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Winter Wonderland + Birthday Reflections

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Hey loves!

Last week Saturday was my birthday and while I had planned on getting all cute to head out to dinner with my husband, Mother Nature had other plans.  Atlanta was hit with 4+ inches of snow the day before, which is a lot in this part of the country, some areas got much more than that.

After a slightly nerve-racking two hour drive home that evening, I was beyond tired and any chance of finding some last-minute outfit pieces were out of the question.  The morning of my birthday, the power was out and the snow was still coming down! Any plans for a dinner or anything were out of the question.  I was just grateful to be safe at home with my husband and son.

We decided to take Benjamin outside for a little to snap a few pics and let him see snow for the first time.

When your husband is a photographer, you just learn to take pics even when you don’t think your eyebrows look right and your hair is not done, and hope for the best.

As low key as this birthday was, it was one of my best ones ever. I am excited about all of the great changes to come and I am overwhelmed with gratitude when I think about how blessed I am to have a great husband, our miracle baby, health, and my right mind.

The snow on that day was icing on the cake because it reminded me of when I was growing up in New York and it would snow during the holiday season.  Learning to live in the moment has really changed my life for the better.  God has truly blessed me!


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The #1 Way to Live Your Best Life

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Hey loves!

I can not believe 2016 is about to come to a close but, honestly I am ready to see what great things are in store for the future.  It’s a little scary and intimidating to think about sometimes but, I’ve learned to plan as much as possible and leave the rest to God.

Being newly married and 4 months pregnant, my planning has been in overdrive!  I try as much as I can to keep calm and plan for each day but… READ MORE


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Come on In, 2017!

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This past year was full of ups, down, tears, laughter, frustration, and miracles! I am still amazed that  I got engaged, married, and pregnant naturally despite what doctors were telling me for the past few years due to my PCOS diagnosis.  I am really humbled when I think about how God has answered my prayers even during the times when I like He wasn’t hearing me.

I am wishing the very best 2017 for all you.  Thank you for all of your support of Simplistic Chic through the years and for going on this journey with me!

Never give up on your dreams and never stop believing that God can take you through whatever you are facing.


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New Project + A Lil’ Survey

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Warning: This may be a controversial topic for some.  

Hey, loves!  I wanted to let you all know about a new project that has been on my heart for a while now to begin.  I was hesitant because it is a project geared towards a controversial topic but, I feel so strongly about it that I had to put fear to the side.

Okay, here’s where I need your help.  Only if you’re comfortable though.  I am still deciding on what the primary goal of it will be.  I want to focus on the empowering and  healing  of ALL women who have lost babies.  I’m talking due to abortion, miscarriage, and stillbirth.  I had an abortion fourteen years ago that I have discussed here on the blog a few times so, it is important to me to talk about my own experience and how I have begun to heal over the years.

I am at a crossroads though because maybe it would be more appropriate to ONLY focus on post-abortion awareness.  I know that women who have had abortions are not typically seen in the same light as other mothers of angel babies because we decided to make that choice whereas other mothers did not.

However, I feel as though we ALL experience guilt, loneliness, depression and think of what could have been.  I know that I mourn my baby everyday still and have felt left out of conversations where women who had miscarriages and stillbirths could openly grieve and talk about their experience.

I do not want to offend anyone though so, I want your honest, mature opinion.

Question: Should my new project, JadenLove, focus on all women who have angel babies or just women who are dealing with post-abortion issues?