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VLOG: The top 10 things I’ve learned since becoming a mom 10 weeks ago…


I know….it’s a long vlog…sorry. But I think if you’re having a baby or at least considering it, it’s worth checking out what I’ve learned and wish I knew beforehand.
And if you’re not having a baby anytime soon, it’s also worth checking out so you can catch a glimpse of little Mia. See it’s a vlog for everyone!

Thanks to those that sat through it…you guys are my faves ;)

XOXO,
Martha

Getting things off my chest…

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For starters, let’s just say that I don’t want to make this post pro or against breastfeeding. That’s not the point and actually, I think we all should stop making that the main issue.
As women, we should support each other in whatever choices we make. I believe that, for the most part, women are trying to do the best they can when it comes to their kids…and although we might not all always agree, we shouldn’t go around making each other feel bad about the different choices. So whether you chose to breastfeed till 2 years or non at all, the choice (and I support it) is yours!
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Preggo Talk

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So…as I reach the end of my pregnancy, I am reaching my level of tolerance for the comments that I hear on a daily basis. Most of the time, people are genuinely happy and sweet with their words, but you’d be surprised how often I have encountered less than stellar words from people…which leads me to this post, here are just my personal thoughts on what you can and can’t say to a pregnant women:
(by the way, this picture below is me yesterday…showing off the bump and proud!)
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Insta-mania!

I know, I know…I’m totally late to this rage, jumping on the bandwagon after it’s already left, missing the boat by a mile but alas, I have finally truly immersed myself in the world of Instagram. I had a Blackberry (don’t judge) until recently and Instagram doesn’t work with it…so after much deliberation and mediation (I kid), I left the Blackberry world and joined the Android peeps. And with that leap of technology, I could truly get into the whole Insta-mania scene. So, just in case you’re on Instagram (I mean, who isn’t?), you can follow me here and see random pictures of Miami, myself in the mirror, my doggies and my shoes…yeah, it’s that fun to follow me ;)
Instagram: http://instagram.com/princessmarthad/
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Classy and fabulous means being smart


I swear this post will be short and sweet since it doesn’t really pertain to fashion although I happen to think it’s very chic to be smart…but what I really want to remind all of you is that tonight is the first of the Presidential Debates between current President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Governor Mitt Romney. I won’t sit here and tell you who to vote for because that is not what this is all about…I just would urge you to watch the debate and get informed. The most fabulous accessory any of us can have is knowledge…there is nothing better than a beautiful, classy, intelligent woman…and that has to come from us. It’s not something that can be purchased…it’s something we chose to give ourselves. So be informed, read about politics, listen to the debates, make educated decisions and get involved where you can because the future is really ours to make…so let’s be smart and make it good.

XOXO,
Martha

Once Upon A Time…

in a time long, long ago…okay, maybe not that long ago but exactly 5 years ago to the date…there once was a Princess in Paris…preparing to marry her Prince Charming.
I can’t believe how fast the time has gone but I remember the day perfectly well.
I arrived to our room at the George V in Paris to get ready. I had butterflies in my stomach but for all the right reason..here I was, in the city of love, hours away from marrying the love of my life. And thus my fairy tale was truly beginning…IMG_006 Continue reading

Technology and I are not friends

So…Google and Blogger are having issues with some blogs and their custom domain names…yay, I am one of those!!!
Needless to say, I have been on the phone, been emailing, tweeting, forum-ing, screaming at my hubby (poor guy) and shouting even at the computer (it’s always to blame)….and not one of those things have done anything except make me even angrier….so now I have tossed in the towel and said “it is what it is”…and with that, I am keeping my finger (and toes) crossed that things will work out soon (they will, right????).
Until then…there is nothing a good cocktail can’t fix and I thank you all for being patient and hanging in there while all these issues get worked out.
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XOXO,
Martha

Let’s discuss some social graces, shall we?

You’re probably thinking this is going to be some long drawn out lecture about not putting elbows on the table or saying please and thank you…but I know you guys are all wayyyyy to chic to need lectures in those things…
This post is actually about all the social media ways we can stay together…and okay, it’s a little bit of a shameless plug for you to follow my new Facebook page, but at least I’m honest about my motives.
Anyway, I thought this was a good time to shed some light to all my handles, links, profiles, and sites…and of course, please leave me all your info in the comment box…because there is nothing better than staying in touch with all you fabulous peeps!
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Too much time on your hands leads to: Bangs!

IMG-20120703-00456So today was my makeup brush washing day (I know…how can I handle all that excitement…it’s very hard, trust me)…anyway, while I was soaking my brushes, I started playing with my hair….and I got to thinking about bangs. Continue reading