DIY Holiday Ornaments for Your Tree, Stockings, Gifts, or Wreath

Where will you put your DIY ornament? This simple and addicting craft is a great accent for your stockings, gift bags, tree, wreaths, and more! … More DIY Holiday Ornaments for Your Tree, Stockings, Gifts, or Wreath

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!

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 “I 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.” 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 | 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

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

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

COOK  |  creamy spinach spaghetti with roasted tomatoes

 It’s not every day that I stick to a recipe, and it’s not every day that my version actually looks like the Pinterest picture. Also, one. pound. of. spinach!!! 🌱🌱🌱💪🏼  //  #eatclean #sodelicious creamy spinach spaghetti with roasted tomatoes > eats well with others RECIPE + these aidell’s chicken meatballs  Decadent, fresh, and filling. Add it … More COOK  |  creamy spinach spaghetti with roasted tomatoes

COOK  |  Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage & Eggs

  Gotta love it when your leftovers were even better than the first go round! A wonderful way to greet this cooler fall weather – sweet potato hash with sausage and eggs. Make it this weekend!  //  chopping these + browning sausage with herbs de provence + roasting garlic rosemary sweet potatoes 🍴 the best … More COOK  |  Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage & Eggs

DESIGN | Hygge & West Daydream Nursery Inspiration

After finding out that we were expecting our first baby, I couldn’t wait to begin putting together the nursery! I wanted to wait an appropriate amount of time before making final decisions and purchasing items, so I bided my excitement with room mood boards and pinterest boards. While neither of these designspiration boards {did I … More DESIGN | Hygge & West Daydream Nursery Inspiration

COOK | Pasta with Peas, Basil, and Broccoli 

a reallyyyy really green version of broccoli, shells and cheese 🌱🌱🌱 // #onepotpasta #quinoanoodles Pasta with Peas, Basil, and Broccoli > adapted from this Martha Stewart RECIPE but… I subbed snap peas for frozen peas and spinach for broccoli. I would suggest adding in more aromatics – maybe a diced onion or shallot at the same … More COOK | Pasta with Peas, Basil, and Broccoli