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Making a Case for the Summer Adventure

(This post is sponsored by Hanna Andersson, a brand I love!) Tomorrow we celebrate two years with Parker. Two extraordinary years.  The lessons we have learned are plentiful but one is the most poingant.  It all goes by so quickly. I was habitually told this during my pregnancy– from friends, family members, and strangers shopping the same aisle as me at the supermarket.  As it goes with most cliches, it’s proven to be true.  Perhaps because we wish to slow it down, to even press pause, time continues on seemingly more …

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Big News || Texas Forever

It’s safe to say, I’m feeling all of the feels as I write this one. This June we are packing up our little southern Calofornia home and heading east to begin a brand new adventure in Austin. I can’t recall ever feeling so much sadness and excitement at the same time.  It’s such a bizarre feeling and so, so surreal.  It’s been nearly 10 years since I packed up my little Mazda with whatever it could hold and headed west for Los Angeles.  Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined what would ensue, or that …

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DIY || Minimalist Dream Catcher Party Decor

When Parker was born, my mom started a shared Pinterest board for her first birthday party somewhere around her second week of life.  I’m not exaggerating.  And yet, here we are with less than a month until her second birthday and I have literally just begun to plan!  She has made it somewhat easy since she has a totally unchanging love and obsession with Anna and Frozen. The only challenge will be comforting my own heartbreak over not being able to throw her the super hippie Kidchella birthday party of my own dreams that would …

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What To Listen To Now || Hipster Vibes

I’ve been giving a lot of thought to personal style lately, so it was timely that when Matt’s email came through it had a disclaimer that it was realllll hipster.  (Which might just be my new favorite genre of music.)  The dictionary defines the word ‘hipster’ as “a person who follows the latest trends and fashions, especially those regarded as being outside the cultural mainstream.”  Which is interesting because I definitely thought there was a facial hair requirement to being defined as hipster. …

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