for everyone that emails me is to do what you love and success will follow.  My jewelry line has grown beyond what I expected, but when you own your business you work a lot.  Not many people besides my family and husband know how much I work.  Having Grant in my life, I realized I wasn’t appreciating each milestone my company made.  From my jewelry being on Who What Wear to the Today Show, I kept looking at what’s next, what’s next.   

I knew having a little one would change my life, the diapers, the breastfeeding, taking 100% care of someone else, but I never knew how much a little one could change my outlook on life.  I am a better person because of him and hope one day he will read this and understand how much I love him.  

Thanks for reading and supporting my blog.  It’s a fantastic outlet for me to show my passion for fashion, but also a bit of me.

Back to looks tomorrow 🙂



  1. Amanda {}
    October 1, 2012 / 6:46 am

    it's so great that you can just enjoy life being in the moment with Grant :)great photos!!! love his smile!<

  2. blondieesquire
    October 1, 2012 / 6:51 am

    What a lovely post! I'm so happy for you. And Grant is so cute!!

  3. GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle
    October 1, 2012 / 7:47 am

    One of your cutest posts yet. Always appreciate bloggers who get a little personal once in a while. Your Grant is beautiful, and you are doing such a good job with him.Cheers to many happy days ahead!Girlie Blog Seattle | Cheap Makeup Reviews

  4. Erica
    October 1, 2012 / 10:25 am

    What a great post Jen. Thank you for sharing your life with us aside from outfit posts. Your little Grant is a doll :)

  5. Lily
    October 1, 2012 / 11:44 am

    Ha ha he looks so cute and happy , his laugh is contagious!

  6. Chelsea
    October 1, 2012 / 12:19 pm

    What a great post and oh-so-true. It's really amazing how much those little guys teach you about the bigger picture. And Grant is just so handsome!

  7. Alicja
    October 1, 2012 / 12:50 pm

    My heart melted when I red this post, Im happy for you and I keep my fingers crossed for you to still juggle all of that as well as you were so far. You are such a good example and an inspireing person Jen:-)

  8. LC
    October 1, 2012 / 2:34 pm

    aw jen! i`m so happy for you! words can`t express just how happy! thank you for sharing this with us, i love that you`re so inspirational to us! xoxo for grant!

  9. Josie
    October 1, 2012 / 3:17 pm

    Jen, this is so sweet. He's such a gorgeous baby, and I think it's amazing how you give so much of yourself to him. What beautiful inspiration to start the week!xo Josie

  10. jo
    October 1, 2012 / 4:51 pm

    I love happy babies! Grant looks so sweet too! Congrats on your jewelry line and it's even in magazines (you know that you did a good job)!xo Jo

  11. Sheila
    October 1, 2012 / 4:52 pm

    Awww sooo adorable!!! He's such a sweet baby. :)xo –

  12. KT of
    October 1, 2012 / 6:37 pm

    Jen, such an inspirational post. I love quotes and this is definitely one of my favorites! Grant is so handsome and his smile is definitely infectious…totally made me smile too. Congrats with your jewelry line and much success for you in the future! xoxoLove from Cali,KT

  13. Tabitha
    October 1, 2012 / 7:01 pm

    His smile is so infectious! I can't believe 5 months have already gone by, but glad to hear that he's made everyday special. There are many more days, months and years to come.

  14. Meredith
    October 1, 2012 / 7:45 pm

    Such a precious baby boy! Thank you for sharing the photos with us! And your hard work is an

  15. Tiffany
    October 1, 2012 / 9:30 pm

    great post Jen. I know you and I are the same, always thinking, always working, always wanting more. I definitely know how much you work and having to take care of Grant at the same time is amazing. Not one thing has changed since you had Grant, you always make sure everything is running smoothly and we all appreciate that. I hope that if I have a little one of my own someday, I can manage it as well as you! I can hardly believe that Grant is 5 months old already. I can't wait to see him soon!

  16. pretty little things
    October 1, 2012 / 11:09 pm

    what a cutie he is!! xo

  17. Kim (A Very Sweet Blog)
    October 3, 2012 / 4:54 pm

    beautiful post jen! he and your family definitely come first. grant is gorgeous. keep up the great work!

  18. Ashleigh
    October 4, 2012 / 3:02 pm

    Aww sweet post, Jen! I'm very similar in that "what's next" kind of way but the time I spend with my little niece really puts things in perspective. I can only imagine how one of my own would change my life. Grant is such a cutie, 5 months already and I *still* haven't met him!! Hope last night was fun, sorry I couldn't make it!

  19. DiamondsandTulle
    October 20, 2012 / 9:10 pm

    Love this post Jen! And love seeing little Grant! He does have an infectious smile and I'm glad you're taking time to smell the roses! xx Vivian @

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