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Chambray with eShakti

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Monday, January 19, 2015
I am stepping out of my comfort zone today and sharing my first ever fashion post. Ever wanted to customize a piece of your clothing? If so eShakti is perfect for you! I saw a few review posts in my daily blogroll and then I got an email. To say I was excited was an understatement! They have such a huge selection of clothes with sizes available from 0-36W. The best part is you can customize your piece. Don't like the sleeve length? It can be altered to your desired length. Dress too long or short? You can choose the perfect length for you. Do you love pockets? They can be added!

I chose this chambray dress for a couple of reasons. One being I love the chambray look but didn't own any, and the versatility of this dress sold me. I have wore it with boots & booties, flats, leggings and it looks great styled each way.

When I saw this dress I fell in love and knew that I would be wearing it with a belt.

Again, I'm not a fashion blogger. It just so happens that the best pictures were with my sons play structure in the background. I'm a stay at home mom, even though I don't get dressed up to go to work daily it doesn't mean I have to stay in jeans and t-shirts all the time.

I loved working with eShakiti and would definitely recommend you give them a try. eShakti is kindly offering 10% off to my readers until 2/6/15 by entering the code illywhoCode can be used any number of times until the validity period. It can be clubbed with any other promotional offer, gift coupon or gift card in the same order unless explicitly specified otherwise in the offer conditions.This discount code is not applicable on clearance / sale, gift cards & overstock categories. Not applicable on previous purchases.

What is your favorite way to wear chambray?

Sleeping Through The Night

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Exactly a year ago in December I was at the lowest point in motherhood. My son was 8 months old and not sleeping. When I say not sleeping I actually mean NOT sleeping; no naps and only at night for about 45 minute increments longer if I held him. It was insane and I felt like a complete failure. You can read about it here.

Sleep deprivation makes you a temporary crazy person. You become envious of friends bragging about kids being good sleepers from the start or those who have been sleeping through the night since they were 4 months old. It's not like when someone gets a new phone and you have phone envy as they show off their shiny new toy and the amazing quality of their pictures. I'm talking when your up in the middle of the night and you only have one eye and it won't cooperate, so you run into things walking to your babes room you wonder how it feel to sleep like said person. Then you realize it's the lack of sleep talking not you.

I hesistated writing this post for a while because, when you share about a sleep victory, somehow your child who can't read, mysteriously finds out about your celebration. They decide to change things up on you and all of a sudden put you in your place reminding you that they kind of control your sleep for while. So with that being said I can officially say M has been sleeping through the night for 10 months. This post is long overdue, it has ben sitting in my drafts for a while. This post is for me to look back on as to when he started sleeping through the night. This victory has made me whole again. 13 months of broken sleep is rough!

We did nothing magical, totally let him reach this milestone on his own with the help of some sleep training. You can read about our sleep battle here. I was so against sleep training, said I would never do it. Little something I learned, never say never in motherhood. How you think you feel at one moment about something, can completely change and you will eat your words. So we did modified sleep training and it worked for us.

I don't have an answer as to when your child will meet this milestone. If you aren't here yet, hang in there mama it's only a matter of time :)

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