Personal: Remembering The Journey + Staying Thankful

  Happy Thanksgiving to everyone living in the United States! I have been meaning to write this personal post for a while, but found Thanksgiving to be the perfect opportunity to share it.   One of the biggest reasons I did not want to make the leap into becoming a full-time blogger is because of the crippling fear that I would lose site of my…

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Prepping For Hudson’s 1st Birthday Party (A Checklist For Mamas!)

*This post was sponsored by Uber, but all opinions are my own. So planning a first birthday party felt a lot like planning my wedding. I had some friends who opted out of having one, because babies are not going to remember it anyway, but I felt like it was more of a party for Matt and I to celebrate the fact that we did this…

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Guest Bathroom Before + After

When we bought this home, I knew that the mint tile was here to stay. I also knew it couldn’t stay as-is – the sink was super retro and scalloped, and made the bathroom feel dingy and outdated. I wanted to brighten up the space by painting it white, and adding in an updated and more modern feeling white vanity. I was so excited to…

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Some of My New Favorite Beauty Products (& Where I Find Sample Sizes For Testing)

Growing up, my mom was not a believer in makeup (she still isn’t!) so most of you who have followed from years back probably recognize that I used to never wear ANY makeup. Not a hint of it. When I was around 25 and working in merchandising waking up super early, my co-worker suggested that I start using eye cream, and wearing foundation because I…

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Personal: My Baby Turns One

I didn’t write this post ahead of time, because I wanted to write exactly how I feel in this moment on this big day, my baby’s first birthday. I never realized how meaningful birthdays were to the moms until I became one. He has no idea what today is, or what it means and I have been an emo lunatic leading up to it. Exactly…

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Our New House // Moving Day Shoes

*Sponsored by Zappos This past weekend, we moved into our new home! It feels like it’s been a long time coming, since we actually closed on the home about a month or so ago, and we’ve been painting, finishing rooms and gutting bathrooms. There will be TONS more on this to come (promise!) but for today I wanted to share with you guys a few…

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Pumpkin Patch With Hudson (His First Year!!)

If I am being totally honest, we probably went to three pumpkin patches! haha! But Hudson was usually in the stroller, and we sometimes feel bad making this guy pose for photos. I remember how annoyed I was growing up when my parents would make me be in pictures, sooo I always have that in mind! But it was obligatory to snap some of him…

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Personal: Has The Blogosphere Ruined Travel?

I’ve had the same conversation with multiple bloggers in the same week (Dany & Tim) and it made me realize it’s something I’ve been thinking about myself . Being an “influencer” or a “blogger” was once just normal people living their lives and talking about it on the internet. I started this blog when I was broke, paying my rent via Etsy and snapping outfit photos on…

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Much-Needed Celebrations: It’s The Little Things

It’s so easy to become wrapped up in the minutiae of daily life, and as silly as this sounds, we have to remind ourselves to HAVE FUN, and celebrate the little things. In lieu of tons and tons of house projects that we accomplished this week, we decided to have a fun little day-date, Hudson in tow, for some good ole’ burger and fries, so White…

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Hudson’s 11 Month Update

We (almost) did it! Mom & dad almost made it to the big one year mark, which imo is a huge accomplishment on our part. haha! It has not been even close to easy, and we still have days where we’re like omg. it’s always something. does it get any easier??? But we’re so proud of our dude for suffering through all of the lousy…

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Personal: Being A Parent Is Hard

I always share monthly Hudson updates with you guys, and try to fill you in on what’s been going on in the world of motherhood, but sometimes I worry that it gets really glossed over on the internet, as things always do on social media. So I wanted to take a moment here on “Personal Wednesday” to address how dang hard it is to be…

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Personal: Processing The Sadness After Tragedy

Goodnight baby, sleep tight my love May God watch over you from above Tomorrow I’m workin’ what would I do I’d be lost and lonely if not for you -Tom Petty My dad used to sing that to me every night before bed when I was a little girl. We would look at the gas station out my window in NY, he would turn on…

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Personal: 5 Things Behind The Instagram

You guys seemed to love this insight into how being a blogger works, and getting a glimpse into the reality behind the squares, so I am excited that this little series will be sticking around! I will definitely try to post 1 of these a month (probably on the week that I don’t have any groundbreaking personal thoughts haha). It’s been a really really busy…

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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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