I’m an Akron-based thrift blogger, podcast host, and branding consultant for thrift stores and creative entrepreneurs. My personal style is bold and colorful and I can’t resist a fully beaded vintage dress.
I’ve always worked outside of the home and styling outfits for the workplace has been a major part of my daily life for years. So when daily life changed for so many of us in March of 2020, this routine was disrupted and I found myself scrambling to try to fill a fashion void.
“Do you ever feel like you need to tone it down? Have you ever felt out of place because of what you’ve had on?
Modern conveniences that have changed my #momlife.
Welcome to our first podcast episode!
Here’s what’s next for Dina’s Days.
We reached the six month milestone! Here’s a look back at motherhood and parenting over the last few months:
I openly admit to people that I meet that the newborn period as a first-time mom was challenging and hit me hard and fast. Things move quickly when you have a newborn but it also felt like my old life came to a screeching halt.
The first few weeks of maternity leave were so hectic I completely put work out of my mind (as you should!). I was so busy trying to get her sleeping schedule sorted and was so pre-occupied looking up things like the Amazonas Koala Baby Hammock & Stand, everything else totally slipped my mind. But toward the end I started to feel very anxious about returning.
Oh em gee. I went to the 60th Grammy awards!
My husband is a professional jazz musician and tours internationally and locally for a living. He’s currently a member of the group, Joey Defrancesco and The People and their remarkable work on the album Project Freedom was nominated for a Grammy this year.
Instead of resolutions, each year for the last several years I reflect and document incredible things that happened during that year (16 in 2016, 15 in 2015, and so on) as a way to remember all the milestones, growth, and good times.
I joked all year that this has been our most grown up year yet.