cats

how to introduce a new cat to other cats

08.07.18

THIS POST IS SPONSORED BY comfort zone
ALL THOUGHTS AND OPINION ARE 100% MY OWN

while it feels like we haven’t done everything right with the cats, we did make sure to do a proper introduction of rocky when we adopted her. i have actually been meaning to share our tips for years now, so i’m really glad that my partnership with comfort zone is motivating me to finally do it!

it’s sort of cathartic to write about this now because i was OBSESSED with rocky. she was my baby before arlo, and it’s so funny to remember how close we were back then. we’re still close and i still hold her and sleep next to her, but it’s definitely different. so this is kind of nice for me to write to remember the old days.

cats are so weird. i never had cats before the ones we have, so everything i know about them has been learned over the last few years. i am not an expert, but i do know that nothing is simple with them, so introducing cats to each other is basically a month long process because they are some hiiiiiiigh maintenance creatures. we took a lot of precautions because we really wanted to make sure they all liked each other. Read More

almost makes mixtape / baby

almost makes mixtape ⋅ baby playlist

07.30.18

i have gotten so many requests to make a playlist of arlo’s favorite songs. so i am finally sharing! after many looooong months of listening to raffi exclusively, i thought i would either have to drive off a cliff or get him to like something different. it turns out he loves oldies and seems to like songs that are also pretty fast paced for the most part. some songs grow on him, but some he loves immediately. i think the first time he ever heard barbara ann he immediately started smiling.

i don’t know how he came out so musical, but he really enjoys nothing more than listening to music and dancing and clapping along and playing his instrument toys. i definitely sang a lot while he was in the womb, but i don’t know where this comes from! i love it so much.

the playlist is mostly oldies besides the last two additions (two of his current favorite songs that i felt like i had to include). i might add some songs here and there too. hope your babies love these songs as much as arlo does! Read More

roundup

h&m faves

07.24.18

every new season, i find myself wanting way too many things from h&m home. it’s very dangerous to have the app and check their new arrivals… but i do. frequently. AND I WANT SO MANY THINGS! i’m really a little too obsessed with mustard colored everything at the moment. can you tell? lol — here are some current faves i rounded up…  Read More

cats

our life with three cats

07.18.18

This post is sponsored by Comfort Zone
All thoughts and opinion are 100% my own

i am so excited to announce my partnership with comfort zone, i truly love and swear by their products and have for years! as you guys know, i have many cats and i bring in new furniture pretty often, and we would not be able to have anything nice without comfort zone.

people usually don’t understand what the product is exactly when i explain it to them — they assume it’s some sort of cat nip type of thing. but it’s actually not that at all. comfort zone products mimic a cat’s natural pheromones to send them calming signals and help reduce unwanted behaviors, such as multi-cat tension, general anxiety, urine spraying and destructive scratching. the comfort zone diffuser just plugs into an outlet and is detectable to cats, and it makes them feel like they’re in a safe space.

all three of our cats are kind of stress balls in their own ways… Read More

roundup / style

15 cute beach essentials

07.10.18

since going to the beach for the 4th and seeing that arlo could not only handle it, but he actually even enjoyed himself — i have now declared us beach people for the summer, and proceeded to buy an umbrella and beach chairs immediately. so since i spent hours searching for everything, i figured i’d do a roundup as usual of hip beach essentials because it’s not easy to find! it’s actually so hard to even find beach chairs that aren’t bright blue. here are some of my fave picks…  Read More

baby / entertaining

arlo’s sky themed 1st birthday party

07.02.18

i’ve basically been planning his party since arlo was born, because what else would i do with my time? i have no problem admitting that i went a little overboard on his party, a friend walked in and said it looked like a small wedding lol — but i think a first birthday is the perfect excuse to go overboard if you want to. i love going overboard! who knows how many more chances i’ll get!?

when arlo was teeny tiny, he was always weirdly obsessed with everything cloud related. on his stroller arch, on his exersaucer, if there was a cloud element that was the thing he was most drawn to, always. if you’ve been following on instagram stories for a year, you might remember how he used to stare at that cloud in his bouncer. so i thought a cloud party would be perfect — but then i found that sort of limiting, so i just changed it to sky everything instead haha.

the party was also featured on 100 layer cakelet today!  Read More

baby

arlo : 12 months

06.27.18

i can’t believe he is a year old!! i am sooo emotional about it. it’s so weird how basically overnight you notice they’re so different than they once were. he has grown up so much that i kind of don’t even recognize him sometimes. Read More