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 …

Personal

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 …

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 …

Baby and Kids

07.05.22

The Best Apps for Toddlers and Little Kids (Ages 2-5)

Whether you love it or hate it, screen time is sort of inevitable …

Whether you love it or hate it, screen time is sort of inevitable when you have children. Toddlers and preschoolers have short attention spans, but just like good toys, the right app will keep them engaged, while combining learning and fun. Most of our favorite apps combine both learning and …

Tech Backgrounds

07.03.22

July Desktop Backgrounds

I had this plan to slow down this summer. To work a little …

I had this plan to slow down this summer. To work a little less, get outside more, and to make up for what we missed the last two summers. In a former life, I would have worked full-time, so stressed out, feeling like I couldn’t sign off while trying to …

Style

07.03.22

Weekend Reading: 7.3.22

I have a lot on my mind right now but don’t feel like …

I have a lot on my mind right now but don’t feel like going too deep, so how about some light weekend reading? I’ll touch on where I’m at but have too much going on to really sit down and dive in. It’s a weird 4th of July weekend – …

Family

06.29.22

The Best Birthday Toys and Gifts for 2 Year Olds

My second baby isn’t a baby anymore. My little girl is two! I’ve …

My second baby isn’t a baby anymore. My little girl is two! I’ve shared the best toys for 2 year olds before, but I’ve learned a lot the last two years. And as a mom of two (and one who’s gone through this stage twice) I want to share some …

Style

06.28.22

Recent Purchases: What I Bought (and Loved) in June

I’ll be sharing house updates separately since it would be a little too …

I’ll be sharing house updates separately since it would be a little too much to blend with my monthly shopping. But we closed on our house a few weeks ago and have been ordering window treatments, furniture, lighting, rugs and fun things like AC units and a furnace. Work has …

Personal

06.26.22

On My Mind This Week: Birthdays, Surgery, and Choosing a Floor Stain

This week is going to be crazy. We’re celebrating Kate’s birthday tomorrow and …

This week is going to be crazy. We’re celebrating Kate’s birthday tomorrow and Margot has surgery (and a week of steroids) later this week. There’s a lot happening at the new house, too. We’re meeting our kitchen designer, wallpaper installer, and I’m working on window treatments with Hunter Douglas. Choosing …