these days

Posted on: 12/16/15

December has been pretty crazy over here with Kenji super busy with work and our move delayed a few weeks (and really, who wants to move during the holidays?! not me) We are just so excited to finally be days away from settling into the new house and decorating our christmas tree. And I even saw there is some snow in the forecast for next week, so maybe we will be celebrating a white christmas all cozied up in our new home?! That would be oh so perfect. 

We did take a morning last weekend to go visit santa and the kids asked him to bring them all sorts of things like drums and an armadillo, and a new baseball bat and maybe even some special earrings so a certain girl can get her ears pierced. What! I'm definitely in denial any of our girls are old enough to be wanting that. They grow up so so fast! But I do look forward to some lazy days with the kids after this move is over, and soaking in some christmas parties and cookie baking and everything else we love so much. Happy Holidays!

hanging at the boat pond on an unusually warm day! I'm kind of missing that sunshine right about now 

△ date night and visiting santa!

△ puppet shows at the museum and a pretty amazing local burger joint

△ the chocolate walnut monster cookies from whole foods... so good!

gift guide for papas

Posted on: 12/6/15

We're rolling out the last of our gift guides this weekend and this one is all about Papa. We can't forget the most important man in our lives! Now, I know it's not as common here in the U.S. but our little ones have always called Kenji papa, and that made me even more excited to find that Best Papa Ever tee! Because he seriously is the best papa (I mean, the way he can juggle five kiddos running around and climbing at the park without ever losing anyone, it's amazing!). I've included some of my favorite Papa staples - like a knit scarf, backpack, and canteen for those afternoons in the park with the kids, a kindle for easy reading, and a Bose bluetooth speaker for listening to some tunes while rocking the babe to sleep. Plus Kenji's favorite Spiced Chile Hot Chocolate mix for these cold winter mornings. Check out the links below to see them all!

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gift guide for girls

Posted on: 12/5/15

I'm all about little luxuries for Christmas and these are a few of my favorite things this season! I'm always swooning over cute linens and added bonus when they're from small family businesses, which are so nice to support! Of course, winter is the perfect time for a little skincare pick me up, this is my fave charcoal mask from Origins and all natural coconut palette for adding a little glow in these gloomy months. These make great gifts for that wife/mama/sister/friend in your life, especially if they are a little blend of domestic and girly like me :) Links to all my favorites below. Enjoy!

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