Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Here are a few of my favorite things–the topics that really make me tick. I love to focus aspects of life that are already good and find ways to make them even better. You’ll find content here that I hope will add value to your everyday. We’ll discuss faith, travel, home, organization, fitness, podcasts, and more topics that will cheer you on to live your best, most abundant life.

Travel

Our Trip to Palmetto Bluff

It’s been so long since I’ve done a blog post recapping a trip, but this one was too good not to dedicate a blog post to! We actually had a trip planned to Mexico for this same week but had some issues getting Four a passport so we had to cancel 3 weeks out. Duncan had always wanted to visit Palmetto Bluff since hearing about it from a few friends,…

Home

Home Finds Under $100

Something I’ve really enjoyed and gotten more into in the last few years is home decor. I feel like I’m finally finding my own groove and the kind of style I actually like. And even though moving twice in two years has been a *major* pain, it’s also been fun to get to decorate and kind of make these homes our own. Which is the purpose for today’s post! I…

Motherhood

Favorite Newborn Products

Four just got to the three-month mark and I thought it might be helpful to share some of my favorite products I’ve used and loved thus far. I know how overwhelming it can feel to be a first-time mom, so I hope this post is helpful and insightful! There are *so* many products out there, it can feel daunting to pick which ones to get! I found it helpful to…

Motherhood

Ideal Hospital Bag Packing List

As you all know by this point, I didn’t actually get to pack a bag for the hospital since Four came 5 weeks early. I was pretty unprepared when it happened and was only able to grab a few things before rushing to the hospital. I grabbed my phone, a charger, my ID, a blanket and some towels since I was leaking water like crazy. But since having Four, I’ve…

Motherhood

Four’s Birth Story

I’ve been wanting to write this post for so long, but couldn’t seem to find the brain power or focus to actually sit down and do it. And to be honest, I wasn’t sure if it was something I was going to share or that y’all would want to read. But now as a new mom and reading other birth stories, I see how much connection they can bring between…

Beauty

How I Set Up My Guest Bathroom

Hi, friends! Wow, it’s been a minute since I’ve written a blog post, but I’m excited to be back today and share a few updates with y’all about our guest bathroom! If you’re not completely up to date on my life (which is not something I assume BTW, lol), Duncan and I moved back to Dallas in January and just a few short weeks later I gave birth about five…

Motherhood

Nursery Update: What I’ve Ordered So Far

Today is all about baby Four’s nursery and I’m so excited to share it with y’all! To be honest, it’s nowhere near finished, but I’ve been getting lots of questions and I also feel like we’re finally at a point where there are actual updates to share. One of the biggest things we did to transform the space is add the millwork, which I am obsessed with!! And I love…

Motherhood

Baby Monitor Recommendations From The BTD Community

Hi friends! Ever since moving to Dallas 10 days ago, I have been in full nesting mode –  it feels so good to have the move behind us and finally be able to have a home for all baby’s things! One of the items I haven’t checked off my list though is a baby monitor. There are so many options – each with so many reviews opinions – that it…

Motherhood

5 Casual Tops I’m Loving Right Now

Hi friends! These tops have been on constant rotation lately as I’ve been in my third trimester. This week, I’m 35 weeks and feeling like clothes are getting harder and harder. I put together a reel on my instagram (been wanting to do that for months!) and I thought it would be easiest to link all the looks in one spot! All these tops are NON maternity but they’ve worked…

Motherhood

My Go-To Bras During Pregnancy

Hi Friends! I’ve had a few questions from the BTD community about which bras have worked best for me during pregnancy. I struggled to answer this question at first – there are so many options. And bras tend to be such a personal thing – something that works for me, may not work for you. BUT, now that I’m almost eight months into pregnancy, I’ve finally figured out what really…

Home

Plans for our New Kitchen

Hi friends! I’m so excited to finally share a few things have been going on behind the scenes. If you missed it, Duncan and I recently moved back to Dallas after living in Denver for the past 14-ish months. I know, *very* quick turnaround! But you know, life throws you curveballs sometimes. I wanted to share a few plans we have for the kitchen (nothing huge, just little changes to…

Home

Denver Dining Room & Kitchen Photo Tour

I just posted this photo on instagram saying that we’re packing up our kitchen today and realized that I’d never actually shared these images of our Denver kitchen and dining room on the blog! I’ve had this sitting in drafts for months! So I wanted to get the blog post up before we officially move to Dallas at the end of this week – gah crazy times right now! Denver…

Home

The Vibe I’m Going for With the Nursery

I’ve been meaning to put all my thoughts together in a blog post to document my process with getting the nursery ready.  I didn’t get started until pretty in my pregnancy because we weren’t sure where we were going to live. Up until late November, we had so many things were up in the air, so it was hard to make plans.  But now that we know we’ll be in…

Fitness

How I’ve Been Working Out Through My Pregnancy

One of my most frequently asked questions during my pregnancy has definitely been how I’ve been working out throughout. And I totally get why! Working out during pregnancy is something that many people feel differently about – there are so many opinions and lots of guidance on the subject that it can be difficult to navigate.

Motherhood

Second Trimester Q&A

I’m a little late to writing this post since I’m currently 30.5 weeks pregnant, but I still wanted to close out my second trimester with a few questions and answers. I went through all the questions you guys submitted via Instagram last week and rounded up the top questions. I always love reading about other people’s experiences and love hearing all the little things that make each journey unique. Plus,…

Lifestyle

We’re Moving Back To Texas

Hi friends! I’m SO thrilled to finally be sharing about our huge move! It has taken up SO much brain space lately and I’m excited to be able to talk and share about it openly now that things are settled and in place (probably goes without saying… there were a lot of moving pieces that needed to get sorted before sharing…). So let’s start here… GOODNESS, it has been QUITE…

Recipes

Mayple Soy Salmon

Today I am so excited to share one of my favorite recipes. Duncan and I eat this (at least) a couple times a month – its delicious AND simple. I haven’t always been comfortable cooking, and lets be honest, I’m still not that comfortable. But, it has definitely been one of my favorite pastimes this year. I love finding easy, go-to recipes. I also love spending time in the kitchen…

Home

Denver Office Photo Tour + Home Decor Shops I Love

I apologize for this JUST being published, but I’m thrilled to finally share the finished realists of my Denver office! I LOVE it! Of all the rooms we decorated in the house, I think this one took me the longest to figure out because I couldn’t figure out how I wanted to lay it out. I knew I needed a full length mirror in here for outfit try-ons and styling,…