Top Face Mask Recommendations

Top Face Mask Recommendations

Hello and happy 2021! One thing that doesn’t seem to be changing anytime soon is the importance of wearing a mask when out in public. I’ve bought many, many masks since the pandemic began, and recently asked my IG followers to share with me their favorite masks. I wanted to compile many of the recommendations of your favorite spots to order masks here on my blog, organized by price point. I  have them organized by under $5 each (everyday masks), $5-10/each, $10-20 each, and $20+/each masks. Some are sold individually, and some some in packs of three or five. Many of them are customizable and […]

favorites from trader joe’s

favorites from trader joe’s

Hi guys! I’ve been shopping at Trader Joe’s for years and truly love this store! While I don’t love their produce all that much, they have THEEEE best snacks, frozen foods, sweets, etc. I  asked my IG followers what their favorites from Trader Joe’s so here is my crowdsourced list for you! The ones that are starred I have not tried, so don’t hold me accountable if they aren’t good! 😅 That being said, I  trust you guys and many of these items were recommended by LOTS of you, so might be worth a try! FROZEN Shrimp Gyozas Mac and Cheese Bites Caramelized Onion Feta […]

30 Kids Books about Bunnies

30 Kids Books about Bunnies

If you know Lucy, you know how OBSESSED she is with bunnies. She sleeps with 10+ stuffed animal bunnies and loves reading books about bunnies! In the almost three years since she’s been born, we’ve acquired a LOT of books about rabbits and bunnies. I  believe it’s important to go “all-in” on whatever your kids love and are interested in, so if Lucy is into bunnies, so am I! We spend a lot of time reading about bunnies, so I  wanted to share a few books we own and love. Note: The ones italicized below we do not own YET, but they look awesome, too! […]

Thoughts on Postpartum Experience During a Pandemic

Thoughts on Postpartum Experience During a Pandemic

I found this photo on E’s phone recently; I didn’t know he snapped it the day Winnie was born on February 13, 2020. It brings tears to my eyes whenever I see it because it feels like this version of me is so far away. It’s hard to believe this was in 2020. So much has changed in nine months. I couldn’t have imagined that weeks later, siblings wouldn’t come to the hospital to meet their new baby brother or sister, like Lucy did. I couldn’t have imagined that some women would labor with masks; some would have the traumatic experience of having a baby without their partner present. […]

5 Loloi Rugs I Own and Love

Symbology Rug in Ivory & Slate by Justina Blakeney for Loloi It seems like everyone on Instagram has this rug! This rug is a hand-tufted wool rug with such fun texture.  We had it in our family room and while I  LOVED the way it looked, it wasn’t the most practical rug to have in the busiest room of our house. Since the rug has such gorgeous texture and fluff, it sometimes would shed, so felt it would work better in a lower trafficked area of our home. We moved it under our upstairs bed, and we love it in this spot. I’ll try to […]

100+ Black-owned Kids Shops to Support on Small Business Saturday & Always

100+ Black-owned Kids Shops to Support on Small Business Saturday & Always

EDIT: Since sharing this original list, I’ve discovered and learned about even more Black-owned kids shops. While the add-ons aren’t shown in the photos, I’ve added the shop name, description, and links to IG + website below. The add-on shops are italicized.  100 Black-owned kids brands to follow and shop from! ✨  from books and toys to clothes and accessories to face masks and mealtime essentials, and much more — there are so many incredible shops to support! with the holiday season approaching, I  wanted to gently encourage you to consider ordering something from one (or many!) of these small shops. below, you’ll find 100 Black-owned […]