2016 – The Unpublished Moments & Thoughts

Matt is constantly shooting film photos on top of the digital photos we shoot for the blog, so I thought it would be fun to share some unedited moments from 2016 to wrap up the year.  I spent the vast majority of this year pregnant, and even with the discomforts and my total dislike for being pregnant, this has hands-down been my best year ever.…

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Asheville, NC // Interchangeable Straps For Travel

Hello from Asheville, NC! We’ve been making our way down to Florida for a New Years Eve bonfire at our best friends’ house, with a few fun stops along the way. We spent a night in this adorable “moonbeam” cabin, cozied up by the fire. I absolutely love road trips, but the toughest part for me is packing light for the journey. I always want…

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Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas, from our family to yours! It’s a really special Christmas/ holiday season for us over here, and we’re so thankful we’ve been able to share it with all of you. Thank you so much for continuing to support me through the years, and I hope you all enjoy the holiday & everything you asked Santa for becomes yours! 🙂 Love, Steffy, Matt, Hudson…

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Snow Day Look

It doesn’t seem like it’s going to be a white Christmas, but luckily we did get to see some snow before we leave for Miami for a month! It was glorious, and we snapped these on the short walk into the diner (don’t worry, I didn’t freeze because I was not outside for too long!) By the way, yes we are heading to Miami right…

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4 Affordable Holiday Looks

1 & 2. The Holiday Party: Sometimes you just need a classic red dress. It works every year, at every holiday party! I’ve worn this one to a few already.  !function(d,s,id){var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) ? ‘http’ : ‘https’;if(!d.getElementById(id)) {e = d.createElement(s);e.id = id;e.src = p + ‘://’ + ‘widgets.rewardstyle.com’ + ‘/js/shopthepost.js’;d.body.appendChild(e);}if(typeof window.__stp === ‘object’) if(d.readyState === ‘complete’) {window.__stp.init();}}(document, ‘script’, ‘shopthepost-script’); JavaScript is currently disabled…

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A Gift Under $50 For The Person Who Has It All

Some people are tough to shop for! You don’t want to spend TOO much, but also don’t want to get them some techy gadget that is a bust. Last year I got Matt an oreo cookie coffee warmer, and it ended up not working!! I was so upset. Here’s the perfect holiday gift for everyone, that anyone with an iPhone (so everyone!) can use and benefit…

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NYC Holiday Party Look

It feels so great to be able to get dressed up and head out for a night on the town again, after being uncomfortable and pregnant for what felt like forever! I’ve become a pro at wearing Hudson out, so we can still enjoy holiday parties & events, and he LOVES it and sleeps the entire time on me. The noise is so soothing for…

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Choosing The One with Bugaboo

Bringing Hudson home from the hospital is a day I will never ever forget. I get teary eyed just thinking about it. It was November 9th, the morning after the presidential election results were announced. The sky was overcast, but the trees were beautiful fall colors outside of our hospital room window. As we drove home, my eyes were peeled on Hudson as I sat…

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Baby Products I Can’t Live Without

One of the toughest parts of being a first time mom is figuring out everything you need, and what will work best in your lifestyle. Matt and I are do-ers – we like to travel light, and get out of the house as much as we can, so we knew our baby gear would have to reflect this. Here’s a list of the things that…

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Surprise: A West Elm Makeover!

I am so excited to finally share a project I’ve been working on with West Elm for a while! Interior design is one of my passions, and I’m excited to reveal a living room makeover that I designed for an apartment down the block from us that my cousin lives in. I’ve been really loving the grey + neutral look, and I’m so excited with how…

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Our first month as parents

What a beautiful, tiring, overwhelming and incredible blur the past few weeks have been. Leaving the hospital with a baby felt really.. strange! Like, we knew that this boy grew inside of me, but the fact that he was now here and I was back to old Steffy made it all seem so surreal, like being pregnant never really happened. The first few nights were…

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My Holiday Gift To Matt

This year Matt became a dad. In a lot of ways becoming a dad is much scarier than becoming a mom, because men don’t have 9 months of changing and growing into the role, they are somewhat thrown into it. It’s like one day their wife has a giant belly, and the next they have a baby that is half theirs! Sometimes the disconnect was…

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Cutting Our Own Xmas Tree

Last year we cut our own tree in upstate NY, but this year we wanted to find somewhere a bit closer to bring Hudson! We stumbled upon Mike’s cut your own tree farm out East, and it was perfect for a day of festive Christmas decorating! Hudson slept through the entire thing, but we’ll make sure to show him the pictures as proof that he…

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Something Sweet for Someone Sweet …

Dads are tough to get gifts for. My dad has pretty much everything – an entire closet full of enviable shoes, tons of Robert Graham button ups (which are his favorite, and were fool proof as a gift until he owned most of them) and every toy a guy could ever want from a boat to the vintage Chester O’chimp dolls he collects from ebay.…

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My Top Black Friday Finds + Gift Guide

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 I am not a huge fan of crowds, so i’ve been loving shopping all of these sales from my bed! Here’s a few of my favorite promotions, and some of my top finds for less! Hope this helps you with some holiday shopping! J.Crew: Everything is 40% off!…

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NYC Holiday Shopping With Hudson & Uber

Everything becomes more challenging to accomplish with a newborn. There’s certain things I just know we’ll have to skip this year, like visiting the tree in Rockefeller center because of the crowds, but I am feeling super accomplished after tackling some holiday shopping with Hudson in tow! It was his first time in NYC, and we couldn’t have done it without the help of UberX.…

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Red Hook, Brooklyn

I’ve been feeling comfortable enough to whip out the boob and adventure into the world with our baby boy. We changed him in the trunk of the car, I fed him on a bench in a park looking out at the statue of liberty, and this whole parenting thing is starting to get a little easier. Red Hook is one of our favorite places in…

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Where I Found Baby Gear That Fits My Aesthetic

Jonathan Adler Sensory Gym  Back when we lived in Miami, there was a Jonathan Adler store in the Design District that we used to frequent. I always loved his quirky design style, so when I found out he was designing a capsule collection of baby gear, I knew it would fit in perfectly to our home. One of my biggest fears about having a baby…

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Fresh Air & Fall Leaves w/ Rockport

Thanks to Zappos.com and Rockport for partnering on this post!  One of my biggest priorities after labor was to take care of myself and find the time to get dressed every day, and get out of the house. I know, maybe I am crazy for being unable to sit still in PJ’s, but I love this time of the year, and I hate the feeling…

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Hudson’s Birth Story

It is hard to put the experience of laboring a baby into words, and while I am usually not sappy or overly maternal, the experience changed me. It changed my marriage. It changed my body. It changed my entire life. It’s something that was so difficult, but so worth it, and I couldn’t imagine living life not experiencing it. Here goes, here is my birth…

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