catching zzz’s: my consultation with jennifer gilman, child sleep consultant!

catching zzz’s: my consultation with jennifer gilman, child sleep consultant!

stranger: “awww your baby is adorable!” you: “thank you!” stranger: “is she a good sleeper?” … i’ve always heard that there would be a whole slew of comments and questions i’d get the minute i became a mother but this is easily the most common and typical conversation that i’ve had with nearly everyone who has met my daughter. what does “is she a good sleeper” mean, anyway? at 14 weeks, an infant’s schedule is completely unpredictable. does she sleep a billion hours a day? YES…are those hours the same every day? NO… does she give a hoot if she wakes me at 4am? the bags under my eyes say absolutely NOT. in reality – we were blessed with a “good sleeper” by society’s standards. she’s easy to put down, she adjusted quickly to her crib, and once she’s aware that it’s bedtime she (usually) stays in her crib for 7 hours straight give or take. but even with this current reality – i’m well aware that at only 3 months old, all of this could change on a dime – and FAST. so i called in the “big guns” and met with jennifer gilman, new jersey’s certified child sleep expert with good night sleep site. read on to hear about our consultation, and for some of my favorite tips & tricks that i learned during our time together! Continue reading “catching zzz’s: my consultation with jennifer gilman, child sleep consultant!”

back to blogging! my spring collab with letote, and why it fits into my lifestyle!

back to blogging! my spring collab with letote, and why it fits into my lifestyle!

i’m baaaaack! i’ve taken quite the blogging hiatus since becoming a mom. your every waking moment is spent focused on this tiny person (and most of your moments are, unfortunately “waking” moments!) so thanks to all my consistent readers for bearing with me while i focused on family! indie will be three months old on saturday, and we’re finally in more of a manageable routine. we get out a bunch, we’re enjoying the weather, and i’m having a much easier time navigating life with a little sidekick. read on for my first post in months!  Continue reading “back to blogging! my spring collab with letote, and why it fits into my lifestyle!”

indie’s birth story

indie’s birth story

fourteen days ago i gave birth to my beautiful baby girl. fourteen days ago my life changed forever. i wish i could say it’s been rainbows and butterflies, but my reality is one that i’m eager to write about because there’s beauty in every birth story and ours has truly been one for the books. i’m really getting into the nitty gritty with this one, so this is your official trigger warning. this post contains sensitive subject matter. read on to hear about my labor, delivery, and what’s happened since. Continue reading “indie’s birth story”

she is a wildflower: baby e.’s nursery reveal!

she is a wildflower: baby e.’s nursery reveal!

this is easily my favorite blog post that i’ve EVER written!!!! i don’t think i realized how long i’ve been waiting for this moment, but decorating my baby girl’s nursery and bringing a vision to life has made me so happy, proud and excited. read on to hear about my inspiration, the products i went with to create her aesthetic, and of course to see wall-to-wall footage of my little lady’s earthy oasis! Continue reading “she is a wildflower: baby e.’s nursery reveal!”

my hospital bag essentials!

my hospital bag essentials!

the time has come and i can’t even believe i’m saying this, but my hospital bags are PACKED and now “live” in the trunk of our car (except for the things we use on the daily). it’s wild to think i could go into labor starting any day now… and i had a ton of fun packing things away for my little girl. it’s starting to feel SO real. read on to hear what i felt was necessary and what i decided to leave at home! Continue reading “my hospital bag essentials!”

‘baby’ it’s cold outside: my baby shower recap!

‘baby’ it’s cold outside: my baby shower recap!

what a whirlwind week it’s been! i’m finally getting around to posting about my EPIC baby shower that took place on sunday january 27th, 2019! read on for the nitty gritty on my incredible vendors, the theme, and of course coverage of the party! Continue reading “‘baby’ it’s cold outside: my baby shower recap!”

6 weeks to go: our maternity shoot by melissa batista photography!

6 weeks to go: our maternity shoot by melissa batista photography!

it’s approximately 6 weeks to baby girl and i am THRILLED to flaunt our recent maternity session, shot by melissa batista photography! read on for details on my looks, the studio space and melissa’s work – plus 25 of my favorite final picks!!! how will i EVER choose which to share on instagram?! Continue reading “6 weeks to go: our maternity shoot by melissa batista photography!”

the home stretch: transitional winter maternity faves

the home stretch: transitional winter maternity faves

oh em geeee you guys…. it’s been over a month since my last (physical) blog post. i wish i could chalk it up to all things pregnancy related, but i think i’ve just been slacking, if i’m being honest. it’s a wonky time to blog, because so many women will benefit from hearing about maternity clothes (if not now, then eventually!) but so many of my existing followers are probably not on the same page, so i’ve been keeping the maternity fashion to instagram and only going into great detail when i feel it’s really necessary. in this entry, i’m killing three birds with one stone, discussing a few of my recent favorite pieces that i’ve added to my mom-to-be wardrobe! Continue reading “the home stretch: transitional winter maternity faves”

shopping tactics revealed: eveningwear for ANY shape!

shopping tactics revealed: eveningwear for ANY shape!

if you’ve been following along on my insta stories, you’re well aware by now that i’ve been hanging out in nashville, tennessee since monday morning! last night i attended the cma awards, which was an incredible experience! peep stories for an inside look at the event, and read on to hear about my head to toe outfit – where you can buy dupes – and why planning this ensemble wasn’t as effortless as it looked! in this post, i’m talking about evening wear for any shape featuring XSCAPE brand (totally not sponsored, just lots of love).  Continue reading “shopping tactics revealed: eveningwear for ANY shape!”

rent, rock, repeat! indigo heights x rent the runway: unlimited!

rent, rock, repeat! indigo heights x rent the runway: unlimited!

on the heels of my appearance on the rachael ray show, i got to really experiment with the idea of subscription clothing services and their benefits during pregnancy – so today i’m talking about another service, rent the runway unlimited, that i can really stand behind during this nine month stretch (… literally!) Continue reading “rent, rock, repeat! indigo heights x rent the runway: unlimited!”