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My Style || Linen Overalls

Like a lot of people right now, I’m waiting for the seasons to change. Not so much in an anxious way (okay, sometimes in an anxious way), but more out of curiosity.  I’ve spent the last ten years in the land of endless summer and am so interested to know what it will feel like when we step out the door en route for Parker’s school and feel the crispness in the air for the first time.   (I’ve also questioned my rational for buying very summery, linen overalls just before said season change, so I made sure to get them …

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Real Talk with Real Moms || Diaper Bag Essentials

Did you know that negative or fearful moments imprint themselves on our brain almost immediately?  I think it must be some sort of survival mechanism or maybe something that is intended to keep us from repeating past mistakes.  On the other hand, our happiest, most joyful moments are likely to just slip right off of our brain like teflon.  Research shows that you have to thoughtfully take in a positive, happy moment for at least 15 seconds to have it imprint on your brain in the same way. Kind of interesting, right?  Since I learned this, …

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Our Austin Casa || The Modern Mudroom

Spoiler alert: The floor plans for our new house have been designed with a mudroom and that fact alone makes me laugh, almost out loud. As someone who spent 10 years in Los Angeles, 5 of those as a home owner, a mudroom was something I never imagined myself having or even wanting.  The market in LA is super competitive and crazy expensive.  When we bought our first home, our requirements were that it was in our price range and in a somewhat safe neighborhood.  That’s it.  Square footage or design details were a luxury that only …

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How To Stay Connected with Friends

I’ve been thinking a lot about friendships lately. When you’re growing up in school, so much of life is centered around making friends and doing life with friends. You’re in class with friends, playing sports with friends, and spending all of your free time in the company of friends. As you get older, though, time spent casually with friends becomes more elusive. Especially as you start adding spouses and children and jobs to the mix. It’s hard to feel like I’m being a good mom, wife, friend, sister, daughter and …

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