• About Oh Lovely Day

    chandra fredrick oh lovely dayHi, I’m Chandra, the girl behind Oh Lovely Day. I’m the wife to my high school sweetheart and the momma of three boys: Charlie, Calvin & baby Quincy. We live in Los Angeles, where we try to enjoy the sunshine and go on lots of family adventures. Some of my favorite things included coffee in the morning and coca cola in the afternoon, hiking at Griffith Park, lunch with my momma village, my mason jar collection, eating carbs, Ryan Gosling, binge watching shows, bougainvillea, dark chocolate, treasure hunting at the flea, too many things at Trader Joes, solo vacations at Target, family dance parties, and cuddles and kisses from all of my boys.

    I’m the founder and editor of Oh Lovely Day, a blog hoping to help provide a little bit of online support and cheerleading to other moms, some pretty home and wedding design inspiration, a few tips, tricks, and life-saving products I’ve discovered in my wife/mom/blogger journey thus far, stuff I love for babies — basically I’m hoping to share style inspiration and practical advice on everything from weddings, home styling, motherhood, marriage, and everything in between.

    How did Oh Lovely Day begin?  My love for weddings, details, and DIY evolved into a passion while planning my own wedding. Then a full-time lawyer, I found how much I loved having that creative outlet during my wedding planning. Once that was over I had a creative void that needed filling, and I decided to start a blog. Oh Lovely Day was originally wedding-focused, but as my life evolved and changed, OLD changed with me. Now it is a lifestyle blog with a focus on motherhood, home, family, and celebrating love and life’s moments. And now (for now) I work from home on this blog and am a mom. I’m so grateful that, through sponsors, it has helped to supplement income that I lost when I put practicing law on hold so I could stay home with my babies. But most importantly, it has given me not only a creative outlet, but connected me with lots of readers, fellow mommas, and online (and some real life) friends. So thanks for stopping by, for reading or following along on social media, for taking the time to comment here or there, and for being a part of this community I’ve come to love. I hope you enjoy Oh Lovely Day and would love to hear from you if you have any questions or stories of your own to share.

    All photos on the about pages are by Amy Stone Photography.  Amy Stone is a member of our Lovely Vendor Guide. If you’d like to be a member, apply here.

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    •  One sick kid, one heat wave, one million ants in our laundry room... You win Monday. Sometimes you just gotta put the work away, or step away from the piles of laundry, and get outside for a reset. Or look at photos of bougainvillea from when you could get outside  #wavingthewhiteflagtoday #tomorrowisanewday  Summer. Heat wave. Mandatory. #calvinsfirstcone #calvins2ndyear
       When your shades and your shirt are meant to be  #charlesdashiell  On weekends, we nurse, cuddle, and nap together and it is my favorite. With the other boys I was always trying to get stuff done while they were napping. Since this is my last baby, I'm trying to really soak up all the moments I can -- one day I'll have plenty of time to get stuff done. For now I'll just be a hot mess that made the most of this baby time. Whenever I get a bit anxious about not getting things done, I re-read my favorite poem about motherhood: Mother, oh mother, come shake out your cloth! Empty the dustpan, poison the moth, Hang out the washing and butter the bread, Sew on a button and make up a bed. Where is the mother whose house is so shocking? She's up in the nursery, blissfully rocking! Oh, I've grown as shiftless as Little Boy Blue (Lullaby, rockaby, lullaby, loo). Dishes are waiting and bills are past due (Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo). The shopping's not done and there's nothing for stew And out in the yard there's a hullabaloo But I'm playing Kanga and this is my Roo. Look! Aren't her eyes the most wonderful hue? (Lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo.) Oh, cleaning and scrubbing will wait till tomorrow, But children grow up, as I've learned to my sorrow. So quiet down, cobwebs. Dust, go to sleep. I'm rocking my baby. Babies don't keep. Song for a Fifth Child By Ruth Hulburt Hamilton #battlefieldmotherhood #mommaandquincyselfies
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