i’m proud of the mom

i’m proud of the mom

I’m proud of the mom who, in a postpartum haze, booked herself a counseling appointment. who loaded up the car with an overstuffed diaper bag and a one-month-old baby and walked into the session to get help. I’m proud of the mom who trusted her instincts. who didn’t follow one way of “doing things” but did what felt right for her and her family. who accepted who she was and who she wasn’t — that she isn’t a “make your own baby food” kinda mom and that’s perfectly okay. I’m proud of the mom who started grad school with a three month old baby. who did […]

the best amazon workout clothing

the best amazon workout clothing

Hey friends! After sharing on Instagram about an Amazon dupe of the Lululemon Align tank and seeing how much you guys also love the Amazon version, wanted to share a few more tried and true workout clothes from Amazon. My sister Katie compiled all of these, and owns every single one. She is very particular about workout clothing, and works in fitness and recreation, so she knows the good stuff. She put together this list of eight workout clothes from Amazon she loves – three leggings, four tops, and one workout set – and she owns multiple colors of almost every single one! I’ve included […]

shared nursery tour on mother mag

shared nursery tour on mother mag

I’m so excited to share that our girls’ shared room was featured in a home tour on MOTHER earlier this week! I’m chatting about my motherhood journey, our kids room decor, my work/life juggle, life raising two daughters, how I’m trying to stay engaged and active during such a challenging, important year (PSA — triple check to make sure you’re registered to vote! 🗳) and lots more! I’ve been reading MOTHER for years and always love their thoughtful interviews and I’m so grateful to be included in this one in partnership with Breathable Baby. It was so fun to style their mesh convertible crib and […]

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 […]