My name is Trista! I am wife to Jason and mama to Blaire Elizabeth. Welcome to my blog dedicated to documenting our life. If you want to learn more about me — you’ve come to the right place! I currently work in Digital Marketing and Social Media within the Insurance industry, although I have spent the majority of my Marketing career working within the Retail industry. I may have left the retail world, but I still
live love to shop. Some of my favorite things include hitting up Starbucks (coffee for me, cakepop for Blaire!), wandering down every aisle at target, sleeping in, junk food and wine. Not necessarily in that order. But maybe in that order. ;)
I have always loved writing – which is why I chose to major in Journalism. I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and English from The University of Arizona. Go Wildcats! After I graduated college in 2010, I moved back to my hometown in Illinois. I met my husband Jason, in 2011. We had our first date on 9.10.11. We got engaged exactly one year later, on 9.10.12. We were married on 3.2.13, and I made the move to Iowa. Our daughter Blaire, was due on our first wedding anniversary! She was born on 2.25.14 and our life has never been the same. You can read all about her birth story here.
Not a single day goes by that I don’t thank God for blessing me with such a great life! My amazing husband and daughter remind me how precious life is, and how important it is to slow down and enjoy every minute with those who matter most. I started this blog, in August of 2014, as a way to share our lives with our friends and family, since most of them don’t live near us. It has slowly morphed into a way to share my life as a (not-so) new mama. Whether it’s the things we find to ease teething pain, Blaire’s favorite toys, easy recipes or just how we spent our weekend — I document it all!
I love to look back at my blog and watch Blaire grow and relive all of the fun we have together! When you become a parent, you realize how precious every moment with your child is. They’ll never be as young as they are right now and it’s important for me to document our adventures and share them with all of you. THANK YOU to everyone who follows along on our crazy, beautiful life through Shopaholic & a Baby. You make writing this blog so much fun!
Want to know even random things more about me? Read these 28 Random Things About Me!
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xo – Trista