The Best of 2019

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Since we’re nearing the end of January, I figured it’s probably about time to put up my 2019 favorites post. 😜

2019 was a wild year. It was best yet, for sure, but woo-ee. SO much happened, and I kind of can’t believe that I kept the blog up and running with everything we had going on. Very often, I felt like I was just running on fumes, so I’m proud of that!

Sifting through these posts was a great reminder of just how lucky we are. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the day-to-day, but I find such value in going back–even if it’s just scrolling through iPhone photos–and reliving, so to say. It really puts things in perspective and helps to highlight all that we have to be grateful for.

Looking forward to everything that 2020 has to bring our family and friends–and this community. Thank you so much for following along with us on our adventures. ♥️

(Also, apologies for how many posts I included. 😂 So many memories!)

The Best of 2019

Pregnancy Update

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Our KonMari Challenge

(Here’s how I tackled clothing as well as Emma’s room, btw.)

The Best of 2019

Ultimate Rothy’s Machine-Washable Shoe Review

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A Dad’s Guide to Dressing a Little Girl

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Little Red Peacoat

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Inside My Home Office

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10 Tips for Saving Money with Kids

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Marco Island

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Marco Island, Part II

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Emma Twirling in a Ric Rac Dress

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Stuck in Florida and Not Sad About It

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Best Travel Shirt + Tote

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Banana Leaf Dress

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I Can’t Believe I Did This (Cute Maternity Suits)

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Everlane Day Boot Review

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Preppy Bedding

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Warmest Trench Coat

University of Illinois

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Cashmere Wrap for Travel

Shelling on Sea Island

Tips for Flying with a Toddler

Rothy’s Slip-On Sneaker Review

Dolphin Boat Tour on Sea Island

Allbirds Sneaker Review

Hydrangea Bedding

Newport, Rhode Island

Day 1 in Newport

Day 2 in Newport

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

The Chandler

Noodle Running in the Snow

Sweet Mandy B’s

Happy Easter!

Third Trimester Pregnancy Update

Tiny Dancer

Great Basics

J.Crew Factory Favorites for the Whole Family

Birch Lane Impossible-to-Scratch Landry Leather Sofa Review

Serena & Lily Kids Table Review

Why You Need the J.Crew Dreamy PJs

15 Spring Outfits to Recreate

What’s New with Emma

On Friendship Lost

April Showers

I Had Lucy a Few Hours After This Photo was Taken

Introducing Lucy Larkin

The Best of 2019

Guide to Captiva, Florida

On Our Own

We Bought a House!

New Home Tour

Louis Vuitton Neverfull vs. Goyard St. Louis Tote

Dad Routine

Bow Back Sweater

Noodle Tote

Happy Father’s Day!

Deck in Progress

Mitch’s Childhood House

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Home Purchases

Postpartum Outfits

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MDW Weekend

Cute Factory Outfits

Larkin Girls in Sperrys

Gifts for New Moms

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What I Packed in my Hospital Bag

Fourth of July Outfits

Caught in the Rain

Mommy + Me Dudley Stephens

More Deck Progress

And More…

Designing Our Master with Serena & Lily

How We Moved + Had a Baby on the Same Day #omg

Field Museum

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Plans for Emma’s Room

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20+ Most-Used Infant Products

Sail to Sable Summer

My World

Scalloped Cami

Backyard Camping

Happy Anniversary

The Houses We Considered Before Buying Our Home

Master Bedroom Progress


Noodle Goes Swimming

Daughter in the Water

Family Christmas Card Photos in Ocean City

Back in New York

Matching with Grandma

Beach Look

Extended Family in Ocean City

The Last Night :(

Affordable Striped Couch

Plans for Lucy’s Room

Progress on Lucy’s Room

Bryant Park, NYC

Date Night in NYC

Anniversary Celebration

Upper West Side, NYC

First Flight with Two Kids

Emma’s Room Gets Wallpapered

Meet Greta

Great Infant Products

Spool Chair Review

Amazon Mumu Review

Back to School with Emma

Dining Room Furniture

Lucy Photos

Emma’s Photography

In an Old House in Paris…

Mitch’s Navy Office

Girl’s Best Friend

First Fall Look

How We Tackled Potty Training

Patagonia Quarter Zip Review

Deck: Before and After

Larkins in Lilly

First Day of Pre-K

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Four Generations

Emma “Doing Homework”

Oversized Blazer

Back to School Outfits

Lucy’s Helmet

85 and Fabulous

Master Bedroom Reveal

Plans for Our Kitchen

Kitchen in Progress

Kitchen Update

Barbour Shoot with Mitch

Fall Bucket List

Herringbone Sweater

Free People Ottoman Tunic

Fall Decor

Jumping in Muddy Puddles

Dudley Stephens Fall Outfit

Funny Baby Toys

Chanel Cap Toe Flat Review

Hot Dog Costume

DIY Gingham Pumpkins

Scalloped Cape

Halloween Costumes

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Wide-Angle iPhone Photos

Mitch and His Girls

Lucy Update

Leather Backpack Review

Toggle Cape

Our Annual Fall Drive

Everlane Liner Review

Why We Bought the VW Atlas

Old Navy Houndstooth Coat

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Homes of Uptown, New Orleans

Supersoft Yarn Sweaters

Winter Staples

Favorite Everlane Products

How $5 Changed My Hair

Personalized Gifts

Pinterest-Famous Sweater

Factory Holiday Outfits

The Best of 2019

Chandelier + Home Purchases

The Best of 2019

Easy Custom Drapes

Matching PJs

Sail to Sable Holiday

Tartan Crewcuts Coat

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Tartan Bow Slides

Tartan Blazers

Vineyard Vines Holiday Dinner

Ginger Jar Tote

His + Hers: Holiday Outfits

Blackwatch Plaid Blazer

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Dachshund Sugar Cookies

Friends in Tartan

Buffalo Plaid PJs

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Houses of Lincoln Park

Softest Cardigan

Holiday Cards

High-Waisted Tartan Pants

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Christmas in the Kitchen

Holiday Style with Emma

Christmas in Chicago

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Happy New Year!