Developing my personal style

Living Room Dreams

Now that we’ve been in our house for almost a year, I finally have a sense for how we truly, unapologetically “live,” i.e., eating dinner at the coffee table on casual nights, letting the dog come on the furniture when she’s invited, drinking wine in the living room, playing on the empty space of the rug… 

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Craigslist finds of the day: I’m all about that brass, ’bout that brass.

As you may know, I'm a SERIOUS Craigslister. Like big-leagues level Craigslister. Lately I've been searching for brass accents to add to my house, and here are some of today's cool finds! If baby wasn't sleeping (OMG HE SLEPT FOR 10 HOURS LAST NIGHT! More on that later...), I'd be getting in the car … Read More...

Holiday Decor I Just Adore

Holiday Decor I Just Adore

With the holidays around the corner, I'm thinking about how I want to decorate the house for Christmas. My holiday style is pretty eclectic. I'm attracted to so many different things like pinecones, bay leaves, boxwood, mercury glass, gold, burlap, tree trunks, fair isle, antlers, tartan, faux … Read More...

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October with Oliver

I don't know how this happened but Oliver is almost TWELVE WEEKS old. He's already outgrowing his newborn clothes, wahh!! Make it stop! Man do I love this kid so much. This October, we...   (and pardon the blurry iPhone photos, it's all I can manage right now!) transitioned to the … Read More...

Oliver on Apartment Therapy

Apartment Therapy Feature

A few days ago Oliver's nursery was featured on Apartment Therapy. You can see the full post here! Oh how I love children's spaces! When can I start on the next one? ;) Sigh...I have no bedrooms left in my house. P.S. How cute is my little bubba?! {All photos taken by the fabulous … Read More...

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Black and White Halloween Tablescape

I'll admit I've always secretly hated Halloween - the late night parties, the getting-dressed-up-in-30-degree cold - no thanks. But now that I'm a mom and own my own home, I'm loving the prospect of buying horrible sugar-laden Halloween candy for trick or treaters in the neighborhood, dressing … Read More...

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Dining Room Dilemma

A while back, I found a set of 6 antique dining room chairs on Craigslist. I bought them because I love the shape and style of the chair, but the upholstery is awful, dirty, tearing at the seams and needs to be replaced. After living in our new house for a few months, I am thinking about … Read More...

Sweet and Sassy Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet and Sassy Sweet Potato Fries

One of the lessons I've learned from entertaining is that people LOVE finger food. Take these baked sweet potato fries for example, which were created from two humble taters. If left in the baked potato form (which I love) or even in wedge form, they might be forgotten and left to the side at … Read More...

Pumpkin Smoothie

Pumpkin Smoothie

Happy October! I'm so excited that fall is finally here. Time for cozy sweaters and leggings and snuggly boots. But no matter how cold it gets I am always in the mood for a smoothie. This pumpkin concoction is my favorite smoothie to enjoy in the fall and winter months, especially … Read More...

Neutral Nursery

Oliver’s Nursery

I had so much fun planning Oliver's nursery. I chose to go with a clean, modern scheme with lots of gray, taupe, black, and white and touches of natural wood, faux fur, stars, and stripes. I'm really happy with how it turned out and think it will be appropriate for both boys and girls in years to … Read More...

chili spice rubbed steak

Chili Spice-Rubbed Steak

Lately with nursing and taking care of the baby and dog I've been so hungry but lack the time I used to have to make meals with several components. I've found that a good hunk of protein like steak or a big chicken breast is the one thing that can power me through the day. This has … Read More...

New Mom and Baby Essentials

New Mom and Baby Essentials

I have to admit being a new mom is absolutely exhausting but I am loving every minute of it. I've decided to include more lifestyle posts here on the blog and since I have baby on the brain, here are the top 25 products for mom and baby that have SAVED me the past three weeks: 1. Aden + Anais … Read More...

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Oliver’s Birth Story

Our sweet little boy Oliver Douglas was born on the morning of Tuesday, August 12. He was 8 pounds, 7 ounces and 20" long. It was a beautiful, intense, unmedicated, and incredibly fast birth (only 3 hours!). I woke up in full-blown labor at 2:00am, we sped to the hospital in the pouring rain at … Read More...