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 …

Baby and Kids

09.24.19

Baby Essentials Checklist for the First Year

Since becoming a mom over a year ago, I’ve received endless questions about …

Since becoming a mom over a year ago, I’ve received endless questions about my most-loved products during my first year of motherhood. My friends keep having babies and instagram makes it so easy to connect with new moms, so I’m always sharing the items we relied on during the first …

Family

08.28.19

Our Basement Playroom Before and After

Now that we’ve been in our house for over a year, it’s time …

Now that we’ve been in our house for over a year, it’s time to start sharing more of it! When we moved into our house, we planned on making the basement a space that felt like an extension of our home, and the part I was most excited about was …

Motherhood

08.11.19

1 Year of Motherhood: Your Questions Answered

Now that Margot is one (she’s already 13 months! – can’t believe it!), …

Now that Margot is one (she’s already 13 months! – can’t believe it!), I wanted to answer some of your questions on my first year of motherhood. The past year was such a blur – so hard but also so magical. I miss how tiny she used to be but …

Entertaining

07.09.19

Margot’s Amalfi Coast 1st Birthday Party

My baby is ONE! I can’t believe it. We honeymooned in the Amalfi …

My baby is ONE! I can’t believe it. We honeymooned in the Amalfi Coast, so as soon as we bought a house with a yard, I knew this had to happen. This party was obviously for us since Margot would have been thrilled with a balloon and a trip to …

Family

07.07.19

How To Spend a Holiday Weekend with A Toddler

Margot’s birthday and the 4th of July are just 2 days apart and …

Margot’s birthday and the 4th of July are just 2 days apart and this was the longest break we’ve had at home since Christmas! It was so nice to have a few days to spend the day together and to celebrate our girl. This stage has been so much fun …

Personal

06.25.19

Life Lately: June 2019

I never got around to writing a life lately post in May and …

I never got around to writing a life lately post in May and have only published 2 blog posts this month, so I could talk about being behind, but the reality is that I needed to slow down, and that’s ok. I’ve said this before, but I love blogging and …

Baby and Kids

05.06.19

Traveling With a Baby Under One Year Old

I’ve flown with Margot twice, when she was 3 and 9 months old, …

I’ve flown with Margot twice, when she was 3 and 9 months old, and that hardly makes me an expert, but I’ve learned a thing or two along the way. After getting quite a few questions about what did and didn’t work for us, I wanted to share some of …

Life Lately

02.15.19

Life Lately 2019: February

Well it’s been a minute (or 10+ days) since I’ve hit publish on …

Well it’s been a minute (or 10+ days) since I’ve hit publish on anything but who’s counting? Last week was a roller coaster (more on that in a minute). I hope that I’ll find it in me to write a post or two this week though! I don’t know how …

Life Lately

01.25.19

Life Lately 2019: January

My last life lately post was published in APRIL 2017. Oops. Here's what …

My last life lately post was published in APRIL 2017. Oops. Here's what I've been up to since then.

Baby and Kids

01.15.19

Baby Shower Checklist: What You Need the First Six Months

I’ve been a mom to Margot for over 6 months now (!!!) and …

I’ve been a mom to Margot for over 6 months now (!!!) and wanted to share the items we use daily, what’s nice to have but not a must, and am leaving off the things I registered for that we didn’t need. Since my friends helped with my registry, I’d …

Holiday

11.30.18

2018 Gift Guide: For the Little Ones

Now that I’ve been at this mom thing for almost 5 months (no, …

Now that I’ve been at this mom thing for almost 5 months (no, I can’t believe it), I have my list of favorite toys, clothes, and gear to make our lives easier. I plan on keeping things really simple at Christmas time – just a few small toys and a …

Home

11.27.18

House Update: Our Living Room

Now that we’ve lived in our home for the better half of a …

Now that we’ve lived in our home for the better half of a year, our living room finally feels like the cozy room I imagined it would be. I wanted to share a few photos of the updates and changes we’ve made that got the room to where it is …

Baby and Kids

10.26.18

How to Travel with a Baby

Traveling with a baby wasn’t at all what I expected. There’s really no …

Traveling with a baby wasn’t at all what I expected. There’s really no way to know what you’re getting into until you experience it. I went into the trip thinking the flight to be the worst part but it was a breeze. I also just assumed she’d sleep at night …

Family

10.11.18

Keeping My Home Clean with a New Baby

There’s always a constant struggle to keep your home clean and tidy, and …

There’s always a constant struggle to keep your home clean and tidy, and that struggle becomes really real when a baby enters the picture. As much as you might not want to admit it, there are days when it feels impossible to stay on top of anything. Answering email, showering, …

Baby and Kids

09.12.18

Newborn Essentials: What I Relied on the First Two Months

Now that Margot is two months old, I feel like I have a …

Now that Margot is two months old, I feel like I have a decent sense of what items a newborn actually needs. I hoped to have a less-is-more philosophy but the stuff piles up. There was a point where I was hesitant to register for a bottle drying rack because …

Motherhood

06.05.18

My Baby Registry List

In case this isn’t super-obvious, I am not an expert on anything baby …

In case this isn’t super-obvious, I am not an expert on anything baby or motherhood and I don’t know what I’ll actually end up using those first few months. But you wanted to know what I registered for and I have lots of friends with babies who helped me put …

Motherhood

04.25.18

Where I Registered for My Baby Shower

I have been getting lots of questions from both readers and friends asking …

I have been getting lots of questions from both readers and friends asking what stores I’m registering at and what some of my favorite things on my registry are so far. Since I am just a few days away from my baby shower and about two months away from the arrival …

Motherhood

01.11.18

Your Pregnancy and Motherhood Questions Answered

I asked what pregnancy and motherhood questions you had for me (if any) …

I asked what pregnancy and motherhood questions you had for me (if any) and...you had a few, so I thought I'd answer the most-asked (and most fun) questions in one place.