06/28 Our House

OUR BACKYARD PLANS

We’re finally starting to make some progress on our backyard updates so it’s about time I shared the plans! We had some renderings done by Yardzen to get a general idea of how the changes will look and for the most part this is what we’re doing, however some details have changed now that we have an even better idea of what our needs are in the year that has passed since.

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05/16 Our House

READING NOOK

This post is sponsored by AllModern.

While creating a reading nook was the driving force for updating this corner, I would more so now call this a relaxation corner. Conducive to quiet reading, yes, and a little hideaway to take my cup of coffee to while aimlessly swiveling around in that chair, also yes! I partnered with AllModern to create this corner escape, confident that they’d have beautiful pieces with the minimal modern design I’m always seeking to incorporate in all parts of our home. They’re one of my most trusted furniture and decor source since the beginning, where I know I’ll find what I’m looking for with the added major perk of fast and free shipping! Stick around til the end of this post for all my reading nook picks from their summer catalog.

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04/04 DIY / Motherhood

Modern Play Kitchen: IKEA DUKTIG Hack

Do the dreams you had when you were a kid still stick with you? One of mine was having my own play kitchen, and what better way to make it come true than for your own kid?? I was so eager to put this play kitchen together. It brings me incredible joy and felt like it was possibly more for myself than it was for my son (ok fine, it’s for me!!) but so far he’s already having a lot of fun with it and it makes me melt!

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03/09 Motherhood

Newborn Essentials: 0-3 Months

A comprehensive list of everything we relied on and used a lot during Orion’s first 3 months of life! I know I titled this post “essentials” but a lot of this can be more accurately categorized as “nice to have” or “to make life easier for the parents” or “things we used and why they worked for us and what didn’t work.” My main goal with this is to be thorough and not to say that you have to have all this stuff. A baby’s essentials are food, sleep, comfort, and love, and everything else beyond that is about preference, yours and baby’s- can’t be said enough that all moms and babies are different, and what worked for someone else may not work for you. As a first time mom I ended up trying a lot more things than I ended up needing so there’s a lot that I cover in this post. Thus, let this be a guide and not a rule book. Whether you’re prepping for your own soon to come little one or building your registry, these are the things that worked for us.

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02/19 Our House

Our Family Room

I get way too in my head about “revealing” spaces, ultimately contradicting how I believe our spaces are never truly finished or done- they should change and evolve as we and our needs do, plus this stuff takes time!! While I kept a running list in my head of what I still want to do with this space, I asked myself what’s wrong or unlivable about it right now and the answer is nothing at all, so let’s no longer delay sharing a quick look at the evolution of this space so far.

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12/18 Our House

Our Family Room Workspace Nook

This post is sponsored by Command™ Brand. All opinions are my own.

While working from home has been my situation for a while, this year it became Oleg’s situation too. When we bought this house last year we surely didn’t anticipate needing workspaces for both of us, so we’ve been faced with the dilemma of how to make room for that.  The plan from the beginning was to make the garage my workspace, but when it was immediately clear that it would take a while to set it up the way I envisioned, we made the extra bedroom my office. That then became Oleg’s office and I set myself up at the dining table, then we turned the office into the nursery and moved Oleg to the garage with all the boxes we still haven’t unpacked yet from the move, then I declared that the dining table was not sustainable for me. Now we’re here with the next phase of our work from home plan: this little nook in our family room that I had several other ideas for will now be my workspace! We still want to make the garage a workspace/studio with the updated plan for it to fit both of us in there, but until we figure that out I’ll be working from here, and I partnered with Command Brand quickly make this temporary workspace more functional and beautiful with some of their very easy to apply damage-free products.

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