Style

06.22.22

The Edit: Summer Style

I’m in home design mode. We’re at the house almost every day – …

I’m in home design mode. We’re at the house almost every day – choosing floor stains, paint colors, and fabrics. We’ve had fun (and have also been a little overwhelmed) with the design process. And as I mentioned, tomorrow marks one week until Margot’s surgery so I’m feeling it. It’s …

Beauty

06.21.22

Nécessaire Body Wash Review. Is it Worth It?

My time in the shower is one of my few quiet, solo moments …

My time in the shower is one of my few quiet, solo moments of the day. When your kids are little, that’s just how it goes. And anything I can do to make that time a little more luxurious and relaxing is…worth it. Chances are that you’ve seen Nécessaire products …

Home

06.20.22

Natural Fiber Rugs: The Best Sisal and Jute Rugs

Jute and sisal rugs are like a great pair of denim. They’re timeless, …

Jute and sisal rugs are like a great pair of denim. They’re timeless, have that perfect, relaxed feeling, can be dressed up or down, and go with pretty much everything. My husband thinks I want our home to look like a beach house. And he’s not entirely wrong – I’m …

Home

06.19.22

New House Q&A

How old is our new house? Are the girls sharing a room? What …

How old is our new house? Are the girls sharing a room? What are our renovation plans? I’m answering all your questions about our new house in today’s post.  New House Q&A   What year was the house built?  Can’t remember the exact year but almost 100 years ago.  What …

Home

06.18.22

Our New Home: Design Updates and Renovation Plans

I love the beauty, history, and details that come with an old home.

I love the beauty, history, and details that come with an old home. They really don’t make them like they used to, so it’s no surprise that we chose an almost 100 year-old home. But old houses also need a lot of updates and work. I’ve gotten a lot of …

Shopping

06.15.22

The Best Amazon Prime Purchases I’ve Made This Year

We’re halfway through the year, so I thought I’d recap some of the …

We’re halfway through the year, so I thought I’d recap some of the best Amazon Prime purchases I’ve made in 2022. Why? Because between work and kids and life, I’m always ordering something on Amazon. Amazon carries millions of products, and we find those hidden gems when our friends (the …

Life Lately

06.15.22

What’s On My Mind This Week: House, Life, and Work Updates

Have you ever found yourself in a season of life where it feels …

Have you ever found yourself in a season of life where it feels like everything is about to change in a big way? Because that’s where I am right now and it has me thinking a lot about what I want this next chapter of my life to look like.

Fashion

06.14.22

Summer Wedding Guest Dresses

After attending approximately zero events in over two years, we were inviting to …

After attending approximately zero events in over two years, we were inviting to a wedding this fall. Aside from the obvious anxiety that comes from reemerging to such a big and “normal” event, I found myself wondering if I even own any dresses to wear to a wedding. Sure, I …

Fashion

06.13.22

Hermès Oran Sandals: Are They Worth It? An Honest Review.

On my first Mother’s Day 3 years ago, my husband and daughter gave …

On my first Mother’s Day 3 years ago, my husband and daughter gave me a pair of Hermés Oran sandals. And I’ve worn them every summer since. Designer shoes can be tough – especially heels which I don’t even bother with – and these are a major splurge. I never …

Organization

06.10.22

Toy Organization: How to Declutter and Store Toys

When you become a parent, slowly but surely, kids’ toys begin to take …

When you become a parent, slowly but surely, kids’ toys begin to take over your home. I don’t want to be dramatic and call it one of the biggest challenges of parenthood but when you have little kids, it can feel like a lot. Pikler climbers, bounce houses (why yes …

Living

06.08.22

How To Quickly and Easily Edit Photos in Lightroom

I once used 6 rolls of film on a field trip to the …

I once used 6 rolls of film on a field trip to the state capital. It was a day-long trip, and I was about 10 years old, so I suppose you could say that I’ve always enjoyed taking photos. I’m not a professional photographer, but love taking photos of my …

Home

06.08.22

How to Design a Living Room

You’re here because you want to design a living room, and chances are …

You’re here because you want to design a living room, and chances are that you’re overwhelmed. It’s hard, especially when the room has multiple functions like ours does. Designing a space that feels warm, functional, and one that has that natural flow isn’t always easy. Our living room completely transformed …

Entertaining

06.08.22

Pink Dinosaur Birthday Party Inspiration

I was sure I’d be planning an Encanto or Toy Story birthday this …

I was sure I’d be planning an Encanto or Toy Story birthday this year. Then my soon-to-be 4 year-old got a dinosaur book. She still loves Toy Story and likes Encanto (which was taken over by Sing 2). But dinosaurs are it. She’s seen the good dinosaur but there’s no …

Fashion

06.07.22

The Best Women’s Pajamas (and My Favorite Nightgown)

Last week, I shared my favorite PJs for kids. So that got me …

Last week, I shared my favorite PJs for kids. So that got me thinking about the best women’s pajamas. When Petite Plume and Minnow came out with a collaboration, I decided to finally give the Petite Plume nightgown a try. And after just one night in my new nightgown, I …

Style

06.06.22

10 Random Thoughts: What’s On My Mind This Week

I started this post at around 9AM but had Kate attached to me …

I started this post at around 9AM but had Kate attached to me and it wasn’t working. My friend Katie asked if I could meet her for lunch and I ran out the door. I’ve officially seen her more the last few days than I have the last year. Then …

Baby and Kids

06.05.22

Little Sleepies Pajamas Review and Coupon Code

I ordered my daughter her first pair of Little Sleepies Pajamas when she …

I ordered my daughter her first pair of Little Sleepies Pajamas when she was just 10 months old.  It took that one pair before we were hooked. That little girl turns 4 next month and wears Little Sleepies bamboo pajamas almost every night. She loves the fun prints (especially all …

Shopping

06.03.22

The Best Father’s Day Gifts for Dad

Summer has unofficially started and somehow, it’s June. How are we halfway through …

Summer has unofficially started and somehow, it’s June. How are we halfway through 2022? And now Father’s Day is somehow just a few weeks away. I don’t have a relationship with my own dad, but I married a man who is an incredible father to our girls, and I love …

Tech Backgrounds

06.03.22

June Desktop Backgrounds

I’m a few days late on this one, but our summer sitter just …

I’m a few days late on this one, but our summer sitter just started yesterday and I spent half the day downtown since we had clinic, so I’m all over the place. And Kate decided that she only wanted to be with me today. So here I am finishing this …

Wellness

06.01.22

My Review of the Fitbit Luxe (Unsponsored)

As women and mothers, it is often the case that our health and …

As women and mothers, it is often the case that our health and wellness come last. Before I had kids, I didn’t make sure I drank enough water and got enough sleep. But when we’re not the best version of ourselves, we don’t function very well. Yet we keep going.

Shopping

05.31.22

Recent Purchases: What I Bought in May

Temps started to warm up and I found myself needing some new summer …

Temps started to warm up and I found myself needing some new summer basics. Then I splurged on a new pair of sandals. I never (ever) spend that much on shoes but got them (in the chestnut color) for my first Mother’s Day and wear them all the time, so …

Personal

05.30.22

Life Update and What’s On My Mind This Week

Over the last week, spending time with my family has been the one …

Over the last week, spending time with my family has been the one thing that feels right. As someone who runs anxious, and as a mom, I’ve been consumed by recent events. It’s impossible not to be. And while it’s been a really heavy week for all of us, things feel …