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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 …

Wellness

10.24.22

On Turning 40: Getting Older, Motherhood, and Success

I turned 40 last month and spent some time thinking about this milestone …

I turned 40 last month and spent some time thinking about this milestone birthday. And I hate to admit this, but I sort of dreaded the buildup. Then I turned 40 and things mostly continued as normal. Except there’s now this shift – a time of reflection – and I …

Holiday

10.24.22

Gift Guide for Kids: Toys and Gifts Under $25

The best gifts aren’t always the most expensive ones. I’ve put together a …

The best gifts aren’t always the most expensive ones. I’ve put together a list of over 40 gifts for kids and babies, and they’re all under $25! I’ve covered everything from fidget toys and crafts to play food and vehicles. There’s something for every kid on your list. If you’re …

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 …

Holiday

10.18.22

Holiday Outfits for Babies and Toddlers

I really enjoy shopping for my daughters. Kids’ clothes are so fun, and …

I really enjoy shopping for my daughters. Kids’ clothes are so fun, and holiday outfits (and pajamas) are the cutest. There’s something magical about celebrating the holiday season with your kids, and I love Christmas outfits for babies and toddlers. What’s more adorable than tiny plaid pants? Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

Holiday

10.18.22

Festive Holiday Decor

The holiday season is upon us, and I am starting to think about …

The holiday season is upon us, and I am starting to think about gifts and decor. Holiday decorations are one of the best parts of this time of year. November is just a few weeks away, and I like to decorate right around Thanksgiving, so now seems like the time …

Holiday

10.18.22

The Best Family Holiday Pajamas to Shop This Year

  I know it’s only October, but holiday products come out earlier and …

  I know it’s only October, but holiday products come out earlier and earlier each year, so it’s time to get started. LAKE happens to be one of my favorite brands and launched their holiday pajamas this morning, so I thought I’d share my favorites. If you wait too long, …

Living

10.17.22

On My Mind This Week, 10.17.22

I am back from a week in bed with a bad cold (and …

I am back from a week in bed with a bad cold (and sinus infection). It was so strange spending that much time in bed, but I didn’t know what I had for a few days and didn’t want to get my family sick. This morning started with preschool drop-off …

Home

10.13.22

Where to Buy Gallery Wall Frames and Art

When we took down our stairway gallery wall before our move, seeing all …

When we took down our stairway gallery wall before our move, seeing all our art got me thinking about a few things. About the gallery wall hanging process, picture frames, and some of my favorite pieces of art, too. Gallery walls are a good way to fill both a large …

Baby and Kids

10.12.22

The Best Wooden Play Food Toys for Toddlers and Little Kids

My kids love play food sets. From treats to farmer’s market finds (but …

My kids love play food sets. From treats to farmer’s market finds (but it’s mostly about the treats), these are some of their most-played-with toys. They bake, play grocery store, and fills their little baskets with toys, carrying them around the house. We have some great felt and plastic play …

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 …

Recipes

10.09.22

Spooky, No-Bake Halloween Rice Krispie Treats

My three year old loves all things spooky, so a month or so …

My three year old loves all things spooky, so a month or so ago, I bought some candy eyeballs so we could bake a Halloween treat. Our nanny had the day off, so this was it, except I was alone with both girls and needed an easy, no-bake treat, so …

Living

10.07.22

Weekend Reading, 10.7.22

It’s a beautiful, crisp, October Friday and I am finishing up this post …

It’s a beautiful, crisp, October Friday and I am finishing up this post in bed while Conor makes dinner for the girls. We’re celebrating our 5 year wedding anniversary tomorrow night (it’s Sunday). We’ll be spending our actual anniversary at a pumpkin farm. Anything for the kids. Margot has 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 …

Tech Backgrounds

10.02.22

October Tech Backgrounds for Your Phone and Desktop

It’s a new month and I’m back with some October tech backgrounds for …

It’s a new month and I’m back with some October tech backgrounds for your phone and desktop. I’m kind of over making these but love the holidays, so this was fun. i’ll probably make some for Christmas, too. The seasons changing always feels so special to me since that wasn’t …

Style

10.01.22

A Classic Fall Capsule Wardrobe

When it comes to shopping for clothes for a new season, you might …

When it comes to shopping for clothes for a new season, you might find yourself feeling some decision fatigue. When creating a capsule wardrobe, which is how I try to live day-to-day, I tend to stick with neutral colors and versatile pieces that work well together. And choosing timeless pieces …

Childhood Cancer

09.28.22

A New Collaboration for Childhood Cancer Research

I am beyond excited to share what Alice & Wonder called their “most …

I am beyond excited to share what Alice & Wonder called their “most important sweatshirt of the year” with you! The More Than Four collection  benefits childhood cancer research because less than 4% of government funding for cancer goest toward our children. I decided on You Are Magic because all …

Shopping

09.24.22

What I Bought and Loved in September

Another month – a big trip, a new season, and some purchases for …

Another month – a big trip, a new season, and some purchases for our home. I won’t be doing too much shopping for myself since I have lots of sweaters I haven’t really worn in years, and I definitely don’t need another coat. Here’s what I bought and loved this …

Holiday

09.24.22

Family Halloween Costume Ideas

I never thought we’d do costumes for the whole family, but becoming a …

I never thought we’d do costumes for the whole family, but becoming a parent changes you. There’s a 12′ skeleton outside my house, bats all over the entry and fireplace, hanging witch hats, and ghosts. My first Halloween as a mom, I waited until everything was sold out and dressed …