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My Birth Story – Ayla Mae

My Birth Story – Ayla Mae

March 15th 2019 at 10:21pm, Ayla Mae Van Gaalen FINALLY made her appereance into the world after a very long, very exhausting, very painful 22.5 hours of labour. Let’s start from the beginning, shall we? On March 14th, I was 40w3d pregnant and I was […]

Basic to Modern in Seconds

Basic to Modern in Seconds

Five years ago my husband and I built our home and to say my style has changed dramatically would be an understatement. In 2014 I was all about the chandeliers, deer heads, rustic wood and silver accents and fast forward to 2019 I’m like gimmie […]

Living Textiles Co. Review

Living Textiles Co. Review

The only thing better than finding a trendy brand with high quality products is finding a trendy brand with high quality products with EXTREMELY low price points. For real, it really doesn’t get any better than that. The Lee family started their business in Sydney […]

Hospital Bag Essentials – For Parents

Hospital Bag Essentials – For Parents

Last week I wrote a blog post on hospital bag essential for baby and after receiving such great feedback I decided to write a quick post on what I’ll be packing for both my husband and I in our Fawn Design Weekender bag and a […]

Boho/Scandinavian Gender Neutral Nursery Reveal

Boho/Scandinavian Gender Neutral Nursery Reveal

Can we all agree that creating spaces for your little’s is quite honestly the best thing ever?! I’ve spent an embarrassing amount of time scrolling through Pinterest and Instagram looking for inspiration for our rainbow babe’s nursery. I knew that I wanted to go in […]

Transitioning Toddler From Crib to the Endy Mattress

Transitioning Toddler From Crib to the Endy Mattress

You know those moments in motherhood when you realize that “holy sh*t – I’m actually a mom and holy sh*t I’m the one who’s responsible for not only keeping this human alive, but transitioning them from a crib to a bed + potty training them. […]

Hospital Bag Essentials – For Baby

Hospital Bag Essentials – For Baby

With less than 7 weeks left until our newest addition arrives – I’ve started to really be like HOLY sh*t this is actually happening and I need to get prepared because the last thing I want to be doing is running to Walmart when my […]

Gourmet Blender Hot Chocolate

Gourmet Blender Hot Chocolate

When I think about the holiday season I think of four things: family, food, gifts and hot chocolate. Ok wait, I’m going to cheat a little and add a fifth thing, traditions because it’s my blog & I can do what I want, ha! What […]

Baby Names I Love [and might be using]

Baby Names I Love [and might be using]

Picking your kids forever name is hard. So f’ing hard. Personally for me I want something that’s not overly common but easy to pronounce and spell and just when I find a name I love, my husband hates it. Story of my life and probably […]

– Toddler Gift Guide –

– Toddler Gift Guide –

I asked on Instagram for y’all to give me suggestions on what to get an almost 2 year old for Christmas and his birthday since they are only two weeks apart. I had such a great response and so many messages asking if I would […]