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01.19.22

How to Organize a Narrow Staircase Pantry

It was almost one year ago that I shared our plans to convert …

It was almost one year ago that I shared our plans to convert an “extra” staircase into a pantry. Our home had two staircases off our kitchen (less than 10 feet apart) that lead to the same space: our basement.  Since we didn’t need two points of access to the …

Shopping

01.18.22

My Favorite Amazon Purchases

My Favorite Amazon Purchases I love supporting small shops for our home and …

My Favorite Amazon Purchases I love supporting small shops for our home and closets, and for most of my clean beauty essentials, too. But since becoming a mom, I have really relied on Amazon for our family essentials. This has only increased over the last few years because we’ve been …

Style

01.06.22

A Day in the Life: Working From Home With Toddlers (During Winter and Isolation)

For the last year or so, I’ve received countless requests for a daily …

For the last year or so, I’ve received countless requests for a daily schedule but most days, we’re just trying to get by. The honest truth is that we don’t have a ton of structure beyond meals and Kate’s naps. Margot spends most of the winter in pajamas and it’s …

Q&A

12.30.21

December Q&A: NYE Plans, Anxiety, Isolation, and a LOT of Links

December Q&A: NYE Plans, Anxiety, Isolation, and a LOT of Links How do …

December Q&A: NYE Plans, Anxiety, Isolation, and a LOT of Links How do I cope with pandemic anxiety with my one year old? I feel like I’m going crazy.  First, know that you are not alone. I don’t know all the details in terms of what you are feeling but …

Shopping

12.30.21

Recent Purchases: What I Bought in December

Recent Purchases: What I Bought in December Recent Purchases: What I Bought in …

Recent Purchases: What I Bought in December Recent Purchases: What I Bought in December Here’s what I bought this month: Pullover Sweatshirt When I don't actually want to get dressed but want to look put together. I know I'm going to live in this all winter, so I bought it …

Holiday

12.13.21

Our Home (Tour) For the Holidays

There’s really no place like home for the holidays. I’ve always loved the …

There’s really no place like home for the holidays. I’ve always loved the magic of Christmas, but it feels more meaningful than ever this year. My girls are healthy, happy, and most important, home. Getting to be together, and making our home feel cozy and festive for the girls – …

Baby and Kids

12.03.21

Toys That are Safe for Toddler Siblings

At around 2.5, Margot got very into “tiny toys” – mainly her mouse …

At around 2.5, Margot got very into “tiny toys” – mainly her mouse house accessories and sensory clay kits. She is allowed to play with them while Kate naps and we always keep a close eye on her because you just never know. Right before Kate started crawling, I went …

Personal

11.21.21

10 Things: What’s On My Mind This Week 11.21.21

My friends Kelly and Jess have been doing these “10 things” posts for …

My friends Kelly and Jess have been doing these “10 things” posts for a while and Kelly suggested that I give it a go, too. Most of the time, my thoughts are not cohesive (are yours?). Between life, work, kids, the house, etc. there’s always a lot going on. This …

Baby and Kids

11.11.21

How to Purge and Organize Toys

I’m always surprised at the content that resonates, and today, I’m going to …

I’m always surprised at the content that resonates, and today, I’m going to talk about how to purge and organize toys. I hope this helps some of you learn more about the toys that are worth investing in. All kids are different – they play differently and will each have …

Baby and Kids

10.04.21

Babyproofing: How We Made Our Home Safe for our Baby and Toddler

I knew I’d want to make our home safe for our children. But …

I knew I’d want to make our home safe for our children. But I also though I’d teach my young children to avoid the stairs when they were little and waited a while to install baby gates. That did not last long and eventually, the stairs were gated, but I …

Baby and Kids

09.23.21

Kate’s Neutral Nursery Tour

Kate will be fifteen months this week, so it’s about time I shared …

Kate will be fifteen months this week, so it’s about time I shared her nursery with you. 😉  This room, which was my former office, is (this might shock you) more neutral than I wanted it to be, but after adding some molding and art, I’m happy with how it …

Organization

09.21.21

The Clean House Checklist: Habits to Keep Your Home Clean

My home was always clean before I had kids. It took some time …

My home was always clean before I had kids. It took some time (almost three years) to get into a groove that had me feeling like my home is clean more than it’s not. That’s not to say that my home is always clean. Toys are scattered and stuff piles …

Life Lately

09.10.21

Life Lately: How We Spent August, Fundraising, and House Updates

We had a fun and slow (but nonstop) August and early September. That’s …

We had a fun and slow (but nonstop) August and early September. That’s life with a 1 and 3 year old. Lots of time with the girls since our nanny was off, a little fundraising, and shocker – some organizing and house updates. Here’s what we’ve been up to the …

Auction

08.31.21

2021 Auctions for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Hi, Friends. First, let me start off by saying a heartfelt thank you …

Hi, Friends. First, let me start off by saying a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has shared our story, donated to help our cause (every dollar counts), and to the wonderful brands for their support. I’m so excited and honored to hold these Auctions for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Q&A

08.29.21

Q&A: Life-Changing Stain Remover, Patio Update, When it Got Easier with Two Kids, and Link Requests

I’m back with another Q&A. Talking about my life changing stain remover, motherhood, …

I’m back with another Q&A. Talking about my life changing stain remover, motherhood, our home, a patio update, and lots of link requests. Let’s get to it. Life-Changing Stain Remover and a Patio Update Can you please share your stain remover again? Of course! Here it is. If you purchase …

Baby and Kids

08.20.21

Our Kids Art Table and Wall Storage

In preparation for at-home preschool and another winter at home, I wanted to …

In preparation for at-home preschool and another winter at home, I wanted to wanted to make our art table a little more fun. What was once a plain wall is now a place that inspires creativity and learning. A fun and functional craft area that houses books, art supplies, and …

Home

07.30.21

How To Warm Up A White Bedroom

Our bedroom is one of those rooms that’s felt sort of finished but …

Our bedroom is one of those rooms that’s felt sort of finished but not done. It’s fine enough but a bit sterile and incomplete. We spend so much of our time (you know, all of it) at home and are gearing up for another cold, isolated winter. Given those circumstances, …

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 …

Q&A

07.09.21

July Q&A: Relationships, Clean Beauty, Life, and Motherhood

Time for a July Q&A. Sharing requested links and answering your questions about …

Time for a July Q&A. Sharing requested links and answering your questions about relationships, clean beauty, life, and and motherhood. July Q&A: Relationships, Clean Beauty, Life, and Motherhood How are you doing? Thank you to everyone who asked a version of this question. Every month seems to feel better at …

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 …

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 …