Personal: Are These The Best Years Of My Life?

After graduating high school, I used to visit home from college and curl up in bed with my old journals. I would read about nights I broke curfew and thought it was funny, skating miles and miles just to get ‘hot now’ donuts at Krispy Kreme and old and now meaningless moments with young crushes who exited life as quickly as they entered. It felt…

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Hudson’s 10 Month Update!

This month FLEW by, and I cannot believe I am starting to pin ideas for Hudson’s 1st birthday party. How did this happen? How do I have an almost 1-year-old? What is it even like being a mom to a toddler?   BABY UPDATE: At the end of nine months, Hudson changed SO much, I can hardly keep up! First, he is finally scooching!! I am…

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Personal: Has Instagram Changed My Lifestyle Choices?

“I did it for the gram” is a phrase most people on social media (not just influencers!) have probably said in the past year or two. While I was eating at ‘cookie do’ in NYC, alone on a park bench with other random strangers taking pictures of their sickeningly sweet “cookie dough” in a cup, I started to think a lot about my habits, and…

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My Bedroom Tour

My  bedroom is my favorite room in our house. It always has gorgeous even side lighting, and it’s so bright and airy. I remember how dreary it looked the first time I saw it – it had camel colored carpeting and toffee colored walls, with a picture of a horse above the bed. Needless to say, I had a vision and absolutely loved the transformations…

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Personal: Getting a Mortgage As Two Freelancers

For this weeks personal post, let’s talk a little bit about our upcoming move & how getting a mortgage as not one, but TWO freelancers looks (hint: it isn’t good).   As most of you know, I said goodbye to my W-2 income job in May and said hello to the 10-99 freelancing life to stay home with my baby. Let me first say that…

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Personal: 5 Things Behind The Instagram

Hi guys! After messaging a few of you in instagram, it seems like you enjoy some personal writing, and funny enough I LOVE TO WRITE. I journaled basically my entire life before the interwebs took over, and I am happy to share my little weird thoughts with you. I decided that every Wednesday, rain or shine, I will create a personal post for you and…

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6 Toys We Added To Our Playroom This Week!

I was chatting with my momma friend Kira the other day about how Hudson seems bored during playtime, and she mentioned adding some new toys to his collection. I realized that I hadn’t really upgraded his toys in a while, and maybe he had outgrown them mentally (and physically too!). It’s hard because I know I want to be a minimalist ( and I am…

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Hudson’s 9 Month Update / Why We Shouldn’t Compare As Moms

From months eight to nine, Hudson’s personality has begun to shine through so much more! He laughs along with conversations now, like he’s a part of them, and is just generally more of a human being! He’s fun to hangout with and see the world with, and his fascination with tiny little things makes me wish I could see the world through his eyes, even…

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My Vacation Skincare Regimen

As you guys know, we’ve been traveling A TON this Summer. My skin type is super dry, so it’s really important for me to stick to a skincare regimen, but I also don’t like to pack 8 billion different lotions and serums while we’re on the road. I was on the lookout for one serum to pack that gets the job done, and I was…

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Having Kids Didn’t Stop Me From Seeing The World (And It Shouldn’t Stop You!)

I am sure all of you (whether you have kids, plan to have kids or are currently pregnant) have heard the same thing over and over again – Kids stop you. They stop you from partying, they stop you from going to the movies or on dates and they stop you from being spontaneous and traveling. I’ll admit, some of it is true – it’s been…

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What We’ve Learned From Traveling Internationally (Twice!) With Hudson @ 8 Months Old

Phew, so some of you may have read this post a few months back about our tips for traveling with a baby. We thought we were such pros, and then suddenly Hudson because a human and not a blob, and it was a whole new ball game! Let me preface this post by saying we are still not perfect AT ALL, and there’s definitely trips where…

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10 Things Suggested By You For The 8 Month Sleep Regression

8 Month Sleep Regression

Being a baby is tough, and being an 8 month old is impossible. These poor guys are teething, learning how their bodies work AND they’re learning to speak our language all at the same time. To top it off, they’re also not sleeping well – Which just hit us here in casa Degreff this week. The 8 month sleep regression. Yikes.   When I needed…

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My 12 Pieces For 12 Days Challenge: Minimalist Packing

Let me pose a challenge to you: On your next trip, pack only 12 pieces of clothing (or one piece for each day of your trip). On this trip to Denmark, I challenged myself to become a minimalist packing pro, and I snapped some pics along my journey.   Here’s what I am choosing to pack on my 12 day Euro trip (Hint: They are…

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Hudson’s Play Area

When I began staying home with Hudson, I quickly realized that it was a pain to constantly be setting up his toys and then putting them away every day. It felt like wasted time and energy, but I also don’t like a mess all over the house. I rearranged some furniture, and ended up creating this simple little corner for him to hang out in…

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Hudson’s 8 Month Update!

I know a lot of parents say they love these months with their baby, but I found month 7 to be extremely trying. Hudson is in the midst of teething and dealing with separation anxiety, and it has felt like I can’t get in a breath some days. Last month he was very relaxed, and all of a sudden he is super needy again, like…

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Is It A Sin To Turn 30 Without Owning One Designer Bag?

  So, I just wanted to put this out in the world for all of you other women my age – As my 30th birthday quickly approaches (4 days away!) aside from feeling thankful and fulfilled by the first 30 years of my life, I have this one huge itching thought in my brain – Do I need to get myself a really REALLY nice…

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How We Travel Light With A 7 Month Old

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Traveling with a baby isn’t easy. It’s more of a “trip” than a vacation these days, but after tons of research I think we’ve finally figured out how to travel the lightest way possible. On this trip to Italy, we only brought 2 carry ons and 1 checked bag along with an umbrella stroller. We don’t feel weighed down by our stuff at all, yet…

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Pressures of Turning 30

In less than a month I turn 30. It feels almost fake saying it out loud, because of how quickly my twenties flew by. Entering my twenties I felt a lot of pressure to figure things all out. It felt like a decade of self discovery – Where do I want to work? Who do I want to be within the real-world? Who do I…

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Living Room Refresh With Lulu & Georgia

After living here for almost two years, I kept feeling like the living room needed a change (this is how it looked before). I love our coffee table and knew that it was here to stay, but I still wasn’t sold on the rug or the accessories in the room. Our side table and lamp were from our last apartment, and I knew they needed to be…

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Hudson’s 7 Month Update + Unpublished Photos

I know I say this every month, but this month was my favorite month with my baby! He’s turning into such a little person, and he’s sharp as a tack. I also was able to spend every day with him this month since leaving my job, which is incredible. I will never ever forget this time with him. Thank you all so much for pushing…

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