Motherhood

06.02.21

The Unexpected Ways Motherhood Changed Me

Motherhood was going to be different for me. I’d weave my kids into …

Motherhood was going to be different for me. I’d weave my kids into my work, life, and travels, and would just continue my life with a baby in tow. And I wouldn’t be one of those moms who always worried or felt guilty when I wasn’t with my baby. My …

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 …

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 …

Q&A

04.12.21

Q&A: Moving, Babies, Skincare, Preschool, and Work

I’m back with another Q&A and have a whole list of blog posts …

I’m back with another Q&A and have a whole list of blog posts that I want to start working on. Tomorrow will be our sixth day of having help with the girls in over a year, so I’m slowly adjusting to having time to get things done. There’s not much …

Family

04.02.21

How to Find a Nanny

A good nanny will become part of the family. This person is going …

A good nanny will become part of the family. This person is going to be in your home and care for your child (or children). They really are family members – we’re still in touch with both our former nannies and very close with one of them. After more than …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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? …

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 …

My Home

12.19.20

Our Family Room Triptych Gallery Wall

When we moved into our house, we planned on turning the basement into …

When we moved into our house, we planned on turning the basement into a family room and playroom. Since it’s a smaller home (just under 2000 square feet) and only has a living room on the main floor, we wanted place for family movie nights, and spot to hang out …

Baby and Kids

04.06.20

Activities for 18 Month Olds

Like many parents, we found ourselves working from home while caring for our …

Like many parents, we found ourselves working from home while caring for our toddler, and eventually our newborn. 18 month olds are tricky. They’re sweet but require so much attention, and keeping them busy is a challenge. It’s best to have set work times when possible, so we will each …

Baby and Kids

03.19.20

Living Room Storage Ideas for Toys

Now more than ever, parents are looking for ways to keep their little …

Now more than ever, parents are looking for ways to keep their little ones busy and engaged in the comfort of our own homes. Last month, I realized Margot (who is now 20 months) was lacking age-appropriate toys, and she seemed a little bored. I did some research and placed …

Q&A

03.06.20

March Q&A: Our House, My Role at Anecdote, Being Single in my 30s, and Motherhood

I answered a few questions on instagram last night and wanted to elaborate …

I answered a few questions on instagram last night and wanted to elaborate on a few and answer the remaining ones here. Today I’ll be talking about being a working mom, my role at Anecdote, some more house updates, and difficult family dynamics. I’m answering your Questions on home work …

Baby and Kids

02.29.20

Two Nursery Trends I Love

Now that we’ve been in our house almost two years and have a …

Now that we’ve been in our house almost two years and have a second baby on the way, I am determined to get this house finished so we can enjoy our home with our two little girls (!!) for a few years. I recently shared an update on the living …

Q&A

01.01.20

December Q&A: Pregnancy, House Updates, and When We Plan on Moving

I’m answering some of the questions you’ve asked on instagram over the last …

I’m answering some of the questions you’ve asked on instagram over the last few weeks here on my blog. This is something I might do more of in the coming months since there’s only say so much I can squeeze into a few instagram stories. Today I’ll be talking about …

My Home

10.06.19

Black and White Bathroom Decor Ideas

When we bought our house, there were some updates we wanted to make …

When we bought our house, there were some updates we wanted to make so it would feel more like our home. It mostly came down to a lot of paint, lighting, and window treatments, but the bathrooms needed a little work. They were technically “finished” but we love interiors and …

Life Lately

09.13.19

Life Lately: How We Spent Summer 2019

It’s been a minute and I’ve only had 5 posts go up in …

It’s been a minute and I’ve only had 5 posts go up in the last 6 weeks. I have this long list of posts I want to work on and think about what I want to share all the time, but there really is so little time and energy outside …

Health

09.03.19

A Fitness Update and My Review of The Peloton

I haven’t talked much about postpartum fitness and nothing says “make it happen” …

I haven’t talked much about postpartum fitness and nothing says “make it happen” like more than a year going by after having a baby. I want to talk about where I was in my health/fitness journey before, during, and after pregnancy. But first, wherever you are health/fitness-wise, our journeys and …

Life Lately

05.02.19

Life Lately 2019: April

April was a blur and things don’t seem to be slowing down any time …

April was a blur and things don’t seem to be slowing down any time soon, but I’m focusing on how good all the craziness is instead of how it feels like too much at once. Travel, finding a new home for Tuck, home renovations, temporarily moving out of our home, personal …