Best Reads of January 2019

February 13, 2019 in Books

Every summer we’re flooded with articles shouting “TOP SUMMER READS!!! Take these books to the beach/lakehouse/any warm, relaxing place!”

But where are all the winter reads at? Winter isn’t a popular time for reading, probably because nobody has time until summer vacation rolls around. Luckily for you, I was able to squeeze some books into my very busy January. Here’s what I read that you should check out.

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7 Days of Part-Time Cloth Diapering

December 18, 2018 in Motherhood

When I was pregnant, cloth diapering was firmly in the “Oh no, never” category of parenting things I wanted to try. Changing Evie’s diapers would be my first time getting up close and personal with human waste and the thought of spraying poop off fabric at the end of the day made me queasy. But as Evie got older, I realized we were wasting a lot of disposable diapers. Well, not exactly “wasting”— they were serving a purpose, if only briefly, and then into the garbage they went.

I decided to give cloth diapers a try for a week to see how it compared to using disposables. Here’s what I found out!

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I Read 83 Books in 2018. Here’s What You Need To Read.

December 6, 2018 in Books

Every year I read a lot. Every year I swear I’m going to write a quick article about all the books I read and loved, and every year I fail. In fact, the post about my favorite books of 2017 is still sitting in my drafts folder. This is the year I got it together and jotted down my recommendations.

If you like inspired fiction, memoirs that will literally CHANGE YOUR LIFE and really important, in-depth reporting, read on.

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The view from here

November 8, 2018 in Thoughts

Oh, hey there. It’s been a while, right?

A lot of time passed as I wondered what to do with this space. When you decide to reveal a part of yourself publicly, it’s easy to slide into banality. It’s hard to commit to sharing thoughts because even sharing travel photos and thrifting finds left me feeling uncomfortably exposed.

All of these thoughts coincided with a lot of big things in my life:

Moving from a full-time role into a freelance position;

Getting pregnant;

Obviously having a baby;

And moving— we have a house of our own now, a blank canvas for a lot of posts about design!

So I think there is still space for sharing what we’re up to: books I’ve read, places we’ve gone, and home design plans, among other things. I hope you’ll stick around!

April Adventures in Joshua Tree

April 5, 2017 in California / Travel

Two years ago while making our big move from Austin to L.A., we stopped for the night right outside of Joshua Tree. Our intention was to do a short hike there the next day and then finish our drive to our new apartment in El Segundo, but after 12+ hours of driving and a rather uncomfortable sleep, all we wanted to do the next day was press on to our new (and first!) home together.

Ever since then, I’ve been meaning to come back to Joshua Tree. It’s always seemed like one of California’s less “popular” parks, standing in the shadow of places like Yosemite and even Death Valley. Finally, we had a reason to come back to Joshua Tree (our friend’s wonderful wedding!) and do a bit of exploring.

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