girlboss gift guide + $50 etsy giveaway
This has been my first official year of total self-employment. I have been an entrepreneur for the last few years with this blog and my Etsy shop (well, if I’m being honest, my entrepreneurial spirit has been alive and well since I was a kid doing my first lemonade stand/garage sale!), but it has always been on the side of a “regular&rd...
Dec 09, 2015 8:05am
gallery wall + DIY mattes for IKEA Ribba frames
The latest project to get ticked off the list in our pad has been to finally get some art up on the walls in our master bedroom. And you guys? Not only do I have some tips for how to hang a gallery wall, but I also have THE BEST tip for getting perfect bright white mattes for IKEA and other frames (with no cutting or pricey materials). Keep reading...
Dec 07, 2015 12:04pm
my top 5 personalized photo gift ideas
I have been scrapbooking, and then photobook-making, basically forever. I love pictures. I try to make sure my camera is out a lot of the time so I can capture things from big occasions to small “everyday life” stuff. I also totally love a good photoshoot. Putting some money into getting amazing family photos is definitely something tha...
Dec 04, 2015 8:39am
holiday home tour: easy christmas decorating
Things have gotten festive over here, and I’m super pumped to be joining in on Lindsay from The White Buffalo Styling Co.’s Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours this year (thanks for the invite, girl!!). If you are popping over here straight from Amanda Katherine, then welcome! PS. How ridiculously gorgeous is her home? And all the layered ...
Dec 01, 2015 6:06am
another chance: thoughts on breastfeeding a second baby
If you guys have been reading this blog for a while, you’ll remember that I struggled to make breastfeeding work with our daughter Maya. Long story short: it didn’t end up working for a variety of reasons, and I pumped for 7 months – doing a mixture of breastmilk and formula feeding through bottles. I had a lot of guilt, a lot of...
Nov 27, 2015 9:29am
DIY wood slice ornaments: chalkboard style
Are you guys getting into the season, yet? I know it’s still November… but I can’t help but let the holiday cheer start to creep in. I’m working on an advent calendar for Maya, and am thinking about getting our faux tree out pretty soon. Bring it on, Christmas! One thing I HAVE already done is to make up a new batch of DIY ...
Nov 23, 2015 7:26am
Top 5 winter pregnancy wardrobe essentials
I feel like this pregnancy is whizzing by! Weekly bump shots? Hmm, it’s been more like a pic every 3 weeks if I’m lucky enough to remember. Designing and decorating the nursery? I have a design plan in my head, but NOTHING has happened in that room yet. Writing in my weekly pregnancy journal? Whoopsies. It’s not that I’m any...
Nov 19, 2015 9:34am
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