Hudson’s 4 Month Update + Unpublished Pictures From the Month!

Guys, I’m starting to get really sad. My maternity leave is ending in 3 weeks, and this may be the last time ever that I am at home with my baby, just the two of us, without a care in the world. I know that work + having a sense of self is important, I know that in the long-run I will be happy with my…

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Sweet Moments From our 3rd Wedding Anniversary in NYC + A Video!

Three years just flew by, huh?! It feels like just yesterday when I was blogging about planning our wedding on here. We celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary parading around NYC with Hudson crashing our party, sharing some coffees, tacos & Werther’s along the way, soaking in all of the sweet moments that days off together as the three of us have to offer. We walked…

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3 of My Favorite Glasses Frames

I am always asked about where my glasses come from, and the answer is all over, I LOVE glasses and am actually thankful that my vision is not 20/20 so I can indulge! I will be sharing some glasses retailers that are my favorite to shop at, and wanted to start with Bonlook! Here’s 3 of my favorite frames from their site – I love…

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How I Lost The Baby Weight + My Pregnancy Workout Routine (tons of before + after pics!)

So I guess I’m about to be one of THOSE people who shares their weight loss journey. But after getting lots of questions, and also lots of people who think that my pregnancy weight just magically disappeared, I decided to share my story to inspire those of you preggo ladies out there! To be honest, my pregnancy weight DID just fall off, but it isn’t…

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3 Year Anniversary

So it’s really been three years since our wedding! As cheesy as it sounds, last week on ‘This Is Us’ they mentioned the little things that may go unnoticed that make a marriage continue to be happy and loving, and it struck a chord. The success isn’t in the grand gestures so much as in those small little things that make life run smoother, that…

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Around The House

I realized that I share tons of photos of our home on instagram, but hardly ever dedicate posts to it on the blog here! So this year I am going to make more of an effort to share my [little] home updates over here! Last year we spent most of our time renovating our kitchen, and I slowly transformed our bedroom into one of my…

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3 Things I Make Time For As A New Mom W/ Cluse

The truth is, it’s hard to not be our own worst critics. Before I had Hudson, there were days where I could not find a single thing to wear, and I just stood there looking at myself thinking about how I wish certain parts of me were “better” or “different.” Maybe I am insecure (okay, I am!) but I think most of us feel that…

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Hudson’s 3 Month Update + Favorite Products

Pardon my french, but holy shit my baby is 3 months old! I have so many emotions about this – one being that I am so excited to see him every step of the way realizing he has HANDS and that they WORK or being able to hold his head up, but two that I am also so sad that he’s growing up and it’s…

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Hudson’s 2 Month Update

Can you believe Hudson is 2 months old?! Me either… It is 100% true what they say, the first few weeks fly by in a sleep deprived, baby roll filled haze and then it slowly gets easier and easier. As much as I can’t wait for Hudson to talk and walk and become a person, I am also slightly sad seeing him grow out of…

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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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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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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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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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World, Meet Hudson!

… and just like that, life will never ever be the same again. Hudson David Degreff | 8 lbs 7 ounches & 21 inches Born on November 7th at 11:40 am I can’t really think of the right words to describe what it feels like to become a mom. It’s so overwhelmingly beautiful, and the love I feel for my husband and my baby is…

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Seasonal Nostalgia

* Paid for by Refinery29 and Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments A few years back, Matt and I decided to pack a carry-on, fly cross-country to California, and rent a VW van to roadtrip & live in to celebrate the holiday season. It’s my favorite holiday adventure to date, and we dream of repeating it all the time. We named our VW “Sunny Delight” and spent Christmas Eve…

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Pumpkin Carving // Baby Waiting + Updates

Tomorrow is my due date, and here we are still waiting. We went to the doctor on Thursday, and I was told if I was having contractions they would send me to labor & delivery (and I knew that I was having some, just was not sure if they were Braxton Hicks or the real thing). Turns out it was false labor. I had my…

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