posted on: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

 Dress- Vintage| Flatforms-Thrifted| Bracelets- H&M (old)| Earrings- Gift| Ring- Vintage

Snippets Of Our Porch

posted on: Monday, July 21, 2014

The other day I was watching tv and I watched in horror as several back to school commercials popped up. I instantly became embarrassingly annoyed. This winter was hard and I am content in pretending this summer will last forever, wouldn't that be grand? With all of that said, I remembered that I never got the chance to share our little porch with you all.

Our "porch" was an old drainage system that I'm sure was way more functional at one point years ago. Our building was built in the mid 1800s, so everything is a little wacky and awesome, if you ask me. The porch became my end of pregnancy project. Since I really didn't have a nursery to focus on, the porch became my focus, and honestly was relatively easy. I decorated, planted, and enjoyed it all within a day. I had hoped to add more and do more, but it was pushed to the bottom of the list and we have been enjoying it as is.

The porch has become a place of our daily morning coffees, just the four of us, the sun, and the Brooklyn birds. It's funny how quiet this city is first thing in the morning. We love how this little space has become a home, our home. I'm not sure if I will ever get back to decorating our little space back there, but for the time being it's been wonderful, especially now with having two kids. I'm looking forward to a few more barbecues and chalk filled mornings.

 If you'd like, you can see more of our place here and here.

25| Taking Stock

posted on: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Today is my birthday! I am twenty-five, and with it comes a legit stamp of adulthood. It's weird, but twenty-five feels like my first milestone birthday, even though I don't feel like celebrating it much. I look around, and there is just so much to celebrate and be thankful for everyday. Twenty-four was about growing and learning, and really it was my best year in terms of that. I think twenty-five will be a great one!

Making: lots of milk. I'm like a faucet honestly.
Cooking: lots of salads
Drinking: lots of water
Reading: the new Lucky magazine with Solange on the cover.
Wanting: more hours in the day
Looking: at Oak and River. River has grown into such a mature little lady.
Playing: hide and seek throughout our apartment. There aren't many spots, but it's pretty funny.
Wasting: time staring out the window and thinking.
Wishing: that I could remember every moment of everyday
Enjoying: a coffee
Waiting: on my body to fully heal from labor
Liking: that River says she loves Oak every morning. She then follows the love with a few kisses and too many squeezes.
Wondering: when can I go to the hair salon today? This mop is ready!
Loving: the quiet moments
Hoping: to think less and cuddle more
Marveling: at how I could love two kids this much, it's amazing
Needing: more food. nursing problems
Smelling: the sweet neck of a newborn, there's nothing better.
Wearing: glorified sweatpants.
Following: my heart, always.
Noticing: my husband's strength.
Knowing: we all have bad days.
Thinking: about how life has a way of working.
Feeling: loved to the max.
Bookmarking: nothing. I wish
Opening: clean laundry, it just keeps on coming.
Giggling: when River and Peter sing and dance in the living room, they're such a pair.
Feeling: strong and loved.


posted on: Monday, July 14, 2014

A muu muu isn't for everyone, that much I know for sure. But I also know that for me, it's a total win, especially right now. Most days reach to the low 90's and between baby wearing, nursing, and running off of little to no sleep, I need easy and comfortable things that I feel good in. I love that I get to have fun on a seemingly boring day by mixing and matching patterns with my various vintage muu muu's.

Dress-Thrifted| Sandals- Saltwater| Earrings- Gifted from a friend