This post is sponsored by Sally Beauty. All content, images and opinions expressed in this post are of my own.

Ahh, the season of warm, sunny days, weekend getaways to the beach, and bubble tea in New York City is in full force. Get comfy because we’re about to spill the beans on our summer beauty secrets starting from head to toe with Sally Beauty ! Continue Reading

Can you guys believe we are halfway through the year already? Things have been so crazy busy lately that despite my many attempts of sharing an update here or on social media, I failed. That said, it’s a good kind of crazy, and here’s hoping to keep you all in the loop and play catch up.

IKEA showroom sofa

I wish! Our living room obviously is nowhere near like this IKEA showroom. Just saying.

We moved to a new apartment!

That’s right folks, it happened. Finally! It’s been over a year since we started to contemplate about moving to a new place so when an opportunity opened up, we grabbed it and never looked back! We (literally and figuratively) packed our bags and dumped everything into our new apartment, all in one day. Gasp*

at home flowers

Our dining room – on a good day. 

We are still not done, believe it or not, but we are getting there. I also managed to “claim” a room solely intended as my working space or my ‘woman cave’ version… and that brings me to another (even more) exciting update!

We’re growing!

Sweet Jelly Bean has always been my platform for pursuing many goals. Sharing my take on photography, working with brands and contributing back to the community, are just some of them. I also feel that I won’t be where I am now if I didn’t have my followers, friends, and family, who have always had my back especially during those ‘down times’ and never stopped encouraging me to keep moving forward.

SJB is slowly (but surely) expanding into something more than just my happy medium as this blog becomes a creative outlet to like-minded souls, like my little SJB Creative team (throws confetti) of passionate, talented and most of all, dedicated friends. It’s my pleasure to have Leslie and Steph on board, who will be joining me on this journey as we hustle, grind, and repeat.

I’ve been wanting to introduce these lovely ladies to everyone and I hope you welcome them with a warm, virtual embrace!

New Projects and Ventures (this is how we roll!)

Amidst my chaotic schedule and lack of sleep, I’m ecstatic to announce that I’m currently working on a project with eBay! Adding more features on this blog and then some. I will be sharing more on this in my next post along with some guides we’re pretty sure you’ll find useful.

Plus watch out for an upcoming collaboration with Sally Beauty soon!

So, over to you, what have you been up to lately?

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