Clean beauty favorites.

I’ve never been a big makeup person, and that is mostly because 1) my mom didn’t (and still doesn’t) wear much makeup 2) my limited knowledge about it, which came from a good friend during the college years + a few blogposts and magazines 3) I don’t have a lot of time. My beauty routine…

Our week in little squares.

I’m late on last week’s update, because Gary and I finally caved and started watching Stranger Things at night. We resisted for a long time because I’m a scaredy cat and didn’t want to go to bed terrified, but so far so good. It is indeed a fascinating show and we are hooked (we are…

Poufs.

Last week, I brought home a lavender-colored knit pouf and it has quickly become a favorite seat/step stool/foot rest/push toy/accent furniture around here. The round shape and the knit texture are so fun. They also help adding layers and dimensions to our space without looking cluttered or out of place (seriously, wherever you put it,…

Stepping out of his comfort zone.

The seasonal transition into fall and colder weather always has this effect on me: other than making me want to rearrange our whole house and purge the closet, it motivates me to shake up our normal routine with the kids. So I thought, with Zoey and Nathan, since they didn’t do any summer camps this…

What we’re reading lately.

In our home, it’s a constant book mess. Books are scattered all over the floor (sometimes Izzy likes to line up all her favorite ones and open up a book shop, and forgets to clean up for a whole week.) I’d find books in a huge pile here in the toy shopping cart, a small…

Our week in little squares.

Happy Friday! We woke up this morning to a little bit of snow (!!) on our rooftop and grass in the backyard, and had quite a bit of snow coming down for a good hour during lunch time. None of it stuck around and it’s just freezing cold outside now, but I could feel winter…

A kids’ craft corner.

Being a family of homebodies, our house is our very favorite place to be.  It isn’t big or fancy, but it is very special because Gary (my husband) grew up in this home until he was 10 years old.  The same bedroom he stayed in as a little kid had been the designated baby room…