• 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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    •  Motherhood is a constantly evolving state of total joy, exhausted agony, superhuman strength, and very human failures. As soon as you celebrate that superhuman successful day, it is replaced with new challenges. And just when you think you can't go one more day, you get a day so magical you want to have ten more babies. I'm in the midst of one of those exhausted phases again but I keep trying to remind myself that it is this phase that makes the magical days shine brighter. In the wise words of Miley Cyrus (I'm actually serious): it's all about the climb.  We've got this mamas. (Tag a momma who needs to get cheesy and read the words to a Miley Cyrus song ) #battlefieldmotherhood _______________________________________________ I can almost see it. That dream I'm dreaming, But there's a voice inside my head saying, "You'll never reach it." Every step I'm takin' Every move I make feels lost with no direction, My faith is shakin' But I, I gotta keep tryin' Gotta keep my head held high There's always gonna be another mountain I'm always gonna wanna make it move Always gonna be an uphill battle Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose Ain't about how fast I get there Ain't about what's waitin' on the other side It's the climb The struggles I'm facing The chances I'm taking Sometimes might knock me down, But no, I'm not breaking I may not know it, But these are the moments That I'm gonna remember most  Just gotta keep goin', And I, I gotta be strong Just keep pushing on, 'Cause... There's always gonna be another mountain I'm always gonna wanna make it move Always gonna be an uphill battle Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose Ain't about how fast I get there Ain't about what's waitin' on the other side It's the climb.  39 weeks today and you've now been growing outside of my body as long as you were growing inside. And growing, and growing, and growing... ☺️❤️ #quincysweekbyweek #39weeks
       We have this hat, passed down to Charlie from my friend's little boy, then passed down to Calvin. It's just a simple grey hat but it is so so cute and is the thing that my boys wear the most in the toddler years. It holds so much sentimental value for me. Well yesterday I took the babies on a walk and somewhere along the way Calvin chucked it. He also tossed his shoes but I saw those right away. It wasn't until we stopped for lunch that I realized the hat was gone. I was so sad about it that I retraced our steps to see if I could find it. No luck. I'm pretty sure he tossed it in Goodwill while I was digging for stuff for our Halloween costumes. Which means it is gone, because when you lose something in Goodwill it is seriously like looking for a needle in a haystack. I've been sick about it ever since, which I know is silly. It's just a hat, after all. But it's one of those things that I was planning to pass to Quincy and then save forever and when I was old and grey I would dig it out of the attic and take a walk down memory lane. You moms know what I'm talking about. But it's gone and all I have are photos and the memories. Luckily Calvin had started putting it on Quincy's head and last week I snapped this picture. Charlie and Calvin both kept saying "cuuuuuuute" ❤️ I hope it makes its way onto another little boy's head someday #thefredrickboys #calvinandquincy #brudders #thebrotherhoodofthegreytoddlerhat  You've got a few hours left to enter to win your choice of sling from @mywildbird - head to my blog to enter now! And tag your friends that you think could use one (hint: if you have a baby or toddler, until you could use one! ) enter at link in profile. Also, I can't believe all of these boys are mine  #thefredrickboys #fredrickfamfallfun #giveaway #babywearing #wearthem
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