Midnight Inspirations- The Mommy Edition Vol. 2

March 27, 2015

Happy Friday ladies and gents. You are probably asking yourself "how does this song relate to this Mommy Edition post?" No I am not related to House of Pain (LOL) but it is one of my favorite songs from back in the day and Lauren and I have many memories singing this song together on the volleyball court in high school. Today I bring you my very dear friend and extraordinary Mommy Lauren Locke.

Lauren Locke is a wife, mom x2 (Hudson and Campbell), VP of Sales at Food52 and the founder of her incredible food blog LaurenLivingLocally. Check out her blog to learn more about eating local, adventures in cooking, farmers markets, CSAs and more.

Favorite tech item
Lauren:  Hands-down, our Sonos streaming music players.  Yes players, plural.  We wirelessly stream music from our phones and can play different music in the kitchen/living room depending on who is hanging out where. I can listen to Zac Brown Band while I cook, and the boys can play along to Mumford & Sons in the other room. My favorite feature is the ability to also stream radio programs, like Acoustic Sunrise, our favorite Sunday morning show.  

Stacy:  OMG I need this ASAP. Adding to my wish list.

Favorite beauty item 

Lauren: The Mia Clarisonic cleansing brush. I can feel the difference in my skin when I forget to use it. Second place, Nars Cream Eyeshadow.

Stacy: I completely agree. I have this one too and I feel like I have been to a facial after I use it. I haven't tried the Nars Cream Eyeshadow adding to list of shadows to try out. I am a big fan of Nars blush and SPF lotion

Favorite new KID accessory

Lauren: My most practical kid accessory is for middle of the night feedings--Oxo rechargeable lights.  The soft light doesn't bother the baby, they turn on by simply picking them up off the charger, and they are portable from bedside table to rocker for nursing/feeding. I also love gifting the Embroidered Hoohobbers Directors Chair. It was actually designed by the parents of a good friend of Stacy and mine's from childhood.  Toddlers love them because they can carry them around, and parents love them because they are on the go booster seats when you are traveling.  
Stacy:  Laur, do you believe I have been gifting this Director Chair for a long time and this is the first time I realized it also can be used as a booster seat. BRILLIANT. You learn something new everyday:)

General advice for balancing life and work and being a mom?

My general advice... Don't beat yourself up! I've come to accept that some days I totally succeed at being a mummy, and other times I am a going to have a better day as the VP of Sales at Food52. This can be loosely translated to "always keep Sauvignon Blanc in the fridge."

past posts on the Mommy Edition

Deep Thoughts

March 25, 2015
working on a lot all at once and found these throwback shots of one of my favorite 
#boymeetsgirl duos and inspirations Kate & Johnny.

if you haven't seen all my posts on these fashion inspirations check them out 

Meet our March 2015 Muse of the Month!

March 17, 2015
Introducing our march ‘15 Muse of the Month, Jordan!

Today is a special day. It's March 16th and the new Boy Meets Girl® website just launched! I cannot wait to hear how you all like it (it is phase 1 of 3 phases to come). Shout out to Dj Flex for working hard on achieving a CLEAN, NEW, FRESH LOOK and Dj Midnight Manicure for helping coordinate the next phase with me and Dj Nielle Kat and Dj Who for all your hard work. Also a special shout out to good friend and incredible photographer Sophie Elgort for the brilliant photography that you will see all over the new site and the amazing Claudine De Sola founder of Caravan Stylist Studio and the extraordinary Valerie Star from Caravan Stylist Studio for mastering hair, makeup and nails on two models all by herself.  There is no I in team and I am grateful for all of you.

And now onto our March Muse...Miss Jordan Beal. When Jordan reached out to me I looked at what she was doing and jumped up for joy. I love the skating world and vined this ages ago (May 25th, 2013). Some call me clairvoyant and looks like I did foreshadow this :).

Jordan is a skater to watch. Learn more about this fearless Muse below. 

1. Name & Social Media Channels- Jordan Beal
Instagram- http://instagram.com/skatingfashionista/

2. Favorite Charity and why:
My Favorite charity is called Exposure. It’s a 501(c)(3) nonprofit women’s skateboarding benefit event dedicated to providing female skaters an avenue to succeed while at the same time raising money for survivors of domestic violence.

Skateboarding is sport and art. Skateboarding has taught me falling is not failure and given me a way to express myself. I think more girls can benefit from skateboarding (which is really a core exercise, it's like rolling yoga) if they see it's fun & fashionable. Exposure shows girls having fun skating and proves that it's not a sport just for boys. I'm thrilled to be a part of Exposure, I might not be the most technical skater but thanks to help from designs by Stacy (oh thats me thank you!) I'm out there showing girls skateboarding is fun and fashionable. I also love that Exposure gives back to the entire community by helping women balance and improve their lives. 

3. Favorite Boy Meets Girl item and why?

My favorite Boy Meets Girl® item is my Pink on Pink Alice tee because I love the logo - a boy meeting a girl is exactly what I'm doing at the skate park. The first time I wore it was at Exposure 2014 and I loved how it symbolized yes I'm a girl but I'm also a skater - I can be a girl, skate, and look fashionable. I have the bow it came with on my helmet so the Boy Meets Girl is always with me when I skate.

Photo Credit: Marc Mez, Model Actress Sammi Hanratty 

To see all our past Muses click here

Who is your muse or the person who inspires you most? Could be anyone! 
If you would like to be considered for Boy Meets Girl®'s Muse of the Month in 2016 see the rules here!