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Hi. We’ve Missed You!

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Well helloooo there stranger, it’s been a while!

Little did we know when we posted last, a little (BIG) life curve ball was about to take place. We truly hope you follow us on Instagram otherwise I betting your wondering what on earth happened?!

No, we are not stopping the blog, and no we didn’t forget about you!

For those who don’t follow us on Insta, we’ll give the little low down….

Sarah’s water broke with her little boy at just 24 weeks of pregnancy. She was immediately admitted to the hospital and put on bedrest, and had to stay there until she finally delivered at 30 weeks to the cutest little boy, Liam Max at only 3lbs 4oz.

Liam, now almost 4 months is doing remarkably well. But it’s been an insanely busy summer with his extended NICU stay and then pretty much house bound with oxygen for another couple of months. It’s been all-hands-on-deck helping her family and we’re all finally beginning to feel ‘back to normal’.

(Pics from Sarah’s Instagram)

This blog is a product of love. We love getting together and having our creative outlet, we love sharing a little of our lives and our finds! We love hearing we’ve helped or shared something you love too!

With now a combined 5 kids, three years and under, life is insane! Pretty much every day seems like a scramble of trying to piece together a life full of all the things we want it to be. But some days we need to strip it down to the basics. Are we fed? Are we dressed? Are we happy?! And after all that has been taken care of, we like to pop back here and check in with ourselves and share some things we’ve been enjoying.

As we try and get back to our pace of posting regularly, we hope you enjoy what you see as a little escape from your crazy lives too!

We appreciate your time, thanks for visiting!

Sarah & Emily

xoxox

(Pics from Em’s Instagram)

The Start of Baby Boy’s Nursery!

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Good Morning! We hope you had a fantastic Easter weekend. Ours was truly lovely, with the girlies ever more getting into the holidays and festivities, it’s just adding to the fun. It’s so nice to spend special days with lots of family, but we always miss those who don’t live near.

Ah Good times!

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On to the nursery…

I’ve been really excited to get going on baby boy’s room for a while now, but with so much fantastic design inspiration out there (thank you Pinterest!) I had a hard time narrowing down what style I really wanted to go with.

As with the girls’ nursery, I knew I wanted to stay pretty neutral, (it brings out my much needed calm side), and to add a little blue since it’s been my favorite “real” color since childhood.

My thought was traditional elements with a modern feel. When talking it through with Em, she suggested I just get started and put a design board together…so here we are, and I’m pretty please with how it’s all looking.

Curtains | Crib | Lighting | Rug | Dresser | Mirror | Lamp | Sloth

We’re reusing one of the girls cribs which we LOVED, and decided to stay with the same dresser as the girls, just the smaller version. I like to have small elements of consistency throughout the house to keep things looking coherent.

The blue is calming and so ‘baby boy”, while little black accents like the cameras and nobs on dresser with add just a spark of contrast. I’m not in love with the mirror for the space, I’m hoping I can find one at Home Goods, but I love how wood always adds warm and the cozy natural elements, I’ll be doing some wooded frames or shelfs too. The lighting is all pretty modern. The shapes are bold and clean.

Do you guys have a hard time choosing between styles too?

I’m really at my core modern, but always love the warmth of traditional…or maybe it’s the other way around. Either way, I’m pretty pleased with how this is all flowing together so well, at least on paper! Now time to get ordering and seeing it in person.

To see Baby Ben’s Nursery from last year click HERE. My twin girls’ nursery HERE, and Lady Jane’s HERE.

With our fourth nursery in 4 years, I love how they are all so unique, so see!

Sarah x

Our Favorite Fish Dish

Friday, April 14th, 2017

One of our favorite meals lately has been fish and veggies.
High protein, low carb and calorie, and easy, easy, EASY!

We have been loving frozen individual packaged and portioned tilapia. We thaw the night before in the fridge and put them in the oven for 30 minutes with whatever veggies we have in the fridge. Sarah makes a tasty dilly dip that makes the fish and veggies extra tasty: 1/3 c mayo, 1/2 lemon, dash of dried dill.

Easy, healthy and delicious, it’s a winner and we hope you’ll give it a try.

-Sarah and Emily

Em’s Spring Wardrobe for under $150

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Spring is here and it’s time to lighten up my all black winter wardrobe!

I’ve found a few great items I’ve been loving and so excited to share with you.

The newest trend I’ve been seeing is the bell sleeve. I found THIS tee and immediately fell in love with the it. The ruffles aren’t too crazy which is perfect for my every day running around with the kids. This tee is incredibly soft and know it will be my favorite all summer. I ordered a size up for an extra loose fit and ease for nursing.

THESE jeans are lightweight and extra stretchy. I don’t want to wear any other jeans now I have them because they are that comfortable! How did I manage without them?

My next favorite are THESE sandals from Target. They are super comfy and I love the simple style. I bought both cognac and black because I couldn’t decide which I liked better and they are buy one get one half off this week!

Nothing speaks more to me in the summer than white eyelet. THIS blouse is perfection! I’ve been wearing it with my new favorite jeans above and with a navy stretchy pencil skirt.

My last new item is THIS black v neck tee from Madewell. I wear a black tee at some point of every single day and have bought so many different brands over the years. I’m liking how this one is so lightweight for summer, without being sheer. It’s also extra long which is great for all the twisting and bending I do with the kids.

It’s safe to say that I know you will love these items!
I hope you’ll treat yourself and enjoy those amazing jeans and maybe a few tops too!

-Emily x

Low Carb Cucumber and Turkey Sandwiches

Friday, April 7th, 2017

As the weather warms up we’re looking to try new things for lunch. With Em being gluten free and both of us trying to be a little more carb conscious we tried these cucumber sandwiches.

low carb sandwiches

We sliced an English cucumber thinly, spread with plain cream cheese and layered with Columbus brand turkey. We garnished with a little dried dill and that is all! We can imagine these being amazing midsummer after a morning at the pool, and also great for a little low carb snack any time.

We hope you have a lovely weekend!
-Sarah and Emily xx