Pleased Friday + Feeling Festive

White Christmas tree with pink ornaments

As of this week I officially have a two year old and a two month old! I also have my Christmas tree up and all of my purchasing accomplished so I fundamentally feel like superwoman. On the other hand, I’ve been wearing the same jeans for five days straight and my hair is in a perpetual state of “high bun” so there’s that. You pick your battles, appropriate?! (Semi-related: I posted on Instagram the other day that I’m super pumped to have a husband who is down with a white tree and pink ornaments. Now that is a true man. Also, if you appear reaaaallllly close at my reflection in the ornaments in that photo, you can see that I had a nursing pillow around my waist when I took the photo. That is glamour, men and women.)

Anyway, just a little Friday check-in to wish you all a happy weekend! Tonight I’m headed to the symphony for a holiday pops concert with my sweet mom, and tomorrow there’s a Christmas parade and tree lighting downtown. All in all a fairly festive weekend, which is exactly how I like it. Leave a comment and let me know what you’re up to for the weekend! xoxo

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Pleased Friday + Items I’m Loving

Feet on Carpet

Things are coming collectively, individuals! Each and every day a small anything new takes place and our home looks a bit more finished. I’ll have a complete update for you subsequent week, but for now just take pleasure in this fairly small carpet that we got from Rug Studio to tide you more than. I’ve been rolling around on it all week (partially because it is the only thing in our house that’s not dusty).

Otherwise, I have some exciting hyperlinks and stuff to get you by way of your Friday! I know you’re sitting at your desk counting down the minutes until you can leave, so how’s about you just let me pass some time for you? You are welcome. xoxo

The Olympics have me watching all of these rhythmic gymnastics videos, and this girl is absolutely bonkers. 

Everybody’s usually like, “But you utilized to be an actress, you cannot be an introvert!” And I’m like, “Read this.”

We ultimately found a solution to fighting over outlets to plug in our cellphones. We win!

Pre-ordered my copy of Ann Shen’s Poor Girls All through History and I. Can’t. Wait.

Been checking out Weeknight Society and it’s brilliant if you dread creating dinner each and every night. Check it.

We’re receiving closer to a child girl name (lastly) and this list of Twitter’s ugly child names is cracking me up! We truly were considering a couple of names on the list – HA! Can you guess which ones?

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Pleased Friday + Life Life Life

Pregnant holding peonies

I hereby present to you our very first photo from the new studio! Yes, it’s just a white wall. But it’s our white wall. With texture and our preferred white paint and electrical outlets in it and almost everything. The work isn’t really carried out in the studio but — we nonetheless need to have to set up flooring just before we can move our gear in — but we’re so close we can TASTE it. So we snuck in the other day to take some test shots and I’m just so excited to begin working in there. The light is gorgeous and it is so spacious and beautiful.

In other news, I’m starting to get that genuinely charming egg-shaped physique that I get when I’m pregnant, also evident in that tiny photo up there.  Baby is kicking me around all day, which is pretty exciting, and I’ve moved on from becoming annoyed about the nausea to becoming annoyed that I’m beginning to get that pregnant lady waddle in my step. But adequate whining! The kid looks healthier and we’re all content (albeit a bit stressed), so we have zero to complain about.

Okay seriously, enough about me. Ugh! I want to hear about you! Tell me one great factor that happened this week so we can celebrate you! And then go have a rad weekend. xoxo

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