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Our Home Tour

May 25, 2016

If I could compile a list of my all-time favorite stores, Home Goods would easily make that list. I've been a loyal Home Goods shopper from my very first apartment, right out of college, to our very first home, in which we moved in to this past November. So when I had the opportunity to collaborate with Home Goods in decorating the untouched rooms (the nursery and the bedroom) and then sprucing up the rooms we already started on (the living room and dining room), I could have not been more excited. In all honesty, out of all the projects and collaborations I've worked on, this was easily in my top three. As soon as I told some of my close friends the news, their response was "you're basically already their brand ambassador.." So very true.

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Tonal Edge

May 23, 2016

I wore this outfit over the weekend to eat Omakase at our favorite Japanese restaurant in Brooklyn. Since having the baby, we've ordered sushi in, but lets be honest, it's just not the same. It was everything I've been dreaming of and more.

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End of Week Roundup

May 20, 2016

SPLURGE: I've been eyeing these for months and finally bit the bullet! Also, on sale in black if you're lucky enough to snag your size. I find they run true to size.

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Ten looks that are inspiring me

May 18, 2016

Ten looks that are giving me some major life right now! How do you guys save the photos that bring you inspiration? For me, of course I use Pinterest, but more than that, I screenshot photos on my phone and store them in individual folders: "outfit inspiration," "interior," "restaurants to try/things to order," and they're folders I'm constantly referring to. Here are some looks from my outfit inspo file!

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Weekend Cool

May 16, 2016

I'm the first to admit that I love a beautifully made designer shoe, but in some cases, I'd rather not spend the money if I'm able to find a less expensive alternative.

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Our Birth Story: Nate Jacob Hodne

May 11, 2016

We welcomed our beautiful boy on Sunday, April 24th at 12:07 am. He weighed 7.4 ounces and measured at 21 inches long. But let me rewind...

On that previous Friday, already at 41 weeks and 1 day, I had a sonogram appointment to make sure there was enough fluid in my body to keep him in there a few days longer. Although I was already scheduled to get induced on the following Tuesday, we prayed he would naturally arrive before then. After Keith and I left the sonogram appointment, he went off to work and I started walking around the Union Square Market picking up dried flowers, a bag of produce and some other odds and ends. I walked around the city for a couple of hours, got some lunch, even shopped a little (typical - ha!) and then hopped on the train to make my way home. At around 6PM, I started to feel some intense pressure on my pelvis, which I've felt before, but it felt a lot stronger than I've felt in the past. Honestly, even up until that day, I barely felt anything major throughout my entire pregnancy, didn't get any Braxton Hicks and slept reasonably well with the exception of being woken up by some killer Charlie Horse cramps in my calf a few times, something I would occasionally get, even before getting pregnant. So when I started feeling the cramping, I was on high alert.

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