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Northern Kentucky
My name is Deva. I live in Northern Kentucky with my husband and our cats. I am a photographer and writer by nature and I love coffee. Welcome!
Interests: Photography, chocolate, cooking, writing, music
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Blooming. Blossoming. Similar, right? When I set out to choose my word for 2017 way back in January, I had no hesitation in my choice: Bloom. And while it feels odd to be talking about my choice of word for... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Deva by Definition
Most of us know that moving is hard, whether it's cross-town or cross-state. I don't know how many of us really know how difficult it can be to move cross-country. I moved cross-state once, then out of state (sort of.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at Deva by Definition
Y'all remember when I told you that we moved to the Dallas 'burbs? Yeah, so, let's talk about that. I was going to share a list of things I've learned since becoming a stay-at-home-mom (let's get real, since becoming a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at Deva by Definition
Today feels like spring. Well, this morning does. The light is warm and low, the air is crisp but warming up, and it feels like a good morning where, if we still lived in Kentucky, I'd be walking to get... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at Deva by Definition
A post shared by Deva C (@deva_defined) on Apr 24, 2017 at 6:48am PDT Its been a while, I know. Almost a year - but who's counting? A lot can happen in a year, and a lot has happened. It's... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at Deva by Definition
I feel like there is a huge emphasis on the postpartum "new mom bod" in our society. Every time a celebrity has a baby there is lots of press touting her getting her body back, or how she looks post-baby.... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2016 at Deva by Definition
Sunday was Mother's Day. It's also the day that Oscar turned four months old. I can't believe I've been a mom for four months. It feels like it's been far less and far more time than that. At four months,... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at Deva by Definition
Ever since Oscar was born, I've become extra efficient and even more organized than I was before. I had time management down pat - or so I thought. Now? I feel like my time management skills have been thrown into... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at Deva by Definition
Oh heyyyy! So this little man is now 3 months old. Time is FLYING! I'm more and more starting to feel like I'm getting the hang of this mom thing. Or just being a mom. I know how Oscar cries... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2016 at Deva by Definition
So in 2015, my word of the year was grow. I wanted to grow as a person and grow in other ways. I wanted to approach a multitude of things in life with an attitude of growth. That being said,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2016 at Deva by Definition
It's been a while. I know. You see, one of my plans for the New Year was to get back into blogging regularly. I chose my verb for 2016 (which I plan to blog about soon!), and was all set... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2016 at Deva by Definition
I am having just a little trouble wrapping my head around the fact that we are pretty much one week from December. Where did this year go? It's flown, is really the only answer. I'm now very nearly into single-digit... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2015 at Deva by Definition
I'm four weeks into my hypnobirthing class and after writing about how I feared labor? I am feeling way better about the whole thing - going into labor, giving birth, and feeling really really good about my choice of childbirth... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2015 at Deva by Definition
This is not even remotely the first time I've done a life, lately post. But it's okay. Because Life has been busy lately. Really. Really. Busy. The weekend prior to Halloween we had our first baby shower. My mom, sister,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2015 at Deva by Definition
The world, in general, is a pretty easy to get along in space. But it's also a little scary. I'm afraid of the unknown. Of not fitting in (sometimes I stand out more than I fit in). Of being left... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2015 at Deva by Definition
And that's okay. I don't always know what to write. This weekend has been a whirlwind. Lots of emotions. We have a crib for the baby on the way, courtesy of my wonderful grandparents! We have chosen childcare for when... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2015 at Deva by Definition
This week, I'm all about appreciating the small things. It's been a busy week that felt like it was too long and too short all at once. I'm so happy it's the weekend! This week I needed to take time... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2015 at Deva by Definition
Okay. So I've wanted to build a capsule wardrobe for a while. A long while. But I've had some concern about not having enough to wear. When really? That's all relative. If you have enough versatile pieces you can mix... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2015 at Deva by Definition
I just want to share the color Combination that has me happy this week! Yellow and purple - a favorite of mine! Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2015 at Deva by Definition
On Saturday, I took a two hour class at my hospital to learn more about nursing the baby once he is here. At 22 weeks pregnant, I took the class a lot farther in advance than most mothers typically do,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2015 at Deva by Definition
And I'm totally enjoying the weekend full of relaxation and fun. After a busy Saturday morning. I plan to kick back, relax, and enjoy this amazing Blood Orange Soda. YUM! Happy Friday! Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2015 at Deva by Definition
Y'all. Life lately has been just a bit chaotic lately. There isn't enough time in my day to really watch TV (shocker, I'm catching up on my shows via DVR), except really Doctor Who. Nor is there enough time to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2015 at Deva by Definition
Sunday night we were lucky enough to be able to see the supermoon eclipse. Well, most of it. We ended up with too much cloud cover to catch the blood moon, but what we saw? Incredible. It was pretty awesome.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2015 at Deva by Definition
Lately the 100 days of blogging has been behind the blog work. Brainstorming posts. Working on pictures for future posts. And combating some wicked nausea. Which is why I've been silent online (mostly), and writing up a storm offline. So... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2015 at Deva by Definition
Today was one of those simple sorts of Saturdays. Cloudy and cool, and just laid-back. My day began with toast and coffee in the backyard and ended with ice cream and Doctor Who, with a relaxed afternoon in the middle.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2015 at Deva by Definition