interiors / tech

how to change the art on a frame tv (without the app)

01.21.22

i have spent COUNTLESS hours trying to change the art on my frame tv because the app is complete garbage. the last time i got it to work, i literally spent 3 hours restarting the app, restarting the tv, it ended up working when i used gids phone because he had a smaller camera roll but man it was a real bummer. the app is always broken, so you gotta just bypass it! Read More

recipes

purple oatmeal

01.20.22

we got into oatmeal a few months ago and gid has since totally perfected his weird fruity delicious recipe so i wanted to share it with you guys because it’s so quick to make and so good. fyi it’s pretty sweet! but really REALLY good. Read More

valentines day

valentines day things for kids

01.18.22

i love valentines day a lot, i always think its fun to wear pink and bake pink treats or make a special dinner– even when i was single and bitter about it i still wore pink hahah. rounded up some cute valentines themed books, pajamas, baking supplies and more for ya! (gonna do a separate post for valentines to give out!) Read More

miscarriage

my ttc journey, more updates

01.14.22

thought it was time for another update post– it’s been a few months since my last miscarriage. after healing from my D&C, i’m mostly now ready to try again. the idea of having another miscarriage is beyond terrifying, i don’t actually know if i can even handle it, but first i’ll share more details about what’s gone on since. Read More

travel

costa rica (with kids)

01.12.22

we just got back from costa rica and i had lots of messages asking for a blog post with travel tips and what kid friendly tips i had— honestly, i didn’t plan the trip at all, and i was able to do a lot of activities without arlo, but i’ll do my best to help!

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pretty everything / roundup

all my favorite purchases from 2021

01.11.22

i thought it would be fun to round up all of the things i’ve gotten and truly loved this year, there are more than i expected once i started compiling the list lol… first up, obvously: 

6 QUART TOUCH SCREEN AIR FRYER $99

duh! our new air fryer. i liked our old one a lot but we had a lot of mechnical issues with the drawer, so i was happy to swap out for a new one. it’s so beautiful, works great and is way easier to clean. the touch screen is a little less easy to use, but i’m so happy with it and we use it constantly. 

ULTRA SLIM PORTABLE CHARGER $40

this was a gift and it’s incredible! life changing! it has all the cords you need built in, so you never need to deal with bringing cords again, you plug it straight into the wall and it can charge your phone to 100% SO QUICKLY!!! 

BAREFOOT DREAMS THROW BLANKET $147

we’re OBSESSED with this blanket we got for xmas. it’s incredibly cozy, you won’t want to ever get off the couch if you’re under it!! (it’s also on sale right now for 25% off! not fair!) Read More

life

we… *almost* got a house ?!

01.06.22

what a weird blog post to write, but i thought it would be worth sharing that we briefly went into escrow on a house and then decided to pull out. i think the moral of the story has to be to trust your gut, and as a girlfriend put it — if it’s not a HELL YEAH, then it shouldn’t be a yeah.

in a strange turn of events, we made an offer and it was actually accepted!!! we had some concerns, but in our history of house hunting, we assumed we wouldn’t get it anyway so we may as well make an offer since it had a lot of things we were looking for.

a VIEW!!! a beautiful mountain view with a private backyard that felt like it could become a magical little oasis for us. it had a really nice layout for us, a split level (which i know a lot of people don’t like but i do) so it had a nice big family room downstairs, with a living room/dining room and kitchen on the main floor and the bedrooms on the third floor. it also had a little cabin in the backyard where gid could work. and great schools!! Read More