travel

kauai (toddler-friendly) travel guide

01.22.19

we were in love with kauai! we’ve been to hawaii before, but this was our first time on the island and OH MAN — it’s so insanely beautiful. we stayed on the north side of the island, which is what i absolutely recommend, it’s so lush and rainforest-y and amazing. we only saw the south shore briefly but it looked and felt a lot more like the big island, it definitely didn’t have that same appeal for us at least. i was so happy with our location, the trip couldn’t have been better!  Read More

baby / interiors / our house

arlo’s nursery : updates

01.16.19

this post is in partnership with brooklinen

this is a post i have been meaning to write for months, i get questions every single day about the sources for everything in arlo’s room and why we swapped out certain items, so i’m going to answer it all today!

brooklinen now has a whole collection of baby and kid bedding called brooklittles, and i love so many of their pieces — it seemed like the perfect excuse to do an update post.

obviously as most people do, i decorated arlo’s room prior to his arrival so as we spent more and more time in there actually using it once he was here, there were changes i wanted to make. to remind you, here was his nursery before he was born.

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life / printables

new years resolutions printable (+ my personal resolutions)

01.07.19

happy new year!! wow it’s 2019. i meant to post this sooner, but totally got lazy during the holiday break and today is officially our first day back to real life. i am not usually super strict or into resolutions, but this year i have a few on my mind so i wanted to have somewhere to write them down and try to stick to them. i’m much more likely to stick to them if they’re written down (like the bucket list has helped sooo much)  Read More

life

2018 wrap up

12.28.18

i document my life and arlo all day long but sometimes i forget to really share it here. sometimes i even look back on my instagram and regret not posting more baby photos because i was worried about the lack of likes, and i wish i could look back and see more of him now. so maybe that means i should write more personal posts again when i can, because i like having them!! and you guys always told me on the surveys you did too.

anyway, with the year ending, i wanted to take a moment to look back on it.

arlo went from baby to toddler

we sleep trained him back in january and never looked back. 6 months of having him sleep in our room was plenty for me, i loved having our own space back and having him sleep better. he’s done almost everything behind schedule but he went from toothless for almost a year to 8 teeth, bald to becoming a blonde, having a giant roll covered body to basically being skinny UGHHHH. i know that i’ve said how lucky i feel a million times, but arlo is truly so special. his huge personality literally shocks me everyday, and has his whole life. watching him grow up this year and turn into a full fledged toddling kid has been incredible and gut wrenching.  Read More

gift guide

holiday gift guide : stocking stuffers (under $25)

12.14.18

ok one last gift guide, because i couldn’t resist putting together some smaller items under $25 — and they are ALL amazon prime so you don’t have to worry about them arriving in time, yay!

last year i did two stocking stuffer gift guides, for him and for her, but this year… i didn’t feel like it. so it’s mostly unisex! stockings can be so hard because you want them to be nice and fun and thoughtful but you also don’t want to spend a ton, right? i mostly went with useful items this year, i think maybe because i’m a mom lol? hope this helps you!

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gift guide

holiday gift guide : for the entertainer

12.06.18

yes i’m a homebody but i also love to entertain, and even more than actually entertaining i love to collect beautiful items to serve my non existent guests — there are few things more satisfying than laying out all my pretty dishes for a party, i really think even more than actually using them!  Read More