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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.

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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! Our party guests had …

The girls’ pink dinosaur birthday party was a hit! Our party guests 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 …

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 …

Home

07.16.22

Furniture and Decor Sources For Our New House

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the furniture and decor sources …

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the furniture and decor sources in our home, so I wanted to put together a post for easy reference. This project is different from anything else I’ve done because I’m going custom with some upholstery and window treatments. It’s felt like a …

Baby and Kids

07.15.22

The Best IKEA Kids Table, Toys, and Furniture

IKEA is one of my favorite sources for organization essentials. It’s where we …

IKEA is one of my favorite sources for organization essentials. It’s where we purchased our cabinets for our budget-friendly laundry room update in our last home (that I never photographed). And you can’t forget our IKEA entry “closet” and toy storage units. It’s always nice when you can find a …

Personal

07.14.22

On My Mind This Week: Party Planning, Moving, and My Hard Thing

We moved into our new house on Monday, and this entire week has …

We moved into our new house on Monday, and this entire week has been a lot. I’m so sore from being on my feet and unpacking for 10+ hours a day. I don’t think I haven’t written a post for almost a week since I went full-time in 2021, but …

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07.10.22

Weekend Reading: 7.10.22

We’re moving into our new house tomorrow, and Margot turned 4 a few …

We’re moving into our new house tomorrow, and Margot turned 4 a few days ago, so I’ve been pretty checked out this week. The house is mostly packed up, but we still have a lot to do, and the new house is beautiful but a bit of a mess. I’m …

Home

07.07.22

Where to Buy Gallery Wall Frames and Art

We took down all the art from our stairway gallery wall last week.

We took down all the art from our stairway gallery wall last week. It’s being packed up and moved to our new house next week. Looking at all our art got me thinking about picture frames and some of my favorite pieces of art. So I thought I’d share some …

Baby and Kids

07.05.22

Margot’s Big Girl Room

My baby turns 4 tomorrow and we’re moving into our new house in …

My baby turns 4 tomorrow and we’re moving into our new house in less than a week. I was determined to get this grand tour up before her 4th birthday, and I did it. Since this won’t be our house next week, it feels like the perfect time to share …