pregnancy

my gestational diabetes

10.03.22

i am no expert in diabetes, but i’ve been dealing with GD for a couple months now so i thought i’d share my experience. if you’re reading this, it might be because you just got diagnosed with it too! at first i was at a complete loss, but a few weeks in you’ll get the hang of it. 

i’m relieved that my OB didn’t test me until later in my pregnancy because by the time i was diagnosed with it, i only had a little to go in my pregnancy. i feel for the people having to deal with this everyday, it’s a lot of work, for me anyway! Read More

baby / pregnancy

what i’m packing in my hospital bag

09.29.22

ahhh the time has come to pack my hospital bag! i’m about to be 38w and 11 days away from my scheduled c. OMG. i thought it would be fun to share everything going into my hospital bag!

this time around, i’m way more conscious of what provides me comfort and packing accordingly. some of the things that may be provided by the hospital i’m bringing instead because i want to make my experience as pleasant for myself as possible! it’s the little things for me. and speaking of little things… Read More

entertaining / jewish holidays

my rosh hashanah table

09.28.22

it was for sure overly ambitious at 37w pregnant, but i ended up hosting a tiny little dinner in the backyard for the new year and i was BEAT but always so happy to set a pretty table.

i wanted to post it on the blog to share the sources of what i used and made, but also because i’ve said before that i’ve always struggled to find modern inspiration for jewish holidays, so i’ll continue to do so!! Read More

entertaining / holiday / thanksgiving

3 ways to make store-bought pie look homemade

09.24.22

this post is in partnership with walmart

i love holidays, i love pie, and i really love ways to cheat and make easy store-bought things seem super fancy and not store-bought!!! so i thought with the holidays coming up, it would be super fun to show you three ways to spruce up pies you didn’t have to bake yourself! 

i ordered all the pies and the supplies from walmart’s online grocery service, they have pickup or delivery options– and new customers can use promo code TRIPLE10 to save $10 off their first three pickup or delivery orders. ($50 min. restrictions & fees apply.) Read More

jewish holidays / recipes

apple bundt cake with honey glaze

09.14.22

we made this cake for rosh hashanah and i had to share it (because i keep getting DMs asking for the specifics). it’s jake cohens apple honey snacking cake recipe, but when i saw it i immediately wanted to do it in bundt form with a glaze versus the confectioners sugar (i just love a glaze way more). 

this recipe is one bowl, super quick to make and SO MOIST AND DELICIOUS. tbh i was a little nervous about what it would taste like but it was so delish i may make it annually. shana tova!

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interiors / pretty everything

modern ottomans and modern storage ottomans

09.13.22

we’ve had a dangerous stone coffee table for years and now that we are gonna be dealing with a tiny person almost hitting their heads on it all over again, i am finally thinking about replacing it because the constant stress of worrying about arlo hitting it was not my favorite lol.

i did a poll on IG to see if people were happy with ottomans in place of a coffee table and most of them said yes big time– i would put a tray on it for drinks, but we don’t really eat or draw much on ours so i don’t think it would be a huge deal for us to change! 

i love all of these!

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pregnancy

a third trimester pregnancy update and q&a

09.06.22

i thought it was time to do a little pregnancy update — i haven’t written that much here about it and i thought i should before i’m no longer pregnant! 

the pregnancy overall has been relatively painless, i never had morning sickness but i did throw up a single french fry in the first trimester lol. now that i’m in the third trimester, i’m definitely getting less and less comfortable — lower back aches, i’m starting to sleep worse, and i was diagnosed with gestational diabetes so that has been a pain but i’m managing (also going to do a post entirely on GD). 

we’re working on the nursery now and i can’t believe we only have about 5 weeks left! Read More