It’s time, y’all.

I started this blog almost 5 years ago, when Harper was almost the exact age as Smith is right now. I wanted a place to drop all my thoughts about motherhood, share photos and stories with our family who couldn’t be here, and have a virtual baby book for my new daughter. It fulfilled my love for writing, introduced to me over time to some incredible people, and was just a fun hobby for me as a new stay at home mom who was pretty lonely ....more

Giveaway! | Paper Culture

It has been a while since we had a good giveaway around here, yes? Today I’m excited to share Paper Culture with you and give someone a chance to win a nice big gift code right in time for the holidays (and a SWEET discount code for everyone)! We used our awesome newborn photos that my friend Stacy took to create our announcements ....more

You’re doing okay, ma.

Well hello! I think I just opened my laptop to legitimate dust on the keyboard. It’s not the only dusty place in my house, that’s for sure ....more

He fits right in.

A huge thank you to my dear friend Stacy Jacobsen for coming to our home the week after Smith was born to capture some shots of our new family of four (+ Lulu). Narwhal mobile was a gift from Baby Jives…I just die ....more


Plural. Two. As in, I have two kids ....more

Smith | The first two weeks

Holy crap, time flies. I had forgotten how crazy the first few weeks postpartum was. Even though I felt seriously amazing after having an unmedicated birth (minus getting those stitches sans epidural – dear sweet god), a few days later my body realized what it had just actually done, and by the time we arrived home every single thing hurt ....more

A story about a boy.

Hey-o! I had a baby! And I’ve been so caught up with all that entails I haven’t even had a chance to come and tell you about it ....more

Maternity Portraits | 37 weeks

(I’m still pregnant!) Early last week my friend and photographer Stacy Jacobsen took some maternity portraits of me. I didn’t meet Stacy until Harper was 6 months old, and since that day we’ve become great friends (if you have read my blog for a while you’ve seen her work -she does all of our family pictures). I completely love everything about her style and trust her 100% ....more


Not that I don’t love it here, but I’m hoping this is my last blog post before this baby roundhouse kicks his way out of my lady garden. Because guys? I’ve been having contractions for weeks, and for the past 2 days they’ve been sometimes every 12 minutes, sometimes every 7, sometimes every 4 ....more

Summer babes.

A few weeks ago, our friends invited us for an evening at a small house they were renting for the weekend. They are in the process of building a house and needed a weekend together (the end of the process is keeping them apart while Jeff works on the house and Fiona and kiddos stay with her parents). This place was gorgeous! ...more