vanessas bedroom — after


yay! i e-designed a space! in case you missed the before yesterday, i virtually designed my friend vanessa’s bedroom via email, text and facetime. and i am so happy with how much better it looks. i’m now helping her with her new studio space too!

now let’s remember the before… Read More


vanessas bedroom — before


for years and years i’ve wanted to introduce other spaces besides only my own on here but never have — but finally doing it today! my friend vanessa told me she was struggling with making her bedroom cute and asked me to help out. i thought it would be super fun to design her room virtually (because she lives in san diego), so we did everything via email and text and i’m so happy with how it turned out. Read More

interiors / roundup

h&m home faves


it’s been a bit since i did an h&m roundup and they just always have so many cute things i feel the need to share! i have the app on my phone and check in sporadically to see the new home arrivals — it’s a v dangerous hobby.  Read More

interiors / pretty everything / roundup

25 faux plants that actually look good


i know faux plants are frowned upon, like duh how could they not be. but at the same time, in my 33 years of life i have probably killed 3,333 plants. and it’s soooo relieving to have some faux ones we don’t have to worry about. (the wandering gypsy above)

our great room is unfortunately pretty dark, we have a giant tree in our front yard which keeps our house cool but keeps the light out too. so it has made it really hard to have trees and plants in here sadly. we’ve tried different types, different areas, but nothing has worked for us and we’ve lost quite a few — so in the last year i’ve decided to invest in more faux and never looked back. it’s so nice not having to replace them! i also love that arlo can mess with the ones that are in unbreakable pots like the one above and i don’t have to worry about it. so i went and rounded up my favorites for you.

ps we do still have real ones scattered around, but only in the spots that get way more light than our living/entry/dining room. Read More

movies / printables

printable 2019 oscar ballots


i actually forgot i was even responsible for making oscar ballots for you guys until i got lots of DM asking — i have been passionately un-passionate about the movies this year. i feel like even the academy is like UGH maybe next year will be cool for movies!

but anyway, as it is the time for my annual oscar movie rant/review, and i do sort of enjoy binging on oscar movies a few weeks prior so it’s a little bit more fun to watch the actual oscars, here is what i saw :  Read More

graphic design

baby on board — car magnet!


so excited to share that i’ve updated the baby on board sticker, and it now comes in magnet form. honestly i didn’t even know car magnets were a thing until i got a ton of requests for one! it sticks on a car instantly and can be removed instantly as well! i’m so so happy with how they turned out. hope you like ’em too!

click here to buy 


super simple chilaquiles (aka CHILL-aquiles)


stupid name i know, but how could i not!? i get asked a lot about the simple recipes i share on instagram stories so i thought i would try to start sharing them more often like i used to!

i wasn’t planning on making this one a post, obviously– because i took one photo of it, but i thought i might as well post it because otherwise i’ll talk about doing it in the next few weeks and that’ll turn into months and then i’ll forget. so one photo it is!

we looove (verde) chilaquiles, i mean i order it anytime it’s on a menu anywhere basically, but as you probably know i’m not one for doing anything too ambitious, so the concept of making my own tomatillo salsa from actual tomatillos that you would buy and then put in a food processor is just not really ever going to happen. or if it does, i’ll do it once and talk about how i did it that one time and it was time consuming af. but this method is so simple you could basically do it every weekend! it takes like 20 mins! a few months ago i just whipped this up randomly and we loved it so much i’ve made it a few times since.  Read More

baby / tips

arlo’s bedtime routine (at 18 months)


this post is in partnership with soraa home

we get asked about all our routines with arlo a lot, so i’m always happy to have a reason to share! we’ve moved arlos bedtime around quite a bit, always trying to figure out what works best for us. he’s gone to sleep as early as 7 and as late as 9, right now we are aiming for 730-745, and his nap is usually around 1:45.

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