Becoming a Mom: 3 Things I’m Excited to Do with My Child

This whole “having a baby” thing is starting to feel very real! Not only did our first piece of baby gear arrive last week (an Orbit stroller that’s a zillion times nicer than our car!), but I’ve started feeling baby kick and squirm as her quarters grow increasingly cramped. (I imagine her saying, “Hey, did […]

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16 Weeks Pregnant: A Progress Report!

Although I’ve been providing little baby updates on Instagram, I haven’t shared my pregnancy progress here on the blog since first announcing our news! As the first trimester is for many women, my initial three months of pregnancy were pretty tough, and I was forced to slow down from my usual pace considerably. Now that […]

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We’re Having a Baby!

Life is funny, isn’t it? My last post was a bittersweet sendoff to our sweet pup, who we recently said goodbye to. And here, hot on its heels, is an announcement of the impending arrival of a new family member! Yup, as you can tell from this photo, Ivan and I are expecting a baby! He […]

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A Loving Farewell to Our Dog Rambo

This is a hard post to write—because really, what is harder than saying goodbye forever? On Sunday we held our dog Rambo in our arms as he took his last breath. Since that moment, we’ve been in a fog. This is the first major, permanent change that Ivan and I have weathered in the 6 […]

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25 Random Facts About Me!

Last week I inadvertently took the week away from blogging, due to some personal stuff we have on our plate (pet health! people health! general laziness!) It’s always hard to get back into the swing of things after a moment away, so to kickstart myself I figured I’d do something low pressure. I’ve always loved […]

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I Started Bullet Journalling + Here’s What I’ve Learned So Far

I’d never heard of bullet journaling until a few weeks ago, but apparently it’s becoming a huge thing! The first mention of it to hit my ears was from my friend Mimi, who is an amazing leadership coach and astrologer. Bullet journaling is one of the tools that she uses to support her clients in […]

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Ways to Stay in Vacation Mode Even After You Return!

Whenever I get back from time away from home, the adjustment period is always a little rough. Even now, two weeks since coming back from Mexico, I have 120 emails gathering dust in my inbox! It’s especially tricky to re-enter reality when the trip was for leisure. The demands of regular life can make those […]

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Amansala Tulum: My Stay at an Eco Resort in Mexico

I’ve just returned home from a week in Tulum with my mom. Even though I got home Friday, I’m still reintegrating into normal life. City life is definitely an adjustment after spending six days in a tropical paradise! In Tulum, our experience of the natural environment was totally immersive. Every morning we rose and watched […]

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Women’s International Build Day with Habitat for Humanity + Lowe’s

This post was sponsored by Lowe’s Home Improvement. In the past few years, it’s been so gratifying to see the occasion of International Women’s Day used to increase awareness and action for issues effecting the female population. And, as you may not be surprised to learn, one issue close to my heart is women’s access […]

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Announcing My Mini Website Refresh!

You may have noticed a little facelift around here, and no, I’m not talking about the Botox I got last week! Hah! Last fall I began working on a small website refresh to give the blog a more user-friendly look and feel. I worked with Marbury Co on the design and Alchemy + Aim on […]

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7 Ways I Manage Travel Anxiety When Traveling for Work

I just arrived home in LA after several days in Chicago at a housewares trade show. I’ve shared before how challenging it is for me to manage travel anxiety—including last May when I got seriously anxious before international travel. And in the week leading up to my flight to O’Hare, I was experiencing all the […]

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My February Intentions (and January Report!)

How is it February already? I don’t know about you guys, but January absolutely sped past over here in my neck of the woods! Indeed, the first part of 2019 felt so ‘blink and it’s over’ that when I sat down to reflect on the weeks behind me and set my intentions for the month […]

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