olive june

road tripping with a toddler | ten tips

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-twenty-seven weeks with my sweet summer boy-

in april, parks and i will be making another trip to the midwest to see family and friends. it's about an eight-hour drive, without stops. this can easily turn into an extra hour or two with a toddler, which sometimes means we have to get creative. parks loves the car (he always has) and enjoys looking for every school bus and truck along the way. however, he does get restless from time to time. hopefully, these toddler survival tips for a road trip will help you on your next adventure.

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"grow through what you go through"

questions to ask when decluttering

creating exactly the home you imagine is a big project. yet you may find your greatest challenge comes before you can even start. how do you make space for beauty and pretty things? maybe it's nesting for our june babe (although i would argue that i am a natural 'nester') but i have been in full purging, selling online, donating to local charities, giving away to friends/cousins, and organizing mode since the new year began- and it feels really good. i love this new mindset and how our home is slowly beginning to feel- it feels more like us: more cozy, more simple, more intentional. things i used to think we 'needed,' we actually don't- and it's so freeing. as a result, when i go to a store/thrift, i am buying more consciously and more carefully- pieces i really adore.

hosting a baby shower | five tips

letterboard | letterfolk

one of my favorite things to do for my loved ones is to throw small, intimate gatherings - especially to celebrate an upcoming baby. last weekend, my husband and i threw a couple's shower with two other couples for dear friends, who are planning to welcome a baby girl in early may. it was lots of fun and they were so appreciative of everything. most of all, i hope it was memorable! 

here are a few detail photos and some tips i have for hosting:

tiny morning light

"when life gets blurry - adjust your focus."