diy / printables
baby / motherhood
while deeeeep in nesting mode — between organizing arlo’s changing station and diaper bag, i realized i wanted to keep a bottle of sanitizer on me at all times, but they’re always ugly. you know how strongly i feel about pretty packaging so naturally i decided to bottle my own!
while i’m very afraid that i’m totally going to be delivering a human any day now, today i’m just focusing on what my hospital bag essentials are. (i’ve never even spent the night in a hospital before, so i’m really a wimp with all this stuff)
but i’ve read countless lists and we’ve taken labor classes and i think our hospital bag is pretty properly packed — hopefully without too much excess crap we don’t need. we live 5 minutes from the hospital, so i’m not worried about under packing, but we’ll see what we end up using. from what i’ve read, i’m going to focus more on what i can take home with me from the hospital versus bringing enough for a week (the mesh underwear, diapers, peribottle…) Read More
father's day / gift guide
i loooove a little pop of greenery in a bathroom, as soon as the renovation was done i realized what a huge visual difference a plant in the corner would make when you walk by. i looked online for a cute planter but ultimately realized i could make something in a few minutes that would be better and cheaper and i totally did! Read More
interiors / roundup
as you know, father’s day is this weekend! and you probably forgot to get him something nice right? so i got you covered — everything on this list is amazon prime and will make it in time. (i think i rely on prime too much now…) Read More
tips / yada yada
since redoing the bathroom and furnishing the nursery, i’ve been on the hunt for cute and affordable little end tables or stools and realized i can never not think of a spot i need one for. it’s a legit problem. i wanted one for next to the bathtub, but also just decided i need one for next to the rocker in the nursery and how do i not have one next to the sofa?! so i obsessed for a bit and found lots of cute options, all under $150! Read More
beauty / diy
with my maternity leave underway and just doing less day to day in general till the babe arrives, i’ve been twiddling my thumbs a little looking for activities that don’t require a lot of energy. gid would be too jealous for me to binge watch a “good” show without him, so that’s kind of out as well. i’m totally one of those people who loves doing nothing, but gets very antsy doing nothing real fast — so i’ve been looking to do some creative things with my free time, and i discovered that skillshare is kind of perfect for that.
baby / motherhood / roundup
with bridal shower and baby shower season here and with my sister in law’s coming up later this summer, i’ve been brainstorming inexpensive DIY favor ideas that are easy to make in big batches. i teamed up with paper mart, who makes a huge variety of packaging for favors and parties for this very easy and suuuper cute favor idea. these are so easy, you can literally make a dozen of these at a time in a couple of minutes! Read More
while i’m not deeming myself an expert since i have zero babies so far, i have done a lot of research on things i’d need and wouldn’t need, and while this list might not be the most minimal, i did try to keep our registry concise, and also as attractive as possible. i know in the long run, we won’t be able to keep everything baby related aesthetically pleasing, but at this point i can try.
starting your registry from scratch seems so overwhelming, because i too had no idea where to start — so looking at other peoples essentials and talking to moms made it a lot easier. if you’re in the same boat and having trouble even trying to begin working on your registry, hopefully this cohesive list will help. Read More