father's day / gift guide
father’s day is next weekend — and i too always struggle with gifts for all the men in my life. as easy as it would be to just get them a dopp kit over and over and over, guys don’t seem to have the same appreciation for “just” pretty things, it seems like they need to be functional too. psh.
01. gid wears his pool slides to go outside daily — they are crucial!
02. all guys like fried foods, don’t they?
03. guys also like to charge their electronic things
04. i love this french press so much i almost got it for myself even though i would never use it
05. this gardening tool set is so nice to look at
06. guys also like to eat bbq
07. i love the color of this leather billfold
08. a pretty way to pack their lunch
09. love this daddy baseball cap
10. some men love nice watches (mine doesn’t though)
11. a thing most men won’t buy for themselves but are in need of — new underwear
12. didn’t i mention that men like to bbq?
baby / roundup
i got asked so many times for this recipe so i thought i should share! i went to an easter party at a friends and she served the olive oil cake from little flower bakery and OMFG it was soooo good. gid and i were obsessed, and we talked about it for days until i tracked down the recipe. not exaggerating.
they serve theirs with a brown butter frosting, but gid really thought it would be good with cream cheese instead — and it is! it’s a very grown up cake and it is so moist and special. it’s also super easy to make, so it’s perfect for a dinner party you’re throwing or attending. Read More
i have had this post drafted for so many months now — and i finally decided to finish it! when i was initially looking for a diaper bag, i mostly looked at actual diaper bags, which i quickly realized may have had a couple more pockets but weren’t right for me. Read More
interiors / our house
well these photos are officially impossible to take — the only way we could get arlo to lay down was to give him an apple to chew on, his favorite thing to suck and chew on these days. i cannot believe we’re a month away from his birthday. it really has flown by, and i feel so emotional even typing this. i think it’s the hormones from the weaning. or i’m just a sappy mom now.
so, this month we weaned arlo. it’s been challenging to distract him and keep him full without the breastmilk, and while i am excited to stop nursing and have my body back, it is sad. i don’t know if it’s the loss of that closeness or that he’s not a little baby anymore, or like i said its just the hormones making me sad. but i’m feeling relief and relaxed that i don’t have to be chained to him at all times anymore. i’m leaving him this weekend and it’s going to be so weird to not have to worry about breastfeeding or pumping or anything!
he FINALLY got teeth! two in one week! i’m sad his gummy smile is gone, but now that’s he’s becoming a kid, i’m ready to see what he’ll look like with hair… based on what he has now it might be a while!
he can crawl like a pro now, and he can lift himself up and open drawers and empty them out and he’s basically just becoming a full on toddler. he prefers to eat on his own (and wants anything i eat, even if it’s ceviche).
he sits up in his crib when he wakes up and gives me a huge smile when i come into get him. he does this new “OOOH” thing all day every day. he says “mama” all the time, and he waves on command no problem — but he’s also getting good at high fives, and he’s learning to point and blow kisses. for some reason he refuses to clap though.
he’s still clingy, but i really see progress! sometimes he won’t cry when the nanny takes him (still does occasionally) and he spent a whole day with his grandparents and he’s definitely getting better… fingers crossed.
he’s always been incredibly sweet, but he’s like, an absolute pleasure to be around these days. i am really in love.
baby / entertaining
yay! the guest room is done! i am sooo happy to have a room that i actually like when i walk down the hallway. it’s crazy how much cozier it feels in here, like sometimes we even hang out (mostly so i can just sit there and stare at everything). Read More
i am probably waaaay too excited about planning arlo’s first birthday, i mean i’ve kind of been planning since he was like first born. Read More
baby / graphic design
this post is in partnership with nespresso
i actually get asked a lot about my daily routine, maybe because we all have no idea what we’re doing, so it’s nice to hear about someone else’s routine too! when nespresso reached out about their new double espresso blends, i thought it’d be the perfect excuse to share our morning routine with you guys! Read More
you may have seen on instagram that i decided to design my own baby on board sticker — i hated all the options that were available so why not just make it myself! and because i went to the trouble of having it printed, i thought i should print out some extras for you guys too. Read More