Transitions (+ Tiny Links)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

This last week or so has been a doozy. First we had some readjusting to do after our awesome week-long family camping trip. Rowen was anxious to get back on a regular schedule and have a break from all the driving (we went all the way to Oregon and back!). And she turned 3 months old!! I have to admit that I shed a tear over the fact that our 3 months of  'newborn' - that precious 4th trimester - was at it's end. I might have scrolled through and cried at her newborn photos...just maybe. Then, on Friday, I had my first full day back to work. Luckily Jim was able to be home with her for a few days before her transition to daycare, and I was able to see her a few times throughout the day, but she was definitely shaken up a bit (and so was mama!). And then Rowen experienced her first little cold! It seems to be almost better already (*fingers crossed*) but we had a rough night or two, and it was so sad to see her frustration at the stuffy/sniffly nose she was dealing with. Now on Wednesday she has her first full day of daycare (located right here at my work, which is amazing), which will be another big change for her.

It's been a time of transitions for this lil family of ours, and I know we'll come out beautifully on the other end...but in the meantime we'd love any positive vibes you have time to send our way :).


In the mood for some good reads? Here are some links I enjoyed from around the web this week - hope you enjoy too....

Tiny Living

I might be biased, but you should definitely check out this great article about tiny-housers with a baby in the East!!   :)

Tiny homes are in legal-limbo, as they aren't quite a house and not quite an RV. I'm excited to check out this docuseries, Living Tiny Legally, which explores what it takes to get tiny homes legalized.

Six tiny home owners share their secrets to meaningful living. 

Incredible tiny homes from around the world.

Thoughts from some tiny home owners on what it's like to live in such a small space


Take these steps towards your minimalist wardrobe.


I love this surprising way to stop tantrums.

I love linen.

Tiny House Spotlight

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

When I came across this gorgeous tiny house I knew I had to share it -- how beautiful is this?? This is The Rook by Wind River Tiny Homes - the same guys that built our home. Check out the beautiful interiors...

I love the unique desk unit, the floating stairs, custom clothes organization area and swing-out stools at the bar. They chose such gorgeous wood for everything. It's so cool to see how creative people are being with tiny homes these days! Sounds like the owner had a big hand in designing the house as well - I'm curious to see how it looks when it's furnished. 

Have you seen any gorgeous tiny homes lately? I'd love to see!

(all photos found at

Welcome September

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Though I usually have lots and lots of love for September, this year it's a bit tough for me to swallow. This month means the end of my maternity leave - I go back to work in a couple of weeks. In just a little over a week my baby hits the 3 month mark. It also means the end of this cherished "fourth trimester". I usually love change and I fully embrace each shifting season - it's so unfamiliar to me to be clinging on to time like this. I have a feeling it won't be the last "season" in my life that I try to cling on to.

So! In an effort to welcome my usually beloved September with open are some things I'm super excited for this month :).

1. Family camping trip. This one is big! We leave today for a week long getaway with Rowen. We rented a tow-behind camp trailer and will be heading up north to camp and explore for the week. Our first family vacation!

2. Crisper days. Our gorgeous nearby nature trails are calling my name, but it's been too hot to strap Rowen on and enjoy them. I'm hopeful that this month will bring cooler afternoons and evenings, allowing us to spend even more time outside.

3. Health! I'm anxious and ready to get back to a better physical state. I'm so proud of my body, extra poundage and all, for what it has accomplished (growing and feeding a baby and all). That said, I'm ready to feel more like myself again so I'm going to put some effort into working out and healthy eating this month.

4. Wedding planning. We are getting married in April, and after a long baby-hiatus I'm starting to get SO excited again to plan our big event!

5. Watching Rowen grow. This one is of course bitter sweet - I'm already mourning her teeny tiny squish days (and she's still pretty darn tiny and squishy). But watching her develop and start to show more and more bits of personality and love has been amazing, and I can't wait to see what joys this month brings.

Whew I feel better already. Welcome, September!