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  • our baby is ONE!

    our baby is ONE!

    I cannot wrap my around this – I’m the mom of a one-year-old! I’ve been a roller-coaster of emotions, as of late (or rather, since I got pregnant). I, along with every single person that…

    April 26, 2018
  • how to make baby food.

    how to make baby food.

    it’s strange I feel the need to defend myself + my decision to make our baby’s food. but I do. so, humor me as I share why. (then: the how to). it’s impossible to…

    November 20, 2017
  • being a mom.

    being a mom.

    becoming a mom is the most magical, terrifying + wonderful experience. you have no idea what you’re doing, but know you would do anything for your tiny human. I am very new to this…

    September 11, 2017
  • llbychels bathroom updates

    4 inexpensive bathroom updates.

    last spring, the husband + I purchased our first home. when we put in our offer, the house was 30 days from completion of construction. it was good in the sense that we did…

    July 12, 2017
  • coffee game.

    updating your coffee game.

    as if coffee is a game. it’s not. it wasn’t before, and it definitely isn’t now that we have a little one. the husband + I are quick to take action in the morning…

    July 10, 2017
  • 6-essentials-for-your-newborn

    6 essentials for your newborn.

    the thought of bringing home a baby can be overwhelming. you’ve listened to your friends + family and studied up on the internet. now you just cross your fingers and hope you have everything…

    June 13, 2017
  • introducing baby jackson.

    introducing baby jackson.

    it’s those situations that push you just right up to your breaking point, right? you come out the other side with a new + improved outlook on life. (at least that’s the hope). I’ll…

    May 26, 2017
  • jackson's birth story.

    jackson’s birth story.

    the husband + I just had the best + worst week of our entire lives. we welcomed our little boy into the world on wednesday, april 26th at 2:52PM. shortly after he arrived, he…

    May 4, 2017
  • nursery reveal | home sweet diehl.

    nursery reveal | home sweet diehl.

    the husband + I wanted a neutral, adventure-inspired nursery. even before we knew the gender of our little. we want him to grow up loving to explore + travel as much as we do.…

    April 13, 2017
  • 39 weeks pregnant.

    39 weeks pregnant.

    I’m unfortunately writing this update from urgent care. we’re seconds away from 39 weeks pregnant and I consider myself insanely lucky to have had no complications, until now. the biggest surprise: it’s a toothache!…

    April 10, 2017