A Quick Welcome

Egreis Gjergjani

My name is Egreis Gjergjani and this is my page (blog).

I’m a wife to my husband, Jeremy; a mommy to my newborn, Gio, and a bonus mom to 3 beautiful kids, KJ, Laney and Luke. I used to work in Affiliate Marketing, but am now a stay at home mom, whose main priority is her family and making sure everything at home is A Okay! I plan on focusing on my career in a few, but for now I am thankful and blessed enough to be able to stay with Gio all day long and help him through each milestone of his.

Before Gio, I was just a fashionista with a strange shoe obsession. I’m often referred to as the Shoe Queen. I blogged and posted pictures of my daily outfits and shoes and thought nothing of it. It wasn’t until I birthed my son that my life became truly meaningful. He has changed me in every way I could think of and I am so thankful. My life has shifted from heels and purses to diapers and baby bottles, and I couldn’t feel any more complete. Life is all about phases and cycles and I am glad I am experiencing them all; the good and the bad. It is what we are here for. To live, to learn, to enjoy, to remember, and to never forget or regret.

With my blog, I plan to share some of the day to day experiences, laughs, tears, challenges, feelings, adventures, trips and tips as a new wife and mommy. On my Instagram page (http://www.instagram.com/theStilettoMeUp) women often ask me about different things, especially baby related. As much as I have tried my best to keep up and answer to all, it has been difficult, so I’m hoping my blog will help me with it. I’m not an expert, nor do I have a lot of experience in any of this. But I’m learning as I go. I am fully dedicated to my family and I have researched and read a ton before deciding to do, buy, or use anything when it comes to my child. I recommend that you don’t take my word for it, but do your own research as well. After all, no two moms are the same, and there are many different ways of parenting. All can be great. “There is no way to be a perfect mother, but there are a million ways to be a great one”.

I welcome all of your comments and suggestions as well. I welcome positivity and good energy. We can all learn from one another. And for the Stiletts that love my fashion sense and my shoe addiction, I promise to update that section as well. And please bear with me. The fashionista in me will always be there and I have the rest of my life to dress up in heels. But I only get these moments once in my lifetime so I want to cherish them as much as possible. My son will only be this age today. Tomorrow he’s one day older. So I hope you can understand why I’ve shifted my focus to him and my family solely.

So to keep it short, and yes I call this short because if you know me you know I like to talk (type) a whole lot…I’ll be blogging about mommy, baby, fashion, beauty and my overall lifestyle. I hope you enjoy it and I hope we learn from one another.

Have one beautiful, blessed day!

Egreis Gjergjani

72 comments on A Quick Welcome

  1. mila
    May 20, 2014 at 9:48 pm (6 years ago)

    Zemer te uroj sukseseeee pa fund.i love you and i’ll always keep reading & seeing every post & picture u share. Lart e me lart te pafsha :-*

  2. ALS E
    May 20, 2014 at 9:50 pm (6 years ago)

    Great avenue along with Instagram. I’m looking forward to reading more.

  3. Semira Mustafic
    May 20, 2014 at 10:19 pm (6 years ago)

    Your blogs are amazing; you are such an elequent writer. Thanks for giving us a glimpse into your life.

  4. Patricia
    May 20, 2014 at 10:54 pm (6 years ago)

    You are an amazing woman! Love your personality! Thank you for sharing xoxo

  5. Karla VelC
    May 20, 2014 at 11:01 pm (6 years ago)

    Hola! Espero no sea molesto este mensaje en español, me encanta tu blog y tu página de instagram. Eres una persona muy transparente (por así decirlo) y además de un ejemplo claro que maternidad y moda no deben de estar separados.
    Adoro a tu hijo, yo tengo 2 hijas y no me canso nunca de verlas besarlas y todo tipo de cariño jaja!
    Te sigo desde México

  6. Eni
    May 20, 2014 at 11:13 pm (6 years ago)

    Ylliii me ne fund e hapeee blogun,i read your previous post and enjoyed them all,so happy you can find the time to share some advices in general!!!! Im exited to read your posts again
    Love you Eni Sado

    • Egreis Gjergjani
      May 21, 2014 at 2:39 am (6 years ago)

      Love right back!

      • Perla
        March 31, 2015 at 11:24 pm (5 years ago)

        Just loved your tattoos and wanted to know what they mean ?

  7. Anne @mhamhab / mama banana
    May 20, 2014 at 11:30 pm (6 years ago)

    So glad your blog is back on ! Becoming a mother myself ( I’m 38 weeks now ) expecting a baby girl the shift in your life is simply perfect with my new upcoming lifestyle as well. Looking forward to read you and yes I do hope we can all share and learn something positive from each other :) love following you on Instagram as well gio is a stunner ! Love to you and your beautiful family x
    P.s I just watch this amazing video you put up on youtube. I don’t know if it’s the hormones ( most partly is, probably ) but in all honestly it was so beautiful it made me shed a tear. I cannot wait to hold her in my arms and I wanted to thank you for sharing this with us.

    • Egreis Gjergjani
      May 21, 2014 at 2:39 am (6 years ago)

      Congrats love and you’re almost there!!! Greatest feeling on Earth! You will see!

  8. Celia
    May 21, 2014 at 3:38 am (6 years ago)

    So happy to get to no you better I follow you on ig and I’m obsessed with Gio and you wish you the best

  9. Carline Bernard
    May 21, 2014 at 5:15 am (6 years ago)

    You are truly amazing . I follow you on Instagram and your definitely a big help with your advice. I am a new mommy (my son KING is 9weeks old) , I am still learning and it’s great to watch another new mommy do her thing also. Hopefully one day I can meet you and Prince Gio (funny I almost named my son Prince) it reminds me of that when I read something about your son ( “Prince” Gio). I’m happy you have a blog , I’ll definitely be on here daily . Love you and be blessed .

  10. laura
    May 21, 2014 at 12:07 pm (6 years ago)

    Eshte kenaqesi te shikosh Blogun tend dhe dua te te komplimentoj sepse ben diferencen nga “Blogjet e tjera” qe jane ne qarkullim (sidomos kendej nga Shiqperia). Good luck!!

  11. Kathia (@katt2two)
    May 22, 2014 at 3:34 am (6 years ago)

    Glad to have you back in the blogging world Egi! ♥

  12. Sophie
    May 22, 2014 at 11:39 am (6 years ago)

    Why don’t you share a video of your amazing house?

  13. ravinfer
    May 22, 2014 at 12:17 pm (6 years ago)

    Nice to read abt ur lyf .. such a bful lady u r n ur baby prince gio is very swt .. lvd him..m also on instagram .. In my daily schedule I must see your baby pics.. such a cutie God bless u bth .. lvu u

  14. Tania
    May 22, 2014 at 11:28 pm (6 years ago)

    I love you!! You are a beautiful human being

  15. Badiyah E.
    May 23, 2014 at 12:06 pm (6 years ago)

    Just wanted to let you kno how amazing you are for not only sharing your lyfe but for also doing it fashionably! I myself can totally relate to you in many ways. I’ve been a mom of one child (my beautiful princess) for 10yrs and just 16months ago had Twin Boys!!! Blessed is an understatement but I’m like a brand new mommy all over again lol. Yess I’m an at home mom now and it’s so different for me becuz I’ve worked all my life but I will never question Gods purpose. May you continue to stay humble and blessed through this amazing journey of parenthood!! Looking for

    • Badiyah E.
      May 23, 2014 at 12:08 pm (6 years ago)

      Looking forward to ur next post, one of the twins hit send lol#mommy moments#

  16. alejandrina Almodovar
    May 23, 2014 at 12:08 pm (6 years ago)

    I LOVE YOUUUUU!!!!!!!!

  17. Rachida
    May 25, 2014 at 9:29 pm (6 years ago)

    You are gorgeous and awesome mommy and wife, congrats ans Good luck on your blog!

  18. lebo
    May 26, 2014 at 3:13 pm (6 years ago)

    You are a god send, no body told me about you, I have never head about you before but the minute I saw your Instagram blog, I fell in love with you . Don’t wana say much but let your husband know that I said he is blessed. god bless you and your family.

    • Egreis Gjergjani
      May 26, 2014 at 6:55 pm (6 years ago)

      Awwww! Thank you so so much! – Egreis

  19. Doreen G
    May 27, 2014 at 7:49 am (6 years ago)

    I have followed you On instagram since the first day you returned. I love you so much and I love your passion for your kid and family as a whole.

  20. amedeeiiaa
    May 28, 2014 at 2:02 am (6 years ago)

    I am very excited about your site,especially since i need advice,being in the moment that i wish very much a baby.I am excited to look at pictures on instagram,and to see so much love between a mother and her child.Gio is an Angel on earth.
    Wishing you good health and all the happiness in the world with your beautifil family.
    It was definitely a great help your site.
    With love.Amedeeiiaa

  21. negin
    June 1, 2014 at 2:45 pm (6 years ago)

    I have a baby girl which yesterday she complete her 8 month so she borned just 2 month sooner than gio

    • Egreis Gjergjani
      June 1, 2014 at 9:48 pm (6 years ago)

      Awwww Congrats!

  22. negin
    June 1, 2014 at 2:47 pm (6 years ago)

    By the way her name is amytis

  23. ada
    June 4, 2014 at 11:29 am (6 years ago)

    Nowhere here saying you’re Albanian ? Why? :/

    • Egreis Gjergjani
      June 4, 2014 at 1:15 pm (6 years ago)

      But you know I’m Albanian so I obviously talk about it. I don’t have to mention it on every post. It’s pretty obvious I am.

  24. Kimberley
    June 5, 2014 at 1:35 am (6 years ago)

    hey!! I forgot how I came across your IG, but when I did, I fell in love with it because you were a beautiful mom-to-be and you still are gorgeous!!! it’s like you carry a cloud with you when you walk.

    But, how did you get started with your “shoe obsession”? I see that you have tons.

    I also read the post about how you made a vision board. How did you work towards your dream? How did you do it? I know there’s no “secret”, but I want/would like tips. I have pretty much the same dreams as you and I believe everything happens for a reason. I moved to Nashville and got the job I’ve always wanted in high school with Ethan Allen, which is a job title I’ve been longing for when I was in Charlotte, NC.

    But, I really want to be a wellness coach (I feel like there’s a certain “certification” for that. bleh.) and a image consultant. Hard industries to break into, but my calling/ministry is to women and young girls. It’s been my thing since 10th grade as I always wanted to open a foundation for young girls to empower them by building their self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-discipline. It’s something I’m truly passionate about, and shopping. I’m passionate about shopping.

    Idk, could you kind of become my…mentor? Please? Kind of? Haha. I would definitely appreciate it much…thanks.


  25. Itzel
    June 7, 2014 at 12:02 pm (6 years ago)

    Totally looove your style. True example that being a mom doesn’t mean we can’t be looking beautiful. Thanx for all your advice it has helped me a lot with my 8 week old baby boy.
    Greetings from Mexico
    God bless you and your family <3

  26. Jessica Reyes
    June 7, 2014 at 7:48 pm (6 years ago)

    You hqve the most gorgeous dimples…the same thing I tell my son..does your baby have them?

  27. ola
    June 15, 2014 at 5:40 pm (6 years ago)

    Egreis je me e mira.Albania is proud of you :********* I love you and your cute baby boy Gio

    • Egreis Gjergjani
      June 16, 2014 at 9:58 am (6 years ago)

      Love you right back!!

  28. Nicole
    June 16, 2014 at 9:34 pm (6 years ago)

    Gio and my daughter Maliyah share the same birthday, December 6 2013, what a amazing day! What a beautiful family you have! Wishing you many more blessings!

  29. Gina
    June 25, 2014 at 6:46 pm (6 years ago)


  30. Corie
    June 25, 2014 at 7:35 pm (6 years ago)

    I’m looking forward to more of your tips and advice! I’m a first time expecting mother of twins (a boy and a girl). Aaahhhh! I’m so full of emotions, including overwhelming joy, happiness, excitement and nervousness, but my husband is an amazing support system, as I’m sure you can attest to. I’m so happy for you and your beautiful family and love you lots!!

  31. Elmedina Mustafa
    June 27, 2014 at 2:24 am (6 years ago)

    Omg… You’re so wonderful. I love you. Are you from Albanian?

  32. Elmedina Mustafa
    June 27, 2014 at 2:27 am (6 years ago)

    Egreis Albanian love’s

  33. Chanel sui
    June 28, 2014 at 12:37 am (6 years ago)

    Do u do small business shout outs on IG I have and luxury online consignment boutique please help and let me know asap thanks chanel btw I love ur page

  34. Latria Cration
    July 7, 2014 at 11:27 am (6 years ago)

    Hi, my name is Tria and Omg, I LOVE you tons!! I really do! I feel like I know you and your family from the pics, posts, videos, etc. You are truly an inspiration for EVERYONE! I swear. Watching you evolve from the Shoe Queen to a loving supporting wife to an Awesome, Super Star Rock Mom with 3 bonus kiddies and an adorably handsome 7 month old TO an even more wonderful and spectacular woman–it’s just so amazing!! Not to mention, you are all that and more and I can’t wait to see what God has in store for you all. I know it’s not easy, but you guys make it look so easy, chic and fly…effortlessly! I’m no mom, but I have 3 God babies (2 are twin boys) and a 16 month old niece, and I can only imagine being a full time mommy. You really are an inspiration and I can only pray that I’m even half of the amazing woman you are. One day I’ll have a white beamer with red interior and I’ll say, Egreis showed me that dreams do and can come true…long as you have faith, work hard, believe and dream big…nothing is impossible. Thank you for being You. You really have no idea how much of an impact you have on the world and the people in it. We love you!! No, seriously, we do. :)

    • Latria Cration
      July 7, 2014 at 4:58 pm (6 years ago)

      I didn’t even realize how long my post was, smh. I talk way too much lol. Sorry about that. I didn’t even notice all of my message didn’t post, smh. I just wanted to say: P.S. I know you get millions of posts everyday, so I don’t expect a response or acknowledgement, I just wanted to let you know how much you are appreciated, loved, respected, admired and how much of an inspiration you are to me. Maybe one day I’ll get a chance to meet you in person and thank you then.

  35. Klevis
    July 24, 2014 at 2:08 pm (6 years ago)


    I didnt see a mail contact here, thats why Im writing here. Im ALB, too and wish you all the best on this step you have taken I want that ALB & Albanias to be heard tgats why I have opened also a blog, a general lifestyle & fashion news blog but also posting in AlB.
    I want to contact u via email,if possible fot a collab between.Im sending again my blog email… downtownstyle@yahoo.com
    Please text. ;) Have good times.

  36. Lorraine
    August 3, 2014 at 7:46 pm (6 years ago)

    You are such a positive a motivational inspiration for me and many women out there. ❤️

    • Egreis Gjergjani
      August 3, 2014 at 7:54 pm (6 years ago)

      Thank you Lorraine! For always supporting me xo

  37. Nicole
    August 6, 2014 at 5:21 am (6 years ago)

    Good morning!

    I saw the contact link and wrote you something, but I wanted to share something a little more personal and was not sure if you would be the one to receive it or if it would be posted up here somewhere, if those are private messages please let me know so I can share something personal, that thanks to you I keep my hopes high and remain positive.

    THANK YOU!!!

    • Egreis Gjergjani
      August 6, 2014 at 6:35 am (6 years ago)

      Hi Nicole,

      The emails sent to my contact page are private :)

  38. Mara
    August 31, 2014 at 4:44 pm (6 years ago)

    Egreis, I wanted to start off by saying how much of an inspiration you are to me and many other woman. Your so honest and me being a new wife, just buying our new house, and trying for a baby. Thank you again. I was wondering if you had any fertility porblems or if it was fairly easy for you. I’m feeling a little down on not being pregnet yet. Also do you think you’ll ever post pictures of your house and decorations I’m needing some inspiration on decorating! Thank you!!


  39. Susy
    September 11, 2014 at 10:58 pm (6 years ago)

    I’ve been following you on ig for a while now but I had never really been on your blog. I few days ago i decided to look over your blog and I’m so glad I did! I’ve been hooked reading whenever I have a chance! You’re a great mom, wife and women over all ♡

    • Egreis Gjergjani
      September 12, 2014 at 4:51 pm (6 years ago)

      Thank you SO much Susy!

  40. Leah
    September 13, 2014 at 1:34 pm (6 years ago)

    I was just browsing through instagram an I found your page some how an starts reading this blog! I think it is great how u look aT things an that u r the same person but always have lil man first I have 4 kids my youngest is 18 months an we call him kj, he haS changed my life so much. All my kids have brought something new to my life a different experience an I love it. Your blog is great an you are as amazing person keep up the wonderful work!!!

  41. Janine
    September 17, 2014 at 9:36 pm (6 years ago)

    Saw your post aboit stuff for your son’s 1st birthday. I paint glassware. If you want party favors for kids, I do mason jars that a lot of ppl stuff with something (candy, toys), can do wine glasses, champagne or whatever for the adults. Or if you just want a plate for his first cake to be on…whatever you can think of. Check out my work. Sipsy Glassware: https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=229089910476250

    Hope to hear from you…if not for this, maybe in the future!

    (I’m a super proud mama…my little boy, Drayton, is now 18 months. Goes soooooo fast)

  42. Malvina
    October 5, 2014 at 4:48 pm (6 years ago)

    E dashurin Egreis.
    Sa krenare dhe sa e lumtur jam per ty.
    Per thjeshtesine tende, per aftesite e tua te padiskutueshme, per menyren tende te te shprehurit, per arritjet e tua dhe per ate karakter aq te bukur qe ke. ❤
    Kur kam pare per here te pare faqen tende ne instagram dhe kam lexuar qe je Shqiptare kam thene me vete, oh, cdo gje eshte e mundur per ata qe vene shpirtin ne ate qe bejne.
    Me kenaqet zemra kur shoh fotot e tua me Gio dhe cdo aktivitet te jetes tende te perditshme.
    You know what? You girl are such an amazing mommy, and a great wife.
    It’s absolutely a blessing to know you.
    Keep doing what you do and I wanna send you all my love and best wishes for a beautiful, happy, healthy long life next to your precious family and all your followers out there.
    Te perqafoj nga Italia me perzemersi ❤

  43. Andjela
    October 8, 2014 at 8:26 pm (6 years ago)

    You’re such an amazing women! I just spent a good hour or so reading through your blogs. Learning more about you made me respect you even more. You’re beautiful inside and out and I love your personality…so bubbly and open. You kind of remind me of myself. I’m not one to leave comments but for some reason I felt like i had to. I hope to one day become a wonderful women like yourself. OH…and CONGRATULATIONS on your second pregnancy…all the best! :)

  44. Nereida Garcia
    October 9, 2014 at 5:59 am (6 years ago)

    Congratulations Mama!!!! Just saw your video, sooo freaken cute. Wish you nothing but the best, you are a lucky girl to have an awesome family and a loving husband! :) Oooh and btw this time dont cancel your instagram! :)

  45. Himani Patel
    January 6, 2015 at 4:46 am (5 years ago)

    I jus like ur photo wit ur family… I can relate myself wit u in many ways…such as…I m in love wit shoe n passionate n fashionate as u r…luv u…

  46. Vicky
    February 5, 2015 at 2:11 pm (5 years ago)

    Hey Egi. I love the way you write and what you write. I love your blog. You make me want to be a better Mommy. Thank you for your positivity. Your Albanian follower

    • Egreis Gjergjani
      February 9, 2015 at 10:45 am (5 years ago)

      Thank you so much Vicky!

  47. Mariah
    February 7, 2015 at 4:39 pm (5 years ago)

    Hi Egi,
    First of all I think you’re like totally awesome, I totally admire your tenacity and ambition to be the best version of you possible, plus little Gio is so dang precious. I know you’re super busy with your growing family your reply is a long shot, but I still wanted to ask you a question. I just turned 18 this week and I’ll be graduating High School this year, I’ve always loved CL and have thought about buying myself a pair for my birthday. The only thing is is that it would basically wip out all I’ve saved since August. I’m very fortunate and I’m not working because I have to but just to have some extra cash / save for college. (it’s not like id be buying them over necessities) AH ok this is long, sorry, so basically I guess I just wanted to know if you think it’s worth it for someone so young? I mean I know I want them Ive always admired them but should I wait until I’m older? I just love the idea of being able to walk across the graduation stage in them, I just don’t want buyers remorse lol. Anyway I hope you have a good weekend (:

    • Egreis Gjergjani
      February 9, 2015 at 10:39 am (5 years ago)

      Hi love,
      Thank you!
      I personally believe in doing whatever it is that gives you happiness. Had you asked me in my early 20s I would say go for it. As a more mature woman now, I say wait. There are other things you could spend your extra cash on that will probably be more useful. but on the other hand I also know and understand the importance of doing something that gives you joy. For me, they always motivated me to keep going because if I was that happy with one pair, I knew I wanted more. Once again, it is up to you but I would really think it through :)

  48. Treanna
    February 8, 2015 at 8:38 am (5 years ago)

    Love this, just found your page today, i applaud you and admire you..being a wife and mom isn’t easy (i have 2 boys) but you make it look that way, love and blessings from Brooklyn <3

    • Egreis Gjergjani
      February 9, 2015 at 10:37 am (5 years ago)

      Thank you so much Treanna!
      It definitely isn’t. I have one and I’m damn near dead by the end of the day!

  49. Myrna
    February 9, 2015 at 10:40 pm (5 years ago)

    Hi Egries..
    I love ur blog.
    I’m in love with Gio he’s so smart. I have 3 babies 2girls ages 4 and 2 and one boy he’s 10 months old,
    I’m 22 and I’m from Kansas City, I would love to meet you and Gio one day.
    P.S I’m in love with your shoe closet..

  50. Linda Banele Tatsa
    February 16, 2015 at 5:43 am (5 years ago)

    I’m a young mom, and nothing touches and inspires me like you. To the point where I’m trying to take risks, not only to better my life and that of my son, but other less fortunate babies in my country aswel-I’m from South Africa. Although these plans I have may still be in the pipeline, I hope to find a woman as Genuine as you to mentor me. It would mean a lot to me if I were to get the right advice from people with more experience, especially those who seek to uplift other women rather than belittle them, Like You. Thank you so much, it’s the little things such as your posts and beautiful words that move small women (literally and figuratively, lol) like myself to believe that they can move mountains. May God keep blessing you so that you are able to bless others. xOxO

  51. negin
    February 26, 2015 at 10:38 pm (5 years ago)

    Your character is so attractive for me and im so glad to know you and I wish some day meet you face to face I have a nice girl (amytis) she is 1 year and 5 month and your experience help me alot kiss u

  52. Ajda
    March 16, 2015 at 2:33 pm (5 years ago)

    Egreis, your an amazing, perfect modern woman. You have so much to offer. Thank you for sharing your life with us. I have a question well sort of, maybe a request lol. You write about your father a lot. However you never mention a mother. Can you share that story with us. For some reason I feel there is pain there, with all due respect. Stay amazing xoxo

    • Egreis Gjergjani
      March 17, 2015 at 9:07 am (5 years ago)

      Thank you Ajda! I appreciate it. Yes, there is a lot of pain there and I just haven’t figured a way out to resolve it within me just yet. For now I just put it away and do not face it. At some point I will, and when I’ve gotten over that myself, i’ll be able to open up about it to you guys. Thank you!

      • Ajda
        March 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm (5 years ago)

        Egreis thank you for respond, you didn’t have to baby. It’s ok. That’s why your such as amazing woman now. Stay strong. Big kiss

  53. Marina
    April 5, 2015 at 10:21 am (5 years ago)

    Hello! My son was born May 15, 2014

  54. mEEt
    April 9, 2015 at 11:52 pm (5 years ago)

    Hi Egries..
    With this shower may your new baby feel the warm welcome, that is being expressed by all
    those who anxiously await his or her safe and healthy arrival.
    And Also so lovely pose your photography.
    love uh…

  55. Coralee
    April 24, 2015 at 7:00 pm (5 years ago)

    Dont ask why, but I always had the impression that you lived in England hahaha, never imaging that you actually lives in US. Im a full-time mommy too, a 4 year-old boy and a 10 months baby girl and its the biggest blessing I have in my life!


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