travel adventures: belgium

travel adventures: belgium

Gravensteen Castle — touristy, but super cool to walk through an old castle. It was self-guided, and we could explore the entire thing — not just “sectioned off” areas you see sometimes in old home tours or museums. Plus, there was an epic view of Ghent from the top! We also took a day trip to the super cute town of Bruges. I had a lot of people tell me how much they loved visiting this adorable town. While there, we had breakfast (BAGELS!) at the v popular Sanservia Bagelsalon, visited the castle (Belfry of Bruges), had beers at Cambrinus and Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan and […]

living room refresh with wayfair

living room refresh with wayfair

This post is sponsored by Wayfair, a brand I love and shop from regularly. Thanks for supporting brands I partner with! Hello, hello! I’ve shared a few photos of our Nashville house here on my blog and also on Instagram, but I’m hoping to also share individual posts showing you different rooms! Today, I’m going to share some photos of one corner in our living room. ✨ Wayfair reached out to me and asked me to share how I was doing a little design refresh in the New Year. I’ve been in a constant design refresh pretty much since we moved in October, BUT was super […]

thirty

thirty

Today is my thirtieth birthday! Wow that feels weird to type. 30 feels like a big one. This time last year, I was anxiously awaiting Lucy’s arrival and had just wrapped up a fairly stressful two year contract working at Facebook. The year before that, we spent the day in wine country (and adopted Jack a few days later). The year before THAT, we were in Mexico! In my early 20s, my birthday was spent dressing up and going out with friends for way too many cheap drinks. I still remember celebrating my 21st birthday in college (that feels like another ‘milestone birthday’). How was […]

update: top books for baby

update: top books for baby

Hi friends! How it is already December?! I hope you’ve having a great holiday season so far! Before Lucy was born, I shared a blog post with books for baby and all of the adorable books we were gifted or bought for her. Lucy is now 10 months old and we do *a lot* of reading these days! We keep most of her books in her bedroom (with the cutest ones front and center on the shelves😊) but we have a basket of books on the floor in her room, and a few books in her other baskets scattered throughout the house. I wanted to […]

our house hunting experience & home must-haves vs. must-adds

our house hunting experience & home must-haves vs. must-adds

We’ve officially lived in our house in Nashville for one month! It’s definitely been a whirlwind couple of weeks/months, but also very exciting! I am planning to share a lot of our home updates here on my blog and of course on my Instagram, but before I do that, I want to take a quick step back and share about our house hunting experience. I recently learned about Opendoor, a company that makes it wayyy easy to buy (and also sell) your home, and I wish I’d known about Opendoor a few months ago! We technically started house hunting in the middle August and the […]