Starting a Homeschool Garden

On top of all of our Dallas pick-your-own farm trips last summer, I cajoled Markus for a garden of our very own. Never mind that I knew nothing about gardening and had always found it relatively futile when there was perfectly nice food waiting at the store. Like most of my ideas, my new found…

Shopping Second Hand Online with Evolving Style

From the Editor: My name is Lilly and I’m a clothesaholic. My mother always had me “dressed up” growing up, which fostered a love for “getting dressed” over putting on clothes. Most of how my Mom afforded our outfits was through shopping second hand. When our daughter came along, I was also in love with…

Our Amazon Finds for a Simple, Sustainable Home

Post written by Lilly When we moved into our first home, my priorities for how to feather our nest were based on what guests would see and, in my perception, judge our home’s worthiness on – beautiful furniture, luxurious curtains and many, many fancy knick knacks. Our second home, I started our “new home shopping…

My Secret to Good Hospitality: Having Less

Post Written by Lilly Growing up, one of the biggest dreams for my future adult life was entertaining: hosting parties and holidays in my family home, but more so creating a space where people walked in and out in comfort, with simple hospitality like cold drinks and tasty snacks at the ready. I know, I…

Our Favorite Indoor Fun for Kids & A Living Room Dance Party Playlist!

Post written by Lilly Summer is always connected to being in the great outdoors, which we love to enjoy, but it’s always a process to remember in late July and August how nearly impossible that is in Texas! Just because we’re not outdoors, doesn’t mean we can’t move, connect, create and explore. It definitely takes…

Spotify Morning Mix and Our Morning Hacks

Mornings can be such a challenge. On one hand, there’s so much magic in this space we get to share together as a family before we have to reckon with the outside world. But also, we need to get out the door and be ready to take on the day! I want a pace for…

All You Need is Love: A Beatles Birthday Party

Post Written by Lilly I’m writing to you today from some alternate reality where my tiny surprise-baby miracle-daughter is five years old. For some reason, this was always such a distant future and major milestone for me when she was a baby! Five years old – leaving the entire baby/toddler/preschool phase behind for little girl…

The Glorification of Slow: Documenting Life with B Family Films

Post Written by Lilly My job as a Mom often feels like it boils down to the title of CMM: Chief Memory Maker. I’ve taken on the responsibility of orchestrating and manifesting the collection of memories and joy in our family. I’m the birthday party planner and family vacation concierge. I buy the toys. I…