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  • 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
  • 36 weeks pregnant.

    36 weeks pregnant.

    read: 4 weeks until baby! you won’t hear me actually complain about this pregnancy. it’s been fairly smooth sailing. (I’m basing that mostly off of stories I’ve heard and not throwing out any red flags at…

    March 22, 2017
  • 6 household products on repeat.

    5 household products to put on repeat.

    I occasionally receive samples of new or “new to me” products in the mail from a company called influenster. essentially I test out the product + give my honest-to-goodness opinion. it’s rare I downright…

    February 27, 2017