Life Lately

08.03.21

Life Lately: What We’ve Been Up To The Last Month and A Big Change for August

Since my last life lately post, Kate turned one, Margot turned three, and …

Since my last life lately post, Kate turned one, Margot turned three, and my sister visited from California. I’m gearing up for another fall and winter at home, so I’ve been in organization and design mode. We’re making a change to our living room and some bedroom updates, too. I …

Organization

07.13.21

Our Ikea Pax Entry & Coat Closet

I loved our first little house, but the smaller footprint started to feel …

I loved our first little house, but the smaller footprint started to feel smaller as our little family grew. We moved in during the month of May, but come winter, realized that we were missing a real coat closet. The previous owners installed this IKEA system in our entry and …

Entertaining

07.08.21

How to Plan a Moana Themed Birthday

Our girl is three! She has been talking about having a Moana birthday …

Our girl is three! She has been talking about having a Moana birthday for months, so I transformed our house into Motunui on her special day. One of the best parts of being a mom is making your child’s dreams come true, and it felt so special to make some …

Organization

07.05.21

How to Organize a Refrigerator

  I’ve been slowly working my way through our home, organizing every cabinet, …

  I’ve been slowly working my way through our home, organizing every cabinet, closet, and room. The refrigerator is one of those things I’ve wanted to implement one of my “organization systems” for, but I honestly didn’t know where to start. But today, it happened. I needed to return something …

Blogging

06.30.21

The Best Mirrorless Camera for Family Photos and Blogging

Whenever I post photos that were taken with my mirrorless camera, I get …

Whenever I post photos that were taken with my mirrorless camera, I get asked what kind of camera I use. Two years later, you can now visit my blog, search “digital camera” or “mirrorless camera” and this post will show up. You’re welcome and also, sorry it took me over …

Organization

06.29.21

The Best Container Store Bins and Organizers

If you follow me on instagram, you know that my home has been …

If you follow me on instagram, you know that my home has been a work in progress the last few years. I was very pregnant when we moved and life, work, and babies took over. As much as I thrive when things are organized (I’ve always been that way) I …

Life Lately

06.25.21

Life Lately: Recent Finds and Good Things That Happened This Week

In an effort to continue to be a positive space that hopefully inspires …

In an effort to continue to be a positive space that hopefully inspires and brings women together and with how much better things are with this pandemic, I’m bringing back a post that does just that next week! IYKYK. I’m also going to start sharing the good things that happened …

Q&A

06.06.21

Q&A: Life in the Suburbs

   I’m not sure where my days go anymore. After the last year, …

   I’m not sure where my days go anymore. After the last year, that feels like a good thing. We had such a nice weekend – it felt so good to spend so much time outside. It started with Margot’s ballet class in our yard followed by a playdate with …

Q&A

05.20.21

Life Lately & Q&A: Masks, Preschool, Links, and What We’ve Been Up To

Curbside pickups for salads, donuts, and Margot’s favorite chicken from Beatrix, a picnic …

Curbside pickups for salads, donuts, and Margot’s favorite chicken from Beatrix, a picnic in Lincoln Park, and lots of time together. As luck would have it, a rock cracked the windshield of my new car, but whatever – it’s just a car. Something that would have stressed me out a …

Life Lately

05.08.21

Life Lately: A Big Collaboration, Mother’s Day, Treatment, New Toys etc.

It’s Mother’s Day weekend and all I want is to get through Margot’s …

It’s Mother’s Day weekend and all I want is to get through Margot’s Steroids. In the past, Mother’s Day has been a tough day for me because of my very complicated and painful relationship with my own mother. Then I became a mom and with my new role came healing.  …

Life Lately

04.26.21

Life Lately April 2021: House and Patio Updates, and Life Working Part-Time

I feel a little hesitant to say this but things have been feeling …

I feel a little hesitant to say this but things have been feeling really good. The girls are doing well, we’re spending more time outside, the house is a lot more organized, and we’ve even found what feels like a little bit of normalcy for the first time in over …

Blogging

04.20.21

What I Learned When I Took a Break From Influencing and Sponsored Content

An influencer is defined as “a person who has the power to influence many …

An influencer is defined as “a person who has the power to influence many people, as through social media or traditional media.” I’m not sure what it is, but the title of “influencer” can feel a little cringey. Influencing for good is a good thing, but when it refers to influencing …

Organization

04.13.21

Organizing a Small Closet

When we first saw our house, the closets weren’t exactly what I had …

When we first saw our house, the closets weren’t exactly what I had in mind. I thought we’d end up with something a little bigger but loved our house and figured we could make it work, and we did. I’ve come to love my little closet – being able to …

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.

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 …

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 …

Life Lately

01.24.21

Life Lately January 2021: Best. News. Ever.

So you know when you fall out of a routine and want to …

So you know when you fall out of a routine and want to give something a try again but it’s been so long and you’re all “ugh I can’t it’s too much” and you don’t even know what exactly you want to do and how you want to do it? …

Living

01.21.21

Reduce Waste With These Eco-Friendly Products

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been wary of harsh chemicals, …

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been wary of harsh chemicals, and have opted for cleaner, safer products. Since becoming a mom, I’ve thought a lot more about what I want around my girls, and how I want to care for our planet. Last year, I made the …

Organization

01.14.21

The Best Organization Essentials from IKEA

I’ve been on a bit of an organization bender and ordered a few …

I’ve been on a bit of an organization bender and ordered a few things from IKEA for curbside pickup. It was so easy and everything was ready next day. From the basement and junk drawer to the playroom and office, you’ll find IKEA storage solutions throughout our home. You can’t …

Career

01.13.21

Q&A: Leaving The Everygirl & Future Plans

After sharing some big news earlier this week, I wanted to take the …

After sharing some big news earlier this week, I wanted to take the opportunity to answer some of the questions asked about why I’m leaving The Everygirl. It seems like there was some confusion as to why I decided to leave the day-to-day operations and what my plans will be …