upstairs bathroom reveal

upstairs bathroom reveal

I’m so excited to share photos of our upstairs bathroom! A little backstory on this overall project and upstairs renovation: we bought our house in fall 2018 and were quickly captivated by the 100-year-old house’s location and charm. The house had a lot of quirks and needed some love, but no major renovations or construction projects were required. The upstairs was two rooms, both with awkward layouts and poorly constructed closets. The upstairs also had a bit of an attic vibe – there were sloped ceilings on both sides and dormer windows on either end of the space (one of which was covered by a […]

maternity shoot

maternity shoot

I’m on a roll with pregnancy-related blog posts lately! I recently shared a post with my birth affirmation cards, as well as a big overall pregnancy update post, and today I’m going to share photos from my maternity shoot. I really didn’t document my bump when pregnant with Lucy (other than a few iPhone snaps here and there, and some family photos) and wasn’t planning to do a maternity shoot this time around. I  have been sharing more bump selfies on Instagram (#littlebabyburd2), but wasn’t going to do anything formal or fancy to document the pregnancy. Then, I  got an email from a local photographer […]

a super long pregnancy #2 update!

a super long pregnancy #2 update!

I announced my pregnancy back in August (when I was about 13 weeks along), but I  have yet to share any details or updates on my blog since! I’m now almost 38 weeks along, so we just have a few weeks left until baby girl arrives! I wanted to share a big brain dump of all things pregnancy, so I can remember this phase of life, and also in case anyone is curious or wants to learn about my go-to clothing, etc. this time around. i’ve organized everything by trimester with a little sneak at baby dancing in my belly at the end! at the […]

birth affirmation cards

birth affirmation cards

We are down to crunch time – less than 4 weeks until my due date! I’ve caught myself being anxious and worried about giving birth all of a sudden, and I pulled out my birth affirmation cards to keep next to my bed. Most of these birth affirmation cards I wrote before I had Lucy, and used throughout my labor at home and in the hospital. I am a total ‘words of affirmation’ person – the encouragement and inspiration from these cards really, really helps me. I read them to get through contractions, and now, I’ve been reading them to alleviate some of my anxiety […]

IKEA play kitchen hack + favorite pretend kitchen accessories

IKEA play kitchen hack + favorite pretend kitchen accessories

Hi friends! I’ve been meaning to share this post for awhile, but finally doing it….one year later! My parents hacked together the IKEA play kitchen for Lucy’s birthday and I wanted to share more about Lucy’s kitchen and our favorite pretend kitchen accessories. This is *not* a DIY/how-to post on how to hack the IKEA kitchen. There are tons of those online and here’s a great roundup of IKEA kitchen hacks, too! To start, my parents bought the IKEA play kitchen which is just under $90. It’s pretty simple and minimal as is, making it a perfect blank space for creativity and making the kitchen […]

I GRADUATED!

I GRADUATED!

Masters program – done! 🎓✔️I wrote discussion posts, worked on research papers, created presentations, read a lot of textbooks, took quizzes, and collaborated on group projects pretty much everywhere and all the time over the past 20ish months. From coffee shops and the YMCA lobby to doctors offices and airplanes. In between breastfeeding sessions and diaper changes and rocking Lucy to sleep. In the mornings, during nap times, while Lucy went to school, at night after she went to sleep. During family vacations to the beach and on work trips in hotel rooms and while overlooking the Portugal coast. I applied to my program at […]