Style

11.28.22

The Best Cyber Monday Sales to Shop

  I hit publish on my Cyber Monday post hours and hours after …

  I hit publish on my Cyber Monday post hours and hours after I had planned, but I got a little sidetracked with a project this morning. Before I get started on my last cyber week post, a quick reminder that you are only saving money if you do need …

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 …

Holiday

11.22.22

Gift Guide: Holiday Gifts for Her

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And tis’ the season for …

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And tis’ the season for holiday gift guides! And this particular gift guide is my favorite: gifts for her. I included some of what I think are the best gifts to give for the upcoming holidays. It’s always so fun to look …

Style

11.21.22

The Best Black Friday Sales to Shop and What to Buy

Cyber week is here and feels like everything is on sale. If you’re …

Cyber week is here and feels like everything is on sale. If you’re in the market for basically anything this holiday season (or just in life) now is the time to shop. Get a head start on holiday gifts or finally cave and buy a frame TV. There’s nothing like …

Holiday

11.20.22

Holiday Gift Ideas for Big Kids

My kids are 2 and 4, so I probably spent more time on …

My kids are 2 and 4, so I probably spent more time on this gift guide than any other.  Sure, I was once a big kid myself, but it’s been a moment (more than 3 decades, friends 😬). So I channeled my inner (big) kid for this one, did a …

Holiday

11.20.22

The Cutest Wool and Felt Christmas Ornaments for Kids

When the holiday season rolls around, I always get so excited for Christmas …

When the holiday season rolls around, I always get so excited for Christmas decorations. If you have young kids who want to get into the spirit and touch everything, felt Christmas tree ornaments are a great way to get them involved. I usually add a few to the bottom of …

Living

11.19.22

Weekend Reading: 11.19.22

I am sitting at my new (antique) desk eating dinner on my own …

I am sitting at my new (antique) desk eating dinner on my own as I’ve done all week. Most of the last week has been spent in my bedroom which was a disaster until yesterday, so it feels really nice in here now. I’ve gotten a lot of rest but …

Holiday

11.18.22

Gift Guide: Holiday Cheer

Tis’ the season for holiday cheer. One of my favorite things about the …

Tis’ the season for holiday cheer. One of my favorite things about the holiday season is choosing gifts for people that I know they’ll love. And my other favorite thing is the time leading up to the holidays. Holiday decor, movies, baking, wrapping gifts, plans with friends and general merriment.

Home

11.16.22

Designing A Family Room

When we purchased our new home, our family room needed some work. Unlike …

When we purchased our new home, our family room needed some work. Unlike our last home, this house has a formal living room and a dedicated family room. This is the cozy place where we’ll watch movies, and where the kids will play. Family room spaces are the best, and …

Family

11.15.22

Disneyland vs Disney World and Our Experience at Disneyland

We just returned from a 3 day trip to Disneyland and California Adventure …

We just returned from a 3 day trip to Disneyland and California Adventure in Anaheim, California. Truthfully, I was never in between Disneyland vs Disney World – it was always California for us. I want to share our experience at the Magic Kingdom with our 2 and 3 year-old, what …

Family

11.14.22

We’re Having a Third Baby

Well, the news is out. We’re having a third baby. I hit the …

Well, the news is out. We’re having a third baby. I hit the point where I couldn’t really hide it, and it was easier to just share the news with you. I’m not sure what it is this time around. Maybe it’s because I’m older, but I haven’t felt ready …

Holiday

11.05.22

How to Hang Garland Around Your Front Door

I just love the holiday season, and there really is no place like …

I just love the holiday season, and there really is no place like home for the holidays. I love decorating our home – there’s nothing more fun than putting up your Christmas tree or sitting by the fireplace after it’s been decorated. The glow of warm white lights, smell of …

Life Lately

11.05.22

Weekend Reading: 10 Things On My Mind

We’re heading to California tomorrow! If you’ve been reading my blog, you know …

We’re heading to California tomorrow! If you’ve been reading my blog, you know that I’m from LA, and I haven’t been since right before the pandemic started. I can’t believe our trip is finally here! That we’re able to travel. That we’re taking our girls to Disneyland! No, it’s not the …

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 …

Baby and Kids

11.03.22

5 Ways to Create an Easier Bedtime for Your Preschooler

Are you met with resistance when it comes to bedtime with your preschooler? …

Are you met with resistance when it comes to bedtime with your preschooler? Does your child pull out all of the excuses when it comes to getting ready for sleep? As a parent, this can become exhausting, especially at a time when you know your little one is tired and …

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

11.02.22

Gift Guide: For Men

After in-laws, men seem to be the toughest group to shop for. My …

After in-laws, men seem to be the toughest group to shop for. My husband and I usually choose a joint gift or something simple each holiday season, so that makes things a little easier for us. But we agreed to each choose a few small things for each other this …

Style

11.01.22

What I Bought in October

It’s November! And Halloween is (finally) over! I couldn’t have been more ready …

It’s November! And Halloween is (finally) over! I couldn’t have been more ready to take everything down, and got it all put away this morning. The holiday season can officially begin! Although I’ve been posting gift guides for a week or two since I wanted to get everything ordered early.

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.