For the past few months I have been feeling so uninspired.
I'll go to create and nothing gets created.
I will log into this blog to type and no words make it on the screen.
The past few days though I have been feeling very inspired.
Big changes are coming in the near future - I can feel it.
And I love change.
Life is all about change.
Another thing I love - Fall.
Fall leaves. Fall Lattes. Fall smells. Fall Decor.
I haven't been doing much fall decorating this year but I have been drinking a lot of fall lattes.
And eating way too many pumpkin spice scones from Starbucks.
This year I am just keeping it simple as far as decor goes.
Some cute little white pumpkins across my mantle and some Fall scented candles from Bath and Body.
Nothing better than walking into a house that smells like Fall.
What fall decor have you put up this year?

I also have to share another member of the Mazzone Family that seems to be feeling very inspired lately!

I asked Emma to go upstairs and put her Pj's on and this is what she comes out in.

She took out every skirt she owned and layered them and brought me hair elastics and asked me to tie one in the front and one in the back and take pictures because she is a fashion designer!

Look at this creation!
Future Star of Project Runway Canada 2027?
I think so!



A couple of weeks ago our sweet baby girl big girl started Pre-School 2 afternoons a week.
She went last year for 6 months but only once a week.
Most of Emma`s friends started Kindergarten this year but Emma is a January baby which means she gets 1 whole extra year at home with her mama and sister :)
Well sorta - I`m pretty much working 4 days a week but I`ll save that for another post.

We got all ready for her first day of preschool with an at home manicure :)
(Funny tidbit - I wasn't allowed to wear nail polish until I was about 12)
Emma thought her outfit wasn't complete without mama's high heels....

And sulked on the toilet when Mama told her high heels aren't allowed at preschool.
(they did look cute with her outfit)

We took some photos while getting ready as requested by Emma.
Then put her glasses on ready to head off to her first day :)


On being a working Mama - Part 1

4 years ago when I was pregnant with our 1st daughter, Emma, the topic of being a Stay at Home Mama was discussed a lot!
Louis and I both firmly believed that if we were to start a family I would be the one raising them not paying someone else to raise our child(ren) for us.
Fast forward to when Emma was 7 months old and I made the decision to go back to work.
The 3 of us were living in 1 bedroom at my dads house and desperately wanted to buy our own house and the only way this was going to happen was if I helped financially.
I decided to have the best of both worlds and stay home with our daughter in the day and work nights and some weekends.
This way Louis and I were raising our baby and I could still contribute financially.
Fast forward a few months and I even began watching 3 other kids around the same age and working nights and weekends.
It was exhausting to say the least but I was happy to be at home raising our little girl and contributing financially.
It paid off and shortly after we bought our 1st home when I was only 20 years old and hubby was 23 years old.
Shortly after that we became pregnant for the second time with our sweet daughter Audrey.
I stopped doing home daycare due to some pregnancy complications but continued working nights and weekends.
Towards the end of my second pregnancy I was given a new job opportunity at my work to work full time hours.
I believe I was about 5.5 months pregnant and after much thought we decided I would work 4 days a week to get better maternity leave pay.
Emma was around 19.5 months old when I started going to work days.
I had never left her before with someone other than family or longer than a few hours at a time.
Luckily I had a great neighbour who provided home daycare that I could send Emma to.
Leaving for work that first day I felt like I was going to be sick all day long.
I had never missed anybody so much.
I felt panic and guilt and my heart ached so much.
It made my heart feel a bit more at ease to see Emma having so much fun with her friends at daycare but what really kept me going was knowing that in a few short months I would be back at home caring for my little princess with a new baby girl too.
Hubby and I had come to the decision that after baby #2 arrived I would stay at home for good.
Fast forward to today and I am a working mama again...
Stay tuned for Part 2
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