Monroe & Jane

finding the beauty in life

Wednesday, September 13, 2017


I wrote the following blog post a few months ago, but was too scared to post it at the time ! When I logged on to my blogger account today and read the words I had written, I felt so inspired to do what makes me happy and be who I truly am! The role of motherhood has consumed so much of my life these past 15 months, so much so, that I had forgotten who I was and the importance of taking care of myself! With a cup of tea in hand, a cookie waiting near by, and some quiet time, today I realized taking care of myself IS part of being a good mother. If I don't take care of my self and make sure I'm mentally, physically, and emotionally healthy then I can't be the mother, my sweet baby girl deserves. My hope going forward is that I can begin to show myself the love and care that I rightfully deserve in order to raise a strong, independent, and brave young woman, the woman I know little miss Mieke is destined to be.

That being said, here is that post from 


Today was one of the most life changing days of my life! Today was the day when I realized that I would no longer live a life where I could not voice my opinions, feelings, or be my own person. Sometimes I think people decide to stay in certain situations because they have no other choice. But that simply is not true! You always have a choice!!  and while those choices may not always be the easiest, sometimes the hardest decisions we have to make in life are the decisions that are going to benefit us the most in the long run. 

The moment I made the choice, to start living a life that both myself and my daughter could be proud of, I felt freedom for the first time in my life! Never let someone steal your voice or make you feel guilty for living the life you want to live. Do what you feel in your heart is right, and believe that some how some way.... in the end everything will be alright.


Monday, September 19, 2016


Bohemian Fashion
If you love 60's and 70's fashion then this past year, you've basically been a kid in a candy store. From flowing fabrics, paisley prints, and wide legged pants, 60's and 70's inspired fashion has been everywhere. I really love the 60's/70's bohemian vibes this dress from Forever 21 gives off, as soon as a saw it in the store, I knew I was going to be bringing this baby home with me. I loved the bold colour with the paisley print, and the flowing fabric is perfect for me as a new mom, learning to appreciate a new body.

60's/70's fashion trend

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Though i wore this dress in the summer, I would pair it with a leather jacket and
 some booties and I could bring this dress right into Fall.

Are you loving the 60s/70s fashion trend right now? 
Share your thoughts and style tips below!!


Thursday, September 15, 2016


DIY Active Charcoal Mask
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Holy Crap,  I put Elmers (school) glue on my face!!! I don't know what shocks me the most, that I actually went through with it ( sorry Moram I was really leaning towards a hell no on trying it) or, that I liked it so much, I want to do it again. Recently, a friend convinced me to do the DIY Active Charcoal Mask and,while I'm game to try DIY's Elmers (school) glue on my face, it is definitely not my idea of good skin care.

Ingredients for DIY Charcoal Mask
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 Bowl to Mix
2-3 Active Charcoal Pills
Elmers Glue
Brush to Mix & Apply

Active Charcoal Mask
Add Charcoal and 2/3 of the Elmers Glue Bottle in a bowl and stir!
Apply a thick layer of the mask and be sure to check for missed spots created by air bubbles. 
When the mask is completely dry, it will turn black like the photo below!
Once dry your ready to PEEL IT OFF!!!

DIY Active Charcoal Mask
The peeling process can be a little bit painful, but as we all know beauty is pain!! I was really skeptical at first but, I think this mask is absolutely amazing and totally worth it,when you consider how cheap the supplies are. Im even considering doing this as opposed to Biore strips. Big thanks to my friend Moram( pictured above) for sharing this mask and allowing me to use her photo on the blog! 

If you've tried this mask or have any other suggestions for DIY masks, please comment below and share !!

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