Oh Baby! // My Top 10 Musts for Bringing Home Baby

I have been fielding a lot of questions about what are my must-haves for bringing home baby.  The baby product market is constantly evolving, rolling out new & innovative merchandise to make a parent’s life easier. That being said, I feel pretty… Continue Reading

What A Mess!

I can’t believe my last post was in March.  I think I committed a little bit of blogger crime by not keeping up with weekly or even monthly posts.  Until last night, I was under the impression that you don’t… Continue Reading

A Year//That Mom Life

Why are first birthdays such a milestone moment for mothers?  It’s not as if our worries are over, far from it; they have only just begun.  Ahead are big caution signs with bold warnings of dangers such as broken hearts,… Continue Reading

The Greatest Gift of All//That Mom Life

It feels like yesterday that I was in a Chicago cab for my best friend’s bachelorette, drunkenly proclaiming my hopes that the pregnancy test I would take in 2 weeks would be positive. It feels like yesterday when I announced… Continue Reading

The Kid’s Bathroom//That Home Life

When we moved into our house 2.5 years ago, I had no plans of making the upstairs bathroom themed or even kid-oriented.  My mind was only changed when I saw Pottery Barn Kids’ Very Hungry Caterpillar shower curtain and accessories… Continue Reading

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Nursery//That Home Life

It has occurred to me that I shared details and décor for Noah’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” nursery, but never actually revealed the room itself.  The room has not only changed physical addresses, but also occupants.  Although Aria herself does not suffer… Continue Reading

OPERATION: The Baby Gate

  Long before building console tables and remodeling craigslist furniture finds, there was our first project: a baby gate for the stairs. I had purchased an inexpensive, run of the mill baby gate from Walmart when Noah was about 10… Continue Reading


Top: Old Navy (Summer 2014), Shorts: Express (Summer 2012), Shoes: Converse (Winter 2013)

Very Hungry Caterpillar Nursery//That Home Life

We are [finally] putting the finishing touches Noah’s big boy room while simultaneously putting the nursery back together.   While you are waiting for the Big Boy Room Reveal, I thought it would be fun to share the process of putting… Continue Reading


Top: Forever 21 (Summer 2013),  Black Cami: Forever 21 (Spring 2014),  Jeans: Pea in a Pod Maternity (Spring 2014), Earrings: Nordstroms (Winter 2011),  Shoes: Jessica Simpson (Spring 2013), Bracelet: Cincy Boutique