Holiday

08.17.22

The Halloween Decorations to Buy Before They Sell Out

I am not one of those people who wants summer to end, and …

I am not one of those people who wants summer to end, and it’s way too early to think about black cats and spider webs. But the Halloween shops are live (annoying, I know) and the good stuff is going to sell out. My first year as a mom, I …

Personal

08.15.22

What’s On My Mind This Week: Houseguests and Traveling to Europe

I feel like all my posts as of late have been about how …

I feel like all my posts as of late have been about how we’re in a good little summer groove. We’re living life. It’s just that our lives feel so unbelievably different than they did for the longest time, and I’m really enjoying every moment. I am happier than I …

Style

08.15.22

My Favorite Gluten Free Snacks

Let’s start this one out with a backstory. Years and years ago, my …

Let’s start this one out with a backstory. Years and years ago, my good friend Gina somehow convinced me to try CrossFit. And – pause for shock – I loved it. Not only did I do 4-5 CrossFit workouts a week, but I started following a Paleo diet. Even though …

Personal

08.13.22

Weekend Reading: 7.13.22, Pickleball, Plans, and Links

We’re still really making the most of summer and have been going nonstop.

We’re still really making the most of summer and have been going nonstop. It feels good! Lots of plans with old and new friends, trips to the pool, pickleball, and trying to get the house settled and organized for fall. Here’s a new weekend reading post: recent finds and what …

Organization

08.11.22

The Best Products You Can Buy at The Container Store

I love organization as much as any other virgo, so when we moved …

I love organization as much as any other virgo, so when we moved into our new home, I made quite a few trips to The Container Store. In fact, I went to The Container Store today. Most were online orders with a same-day pickup (curbside is the best, isn’t it?).

Home

08.11.22

Cuisinart Air Fryer Review

I spent at least a year rolling my eyes at everyone and their …

I spent at least a year rolling my eyes at everyone and their air fryers. I didn’t get it, and it sounded so gimmicky. Sure, it’s supposed to be the “healthier” way to warm your food and they say french fries are just so much better in an air fryer.

Holiday

08.08.22

The Kids’ Halloween Pajamas to Buy Before They Sell Out

My four year old loves Halloween more than Christmas. I don’t really get …

My four year old loves Halloween more than Christmas. I don’t really get it, but she’s very into spooky stuff, so Halloween is a big deal at our house. But I love themed pajamas, and Halloween pjs are the official opening to the holiday season. I like to break them …

Style

08.06.22

Weekend Reading: 8.6.22

Life without treatment feels pretty incredible. Margot took her last dose two weeks …

Life without treatment feels pretty incredible. Margot took her last dose two weeks ago, and I’m doing better than I imagined. We’re easing into normalcy – seeing friends, hanging out at the pool and dining out (although that’s always outdoors). And we’re trying to get things done at the house, …

Shopping

08.04.22

The Summer Edit: Blue and White

I know I just posted about Halloween costumes, but I’m still holding on …

I know I just posted about Halloween costumes, but I’m still holding on to summer. It’s not my fault the holidays get introduced so early and we’re forced to buy the good stuff before it’s gone. But long live summer. And blue and white forever. I put together what might …

Family

08.03.22

Halloween Costumes for Kids and Babies

Halloween was never my thing. Then I became a mom and went all …

Halloween was never my thing. Then I became a mom and went all out with decor and costumes for the whole family. Looking for the perfect Halloween costume is so much fun – and making magic for your kids is always a good idea. It’s so fun to dress up …

Personal

08.02.22

Margot’s End of Treatment Celebration

After spending more than half her life in treatment for Leukemia, Margot finally …

After spending more than half her life in treatment for Leukemia, Margot finally rang the bell. No more port, chemo, spinal taps, or steroids. No more late night ER trips and isolating because we’re afraid she’ll get sick. On May 16, 2020, our lives felt like they were over. But …

Tech Backgrounds

08.01.22

August Desktop Backgrounds

I am officially in summer mode, and am taking that maternity leave I …

I am officially in summer mode, and am taking that maternity leave I never got when Kate was born. I had big plans for that summer but they never really happened with the pandemic and Margot getting sick. I’m not OOO, but I am spending less time in front of …

Baby and Kids

07.31.22

Kids’ Outfits for Disney

We’re surprising our kids (ages 2 and 4) with a Disney trip in …

We’re surprising our kids (ages 2 and 4) with a Disney trip in a few months! I’m from Los Angeles and grew up going to Disneyland. I’ve actually never been to Walt Disney World, so we’re headed to California! This trip to The Magic Kingdom is going to be the …

Personal

07.29.22

Weekend Reading: The Bell and Recent Finds

What a week. 🌈 If you follow me on instagram, you know that …

What a week. 🌈 If you follow me on instagram, you know that Margot rang the bell marking the end of treatment. I didn’t know what to expect, but it ended up being one of the most meaningful moments of my life. Over half of my time as a mom …

Entertaining

07.29.22

Pink Dinosaur Birthday Party

The girls’ pink dinosaur birthday party was a hit! Everyone had fun, and …

The girls’ pink dinosaur birthday party was a hit! Everyone had fun, and we were so happy to gather with our favorite people in our new home after not being able to do so for years. It was one of those days where nothing went right but in the end, …

Shopping

07.27.22

Recent Purchases: What I Bought (and Loved) In July

We moved into our new home just over two weeks ago, so I …

We moved into our new home just over two weeks ago, so I made a lot of purchases this month. I’m sharing what I bought this month. There were some moving essentials, a few fun things for the girls, and I got a couple things for myself, too.  Tank (in …

Recipes

07.26.22

A Simple Summer Peach and Burrata Salad

I know this is barely a recipe but I ordered a berry and …

I know this is barely a recipe but I ordered a berry and burrata salad at Sweetgreen last week and forgot how simple and satisfying fruit and cheese can be. We made our own simple summer peach and burrata salad this week and had to share it. I almost didn’t …

Reviews

07.26.22

My Review of the Veja Esplar Sneakers

When photos of Meghan Markle in Vejas made their way through the internet, …

When photos of Meghan Markle in Vejas made their way through the internet, the brand’s instagram was overwhelmed and “broke down.” Veja not only went on to become the no. 1 brand on instagram in 2018, but it’s stayed one of the top shoe brands since. And for good reason.

Personal

07.25.22

What’s On My Mind This Week: End of Treatment

What a week! Margot took her last dose of chemo on Saturday morning.

What a week! Margot took her last dose of chemo on Saturday morning. We were finally able to have a birthday party for the girls since her fever protocol ended the following day. I had one planned before her port removal but was too nervous about c*vid or a possible …

Living

07.21.22

The Best Trader Joe’s Snacks for Kids

Trader Joe’s one of everyone’s favorite grocery stores for a reason. Get your …

Trader Joe’s one of everyone’s favorite grocery stores for a reason. Get your groceries, florals, everything you’ll ever need for a cheese board, budget-friendly wine, and the best snacks for kids. Fresh fruit and veggies are my preferred snack options but it’s not always possible to have them on hand, …

Personal

07.17.22

Weekend Reading: 7.17.22

I never want to move again. Ever. I couldn’t be happier that we …

I never want to move again. Ever. I couldn’t be happier that we moved, but the packing, moving, unpacking, and making a house a home process is so much work. We’ve made some serious progress and there’s still so much to do. I feel eternally behind and checked out on …