My Home

05.10.21

The Best Bath Towels

Years and years ago, I remember reading that nice towels were the first …

Years and years ago, I remember reading that nice towels were the first thing Oprah splurged on, and I couldn’t help but think how nice nice towels are. There are few simple pleasures better than getting out of a hot shower and grabbing a soft, cozy bath towel. I think …

Life Lately

05.08.21

Life Lately: A Big Collaboration, Mother’s Day, Treatment, New Toys etc.

It’s Mother’s Day weekend and all I want is to get through Margot’s …

It’s Mother’s Day weekend and all I want is to get through Margot’s Steroids. In the past, Mother’s Day has been a tough day for me because of my very complicated and painful relationship with my own mother. Then I became a mom and with my new role came healing.  …

Motherhood

05.05.21

QA&: The Transition from 1 to 2 Kids

Ten months into being a mom of two, I finally felt like I …

Ten months into being a mom of two, I finally felt like I could properly reflect on what it was like going from one to two kids. I wish I had written something sooner because those newborn days are such a blur, but they go by so quickly and I …

Shopping

05.04.21

Recent Purchases: What I Bought in April

The most popular (or most asked about) purchases of the month were my …

The most popular (or most asked about) purchases of the month were my Peloton “desk” and our backseat organizer. April was a little shopping-heavy since I needed some warm-weather essentials for the girls, snagged some of my most-used beauty items at the Sephora sale, and I prepped for Margot’s upcoming …

Q&A

05.03.21

Q&A: Most-Requested Links, Caring for Boxwoods, Paint, and How I’m Doing

Happy Monday, friends! It’s a rainy day and I’m sitting in bed with …

Happy Monday, friends! It’s a rainy day and I’m sitting in bed with Margot and my laptop. Last week was a big “mom week” – both girls love our nanny but have had a lot of big feelings since there’s been a transition. I barely got any work done minus …

Shopping

04.28.21

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

The #1 most-wanted gift in a recent instagram poll should make sense after …

The #1 most-wanted gift in a recent instagram poll should make sense after the year we’ve all had. Moms want time alone or a staycation.  For those of you looking for a tangible gift for a woman in your life who’s played an important role – mom, aunt, friend etc …

Life Lately

04.26.21

Life Lately April 2021: House and Patio Updates, and Life Working Part-Time

I feel a little hesitant to say this but things have been feeling …

I feel a little hesitant to say this but things have been feeling really good. The girls are doing well, we’re spending more time outside, the house is a lot more organized, and we’ve even found what feels like a little bit of normalcy for the first time in over …

Fashion

04.22.21

Spring Fashion Under $100

It snowed yesterday (sigh) but things are going to warm up again, and …

It snowed yesterday (sigh) but things are going to warm up again, and one day, the warmer temps will stick. It’s coming, along with some rain, and I’m just over here waiting for warm, spring and summer days. I switched out the clothes in my small, seasonal closet so when …

Blogging

04.20.21

What I Learned When I Took a Break From Influencing and Sponsored Content

An influencer is defined as “a person who has the power to influence many …

An influencer is defined as “a person who has the power to influence many people, as through social media or traditional media.” I’m not sure what it is, but the title of “influencer” can feel a little cringey. Influencing for good is a good thing, but when it refers to influencing …

Beauty

04.16.21

The Best Clean Beauty at Sephora

I made the change to clean beauty almost two years ago and there …

I made the change to clean beauty almost two years ago and there was no turning back. I have always preferred cleaner, safer ingredients in my home and eating clean, too. Almost two years ago, I had the realization that I should apply the same thought to what goes on …

Motherhood

04.14.21

Grieving an Early Miscarriage

Over the last few months, as we’ve fallen more and more in love …

Over the last few months, as we’ve fallen more and more in love with Kate, I’ve found myself thinking back to a conversation with a friend shortly after my miscarriage. She had gone through the same loss twice and told me that her son wouldn’t be here had she not …

Family

04.14.21

Volvo XC90 Review and How it Fits Two Car Seats

Hello and welcome to my first and only car review. I should probably …

Hello and welcome to my first and only car review. I should probably lead with the obvious: I am not a car expert and know pretty much nothing about the mechanics of motorized vehicles. I’m also not a car person. As someone who knows nothing about the cars but also …

Baby and Kids

04.13.21

The Best Baby Essentials You Can Buy on Amazon

I’ve been at this mom of two thing for 9.5 months. And I’ve …

I’ve been at this mom of two thing for 9.5 months. And I’ve collectively parented babies under a year for 21 months, so I’ve learned a thing or two. And the baby stuff will get ya. It’s so overwhelming. What do I need for a newborn? What does my newborn …

Organization

04.13.21

Organizing a Small Closet

When we first saw our house, the closets weren’t exactly what I had …

When we first saw our house, the closets weren’t exactly what I had in mind. I thought we’d end up with something a little bigger but loved our house and figured we could make it work, and we did. I’ve come to love my little closet – being able to …

Q&A

04.12.21

Q&A: Moving, Babies, Skincare, Preschool, and Work

I’m back with another Q&A and have a whole list of blog posts …

I’m back with another Q&A and have a whole list of blog posts that I want to start working on. Tomorrow will be our sixth day of having help with the girls in over a year, so I’m slowly adjusting to having time to get things done. There’s not much …