to the moms who have new babies, are pregnant, or trying to start or grow their families during a pandemic

to the moms who have new babies, are pregnant, or trying to start or grow their families during a pandemic

my daughter Winnie was born on February 13, almost exactly one month before the world shut down for the coronavirus pandemic. little did we know, that having my mom bring Lucy to the hospital to meet her sister, would be “a thing of the past” just a few weeks later. little did we know, a month later, many women would have to wear masks while giving birth, and some would even have the difficult experience of giving birth without their partner present. leading up to Winnie’s birth, and in the immediate weeks afterwards, we had no idea the magnitude of how life would look so […]

dear soon-to-be mama of two

dear soon-to-be mama of two

Dear soon-to-be mama of two, It might feel impossible to survive pregnancy while simultaneously juggling keeping another child alive. It might feel impossible to manage adoption logistics, while also keeping another child fed, well-rested, and happy. Time goes so slow when you’re waiting for a new baby, but simultaneously so fast when you are waiting for a baby while taking care of the child right in front of you. Your body might hurt, your heart might feel scared, your mind might be racing and the day you’ll meet your baby might feel so far away. It will happen before you know it.️ You might worry that […]

roadtripping with toddlers and infants: tips + tricks

roadtripping with toddlers and infants: tips + tricks

Hi! I’ve had a lot of people reach out asking me for road trip with kids tips, so wanted to share a few things that have worked for us! I’m not an expert, and I think even the most well-traveled, laid-back parents and kids have rough travel days. We absolutely do! That being said, we have done MANY long road trips with Lucy starting at an early age, and recently did a 8 hour road trip with both girls to/from Ohio. We’ve learned a lot from many trips, and try to tweak our adventures accordingly. Before I  dive into specifics on road tripping with kids, […]

NEW & UPDATED baby registry essentials

NEW & UPDATED baby registry essentials

One question I get asked all the time is what are my “baby must-haves” both for new, first-time parents or for those about to have their second (or third). I shared my baby registry essentials back in 2018 after having Lucy and talked about the items we loved and which ones we used. At the time, we lived in a small one bedroom apartment in San Francisco, so I was very mindful of what products we registered for.I I also wanted to ensure that the baby items were ideally (1) functional, (2) easy to store away and (3) ideally, aesthetically pleasing. Basically, I didn’t want […]

coffee table books we own & love

coffee table books we own & love

Hey guys! I wanted to share a list of coffee table books we own and love! Some of these I  recently purchased, but many I’ve had for years! We are often getting rid of and donating items, but these books have outlasted our move and many purges. I organized the coffee table books by category – interiors, plants, surf, inspiration, and travel. Of course, there are tons of other categories, but these are the coffee table books I tend to gravitate towards. I love flipping through these books, and they also look cute styled and stacked on dressers, nightstands, bookshelves, fireplaces, and hence the name, […]

rent our nashville greenhouse

rent our nashville greenhouse

we are now going to be opening up our greenhouse for rentals! click HERE to check availability. 🌿 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 hanging rattan swing, a wicker peacock chair and some small round stools that make for great props in/around the greenhouse. we ask that you not move any large plants. you can bring your […]