A Time To Reflect | Goodbye 2018

Like most, at the end of the year you begin to create a list of “New Year’s Resolutions” and beat yourself up about what you didn’t do in the past and how you will make better decisions for the year ahead. Well, this year I’m looking at my life a little differently. I took the plunge in March to relaunch my blog and I’ve seen nothing but blessing since. I truly stepped out on faith because it’s always been my dream to share my story – in my own way. My blog allows me to do that…as well as try my hand at a few different things.


For that, I’m grateful. This year I’ve had the opportunity to partner with a few great companies:

1.       New York and Company


2.       Datebox use my code FREELYNAT50 for 50% off your first box!

3.       PinkBlush


4.       Preggo Leggings


I’ve also being featured on a few blogs. All of this reminds me of what I’ve been taught growing up; “Faith without works is dead.” How can I believe for things or want things but don’t have enough faith to start putting in the work? God has promised me that if I show up He will too!

I’m not going to say this year has been easy, because by all means it has not! I’ve struggled tremendously with moving on and believing in myself.

Comparison is the DEVIL! I need you to hear me!

I’ve questioned myself, compared myself and even judged myself and that’s what social media does to us sometimes. We have to stay focused. I’ve had to take mini breaks to get my head right on occasion. I’m finally in a great place with understanding that my calling is my own and whomever is going to rock with me will!

To everyone that’s been in my position, understand that you’re not alone. No matter how hard life hits NEVER lose focus!

Cheers to 2019! May your year be as great as you make it! 


What's In My Hospital Bag?

It’s time to start packing for the hospital – most advise you to start packing around 37 weeks but I think anytime in the third trimester is fine especially if you’re high risk.

This post contains affiliate links - meaning if you purchase through any of my links a small percentage will come to me to help me continue to create!

So let’s jump into it!

All of my personal care items will be travel sized so that I can pack them ahead of time!






Lip Balm

Hair Ties



Going Home Outfit


Insurance Info



Change of clothes (2-3)



Shower Necessities

Phone + charger



2-3 outfits





Snowsuit (Winter Baby)


Car seat






Change (for vending machine)



A Day of Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just wanted to get it out of the way before you begin to enjoy your feast for the day.

I’m looking forward to enjoying all of my favorites today; macaroni and cheese, collard greens, fried chicken, rice and gravy!

Although my mind is filled with what I’m going to be eating later, my thoughts are on what makes this day so important to my family. It’s tradition that we go around and recite what we’re thankful for. I’ll get a head start with you all.

Today, I’m thankful for life, my family, and friends. I’m grateful for the many opportunities that have come my way in such a short time. I’m blessed to have my loyal readers to help keep me going and most of all I’m thankful for love.

In just a few weeks, I will be welcoming my baby boy and I’m tickled with joy. I’m already thankful for the safe delivery because I’m counting it done!


What are you thankful for?

Black Friday Sale with PinkBlush


Mama’s this one is for you! Thanks to PinkBlush I’m bringing you some Holiday Deals!!! All opinions are completely my own - as always!

Have you been wanting to update that wardrobe but you haven’t been sure how to do so or don’t think you can afford it? SURPRISE! You’re in luck! I’m always being complimented on how nice my clothing from PinkBlush is and now you’ll get the opportunity to have some, IF you shop the sale!!!


Below are some items that I’ve been able to select that are apart of the sale. Make sure you head over to their site to see what awesome deals you can catch! What I love most about PinkBlush is they are totally keeping me trendy for pregnancy and beyond. Once you become a mom you feel like you lose some of your hotness but NO MA’AM! I will defiantly be able to keep it hot!

Outfit 1: Light Blue Solid Delivery/Nursing Robe

This item is apart of their Holi-Deals*


Ladies, I had to grab this robe! I own another one of their robes and I’m in LOVE! It’s comfy and light. This is not your grandmother’s robe! I love that I will be able to nurse my little one with my robe on due to the tie on the inside. You will want this in your collection and it’s a super low price Black Friday thru Cyber Monday!

Sizes: 1X - 3X

Light Blue Maternity Robe.jpg

Outfit 2: Ruffle Trim Puff Sleeve Maternity Dress

Red Puff sleeve dress

If you’ve been following me for a while you know I’m a “maxi girl” I LOVE a good maxi dress but I decided to do something a little different and opt for a short dress. You can still look fabulous and show a little skin! The color I’m wearing is no longer available but it is available in black, mauve, and royal blue!

I will definitely be rocking this to some holiday parties this year! You don’t have to opt for a long dress in the winter. Pair the dress with tights and you’re good to go! I also added a faux fur vest to give the outfit an extra flare.


Sizes Available: S-XL

Non-maternity option: Burgundy Sequin Sleeveless V Neck Evening Gown

Outfit 3: Blue Plus Maternity Sweater Top

Blue PinkBlush Sweater

I can appreciate a cozy oversize sweater! This is perfect for going out and lounging around the house! I’ve paired this top a pair of jeggings and was pleased! The further along in the pregnancy I’m getting the more I want comfort! The neckline of the shirt is versatile. It’s open, I opted to wear it slightly off the shoulder - completely optional! I also love that it’s long enough to almost completely cover my hips! I can avoid tugging at my shirt constantly!

Sizes: 1X - 3X

Non-maternity option: Light Blue Cowl Neck Striped Accent Terry Top

If you’re anything like me, you’re planning your deals for Black Friday, that’s why I wanted to give it to you early so you’re ready! Remember you deserve something nice this holiday season as well! Everything will be up to 60% off! Be sure you use the CODE: BLACKFRIDAY

P.S. Stay tuned to my Instagram this week I will be doing a giveaway with PinkBlush just in time for your holiday shopping!