wedding photos (finally!) & 5 year anniversary!

wedding photos (finally!) & 5 year anniversary!

today is our FIVE year wedding anniversary! of course, any anniversary is worth celebrating, but five feels like a milestone. our wedding was on September 12, 2015 near my parent’s home in northwest Ohio. strangely enough, even though i’ve been blogging for years, I didn’t ever share wedding photos on my blog. I  started to share with this post of getting ready photos with my bridesmaids and this sneak peek, but just…forgot to share everything else. OOPS! the entire day was a labor of love that couldn’t have come together without family and friends. My mom sourced all of the decor pieces and basically decorated […]

50 Black-owned kids shops

50 Black-owned kids shops

50 Black-owned kids brands to follow and shop from! ✨  from books and toys to clothes and accessories, and many more — there are so many incredible shops to support! next time you’re looking for a baby shower or birthday or ‘just because’ gift, consider ordering something from these small shops! 💛 earlier this summer, I compiled and shared a list of 25 Black-owned kids brands on Instagram. I wanted to give the list a permanent place here on my blog, plus add to the original list! below, you’ll find 50 Black-owned brands that sell all sorts of kids products, organized by category. I also […]

home and greenhouse tour on apartment therapy

home and greenhouse tour on apartment therapy

Super excited to share that our home and greenhouse were recently featured on Apartment Therapy! It’s always super fun and rewarding to see home tours go live, as it’s a way to celebrate how far we’ve come in our space and it always helps my business grow. Two years ago this week, we were finalizing our move from San Francisco to Nashville and had just put an offer on a historic home in our favorite area of town. we were immediately drawn to the house’s charm and character and immediately knew that it was “the one.” 🥰 We’ve put a lot of love and projects […]

10 everlane items I own and love

10 everlane items I own and love

I’ve been having fun sharing little blog post roundups of products we have and love, like this post about coffee table books we have and love and this post sharing 8 IKEA items we have and love.  I’ve been shopping from Everlane for years, and wanted to share a few of my favorite items from Everlane I own and love! LONG SLEEVE V NECK BODYSUIT I first bought this bodysuit when I  was pregnant with Winnie and while it’s not technically a maternity item, it fits a growing bump! I wear this under just about anything, including jumpsuits, dresses, skirts, and high-waisted jeans.  SLEEVELESS BODYSUIT  My […]

rent our nashville greenhouse

rent our nashville greenhouse

we are now going to be opening up our greenhouse for rentals! DETAILS: East Nashville backyard greenhouse, made from recycled doors and windows, and filled with 200+ plants and succulents. the greenhouse is approximately 140 square feet, and has a front deck. the greenhouse is a perfect backdrop for photo shoots and events. and please note: there is NO bathroom available. PROPS, ETC: we have a large table in the greenhouse as well as a wicker peacock chair and some small round stools. we ask that you not move any large plants. you can bring your own items or can inquire via email about renting […]

april reflections

april reflections

I’ve always been a pretty reflective person, and writing has helped me process my life experiences. I’ve been doing it here on this blog for 10+ years! Most recently, I shared some March 2020 reflections highlighting my postpartum experience, the tornado here in Nashville, and the COVID-19 global pandemic. I wanted to share some reflections I wrote (originally in the Notes section of my iPhone) now in April, almost six full weeks into our ‘stay at home’ orders. I’ve been thinking about all the things I miss so deeply – some big things and some ordinary, small things. After writing them all out, I then […]