Life Lately

03.28.21

Life Lately March 2021: Exciting News for Our Family

This month marked one full year at home and this past weekend brought …

This month marked one full year at home and this past weekend brought a big change for family. It feels like we’re getting so much closer to things finally feeling normal(ish) for us. Margot had a masked playdate outside with our friends boys for the first time in a year.

Home

03.24.21

Creating a European Inspired Outdoor Space

After isolating at home all winter, we’re preparing to make our outdoor space …

After isolating at home all winter, we’re preparing to make our outdoor space an oasis where we’ll spend days and nights this summer. I’ve been pinning gardens and patios and found myself inspired by French gardens. I want to keep things simple and charming and really wish I had a gravel …

Health

03.24.21

Living With Anxiety: Your Questions Answered

It’s not always easy sharing personal stories, especially when mental health is involved.

It’s not always easy sharing personal stories, especially when mental health is involved. Sharing my struggle with anxiety and decision to go on medication was a risk, but I’m so glad I put it all out there. Living with anxiety isn’t easy, but it can be managed. I’ve learned that …

Fashion

03.19.21

Classic Spring Style

It’s that time of year again. I’m getting my closet ready for spring …

It’s that time of year again. I’m getting my closet ready for spring with classic spring style. Nothing fancy – just those classic, spring essentials that I find myself wanting to wear year after year. I was looking at my old spring fashion posts and I definitely have a look, …

Wellness

03.17.21

Knowing When It’s Time to Take Medication for Anxiety

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a worrier. I run …

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a worrier. I run on the anxious side but always found a way to get by, and even found a way to use my anxiety to my advantage. Can’t sleep? Work. Launch a company. Organize the closets. Launch another company. Maybe it …

Style

03.15.21

How I’m Taking Control of My Anxiety

I’ve touched on having some issues with anxiety but haven’t really talked about …

I’ve touched on having some issues with anxiety but haven’t really talked about it. So let’s dive in. Sharing the real stuff is never easy but it’s always cathartic. And it’s these posts that really connect us, isn’t it? The details of my home, what I’m wearing, and the toys …

Baby and Kids

03.12.21

Our Experience with a Baby Helmet

Kate has been wearing her helmet for exactly one month, and I cannot …

Kate has been wearing her helmet for exactly one month, and I cannot believe the progress we’ve seen in such a short time. We noticed a flat spot at around three months. At first, our pediatrician wanted to keep an eye on it and started to see some improvement, so …

Baby and Kids

03.04.21

The Best Etsy Shops for Babies and Kids

The last few years of motherhood, I’ve turned to Etsy for some great …

The last few years of motherhood, I’ve turned to Etsy for some great finds for my girls. From toys to clothes and everything in between, Etsy has become a go-to resource for unique finds for kids. I’m rounding up what I think are the best Etsy shops for babies and …

Shopping

02.28.21

Recent Finds: What I Bought in February

How is it that tomorrow is the first day of March – the …

How is it that tomorrow is the first day of March – the month that marks a full year at home?! February was a blur. So much happened for our little family and the long days sort of flew by. We got outside for the first time in a while …

Baby and Kids

02.25.21

8 Months With Kate

This was supposed to be Kate’s 6 month update that I started when …

This was supposed to be Kate’s 6 month update that I started when she had just turned 7 months. She’ll be 8 months this weekend, so here’s a recap of 8 months with Kate. It’s my first Kate update (sorry, my sweet, second baby) but life is just nonstop with …

Life Lately

02.24.21

Why Our Baby is Wearing a Helmet

Kate's helmet, starting maintenance, oral surgery, our pantry, and a few favorite things.

Kate's helmet, starting maintenance, oral surgery, our pantry, and a few favorite things.

Organization

02.23.21

12 Things That Help Me Feel Like I Have it Together (When I Don’t)

Disclaimer: I do not have my sh*t together. Instagram shows you glimpses – …

Disclaimer: I do not have my sh*t together. Instagram shows you glimpses – usually the good ones – but most of my days are unstructured and all over the place. When I was working full-time, I almost always felt like I was scrambling. I was never the get up at …

Baby and Kids

02.21.21

Easter Gifts for Babies and Toddlers

It’s only February, but one of my favorite Easter baskets and the pajamas …

It’s only February, but one of my favorite Easter baskets and the pajamas I bought the girls already sold out. Before everything else disappears, I wanted to round up some of the cutest Easter gifts I’ve found for babies and toddlers. The girls both have the basket with scalloped liner,  …

Baby and Kids

02.19.21

Homemade Playdough Recipe Sensory Kit

You’re probably seen those sensory clay kits selling for $40. At first, I …

You’re probably seen those sensory clay kits selling for $40. At first, I thought the price was a little crazy (and it is given the value of what’s inside) but I bought one and Margot loved it. Then I bought a few more. These kits kept her engaged and busy …

Baby and Kids

02.18.21

Parisian Wallpaper and Playroom Decor

Our basement playroom saw a lot of changes since we bought our home …

Our basement playroom saw a lot of changes since we bought our home a few years ago. We painted, added vinyl flooring over the old tile, and added a stair railing and a runner. It was a much better, brighter, cleaner space for a playroom, but needed some whimsey. So …

Home

02.16.21

Stair Runners: The Best Rugs to Choose for Your Stairs

Once our basement floors were installed, making the stairs safer was priority. We …

Once our basement floors were installed, making the stairs safer was priority. We knew we needed traction and some padding for our growing family. Safety first, right? If you’re handy, you could definitely install this yourself. We would have tried but our contractor was already working on our house, so …

Baby and Kids

02.15.21

The Best Toys for Toddlers

There are so many changes from 1 to 2, and your toddler will …

There are so many changes from 1 to 2, and your toddler will be almost unrecognizable a year after that. When it comes to toys for toddlers, there are the toys they play with regularly. The ones that keep them busy and engaged. Then there are the ones that are …

Home

02.14.21

Designing Our Narrow Pantry Shelving

We’ve been isolating at home for almost an entire year. I like an organized …

We’ve been isolating at home for almost an entire year. I like an organized home when things are normal, so since we’re always home, it’s something that impacts my life every day. It all started with some IKEA bins and took off from there. Purging closets, drawer dividers, toy bags, craft …

Recipes

02.14.21

Roast Chicken Recipe: How to Roast the Perfect Chicken

This recipe has been a go-to for us throughout fall and winter, and …

This recipe has been a go-to for us throughout fall and winter, and it’s perfect for those nights when you don’t feel like cooking. There’s very little prep involved, but you’ll want to plan ahead to allow enough time for seasoning and cooking. Until last year year, I was always …

Home

02.08.21

How to Choose a Vintage Rug

Buddy had an accident on our beautiful sisal rug which was a little …

Buddy had an accident on our beautiful sisal rug which was a little too light for our baby and toddler. I actually ordered our sisal rug one shade darker but this arrived and was so pretty that I kept it. And yes, I see you looking at my white chairs …

Baby and Kids

02.06.21

The Best Budget-Friendly Blackout Shades for Babies and Toddlers

Babies sleep best in a dark room. The darker the room, the better …

Babies sleep best in a dark room. The darker the room, the better the nap, and like all parents, I like a good nap. I turned our home office into a nursery when we had our second, and needed a way to keep the room dark. I finally came up …