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I’ve always felt like I should be good at design. I really enjoy writing and photography, and those are creative fields, after all. But design has always been difficult for me, whether graphic, interior or blog-related. Pinterest has helped, as have friends like Kira and Jess who are uniquely talented in that area. The struggle has always been real, though. ;)

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Closet Clean-Out

If you read this post, you may have seen that Mitch recently built me a shoe closet. It’s nothing fancy, but it’s made such a difference. Before, I just had piles of shoes at the base of my closet, and it was nothing short of a disaster. Now? I can actually see all my shoes, and it’s made getting ready so much easier… and a lot more fun. :)

At the same time, those magical shoe shelves have made me fully aware that I own too much.

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Behind the Scenes

Tiered Top (See similar picks below!) / Everlane Navy Leather Clutch c/o (Also love the crossbody version!) / White Skinny Jeans (They’re worth it! Super soft and don’t stretch out.) / Loeffler Randall Sandals (Also available via Nordstrom here. They Run TTS. This version is on MAJOR sale! Love the wedges, too, and the gold ones are beautiful. This Sam Edelman version is so much more affordable. Have ’em in pink and love them! Also TTS.) / Monica Vinader Bracelet c/o

I have a couple of funny stories about this shoot:

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10 Things I’m Looking Forward to this Spring

Eileen Fisher Top / Similar Rag & Bone Jeans / Bow Mules / Leather Tote / Similar Scarves here, here, here and here / Topcoat

Okay, I’m a day late. But I totally forgot that yesterday was the first day of spring until Mitch arrived home from school and mentioned it. Which is funny, because Emma and I spent the entirety of the day outdoors. We ran errands, we hung out with our neighbors, we went to the bookstore, and we even signed ourselves up for “mommy and me” gym classes. What a little warm weather will do for productivity and happiness, am I right?!

Anyway, I’m pretty happy it’s spring–as I’m sure you are, too. So in honor of the “holiday,” I thought I’d share a few things I’m excited for this season:

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Three Home Updates

New rug from DwellStudio! Wearing: Bow Mules / White Skinny Jeans / Ruffled Gingham & Striped Top

If you’ve been following along this blog for a while, you know that our first year of homeownership was insane. The flood definitely forced us to move very quickly with renovation decisions, as did getting pregnant. But by the end of that first year, we’d pretty much “finished” every room. (With the exception of the kitchen, which is still very, very yellow. Oy. And our master bedroom, which we’re almost done with.) After years and years of bouncing from one apartment to the next, we now finally live in a space that we can call our own, and we truly feel at home here. While it’s tiny, most of the house is a reflection of us, and every room tells a little story.

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Recent Finds

Pink bow mules — Crazy soft and comfy. And affordable!

I won’t lie: last night was kind of crummy. We were running all over Chicago and the suburbs to complete a bunch of projects because I struggle with to-do lists during the week when I’m taking care of Emma. The day, however, was awesome. We attended the one-day Radio Flyer Adventure Travel agency in Lincoln Square, which I wrote about here… and Emma ended up being on the 5 o’clock news! We had such a great time with Radio Flyer, and we truly couldn’t believe how adorable the setup was. Afterwards, we went to lunch at Jerry’s, and then we took Emma to the toy store. (The cutest!)

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