HallSchool : Social Distancing + Learning at Home

It’s social distancing time! Since school is out for the next two weeks+, so I figured I needed to put some framework around our days. Let’s be honest, this is for my mental health first. And the education of my children second. ūüėČ Just general outlines and ideas. We’re not being too serious here. Will … More HallSchool : Social Distancing + Learning at Home

My Loved List : books and podcasts that have changed my life

My personal library is home to some of my favorite friends! …That I haven’t met. {Actually, I’ve met 2! Soon to be 3!} These ladies are my very favorite authors. Their work has changed my life. I hope this running list serves as a resource to you when you’re soul is longing for vulnerable chats and concepts to fall in love with. … More My Loved List : books and podcasts that have changed my life

DIY | An Approachable and Memory-Making Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar

Honestly, a Holiday bucket list is both a necessity and a reason to panic. This year, I’ve worked the memories I want to make and the lessons I want to teach into our advent calendar / Christmas countdown. The prep work will make family opportunities more possible. But also, my expectations are low because, real life. … More DIY | An Approachable and Memory-Making Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar

How I Intentionally Derailed My Morning Productivity to Change My Heart

My everyday process that frees me from feeling like an instant failure and helps me recommit to myself, my worth, my family, my home, and my life each morning. Yeah, it sounds dramatic for what it is… But it works and that’s happy drama for my life! Plus, I hope you make it to the end to see my alternative blog post title. … More How I Intentionally Derailed My Morning Productivity to Change My Heart

HOPES & DREAMS | Gift Guide: Lovely Little + Super Thoughtful Notebooks & Journals

HOPES & DREAMS ¬†| ¬†Gift Guide: Notebooks & Journals Woooo!!!!!! It’s time to shop! As if we needed some sort of seasonal excuse…. amiright?! Well, I am alllll about gift giving and finding meaningful and original gifts is an exciting adventure for me! I’m a pretty basic girl come Fall/Winter, which means I can be … More HOPES & DREAMS | Gift Guide: Lovely Little + Super Thoughtful Notebooks & Journals

COOK ¬†| ¬†Quick-Cooking Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey with Easy Herb Butter

COOK Quick-Cooking Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey with Easy Herb Butter Our friendsgiving tradition has been going strong for six years now. Every year Josh and I handle the turkey, gravy, and rosemary rolls {OMG the rosemary rolls! read more¬†here}. We’ve tried a couple of different seasoning and cooking methods throughout the years. We’ve brined, we’ve super … More COOK ¬†| ¬†Quick-Cooking Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey with Easy Herb Butter

COOK ¬†| ¬†Sweet Potato, Prosciutto and Pear White Pizza

Pizza is for all seasons and all circumstances. Is there anything better than stuffing your face with hot slices while sitting on the couch watching mindless television? I think not. Turns out, when you have a little one that is finessing her food eating skills, dinner on the couch is no longer a thing. But … More COOK ¬†| ¬†Sweet Potato, Prosciutto and Pear White Pizza

LITTLES ¬†| ¬†IKEA Baby & Toddler Favorites: $50 and Under!

LITTLES IKEA Baby & Toddler Favorites budget-friendly, space-saving essentials $50 and UNDER! Baby stuff can cost a fortuneeeeeeee! Luckily, our Sweedish friends aren’t down with that. They’ve infused their simplistic, economical ways into the baby, toddler and kid world and this new-Momma couldn’t be happier. I may work in the high-end designer world, but my … More LITTLES ¬†| ¬†IKEA Baby & Toddler Favorites: $50 and Under!

ÔĽŅLITTLES ¬†| ¬†baby-safe easy DIY fingerpaint

LITTLES ¬†| ¬†baby-safe easy DIY fingerpaint / footpaint baby safe = edible easy = 3 ingredients & no cooking Before we know it Little Miss’ first birthday will be here! I couldn’t do all of the work myself, so little MJ was given the task of invitations. ūüėČ Also… it was a beautiful day and … More ÔĽŅLITTLES ¬†| ¬†baby-safe easy DIY fingerpaint

DESIGN | Macy James’ Neutral Shiplap Nursery

{handmade stuffed animals from an organization that supports women in Nepal – found at the Buckhead Farmer’s Market} DESIGN ¬†| ¬†Macy James’ Neutral Shiplap Nursery {striped crib sheet by aden & anais¬† // ¬†tripod lamp by target} I’m so excited to {finally} share my favorite room in our home – little MJ’s nursery!¬†Little Miss is … More DESIGN | Macy James’ Neutral Shiplap Nursery

DESIGN | dropcloth dreams for a headboard DIY project

DESIGN ¬†| ¬†Dropcloth DIY Headboard ‚ÄúI love the look of the drop-cloth, a beautiful natural color with subtle texture, and the nailheads bring the added style that helps to tie it to the rest of our room.‚ÄĚ Shortly after getting married, Josh and I had the DIY itch to makeover the pieces that we acquired … More DESIGN | dropcloth dreams for a headboard DIY project

LITTLES | Our Top 5 Favorite Baby Toys 6-9 + Months

LITTLES ¬†| ¬†Our Top FIVE Favorite Baby Toys Age 6-9+ Months Gosh this girl is growing fast! She LOVES exploring everything around her – this little one is interested in just about everything: people, pets, cars, food, shoes, everythingggggg and of course… her toys! We are still loving mostly everything from this post and this … More LITTLES | Our Top 5 Favorite Baby Toys 6-9 + Months

LITTLES | Our Top Seven Favorite Baby Toys 3-6+ Months

LITTLES ¬†| ¬†Our Top Seven Favorite Baby Toys Age 3-6+ Months Adding on to our list of baby favorites {see the 0-3 months list here} – here are some of the books and toys that our little girl is loving lately! Baby Mozart Magic Cube Musical Toy The music isn’t that bad! The lights are … More LITTLES | Our Top Seven Favorite Baby Toys 3-6+ Months

LITTLES | Essentials for Starting Solids: Helpful Products for Baby-Led Weaning

At 5 months old, MJ started to join us at the dinner table. She was so interested in watching us eat and it was so fun to have her sit with us! We gave her a baby spoon {our favorites listed below} and she had fun bringing it to her mouth and chewing on it … More LITTLES | Essentials for Starting Solids: Helpful Products for Baby-Led Weaning

HOPES & DREAMS | 4 Best Stranger Friends That Changed My Life

4 Best Stranger Friends That Changed My Life There are countless friends, family members and acquaintances that have shaped and changed my life – and all of them deserve so much praise. They’ve spent time getting to know me and are able to tailor conversations and advice to precise moments in my life. Mmm so … More HOPES & DREAMS | 4 Best Stranger Friends That Changed My Life

DESIGN | Minty Green Master Escape with Target

DESIGN ¬†| ¬†Minty Green Master Escape with Target My friend, Jess,¬†contacted me today looking for some ideas to update her master bedroom. Now, I am not a professional designer, but¬†I love creating a mood board and any excuse to ‘shop’! Before we go any further – how adorable is Jess and her little family?! We … More DESIGN | Minty Green Master Escape with Target

LITTLES | Pregnancy Must Haves: Education

Throughout my pregnancy, I kept a running list of the things that helped make my pregnancy more enjoyable. I’ve tried to really pare it down to the must-haves because of course there were dozens of little tips, tricks, people, and products that helped with each changing week! I’ve categorized the ‘pregnancy must haves’ into three … More LITTLES | Pregnancy Must Haves: Education

COOK ¬†| ¬†Simple Suppers: Ready-Made Pasta + Fresh Asparagus + The Most Delicious and Easy Sauce EVER

I heard ya, “once that baby comes, kiss the cooking goodbye!” But…. I really really really didn’t want to!!! So, thanks to my rockstar husband who lets me semi-disappear into the kitchen, I still manage to crank out a couple of meals each week {for now…}. Yeah, they have gotten much more simple, but nothing … More COOK ¬†| ¬†Simple Suppers: Ready-Made Pasta + Fresh Asparagus + The Most Delicious and Easy Sauce EVER

HOPES & DREAMS ¬†| ¬†Wellness Giveaway with MegaFood

My friends ūüėČ over at MegaFood {the maker of my beloved pre-natal vitamin} are on a mission to make sure we all stay healthy this season. As a new mommy, I can’t argue that! I need more energy than ever before and I simply cannot afford to get sick! In addition to their 5 Tips … More HOPES & DREAMS ¬†| ¬†Wellness Giveaway with MegaFood

LITTLES | Pregnancy Must Haves: Comfort

Throughout my pregnancy, I kept a running list of the things that helped make my pregnancy more enjoyable. I’ve tried to really pare it down to the must-haves because of course there were dozens of little tips, tricks, people, and products that helped with each changing week! I’ve categorized the ‘pregnancy must haves’ into three … More LITTLES | Pregnancy Must Haves: Comfort

COOK | Perfect Roasted & Crispy Brussel Sprouts + The Best Sauce Ever!

This post has been sitting as a draft for 146 days. 146 days is a really long time to hoard my favorite way to prepare Brussel sprouts from you. I’m sorry.  Why bring it out now? Because as I am typing out my *new* favorite way to prepare brussel sprouts {read: time saving for these … More COOK | Perfect Roasted & Crispy Brussel Sprouts + The Best Sauce Ever!

HOPES & DREAMS | Cheers! Bar Cart Essentials for the Holiday Season

At almost 8 months pregnant I can’t exactly sip on a delicious cocktail – but I can dream of the day that I will again! With holiday season right around the corner, it’s time to properly stock your bar cart because it’s about to be the most frequented piece of furniture in the house!¬† FAVORITE … More HOPES & DREAMS | Cheers! Bar Cart Essentials for the Holiday Season

COOK ¬†| ¬†39 Ways to Use Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookie Butter

The fall season hits Trader Joe’s like a ton of bricks – what won’t they flavor with pumpkin spice? Cat food, I’m looking at you. A long time fan of their original cookie butter, or speculoos as the super nerd foodie fans call it {slash people that can read a label…} the pumpkin pie spice … More COOK ¬†| ¬†39 Ways to Use Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookie Butter

COOK  |  Cauliflower Mac & Cheese 

¬†I’ve found it! That pasta dish that is sinfully decadent but doesn’t make you feel toooooo guilty because… it has a vegetable in it! While waiting in line at a store on Friday, I flipped through the current issue of Food & Wine magazine. Side note, is there anything better than flipping through magazines while … More COOK ¬†| ¬†Cauliflower Mac & Cheese¬†

DESIGN | Neutral Nursery Design Inspiration featuring DIY Shiplap

DESIGN ¬†| ¬†Neutral Nursery Design Inspiration Featuring: DIY Shiplap! It’s coming together! Our gender neutral nursery is underway! {Do you know how tired I am¬†of the phrase ‘gender neutral’?!} While we are busy scooping up interesting art pieces, installing shiplap walls, converting rockers, and hanging curtains, I thought I would share the actual inspiration board … More DESIGN | Neutral Nursery Design Inspiration featuring DIY Shiplap