The 5 Best Coffee Shops in Carlsbad

best coffee shops in carlsbad california

Tyler and I (and Charlotte) have had a blast exploring San Diego this year.  One of my big goals for the blog is to start documenting our most beloved spots in San Diego now too. And what better way to start than by sharing our picks for the five best coffee shops in Carlsbad?  But first, a back story to explain why we already have so many favorite coffee shops in Carlsbad:  When Tyler and I first started dating, he didn’t drink coffee. At all.  And, of course, he was annoying about it. He’d go on and on about how...

Easy Travel Makeup

Easy Travel Makeup

I shared my travel makeup routine on Instagram Stories a few weeks ago and received a few questions, so I decided to just put it in a blog post.  Since becoming a mom, I’ve had to forcibly abbreviate my “getting ready” routine.  I used to take a leisurely hour to get ready in the morning before work and while we were traveling.  What can I say? I like to sip my coffee while methodically moving through the steps of my morning routine. It’s my favorite way to start the day.  And as you know, we take TONS of pictures when...

In-Flight Listening: Summer 2019

In-Flight Listening

We have Tyler to thank for this post idea.  Every few months, we do an “In-Flight Reading” list, summarizing our favorite reads of the season.  However, Tyler has found himself in the midst of a terrible reading drought. We’ve all been there–no book sounds interesting and you can’t get into anything you pick up. You circle the drain of scrolling Twitter and Instagram until your eyes glaze over. It’s the worst.  I don’t know how to help him. I’ve made book suggestions, scheduled dedicated reading time at night, talked relentlessly about all of the things I’m learning from my latest...

Fall Packing List (courtesy of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale)

Nordstrom anniversary sale

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. Moms everywhere are stocking up on Khiel’s Creme de Corps and every blogger you follow is gearing up to post a swipe up link of the Blank NYC suede jacket in a slightly different shade than last year. I am on a spending freeze this year (house, baby, etc), so instead of adding things to my cart only to delete them a couple hours later, I’ve decided to round up my picks here. I was a little daunted by the task of going through the whole sale (ok...

Camping with a Baby in Yosemite

how to camp with a baby

(Skip the saga and scroll to the bottom if you’re here for the tips for camping with a baby in Yosemite).  Tyler and I have always (usually) been optimistic. We make bold decisions and truly do believe that everything is going to turn out fine.  Most of the time, this optimism is one of our best collective qualities. We try to keep a big picture perspective and work on keeping each other “up” when worry sets in.  When my family invited us to join their summer tradition of camping in Yosemite Valley, I thought, of course we’re going. I had...