eShakti & makemechic.com // What I Wore

By now, you have probably already heard about eShakti.  
This fun and affordable website offers both style and fit customization from women from sizes 0 to 36.  
They truly have the perfect dress for everyone.   
All dresses on the website can be easily customized at no extra charge to meet your preferences.  
I recently wore this black and red dress with delicate embroidery.  
The sleeve and hem length were customized.

I paired this dress with a sassy pair of pumps from makemechic.com.  
The peep toe and metallic heals made these shoes a unique addition to the outfit. 
 Makemechic.com carries a wide variety of stylish clothing and accessories.

Sweet Salt Clothing // What I Wore



Sweet Salt Clothing is a fashionable, affordable, and modest clothing line. They feature basic tops (modest camis, crews, tees, and long sleeve shirts, which are all great for layering) as well as a variety of colorful fashion tops. We also carry modest skirts for all occasions in many styles and prints—from maxi skirts to long pencil skirts.  Sweet Salt modest women’s clothing is sold exclusively at Seagull Book, sweetsaltclothing.com,  and Time Out for Women events.

 I recently wore this lovely Plain Jane Jacket ($39.99) in navy blue.  The relaxed fit of this jacket pairs perfectly with a basic tshirt or cami.  I rolled the sleeves up for a more casual look. 
 This Plain Jane Jacket is a must-have for anyone's autumn wardrobe   
It can easily be dressed up or dressed down.  
 Be on the lookout for the classic ivory jacket in an upcoming outfit.
I loved this Plain Jane Jacket so much that one simply was not enough!
 What are your favorite autumn clothing items?

30 Day Shakeology Review

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you already know that I have been on a 30 day long journey to discover for myself if Shakeology was worth the hype.  I want to be clear that I am not a Beach Body Coach nor am I affiliated with the company.  However, I am a lover of health and fitness.  I am always search for new and tasty ways to sneak a bit of extra protein and nutrients into my daily life.  After reading the impressive ingredient list for Shakeology, I decided that I had nothing to lose by trying it for a month.

As I mentioned in the 30 Day Shakeology Challenge Introduction post, my intention was not to lose weight.  Nevertheless, within the first two weeks of using this product I had lost 5 lbs without even trying!  This was due to the fact that my cravings for snacks was completely diminished.  By the end of the third week, I noticed that the last bit of my "baby belly" had disappeared.  This was a great victory for me since obtaining my pre-pregnancy flat stomach had been a challenge since Miss Cupcake's arrival over two years ago.  While losing weight was not my ultimate goal, I was beyond excited to find that this product helped me in ways I never imagined.  Shakeology would definite be a game changer for anyone who is struggling with cravings or who is working towards weight loss.

Another benefit that I experienced during my use of Shakeology was an increase in energy.  Due to my rather hectic lifestyle of graduate school and chasing around a two year old, I often find myself feeling lethargic.  This meal replacement gave me the boost I needed to get through the day.  The increase in energy was evident by the end of the first week and continued through the month.  
Simply amazing!

The cost of Shakeology is $4.00 per day.
If you think about it, that is actually a very cheap meal!  Not to mention the fact that it is packed full of protein, probiotics, vitamins, minerals, and much more.  I would much rather pay $4.00 for a healthy meal (and this will be as filling and sustaining as a  traditional meal) than $5.00+ for fast food that is doing absolutely nothing beneficial for my body.


Now to address the question that I know you all have... how does it taste?  Let's just say it is definitely approved by my rather finicky toddler.  There are several delicious flavors to choose from.  I blended it with almond milk and ice to make "milk shakes" most days.  However, there are hundreds of recipes that you can use to create everything from pumpkin spice lattes to no-bake cookies with the Shakeology powder.  This is a fabulous way to keep yourself healthy and to get your children to enjoy a nutritious "meal".  Yum!


For more information regarding this product, contact Shalonn:
shalonnlandry@gmail.com 
 www.facebook.com/coachshalonn
(409) 767-0477

Sprout Kids Furniture // Miss Cupcake's Shoe Rack


Miss Cupcake is truly a shoe lover- where could she have possibly gotten that from?  On a daily basis, she admires her collection and tries on various shoes.  Keeping them organized has been a challenge due to the fact that she firmly believes she needs to have free access to her shoes at all times.  I recently decided to try the Sprout Kids Shoe Rack ($150). To say the least, Miss Cupcake was thrilled when this arrived. 
She immediately placed each pair of shoes on the rack with great care.

This shoe rack is all you need to keep your kids’ shoes in order.  Put it right by the door and your kids can easily slip their shoes on and off as they are coming in and out. The spaces in this kids shoe rack are designed to fit any kind of shoe. You can choose between standard spaced or progressively spaced with large spaces on the bottom for boots and small spaces on the top for sandals. You can even use this kids shoe rack for your own shoes (I would love one of these to organize the shoes in my closet).

One of my favorite features of this shoe rack is that it requires no tools, no hardware, and is simple to assemble. Patent pending Tension Lock Technology uses the natural properties of wood to create a sturdy durable joint that can be assembled and disassembled repeatedly.

I could not be happier with the Sprout Kids Shoe Rack, and it is most definitely Miss Cupcake approved! 
This convenient shoe rack is available in five kid-friendly colors.

Sprout Kids carries a wide variety of high quality children's furniture and storage options.  






Dainty Jewell's // What I Wore

"Clothe yourself with kindness"
-Colossians 3:12
Dainty, Pretty, Sophisticated, Elegant...
Whether you are looking for a modest dress for a formal occasion, the perfect bridesmaid dresses or simply a new outfit to wear to church on sunday morning, Dainty Jewell's has something for you!  This online clothing boutique features positively stunning and modest apostolic clothing for modern women.  

I recently wore this elegant A Night in Paris lace overlay dress.  This lovely dress is lined with a soft knit fabric which makes it incredibly comfortable.  A wide ribbon belt is included.  The details are simply breathtaking!  A generous variety of colors are available which make this dress suitable for many occasions.  This is available in knee length (pictured) or floor length- which would be perfect for bridesmaid dresses.


Be sure to follow Dainty Jewell's on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to see more modest and fashionable designs.

About The Designer
While Dainty Jewell’s is acclaimed for its stylish, feminine apparel, it is the designer behind every flower, ruffle, and lacy confection bearing the Dainty Jewell's name that has made them the premier provider of modest clothing for women across the United States and abroad.
 Charity Jewell Walter, the twenty-one year old designer extraordinaire and owner of Dainty Jewell’s, began embellishing and upcycling garments as a means to expand her own wardrobe. After inspiring friends and acquaintances with her unique creations, however, the idea of a company dedicated to providing affordable, modest clothing to women of all ages was born. Charity, a modern Southern belle from North Carolina, believes that dressing modestly is more than a fashion statement. Dressing with ladylike class is a privilege that she believes all women should be exposed to. Combined with her intuitive business sense, Charity’s ability and passion to design clothing for every body type is a gift that has enabled Dainty Jewell’s to soar in excellence for quality, customer service, and integrity.
In her personal life, Charity continues to incorporate her love for design in many areas. From designing her own wedding gown for her lavish and intimate wedding in June 2013, to beautifully decorating her new home in Oregon, and continuing to pursue the arts through music appreciation and piano playing, 
Charity is thoroughly enjoying life at its fullest.



Explosive Fashion Week Predicted In West Palm Beach




EXPLOSIVE FASHION WEEK PREDICTED IN WEST PALM BEACH 
Fashion Week Palm Beach

West Palm Beach, Florida, October 20 2014- Over 20 runway fashion shows will light up West Palm Beach during the last weekend of November for Fashion Week Palm Beach. Currently on track to be the largest number of fashion shows for any fashion week in the state of Florida under 1 roof. Open to the public, this is the 3rd annual fashion week of its kind by the production company Fusion Fashion & Art in the area.

Fashion shows and art exhibits will be at the Lakefront Pavilion in the downtown park area of West Palm Beach at Flagler and Clematis Street. Day time shows will begin at 1pm until 4pm followed by a live concert series provided by Hard Rock Energy from 5pm 7pm. Runway shows will resume in the evening at 7pm and end at 10pm each night. A total of 8 shows per date are projected with Sunday the 30th being the Grand Finale.

The runway will feature couture hats, gowns, men’s wear and accessories. Also men’s Brazilian swimwear, women’s swimwear, exclusive Palm Beach resort wear, ready wear and art-to-wear. Designers have come from as far away as Bulgaria to launch of their company at FWPB in the international market. Other designers have been seen in New York Fashion Week and include designers for celebrities.

The newly designated Arts District of Downtown West Palm Beach will host the shows and art exhibits Friday, Saturday and Sunday. While the runway shows are inside the outside terrace area is open for art displays, street performers, vendors, and Black Friday shopping specials all weekend.
 The public can register for advanced ticket sales through their website www.FusionFashionAndArt.com.

Home Decor // Current Favorites

The entrance to my kitchen (which can be seen immediately upon entering the house) was looking a bit bare.  This lovely "Welcome To Our Home" decal from Davis Vinyl Designs was the perfect way to fill this space and greet our guests with a joyful message.  It came with easy to follow instructions, a test decal, and an application tool.  

Davis Vinyl Designs has the most adorable decals for every room in the house.  
Don't see something you like?  No worries!  
Contact them about creating a custom decal just for you.


I have been searching for the perfect item to decorate my hall for quite awhile.  
When I stumbled across this Hangit Photo Display by Umbra, I immediate fell in love.  
It is such a casual and unique way to display my favorite candid photos. 

Two wooden supports suspend five twine cords for you to hand photos, memos, cards, or basically anything that inspires you.  It comes with 40 mini clothes pens and can be hung vertically or horizontally.

Initially, I thought this was going to be difficult to hang straight and at the proper distance apart.  
I was beyond happy to find that a template was included to make hanging a no-brainer.


This large Huddle Frame was ideal for the large wall behind my couch.  I am excited to get updated family photos taken so that we can fill this with new memories.  This is a simple gorgeous frame would make a perfect addition to any room.  It is quite sturdy and well made, but surprisingly easy to hang. 

Holds two 3 x 3.5" (8 x 9 cm); eight 4 x 6" (10 x 15 cm) and one 5 x 7" (13 x 18 cm) photos.

Be on the lookout for more about this frame once I get it filled photos after my family photoshoot!

Am I the only one who struggles to keep their jewelry organized?  This small but spacious Spindle Storage Box was ideal for storing my accessories my bathroom counter.  The glossy white finish is classy and the spindle opening makes it convent and easy to access.  This is a must-have for any women's bathroom or dresser.  

Additionally, this Spindle Storage Box is sized to fit 4x6 photos!  
It is a perfect way to keep your pictures safe and easily accessible.


There are a few of my current favorite home decor items.
What are your current favorites?

Slumber Style Giveaway // Garden Distinct Crib Bedding


Are you expecting a baby girl or know someone who is?  Than you are not going to want to miss this giveaway! Here is a charming floral crib set for the little lady in your life. Appliqued flowers in pink and coral velour burst upon a pink and white swiss dot center panel. The four piece set includes a 100% cotton fitted sheet, dust ruffle, sleep blanket with two-way zipper, and quilt. The quilt measures approximately 44”x35” and has a delicate border reminiscent of iron scrollwork. The quilt also has a rod pocket on the back for use as wall art. The matching dust ruffle mimics the scrollwork pattern. 
To complete the look, don’t forget to add the coordinating musical mobile, nursery lamp, four pack of receiving blankets, diaper stacker, window valance, changing pad cover,  Blooming Rug (2.8'x4.8'), a Bloom Shaped (2x2.6), and an extra crib sheet.  
Do you need a items for a little boy's nursery or prefer a different style?  No problem! 
Find the perfect bedding for your baby or child at Slumber Style.
Enter to win this lovely Garden Distinct Crib Bedding (four piece set; Retail $149.99) via the form below.
Best of luck!

Slumber Style Giveaway

Paisley Maizie

What is Paisley Maizie?
Paisley Maizie is a newly launched shop that specializes in high-quality handcrafted camera strap covers, stethoscope covers, photo props, and more!  Professional and budding photographers as well as medical staff and students are going to love this website.

My Experience with Paisley Maizie
I recently started using an adorable chevron camera strap cover from Paisley Maizie.  The quality is impeccable, and it is simply adorable.  I chose a trendy aqua and gray chevron design.  Perhaps my favorite feature of this camera strap cover is the convenient pocket to place the lens cap.  I have lost way more lens caps than I care to admit, so this is going to be a life saver for me!

Besides being attractive and convenient, it is also incredibly comfortable.  It is soft and provides padding when carrying the strap on my shoulder.  I absolutely love my Paisley Maizie camera strap cover.  I know you will love Paisley Maizie just as much as I do!  I am thrilled to offer Skinny Latte Mommy readers the opportunity to save 15% until the end of October by entering coupon code SKINNYLATTEMOMMY.


The Paisley Maizie Story
Paisley Maizie is owned and operated by Jamie, a mommy to a wonderful little girl named Maizie and a beautiful boy named Brett.  She makes custom camera strap covers, stethoscope covers and more that make perfect unique gifts for loved ones or for yourself!  She enjoys sewing and after being laid off she decided to open her own shop!  The business is her passion and is now her full time job.  She works in a smoke free home and all items are handmade with love

Everything in the shop is high quality and handmade to order in the USA.  This is very important to Jamie's vision for her business, and she loves to support artisans.  If you make something you think would fit the the site please contact Jamie for info on becoming a vendor for Paisley Maizie!

If you don't see a fabric you like message Jamie, and she can create a custom item for you!  She loves picking out colors and combinations that are both exciting and pleasing to the eye while also making her products super functional and comfortable! 

Be sure to stop by and check out all the great items available on the newly launched website and LIKE the Paisley Maizie Facebook page to stay informed of new products and promotions.


5 "Annoying" Ways Toddlers Say "I Love You"


Offering you half eaten snacks.  
Have you ever had a sticky lollipop or a soggy cracker stuck in your mouth at an unexpected moment?  You are not alone.  As a mommy of a toddler, this is a regular occurrence in my house.  While this may be frustrating, it is actually a very loving act in your little loves mind.  Snacks are a very precious thing when you're two.  When toddlers offer (or force upon you) their half eaten snack, they are attempting to give their very best to the one they love.

Refusing to play alone.   
As a full-time mommy and a full-time graduate student, I am often tempted to be annoyed by Miss Cupcake's constant cry of "Let's play, Mommy!"  I regularly have to remind myself to take a deep breath and enjoy these moments.  She adores me and wants to spend time with me.  Household chores and class assignments can wait, but Miss Cupcake's request for "Mommy time" wont last forever.

Clinging to you or hiding behind you in public.  
The world can be a scary place when you're three feet tall.  Parents are the ultimate protectors in the mind of a child (who has a healthy relationship with his/her parents).  When your little love is crying to be held while you are attempting to pay for groceries they may simply be expressing their need for the security they feel when they are close to you.

Copying your behaviors.  
I regularly catch Miss Cupcake imitating me.  Sometimes I am not even aware of my actions until I see her replaying them.  The classic saying "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" rings true for toddlers.  They copy your behaviors because they love you and want to be like you any way they can.  Knowing this causes me to ask myself, "Are my behaviors worth imitating?" 

Talking to you... a lot.  
Miss Cupcake was an early talker.  She continues to be a little chatter box.  There are moments when I would love a bit of quiet time.  However, I am thrilled that she is so eager to share her experiences with me.  This is yet another way that toddlers demonstrate that they have a  desire to connect and interact with you.

Enjoy these "annoying" moments! J

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Miss Cupcake's monogrammed tunic is from Lollipops and Lemondrops, a custom children's clothing company.  They create heat press tees for the sweet little ones in your life.  Be sure to stop by and LIKE them on Facebook to keep up with their current designs.  You are not going to want to miss the fun holiday designs available!
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WELCOME To Our Patch // Autumn Decor


Miss Cupcake and I had such lovely day shopping for decor and working together to to turn our little home into an autumn wonderland.  I make no claims of being the best (or even that good) at decorating.  However, we had a positively fun filled day.  Miss Cupcake was so excited about the entire ordeal that a nap was out of the question today.  It was absolutely worth it to see her little eyes light up as she stood back and admired our work saying, "It's just so pretty!"


I wanted a pumpkin for the entrance of our home and thought that this 10" decal had the perfect message to greet our guests.  Stop by The Art of Vinyl to find many more great decals.  This decal was easily applied by pressing the sticky side down tightly onto the pumpkin and gently peeling off the clear layer.  I absolutely love how it turned out.  I decided to place it on a wooden crate and add a burlap bow.


This sign was a simple DIY which I created by using chalkboard paint on an old wooden plaque that I no longer used.  
I am going to have a ridiculous amount of fun doodling messages and quotes on this!


We finished the doorway decor with an extra large wreath made from autumn leaves and miniature pumpkins.


We decorated the entry table with a "Welcome to our Patch" chalkboard sign, a burlap runner, autumn leaves, and pumpkins.  This part was definitely the most fun!


Miss Cupcake enjoyed placing each pumpkin on the table with great care.



The rope vase was a past DIY project which you can view by clicking here.


To make the day even more festive, Miss Cupcake wore this precious pumpkin sparkle necklace from Simply Nina Boutique.   They have the most adorable children's accessories!


Learn how to make a tulle puff headband here.

Wishing you all autumn blessings from our family to yours!