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2018 goals


ok guys i swear this will be the last post with 2018 in the title. enough is enough! i’m not really into making big, ambitious resolutions every new year, but instead i do like to take a little time to reflect on achievable things i can do that are usually in the back of my mind. here are some simple enough goals i’m setting for myself. Read More

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2018 reader survey


i looove your feedback in the reader surveys every year, it is SO helpful for me to know what you like and what you don’t, and always really gets me inspired to create lots of content you’ll enjoy.  Read More


2018 modern calendar + planner roundup


hi! you may have been checking in here and noticing i haven’t been around too much, because i am a procrastinator and i notice that every january i really struggle to get my sh*t together, but it always takes me a couple weeks to get back into a groove and then i can focus again.

so for you fellow procrastinators, i wanted to round up my favorite cute agendas and calendars, because while a lot of the good ones are sold out in mid january — there are still loads of cute options for all of you who have been putting it off, yay!  Read More


arlo : 6 months


a few weeks late with the holidays and our trip to hawaii, but i cannot believe my little babe is half a year old! time is flying by and i cried uncontrollably the other day when i got to the page in his baby book that said “happy half birthday little one”.

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2017 wrap up


the end of the year was suuuper busy for me, so i am so excited to sign off and take it easy till 2018. obviously this was a big year for us with arlo coming into the world, so the second half of the year was just all about arlo. Read More

entertaining / holiday / xmas

simple natural holiday table


we normally don’t host anything holiday related because our parents do it all, but this year we’re doing a simple little dinner on christmas eve with family. i’m keeping it v low-key because of the baby, but i’m going to cook a nice, easy dinner and i set a nice, easy table for it.  Read More


DIY stir stick wall hanging


i’ve been really wanting a little wall hanging or something for the empty wall in our new dining nook, and i’ve been thinking i’d make one if i found the time or energy, both are which are v fleeting at the moment — but when esurance wanted to challenge me a second time and show how i could upcycle something to have #madeitmine, i thought it was perfect excuse to find both the time and energy.

i do not think i’m the only one who hoards paint stir sticks, right? i always grab a huge handful every time i paint a room and end up only using one or two. so this wall hanging is so free. it’s just paint sticks and string!
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entertaining / marriage / our house

backyard campfire date night


date nights are few and far between these days, so lately we’ve really been trying to make an effort to make the most of the time we have together, at home. i try to have dinner cooked by the time gid gets home from work, and where the first few months with arlo — we ate separately while one of us watched him, we’ve finally gotten to the point where we can sit down together to eat. it’s so important!

when pine mountain fire logs reached out about trying their extremestart firestarter, i was super excited to actually use our firepit… for the first time ever. i thought sitting in the backyard cozied up with a fire after putting down arlo would be a perfect date night at home!  Read More