DIY zig zag coat rack


super into this project! i really wanted to put a coat rack near the door in the nursery for carriers and stuff, and something that looked special too. i’ve seen a few variations of zig zag shelves lately and was loving them, so stoked on how this turned out!

it also may look challenging or hard, but it was really just tedious and a little time consuming more than anything else!

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DIY upcycled plant hangers


i don’t know if this is normal, but every time i finish a product, i take a minute to decide whether or not to recycle or to keep for some repurposing — we keep empty jelly jars for watercoloring, empty tea tree pad containers for corralling nails and screws, and when i buy really pretty fancy hand soap, i just reuse the bottle forever and refill with new soap.

i am way into repurposing, so today i partnered with aveeno® to share a fun tutorial for earth day, making these simple hanging planters that can brighten up any boring corner. Read More


new mexico


we had such a good time in new mexico for our babymoon! we had been trying to come up with a place that was a short flight away from LA and zika free, and on a whim chose new mexico without knowing much about it whatsoever. i’m really glad we went. i looooved our trip!  Read More

baby / diy

DIY modern baby rattle


ok here it is! the first baby DIY. i loooove all the simple wooden toys that are available for babies, but they’re pretty pricey, so when i saw a simple wood rattle i realized i could make a bunch at once (perfect baby shower gift too)!

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happy weekend


happy friday! i took a second glucose test this week (the three hour one…) and passed, so i am v excited about eating all the bad things to celebrate this weekend. we also have an 8 hour newborn class at the hospital where i guess we’re gonna learn how to do things to a baby or whatever. and we’re cleaning up our backyard after a very rainy winter messed up real good. how are you?

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la / travel

port of la waterfront


this is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of LA Waterfront.
all opinions are 100% mine.

last week gid and i ventured out to san pedro for an afternoon to the LA waterfront for a late lunch. i’ve never been there before and wasn’t really sure what to expect — and it was not what i expected! it’s super packed full of people eating, drinking, doing karaoke.

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interiors / our house

our guest bathroom : the plan


WTF?! yes! i really, reeeaally wanted to have one nice bathroom before arlo gets here, and i figured it should be while i’m also earning an income. we debated which bathroom to renovate because we don’t like either of them, but ultimately decided the guest bathroom was the priority because it’s the one everyone sees and it’s the one we’ll be using for bathing him. Read More

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happy weekend


happy friday! it was kind of hard getting back into the swing of things after our week away — i’m still getting used to being home and getting my inbox under control. i’ve also been slowly fixing up the studio because i realized if i don’t do it now, i might not do it for a veeeery long time. hoping i can get everything organized and cute and i’ll finally share the reveal with you soon. we’re doing some errands this weekend and seeing family and its supposed to rain so i will do nothing if it does. have a good one!  Read More