Young Hearts

Jacket, Shirt, Jewelry: Thrifted | Bag: Topknot Goods | Boots: Free People

Happy Weekend! For us, weekends mean sleeping in, coffee dates, Parks & Rec marathons, and exploring. We went to a great spot, Caffe Streets, that was super cute. We've been there before a couple years ago so it was nice to rediscover another little local cafe. Since being pregnant, coffee doesn't sounds as appetizing as it used to but I'm usually content with a hot chocolate and a couple stolen sips of Tim's coffee!

I'm 28 weeks along and definitely feeling nervous about being in my third trimester! I feel like there's still so much to learn and organize before April. We've gotten our little nursery started and my next step is to find a good birthing class. It's getting so real that we'll have our son in our arms so soon!! I feel so lucky to be on this journey with Tim. If our boy turns out exactly like him, I'll be happy as can be. I can't wait to see them together...it's gonna be something really special. 


Free People Beauty

I realized that I put together this post last summer that I never actually published! It was during my last week of my photo internship at Free People. I've loved having the opportunity to finish school this year and work at the Wicker Park store, but I'm planning on being back in Philly as soon as possible. You just can't beat that home office!

[Originally written August 1, 2014] I think it goes without saying that the Free People home office is one of the most inspiring places ever. Everywhere you look, there’s beautiful product being dreamed up and designed. For me, it’s interesting to get into the world of the ladies and gentlemen who are the heartbeat behind such an inspiring company. This week, I walked around and snapped some photos of desk spaces and nooks. I love how there’s fabric swatches and photos and inspiration boards up everywhere! There is definitely no shortage of beautiful things around this home office I get to call mine for the summer.


Humboldt House

A few of the girls that I work with at Free People told me about this amazing shop called Humboldt House. I decided to check it out last week, and oh man what a gem it is! It's beautifully curated with jewelry, textiles, art, and furniture. It reminded me of Moon & Arrow, my favorite shop in Philadelphia. I love finding amazing stores like these, hidden around town. I know there are a few places in Wicker Park I want to explore. It's snowing in Chicago today, so maybe Tim and I will bundle up, get some warm drinks, and explore. Or maybe we'll just stay cuddled up in our warm apartment, finishing our Harry Potter-reading marathon ;)


Out And About

We've been trying our best to be out and about, exploring our new Chicago neighborhood lately. It's tough when the winds are so bitter cold as winter sets in, but it's always so refreshing to discover new shops, cafes, and restaurants. We've never lived in such a big city, so we're taking full advantage of our opportunities (and free time!) before our baby boy arrives. It's really starting to sink in that he'll be here in three months. Welcoming this new year means welcoming the most life-changing year of our lives. 2014 was absolutely incredible with our adventures and finding out we were expecting, but I think 2015 is going to be the best year yet. Cheers & Happy New Year!


To My Sweet Little Fella

Well, kid. You're doing a great job growing and moving around. My favorite moments this week have been feeling your sweet little kicks when we were at a show and you going from being still to kicking around after I started talking to you, telling you I love you, late one night in bed. Your dad has been able to feel you lots too. It's so special to feel you in there, growing stronger everyday. You've really stolen our hearts already. It's hard to think about anything else than getting to meet you in April. Even in the midst of finals and backaches and head colds, it's all worth it as long as you're happy and healthy in there. We love you, sweetheart.


Little Darling

It's getting cold in Chicago and lots of my clothes are starting to not fit! Good thing I can just bundle up in big sweaters, beanies, and maternity pants all through the winter. Today hasn't been too bad, so I threw on these little overalls with tights and it was just warm enough. Tim and I took a walk around our neighborhood and went shopping at Anthro and Urban Outfitters tonight. It's always so wonderful to have a day off together. I can't wait for my holiday break so we can spend a month and a half relaxing and enjoying the Christmas season together. It's really my favorite.

So we find out if we're having a boy or girl on Wednesday!! I can't believe it! We've been buying lots of gender neutral things, so it'll be nice to go all out for a boy or girl. We've had talks about what we think it is, and it's been fun not knowing...but I'm just excited to call our baby he or she and not "it" haha!

Counting down the days to find out what you are, little darling.


16 Weeks

Well, what a whirlwind it's been the past few months! My hiatus was due to the fact that I'm pregnant! The first trimester was rough in that I was super tired most of the time. So with sleeping as much as possible while going to school and working, this little blog was put on the backburner. But thanks to that wonderful second trimester burst of energy, I'm feeling so much better.

So today I go in for a checkup, and then we get to find out if we're having a boy or girl in a couple weeks!! We've had a few friends throw out their guesses, but Tim and I really don't know! Either way, we're so excited. We've bought lots of little neutral clothes and we're currently in the process of setting up the nursery. It's gonna be a small one, thanks to our little Chicago 1.5 bedroom place! But with a little moses basket, sheepskin rug, and cozy blankets, hopefully our little one will be happy and content in their tiny nursery.