August 2017 | Balancing in High Heels

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Balancing in High Heels is a fashion + lifestyle blog written by Ryann Donahoe. This blog is a source for everyday, affordable style, the latest beauty finds and all things lifesyle with a touch on motherhood.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Big Changes: Transitioning from SAHM to Working Mom!

TOP: Pink Blush

FINALLY! My blog post are sporadic these days. I feel like my last few post have been simply updating you guys on new things happening in our lives and let's not even talk about my absence on social media. If you are wondering what's been going on I'm here to fill you in! Before I get started I wanted to talk about both go these adorable Pink Blush tops in this post. I got them because I feel like they are the perfect transition tops for for fall! If you live somewhere down south like I do then you know that fall is usually none existent. It seems to always be hot. 

So what's been going on- if you didn't know, I've been a stay at home mom for the past six years. Our entire marriage I've stayed home. It's been such a joy to be able to stay home with my babies while they have been little. Recently an opportunity came up for our family and it just felt perfect.

 Most of you know we moved to our current town about 18 months ago for Barrett's job. If you also didn't know ( which I'm sure you do by now because I say it often!) He is the headmaster of a school in the town we are in. The opportunity came up for a someone else to help with their 3K-4K class. As much as I  have loved staying home this seemed like the next step in our journey. You guys- My entire family (Minus our biggest boy) is in the same building during the day. Addie Rivers classroom is right next door to mine, Hayes' room is down the hall and Barrett's office is also down the hall. I get to be at the same place as my family everyday. I get to go home with both babies around 3pm. I get to have the same holidays as them! 

I feel so incredibly blessed that this opportunity has opened up for us. I couldn't ask for anything better. I get to spend my days loving on some of the sweetest 3 and 4 year olds I know plus being in the same building as my family. God is so good! Prayers for a smooth transition are greatly appreciated! 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Be Inspired: Inspiration For the Stay at Home/Working Mom

This post was sponsored by thredUP. As always all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

What Inspires you? Well for me I can say it's my supportive husband and tiny loves that inspire me on a daily basis but you probably already know this! I'm sure you all have things that inspire you. 
For me other the the obvious husband and babies, it's really simple. As a blogger I find that having an awesome workspace inspires my writing. 

For the longest time I didn't have a office or even a desk for that matter! I would grab my computer and sit any where. It was hard to get my creative juices flowing when I could hear Peppa Pig in the background. So a few months ago I made it happen. Now I don't have an actual office- my workspace is in our dining room, which I might had that we hardly ever use. I knew that in order for me to create the things I wanted, I needed a space that was just mine. 

Every few weeks I like to switch it up. As a mom that works from home I feel like it's so important to have a place that is yours. I switch out the magazines that I have on my desk, the pens ( does this seem so ridiculous?) and wardrobe that sits beside my desk. Now you might think that last one is silly but I LOVE IT. I change out the clothes and accessories and it honestly makes me feel awesome. I go through my closet, find things that i'm loving and switch out the wardrobe! This is the exact reason I love thredUP. Before I was a wife and a mother I had no issues buying things I wanted. Cute new pair or shoes? Done. Things changed drastically when I started having babies. I would see something and fall it love with it. I would quickly have to remind myself, "You probably don't need that exact same dress you already have in three different colors." 

With thredUP I don't have to think about that. I can use some of my free time shopping online at thredUP and not have to tell myself I don't need it. With the amazing name brand things they have at such amazing prices I am always able to find a few things I love. 

So remember, you might be like me and not need five full price dresses in different colors. BUT you can find five different dresses at thredUP for about the price of one of your other dresses. Check out that adorable Nicole Miller bag! Yep, Curtesy of thredUP.  Adorable right? 

Be inspired. By whatever it is you love. My third being amazing clothes and accessories lol. (sorry not sorry)