Wednesday, February 26, 2014

and I'm back... sort of


I had no idea that when I said I was taking a holiday break from posting it would extend to a 2 month hiatus. Somehow my break from blogging and entering my second trimester (MUCH more energy) catapulted me into dream land and I started reevaluating how I want to spend this next season of life. I started thinking a lot about how I spend my time, whether I'm living in my strengths and where I want to go from here. After lots of thought and long conversations with Jim I decided that I needed to take a break from blogging.

As much as I have loved spending that last year and a half sharing with you I know that it is time for me to try a new direction. I am taking different steps in my career and trying to find out how to best navigate this next season of life. Entering mom life is very intimidating! 

That being said, I do want to keep in touch! Over the last month I have been trying out Instragramming what I would normally post on my blog. It has been a ton of fun for me to give a quick update, home or garden tip or recipe but not having to construct an entire blog post. We have been doing tons of home projects (major nesting over here), trying new recipes and planting our garden and I'm Instagramming tips all along the way. For those of you who want to stay in touch I would love for you to follow me over there

Thank you so much for all your support! I am going to keep the blog up for references and in case you want to contact me and keep in touch! 

Best,
Gina

Thursday, December 19, 2013

happy holidays!


I hope you are doing well and enjoying this holiday season! Aside from last minute gifts I know I am forgetting I believe I am finally finished with my Christmas shopping. I am looking forward to Christmas this year and I cannot believe how much Jim and I have to celebrate in the New Year. We are definitely not taking for granted that this will be the last year that we will have any attention at all on Christmas day.

I hope you have wonderful holiday plans ahead of you! We will be traveling a lot Christmas week but will be home for New Years and the week after. I have lots of home projects that I am dieing to do now that I have energy again. I am in full nesting mode! With all that's going on these days I decided to take the rest of the holiday season off from the blog so I can enjoy friends and family. I also have SO much on my mind that I need as much down time as I can find to process what this next season of life will look like for me. I hope you have an amazing holiday season filled with lots of friends, family and delicious food!

xoxo
Gina

Monday, December 16, 2013

coming this june!


I am sorry once again for my lack of posting but now you know why! I have been so sick the past couple months and I am happy to say I am finally feeling better! I am super excited and overwhelmed about our exciting news and I am looking forward to some down time over the holidays to start taking it all in. I hope you are doing well and thanks for bearing with me through this crazy time!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

gift guide 03: for your mom who loves reading on the beach as much as you do and always brings fresh zinnias over to brighten your home


1. Rosemary Thyme and Mint Bath Oil by Ambre Botanicals, 2. Penguin Classics Recovered by Jessica Hische, 3. Globe Terrarium Kit by Terrain, 4. Winding Rose Infinity Scarf by Anthropologie, 5. Wildflower & Fern Hand Cream by Library of Flowers, 6. Bloom Bud Vase by Leif, 7. Turo Necklace by Toast, 8. Merino Wool by Purl Soho 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

diy christmas gift roundup

With all the Christmas shopping I keep wishing I had a free afternoon to knock out a few of the amazing DIY's making their way around the web. Here are a few of my favorites I've come across so far. 






Monday, December 9, 2013

gift guide 02: for your husband who reads tech blogs and plays video games but swears he's not a geek

1. Bluetooth AM/FM Radio by Tivoli, 2. Rover Pack by Topo Designs, 3. Scratch Map from Uncommon Goods, 4. Rap Music Tee from Fab, 5. Stripe Beanie by Poler, 6. Supaboy Portable Console by Hyperkin, 7. Notebook by Rollbahn, 8. Vans Gum Sole Sneaker from Urban Outfitters