Baby and Kids

11.27.20

The Best Christmas Books for Toddlers

This post was originally published in 2019. I love Christmas and have dreamed …

This post was originally published in 2019. I love Christmas and have dreamed of spending the holidays with a family of my own for as long as I can remember. Last Christmas was Margot’s first, but she was only 6 months old, so things are a lot different this year.

Baby and Kids

09.22.22

The Best Fall and Halloween Books for Kids

As sweet as my daughter’s first holiday season was, she was so little …

As sweet as my daughter’s first holiday season was, she was so little and not exactly into it. And Halloween has never really been my thing. You’ll never find me in a haunted house and it the only time I dressed up in my 30s was after I became a …

Holiday

12.16.21

Toddler Christmas Gifts: What I Bought My 1.5 and 3.5 Year Olds

I know it’s late, but some of the Christmas gifts I purchased for …

I know it’s late, but some of the Christmas gifts I purchased for my girls will still arrive in time for Christmas. I’m also often asked what the girls are playing with, and now that they’re just about 1.5 and 3.5, wanted to share what I purchased for them. You …

Holiday

12.18.18

Last-Minute Gifts That Will Arrive in Time for Christmas

Christmas is officially less than one week away (!!!) and if you’re anything …

Christmas is officially less than one week away (!!!) and if you’re anything like me, you’re not exactly finished with all your Christmas shopping. My holiday cards haven’t even arrived yet, so I’m doing great. But don’t worry – there’s still time to order those last-minute gifts in time for …

Holiday

12.13.21

Our Home (Tour) For the Holidays

There’s really no place like home for the holidays. I’ve always loved the …

There’s really no place like home for the holidays. I’ve always loved the magic of Christmas, but it feels more meaningful than ever this year. My girls are healthy, happy, and most important, home. Getting to be together, and making our home feel cozy and festive for the girls – …

Holiday

12.02.21

Family Holiday Traditions To Start This Year

Christmas with kids is magic, and I’m so excited for the holidays with …

Christmas with kids is magic, and I’m so excited for the holidays with our girls this year. Over the last month, Kate has turned into a little person (she’s 17 months) and getting to start some traditions and make memories as a family is what it’s all about. Today, I …

My Home

09.06.20

A Soft Pink Girls Nursery

When I first found out I was having a girl, I remember writing …

When I first found out I was having a girl, I remember writing something about how she wouldn’t wear pink. A touch of blush here and there? Sure. But pink? Nope. Then a perfectly pink-hued rug vintage rug turned this space into a sweet, soft, pink nursery. Naturally, I was …

Style

11.26.22

Recent Purchases: What I Bought in November ’22

I’ve been working on our home, and just moved our almost 2.5 year …

I’ve been working on our home, and just moved our almost 2.5 year old to her own bed. Quite a few purchases came with that – bedding, duvet inserts, and a mattress. She got a new mirror, too. And I finally chose a wallpaper for our dining room. After ordering …

Baby and Kids

11.04.22

Holiday Gifts for Babies

Ah, babies. They don’t understand the holidays and would be happy with a …

Ah, babies. They don’t understand the holidays and would be happy with a plastic cup and some paper, but we buy them gifts anyway. 😉 I shared gift ideas for toddlers and today, want to share gifts babies 1 and under. I have many of these items – some small …

Holiday

11.03.22

2022 Gift Guide: 50 Gifts under $50

Holiday gifts can get expensive. Whenever you can find the perfect gift under …

Holiday gifts can get expensive. Whenever you can find the perfect gift under $50 (or even better, under $25), it always feels so good. I have all your family members, your best friend covered this holiday season. From home cooks to beauty experts, here’s a mix of affordable gifts for …

Holiday

11.02.22

Stocking Stuffers for Kids

When it comes to giving gifts during the holiday season, Christmas stockings just …

When it comes to giving gifts during the holiday season, Christmas stockings just might be my favorite thing to give. Christmas gifts can be overwhelming, but there’s something about stocking stuffers that I love. I love when someone finds the perfect small gifts that say “I get you” and it’s …

Holiday

10.31.22

Gift Guide: Gifts for In-Laws and Grandparents

Why is it that every holiday season, we have the same struggle shopping …

Why is it that every holiday season, we have the same struggle shopping for in-laws? I know it’s not just me. Next to gifts for men, this is always one of my most-requested gift guides. Grandparents are a little easier because you can weave the kids in with a nice …

Holiday

10.29.22

Holiday Gift Guide: My Favorite Things

This holiday season, I want to put together a gift guide featuring some …

This holiday season, I want to put together a gift guide featuring some of my favorite things. Consider this my own version of Oprah’s favorite things, except no one wins a car. These are all items I love and use all the time. Some I’ve been using for years, and …

Holiday

10.27.22

Gift Guide: Festive Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your List

It’s that time of year and nothing says holiday cheer like a festive …

It’s that time of year and nothing says holiday cheer like a festive holiday gift guide. I’ve put together the ultimate list of great gifts for every family member. A mix of cheerful toys and gifts for the  little ones on your list, to kitchen essentials for your best friend.

Home

10.27.22

Designing a Room for a Little Girl

When designing a room for a little girl, there are a few ways …

When designing a room for a little girl, there are a few ways you could go. My 4 year-old loves all things pink and if it were up to her, she’d probably have rainbow bedding. Her last room had pink wallpaper, and when we moved into our new home, I …

Holiday

10.26.22

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Little Kids

I’m early on my gift guides this year since we have our first …

I’m early on my gift guides this year since we have our first trip to Disneyland coming up! I’m sharing some of our favorite toys, and what I think are some of the best toys to give this holiday season. And, I’ll share some of the gifts my girls are …

Holiday

10.19.22

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Everyone On Your List

There’s still some time until Christmas. It’s not even Halloween yet, but the …

There’s still some time until Christmas. It’s not even Halloween yet, but the holiday season is upon us. Once it’s time to decorate, I’d rather focus on making memories, and don’t wrap anything until the week of Christmas anyway. So here it is. My ultimate holiday gift guide with holiday …

My Home

10.09.22

Kate’s Nursery Decor

Putting together baby’s room is always one of the most special tasks for …

Putting together baby’s room is always one of the most special tasks for first-time parents. Kate’s first nursery was simple and sweet. I would have loved to have wallpapered her last nursery but knew we wouldn’t be in the house more than a few years. We moved right around her …

Living

10.03.22

On My Mind This Week, 10.3.22

It’s in the 60s and I’m sitting on our patio. Leaves are turning …

It’s in the 60s and I’m sitting on our patio. Leaves are turning shades of red, orange, and yellow, and there’s a perfect breeze. I just love October. This season is so short-lived, and I want to slow down and make the most of it. Here’s what’s on my mind …

Family

08.25.22

The Best Toys for 4 Year Old Girls

As a mom to a little girl, I didn’t really push especially “girly” …

As a mom to a little girl, I didn’t really push especially “girly” things on her. And to be clear, this post is only titled “the best toys for 4 year old girls” to make it searchable. But these toys are great for 4-year-old boys, too. So today, I want …

Baby and Kids

08.18.22

The Best Gifts for 1 Year Olds

I’ve now been through this stage twice, so I’ve learned a thing or …

I’ve now been through this stage twice, so I’ve learned a thing or two about what 1 year olds play with. I’ve also experience what they’ll keep playing with in the months (and even years) to come. It’s wild how quickly your one-year-old changes, isn’t it? There are too many …