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

graphic design / holiday / tips

how to make your own handwritten holiday card

12.04.18

this post is in partnership with mixbook

here are our holiday cards this year! i know holiday cards can feel corny but i really love sending them out now that we have arlo, and it’s just fun to have a little holiday ritual that involves my relatives we don’t get to see often. i love the tradition of setting up my little assembly line of my cards, envelopes and stamps, and addressing all my envelopes while watching xmas movies.  Read More

baby / entertaining / holiday

a modern “cool kids” holiday table

11.30.18

this post is sponsored by bed bath & beyond

i am a little too excited about this! technically arlo is still a little young to be off on his own, but looking over at the little kids at their own table is one of the most adorable things in the world ever. today i am partnering with bed bath & beyond to share some tips for how to setup a kids table that looks cool enough for grownups to sit there!

you guys remember on broad city how abby was a bb&b aficionado? that’s me. i have a drawer full of coupons and i’m there every couple months to exchange my soda stream carbonators. i know the store can seem so massive and overwhelming, but it’s actually organized in a way that makes shopping really easy since the sections are all categorized. it’s def a one stop shop for holiday entertaining, i think a lot of people assume they just sell roasting pans and towels but they so many have gorgeous things i honestly struggled narrowing down what to use for the table.

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baby / gift guide

holiday gift guide : littles

11.28.18

i feel like i’m slacking already on gift guides, but here is the first one! i get asked for baby and kid gift ideas the most so i thought i’d start here :) here are some things arlo loves and some things i really want to get him!  Read More

business / tips

how to make your own instagram links in bio page

11.27.18

recently i realized it would be so helpful to have more links on my instagram bio, because i honestly spend way too big a portion of everyday referring people to shop my baby faves, shop my house, etc and it would be so much easier for me to have them all there — so i started looking into linktree and all of the alternatives and realized not only in order to customize them it would be $5 a month, but that it also basically takes the traffic away from your site which really seemed like a bummer. and not at all worth it.

since you do only get to have one link in your bio, it can be really limiting! i have lots of links to share! so i am so excited about having this now. it’s also easy enough that i can add temporary links or swap them out whenever i feel like it.

i am SO not wordpress or HTML savvy or anything like that, but i was able to make my own alternative in 10 minutes and it looks cute too! so i thought i would share how to do it in case you wanted to make one. the instructions are basically just to download this plugin, but hey if i can help one person then, like i’ve done my job.

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holiday / printables / thanksgiving

simple printable thankful card

11.19.18

i really dropped the ball on designing a thanksgiving printable this year, but it’s not too late! i made it a super simple one this year, neutral enough to look good on any table setting and a fun way to get everyone around the table to take a moment to think about what they’re grateful for. we love doing these in our family. PS — that’s actually how we announced we were pregnant in case you didn’t know! (definitely watch the video of my moms reaction at the end of the post — it is so so good)

if you wanted to use them as place cards as well, you could also write your guests names on the back!

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