Monday, November 3, 2014


We might be totally crazy, but this past week we closed on our first house. We were going to hold off until Spring considering we were in a lease, expecting our first baby and (hello!) old man winter is closing in. Not the ideal time to uproot for the third time in a year, but, as they say, we're hoping this time is a charm. We looked for a few months, would get our hopes up, lose out on the deal and then move on to the next. The house we ended up buying was literally the one and only house Kim ever said he'd never consider looking at. It's just a few blocks away from our rental house and every time we walked by, for no particular reason, he cringed. He hasn't done that to another house. Ever. Coincidence that it's the one we ended up buying? I think not! It's true that it has a lot of work to do but once we went inside, visualized some potential and decided we could make it work before the baby came, we jumped on it. Fast forward to one month later, we own the place!

It's definitely a fixer upper but we are up to the challenge (it's okay to laugh, point your finger at us and say we have no idea what we are getting ourselves up to with a new baby and house - I kinda know it!). This blog has been pretty quiet for a few months, err a year, but I'm hoping to reboot her with the pending DIY projects and baby boy. He'll be here in a month, I can't even believe how much time flies. Can't wait to see what the upcoming months have in store. Stay tuned!

Friday, August 1, 2014


This blog can't all be babies and ultrasound photos now can it? It's been a while since I've done Friday Fab $15 but I'm resurrecting it! If you're not familiar with it, on Fridays I post fabulous finds for under $15. I love to decorate on a budget and am constantly scouring the internet and stores for good deals. For the past year or so I've been loving the H&M home decor and have been filling our new house with little bits from them here and there. We recently got their linen duvet and love it! Although it doesn't fall in the under $15 category it's still a steal compared to other linen bedding sets I've found. Have you had any luck with H&M home goods? If so, share your favorites with me below. Cheers (from my sparkling water in a wine glass) to a happy weekend!

Links: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

IT'S A...

Two weeks ago we had our 19 week ultrasound, you know, the big one! After patiently waiting while she checked to make sure everything was looking good and healthy - like having 10 fingers and 10 toes, she asked us if we were sure we wanted to know. YES. I can't stand not to know what's going on so there was no way we weren't finding out.

Well, our intuition was right and it's a boy! We couldn't be more excited to meet the little man. Between our nieces and nephews, it's almost all boys and we're excited to contribute to the little clan of monkeys. I'm pretty sure he's going to be a wild child - went from barely feeling him flutter to full on jabs. Needless to say, we're both pretty excited, not just for a boy but for a so-far healthy, wiggly baby. Time is starting to fly by and can't believe we will get to meet the little man in four short months.

Monday, July 7, 2014


Ever since we found out we were expecting (okay, maybe a little earlier) I've been ooohing and ahhhing over all the cute baby clothes out there and picking up some keepers along the way. One of my favorite sites for miniature clothes is Zara. I'm honestly not always a huge fan of their women's clothing since I'm tall and they tend to run pretty short, but their baby clothes are ridiculously adorable. Best part is, if you're patient enough, they have sales twice a year. The summer sale happens to be going on now and you betcha' I've started stocking up the baby's closet with neutral colored clothes (we find out if it's a boy or girl in a few weeks!). Here are a few of my favorite sale picks for the little ladies or fellas in your life. If you like something, I recommend snatching it up quickly as they tend to sell out quickly! Let the mommy blogging begin...?

Sunday, June 22, 2014


For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you may already know, but Kim and I are thrilled to announce we're expecting a little guy/gal in December! We figured hey, why not add having a baby to this crazy year of getting married and moving across the country...seems like a stress-free thing to do :) We've already met him/her a few times through an ultrasound but can't wait to have a little elf with us for Christmas this year. Thanks to everyone who has already been showing this little one lots of love, we can't wait!

 (Everyone, meet my uterus. Uterus...everyone.)

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Thursday, April 24, 2014


Just when I think spring is here to stay, BOOM it's 35 degrees again. What's up with you, Minnesota? In the spirit of wishful thinking, I've started mentally planning out what I hope to wear this summer. After working from home all winter, I'm completely over black yoga pants and sweatshirts. Missing my lighter San Diego wardrobe. Since I had to get rid of most of my clothes in order to move on a budget, I'm (very) slowly starting to rebuild my wardrobe. Trying to keep it neutral and classic, while splurging on a few quality pieces to anchor it all. Here's a peek at the look I'm going for!

1. Macey Dress by Parc Boutique (and it's local!)
2. Stylish Glasses (Had these pinned and can't find the link anymore - share if you know brand!)
3. Linen Scarf by Uniqlo
4. Scallop Bag by ASOS

Can I just say how happy I am that Birkenstocks are coming back in style? About time for some comfy sandals for these tootsies!