kid things

back to school shopping


because a lot of kids are going back to school or starting preschool– i wanted to do a little roundup of cute neutral lunchboxes, backpacks, bento boxes, water bottles etc.

of course i had to include our favorite clothing stamp i’ve used since arlo started preschool and some very cute little scratch off lunch notes!

should i do another one of these for older kids who need actual school supplies toooooo?? let me know if so! 


burst cherry tomato pasta with burrata


i am currently OBSESSSSED with this meal. if i could eat it every night i would. it’s a hybrid of a lot of different recipes — shelby of sorella collective initially inspired me, and then i borrowed elements from bon appetit and half baked harvests recipes. 

the reason i love this as a weekly dinner is because of how little prep it requires. i can pick up arlo from school and basically just throw the tomatoes in a pan as soon as we get home. it’s also not super hands on so it’s very chill for a weeknight dinner. Read More

recipes / roundup

homemade strawberry ice cream!!


this post is in partnership with walmart

we’ve talked about getting an ice cream maker like every summer since having arlo and we finally did it! i was resistant because another small appliance we don’t have space for seemed daunting, but when i saw this beautiful modern white one— i decided we should go for it. so excited to make a bunch of magical summer memories with this thing.

almost everything here is from walmart, i found so many beautiful kitchen items to include in this post that i had to actively make myself stop shopping. the little beige ice cream bowls are our favorite ever– they’re actually nut bowls that come with a wood base, but we’ve used them daily for years for arlo snacks, guacamole, mise en place, and now they’re the perfect size for a small serving of ice cream!! 

also i NEED to mention these white steak knives — we use steak knives constantly for quickly chopping a cucumber for arlo or fruit in the morning. these knives are not only gorgeous, they work SO WELL. i was shocked how well they cut tomatoes too. i got two packs and i’m so glad i did. 

lastly, the strawberry huller!! this seemed so unnecessary in theory, just like all the kitchen tools that serve one purpose and then take up space in your utensil drawers, but as soon as i started hulling the strawberries with it — i was like OH WOW THIS THING WORKS. i am a convert. Read More


every love island UK season ranked from best to worst


this is a long time coming! i’ve shared my favorite seasons of love island uk many times on instagram, but finally you have a blog post you can easily access whenever you need. i will update this post as new seasons air, so this is as of right now and what seasons have aired in entirety! Read More


six fun horror movies to stream


ok so i really don’t post on the blog much about the movies and TV that i post about on instagram, and i figured i may as well. i know not everyone is into horror movies, but for those of you who are– i thought it would be fun to do roundups of the ones we’ve enjoyed recently! 

all of these movies are “fun” meaning they have some laughs, and a few of them aren’t really scary at all but they’re still classified as horror so i included them. if you’re into black comedy/horrors, i think these were all pretty enjoyable. Read More

home tour

home tour : clancy millions modern vintage abode


i’ve followed clancy for a few months and her house is so simple and beautiful! i love when a house feels designed by also super cozy. hope you like it!

tell us about you and what you do!

I’m Clancy! I’m 28 and a Mama to two perfect little ladies, Goldie who’s 3 and Dolly who’s 1. Kyran and I have been married 5 years, he’s the best. I’m a stay at home Mom and interior design enthusiast! We live on the Central Coast in Cali. 

How long have you lived in your home?

We moved in in February of this year after renovating for 4 months. This is our third house we’ve bought but our first major remodel. Read More