peek into my week

Happy Wednesday!

I am so sorry my post is so tardy – there has just been so much going on that it’s hard to keep it all straight!

Here is a peek into my week 🙂

[Poppy started giving me this look recently and I can’t help but burst into laughter.  Like what is this?!]


[Fell asleep in our bed and it took everything in me not to let her stay]


[Picnic at the new house 🙂 ]


[Such a cute Mother’s Day surprise]


[I’ve always wanted to buy overalls and finally pulled the trigger.  I am SO glad I did – they are comfy and so cute.  Find them HERE]


[We were so excited to celebrate my sister’s 30th birthday over the weekend with so many of her favorite people!]


[Find a similar top to the one I am wearing below HERE and the dress version HERE]


[And Jordan & the girls made my Mother’s Day so so sweet!  Relaxing, easy, and fun]


[Find my rainbow tank HERE and hat HERE]


[And then this happened at the very end of my day. The greatest gift]




big news


I have been bursting at the seams with such exciting news but I wanted to wait and share until it was official.

We are moving!

Jordan and I have lived in our house in Hyde Park for the last 4+ years and have really loved it.  We’ve had great memories in this house.  We were newly married starting our lives in this house, brought both of our babies home to this house, had countless family dinners, events to celebrate friends, and became a family of 4 in this house.  I have so many memories of my Dad in this house.

We’ve also had some not great memories here.  I started typing out and explaining some of those memories but honestly, typing them out just doesn’t even do them justice.  I found out about Bea’s liver disease in this house. The day I lost my Dad I cried myself to sleep in this house.  I’ve missed him in this house.  I miss him in this house.

This house is full of so much.  So much love, so many memories, and so much of our family history (even though we’ve only live there for 4+ years).  I feel so tied to this home so needless to say, it was a difficult decision when we decided to move.

We’ve been looking for over a year.  Originally, we were looking for a house with a pool, yard, and enough space to live as the girls get older.  I wasn’t going to move for any ‘ol house and really always admired homes that were different – ones that look like they were loved and cherished by their owners.

I’m so excited that we found our perfect house.

We closed last week on a barn that was built in the late 1800’s and was converted into a home in the early 1900’s.  It has a great outdoor space and my favorite feature?  The different floors throughout the home – pebble, tile, herringbone wood, etc.  The home just has so much character and we are excited to make it our own.

So, some of you have followed along since the beginning.  You’ve seen us get married, start our family, move mountains for Bea, happily welcome Miss Poppy, and now move into our new/old home.  You’ll notice my posts will gear more towards home decor/decorating and furnishings as I start the process of turning our barn into our home.


I hope you continue to follow along 🙂




Let me talk to you about a mom game changer – the backpack.  Some of you have been talking about these and using them for awhile to carry all things kid related – but I have held off.  I love my purse and with one potty trained, it’s not like I have a ton to carry around.  However, as Poppy gets older and becomes more independent, it isn’t so easy to just hold one by the hand and the other on the hip.

Now, they both want a hand which means I need to be hands free.

So – I decided to start my hunt.

I came across a ton of great backpacks – some big, some little, some in cute colors, some just in black.  I was all over the map when trying to figure out the best fit for me.

Then, I was in a Cincinnati Children’s meeting and a girl I know walked in with the perfect one.  It was a great color leather, perfect size, and was versatile on the ways you could carry it.

Find it HERE and my sunglasses HERE.


Other great things about this backpack…

  1.  In addition to the leather color above, it comes in a black leather and red leather
  2. You can Amazon Prime it.
  3. It’s under $75


Find my new fave backpack HERE and a couple other options I love below!

LOVE this Longchamp backpack and it comes in a variety of colors.  I always feel like their stuff is super durable and the outside is easy to wipe and keep clean.  Find it HERE!


Here is the Freshly Picked backpack.  I always knew them as a company that makes cute baby moccasins but when I saw their backpack, it made total sense since they deal with moms all the time!  It comes in a variety of colors (in addition to the ones seen below) and the size seems perfect.  Check them out HERE!



Happy shopping!