Saturday, January 25, 2014


{kate spade agenda + madewell heart pjs}

sometimes...all you want to do during nap time is lounge around in your heart pajamas, plan the future and pin things.

sometimes...sprinkles cupcakes opens right next to your work and you have had a bad week and you eat three cupcakes in one day. (can we please talk about the amazingness of sprinkles - holy. moly.) really do sound just like your mother. imagine your dream house if you won the lottery to help you get to sleep at night. (it's amazing, btw. i have a library...with a fireplace in it) spend way too much time filled with regret over only ordering two boxes of samoas rather than two hundred. dance to elmo's song with your toddler five times before breakfast. are awake at midnight and while everyone else is sleeping and totally creep around your house to stare at your little family and realize you really do have it all.


Sunday, January 5, 2014

sunday edition

all my girlfriends are pregnant right now or have just had babies. it's nuts. i love it. the other day i was talking with one of them, about the many crazy aspects of pregnancy and she asked me, "when do you feel like a mom?" the truth is - and maybe this was different for you...i didn't feel like a mom while i was pregnant. responsible for a tiny life? yes. but a "mom?" no. i didn't feel like a mom until i laid in the hospital bed, while my husband slept and it was just me and skylar...alone for the first time. when i realized (and quickly) that this person's life was in my hands.

as time goes by, the weight of motherhood has become larger than i ever imagined. especially now that skylar is mimicking mommy and daddy and understanding things we are saying. i find myself paranoid about the way i shape her life, and what the consequences of my actions (however minor they may be) are. but the thing is...its making me re-examine myself and the process is kind of beautiful. because let's face it, i enjoy nothing more that having aha moments. and also, i need to make sure skylar doesn't start swearing at age 2.

so that's it, just some ramblings on motherhood this cold sunday morning. xx.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

happy new years baby, zzzzzzz

ok fine, i'll admit it, we didn't stay up until midnight on new years. do you know what's sad? when you miss a call from YOUR PARENTS at midnight wishing you well because you have already been asleep for two hours. Does it help if I tell you we had colds. really, really bad colds. You know what though, I am not going to dwell on it. We still had a fun night at home. I put makeup on, I cooked, I danced, I drank champagne and I feel so good about this new year. I think you should too.

Here are a couple of little highlights of our night in...

 {i made these glitter mason jars and sticks last year and love to use them for all + any fun nights in}

 {kind of loving with these plates from anthropologie}

 {top knot! what!}

{my friend caitlin got me this fabulous plate from west elm...kind of obsessed}

{our list of resolutions for the year ahead}