throw pillow combinations and styling ideas

throw pillow combinations and styling ideas

Hi friends! As you may know by now, I launched my own textile shop last fall. It started by releasing about 50 pillows that I  sourced from Morocco and almost a year later, I’ve sold hundreds of pillows, floor cushions/poufs, blankets, and more! It’s been such a rewarding (and challenging) creative project and I have learned A LOT. Today, I wanted to share a few random pillow combination ideas and styling tips! Throw pillows are one of the easiest (and often least expensive) ways to change up a room and add a pop of color or texture. Throw Pillow Combinations & Styling Tips: Don’t overthink […]

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 […]

motherhood + contradictions

motherhood + contradictions

motherhood, for me, is full of contradictions. I never knew how many conflicting thoughts and feelings I would have. I feel pulled in different directions emotionally, mentally, and often physically almost every day. 🤍 like desperately craving space and time alone, but then wishing I was holding and playing with them when they‘re asleep or we’re apart. wanting my girls to be more independent but feeling sad when they don’t need me in the same way. wishing I was free of responsibility and could stay up late and sleep in, but feeling content and honored by the responsibility of being a mother. wanting to do […]

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 […]

sloped wall bathroom refresh

sloped wall bathroom refresh

This post is sponsored by Wayfair, a brand I’ve been shopping from and working with for many years. Thanks for reading! Last November, we began our upstairs renovation project where we turned our upstairs into a more open concept bedroom/living space and adding a bathroom to our second floor. This post shares a look at the bathroom right after it was finished in February, and some “before” photos too. Today, I wanted to share a quick look at what our bathroom looks like now about six months later, with some new decor additions I  recently ordered from Wayfair. Also, a lot of my top pins […]