Bold Fashion, Bolder Faith

Last month I wrote a piece for We Are Beautiful on fashion. But it wasn’t your average post on how to style yourself for the season, or about what’s on trend right now with links to shop. What it does focus on is true beauty for real women seeking a higher purpose than making sure their closet looks good. Click here to see the post on We Are Beautiful’s Blog, or stick around and read the full post below. I hope you enjoy! ❤


bold fashion, bolder faith

I’ve always been drawn to bright color, textures, and bold patterns when it comes to my wardrobe. I love pattern mixing, and it’s honestly what I became known for in high school and in my group of friends during college. While everyone else was in Hollister and Abercrombie, I was in Urban Outfitters and vintage thrift store finds.

Was I looked at funny because I was wearing what everyone else wasn’t at the time? Yes. Was my “fashion choice” talked about because I didn’t really follow trends? Oh yes. But did it sway me? Nope. Feeling confident and comfortable with your own style takes courage – and once you realize your clothing is a representation of the life you’re living – your mood, perspective, and courage to be different all begin to blossom. Continue reading

How To Go Bold With Your Maternity Wardrobe

This post is generously sponsored by Pink Blush Maternity ❤ All opinions and reviews are always my own and 100% honest.

How am I already at the single digit countdown from our due date?! We’re 34 weeks this week, and baby girl is the size of a butternut squash ❤ Pregnancy the second time around seems to have gone a lot faster all across the board…my belly popped a lot sooner, the fatigue came a lot quicker, and my time frame to fit into my regular clothes was super short compared to when I was pregnant with Izzy.

I shared on my Instagram the other day that I’m realizing my favorite part about motherhood is after baby is born – though I love pregnancy, I’m more a fan of baby being out than in for 9 months! Luckily, I had an awesome wardrobe to grow into thanks to Pink Blush Maternity – my go-to boutique for maternity and postpartum clothing – which made dressing the bump so much fun! They made it super easy to dress stylish while staying comfortable throughout each trimester, and I could not be more grateful to have had such a gorgeous line of maternity clothing to choose from while pregnant with our second! Continue reading

Family photos in San Clemente with of dust and light photography

It’s hard to believe that this month our little Elizabeth June turns 19 months old! How has it already been a year and a half of sweet love from our sweet girl?  Watching your tiny baby grow into a toddler is definitely a bittersweet experience. Last year, Izzy started off 2018 as a 6 month old nursing baby…and by the time December came around, she was weaned and walking and talking and had actual hair I could clip back. In case you missed it, I shared a milestone post last week about all the things she can do and say now – click here to check it out ❤

Time flies when you’re a parent – that’s why it’s so important and special for us to have family photos taken 1-2 times a year to document all the amazing milestones we reach together! My dear friend Monika from Of Dust And Light captured these images of us back in November. They were my first “bump” photos, and the last photos we will have done as a family before baby #2 arrives in Spring. Continue reading

Featured Essay For We Are Beautiful + The Best Devotional Books For Busy Women

If you haven’t already figured so by now, I love to write. I’ve had a journal or a diary or a running note pad going ever since elementary school. Writing and storytelling has always come second nature to me – it has been a way for me to creatively express myself while gathering my thoughts and processing the inner workings of my heart.

After starting this blog in 2014, I saw the opportunity to create a platform that would provide a safe space of encouragement, support, and relatablity for other women in the same walks of life as I am. The Mini Apartment has since grown into a brand, where not only do I blog here but I also guest post on other blogs/have been featured on podcasts/help create other brands develop their voice for their own blogs and written mediums. I truly love what I do here in this space, and love that I get to share it with you. Continue reading

Celebrating Izzy At 1.5 Years Old


I journaled nearly everything all throughout my pregnancy, and then from birth to age 1. I wanted to memorize every single experience and detail about my first baby’s little life. But once toddlerhood came around after her first birthday, it became harder to find time to write all the things down that she learned, said, and did throughout the day. She has always been a super active kiddo, and I’ve hardly had a chance to breathe let alone document all the sweet, smart, and funny things she’s done these last few months.

This post is celebrating all the things she has accomplished so far, what she can do and say, and her likes/dislikes at 1.5 years old 🙂 This is such a fun (and exhausting and crazy) age and I am so excited to see how much she will love being a big sister once baby #2 comes. Continue reading